All’s Well That Ends Well

Enjoy this exciting new production of  Shakespeare’s classic play with the GSS

This new production is set in India during the waning days of British occupation and the cusp of Indian independence. Helena, a privileged young Indian woman, secretly loves Bertram, an officer in the British Army.  Cultural, social and political barriers stand between them – but Helena doesn’t give up, and her journey takes her into the heart of her own culture and identity as this tumultuous love story unfolds against a backdrop of dramatic societal change.


Your Last Chance to Complete the GSS Survey

The GSS Survey Closes today

  • The survey results 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.


Softball is in full swing…

2019 softball is well underway. In week 2. Last year’s champions the  Commerce Cubs got off to a winning start against Microballology and there were also wins for the Glueball and Psychotics. You can keep up to date with pics and results on our Facebook page.

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
Proposed Policy Changes
The GSS is proposing a number of changes to policies to be considered at the at the next GSS Council Meeting on June 20th.

  • Appendix VI, Council Agenda
  • Policy 8.8.2, Ex Officio members of the Services Committee
  • Policy 15.1.4, Names of Advocates
  • Policy16, Capital Projects Improvement Fund


Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Upcoming Events

  • Registration is now open for: Foundations of Project Management I (Mitacs Training, 2 days)| June 18 & 19 | 9 – 5 pm. Event and Registration details: here
  • Designing to Succeed in Graduate School and Beyond | June 20 | In-Person: 9:30 am – 12 pm, Register here | Webinar: 1 – 2:30 pm, Register here
  • Check out for other opportunities including: Career Graduate Academic Assistantships,


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! 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!


Debakan Scholar Seminar on June 19


Dr. Sliwowska Seminar_June 19

Title: Reproductive dysfunctions in obesity and diabetes: Neurobiological perspective

Speaker: Joanna Śliwowska, PhD, D.Sc. Associate Professor, Laboratory of Neurobiology, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, University of Life Sciences in Poznan, Poland

Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Time: Noon – 1 p.m.

Location: Rudy North Lecture Theatre (Rm 101), Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, 2215 Westbrook Mall


Joanna Śliwowska leads the Laboratory of Neurobiology, where she conducts research on the impact of diabetes and obesity on reproductive function. Her research interest includes how environmental factors such as diet influence neuroendocrine systems, in particular the brain, and how obesity and diabetes cause disruptions of the reproductive system.


Barbara Stefanska from the Food, Nutrition and Health Program in LFS is hosting the seminar, which is supported by the Dr. and Mrs. Dekaban Foundation. For more information, contact Barbara:

Job Opportunity for Students Interested in Climate Change and Climate Policy


We are a UBC-based radio program, and we have a project we are working on out of the Department of Geography. It has a job opening for UBC graduate students interested in climate change and climate policy. Would you possibly be able to share it across LFS, if you think it is possibly relevant? I’ve attached a word file. Or if it’s easier, you can link directly to our website.

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Gordon Katic

Director of Cited Media, producers of CitedCrackdownand Blue and Goldcast

PhD Student in Education at the University of Toronto (OISE)

Cited Media’s Toronto Bureau
University of Toronto
250-15 Devonshire Place, Centre for Ethics, Toronto, ON, M5S 1V6
(778) 385 5369
Cited Media’s Vancouver Bureau
University of British Columbia
223-2185 East Mall, Michael Smith Laboratories, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
(604) 827 3833

@gordonkatic |


GPS Update: Mitacs Foundations of Project Management I + Designing to Succeed in Graduate School and Beyond + More!


This is the last week to vote on which conflict resolution workshop you would like to see offered!

Registration is now open for:

Foundations of Project Management I (Mitacs Training, 2 days)| June 18 & 19 | 9 – 5 pm| Event and Registration details: here

Designing to Succeed in Graduate School and Beyond | June 20 | In-Person: 9:30 am – 12 pm, Register here | Webinar: 1 – 2:30 pm, Register here


There are seats remaining in the week’s:

Leveraging your Strengths to Strategize for Success | June 13 | In-Person: 10- 12 pm, Register here | Webinar: 1 – 2:30 pm, Register here

Check out for other opportunities including:


Graduate Academic Assistantships, Part-time paid work at the Public Humanities Hub | Apply by Jun 19

How to use Linked-In as a network and career development tool (Graduate Student Summer Career Webinar Series) | Jun 18


Grad School Success

Writing Abstracts| Jun 17

Thesis Formatting: Tips, tricks, and resources | Jun 17

Getting Started with NVivo (PC or MAC) | Jun 18

Citation Management using Mendeley (Intermediate) | Jun 20



GSS Summer BBQ | Jun 13 (Online ticket sales end tmrw!)

Talk: How prenatal experience shapes speech perception | Jun 19

Please let me know if you have questions!

Thank you,


Jacqui Brinkman, MSc
Director, Graduate Student Professional Development
Office of the Dean | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueum Traditional Territory
170 – 6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada
Phone 604 827 4578 | Fax 604 822 5802 | @ubcgradschool

EXTENDED CDC Scholarship Program deadline JUNE 27, 2019



CDC has extended its Canadian Dairy Commission Scholarship Program deadline to June 30, 2019.

If you have not already submitted an application and wish to do so, please let Lia know by tomorrow, June 11, 2019 so that she can prepare your transcripts.

You must submit a completed application to Lia by Thursday, June 27.  Please make sure you are aware of all required documentation.,%20April%202018(4).pdf

For the application to be complete, please attach the following documents:

  • All official undergraduate and graduate transcripts of the student (copies accepted);
  • a list of the student’s contributions to research and development;
  • a summary of the student’s proposed research, including experimental design, information on facilities and equipment to be used (maximum of two pages);
  • résumé of the research/thesis director including credentials;
  • a description of the benefit or impact and application of the proposed research to the dairy industry (maximum of one page);
  • two letters of reference from university professors

Award announcements are expected by late July/early August