Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop WAITLIST for July 27, 28 & Aug 3, 2019 OPENS JUNE 10!


Waitlist registration for the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) July 27, 28 & Aug 3, 2019 OPENS JUNE 10.  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,
upon successful completion of the workshop, graduate students are eligible to become CIRTL associates.

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 sign up for the July 27, 28 & Aug 3, 2019 ISW WAITLIST please go to the following link:

Waitlist sign up will close on July 24, 2019 at 4:30pmBy clicking this link, you are signing up for the WAITLIST only,  this DOES NOT register you for the workshop. Due to high demand, participants are randomly selected from the waitlist. If you have registered for more than one ISW waitlist, your name will appear more frequently when generating the participant list and you will have a higher chance of being selected for an ISW.

IF you are accepted into the workshop, you will be contacted by our office to confirm your registration. 

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 | @UBC_CTLT



On June 13 enjoy summer with friends

Enjoy a delicious burger or hot-dog while mingling with fellow grad

students. This event is conveniently located on campus in the Thea

Koerner House Front Plaza. Check out the grad student space, relax and

meet some new friends.

Survey deadline extension

A big thanks to the many of you who have taken the time to complete the survey. If you haven’t we’ve extended the deadline for another 14 days.

Why have we extended the deadline?

  • The survey result are one of the most important tools we have to help us direct our advocacy, events and resources to things that matter. This makes getting the most representative sample very important.
  • The results are something that show how the grad student experience changes over time, so we want the best data.

You hope you’ll take 15 minutes to complete the survey. It makes our work for you more effective.

Summer Sports

Softball is underway

The 2019 GSS Summer softball league got underway last night with the Glueballs taking on the Druggers and Sluggers. Even a little light rain wasn’t enough to dampen spirits. Games will be happening every week until the finals on August 21st. You can keep up up to date with results and hopefully some pics HERE

The Graduate Student Society and the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy are looking for participants in focus groups with graduate students in research-based programs to identify challenges and successes that students with disability have been experiencing navigating UBC campus and how they perceive UBC accessibility.
N.B: Any response to or sharing of this post may result in that individual being associated with this study.

GSS Committees

Join a Committee

GSS committees work to enhance graduate student life at UBC. Each focuses on a specific part of the society’s day-to-day operations and allow you to have a say in how we run different parts of our work.

If you’d like to join a committee or for more information, please email

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Upcoming Events

Leveraging your Strengths to Strategize for Success (includes code to complete your StrengthsFinder assessment)| Jun 13 | In-Person : 10 -12 pm| Webinar: 1:30 – 3 pm


Career Development WEBINAR Series (Topics: LinkedIn, Resumes and Cover Letters, Interviews and Negotiating) | starting Jun 18

Grad School Success

Literature Reviews: Analyzing (with NVivo) | Jun 11

Introduction to R for statistical analysis | Jun 12

Annual Research Computing Summer School | Jun 24- 27

Stadium Neighbourhood Update

Over the last 18+ months, UBC has undertaken the Stadium Neighbourhood planning process; an opportunity to shape the University’s next neighbourhood.

Visit the Stadium Neighbourhood project website to learn more and read the June 2019 Stadium Neighbourhood Plan Update which includes a summary of the plan concept, next steps and an FAQ

Volunteer at UBC Climate Hub

The on-campus student initiative UBC Climate Hub is currently accepting volunteer applications for Summer 2019 to assist with a number of positions! A volunteer orientation evening for those interested in becoming involved with Climate Hub will be taking place on June 11.. Please check out the descriptions of roles we are recruiting for, and if something interests you, feel free to fill out an application form. More information on the Facebook page!


LFS Faculty BBQ – Save the Date!


It’s that time of year again when we can all get out of the office, kick back with your colleagues, relax, get some vitamin D and enjoy some BBQ goodies!  You and your family are invited to attend on Thursday, July 11, from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m at the FNH Building Courtyard, 2205 East Mall.

Please mark your calendar and stay tuned for more details.

If you would like to be part of the volunteer team, please contact Rebecca at

LFS Community Meeting – June 20


The next Community Meeting for LFS faculty, staff and students will take place on Thursday, June 20 at the Michael Smith Labs. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019
Refreshments: 1:45-2 pm
Meeting time: 2-3 pm
Location: Michael Smith Labs, Room 101, 2185 East Mall
Click here to add to your Outlook calendar.


  • Associate Dean, What’s new in LFS and Introduction of new employees.
  • Sebastian Gonzalez, Senior Manager-Identity and Access Management from UBC Information Technology will present on the campus-wide initiative “Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)”. MFA is being used to enhance cybersecurity at UBC; the LFS Learning Centre will begin onboarding us to MFA this summer.

Bruce Anderson, Occupational & Research Health & Safety Director from UBC Risk Management, to present “The Role of Supervisors at UBC”. Bruce will discuss the responsibilities of supervisors in creating a culture of safety, and discuss the resources his department has available

Thesis Defense – PhD – AANB


UBC – Faculty of Land and Food System Announces The Oral Examination for the Degree of




Individual Variability in the Feeding Behaviour of Dairy Calves and Goats

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at  9:00 am
350, HR MacMillan, 2357 Main Mall

Latecomers will not be admitted


Chair: Prof Amy Angert (Zoology)

Supervisory Committee:

Research Supervisor: Prof Marina von Keyserlingk  (Applied Animal Biology)

Committee Member: Prof Dan Weary (Applied Animal Biology)

University Examiners:

University Examiner: Prof Colin Brauner (Zoology)

University Examiner: Prof Ronaldo Cerri (Applied Animal Biology)

Everyone is welcome