Canadian Dairy Commission Scholarship – MAY 31 DEADLINE

CDC website –

The Canadian Dairy Commission Scholarship Program is now directly administered by CDC.

This year’s application deadline is May 31, 2019.

Funding levels =

  • Full-time Master’s students: maximum of $20,000 per year for up to 2 years
  • Full-time Ph.D. students: maximum of $30,000 per year for up to 3 years

Please refer to their website for further information.


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After a short break, the UBC Library Research Commons will reopen on Monday, May 13. Please share this newsletter with your students so that they know the services are in full swing for them this summertime.

If you ever have questions or concerns that certain groups of Graduate Students are not aware of the UBC Library Research Commons, please let us know. We are always actively seeking ways of reaching every last Grad Student on and off campus.

If you prefer to share this message with a link, you can find it here:

Any questions, anytime, please just let me know,

Warm regards,

Sarah Blay (she, her, hers)
Program Coordinator | UBC Library Research Commons
Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory

Walter C. Koerner Library | 219-1958 Main Mall | V6T 1Z2
604 822 6363

GPS Update: Scholarly Smarts in Today’s Publishing Landscape + Submitting your Thesis/Planning your Doctoral Exam (webinar) + Strategies for Happier Time + More!

It is #GreatSupervisor Week! From May 6-12, we invite UBC graduate students to tell the world about their great supervisors using #GreatSupervisor #UBC on Twitter and Facebook. For those that prefer, they will also be able to offer their kudos through this survey:

Do you want the graduate student voice included?  Participate in a group discussion on Improving Student Mental Health Standards in Canada, May 14 (snacks provided).

Registration is now open for:

Scholarly Smarts in Today’s Publishing Landscape |Tue May 14 | 10:30 am- 12 pm| Event and Registration details: here

Submitting your Thesis | Thu May 16| In person: 9:30 – 10:30 am, Register here | Webinar: 1-2 pm, Register here

The Steps of Planning Your Doctoral Exam | Thu May 16 | In person: 10:45 – 12:00 am, Register here | Webinar: 2:15 – 3:30 pm, Register here

 There are still seats remaining in:

Tackling Roadblocks: Getting your Thesis on Track | Thu May 9| 1-5 pm| Register here

Simple Strategies for Happier Time |Wed May 15 | 10 am- 12 pm| Register here (this session will be videoconferenced to the Diamond Health Care Centre near VGH and to UBC Okanagan)

Navigating Work-Life-Balance in Graduate School |Wed May 15 | 12:30 – 2:30 pm| Register: here

Design your Life: What do you want out of life, at UBC and beyond? |Wed May 15 | 12:30 – 2:30 pm| Register here

Check out for other opportunities including:

Grad School Success

Getting Started with NVIVO (Qualitative data analysis): May 14

Introduction to R for Statistical Analysis: May 15

Systematic and Scoping Review Search Methods: May 15

R Study Group: May 15

Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) (June 17th, 20th, 21st), Waitlist Registration Open

Time Management (Mitacs Training) @UBC Robson Square, May 16th


CIRTL Summer Teaching Institute (June 10-14 @UBC).  Registration closes this week


Funding and Competitions

Research Exchange and Poster Competition (Genome BC & The SBN), Abstract due by May 6

Add Your Voice in Policy Development (Science and Policy Integration Network (SPIN)), Apply by May 15th

Please let me know if you have questions!

Thank you,

Jacqui Brinkman, MSc
Director, Graduate Student Professional Development
Office of the Dean | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueum Traditional Territory
170 – 6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada
Phone 604 827 4578 | Fax 604 822 5802 | @ubcgradschool



Project description:

The research project, funded by Genome BC, seeks to study public perceptions of gene editing technologies in the context of agriculture. We are interested in understanding the ways people understand new gene editing technologies and the ways that they perceive their benefits and risks. This study is led by Dr. Terre Satterfield at the Institute of Resources, Environment, and Sustainability (University of British Columbia).

Call for participants:

We are looking for members of the UBC community (students or staff) to participate in focus groups regarding gene editing technologies. Focus groups will last 2.5-3 hours. You do not need to have any prior knowledge or understanding of these technologies to participate. We offer a $50 gift card, to either Virtuous Pie or Loafe Café, to all participants. If interested, please contact Sara Nawaz at

Dates and times:

  1. Tuesday May 28, 10am-1pm


  1. Thursday May 30, 10am-1pm


Terre Satterfield (Principal Investigator)


Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability

Phone: 604-822-2333


Sara Nawaz
PhD Student
Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability
University of British Columbia
Phone: 778-320-3985


PRSSS Warkentin Prize

Warkentin Prize – Application/Nomination Deadline Extension to May 31st, 2019

The Warkentin Prize of $500 will be awarded to a graduate student, or someone who has graduated from a graduate program within the last two years, that has published a graduate thesis or peer-reviewed article in the field of soil science.

You can apply by emailing the following to

  • Name, institution attended, and most recent degree
  • a copy or link to the publication (peer-reviewed article or thesis accepted)
  • a statement explaining how the article has contributed to the field of soil science
  • a brief statement outlining the significance of the research to the public
  • a maximum of two letters of support

You can also nominate a student by sending us a link or copy of their publication, along with a statement supporting your nomination.

For more information on the application guidelines click here

The deadline to apply/nominate is May 31, 2019.

The Warkentin Prize recipient will be acknowledged in our newsletter and on our website. The recipient will also be invited to give a presentation of their research at the next PRSSS Spring Workshop and Annual General Meeting.

Please send completed applications or nominations to

  • For more information on Benno Warkentin and the award click here

To apply or nominate you must be a current member of the PRSSS. To register for membership please visit the membership section of our website. Please note that if you attended the AGM & Spring Workshop, your annual membership fee was included in the event fee.