Info Session – NEW ECE Certifications


With the recent commitment to universal childcare in British Columbia, there is a need for qualified Early Childhood Educators.

UBC’s Faculty of Education is offering a program of courses that would lead to the BC Early Childhood Education (ECE) Assistant and Basic Certificates. These credentials are required by the Ministry of Children and Family Development to work in early childhood settings in BC. Upon completion of the courses in the program, graduates apply to the Early Childhood Education Registry for certification.

We encourage you or faculty, staff and students of the Faculty of Land and Food Systems to join us for a free webinar to learn about the program application process, deadline, fees, requirements, and more. Program advisor Dr. Iris Berger will be available after the presentation to answer any questions.

BC Early Childhood Education Assistant & Basic Certificate Programs: FREE INFORMATION SESSION!

Thursday, July 5, 2018 | Online

3:45-4:00pm | Introductions & Greetings

4:00-5:30pm | Presentation and Q&A

(Pacific Standard Time)

Reserve Your Spot!

Can’t make this event? The webinar will be recorded and made available online at

Thanks very much,


Abby Blinch, MA

Manager, Marketing & Communications

Faculty of Education | Professional Development & Community Engagement The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus

1304 – 2125 Main Mall | Vancouver, BC | V6T 1Z4 | @UBC_PDCE

Summer Hikes and Shakespeare

Join the GSS at Bard on the Beach July 14th
We’re organizing a special trip to see Shakespeare’s classic comedy As You Like in the beautiful setting of Vanier Park. This joyful production is a tribute to love, laughter and music. Set in the 1960’s it features 25 classic Beatles songs.

It’s a ton of fun.The cast’s performances of the songs are great, as is the lovingly recreated 1960’s setting. There’s even an onstage All-Star Wrestling event before the show.


Hike Eagle Bluffs with the GSS
Only July 28th  we’re off to Cypress Provincial Park to hike to Eagle Bluffs! It’s a 4 hour (round trip) intermediate hike that offers a spectacular view of Vancouver. On exceptionally clear days one can see as far as Vancouver Island to the west and even the snowy slopes of Mount Baker to the south.



You will need boots or runners with good tread and support – NO CONVERSE OR SANDALS! Bring at least 1 litre of water and snacks or lunch to enjoy at the bluffs. The views alone are worth the effort



Hear from our new execs
Our new executive team have been in post for just over six weeks. Find out a some more about them. How they came to study at UBC and what they hope to achieve with the GSS. We’ll be adding more content throughout the summer


   The GSS says thank-you
On June 27th the GSS welcomed graduate program administrators from across campus for a special thank-you lunch in Thea’s Lounge. This is our chance to thank these staff for the tremendous work they do in supporting graduate students on campus and a chance to get their feedback on what more the GSS can do for the graduate student community

Community Announcements
Scholarship and Award Opportunities for Graduate Students

Tues, July 10


Check out  for other opportunities including:


Volunteer with UBC’s Office of Regional and International Community Engagement (ORICE)

ORICE is happy to announce new volunteer position openings for our Action Team. This team will play an important role for the unit by supporting the organization of its annual Global Development Symposium and Winter I term speaker series on themes related to the Sustainable Development Goals. The ORICE Action Team will work alongside the staff in the office and the Student Leadership team to ensure the successful implementation of the events, prepare materials for promotional information, liaise with speakers and provide logistical support for the events.

More information

LFS Grad Student Presidential Election Results


Hi All,

The people have spoken (34 people to be exact), and Katie Koralesky has been elected as the LFS Graduate Student Council President with 74% of the vote.

Congratulations to Katie, and a big thank you to all who participated in this election.


Justin Falardeau

Faculty of Land and Food Systems Graduate Student Council

Doctoral Examination Rooms & Programmes


This message is being sent on behalf of Susan Porter, Dean and Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Re: upcoming changes related to doctoral final examinations.

Summer Exam Room Availability

Unfortunately, the Graduate Student Centre will once again be undergoing renovations this summer that will make our doctoral examination rooms unsuitable for exams. We have been able to reserve two rooms in the Anthropology and Sociology Building (6303 North West Marine Drive; rooms 202 and 207) for defenses from July 13th to August 30th, and these can be booked through the G+PS Doctoral Exams Office in the usual way.

I’d also like to encourage programs to consider holding their students’ defenses in their own spaces. Guidance on room requirements and responsibilities is available on our website at

Fall Exam Room Availability

Building construction in the Graduate Student Centre will continue into the fall and may continue to affect the suitability of our doctoral examination rooms. From August 31st onward, we will no longer have access to the rooms in the Anthropology and Sociology Building, and there may be days or weeks when, depending on the construction schedule, our rooms in the G+PS building will also be unavailable. In the absence of these rooms, programs will need to book and to hold their defences in their own spaces or elsewhere on the UBC campus or at one of the UBC-affiliated research sites. We are very sorry about this unpredictability, and will do our utmost to ensure that the exams are run as smoothly as possible.

Examination Programme Requirement Lifted

Due to questions as to the usefulness of the paper examination programmes provided to the examining committee at the defence, we have decided not to require that students submit a completed programme to our office. However, students, research supervisors, or graduate programs are still welcome to create and distribute a program should they wish to do so. For those seeking guidance, a template is available on our website at

GPS Info Session & Webinar: Scholarships & Awards + CSIC Resumes, Mitacs Proj Mgmt & Career Plan


Subject: GPS Info Session & Webinar: Scholarships & Awards + CSIC Resumes, Mitacs Proj Mgmt & Career Plan

2018-07-10 – GraduatePathwaystoSuccess-Scholarship + Award Opportunities2018-07-10 – Connections Cafe

GPS Info Session & Webinar: Scholarships & Awards + CSIC Resumes, Mitacs Proj Mgmt & Career Plan


Registration opens at 9:00 AM for:

Scholarship and Award Opportunities for Graduate Students | Tues, July 10

In-person (10 AM – 12 PM @Thea’s Lounge):

Webinar: (1:30 – 3 PM):


Check out for other opportunities including:

Industry-Ready Resumes, today, June 25, 1-2 PM @Brock Hall

Realist Approach to Research |

Mitacs @Robson Square (Entrepreneurship Jun 27, Proj Mgmt 1 July 11,12 & Career Plan July 19&20)  |

Literature Review Workshop, Jul 6 |

Grad Connections Café Coffee Social, Jul 10, 4:30 – 6, the NEST Loft |


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