Professional Development

SBSP trainees are required to participate in professional development (PD) activities in addition to their normal academic coursework.

Trainees are required to attend a minimum of 7.5 days (60 hours) PD workshop in their first two years, including a minimum of 4 hours in each year that they remain an SBSP trainee.

The three day Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) is mandatory for all PhD student trainees (the ISW is NOT recommended for masters level students).

Trainees are free to choose the PD activities, either on or off of UBC campus, that they believe will be most beneficial to their careers.  The table below provides some relevant PD workshops that are available at UBC and delivered through Graduate Pathways to Success, UBC Career Services, and Mitacs.

Some of the available Professional Development workshops are:

These workshops are available throughout the year and are free of cost. Please check their respective websites for more details. For more PD events and workshops, visit the Graduate Student Community, UBC Career ServicesMitacs Step, or CTLT websites.