Day: November 10, 2014

Graduate Student Career Symposium – Nov 18, 3-7 pm

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The 4th semi-annual Graduate Student Career Symposium is Tuesday, November 18, from 3-7pm, in the Graduate Student Centre ballroom.  This event is an ideal place to explore what kinds of career are possible outside academia.  Employers and professionals from around the region will host panel discussions, sharing their expertise on how their graduate studies led to their jobs in industry, consulting, government, or as alternative-academics.

In addition to a choice from four panel discussions, participants are invited to our networking event, where the panelist, and additional mentors, will be available for you to meet and connect with.

This event is co-hosted by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, and the Centre for Student Involvement & Careers.  Pre-registration required (see link below).  Light dinner and beverages provided.

Event info and registration:
http://students.ubc.ca/career/events/graduate-student-career-symposium

Details:
Date: Tue, Nov 18
Time: 3-7pm (Symposium 3-5pm, networking event 5-7pm)
Location: Graduate Student Centre Ballroom
6371 Crescent Rd, UBC

Cost: $10.50

Register for Graduate Pathways to Success Sessions

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Registration is now open for the following Graduate Pathways to Success sessions:

SCARL II: Exploring and Visualizing Data

Tuesday, November 18th 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

For a complete session description, see https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/12021-scarl-ii-exploring-visualizing-data

To register, visit https://www.surveyfeedback.ca/surveys/wsb.dll/s/1g3a47

Career Panel and Networking Event:

Tuesday, November 18th,  3:00 – 7:00 PM.  Hear from panelists in consulting, private industry, government and academia.  For more information or to register, visit http://students.ubc.ca/career/events/graduate-student-career-symposium

Getting the Interview-How to Make Your Application Stand Out (@BC Cancer Agency, 10th Ave and Ash St)

Friday, November 21st 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

For a complete session description, see https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/12407-getting-interview-how-make-your-application-stand-out

To register, visit https://www.surveyfeedback.ca/surveys/wsb.dll/s/1g3a49

There is still space in this week’s  Canada Graduate Scholarships, Master’s Award Competition (in person + webinar)

Thursday, November 13th 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (in person) and 1:00 – 2:00 PM (via webinar)

To register, visit https://www.surveyfeedback.ca/surveys/wsb.dll/s/1g3a06 (in person) or https://www.surveyfeedback.ca/surveys/wsb.dll/s/1g3a15 (webinar)

Three Minute Thesis 2015 Dates are now set!  The semi-finals and finals will take place March 10th and 12th respectively.  If you are interested in hosting a heat in your department and/or learning more about Three Minute Thesis (http://3mt.grad.ubc.ca/ ), please contact graduate.pathways@ubc.ca .

UNYA Mentorship and Kinnections Programs Seek Volunteers

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Urban Native Youth Association’s (UNYA) Mentorship and Kinnections Programs Seek Volunteers
UNYA is seeking volunteer mentors to engage in meaningful and supportive mentorships with Aboriginal youth, as part of its Mentorship and Kinnections programs. Volunteer mentors must be able to relate well to youth, pass a criminal record check, and commit to 2 to 4 hours per week for a minimum of 1 year. This is an excellent opportunity to gain volunteer experience working with youth.
 
To learn more about the Mentorship Program and how to apply, contact mentorship@unya.bc.ca or click here.
 
To learn more about the Kinnections Program, contact kinnections@unya.bc.ca or click here.  

Source: The Talking Stick: News and Information from the First Nations Longhouse, November 10, 2014

Call for Submissions: First People’s Writing Blog

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The First People’s Writing blog (xʷnaʔələmxʷ sχəχi:ls) is a student run initiative by the First Nations Studies Student Association at UBC. The blog is a space to encourage knowledge creation and sharing by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in the field of First Nations Studies. As a public space, the blog is an interdisciplinary meeting place for the formulation and exchange of ideas, discussions and inspiration. Submissions, including poetry, creative writing, essays, and short films, are always welcome.
 
For more information or to submit an entry, contact Anna Mackenzie at isujblogeditors@gmail.com.
To view the blog, visit here.
 

Source: The Talking Stick: News and Information from the First Nations Longhouse, November 10, 2014

Community Feast Bowl, Nov 19, 10 AM – 1:30 PM

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Join the Indigenous Health Garden for the monthly Feast Bowl Lunch at the First Nations Longhouse. The lunch will be made with ingredients directly harvested from their garden at the UBC Farm and other traditional foods. Volunteers are needed to help prepare food. Meet in the kitchen any time after 10:00 AM to help cook. Lunch will be served at 12:30 PM. The meal is free and everyone is welcome! 
 
Wednesday, November 19, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
FIRST NATIONS LONGHOUSE, Sty-Wet-Tan
 
For more information, visit the Feast Bowl website or contact hannah.lewis@ubc.ca.

Source: The Talking Stick: News and Information from the First Nations Longhouse, November 10, 2014

Tsilhqot’in Panel Discussion, Nov. 18, 5:30 – 8:00 PM

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Join the Faculty of Forestry for a panel discussion on the Tsilhqot’in decision. This panel will give a background of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision and what it means to the landscape of BC and Canada for future and present forest professionals and the natural resource sector.

Panelists: Chief Roger William, Tsilhqot’in Nation; Angeline Nyce, Principal A. Nyce Law Corporation; Tim Ryan, Chair, Forest Practices Board; Tim Sheldan, Deputy Minister Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations; and Doug White III, Interim Director of Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation, Vancouver Island University.

 
Tuesday, November 18, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
FOREST SCIENCES CENTRE, 2424 Main Mall, Room 1005
 
For more information, visit here or contact Andrea.Lyall@ubc.ca.
To RSVP no later than Wednesday, November 12, click here.
Source: The Talking Stick: News and Information from the First Nations Longhouse, November 10, 2014 

Aboriginal Health and Community Administration Program (AHCAP)

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The AHCAP is a 10 month part-time program that combines online and classroom learning. It is for those who want to gain the knowledge and skills to provide effective administration within Aboriginal health settings. This award-winning program is developed by the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health at UBC and UBC Continuing Studies. 
 
Application deadline: Friday, November 14.
For more information, click here.
Source: The Talking Stick: News and Information from the First Nations Longhouse, November 10, 2014

Preparing Traditional Fall Foods with Gerry Kasten

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The UBC Learning Circle will be live from Vij’s Kitchen at UBC for their first cooking session of the season. This session is about the relationship between healthy eating and wellness throughout the life course. Join Registered Dietitian Gerry Kasten and his sous chef Divina Ridley, as they explore some savory recipes from traditional First Nations seasonal foods. Gerry will also be sharing healthy food tips and discussing healthy ways of eating for children. 
Friday, November 14, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Participate via webinar or videoconference 
 
For more information, click here.
To register, click here
Source: The Talking Stick: News and Information from the First Nations Longhouse, November 10, 2014