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Graduate Pathways to Success Workshops

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Registration is now open for:

Leveraging your LinkedIn Profile (via Webinar; in partnership with Centre for Student Involvement & Careers)

Having a great LinkedIn profile is as important as having a great resume. Get tips on how to build a great LinkedIn profile as well as how to use the tool to find people and opportunities that will help you reach your career potential.

December 10th, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM PST

For further information or to register, visit https://community.grad.ubc.ca/gps/event/13044


Student Leadership Conference, January 9th, 2016.  The schedule is now posted at http://students.ubc.ca/slc/slc-schedule . Introduced for the first time this year is Rise – a series of workshops open only to Graduate students who aim to continue their personal and professional development as they rise to new opportunities.  You can register online at http://students.ubc.ca/student-leadership-conference


Check out https://community.grad.ubc.ca/calendar/2015-12 for more December workshops including:

-Maximizing Your Effectiveness in Difficult Conversations for Student Learning and Well-Beinghttps://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/2257

– Fostering Student Wellbeing in the Learning Environment: You Have a Vital Role to Play https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/2259

Dec 14 and 15 graduate student writing groups at the research commons.

Year of Research in Education: Share Your Research on Twitter

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Share Your Research on Twitter
The term is over! What #EdResearch books or articles will you be reading during the break? Perhaps watching some compelling documentary film? Share on Twitter using the #EdResearch and tag us @UBCEdResearch for a chance to win one of the monthly draw prizes! Don’t forget to include a link so we can check it out, too.
You can also post pictures of what it looks like to do research during the Holidays using #ThisIsResearch (don’t forget @UBCEdResearch to be entered in the draw).
Visit the YRE web site for more info: http://yre.educ.ubc.ca/share-your-research/

CFP – Decolonizing the Digital: First Peoples’ On-Line Presence, Due Feb. 15, 2015

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Decolonizing the Digital: First Peoples’ On-Line Presence

From the use of social media during the Idle No More movement to the growth of on-line magazines and educational platforms, Canada’s First Peoples are increasingly using the internet as a space of resistance, community development, and as a platform for sharing and preserving language and tradition. The essay collection Decolonizing the Digital: First Peoples’ On-Line Presence will merge Digital Humanities with Indigenous Studies in order to explore how First Peoples are mobilizing various on-line formats in the service of cultural protection and dissemination.

  •  Possible essay topics could include:
  •  Language apps
  • Social media and protest/resistance
  • Interactive website, such as Pearson Education’s The Ruptured Sky: The War of 1812
  • Online graphic novels
  • The role of podcasts
  • Bias in digital archiving
  • Storytelling/orature websites, such as the Skins Workshops on Aboriginal Storytelling and Video Game Development
  • The role of Youtube in cultural sharing
  • The use of digital resources in the classroom

Please forward your essay or essay proposal to Jesse Archibald-Barber, Associate Professor, First Nations University of Canada (jbarber@fnuniv.ca) and to Jessica Langston, Adjunct Professor, Concordia University (jessica.langston@concordia.ca).

Essay proposals 500-1000 words; Essays 2000-8000 words

Deadline for proposals: Feb. 15, 2015

Deadline for essays: May 15, 2015

Share Your Research: Twitter Basics Workshop – Nov 19, 12:30-1:30 pm

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Share Your Research: Twitter Basics Workshop – Year of Research in Education Event

Date: Wednesday November 19th, 2014
Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Venue: Scarfe 309C (OGPR meeting room)

Are you curious about Twitter? Wondering what – if anything! – it can do for your research?

Come to our Twitter Basics workshop to get started.

If you do not yet have an account, we’ll get you all set up.
We’ll show you how to manage privacy and email notifications.
We’ll look at some basic ways in which you can use Twitter to learn about research in your field and share your own work more effectively.

Faculty members, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and staff engaged in research (and its dissemination) are welcome to this event targeted to beginners.

Please bring your own laptop computer or tablet to make the most of this session. As it will be lunchtime, food that won’t spill is also welcome.

Please RSVP! http://yre.educ.ubc.ca/twitter-basics-november/