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.
- PhD Dissertation Oral Defense,Holli Anne Passmore: Comparing Hedonic, Eudaimonic, and Social Well-Being Benefits of Engaging in Noticing Nature to Benefits of Engaging in a Common Positive Psychology InterventionAug 26
- MA Oral Defense, Chloe Olivia Briggs: The Differential Effects Of A Self-Compassion Versus Mindfulness Manipulation on Growth-Related MindsetsAug 26
- MASc Oral Defense, Chengkai Zhang: AIS Data-Driven General Vessel Destination Prediction: A Trajectory Similarity-Based ApproachAug 27
- MA Oral Defense, Zakary Draper: Applying Modern Machine Learning to the Number of Latent Variables Problem in Principal Components Analysis and Principal Axis FactoringAug 27
- MA Oral Defense, Sarah Daniels: Cannabis and Parenting: Examining the relationships between cannabis use and attachment and parentingAug 28
- PhD Dissertation Oral Defense, Nathalie Hager: FIRST NATIONS TO NETWORKS: AN ANALYSIS OF NORTH AMERICAN WORLD ART HISTORICAL DISCOURSE DURING THE TRANSCULTURAL TURN, AND THE RISE OF THE MUSEUM AS AGENTAug 28
- MA Oral Defense, Tatiana Sanchez: Assessing the effect of recreational cannabis legalization on perceived norms of cannabis use among youth and young adultsAug 28
- Doctoral Tri-Council Application Review Drop-In SessionAug 28
- Graduate Student OrientationAug 29
- Writing the Doctoral Scholarship Application Tutorial (SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR, Vanier)Sep 4
- MSc Oral Defense, Lisa Renaud: The Role Of Glutathione Peroxidase 1 In The Heart Following High Fat FeedingSep 4
- MFA Oral Defense, Joe Fowler:Sequestered ElementsSep 4
- PhD Dissertation Oral Defense,Sepehr Zarif Mansour: Sensor-actuator integration and self-sensing techniques for space constrained piezoelectric driven micro-positionersSep 9
- Doctoral Tri-Council Application Review Drop-In SessionSep 10
- MASc Oral Defense, Adrian Boivin: Performance and Value of geometric Solar Arrays Subject to Cyclical Electricity Prices and High Solar PenetrationSep 12
- Graduate HESS Science SocialSep 13
- PhD Dissertation Oral Defense, Isadora Quintans: Molecular Responses of Plants to Symbiotic FungiSep 13
- MFA Oral Defense, Carol Zuckerman: EnoughSep 19
- PhD Dissertation Oral Defense, Lindsey Reinholz: The Generation of Families of Non-congruent Numbers with Arbitrarily Many Prime FactorsSep 19
- Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Assault WorkshopOct 3
- PhD Dissertation Oral Defense, Mary Kjorven: Keeping Dad Safe: An Autoethnography Of Double-Duty Caregiving In The Context Of Risk As An Advanced Practice Nurse In Geriatrics Caring For A Hospitalized Frail Older Adult ParentOct 4
- Introduction to Research Ethics WorkshopOct 10
- Equity, Inclusion and Diversity WorkshopOct 15
- QPR Suicide Awareness WorkshopOct 17
- The University’s Relationship with the Host Nation WorkshopOct 24
- Writing the Master’s Scholarship Application TutorialOct 30
- Writing the Canada Graduate Scholarship Master’s Application Drop-in SessionNov 6
- Procedural Fairness 101 WorkshopNov 7
- Writing the Master’s Scholarship Application TutorialNov 21
- Writing the Canada Graduate Scholarship Master’s Application Drop-in SessionNov 26
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 & UBCO Resources Tradeshow
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.