May 19, 2017 Newsletter



Online Annual Report, Evaluation forms and Student-Director meetings.
The UBC Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS) requires graduate programs to report about their students’ progress every year.  All current MSc and PhD students in the Expd Med Program, including their supervisors, were sent an email on May 17th . Evaluation forms and online annual report are due on June 8th.

The deadline for requested documentation to be sent to the program office is Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 4pm.

In addition, M.Sc. and Ph.D. students who started their program in May, July, September 2016, and January 2017 must also schedule a face-to-face meeting with Dr. Vince Duronio, Program Director.  Please go to the doodle poll and book your meeting.

Note:  Please visit and bookmark our Experimental Medicine site:

1. Doctoral Examination Deadlines for Fall Graduation
2. G+PS Workshop: StrengthsQuest with Career Planning

1. Doctoral Examination Deadlines for Fall Graduation

Summer session is only just beginning but it’s already time for doctoral candidates to start thinking about examination timelines for fall graduation. If any of you are aiming to graduate in November 2017, please note the below deadlines:

·       Friday, June 2, 2017 – Nominations for External Examiner form submitted to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
·       Friday, July 28, 2017 – Doctoral dissertation and supporting documentation submitted to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for external examination.
·       Friday, September 29, 2017 – Last day for final doctoral oral examinations.
·       Friday, October 20, 2017 – Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Students who are hoping to make Fall 2017 Graduation but are concerned about their ability to meet any of the above deadlines should contact the Doctoral Exams team as soon as possible at

Students and supervisors looking for information about the doctoral examination process will find a number of tools and resources on G+PS’s website:

·       Final Doctoral Examination Guide –
·       Doctoral Deadlines –
·       Doctoral Examination Planning Tool and Checklist –
·       Navigating Your Doctoral Exam slides and webinar recording –

2. G+PS Workshop: StrengthsQuest with Career Planning

There is still space in next week’s Know your Strengths, Explore your Options, Design your Career
Students will receive a code to complete their online StrengthsQuest assessment.  During the workshop we will explore how participants’ 5 strengths can help in planning for success in graduate school and beyond.

Wednesday, May 24th, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

For further information or to register, visit

ECOSCOPE NSERC-CREATE funding opportunity.  Apply by June 1, 2017 (1 year funding for Masters, 2 years funding for PhDs)

Part-time Graduate Research Assistant needed: UBC Learning Exchange Apply by April 18th