Climate Art Competition – AMS, SEEDS and USI


AMS Sustainability, the SEEDS Sustainability Program, and the University Sustainability Initiative have partnered to bring you a Climate Art Competition!

Winning art submissions will receive a $500 honorarium, as well as have their design fully funded and installed in the AMS Nest and CIRS Buildings!

Use your imagination to design an art piece that engages the UBC Community on issues of climate change and climate justice. The piece should capture the attention of the general public at UBC and communicate a message related to climate change and/or climate justice, with the aim of inspiring further involvement in climate action. The piece should attempt to get people to think about climate change in a different way or through a different lens.


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 19th, 2018, 11:59PM. Late submissions will not be accepted.


The two winners will be selected through a weighted process of both public voting and a community panel made up of students, faculty and staff. You will have a chance to work with architects and faculty members to ensure feasibility as well as the installation of the piece. For any additional questions please contact Sally Lin at

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop WAITLIST REGISTRATION is now OPEN for November 3, 4, 10 2018


Waitlist registration is now open for the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) November 3, 4, 10 2018.  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. 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.    

IMPORTANT: The workshop runs from 8:15am-5:00pm. Please note you must attend all three days for the complete duration of the workshop, i.e. the entire 24-hour workshop. 

This workshop is always in high demand. To register for the November 3, 4, 10 2018 ISW please go to the following link and sign-up:  

Waitlist registration will close on Friday October 5 at 4:30pmBy 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 after registration closes.  

Elisa Herman
Events Assistant
Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
214-1961 East Mall  | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z1 Canada
Phone: 604 827 4871 |

GPS Update: Establishing yourself as an Expert through Strategic Communication + More!


Please forward the information below to your graduate students: 

Registration is now open for:

Establishing yourself as an Expert through Strategic Communication

Wed, Oct 3 | 10 – 11:30 AM @Thea Koerner House

Event and registration details:  

Check out for other opportunities including:

Himalayan Photo Exhibition by PhD student @Forest Sciences Centre, Sept 22 – Oct 5 |

Employers on Campus events (Sept 25 – 28) Communications Security Establishment, Ledcor, Rotman School of Management. For date/time info see

Advanced Policy Analyst Program, to work with Federal Government (info session), Sept 25 |

Industry Ready Resumes for Grad Students, Sept 25 |

SPSS Workshop, Sept 26 |

Best Practices in Research Data Management, Sept 26 |

R Study Group @Koerner Library, Sept 26 |

Advancing Urban Sustainability Conference @UBC, Sept 27 |

Building Biotech (A Student Biotechnology Network event) – spots still available, Sept 27 |

Citation Management workshop (Mendeley and Zotero), Sept 28 |

Graduate & Professional Schools Fair 2018, Sept 28 |

 Thank you,


Jacqui Brinkman, MSc
Director of Graduate Student Professional Development
Office of the Dean | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | 
Musqueam Traditional Territory
170 – 6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada
Phone 604 827 4578 | Fax 604 822 5802 | @ubcgradschool