LFS 3Minute Thesis (3MT) heat and training sessions


Reminder: The LFS heat for the 3MT will be Friday March 6th from 12-2 in MSL 102.  Please register for the heat on this page. http://lc.landfood.ubc.ca/2015/02/06/3-minute-thesis-3mt-2015/

The will be a training session this Friday Feb 20th at 11am in MCML 180.  Future practice sessions will be Wednesday Feb 25 from 2-4pm and Monday March 2nd 1-3.

If you would like to attend the training sessions or would like more information please let the LFS Learning Centre know (cyprien.lomas@ubc.ca).

Cyprien Lomas, Ph.D.
Director, Learning Centre and Assistant Dean, Learning Technologies
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
University of British Columbia

604 822 0935



This is your chance to grow as a leader, gain valuable professional development and build essential soft skills. Run for a GSS Student Executive position! We are accepting nominations until February 26, 2015. Need to break out of your research mode? Check out Whistler Trip 2.0, learn tennis, or cheer the Vancouver Whitecaps on at an upcoming game.
Need help with your tax return? Learn the basics at a GSS-hosted workshop or sign up for an appointment with the UBC Tax Assistance Clinic for Students.

GSS Student Leadership Opportunities
Grow as a Leader! Being a GSS Student Executive is an exciting opportunity for personal growth while enhancing your experience at UBC:
• Gain valuable professional development
• Improve your communications skills
• Build essential leadership and management skills
• Experience running an organization
Run for a GSS Student Executive position! We’re accepting nominations for the GSS Elections 2015 until February 26, 2015 at 4pm. Good luck!
All Candidates Debate Thu., Mar. 5, 6pm: Come and learn about the candidates’ platforms and their discussion on important student issues. RSVP

GSS Social and Recreational
Tax Return DIY for Grads Workshop Tue., Feb. 24, 6-8pm, GSS Thea’s Lounge, UBC: Lost in the Canadian tax system? Bring your laptop and learn the easy steps of preparing your tax return and filing it online. FREE!
Whistler Trip 2.0 Sat., Mar. 7, 2015: Get your skis and snowboards out, and join us for another exciting day in our own winter wonderland. Registration deadline: Thu. Feb 26, 2015.
Tennis Class (Beginner / Intermediate) Mar. 24–Apr. 21, 2015 (Tuesdays) / Mar. 27–Apr. 24, 2015 (Fridays), UBC Tennis Centre.
GSS Kick It With The Whitecaps Sat., Mar. 28, 3pm-8pm, BC Place: Mingle with fellow grad students and cheer the Vancouver Whitecaps on as they take on their Cascadia region rivals, the Portland Timbers.

GSS Catchup
Transportation and Transit Plebiscite On Mar. 16-29, Metro Vancouver will vote on a 0.5% increase to PST dedicated to the Mayors’ Transportation and Transit Plan. Register as a voter, and have your say on the matter!

Out and About

Lunar New Year Events at UBC Now until Mar. 5: Celebrate the Year of the Sheep with your UBC family! Lion dance, Asian food sale, paper cutting activity, and more!

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
― Thomas A. Edison

– Karen, for your GSS

Graduate Pathways to Success Session: Skills of Communication (Mitacs)


Join the UBC graduate student online community to view an event calendar as well as career and volunteer opportunities https://community.grad.ubc.ca/
Registration is now open for:

Skills of Communication (Mitacs)
Wednesday, February 25th, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
For a complete session description, please see https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/12183-skills-communication
To register, visit https://www.surveyfeedback.ca/surveys/wsb.dll/s/1g3d92

Three Minute Thesis: To present in a heat, see the schedule at http://3mt.grad.ubc.ca/schedule/ .
Miss the ‘Strategies for Presenting your Thesis in 3 Minutes’ webinar? View it online at: https://ca-sas.bbcollab.com/p.jnlp?psid=2015-02-04.1427.M.BA1BC2457C7AB1CD7720E4BFA64A40.vcr&sid=2011438

St. John’s College PhD connections lunch for 1st year PhD Students. Topic: ‘Effective Supervisory Relationships’
Friday, March 6th, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM *free* (normally $5)
To register, visit http://stjohns.ubc.ca/phd-connections/

There is still space available in this week’s Introduction to Interacting with the Media:
Tuesday, February 17th, 9:30 – 11:00 AM
For a complete session description, please see https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/12622-introduction-interacting-media
To register, visit https://www.surveyfeedback.ca/surveys/wsb.dll/s/1g3d91

Please let me know if you have questions.
Thank you,

Jacqui Brinkman
Manager, Graduate Pathways to Success Program | Office of the Dean | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
Phone 604 827 4578 | Fax 604 822 5802
170 – 6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z2
jacqui.brinkman@ubc.ca | www.grad.ubc.ca