FINAL REMINDER: Tech Entrepreneurship (APSC541) APPLICATION CLOSES Nov 6th


Annually, we reach out with the goal of promoting a truly practical, experiential and real-world course focused on technology entrepreneurship.

Tech Entrepreneurship (APSC541/BAEN506) has been running for over 25 years and has facilitated many entrepreneurial ventures and realized numerous successful breakout companies such as DWaveZymeworks, Barrelwise and Recon Instruments – just to name a few.   This course pairs graduate business and APSC/STEM students to provide an experience-based introduction into the lean start-up process. It is a real-life simulation of the process that founders go through when starting a high-tech company. Students will be faced with the key issues involved in evaluating market opportunities, building a prototype, designing profitable business models, producing a solid business plan, raising capital, addressing legal considerations and developing a winning team. Students will gain the skills and tools to creatively commercialize high-tech research into profitable businesses. Teams will be expected to develop credible pitches that will be made to industry professionals.  Some of these student companies go on to participate in e@UBCthe Hatch and Creative Destruction Lab.

The core of the course runs on Wednesday evenings from January-April 2023 (6-9:30pm); and there are 3 critical and mandatory preliminary classes that take place in late November/early December dedicated to team formation (Nov 16th, 23rd, and 30th at 6-9pm).  The course is taught by a team of business and STEM/APSC instructors for a well-rounded business and technical perspective.

The course has an application process for admission as it is very competitive with an early admission application deadline of September 15th and a final application deadline of November 6th . Further details regarding the course are available at

We have had strong interest from your faculty in the past, and would greatly appreciate your support to promote the course amongst your graduate students.

To further support this message, we would be pleased to arrange an info session at a time that is convenient for your faculty – to hear from course lecturers, former students and/or now successful entrepreneurs who participated in the course.

Please let us know how we can support your promotion of this course, and feel free to contact us should you require any further information.  We will follow-up by email and/or phone in the near future.

On behalf of the teaching team, I thank you in advance for your support.


Warmest Regards


DJ (David) Miller, B.ID, MBA
Full-Time Instructor, Entrepreneurship Group / Marketing and Behaviour Sciences Division

UBC Sauder School of Business

University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
562-2053 Main Mall | Vancouver, BC | Canada V6T 1Z2
phone 604.827.3835

mobile: 778.991.6602

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2023 PICS Internship Program open for applications now! ????


NOV. 1, 2022

Need some climate action help?
Apply now for a PICS Intern in 2023!

The call for proposals through our PICS Internship Program is now open. Submit your application by Monday, Jan. 9, 2023.

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) supports BC organizations to pursue climate action through our Internship Program.

PICS internships support the hiring of university students at the workplaces of British Columbia governments, NGOs, industry and communities that are pursuing climate change mitigation and adaptation research, planning or implementation.

These internships provide students with vital experience and exposure in a competitive growth job market, while helping our solution seeker partners advance climate change solution-focused projects and efforts.

An internship award provides $12,000 to BC provincial, regional, and local governments, and BC-based non-governmental agencies, indigenous communities, private companies and Crown corporations to hire a student intern for a minimum of 13 weeks, or an alternative arrangement that distributes an equivalent number of total hours. Successful applicants may top up this contribution to provide an appropriate wage for the student’s level of education and experience.

Eligible students must be enrolled, or accepted for enrolment, in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program at one of the four PICS partner institutions: UVic, UBC, SFU or UNBC.

The deadline to submit the application is Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. PICS will give notification of decisions by mid-February 2023.

For complete information about this annual call please read the Internship Program Guide and submit an Internship Application Form, or visit the PICS website. Questions? Email

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2022 Break Escape student contest


Break Escape Student Contest Toolkit

Enter the Break Escape Contest Today!

Hey, UBC students! Plan your local getaway with alumni UBC’s The Break Escape.

You could win a 2-night getaway package to Whistler and a $400 gift card towards your travel from alumni UBC, your future alumni association.

Open to all currently registered UBC students. Contest closes December 11th, 2022.

Enter here:

Sponsored by: alumni UBC

Thank you again for your support with this annual student engagement initiative!




Kieran Davey BA
Alumni Engagement Officer
alumni UBC | The University of British Columbia

Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre

T 604 827 2374

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University of Waterloo post doc opportunities



My name is Britteny Blackman, Events & Communications Specialist with Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs at the University of Waterloo. I am writing to share some exciting opportunities for postdoctoral scholars this fall and seek your help in promoting the funded positions.

We have three innovative opportunities extending beyond discipline boundaries with 15 positions available. We are hoping you will share the information with your networks via your website, as well as inclusion in any of your network communications you deem helpful.

University of Waterloo Postdoc Opportunities

You can find out more about the opportunities here:

Please let me know if you have any questions. I am happy to work with you to identify the best avenues for promotion.

Warm regards,