GPS Updates: Thesis Bootcamp, Non-Academic Career Search & Industry-Ready Resumes via webinar and more


Need to protect time to get some writing done?  There are still seats still available for this week’s:

Thesis Boot Camp | Thu, Jul 26 | 10 AM – 4 PM

For details and to register:


Check out for other opportunities including:

ONLINE webinars: The Art of Saying No (July 19) and How to Navigate the Academic Job Market (starts Jul 26)

ONLINE webinar: Industry-Ready Resumes Jul 25 |

Tips and Tricks for Formatting your Thesis, Jul 27 |

Volunteer for Innovation OnBoard (e@UBC start-up program), apply by Aug 15 |

Become a research mentor for an undergrad

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

BPI Seminar Series – Dr. Kristiina Oksman – Bionanomaterials and Their Use in Composites



BPI Seminar Series 

You are invited to attend 

Bionanomaterials and Their Use in Composites 

Dr. Dr. Kristiina Oksman

Chair Professor and Director of Composite Center,Sweden

Luleå University of Technology Laboratory


Wednesday, July 18th

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. 

Faculty of Forestry (FSC)  – 2424 Main Mall – Room 1001








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Free Lecture At The Vancouver Aquarium – Humans, Rising Sea Levels and the Fraser River Estuary | Ocean Matters July Lecture


Humans, Rising Sea Levels and the Fraser River Estuary | Ocean Matters July Lecture

Tuesday, 24-Jul-2018 @ 7pm (doors 6.30pm)

BC’s Fraser River Estuary is under immense threat from both climate change and human activities. This wetland is a biodiversity hotspot that is vital habitat for a large number of plants and animals, including millions of migrating Pacific salmon and shorebirds.

Since 1827, human activities have caused the disappearance and degradation of these important fish and wildlife habitats. This continues today, with even more development, pollution, industrial activities and spread of invasive species. However, in the 21st century sea-level rise is likely to pose an even greater danger, unless we do something to protect this incredible ecosystem.

In this talk, Eric Balke will tell us about his work protecting the Fraser River Estuary, and his research into ways we can protect it against both present and future threats.

The Speaker

Eric Balke is the Coordinator of the South Coast Conservation Land Management Program. He manages a portfolio of conservation lands as part of a partnership with the B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, Ducks Unlimited Canada, The Nature Trust of British Columbia, and the Canadian Wildlife Service/Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Can’t make it to The Aquarium? You can watch the livestream on the Vancouver Aquarium YouTube channel!

Price: Free, but register here to guarantee your seat
Accessibility: This event will be ASL signed and is wheel-chair accessible
Location: The Vancouver Aquarium
Livestreaming?: Yes!! On the Vancouver Aquarium YouTube Channel

For more information see

If you have any questions please let me know.

Many Thanks,


Ruth Sharpe, PhD
Manager of Public Programs
D 604 659 3497