GSS cIRcle Award – Applications are Open!


Submissions are now open for the next instalment of the GSS cIRcle Open Scholar award, a lottery-based award that recognizes exemplary non-thesis manuscripts or projects from UBC graduate students.

The Award is based on a lottery system held twice a year. A random selection will be made from items submitted to cIRcle during the previous 6 month period – four awards will be made per annum, two in April and two in October.

The deadline for submissions is September 24.

Dru Yates receives NACTA award


Congratulations to MSc alumna Dru Yates (supervised by Assoc. Prof. Maja Krzic) who is this year’s recipient of the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Graduate Student Teaching Award.

The award is given in recognition of meritorious efforts in postsecondary teaching by a graduate student. Dru is a double alumna of Land and Food Systems, having completed her BSc in Global Resource Systems in 2010, and her MSc in Soil Science this past spring.

(Original post: Re-posted with permission.)



We have revised the “Major” LFS Departmental Awards (Greater Than $10,000) information and application package.   The document is now posted on our website under LFS Departmental Awards.  Please note:  the application deadline is Monday, June 30th, 2014.


This application is for:

#801 – Canadian Dairy Commission Scholarship

#4819 – Leonard S Klinck Memorial Fellowship

#4848 – Mary and David Macaree Fellowship

4YF – Current PhD students (as defined in application)

We expect to provide committee members with completed application packages in early July for their review.  Following a committee meeting to discuss and rank applications, nominations will be forwarded to Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies in early August.  Students should receive award notification by late to early September.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.



Peter A. Larkin Award for Excellence in Fisheries


Applications are now being accepted for the Peter A. Larkin Student Award for Excellence in Fisheries. The purpose of the award is to identify the top current MSc and PhD level students that are conducting fisheries research at a Canadian institution.

The award is not restricted to students with Canadian citizenship. Please pay attention to the page limitations for each section. Note that Times New Roman, 12pt font is to be used, with page margins of 2 cm on all sides. Upon completion of the application, please convert the document to a pdf and name the file with your last name followed by an underscore and Larkin (i.e., Lastname_Larkin.pdf). Completed documents are to be sent to:

Karen Murchie, CARS Larkin Committee,

Completed applications must be received no later than 4pm EDT, June 1, 2014. Application forms are available at

Competition Announcement: Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements


Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements

The Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high-calibre Canadian graduate students pursuing exceptional research experiences at research institutions outside of Canada. This program is available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who hold a Vanier Scholarship or a Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) at the Master’s or doctoral level. Note that international students who hold a Vanier scholarship are not eligible for this competition.

 Annual Value: Up to $6,000 for three to six months

Deadline: Friday, May 23rd, 2014

 SSHRC applicants please note: All signatures must be in ink.

Please consult the Graduate Awards website for further information and application procedures:

The contact at the Faculty of Graduate Studies for this award is Allan Lee:


Erica Hirschberger

Graduate Awards Coordinator | Office of the Dean | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
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