Doctoral Examination Deadlines for September 2018 Degree Granting


The first of four doctoral examination deadlines for students looking to have their degrees conferred in September is quickly approaching. If there are students in your program who are aiming to complete their programs this summer and have their degrees granted in September then we ask that you make them aware of these upcoming deadlines: 

·         Friday, April 6, 2018 – Nominations for External Examiner form submitted to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

·         Friday, June 1, 2018 – Doctoral dissertation and supporting documentation submitted to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for external examination.

·         Friday, July 27, 2018 – Last day for final doctoral oral examinations.

·         Friday, August 17, 2018 – Acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

 Students who are hoping to complete their programs this summer and qualify to have their degrees granted in September, but are concerned about their ability to meet any of the above deadlines should contact the Doctoral Exams team as soon as possible at 

Students and supervisors looking for information on the doctoral examination process will find a number of additional tools and resources on our website:

·         Final Doctoral Examination Guide

·         Doctoral Deadlines

·         Doctoral Examination Planning Tool and Checklist



Justin Holme

Assistant Doctoral Exams Coordinator | Office of the Dean | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus

Phone 604 822 5681 | Fax 604 822 5802

170 – 6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z2

Posting – CC Adaptation Researcher (Agriculture)


Posting – CC Adaptation Researcher (Agriculture) – 20 March 2018 

The Ministry of Agriculture is hiring another climate adaptation co-op for an 8-month term in Victoria, starting in May (application closing date April 2nd). I filled this position last year (Sept 2016 – April 2017) and got a lot out of the experience. 

Can you distribute this call as well as the attachment? I am glad to answer any questions about my experience, or any questions can be sent directly to Ian McLachlan (manager of the climate action team). 



Susanna Klassen

, M.Sc, A.Ag 

PhD Student, Liu Scholar
Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability & The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm
University of British Columbia
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John McNeill Excellence in Health Research Mentorship special lecture April 18


***Forwarded on behalf of Charlotte Lawson, Development and Alumni Engagement Director, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences***

Please could you share with the UBC Health Faculties/Departments the poster promoting the special lecture on April 18 by Dr. Varcoe in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. We welcome Faculty and grad students from outside Pharm Sci to join us.

With thanks, Charlotte

Charlotte Lawson, MA Ed
Director | Development and Alumni Engagement | Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
The University of British Columbia
6519 – 2405 Wesbrook Mall | Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
Phone 604.822.1328 |

Why Mentorship is Good for your Health and ideas for how to get there

Dr. Colleen Varcoe, PhD RN
Professor, School of Nursing
University of British Columbia
2017 John McNeill Excellence in Health Research
Mentorship Award

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 12:00 noon

Robert Sindelar Seminar Room3340
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC, 2405WesbrookMall

Attracting high calibre trainees and colleagues to deepen and extend your research is critical to success as an academic, yet recruiting cannot become a mercenary, self-serving endeavor. My program of research in ameliorating the risks and health effects of violence, including cultural safety, harm reduction, and trauma- and violence-informed care, is not a “sexy” area which attracts many students and scholars.

The John McNeill Excellence in Health Research Mentorship Award prompted me to systematically analyze what has worked, and what I might have done differently to amplify my success and wellbeing earlier. In this talk, I will share my strategies to engage and propel highly qualified, productive, competitive postdoctoral fellows, doctoral students and colleagues.

Applications open for the Certificate Program in Advanced Teaching and Learning


The Certificate Program in Advanced Teaching and Learning is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 cohort. This one-year teaching development program is designed to supports graduate students’ expertise in teaching and learning. The program consists of cohort meetings, a practicum, and mentoring.

The program runs from September 2018¬–September 2019 and is open to all UBC graduate students who have completed an Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) and will remain graduate students until November 2019.

The deadline to apply is April 15, 2018 at 8AM. To learn more about the program and apply, visit the CTLT website. If you have any questions, please contact


Julia Levasseur
Senior Events Program Assistant
Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
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Phone 604 822 0064 | @UBC_CTLT

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Job Opportunity – BC Egg Marketing Board


BC Egg is one of BC’s leading sustainable agriculture organizations. We are looking for a smart, self-motivated, dynamic person to take on the role of Producer Liaison Officer (PLO). Are you a fast thinker who loves detail? Great with people and administratively strong? Passionate about feeding people and food production in British Columbia? If this describes you then consider applying to this eggciting opportunity!

Resumes should be forwarded to Joey Aebig (Manager, Operations and Logistics) at 

Thank you for posting this and we look forward to possible candidates.

Operations_PLO_Revised Oct 2017​​​​

Erin Duetta

Manager, Finance



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