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Jumpstart your mind and heart at UBC Connects, a new public lecture series featuring the world’s most esteemed thought leaders.

In an age of fake news, social isolation and spiritual apathy, UBC connects the dots—and people—to shed light on the world’s most pressing issues.
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Want to hear some engaging and inspiring presentations from UBC's graduate students? Don't miss #UBC3MT semi-finals (March 13) and final (March 15)! All members of the public are welcome to attend.

To reserve a spot at the final, please visit: http://ow.ly/PYjo30hTay6

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Are you interested in becoming the next PSI scholar?

UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative will soon be accepting applications for its fourth year starting March 19. We invite students, faculty, and staff to join us on March 2 for the PSI information session.

More info: http://ow.ly/LmC830iskwa

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Imagine you are driving your Ferrari down the highway, and suddenly, you lose control of the steering. A message pops up on the dash—you've been hacked, and the hacker wants a ransom before you can regain control of your car. What do you do? Computer security experts grapple with scenarios like this as they build security systems for the Internet of Things. In this Three Minute Thesis (3MT) #TBT video Maryam Raiyat Aliabadi explain her security solution.

Check out this link to learn more about participating in UBC 3MT 2018: http://3mt.grad.ubc.ca/schedule/

Read more about her Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD research at www.grad.ubc.ca/ca…/meet-our-students/raiyat-aliabadi-maryam

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Congratulations to all newly admitted students to graduate programs!

We at Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies would like to introduce you to valuable resources that might make your potential transition to UBC Vancouver as smooth and convenient as possible.

Check out our pre-arrival webinars. These online sessions provide valuable information on topics including funding and tuition info, finding a place to live, life in Vancouver, and specific sessions for international students on immigration and health insurance requirements. To see a schedule or sessions or to register visit http://orientation.grad.ubc.ca/events/

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Join us tomorrow at 5:30 PM for the second event of the 2018 PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series, where seven doctoral students will have seven minutes each to talk about how their research can contribute to environmental well-being.

RSVP: https://survey.ubc.ca/s/environmental_health/

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"My research is mainly motivated by large claims that I hear or have even used when discussing sustainable agriculture and development. I would like to listen to the ideas that non-academics have about how to make a more equitable society, then go and empirically test those ideas and relay the findings to decision makers," said Vincent Ricciardi, who is working with development practitioners to organize, analyze, and present their data in an approachable format.

Learn more about Vincent's research at 5:30 p.m. on February 22. Join us at the Floral Hall, in Van Dusen Botanical Gardens, for the second event in this year's PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series.

RSVP at https://survey.ubc.ca/s/environmental_health/

Since 2010, I have been working with development practitioners to organize, analyze, and present their data in an approachable format. Recently, I am trying to better understand how to get our research into the hands of decision makers through writing policy briefs.
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If you're considering living in residence at UBC, learn more about Green College, a unique graduate college that promotes a supportive academic environment through active participation in community life - from free public lectures, events, and performances, to discussions around the dinner table. Register for the webinar on Friday, February 23!

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Have questions about applying for residency, and what it's like to live at GreenCollege? Join Principal Vessey, College staff and student residents in a webinar on February 23. Register here http://ow.ly/XWp730islbh. #GreenCollege #UBC #live #study #eat #play UBC Grad School

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies wishes everyone a happy Lunar New Year!

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#UBCPSI scholar Helina Jolly collaborates with MS Swaminathan Research Foundation to examine the values of forest ecosystem functions among the Adivasis (indigenous communities in India) of Wayanad forests through a gender lens.

"Being a public scholar means developing academic pursuits through cooperative methods, creating a space for mutual learning between stakeholders and researchers. It also means delivering research that aims to reduce the gap amongst the local communi...ties, policy makers, and scientists through deliberative and participatory methods."

Learn more about Helina's research at 5:30 p.m. on February 22. Join us at the Floral Hall, in Van Dusen Gardens, for the second event in this year's PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series.

RSVP at https://survey.ubc.ca/s/environmental_health/

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Helina Jolly collaborates with MS Swaminathan Research Foundation to examine the values of forest ecosystem functions among the Adivasis (indigenous communities in India) of Wayanad forests through a gender lens. Her research seeks to provide the Adivasi women, their long overdue recognition for man...
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Did you know that the collective weight of all of the bacteria in the world equals the weight of fifty billion elephants? In this Three Minute Thesis (3MT) #TBT video, Immunology & Microbiology PhD student Kate Thompson explains why bacteria are our past, present, and future.

Check out this link to find out about participating in UBC 3MT 2018: http://3mt.grad.ubc.ca/schedule/

To learn more about Kate's research, visit www.grad.ubc.ca/campus-comm…/meet-our-students/thompson-kate

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Essentials of Productive Teams (with Mitacs) workshop scheduled for tomorrow, February 15, has been postponed to April.

For updates visit: https://www.postdocs.ubc.ca/professional-development-events

#UBCPSI scholar Kelsey Copes-Gerbitz explores the key cultural and ecological components that dominated the historic wildfire regime. Her work will help develop holistic and appropriate management strategies for minimizing the threat of catastrophic wildfire in the future.

"As a Public Scholar at UBC, I feel that the novel approach to community-based research is given a platform to thrive. Through the creation of a network of other scholars engaged with the community, there i...s a wealth of intellectual and experiential capital from which I can draw and contribute to."

Learn more about Kelsey's research at 5:30 p.m. on February 22. Join us at the Floral Hall, in Van Dusen Botanical Gardens, for the second event in this year's PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series.

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This collaborative project with the Williams Lake Community Forest managers utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to explore the key cultural and ecological components that dominated the historic wildfire regime in order to help develop holistic and appropriate management strategies for minimizing....
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#UBCPSI scholar Tonya Smith's research with the Líl̓wat Nation asks questions about how forestry and land management interact with Indigenous food security and sovereignty.

"I hope to nurture and facilitate the exchange of knowledge and improved relationships between the Líl̓wat Nation and the university, and (re)generate knowledge that will help to answer important real-world questions."

Learn more about Tonya's research at 5:30 p.m. on February 22. Join us at the Floral Ha...ll, in Van Dusan Botanical Gardens, for the second event in this year's PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series.

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Tonya's research with the Líl̓wat Nation asks questions about how forestry and land management interact with Indigenous food security and sovereignty. While assessing new ways to support community food security, together they are exploring how Indigenous teachings and ways of being may enhance/re-...
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Want to get funding to help engage your community around equity & inclusion? Join us for a proposal writing workshop on Feb. 15. #UBC equity.ubc.ca/eef

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Here's a great way to spend Sunday, February 11: Don’t miss six storytellers from the Kwantlen Village called Squa’lets spin the First Nations tale of TH’OWXIYA: THE HUNGRY FEAST DISH, surely a tale the whole family will enjoy! This and more at our Family Day weekend event. For tickets and more information, visit: https://goo.gl/WBLQpp

For too long, UBC has been run by adults. It’s time for kids to rule at this fun-filled arts festival for kids and families. Buy your Family Pass here!
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