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,Nazila Shamloo: Optimization of Hydraulic Fracturing Wasterwater Management Using Hybrid Multi-Objectives Linear ProgrammingNov 19
- Graduate Community Facilitator office hoursNov 19
- Master of Social Work Course Union meetingNov 19
- Writing the Master’s Scholarship Application TutorialNov 21
- Persian Club Weekly DanceNov 21
- Master of Social Work Course Union meetingNov 22
- Workshop on Knowledge Mobilization: Using GamesNov 26
- Graduate Community Facilitator office hoursNov 26
- Writing the Canada Graduate Scholarship Master’s Application Drop-in SessionNov 26
- Graduate Community Facilitator office hoursNov 27
- MASc Oral Defense, Adam Lee: A Study on Predicting cyclists’ perception of safety and comfortNov 28
- MASc Oral Defense,Kalie Smith: Design And Construction Best Practices For Dugout Earth Dams In Northeast British ColumbiaNov 28
- Persian Club Weekly DanceNov 28
- PhD Dissertation Oral Defense, Araz Sholehkerdar: Analysis of Tsallis Entropy-Based Measures for Image Fusion Quality Assessment and A New Performance Measure Based on Mutual InformationNov 29
- Good Grief: Together through Living and GrievingNov 29
- PhD Dissertation Oral Defense, Hui Ma: Physical Layer Security for Jamming Signal Aided Multi-Antenna Communication SystemsDec 2
- PhD Dissertation Oral Defense, Cynthia Bourne: Designing Good Global Service-Learning Projects in Challenging Contexts: A Case StudyDec 2
- Graduate Community Facilitator office hoursDec 3
- PhD Dissertation Oral Defense,Roya Samanipour: Development of 3D functional brain tissue modelDec 3
- PhD Dissertation Oral Defense, Mohamed Mohamed: High-efficiency Biofabrication of Cell-Laden Gelatin Methacryoyl For Bottom-Up tissue Engineering ApplicationsDec 4
- MASc Oral Defense,Yuwei Guo: A Measurement Study of Bitcoin Lightning NetworkDec 5
- Graduate Community Facilitator office hoursDec 10
- MSc Oral Defense,You Rao: Maximum Packings in Tripartite GraphsDec 10
- PhD Dissertation Oral Defense, Peyman Yousefi: Integrated management plan of water distribution systemsDec 11
- PhD Dissertation Oral Defense, Ran Wei:Classification Of Real And Falsified Narratives In A Repeated-Measured Text CorpusDec 13
- Graduate Health and Exercise Sciences SocialDec 13
- Graduate Community Facilitator office hoursDec 17
- PhD Dissertation Oral Defense,Marina Le: Educating Potential Jurors About The Not Criminally Responsible On Account Of Mental Disorder DefenceDec 19
- Graduate Community Facilitator office hoursDec 24
- Graduate Community Facilitator office hoursDec 31
- Graduate Community Facilitator office hoursJan 7
- Graduate Community Facilitator office hoursJan 14
- Graduate Community Facilitator office hoursJan 21
- Graduate Community Facilitator office hoursJan 28
- Graduate Community Facilitator office hoursFeb 4
- Graduate Community Facilitator office hoursFeb 11
- Women in Science and Engineering Mentorship ProgramFeb 12
The College of Graduate Studies’ incoming graduate student orientation takes place on Thursday, August 29, 2019 in the EME foyer.
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!
8:45 a.m. – Sign-in
9 a.m. – Light Breakfast-Mix & Mingle
9:20 a.m. – Group Fun Activity
9:35 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 & UBCO Resources Tradeshow
1:30 – Totally Fun Social Event
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 Day
- 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.