As part of the requirement for the Bioinformatics graduate program, students must take two professional development workshops between now and the end of their second year. Below are some examples of the kind of workshop required. These workshops are things like interviewing skills, presentation skills, TA workshops, networking etc. The program will pay the cost of this if there is a fee associated with it. Proof of enrollment is required (please see professional development workshop form under policy & procedures).
For UBC students, these courses/workshops can be found at:http://tag.ubc.ca/ and at the Faculty of Graduate Studies Pathways to Success programs: : http://www.grad.ubc.ca/current-students/gps-graduate-pathways-success
Students can also find workshops offered through MITACS-STEP program.
If you find another workshop that you feel is relevant (ie like toastmasters) and it is offered elsewhere, and if it is not too expensive, the program will pay for it. These are for your professional development – finding a job or helping with your career after you graduate.