Help plan a new space for graduate students in Koerner Library!


Dear UBC Graduate Students, 

Help plan a new space for graduate students in Koerner Library! 

UBC Library is re-developing two upper floors in Koerner Library into a Research Commons.  The plans include a large work space reserved for graduate student use.   

We invite you to attend a one-hour focus group to inform the layout, facilities, and furnishings of this new space.  To participate please indicate your availability at

We look forward to hearing your preferences for this graduate-focused space. 


Anne Olsen, MLIS
Head, Walter C. Koerner Library | UBC Library
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
1958 Main Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada
Office: 604 822 3018 | Mobile: 604 445 9601 | @LibarinaAnne | Pronouns: she/her/hers

UBC Vancouver is located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people


Upcoming CERC Seminar at UBC Engineering


CERC will be holding a seminar on the 19th of March.

We would love it if you could forward this message to all the students in your departments.

Date:                     March 19, 2018

Time:                    12:00 PM

Location:             Room 202 – 2360 East Mall, Vancouver BC (Chemical and Biological Engineering Building)

Title:                     The B.C. Low Carbon Fuel Standard

Speaker:              Dr. Michael J. Rensing, Director of Low Carbon Fuels Electricity and Alternative Energy Division, BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

*Light lunch will be provided!

Thank you so much for your help.


Grace Yang

MFRE Friday Seminar – March 16: Jeff Carmichael


MFRE Speaker Series 

Speaker: Jeff Carmichael

Topic: Toujours Pret: Economics and Other Tools for the Utilities World

Date & Time: Friday, March 16th, 3:30 PM

Venue: MCML 160 

About the Speaker:

Jeff Carmichael has a Ph.D. in environmental economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He manages the Utility Research and Innovation team at Metro Vancouver, where he has worked for 10 years on wastewater and water research, energy recovery, climate change, and sustainability issues. He is also a volunteer committee member with the BC Water and Wastewater Association. Prior to that he spent several years as a Research Associate at the Sustainable Development Research Institute at UBC, working on sustainability and climate change issues as well as water management concerns in the Okanagan. 

All are welcome! 

Best regards,


Shristee Rahman  MFRE
Educational Researcher
Land and Food Systems | Master of Food and Resource Economics
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
348A-2357 Main Mall | Vancouver British Columbia | V6T 1Z4 Canada




It’s almost time to elect our 2018-2019 GSS Executive
Join us for the All-Candidates debates
Meet the candidates, ask questions that matter to you about Graduate Student life and enjoy some free pizza. The On-campus debate will be held on March 13th and the Off-campus debate on March 15th. See you there!

AGM (Annual General Meeting)
Calling ALL graduate students!
On March 14 the society will hold the AGM and invites all the UBC Grad students to vote and make collective important decisions for the society. We will also be giving out awards to some of the people who’ve contributed the most to the GSS this year.

AMS and GSS: Meditation Event
Feeling overwhelmed with projects and exams?
The GSS in collaboration with the AMS is bringing you this free Meditation Session on March 20th so you can de-stress and cultivate the inner calm!

Sexual Assault and Prevention Intervention Training- II Workshop
How does sexual violence affect Graduate Students?
Please join us in this focused workshop to be facilitated by your fellow Grad Students on March 24th. Define what constitutes sexual assault. Understand what consent means. Learn how to be a positive bystander before, during, and after the incident

Eat Well to Live Well
Celebrate Nutrition Month with us
Interested in learning about nutrition and healthy eating while socializing with your fellow Graduate Students over some nutritious, delicious food? The Graduate Student Society and the Graduate Wellness Team have teamed up to create a special evening on March 28th, centered around delicious food, making new friends, and learning how nutrition can affect your wellbeing.

Community Announcements
The BC government is currently asking residents about what should be included in a new poverty reduction strategy and the student voice is crucial to this process. This feedback will be recorded, compiled and submitted to the BC government by March 30th. More information
International students, thinking about a career in Canada? Join us at UBC’s annual networking event for international students on March 20th. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with UBC alumni who were previously international students and build your confidence in networking.
Million Dollar Med$: exploring Canadians’ access to life-saving medicines. What if you couldn’t get medicine for yourself or someone you love? On March 23rd Join Global Reporting Centre founder and journalist Peter Klein as he discusses the Million Dollar Med$ project and its investigation of the impact of rare diseases on Canadian families and how Canada can increase access to treatments that could save lives.

Access and Diversity is currently hiring UBC students for a new on-campus accessibility shuttle service. Please log in to UBC Careers online to see details about part-time Driver-Dispatcher positions:

Help us make our campus a safer place. Join Campus Security in a “town hall” style meeting on April 12. Campus Security are making some big changes and we want your input on how to improve campus safety. We will be hosting a town hall style session with our campus stakeholders (you!) to discuss Campus Security strategies.

The UBC Sustainability Scholars Summer 2018 Program has several positions open for graduate students in a variety of areas including forestry, engineering, regional planning, architecture, science, applied science, business and more. Each position is for a total of 250 hours over the summer (part-time), for which the successful candidate will receive $5250.

The third UPEI Multidisciplinary Graduate Research Conference will be held August 9 and 10, 2018 at the University of Prince Edward Island. Students in graduate programs across Canada are invited to submit a presentation abstract by April 13, 2018 to

GPS Events: Plan your Doctoral Exam + Thesis Submission + Productive Teams + Applying for Grants (community-based research)


Registration is now open for: 

Submitting your Thesis

Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

In-person session: 9:30 – 10:30 am @ Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road, Point Grey Campus

Details and registration: 

Webinar: 1:00 – 2:00 pm Online

Details and registration:


The Steps to Planning your Doctoral Exam

Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

In-person session: 10:45 am – 12:00 pm @ Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road, Point Grey Campus

Details and registration:

Webinar: 2:15 – 3:30 pm Online

Details and registration:


Essentials of Productive Teams (Mitacs Training)

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | 9 am – 5 pm

Location: Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road, Point Grey Campus

Details and registration:  


Applying for a Grant (For those applying for grants involving community-based research)

Date: Friday, March 23, 2018 | 3 – 5 pm

Location: Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road, Point Grey Campus

Details and registration:


Power, Politics and Positionality (PhDs Go Public Series)

Friday, March 16, 2018, 5:30-7:00PM

Location: C400 Room, UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street

Details and registration: 


Graduate Career Exploration Series: Consulting

Thursday, March 22nd, 5:30 – 7:00

Location: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

Details and registration:


Check out for other opportunities including:

Career Advising for Grad Students, Mar 15 |

Canadian Immigration Pathway Info Session, Mar 19 |

Boston Consulting Group Connection, Mar 19 |

Startup How-To Sessions |

2018 Young Champions of the Earth, apply by Apr 2 |

Canadian Association for Graduate Students Conference – Submit your proposal by Apr 30 |

Online Career Conference for PhDs, May 5 & 12 |


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