February Workshops for International Students


WORKSHOP INFO – for International students


Working while you study (Working On and Off Campus, Co-op work Permits) workshop

Tuesday, January 23 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


Are you currently studying at UBC and have some spare time to work? Do you know the requirements for working on and off campus? Did you know to complete a program required work placement or internship you need to have a co-op work permit?


So you’ve Been Accepted? Applying for Your Co-op Work Permit 

Thursday, February 1, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


This interactive session will give you detailed instructions on how to apply for your internship/co-op work permit, timelines to consider and tips on how maintain your documents.


Spousal/Partner Work Permits: Eligibility, Application Process and More  

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


Are you an international student whose spouse would like to work in Canada during your studies? This session will provide you with an overview of the Canadian immigration requirements and how to apply for and maintain the spousal/partner open work permit.


Extending and Maintaining Your Study Permit at UBC

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


Do you know that your study permit requires you to actively pursue studies? As an international student at UBC, it’s important to have and maintain required immigration documents while you study. The session will prepare you with detailed knowledge of impacts of immigration requirements on taking a break, studying part-time or working during your studies. Clear application processes will be discussed about how to extend your study permit and temporary resident visa, if applicable.


Working and Studying: What is Possible for International Students?

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


Have an exciting upcoming job offer, required internship/co-op placement or exploring your options to gain Canadian work experience during your studies? This session will leave you with a strong understanding of how to make this possible – learn about eligibility criteria, permitted hours, location of work and types of immigration documents that are available to international students.


Friedman Award for Scholars in Health


Attached please find a poster for the 2018 Friedman Award for Scholars in Health competition. This award provides funding to graduate students or medical residents so that they can pursue a learning opportunity to further their career or to bring new perspectives to the education they have already received. Please distribute and/or post as appropriate and note the following key dates: 

·         Information session: Wednesday, January 24, 2018

·         Application deadline: Friday, February 23, 2018 

With thanks,


Junnie Cheung
Graduate Awards Manager
Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies | Office of the Dean and Vice-Provost
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
170-6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada
Phone 604 822 9546
https://www.grad.ubc.ca | https://www.postdocs.ubc.ca

Free Event at The Vancouver Aquarium | Tuesday 23rd January 7pm


Ocean Matters Lecture | Uncharted Perspectives on Our Oceans and Climate Change

What: Lecture Series (every 4th Tuesday of the month) exploring how all aspects of modern society affects, and is affected by, climate change and our oceans. We concentrate on significant, but under-reported aspects of sustainability and climate change, exploring the social, cultural, political and biological factors that influence the world’s ecosystems, oceans and climate.

January Title:  Seeking Justice Amidst Complexity: Sea Otters, Poachers, Kelp, and Coastal Communities

January Speaker: Kai Chan, Professor at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at University of British Columbia (chanslab.ires.ubc.ca/people/chan/)

When: Tuesday 23rd January 2018 | 7pm

Ticket Price: Free, but registration is encouraged at vanaqua.org/oceanmatters

Where: The Vancouver Aquarium, 845 Avison Way, V6G 3E2

Web: www.vanaqua.org/oceanmatters

If you want any more information about either event email Ruth ruth.sharpe@ocean.org

Use of Degree Status Designations – statement for students


 Use of degree status designations


www.grad.ubc.ca » current students » student responsibilities » academic honesty and standards » use of degree status designations
It is a matter of academic integrity that students, both current and former, correctly represent their degree program status and credentials. These guidelines are provided to help inform students of the appropriate ways in which to represent themselves. Students should not use designations that are not officially sanctioned by the University nor should they use acronyms that might be misunderstood by members of the general public who are not well-versed in academic requirements.
Students in master’s programs should not identify themselves as degree candidates (e.g., MA candidate) because candidacy is not an officially recognized degree program status at the master’s level while it is at the doctoral level. The appropriate designation is to merely identify as a student (e.g., MASc student in Geophysics).

Students in doctoral programs (viz., EdD, DMA, PhD) may identify themselves as degree candidates only when they have been officially advanced to candidacy (by completing all required coursework, passing the comprehensive examinations, and having an approved dissertation proposal), and not before. This degree program status should be expressed in words (e.g., EdD candidate, PhD all-but-dissertation) and not using acronyms that might be misunderstood by non-academics. In particular, acronyms such as PhD(c) or PhD (ABD), for example, should not be used as they could be mistaken for a conferred degree with some specialization.

Former students who have not earned their credential may identify themselves as former students (e.g., former UBC PhD student in Neuroscience), but should not give any indication that they maintain any current degree status.

Qualitative Research Community of Practice – this Thursday, Jan. 18th at 3:00 pm!


Are you conducting qualitative research? Would you like to meet with other qualitative researchers from across UBC to discuss paradigms, methods, analysis and writing?

If so, join our qualitative research community of practice!

Meeting time and place: 180 MCML, 3:00 pm, 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month.

Next meeting: This Thursday, Jan. 18 at 3:00 pm! Topic: Self-study methodology, presented by Colin Dring.
Please see the attached readings and some notes from Colin: The Pinnegar reference is lengthy, but will act as a resource for folks. The LaBoskey one is shorter and unpacks the material concisely, the other one is an example of self-study application (See methodology section). I’ve also attached a handout outlining some of the key concepts and ideas for discussion. If folks have other questions, we can dive into those too!

Self-Study Methodology Handout Discussion Guide
Develop community engaged scholars – doctoral education Harvard 2016

self-study methodology

Labosky 2004 methodology and theory of self study

Please email Katie at katie.koralesky@alumni.ubc.ca with questions or to confirm attendance.

We hope to see you there!

Thank you Lia!