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Call for Applications: Sustainability Scholars paid internships

The UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI) is pleased to offer UBC graduate students the opportunity to work in funded sustainability internship projects.

We are currently accepting applications for over 60 UBC Sustainability Scholars (including Greenest City Scholars) internships that will commence May 4. Current UBC graduate students from all academic disciplines are eligible to apply.

Successful candidates will work under the mentorship of a partner organization, and are immersed in real world learning where they can apply their research skills and contribute to advancing organizational sustainability goals. Each Scholar receives $22 per hour to complete 250 hours of work.

For more information on the available projects and to apply, visit the Sustainability Scholars Program website.

Applications will be accepted until midnight Sunday February 2.

We also appreciate your help in circulating this notice to anyone in your grad student network that may be interested!


Resumes, Cover Letters & Best Practices: Refining Your Scholars Application

 A workshop for UBC Grad students on how to strengthen and polish their application to the Sustainability Scholars Program.

Danielle Barkley, a career educator at UBC who specializes in supporting Masters and PhD students, will provide strategies and advice for developing a strong resume and cover letter. Karen Taylor, Manager of the Sustainability Scholars Program, will provide her perspective on the application and selection process, as well as common dos and don’ts.

January 27, 2020, 4:00 – 5:30 pm | CIRS Building, BC Hydro Theatre (main floor, 2260 West Mall)

Note: This event focuses on strengthening your application materials. Those interested in knowing more about the Sustainability Scholars Program should review the information provided on the Sustainability Scholars Program website, particularly the “How it Works” and the “Apply” pages.

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Karen Taylor 

Program Manager | UBC Sustainability Initiative

The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory

Room 2343, 2260 West Mall Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4

Phone 604 822-9362 | |

Genotype-phenotype symposium

We would like to invite you to present at a symposium ‘Bridging genotype to phenotype: using rainbow trout as a model species‘ in the American Fishery Society (Western Division), annual general meeting. It is hosted in Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, Vancouver BC, April 12–16 2020.

The model species are NOT restricted to rainbow trout. You are very welcome to join us for a stimulating discussion If the research fit in the general topic of bridging genotype to phenotype. You can find more detailed descriptions in the symposium poster attached.


Our keynote speakers are Dr. Ben Coop and Dr. Shawn Narum and. Our growing invited speaker list includes Dr. Zhongqi Chen, Dr. Erika Eliason and Dr. Jessica McKenzie.

To attend the symposium, please register for the meeting and submit the abstracts through the online portal on the website at Abstracts will be accepted until midnight February 12, 2020. Also, please select the name of this symposium when submitting the abstract.

Symposium organizers: Yangfan Zhang, Tony Farrell, Trish Schulte


Yangfan Zhang, B.Sc(H), M.Sc., Ph.D. Candidate

President of American Fisheries Society-B.C. Student Subunit.

Chair of Graduate Council Caucus in Graduate Student Society.


Farrell Lab
Department of Zoology & Applied Animal Biology
Faculty of Land and Food System
University of British Columbia

Twitter: @TheYangfanZHANGAFS-symposiumAFS-symposium

Call for Nominations: SSHRC Talent Award

INTERNAL Deadline – Feb 13, 2020 

SSHRC Talent Award – 2020 Competition

The SSHRC Talent Award recognizes outstanding achievement by an individual who, on April 1, 2020, holds a SSHRC doctoral or postdoctoral fellowship or scholarship. The Talent Award ($50,000 value) is given to an individual who maintains academic excellence, has a talent for research and knowledge mobilization, and has demonstrated clear potential to be a future leader within and/or outside the academic sector. One Talent Award will be awarded by SSHRC from the nominations submitted by Canadian universities.

The Talent Award may be taken up as a fellowship to fund the recipient’s doctoral or postdoctoral research over a one-year period, or may be used, within one year of receiving the award, as a grant to support research, knowledge mobilization or other research-related activities. At least 10 per cent of the award funds must be used to promote the recipient’s research achievements.

Eligibility: A nominee must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada at the time of nomination, must be an active social sciences and humanities researcher or student, and must hold a SSHRC doctoral or postdoctoral fellowship or scholarship on April 1, 2020.

Nomination Deadline: Complete nomination packages must be received by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS) by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, 28 February, 2020.  Graduate programs should set an internal application deadine for their applicants before this date.

For nomination procedures, please consult the G+PS website ( The contact for this funding opportunity is Natalie Thorson (

Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships


NOTE: please notify Lia ( about your intention of applying ASAP but not later than Friday, January 17, 2020.

Internal deadline January 31, 2020

The University of British Columbia offers multi-year fellowships to Master’s and doctoral Indigenous students. Award winners are selected on the basis of academic merit through an annual competition, administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in consultation with the First Nations House of Learning. Approximately a dozen new fellowships are offered each year.

Each fellowship provides a stipend of $18,200 per year for doctoral students or a stipend of $16,175 per year for Master’s students. Additionally, AGF recipients are eligible to receive tuition funding. Tuition funding will not exceed the current value of the standard doctoral or Master’s degree tuition fees. Applicants for Master’s funding will receive fellowship funding until the end of their second year of Master’s studies; applicants for doctoral funding will receive fellowship funding for four years or until the end of their fifth year of doctoral studies, whichever comes first.  In all cases, continued fellowship support is conditional on satisfactory academic progress. Recipients of Master’s fellowship funding must re-apply to be considered for doctoral funding.

All Indigenous students are eligible to apply, but priority is given to Indigenous students whose traditional territory falls, at least in part, within Canada. This includes Canadian First Nations, Métis or Inuit students and may include Indigenous students from Alaska and other states of the USA. The University may request further information to confirm Indigenous eligibility.

Application and nomination details

Kind regards,


Lia Maria Dragan
Admissions and Administrative Coordinator
Faculty of Land and Food Systems, The University of British Columbia
291-2357 Main Mall | Vancouver BC Canada V6T 1Z4
Phone 604.822.8373 | Fax 604.822.4400 /

Notification Conference

Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference (Calgary) – apply for a student sponsorship by Feb. 3!

Start your career with inspiration, direction and a network at your fingertips!

The LFS Deans Office will sponsor one student to attend the 2020 Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference, March 23 & 24, at the Hyatt Regency Downtown in Calgary, Alberta.

You must apply online before February 3, 2020 for consideration. This is open to female undergraduate and graduate students in Land and Food Systems. Online applications will be reviewed by a selection committee, and the student who best explains how attending the conference will benefit her career objective will be selected.

The student-sponsorship will include the following:

  • Two nights’ accommodations (Sunday and Monday) at the Hyatt Regency in Calgary
  • Your registration fee to attend AWC West 2020
  • The LFS Deans Office will also pay travel costs to & from Calgary, Alberta to attend the conference

COMPLETE STUDENT APPLICATION FORM and review full details at

The application includes uploading a video (up to 3 minutes). If you have any questions during the application process, email or

Please note: this is a Microsoft Word Tap-and-Fill document. This file will auto-download, and this action will vary depending on your browser. If you are on mobile, the form will not properly load to be filled.

For AWC 2020 conference details, visit


Karen Lee
Director of Marketing and Communications
Faculty of Land and Food Systems | University of British Columbia
Phone 604 827 5297 | Cell 604 312 6343