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Take a short survey on science engagement and help a UBC research project!

“Science engagement survey request: does what matters get measured? Does what’s measured matter?”
 
UBC’s CHANS LAB would like to invite UBC grad students and postdocs to  take a 10-15 minute survey that gets to the heart of what it means to be a scientist/researcher.

Whereas research outputs and impacts are receiving a great deal of attention, relatively little attention has been paid to the measurement of excellence in science engagement/outreach (which some argue is key to making science relevant and contribute to ‘a better world’).
A working group at the Global Young Academy is a launching a novel effort to understand how engagement is assessed in our jobs and how we perceive it. It also seeks to assess how these perceptions about engagement, measurement, and importance, differ between researchers and their managers/heads of department, etc.

Url for grad student and postdoc survey: http://fluidsurveys.com/s/student_scientists_engagement/

Please also SHARE this survey request with interested parties!

For more information, please see http://chanslab.ires.ubc.ca/research/scientists-and-engagementoutreach/ or contact Gerald Singh geraldsingh@gmail.com or Kai Chan kaichan@ires.ubc.ca

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Coming to UBC for graduate school or postdoc work? you could live here! Still space for Sept 2015
St. John’s College is UBC’s International Graduate Residential College. It offers residential membership to graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, visiting faculty and visiting graduate students who share an interest in international research issues and global change studies and are committed to a better understanding and acceptance of cultural diversity.
http://stjohns.ubc.ca/
Questions?
Olivia Gómez sjc.membership@ubc.ca

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Are You the Next GSS Financial and Executive Oversight Officer?
Build essential management & communication skills as our next Financial and Executive Oversight Officer (FEO) who oversees the GSS’ budgets and finances. Term runs until August 2016. Apply by July 16, 2015, 5pm.
http://bit.ly/1LbW3QF

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Meet Pharm Sci PhD candidate Jonathon Campbell - http://pharmsci.ubc.ca/…/graduate-student-spotlight-jonatho…

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UBC's Postdoc Association is starting up a great talk series - Postdoc Talks - first one goes next Wednesday July 8 at the Railway Club downtown.
Here are the deets.
Dr. Justin Hart - Robot self-modeling and self-other reasoning)
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Dr. Masahiro Minami - Giving peace a chance…).
When: Wednesday, July 8th at 7:30pm
Where: Railway Club (579 Dunsmuir St)
Further details can be found in the attached flyer and at https://www.facebook.com/events/525339540950440/
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Some more terrific Graduate Pathways to Success workshops coming up this month! FREE to UBC Grad students but there is a NO SHOW fee for some workshops if you register but don't attend.
Effective Meetings
Tuesday, June 23rd, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
For a session description and to register, please visit https://community.grad.ubc.ca/gps/event/12911
Foundations of Project Management I: A Team Based Approach (2 days)
NEW Registration Note: This is one of our most popular workshops. Students must commit to attend both days. In order to run a full session we have implemented a $25 no show fee for students who register and fail to cancel their registration at least 48 hours in advance.
Wednesday, June 24th and Thursday, June 25th, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
For a session description and to register, please visit https://community.grad.ubc.ca/gps/event/12895
On April 1st, 2015 the registration system we are using for the Graduate Pathways to Success workshops changed. Registration is now available on the online community’s event calendar https://community.grad.ubc.ca/calendar. This is a cwl login required site and, importantly, requires a one-time only site registration. Thus, the first time a student registers for an event, the system requires three steps: initial community registration, refreshing your browser, then actual event registration. For subsequent events, registration is one step for each event. The event registration form will appear on the bottom of the actual event page and registrants will still receive a confirmation e-mail from lina.yu@ubc.ca or graduate.pathways@ubc.ca within 2 business days of registering.

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Congratulations to UBC MA in School and Counseling Psychology(SCPS) student Simon Lisaingo for his top 5 place in the national SSHRC Storyteller challenge.
Here is the official announcement which also gives a shout-out to our other UBC top 25 finishers, Jessica Bushey, PhD candidate in the School of Library, Archive and Information Studies and Courtney Crucil, MA student in Counseling Psychology (CNPS)
http://bit.ly/1Ky2z4c

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http://bit.ly/1MlIEnE UBC Enrolment Services and US Loans Support team will be hosting a webinar to provide US graduate students with information on:
Budgeting
Options for US Funding
How to apply for US Funding
How you will receive your US Funding
Maintaining your US loan
Important dates and deadlines
Location: Online
Date: Thursday, 11 June 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Register at https://survey.ubc.ca/s/usloans/
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