Stats resources


I want to get stats chatz up and running again for Nov. I know we all
Zoom too much, but I think stats chatz can be a helpful group as we
squirrel away in isolation. We had these meetings at SFU and they were
extremely useful!

I suggest we stick with our original time of Wednesday 10:30-11:30 over
zoom, every other week starting this coming Wednesday (Nov 4th).

For those new to statz chatz:

What is it? A meeting group where we can discuss our stats problem (no
matter how big or small) and we can use the power of the crowd to
discuss, clarify, learn, and hopefully find a solution. Good questions
include statistical approaches, design, interpreting outputs, etc. R
questions are harder to solve via Zoom so we recommended keeping
questions related to stats.

Who should attend? All skills levels are encouraged to regularly attend.
It is a friendly collaborative environment and you should attend
regardless if you have a question or feel that you can contribute
(lurking and learning is welcome!).

How does it work? If you have a stats questions, please bring it to the
meeting. Give us a quick summary of your stats questions and some
background of your study system and design, you can provide a sketch to
help clarify your problem (prepare a quick figure beforehand and we can
share screens or we can use the whiteboard). Try to keep your question
short and please come back and give us an update on your
solution/output, etc. Remember – no question is too simple! This is a
friendly atmosphere (this isn’t stack overflow!) and all questions are

When? Every other week – Wednesday 10:30-11:15. First meeting Nov 4th!

Please note, this is the last email I will send department wide. If you
would like to be included in future emails please sign up to the stats
chatz listserv by sending an email to
with the word “subscribe” on the Subject: line. To post, send email to

All communication will be through email, however, please feel free to
join our slack channel for additional resources and discussions outside
of meeting times.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the meeting.

Start thinking of stats questions and see you Wednesday!

Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 893 9347 2615
Passcode: 6824



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Tuition fee Deferrals for Teaching and Research Assistants


I would like to introduce Andre Nie who will be administering tuition deferrals going forward.  If you have any questions about deadlines or processing times please email Andre directly at

Winter Term 2

The online deferral application will be open from November 1 to December 31st for Graduate students employed as Teaching or Research Assistants.  The deferral is intended for students that do not have funds available to pay their tuition fees by the due date and are relying on their stipend to make payment.  Students must submit a copy of their EPAF (or if EPAF is not available proof that they are employed from Jan 1 to March 31) along with their application.

The link to the application can be found on the Student Services website under Other Payment Options:

Online application periods are:

  • Summer session:              March 1 – April 30
  • Winter Term 1:                  July 15 – August 31
  • Winter Term 2:                 November 1 – December 31


Tuition and student fees will be deferred as follows:


  • Summer Term 1:               due date June 30th
  • Winter Term 1:                  due date Nov 30th
  • Winter Term 2:                  due date March 31th


Stay safe,

Maria and Andre


Maria Mannella

Manager, Student Financial Management | Enrolment Services

Reserved seats for LFS Graduate Students at ISWs


Dear LFS Graduate Students,

The LFS TA Training Program has secured 6 spots for the very popular Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) at the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT). These workshops usually have very long waitlists and are difficult to get into. Spanning multiple dates, this year’s offerings have been updated for online delivery. Successful completion of the ISW will be included in the participant’s UBC transcript. A Certificate of Completion will also be provided. Currently scheduled ISWs are listed on the information page linked, and at least 6 more will be scheduled Jan-Mar 2021.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested in claiming a reserved seat using the
form below:
If there are reserved seats available, we will contact you within a few days.


Best regards,
Tebby and Lennie
LFS TA Coordinators

Invitation: Marking, Assessment and Feedback Workshop: November 4th (12:00pm-2:00pm)


Hi LFS Teaching Assistant,

We hope you are doing great and that the term is going well. As part of the faculty’s on-going support for your development, mark your calendars for this upcoming event:

Marking, Assessment and Feedback Workshop 

Are you preparing for midterms, assignments or end of term exams? We are inviting you to a Marking, Assessment and Feedback Workshop to help support you in

  1. i) providing consistent, fair, and constructive feedback to your learners. During the session participants will also
  2. ii) practice providing constructive and positive feedback to learners.

Below are the event details

WHEN: 4th November 2020

TIME: 12pm-2pm

WHERE: Virtual ( a link will be provided at a later date)


Please RSVP here:

Best Regards,


Lennie and Tebby

TA Training Program Coordinators

GradUpdate – Overcoming Perfectionism, Statistics (Two group comparisons & ANOVA), Open Scholarship in Practice series, Doctoral Writing Retreat, and more…


In this issue, Overcoming Perfectionism, Statistics (Two group comparisons & ANOVA), Open Scholarship in Practice series, Doctoral Writing Retreat, and more…

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Overcoming Perfectionism
Tuesday, Nov 3 | 9:30 to 12:00 PM


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Thursday, November 5 | 1:00 to 3:00 PM


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