Events & Workshops
The College of Graduate Studies offers a number of events, workshops, seminars and other activities that complement your academic graduate program, and equip you with skills applicable during and after Graduate Studies.
- MASc Oral Defense, Shahnawaz Khan : Design Improvement in Water Distribution Systems: A Life Cycle Thinking ApproachMar 26
- MASc Oral Defense, James Hager : An Integrated Planning framework For Urban Stormwater management: A One Water ApproachMar 28
- Social Work Student Course Union: Hot Seat SeriesMar 29
- Private bookingMar 29
- PhD Dissertation Oral Defense, Etienne Myette-Cote : Naming Elephants And Situating Dragons: The Effect of Acute and Short-Term Ketogenic Interventions on Cardiometabolic HealthApr 1
- EEGS Poster Symposium ReceptionApr 1
- PhD Dissertation Oral Defence, Dinesh Adhikary: Development of genetic Resources, and Functional Analysis of Betalains in Amaranthus spp.Apr 2
- MSc Oral Defense, Deanna Pasquale : Understanding the role of iron in biofilm formation, characterization, and viable but non-culturable state induction and resuscitation in Salmonella sppApr 3
- MA Oral Defence, Nicole Peletz-Bohbot : Gaps in Marine Baseline Data and the Role of Inuit Knowledge in the Nunavut Impact Assessment ProcessApr 5
- MSc Oral Defense, Christina Bruce : Fatigability and adaptation to maximal eccentric exercise in young females and malesApr 5
- MSc Oral Defense, Melissa Larrabee : Environmental Effects on the Presence and Quantity of Postharvest Fungal Pathogens on Sweet Cherry in the Okanagan ValleyApr 8
- PhD Dissertation Oral Defense, Tyler Davis:Development of Novel Grain Refiners for AZ91D Magnesium Alloys and Their Effect on Hot TearingApr 10
- MFA Oral Defense,Richard Amante: PortholeApr 10
- Graduate Student Year End CelebrationApr 13
- MSc Oral Defense, Tirhas Gebretsadikan : Impact Of Postharvest Deficit Irrigation And Organic Amendments On Sweet Cherry Production At Newly And previously Established Orchards In The Okanagan ValleyApr 16
- PhD Dissertation Oral Defense, Jennifer Kelly:Teacher professional learning: Focusing on a holistic experience linking the mind and the heart through relational learningApr 16
- MFA Oral Defense,Victoria Alvarez: Sincerely, the SilenceApr 17
- MASc Oral Defense, Levi Lafortune : The Effect of an Al-C Master Alloy on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of the B319 Cast Aluminum AlloyApr 18
- PhD Dissertation Oral Defense, Keith Duhaime : Relevance and Efficacy of Best Management Practices to Mitigate Cryptosporidium Contamination of Drinking Water from Community Watersheds in British Columbia by Grazing CattleApr 24
- PhD Dissertation Oral Defense, Michael Tymko : The Impact of High Altitude on Endothelial Function in HumansApr 25
- MSc Oral Defense, Bryson Sjodin : Invasive Rat Colonization History and Movement Dynamics In The Haida Gwaii ArchipelagoApr 26
- PhD Dissertation Oral Defense, Jeannette Angel : Experiential Learning: Creatively Engaging People in (Micro) Cultures of SustainabilityApr 26
The College of Graduate Studies’ incoming graduate student orientation will take place on Friday, August 30, 2019 (Subject to change).
Orientation is open to all graduate students who will be starting their programs in September 2019 and all graduate students who began their programs in January 2019 & May 2019.
Orientation will include information about the College of Graduate Studies, UBC’s student resources, student & supervisor roles, scholarships & awards and much more! Come on out and mix and mingle with your fellow graduate students!
Example Orientation Agenda:
9 a.m.-Light Breakfast-Mix & Mingle
9:20 a.m.-Group Fun Activity
9:30 a.m.-Dean’s Welcome & Introduction to the College of Graduate Studies
9:40 a.m.-College of Graduate Studies Staff Introduction & How to Work with Office
10:15 a.m.-Coffee & Refreshment Break
10:30 a.m.-Scholarships & Awards Information Session
10:45 a.m.-Workshops and Website Information Session
11:a.m.-UBCO Resources presentations
Noon-Lunch & Prizes
12:45 p.m.-UBCO Trade Show
Additional Orientations for New Graduate Students
- International Graduate Student Information Session
All new international graduate students are encouraged to attend an information session. Session topics will include:
- Health insurance
- Immigration Documentation/Status
- Employment in Canada
- Resources for dependents
- Please register at: TBD
- Residence Move-In Weekend
- Create New Student Orientation—for all new UBC students
- International Student Information Session at Create
- Aboriginal Student Orientation
- Departmental Orientations—contact your Graduate Program Coordinator for details.
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia and is now held in twelve countries around the world.
Graduate students participate in the 3MT competition with the aim of presenting their research to a non-specialized audience in just three minutes. Participants can use only one slide, and are not allowed to use props or aids. The judges look for clear language, a well-structured presentation that engages the audience, and a slide that is designed to support the speaker’s points.
UBC’s Vancouver campus was one of the first universities in North America to host a 3MT competition, when it held its’ first 3MT competition in 2011.
The competition continues to grow with the first Universitas 21 (U21) 3MT competition held in 2013, allowing winners from several universities from around the world to compete in a virtual competition.
In 2014, the inaugural Canadian national virtual competition was hosted by the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies.
3MT at UBC Okanagan is now held annually and the competition continues to expand to universities across Canada.