Professional Development

Graduate students are encouraged to attend seminars, training sessions, and networking events to enhance their experience at UBC.

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

The Graduate Pathways to Success program is a palette of non-credit workshops, seminars and other activities designed to complement your graduate program’s academic curriculum and mentorship experience. 

The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT)

CTLT offers professional development opportunities to assist graduate students with building teaching skills:
Instructional Skills Workshops (ISW)

CTLT and CTLT Summer Institutes

• Peer Coaching

TA Training Programs

Graduate Student Certificate Program –  An eight-month cohort program for Teaching Assistants wishing to prepare for a career in teaching and learning in higher education.

Mitacs

Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that designs and delivers workshops and events in R&D management, professional skills development, and international research training to help graduate students achieve professional success.

Innovation OnBoard

Innovation OnBoard is the premiere start-up competition at UBC supported by entrepreneurship@UBC. A three-round experience is provided where students teams are able to practice an elevator pitch, boosting skills and a Dragons’ Den-style competition. Students are also encouraged to attend bi-weekly workshops on entrepreneurship, intellectual property, and pitching.

UBC Pathway to Professorship Program (P2P)

The Pathways to Professorship (P2P) program is designed to prepare PhD students for the rigours of applying to and holding, an academic position. This 12-session program will allow students to gain exposure to the requirements and responsibilities of being a professor.

Other opportunities

UBC Engineering provides many on-campus opportunities to help you take ownership of your leadership development, in service of yourselves and your community.