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What's happening at Graduate Studies?

3 Minute Thesis

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition challenges graduate students to present their thesis and its significance in just three minutes and one slide.

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President's Dream Colloquium

The President's Dream Colloquium brings leading thinkers to SFU and provides an annual forum for intensive interdisciplinary exchange amongst faculty and students.

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Your Career Compass

The Your Career Compass workshop series helps graduate students navigate their career options inside or outside of academia.

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Upcoming Events Hosted by Graduate Studies

1:1 Graduate Student Career Coaching Sessions

Book a 1:1 career coaching session to support your career exploration, work search, portfolio development, or future education plans.

Amrit Mundy, Career Education Specialist, Career and Volunteer Services and fellow PhD graduate student will help you work on your future.

Spring Term: Mondays & Fridays

In-person & online

Your Career Compass Retreat

Clarify your career path in a 1/2 day intensive workshop tailored for graduate students. This event offers evidence-based methods to uncover your strengths, values, and interests. Craft a powerful professional statement, map and learn to activate your network, and develop actionable plans to move forward. Gain access to narrative tools like a Clarification Sketch, Career Statement, and an Exploration Plan to guide your future endeavors. Don't miss this opportunity to chart your course confidently!

April 18, 2024 | 9:30-12:30 pm


Demystifying journal submissions: A roundtable with editors

Have you ever wondered what happens to your manuscript when you submit it to a journal? And why do open access journals charge so much for publication? Please join us for the answers to these questions and many more at a roundtable discussion with SFU faculty members who serve as journal editors.

April 23, 2024 |  1:30 - 3:30 pm

Blusson Hall 10021

UBC/SFU Academic Panel Events

You began your graduate school journey with the fixed intention of becoming a faculty member (professor, lecturer, etc.). What are the keys step to get there? Learn from a panel of faculty members as they share their tips and experience with landing an academic position. Topics will include:

  • being competitive (ie. is a postdoc your next step?)
  • what you can and can't control (e.g. fit of research)
  • application materials
  • preparing for the interview
  • negotiations for teaching and research positions

This panel is jointly hosted by UBC’s Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Career Centre and Simon Fraser University’s Graduate Studies and Office of the Vice-President, Research and International.


  • Dr. Nasreen Basheer - Assistant Professor of Teaching, Asian Studies, UBC
  • Dr. Shandin Pete - Assistant Professor of Teaching, Earth Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, UBC


  • Dr. Kaylee Byers, Assistant Professor, Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University
  • Dr. Natalie Zeytuni - Assistant Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology, McGill University

Panel #1
: May 15, 2024 | 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Panel #2: May 15, 2024 | 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Panel #1: TBD
Panel #2: Dr. Canan Gunes – Postdoctoral Fellow, Education, Simon Fraser University


More Events for Grad Students

On Campus

Off Campus

  • Indigenous Classical Music Residency – Summer 2024 | Apply by: April 24 | Program dates: August 6 - 24
    This residency brings together Indigenous musicians working with the Classical genre to cultivate relationships, personal craft and build strong networks.
  • Indigenous Arts: Hide Tanning and Parfleche Residency | Apply by: June 26 | Program dates: September 30 - October 18
    This three-week visual arts residency allows participants to learn more about how scrape a hide and work with parfleche with the support of faculty, elders and knowledge keepers.



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