For graduate students

Support for graduate students
Master of Global Business student Michael Carzim (right) worked as part of the Risk Analysis and Finance team during his work term with Beanstream.

What lies beyond graduate school for you? You may be able to join graduate co-op to gain work experience in your field of study, plus there are many ways to develop your skills outside of your academics. 


Andrew Wynn-Williams, Divisional Vice President, Canadian Manufacturers Association

Before his CMA role, Andrew led the Coalition to End Homelessness, and earlier in his career he worked in policy.

Degrees: MA History.

Clint Abbott, Director, Public and Regulatory Affairs at Technical Safety BC

Clint previously worked as a policy advisor, research associate, instructor and project manager.

Degrees: PhD Global governance, policy networks, political science, MBA, BSc Biology and Environmental Studies.

Linley Faulkner, Head of Growth, Semaphore Solutions

Linley has a background in sales and development as well as experience in community growth and operations. She is the previous Executive Coordinator Pacific Centre Family services and is also an entrepreneur and co-founder of YYJ Tech Ladies.

Degrees: MPA, BA Political Science and Women’s Studies.

Natalia Filip, Algae Program Manager, Biologica

Natalia previously worked in research and as an intern with Global Vision International.

Degrees: MSc, RPBio

Rebecca Wortzman, Senior Operations Advisor, Indigenous Relations and Reconciliations at BC Public Service

Rebecca was previously a research analyst at the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, as well as a teaching assistant, research assistant and executive assistant.

Degrees: MA Economics

Opportunities through Co-op and Career


Career development workshops, events, appointments and online programs for all students.


Intercultural competency lessons: A series of cultural competency lessons for all students.


Opportunities through Counselling Services

UVic Counselling offers several programs to help support graduate students. Upcoming opportunities include:


Thesis Completion Support Group: Learn more


Career Exploration Workshops and appointments: Learn more


Opportunities through Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation


Graduate Student Teaching Pro-D Certificate: A series of workshops for graduate students who are teaching assistants. Learn more

Sept - April.

LATHE certificate program: For graduate students pursuing a teaching career in post-secondary. Learn more

Sept - April.

Teaching Assistant Conference: A conference designed to develop and improve teaching skills. Learn more

Fall and Spring.

Teaching Assistant Consultant Program: For graduate students with experience as a Teaching Assistant. Learn more

Sept - April.

Ongoing workshops about teaching and learning in higher education: For new TAs and graduate students who are just starting to teach at university. Learn more

Sept - April.

Opportunities through the Faculty of Graduate Studies


Thesis Boot Camp: 30 students per session. 3-day commitment. For both master's and PhD students. Learn more

End of December and June.

Opportunities through MITACS

Mitacs has transformed their Mitacs Step professional skills training program - which delivered over 1400 training and skills development workshops to Canadian students over the past 10 years - into a more comprehensive offering called Mitacs Training.   

With funding from the Government of Canada through Budget 2017, Mitacs will deliver 1000 workshops through Mitacs Training over 5 years to complement our work-integrated learning programs, which are scaling to support 10,000 research internships annually.


MITACS Step Program: Workshops typically offered online.

See the calendar.

Opportunities through Student Recruitment


Graduate Student Orientation: In-person welcome, tours, workshops and more. Learn more

August 31, 2018.

Opportunities for international students


International Student Welcome: For all international students, including international graduate students. Includes information sessions on work permits, as well as a Service Canada Session for students to get their Social Insurance Number (SIN) on campus. Learn more

August and January

Workshops on student work permits: Co-op/internship permits, post-graduation work permits. Learn more


International Teaching Assistant Culture and Communication Certificate: Unique certificate program for international teaching assistants. Learn more