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.
- BGSS Pizza SocialJan 27
- Graduate Community Facilitator office hoursJan 28
- Responding to Disclosures of Sexual AssaultJan 29
- MSc Thesis Oral Defence, Marianni Nogare: Measuring And Modeling Sediment Dispersion In Small StreamsJan 30
- Coffee Corner with the BGSSJan 30
- Graduate Community Facilitator office hoursFeb 4
- Building Effective Supervisory RelationshipsFeb 4
- Master of Applied Science Oral Defence, Caroline Cimon: Effect of Biochar and Wood Ash Amendment on Biochemical Methane Production Of Wastewater Sludge From A Temperature Phase Anaerobic Digestion ProcessFeb 5
- How to Rock the 3MT: Competition Information & Presentation SkillsFeb 6
- Mitacs – Skills of CommunicationFeb 6
- MASc Thesis Oral Defence, Md Firoz Mahmood Ovi: SMARTer Growth Neighborhood Design Manual: Application to Existing NeighborhoodsFeb 7
- Graduate Community Facilitator office hoursFeb 11
- 3MT Copyright SessionFeb 12
- Women in Science and Engineering Mentorship ProgramFeb 12
- PhD Dissertation Oral Defence, Charles Rockson: Bond Behaviour Of Commercially Produced Structural Concrete Made OF Recycled Coarse And Fine AggregatesFeb 13
- 3MT Practice SessionFeb 13
- Introduction to Research Ethics & Writing the Ethics ApplicationFeb 13
- Coffee Corner with the BGSSFeb 13
- Graduate Community Facilitator office hoursFeb 18
- PhD Dissertation Oral Defence, Lukman Sarker: Structural And Regulatory Genes Controlling The Biosynthesis Of Essential Oil Constituents in LavenderFeb 19
- Women in Science and Engineering Mentorship ProgramFeb 19
- Graduate Community Facilitator office hoursFeb 25
- QPR Suicide Awareness WorkshopFeb 27
- Coffee Corner with the BGSSFeb 27
- The History of First Nations in British ColumbiaFeb 28
- Graduate Community Facilitator office hoursMar 3
- It Begins with U: Upstander InterventionMar 5
- Graduate Community Facilitator office hoursMar 10
- Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Final 2020Mar 10
- Coffee Corner with the BGSSMar 12
- Procedural FairnessMar 12
- Graduate Community Facilitator office hoursMar 17
- PhD Dissertation Oral Defence, Megan Udala: Mothers Who Murder: Perceptions of Female Offenders And The Canadian Infanticide CodeMar 23
- Graduate Community Facilitator office hoursMar 24
- Coffee Corner with the BGSSMar 26
- Graduate Community Facilitator office hoursMar 31
- GHESS Science SocialApr 3
- Graduate Health and Exercise Sciences SocialApr 3
- Graduate Community Facilitator office hoursApr 7
- Graduate Community Facilitator office hoursApr 14
- Coffee Corner with the BGSSApr 16
- Graduate Community Facilitator office hoursApr 21
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.