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The Non-Academic Job Search for Graduate Students and Postdocs
The Non-Academic Job Search for Graduate Students and Postdocs
This event was supported in memory of Dr. Vivien M. Srivastava – first woman to receive a PhD in Zoology at UBC: https://science.ubc.ca/grad/wis/srivastava . We thank them for their generous support of this event . Funding and support for this session is also provided by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and the Centre for Student Involvement and Careers. In this three-part session, Dr. Anne Kro...
2018 PhDs Go Public: Neila Miled
2018 PhDs Go Public: Neila Miled
"I realized that my credentials and teaching experience outside Canada would not be enough to teach and I had to redo everything. Pursuing a graduate degree in education was a way to challenge the system and find effective ways to integrate as an immigrant woman and to show my kids that pursuing a dream is worth all the effort and sacrifices," said Neila Miled, a graduate student in the Educationa...
2018 PhDs Go Public: Simangele Mabena
2018 PhDs Go Public: Simangele Mabena
Doctoral student Simangele Mabena is working with d/Deaf and hearing team - teachers exploring their undocumented teaching and collaborative practices in teaching South African Sign Language (SASL). As a hearing researcher, her goal is to advocate for equitable professional development policies in response to linguistically diverse classrooms with d/Deaf and hearing students. Learn more about Si...
2018 PhDs Go Public: Natalia Balyasnikova
2018 PhDs Go Public: Natalia Balyasnikova
Natalia Balyasnikova is a language educator, researcher, and community volunteer. Focusing on narrative as unit of analysis, her research seeks to understand how older adults experience language learning and what communities can do to better accommodate seniors' needs. Learn more about Natalia's research: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/campus-community/meet-our-students/balyasnikova-natalia
2018 PhDs Go Public: Harini Rajagopal
2018 PhDs Go Public: Harini Rajagopal
"In the context of the new BC curriculum and bridging to India’s under-resourced English education context, I hope my research contributes to reflective and innovative pedagogy and policies that enable respectful engagement with children’s cultural and linguistic identities," said Harini Rajagopal, who explores how creative learning opportunities offer English language learners a way to illustrate...
2018 PhDs Go Public: Claudia Diaz Diaz
2018 PhDs Go Public: Claudia Diaz Diaz
“Early childhood education plays a crucial role in supporting young children to respect difference and diversity at an early age,” said Claudia Diaz Diaz, whose research investigates how young children’s relationships with their everyday places help them to acknowledge and respect cultural and social diversity. Learn more about Claudia’s research: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/campus-community/meet-our...
2018 PhDs Go Public: Analise Hofmann
2018 PhDs Go Public: Analise Hofmann
Analise Hofmann is working to incorporate learning interventions into an upper-year biology laboratory to emphasize skills from previous courses or other disciplines of relevance. She hopes to improve the learning outcomes of students by helping them practice transferring knowledge from other disciplines to the context of their labs and beyond. Learn more about Analise's research: https://www.gra...
Public Scholars Initiative
Public Scholars Initiative
The UBC Public Scholars Initiative (PSI) is an innovative pilot program intended to explore how a top-tier university can support doctoral pathways that encourage purposeful social contribution, innovative forms of collaborative scholarship, and broader career readiness for students. More info: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/psi
2018 3MT: Andrea Johnson (Finalist)
2018 3MT: Andrea Johnson (Finalist)
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic competition that assists current graduate students with fostering effective presentation and communication skills. Participants have just three minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their research project to a non-specialist audience. UBC was one of the first universities in North America to host a 3MT competition, when it held the inaugur...
2018 PhDs Go Public: Sharon Provost
2018 PhDs Go Public: Sharon Provost
As a health clinician, #UBCPSI scholar Sharon Provost uses a context-focused realist approach to evaluate the BC healthcare violence prevention education. “After a career in healthcare I left a leadership position to pursue a PhD fueled by a passion to continue to address emotional health issues in the healthcare workplace […] My goal is to conduct meaningful research that models partnerships be...