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.
- MA Oral Defense, Jenna Goodall: Education and desires in a Transnational Aren: Saudi Arabian Students on the King Abduallah Scholarship Program in Western CanadaMay 27
- MSN Oral Defense, Erin McFee: An Exploratory Analysis of Parental Factors Related to Physical Activity in Children-Living with AutismMay 28
- PhD Dissertation Oral Defense, Mohammad Kamali: Integrated Life Cycle Sustainability Performance Assessment Framework for Residential Modular BuildingsMay 29
- Biology Graduate Student Society eventMay 29
- MSc Oral Defense,Alicia Mercer: Development and Synthesis of Molecules to Study Endogenous Proteins: New Inhibitors of NADPH Oxidase Isoform 2 and Efforts Towards the Development of a Traceless Affinity MoleculeMay 31
- MASc Oral Defense, Timothy Westgate: A Novel Photovoltaic Device for Improvements in Solar Energy CollectionJun 3
- MSN Oral Defense, Miranda Falk: Palliative care for First Nations People in British ColumbiaJun 3
- MSc Oral Defense,Shambhavi, Singh: Convexity and structure of piecewise functions on polyhedral domainsJun 3
- CCGS Grad Student CelebrationJun 6
- MA Oral Defense, Lynda Reil: Gender issues in Policing: Women’s Experiences in Canadian Law EnforcementJun 14
- PhD Dissertation Oral Defense,Taylor Holland: Testing The Efficacy of AM Fungal Incoulants On Vine EstablishmentJun 14
- MSc Oral Defense,Garrett McCarthy: Dominance of Indigenous saccharomyces uvarum in spontaneous wine fermentations conducted in the Okanagan ValleyJun 17
- MSc Oral Defense,John McCauley Winkler: The influence of dietary N-6 polyunsaturated fats on the inflammatory state of macrophagesJun 18
- MA Oral Defense, Adelene Gwen Pierce: Fashioning the Gothic: Interpreting the Proto-Gothic Mode in Thomas Lodge’s A Margarite of AmericaJun 20
- PhD Dissertation Oral Defense, Matt Husain : Who reaps the benefits? – Dual hegemony and the politics of development aid in BangladeshJun 24
- PhD Dissertation Oral Defense, Osei Boakye Fordwour: Investigating the catalytic mechanism of Class B flavin-dependent monooxygenasesJun 27
- MSc Oral Defense,Garrett McCarthy: Dominance of Indigenous saccharomyces uvarum in spontaneous wine fermentations conducted in the Okanagan ValleyJul 17
- PhD Dissertation Oral Defense, Ayelign Mengesha Adal: Development of Molecular Markers And Cloning of Genes Involved IN The Biosynthesis of Monoterpenes in LavandulaJul 29
The College of Graduate Studies’ incoming graduate student orientation will take place on Thursday, August 29, 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.