Graduate Pathways to Success: Assertiveness and Procrastination


Voting for People’s Choice in the International Three Minute Thesis competition is now open at . Watch UBC’s Craig Jones and vote for your favorite before Oct 24th.  #U213MT. 

Please forward the below information to your graduate students.

Registration is now open for:

Assertiveness – Speaking Up for Yourself in Difficult Conversation

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

For more information or to register, please visit:


Breaking Patterns of Procrastination

Thursday, October 27th, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

For more information or to register, please visit:


There is still space available in this week’s sessions:

Statistics I: Data Exploration through Descriptive Statistics and Graphics Tues, Oct 18 | 10.00 AM to 12.00 PM Register at 

Scientific and Technical Writing (a 2 day Mitacs Step workshop) Wed, Oct 19 and Fri, Oct 21 | 9.00AM to 4.30PM (Note: students MUST commit to attending both full days). Register at 

Leveraging your LinkedIn Profile Thur, Oct 20 | 12.30PM to 2.00PM (in-person) | 3.00PM to 4.00PM (webinar)


Please visit the forums for other graduate student opportunities including:

Mon, Oct 17th, 5- 6:30 PM in Thea’s Lounge, What is Consulting? with Boston Consulting Group or

Tues, Oct 18th, 10 AM Copyright for the Classroom

Tues, Oct 18th 7:00 PM The Walrus talks Africa’s Next Generation

Wed, Oct 19th 10 AM – 12:00 PM Literature Reviews – Great Literature Starts Here

Mon, Oct 24th 10 AM – 11:30 AM The 5 Most Frustrating Mistakes that Can Keep You Stuck in Grad School

 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
170 – 6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada
Phone 604 827 4578 | Fax 604 822 5802 | @ubcgradschool



Life Science Research Night – Faculty/Graduate Student Invitation


My name is Che-Min and I am writing to you on behalf of Life Sciences Research Night Planning Committee. We are hosting our 3rd annual Life Sciences Research Night at LSC on Thursday, November 17th, which saw over 400 students and faculty members attend last year.  

A major component of our event is having graduate students and research professors bring their posters for a mingling session where undergraduate students can explore various types of life sciences research occurring at UBC and which ones interest them. We are hoping to extend an open invitation to all active research professors and their graduate students in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems. At the bottom of this email is an invitation we would like you to share with the faculty members and graduate students in your department. If you could forward this draft at your earliest convenience, we would greatly appreciate it.  

Thank you in advance. 

Che-Min Lee
LSRN Planning Committee 


Dear Faculty Members / Graduate Students, 

On behalf of Undergraduate Research Opportunities, we would like to invite you to our 3rd annual Life Sciences Research Night, held in collaboration with six other undergraduate life sciences clubs. A mingling session will take place on the evening of Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 7:15 – 8:30pm. We are inviting you to this session to present your research to the attending undergraduate students. 

The 2016 Life Sciences Research Night hopes to promote undergraduate research and showcase the diversity of life science research at UBC. If you are interested in attending this mingling session, we encourage you to bring a research poster and to reply to this email: to confirm your presence by midnight October 25. Light dinner will also be provided at the event. We hope to see you there! 

Che-Min Lee
LSRN Planning Committee