The Faculty of Graduate Studies (FoGS) announces that its Graduate Pathways to Success program (GPS) has been chosen to receive the 2010/11 Helen McCrae Award. This annual award is in recognition of a student service that has had a significant positive impact on the student life and student development at UBC.
“It was the vision of Dean Barbara Evans when she first came to UBC in 2007 to build on the professional development initiatives already existing at FoGS, and before she left this April, she was delighted to see that her vision had become the successful GPS program,” said GPS program manager Elizabeth Wallace.
In the period from Sept 2010 to May 2011 GPS has, or will hold, 75 offerings with more than 2500 graduate students in attendance. Program offerings cover a wide range of personal and professional development topics to support graduate students throughout their time in graduate school, allowing them to develop some of the skills and competencies needed to thrive as professionals and to make meaningful contributions to society.
Wallace and FoGS dean pro tem Susan Porter will accept the award on behalf of the program on April 21.
For more information, visit www.grad.ubc.ca/gps