May 18, 2017 – Why Capable People Suffer From Imposter Syndrome & How to Thrive in Spite of It

May 18, 2017 – Why Capable People Suffer From Imposter Syndrome & How to Thrive in Spite of It

Do You Secretly Worry You’re Not as Smart as Everyone “Thinks” You Are?
Do you chalk your success up to thinks like luck, timing, or “just” hard work?
Do you believe “If I can do it… anybody can”?
Do you agonize over even the smallest flaws in your work?
Are you crushed by even constructive criticism?
When you do well, do you secretly think you fooled them again?

One Year Nature Masterclasses Subscription granted to UBC Community

One Year Nature Masterclasses Subscription granted to UBC Community

Through the generous support of the Faculties of Applied Science, Medicine, Science, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies; the IsoSiM and High-Dimensional Bioinformatics NSERC CREATE training programs; and the CIHR Bridge training program, UBC now has a one year subscription to Nature Masterclasses https://masterclasses.nature.com/. Nature Masterclasses provides training in scientific writing and publishing. The training is delivered […]

May 17, 2017 – Diversifying Your Research Career

May 17, 2017 – Diversifying Your Research Career

Are you interested in diversifying your research career? Bring your questions and join Jennifer Tedman-Jones from Mitacs for an informal chat about the opportunities and challenges of identifying potential academic partners and how to do that? To find out more join the discussion.

Call for Nominations: Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Call for Nominations: Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

The UBC Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are available for most fields of research. The number of awards offered presently varies between three and five per year.

Value: an annual stipend of $50,000 for a maximum of two years plus a travel and research allowance of $4,000 over two years.

UBCO applicants are not limited to one per unit. Please note change in procedures for the Okanagan campus. UBCO will require potential Killam applicants to submit a Letter of Intent to kristen.korberg@ubc.ca at the Office of Research Services (ORS) by October 15, 2016. Applicants are required to submit a one-page summary of their program of research as well as a Vanier-Banting CCV and faculty supervisors must submit a two-page summary of their program of mentorship, institutional resources, and training environment. There will be no adjudication at the LOI stage, but applicants and faculty supervisors will receive feedback and suggestions on how to proceed to completion of the full application. LOIs will be returned to each applicant, their supervisor and the Associate Dean Research of the Faculty. Full applications, including all attachments, are due to ORS by 12:00 PM (noon) on Tuesday November 8, 2016.

The Royal Society – Commonwealth Science Conference 2017

The Royal Society – Commonwealth Science Conference 2017

Early career and established scientists in the Commonwealth are invited to apply for a limited number of funded delegate places at the 2017 Commonwealth Science Conference.

The conference, co-organised by the Royal Society and the National Research Foundation Singapore, will take place in Singapore from 13-16 June 2017. It aims to bring together scientists at postdoctoral level and above to showcase the best science from the Commonwealth.

The multidisciplinary programme includes plenary lectures from eminent scientists and sessions on topical issues such as new technologies and their social acceptance, emerging infectious diseases, sustainable cities, low carbon energy, and the future of the oceans. To find out more visit the conference website.