Waitlist Registration is now OPEN for January 13, 14, 20 2018 Grad ISW


Waitlist registration is now open for the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) January 13, 14, 20 2018.  The ISW is an internationally recognized program and students receive transcript notation for their participation. In addition, graduate students in STEM departments are eligible to become CIRTL associates upon completion of the workshop.   The ISW is a 3-day intensive workshop that develops participant’s teaching skills and confidence.  It is appropriate for first time teachers or those with years of experience.  Join the thousands of students who have taken this workshop.

IMPORTANT: The workshop runs from 8:15am-5:00pm. Please note you must be able to attend all three days, i.e. the entire 24-hour workshop.  Please find attached the policy for registering in an ISW and an FAQ sheet.

This workshop is always in high demand. To register for the January 13, 14, 20 2018 please go to the following link and sign-up: http://events.ctlt.ubc.ca/events/graduate-instructional-skills-workshop-january-13-14-20-2018/  Waitlist registration will close on Friday at 4:30pm. By clicking this link, you can register for the waitlist, however this does not register you for the workshop. If you are accepted into the workshop, you will be contacted directly by our office.

Please let me know if you have any questions.



Julia Levasseur  Senior Events Program Assistant Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus 1961 East Mall  | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z1 Canada Phone 604 822 0064 julia.levasseur@ubc.ca | @UBC_CTLT http://www.ctlt.ubc.ca/

This Thursday IRES Professional Development Seminar with Speakers: Alaya Boisvert, Ann Rowan, David Boyd, Adriane Carr


IRES Seminar Series

Time: 12:30pm to 1:30pm (every Thursday)

Location: AERL Theatre (room 120), 2202 Main Mall



Abstract: Environmental policies are crafted by governments, but influenced by stakeholders and lobbyists. In this seminar we will talk to a panel of people outside of academia, in both governmental and government relations roles, to learn about what it’s like to build environmental policies from inside and outside the government. 

This seminar will not be filmed.  

Photo credit: marcostetter from flickr/ Creative Commons

 Carlina Kim

Administrative Assistant for Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES)

B.Sc Environmental Sciences

The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus

Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL Building)

Room 428-2202 Main Mall | Vancouver, BC | V6T 1Z4 

Email: carlina.kim@ubc.ca

Website: www.ires.ubc.ca

Call for Nominations: Schmidt Science Fellowships


Attention: current PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, and all faculty who supervise PhD and/or postdoctoral fellows


Call for Nominations: Schmidt Science Fellowships

The Schmidt Science Fellows program is being launched to provide the next generation of leaders and innovators with an exceptional opportunity. Fellows will receive a stipend of $100,000 to support their involvement in two core program components: (i) a full-time, 11+ month postdoctoral research study in a field-leading laboratory, focusing on a discipline in the natural sciences, engineering, mathematics or computing that is different from their existing area of expertise and planned future focus and (ii) a series of four global meetings at the world’s leading academic institutions, interspersed across the duration of the fellowship. To be considered eligible, individuals must have received or expect to receive a PhD in natural sciences (including life, physical, and earth sciences), engineering, mathematics, or computing between May 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. Further information is available at: https://schmidtsciencefellows.org/.

UBC is one of 50 universities that have each been invited to nominate up to five students to an international competition, through which 12 Schmidt Science Fellows will be selected. Each UBC graduate program is invited to submit one nomination (current PhD or postdoctoral fellow) to a university-wide competition. Given the highly competitive nature of this opportunity, graduate programs should nominate only an exceptional individual who will stand out amongst top doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows from around the world.

A complete nomination will consist of the following, submitted as PDF documents attached to a single email, sent to graduate.awards@ubc.ca:

1.     CV of the nominee, including publications (maximum three pages)

2.     statement from nominee (maximum one page), addressing the following two points: (a) alignment with the Schmidt Fellows program – interest in pursuing a year or more of postdoctoral study in a field different from the topic of study for which the nominee received his/her doctorate and (b) collaborative spirit – demonstrated history of effective collaboration with diverse team members.

Nominations must be received no later than 4:00pm Monday 30 October.

Successful nominees will be invited directly by the Schmidt Science Fellows program to submit a full application at a later date.

IOF Seminar – Fish Wars. October 27, 2017. 11:00 am


Fish Wars


Dr. Philippe Le Billon

Professor, Department of Geography and Liu Institute for Global Issues


Jessica Spijkers

PhD student, Stockholm Resilience Centre and James Cook University


Friday, October 27, 2017

11:00 am

AERL Theatre (120)


Conflicts at sea over fisheries is a rising concern. We provide a brief overview of fisheries conflicts, including typologies, escalation patterns, and prevention/resolution mechanisms. We briefly discuss specific case studies associated with territorial disputes, climate change impacts, environmental activism, and the militarization of fishing fleets and enforcement

GPS workshops/Webinars: Live Well to Learn Well + Overcoming Perfectionism + Scholarship Opportunities for Master’s Students


Spots still available for this week’s :

Writing with Integrity, Oct 24, 2 PM | www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16557-writing-integrity

 Know your Strengths, Explore your Options, Design your Degree, Oct 25, 1 PM… how will your top 5 strengths help you in grad school and career planning?
Register by 1PM on Oct 23 (today) to obtain your
free StrengthsFinder assessment code|

 Registration is now open for:

Live Well to Learn Well (#LetsThriveUBC; a Thrive week event)

In person: Tuesday, Oct 31, 10 AM – 12 PM @Thea Koerner House, Register here: www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16247-live-well-learn-well

Webinar: Tuesday, Oct 31, 1 PM – 3 PM PDT, Register here: www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16249-live-well-learn-well-webinar

 Overcoming Perfectionism (#LetsThriveUBC; a Thrive week event)

Thursday, Nov 2, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM @ Thea Koerner House, Register here: www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16169-overcoming-perfectionism

 Scholarship Opportunities for Master’s Students (CGS-M Competition)

In person: Friday, Nov 3, 9 AM – 11 AM @ Thea Koerner House


Webinar: Friday, Nov 3, 2 PM – 3:30 PM PDT


 Visit community.grad.ubc.ca for other opportunities including:

Join a Graduate Student Writing Community! | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4137

Attend a Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) webinar for STEM grad students/postdocs| community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4133

Mapping with Carto Builder, Oct 25, 11:00 AM | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/4099 

Write a Powerful Bio Webinar, Oct 25, 12:05 PM PDT | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/3960

Building Sustainable Communities Forum, Oct 25, 6 PM | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4131

Faculty of Medicine Career Day, Oct 26, 3:30 PM | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4136

SPSS Part I, Nov 1, 10:00 AM | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3992

 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
jacqui.brinkman@ubc.ca | @ubcgradschool