Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

The UBC Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are available for most fields of research. The number of awards offered presently varies between three and five per year.

Value: an annual stipend of $50,000 for a maximum of two years plus a travel and research allowance of $4,000 over two years.

UBC Okanagan (UBC-O)

  • UBC-O will require potential Killam applicants to submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) to the Office of Research Services (ORS)by September 3, 2019 12:00 p.m. (noon). Applicants are required to complete the NOI Competition Submission Form and upload a Vanier-Banting CCV. ORS will use the NOI to determine applicant eligibility.
  • Full applications, including all attachments, are due to ORS by October 15, 2019 12:00 p.m. (noon).
  • Completed nomination forms for UBC-O finalists are due to ORS by November 7, 2019 12:00 p.m. (noon).
  • UBC-O contact: Danielle Lamb, Major Awards Officer, Office of Research Services: lamb@ubc.ca

UBC Vancouver (UBC-V)

  • Each department or unit at the Vancouver campus may forward one nominee to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies via UBC Workspace by November 8, 2019. Whoever will be uploading the nomination will need to email confirmation to fellowships@ubc.ca, who will create a Workspace folder for your department/unit.
  • UBC-V contactfellowships@ubc.ca

For details about this competition, please visit: https://www.postdocs.ubc.ca/award/killam-postdoctoral-research-fellowship

G&PS Professional Development

We are still looking for volunteers to help with the GradStart Welcome Events (Aug 29/ 30)! Register here

 

There are still seats remaining in:

Professionalism and Workplace Norms. What does professionalism actually mean? Is it different inside and outside of academia?

Join this workshop to feel prepared for transitioning into a new role! | Jul 25 | In- Person: 10 – 11:30 am | Webinar:  1 – 2:15 pm

Check out community.grad.ubc.ca for other opportunities including:

Career Building

Resume Writing For PhDs (Webinar) | Jul 25

Information Session for the Leaders in Future Trends (LIFT) Program | Jul 27

Events

Women in STEM Leadership Series: Laying the Groundwork: Strategies for Aspiring Leaders (panel event) | Aug 1

Grad School Success

Thesis Formatting: Tips, tricks, and resources | Jul 29

Literature Reviews: Writing | Jul 29

Literature Reviews: Analyzing (with NVivo) | Jul 30

Citation Management using Mendeley (Intermediate) | Aug 1

Please let me know if you have questions!

Thank you,
Jacqui.

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
jacqui.brinkman@ubc.ca | @ubcgradschool
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/

 

Graduate Student Orientation Welcome Events, Registration open Professionalism & Workplace Norms

We are looking for volunteers to help with the Graduate Student Orientation Welcome Events (Aug 29/ 30)! Register here

 

Registration is now open for:

Professionalism and Workplace Norms| Jul 25 | In- Person: 10 – 11:30 am | Webinar:  1 – 2:15 pm

 

Check out community.grad.ubc.ca for other opportunities including:

 

Career Building

Career Webinar Series: Interviews | Jul 24

 

Grad School Success

Best Practices in Research Data Management | Jul 23

Introduction to SPSS for statistical analysis | Jul 24

 

Conferences/ Abstracts

Call for Abstracts: Vancouver Nanomedicine Day 2019

 

Please let me know if you have questions!

 

Thank you,

Jacqui.

 

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
jacqui.brinkman@ubc.ca | @ubcgradschool
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/

GSS News | July 11 2019

The GSS Re-Launches Graduate Student Financial Aid

Graduate Student Financial Aid is the GSS’s new fund to support graduate students at UBC Vancouver, who are experiencing unforeseen financial hardship.

Am I Eligible?

All graduate students at UBC Vancouver are eligible for the fund if they meet the following criteria

Be enrolled as a graduate student at the University of British Columbia-Vancouver;

Be in demonstrable financial hardship;

Be referred or recommended to the GSS by an UBC office or academic unit;

Have not previously applied for the GFSA during the past 4 months or received it during last 12 months.

What does the support cover?

The fund can cover a wide range of expenses directly arising from unforeseen circumstances, which may include:

Rent and living expenses;

Prescription medication not covered by MSP, Pharmacare, and the AMS / GSS Health and Dental Plan

Moving and related expenses

The UBC Leave of Absence fee.

GFSA will NOT cover tuition and other school fees.

You can read more about the fund, including how to apply here:

Or if you want to see full scope and regulations of the GFSA you can consult the GSS Policy Manual

 

Summer Pitch and Putt

Join the GSS for a wonderful afternoon of golf. The Queen Elizabeth Park Pitch & Putt offers beautiful views of the city, and a way of enjoying the natural beauty of the park. It’s also a perfect course for those new to the game. So get a group of friends together for some friendly competition

 

Star on the GSS website

We’re looking for 5 grad students to be featured in some photographs for the GSS website. You’ll need to be available at Thea Koerner house this Friday from 1-3pm and to be happy to have your photo taken of course. We’ll make sure everyone who takes part gets a gift card for their trouble.

Interested? message us on Facebook or email communications@gss.ub.ca. Slots will be on a first come, first served basis.

 

Policy Revisions

These are the latest revisions to GSS policies which will be considered and discussed at the next GSS Council meeting on July 18th.

 

 

Participate in a focus group

The Graduate Student Society and the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy are looking for participants in focus groups with graduate students in research-based programs to identify challenges and successes that students with disability have been experiencing navigating UBC campus and how they perceive UBC accessibility.

N.B: Any response to or sharing of this post may result in that individual being associated with this study.

 

 

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Events

Registration is now open for:

Grad School Success

Thesis Formatting: Tips, tricks, and resources | Jul 15

Citation Management using RefWorks (Intermediate) | Jul 18

Writing Consultations at CWSC (Summer hours)

Volunteering

There are still research-based graduate students needed for the Accessibility Focus Group

Love is in the Air Pride Installation Competition

Calling all artists! Here is your chance to create the new Love is in the Air Pride installation to elevate LGBTQ2SIA+ voices! Submit your design idea before July 28 for an installation over the UBC Pride event on September 6, 2019.

The aim of the competition is to raise awareness and visibility of LGBTQ2SIA+ communities in UBC’s public space. Artists with intersectional identities, who identify as being a part of an LGBTQ2ISA+ community and of communities that have been historically and systematically marginalized, are strongly encouraged to apply.

The competition is open to all UBC students, faculty and staff. Apply by July 28.

sustain.ubc.ca/prideart/

UBC Strategy Consulting Mentorship Program

Are you interested in a career in consulting? Over the course of 4 months, candidates will have access to lectures, boot camps, personal resume reviews, and targeted coaching from over 120 SCMP alumni who have successfully gone through the program. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to interview and intern with our consultancy partners like McKinsey, Bain, and BCG and other top global consulting firms.

Visit our website and infographic for more information and join our email list for updates on information sessions and application dates.