Contents 1 PhDs: What Are They and Why Get One? 2 UBC PhD Procedures 3 News sources 4 General Advice PhDs: What Are They and Why Get One? So Long, and Thanks for the PhD Good general advice (geared toward science but much that is relevant) What Is a PhD Anyway University Affairs article with some general considerations What is a PhD? article from "Times Higher Education Supplement" (UK) with some additional links To be or not to be a PhD: Is that still the question? Academic Matters article by a scholar studying doctoral education The Illustrated Guide to PhD A lighthearted graphical take on the nature of a PhD, with some additional links The single most practical reason for pursuing a Ph.D. that I can think of The PhD Is in Need of Revision Dilemmas for PhD graduates and doctoral education 2015 report from Academic Matters UBC PhD Procedures Graduate Game Plan (G+PS) Asian Studies PhD requirements Departmental Graduate Student handbook UBC Graduate Student Society Upcoming UBC oral defences News sources University Affairs (Canada) Ubyssey(UBC) Academic Matters (Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations) Chronicle of Higher Education (USA) Inside Higher Ed (USA) Times Higher Education (UK) General Advice Graduate Pathways to Success (UBC) List of links from G+PS The Professor Is In Tenured Radical (defunct but useful) A Brown professor compiled 30 essential tips for succeeding in graduate school, also at https://matthewprattguterl.com/general-advice/ -- #30 might surprise you! Links for Academics (Robin Bernstein, Harvard) Chronicle Vitae Chronicle Forums Philip Guo's website (see the section for PhD students, but others as well) PHD Comics GradHacker (group blog at Inside Higher Ed; posts from before 2014 are at GradHacker.org) Tressie MC Suggestions for PhD Students What can I do with a B.A. in Japanese Studies? Information on CFPs, funding, job openings, etc.