Grad Students

QRSE conference is a great opportunity for graduate students to meet and network with others from within and outside their field of study.

As the conference approaches, we will add information for grad students on this page.

Conference Events for Graduate Students

For those who have not booked accommodations, here’s a link to UBC accommodation rates and reservation page

There will be a Grad Student Social on Wednesday, June 6, beginning at 8:15 p.m. All graduate students (and undergrads, if applicable!) are encouraged to come to Koerner’s Pub, located at 6371 Crescent Road (on UBC campusabout a 5-minute walk from the building where the Opening Reception will be held). Please note, this will be an informal social. You are encouraged to come and go throughout the night. Come for a drink, a bite to eat, stay as long as you like. Relax, reflect, and unwind with colleagues and friends you haven’t met yet. Koerner’s Pub has a full menu, so food will be available to order but this is not included in conference fees. A section of the pub has been reserved for us. Links to Koerner’s Pub website & Facebook page.

image of stanley park seawallWe are also currently looking into organizing an evening get-together on the Friday night, following the conference. The conference is slated to wrap up at 5:30pm and, since it will be a Friday night, in June, in Vancouver, we thought it would be a great opportunity to explore the city in the (early) summer. We’re planning to arrange an easy self-guided sunset cycle tour of Stanley Park (see photos – it was voted the most beautiful park in the world by Trip Advisor!). Following the conference, those interested would make their way downtown and meet at Yes Cycle, 12km from UBC and easily accessible by public transit or by taxi (Vancouver doesn’t have Uber). There, we would get our bikes and helmets (safe first, folks!) and embark on a leisurely tour along the outside perimeter of the park. Beginning in Coal Harbour, we would cruise along the seawall, under Lion’s Gate brdige and around to English Bay, with plenty of opportunities to stop for photos along the way. The total distance is 12km and we anticipate we’d be out for about an hour. Again, I want to emphasise this will not be a ‘serious’ bike ride but, rather a fun social way to take in some sights. Following the ride, we’ll be in downtown where dining and drinking options are many. 

If you a graduate student attending QRSE and have any questions or would like additional information about Vancouver, about UBC, or the about the conference more broadly, please contact Jesse Couture (