Day: April 22, 2016

Upcoming Graduate Pathways to Success sessions

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Graduate Pathways to Success sessions:

Masters/PhD Career Skills

Are you wondering how your UBC graduate degree (Masters/PhD) will help get you a job? Learn what key skills you need to develop to maximize the effectiveness of your job search. Understand what employers are actually looking for in the hiring process, and how you can decode job postings to better inform your resumes, CV’s and cover letters. This workshop is only open to UBC graduate students or graduate alumni, and is hosted by our resident Graduate Career Advisor.

Location: Brock Hall – East wing

Date: April 28, 2016 Time: 1 – 2 PM

Register: RSVP on CareersOnline

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Writing Week and Thesis Boot Camp 2016

April 25 – 28, Sessions Available 10AM – 3PM Daily at various locations

We’ve teamed up with UBC’s writing wizzes to bring you a week full of writing-focused programming. Whether you’re just starting your thesis, are in the midst, or are working on non-thesis assignments, these workshops will give your writing a boost. Join us for one session or attend all!


Thesis Boot Camp

When: 10 AM-12 PM Tuesday, April 26th | 1-3 PM Wednesday, April 27th | 1-3 PM Thursday, April 28th

Get some serious writing done. Each session offers 2 hours of distraction-free writing with fellow graduate students and a writing consultant who will be on hand to answer any questions.


How to Get your Thesis Written

Date: Monday, April 25, 2016  Time: 10 AM-12 PM

A panel discussion with UBC graduate students and staff. Get tips from former students, and learn about the resources on campus that can help you in writing your thesis.


Little Things Mean a Lot: Tips and Tricks for Formatting Your Thesis

Date: Tuesday April 26th, Time: 1-3 PM

Research Commons staff will help you use Microsoft Word to format your page layout, numbering, headings, front matter, and more as required for submission.


Writing with Integrity | Drs. Susan Porter and Beth Haverkamp

Date: Wednesday, April 27th  Time: 1-3 PM: Ensure that your research is meeting the highest ethical standard. Learn about the principles and practices around plagiarism, citation, and accurate representation of ideas and findings.


Grammar and Style | Dr. Gisèle M. Baxter

Date: Thursday, April 28th  Time: 10 AM-12 PM:

Worried about your grammar? Build your confidence in writing and editing your own work and learn about the difference between grammar and style.


Teaching Succinct and Accurate Science Writing | Shannon Obradovich

Date: April 18, 2016 Time 10 AM-12 PM:

Grow your instructing toolbox in this hands-on workshop addressing concise writing, clear sentence structure, and the appropriate use of technical jargon.


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Successful Applicants for the 2016 Summer Sessional Lectureships

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The First Nations and Indigenous Studies program would like to congratulate June Scudeler and Lindsay Lachance as the successful applicants for the 2016 Summer Sessional Lectureships in the teaching of the following FNIS courses:

FNIS 210 003 (3) Indigenous Politics and Self-Determination
Term 1 (May – June, 2016)

FNIS 220 003 (3) Representation and Indigenous Cultural Politics
Term 2 (July – August, 2016)

Original Post at First Nations & Indigenous Studies (Facebook Page)