SAGE Digest & Season’s Greetings

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Dear SAGE Community,

The Office of Indigenous Education is accepting applications for the SAGE Provincial Coordinator, Graduate Academic Assistant. Please email with any questions.

SAGE is such a wonderful community of scholars! I am truly grateful for the learning experiences, and opportunities to serve Indigenous grad students for the past two and a half years. As of September, I have become a part of the team at the First Nations House of Learning, as the Aboriginal Student and Community Development Officer. I hope to be a resource to Indigenous graduate students in this role, and to continue being an active member of SAGE while I finish my PhD. I invite all of you to drop by room 184 at the Longhouse to visit anytime – please come say hi!

Thanks and enjoy the SAGE Digest!

Aurelia Kaililani Kinslow
Provincial Coordinator (ex-officio, interim volunteer)
Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (SAGE)


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·      Doctoral Defence – caroline lefebvre

Call for Papers

·      Rising Up: Indigenous Knowledge and Research in Indigenous Studies Graduate Student Conference, University of Manitoba. Due: Feb 3, 2017

·      Indigenous Expressions of Culture in Storytelling, Drama, Theatre and Performance – Traditional and Contemporary Canadian and Polish Upper Silesian Perspectives. Due: Dec 31, 2016

·      Activism and Justice: Indigenous Responses to Neoliberalism; 6th Annual Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium Currents of Resistance, Due: Jan 13, 2017

Read more under Call for Proposals/Papers category


·    Course – Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education – Register by January 23


·      Upcoming SAGE events in 2017

·      CTLT, Teaching Assistants Institute

·      Graduate Pathways to Success: workshops + new graduate student orientation in January

·      Museum of Anthropology: December 2016

Read more under Events category


·      David Suzuki Fellowship program, Due: Feb 1, 2017

·      Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships, Due: Feb 10, 2017

·      Creating Humanities Communities Grant, National Endowment for the Humanities. Due: Feb 15, 2017

Read more under Funding category


·      FT Child-care worker, Due: Dec 18, 2016

·      Department Chair, Arizona State University, American Indian Studies Program

·      Tenure-Track Job Openings, UNLV English Department

·      Indigenous Governance Program Manager, University of Arizona

·      Assistant Professor of Native American History, University of North Carolina – Pembroke

·      Wildlife Biologist, at Okanagan Nation Alliance

Read more under Jobs category


·      UBC Single Mothers Support Group

Graduate Pathways to Success: Project Mgmt I – 2 Days

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Registration is now open for:
Foundations of Project Management I: A Team Based Approach (A Mitacs Step Workshop – 2 Days)

Tuesday and Wednesday, December 6 and 7 | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Note: students MUST commit to the two full days)

For further information or to register, visit

The direct registration link is


Please visit the forums for other graduate student opportunities including:
One-Time Only Course Offering: Leading the Way Towards a Low-Carbon Future. Graduate students from all departments welcome; commences January 2017. For more information see  

Seminar course: The Trump Impact: Change, Challenges Responses

SPSS (Part 1) – Environment, Data Entry and One Variable Analysis Tues, Dec 6,  10 – 12

Tips and Tricks for Formatting Your Thesis, Wed, Dec 7, 10:00 AM
Graduate Student Teaching Drop In, Wed, Dec 7, 1:30 PM
Writing Assignment and Assessment Design Workshop, Thurs, Dec 8, 9 – 12

Citation Management using RefWorks, Thurs, Dec 8, 3:00 PM


Graduate Pathways to Success: Time Mgmt + Business Writing

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There is still space available in this week’s sessions:

Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer, Thurs, Sept 29, 9:00 – 4:30 PM,


Registration is now open for:

Time Management (Mitacs)

Do you find yourself frequently running out of time on a project? Are impending deadlines making you anxious? In this workshop you will learn how to create achievable plans and schedules, based on project management best practices.

Tuesday, October 4 | 9:00 AM to 5.00PM

For further information or to register, visit

Direct link

Postdoctoral fellows may register at


Business Writing for Today’s Professional (Mitacs)

No matter what field you’re working in, written communication is a critical part of your day-to-day duties. Regardless of your comfort or skill level, you can benefit from learning techniques to entice your readers and achieve your goals. This workshop will help all professionals hone their writing skills using proven techniques and processes.

Wednesday, October 5 | 9:00 AM to 5.00PM

For further information or to register, Direct link:

Postdoctoral fellows may register at


Please visit the forums and event calendar for other graduate student opportunities including:

What is Consulting? (Presented by the Boston Consulting Group), Oct 17, 5.00PM

Free Learn to Teach Workshops hosted by the UBC CIRTL (Centre for Integration of Research, Learning and Teaching).

Sharing your experiences using Open Access with the Library

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop

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Our three day ISWs are 24-hour professional development sessions designed for graduate students interested in developing and enhancing their instructional skills. It caters to individuals new at teaching as well as those who wish to refresh and enhance their skills. We take a learner-centered approach that may have you looking at your students in a whole new light! Participants benefit from practicing skills and sharing ideas in a cooperative environment.

Due to the interactive nature of this workshop, participants must be comfortable communicating verbally in English. All ISWs run for 3 days from 8:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day and attendance is required for the full time.

After completing all aspects of this workshop you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion and will receive an entry on your transcript indicating that you have participated in the ISW (indicated as INDS 501).

Fees: $60 registration deposit, refunded upon successful completion of the workshop

Registration: ISWs offered for Graduate Students at UBC are in high demand and wait lists for each workshop are typically 80-100+. Wait list registration opens for each session approximately 4-6 weeks before the session date. Please click on a date listed below to be added to the list.

August 6, 7, 2016     August 14, 20, 21, 2016      September 17, 24, 25, 2016

September 3, 10, 11, 2016 –Registration now open!!

Graduate Pathways to Success Workshops: Getting the Interview, Interacting with the Media and Strategies for Presenting your Research

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3MT 2016@UBC is on! Find yourself stumbling through explanations of your research? Want to engage a broader audience in your work? The challenge of explaining your research to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes will give you clarity on the central components and impact of your work. Heats start this week, so visit for further information on coaching sessions, heats, previous presenters, and resources.

Registration is now open for:

How to Own the First and Final Interviews to Secure your Dream Job (in partnership with the Centre for Student Involvement & Careers)

Brief description: Building upon his popular “Getting the Interview: How to Make Your Application Stand Out” workshop, Matthew Heiydt will provide you with his top tips for excelling in your next interview. Joined by a professional panel, you will receive expert advice on securing your dream job.
February 22nd, 2:30 – 4:30 PM: For further information and to register, visit

Introduction to Interacting with the Media (in partnership with UBC Public Affairs)

Do you want to see your work in the news? Learn two simple tools of the trade for successful interactions with the media. In anticipation of 3MT 2016@UBC, this session will also help you make your ideas accessible to a general audience.
February 18th, 9:30 – 11:30 AM: For further information and to register, visit

Strategies for Presenting your Thesis in 3 Minutes (repeat)

Thinking about participating in 3MT 2016 @UBC? Need to get your presentation butterflies flying in formation? Learn how to prepare for the competition and create a winning entry!
February 18th, 1:00 – 2:30 PM: For further information and to register, visit


Please let me know if you have questions.


Jacqui Brinkman

Manager, Graduate Pathways to Success Program | Office of the Dean | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus

Phone 604 827 4578 | Fax 604 822 5802

170 – 6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z2 |

Graduate Pathways to Success (GPS) Workshops & Events

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Below is a list of upcoming Graduate Pathways to Success sessions. The schedule is continually being updated so please check back frequently. 

Unless specified, online registration for all events will open on the Monday, the week prior to each event.  An e-mail notification will be sent to graduate program staff and advisors.

Questions?  Send us an e-mail.

For other graduate student workshops and seminars on campus click here.

The support of the Graduate Student Society for our events is much appreciated.

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PDF version of events list

Date Event Domain
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 – 9:00am Getting on Track with your Thesis Graduate Student Success
Thursday, October 16, 2014 – 9:00am Networking Professional Effectiveness
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 – 9:00am Foundations of Project Management I Professional Effectiveness
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 – 10:00am SCARL I: Planning a statistically sound research project Graduate Student Success
Thursday, October 30, 2014 – 9:30am Breaking Patterns of Procrastination Graduate Student Success
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 – 9:00am Technical and Scientific Writing I and II Professional Effectiveness
Thursday, November 6, 2014 – 9:30am From Stress to Strengths! Living a More Congruent Life Self Management
Thursday, November 13, 2014 – 10:00am Canada Graduate Scholarships, Master’s Award Competition Graduate Student Success
Thursday, November 13, 2014 – 1:00pm Canada Graduate Scholarships, Master’s Award Competition (via Webinar) Graduate Student Success
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 – 10:00am SCARL II: Exploring and Visualizing Data Graduate Student Success
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 – 9:00am Foundations of Project Management II Professional Effectiveness
Thursday, January 22, 2015 – 9:00am Essentials of Productive Teams Professional Effectiveness
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 – 10:00am SCARL III: Two Group Comparisons and Beyond Graduate Student Success
Thursday, February 5, 2015 – 9:00am Career Professionalism Professional Effectiveness
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 – 9:00am Time Management Professional Effectiveness
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 – 9:00am Skills of Communication Professional Effectiveness
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 – 10:00am SCARL IV: Quantitative Covariates and Linear Models Graduate Student Success
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 – 10:00am SCARL VI: Mixed Effects Models Graduate Student Success