Competition Announcement: Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships


Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships

The Mackenzie King Open Scholarship is open to graduates of any Canadian university who engage in (commence or continue) graduate study (master’s or doctoral) in any field, in Canada or elsewhere. One Open Scholarship is awarded annually. The value has lately been $12,000 but is subject to change.

The Mackenzie King Travelling Scholarship is open to graduates of any Canadian university who engage in (commence or continue) graduate study (master’s or doctoral) in the United States or the United Kingdom, of international relations or industrial relations (including the international or industrial relations aspects of law, history, politics and economics).  Four Travelling Scholarships of $13,500 have lately been awarded annually, but the number and value of scholarships are subject to change.

Eligible applicants must be a graduate (holder of a degree) of a Canadian university when tenure of the scholarship begins (September 2024).

Applications must be made to the Faculty of Graduate Studies of the applicant’s home university. This is the Canadian university from which the applicant most recently graduated or at which the applicant is currently enrolled.

UBC application deadline: 1 February 2024 at 4:00 pm PT

A complete application package (including references) must be submitted by 4:00 pm PT on 1 February 2024. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

A complete application consists of the following:

Submitted by applicant – SUBMIT APPLICATION HERE

  • The completed application form.
    • The application form must be signed at the bottom of the page.
  • As indicated in the application form, Sheet A (‘Supplementary information on academic achievements and experience’)
  • As indicated in the application form, Sheet B (‘Personal statement’)
  • Official, up-to-date transcripts from all post-secondary studies

Submitted by applicant’s chosen referees – SUBMIT REFERENCE HERE (Applicants: Share this link with your referees.  This link is for referees use only; applicants must not submit a reference on behalf of a referee)

  • Threeletters of reference
  • References must be submitted by the application deadline.  Follow up with your referees as appropriate to ensure that your references are submitted on time.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all application materials (including transcripts and reference letters) are received by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by the deadline.

For more information, including detailed application procedures and eligibility requirements, please see this link:


Applications to Venture Founder extended to December 8th


Want to change the world? We can help.
Apply now to our Venture Founder program by December 8th
Venture Founder supports UBC-affiliated entrepreneurs (students, staff, faculty members or alumni who’ve graduated within 5 years), who are ready to take their venture opportunity to the next level with an approach that recognizes that the venture-building journey is unique for each venture team.

The Venture Founder goal is to help you to validate the foundation of your startup and begin to build traction in your venture’s industry ecosystem. Winter cohort application deadline is December 8.

Learn more at our upcoming info sessions on November 24 – 12:00-12:45pm

Apply Now

Meet the companies working on the next big thing next week!
Venture Showcase is happening on November 29th

Don’t miss the chance to see the 20 teams solving problems across climate, human health and social impact across our venture pipeline at our 2023 Venture Showcase.

Here’s what the audience said about our 2022 event:

“I had the opportunity to attend the 2022 Venture Showcase at Robson Square and met the founders of the most exciting projects in Vancouver… Very inspiring and insightful pitches. Thanks to entrepreneurship@UBC for organizing an extraordinary event.” – Community Member

“It is an ideal networking event … plus … insights on how the future shapes the present.” – Investor

“Another amazing showcase at entrepreneurship@UBC massive thank you to the wonderful mentors and supporters who made this event a huge success!” – Dr. Mehrsa Raeiszadeh, Co-founder and COO of MintList

Meet the Ventures

Register Now

Venture Shoutouts

Kudos to our ventures

  • Minpraxis Solutions successfully completed their latest Minpraxis Tester (MPT) Field Unit.
    * EMKAO Foods Inc. received financial investments to participate in FoodFutureCo.’s upcoming cohort

Alumni Updates

Exciting updates from our Alumni who are transforming the world

  • CarboNet is recognized as Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 Companies to Watch
  • MintList is selected with the international Gold Stevie Award for “Startup of the Year” in the software category!
  • Sustained Therapeutics announced a clinical trial of second product


Upcoming Events

November Women Founder Meetup
November 23 • 4:30PM • UBC Robson Square

Join the entrepreneurship@UBC community in person for our Women Founder Meetup, Thursday, November 23 for our ecosystem of women and non-binary founders, executives, leaders and mentors part of entrepreneurship@UBC and our wider ecosystem. Learn more about our Robson Square meetups!

Venture Founder Info Sessions
November 24 • 12:00PM • Online

Do you have a connection to UBC and want to start a venture with us? Find out more about our support, mentoring and resources available through the Venture Founder program, and how you can apply. Learn more at our Nov 24 info sessions!

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Routledge Handbook Release


See attached the information to join in for the Global Launch of The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Diets

ISLFS alum Rachel Mazac contributed a chapter based on her thesis work related to developing a framework for integrating sustainability in international food-based dietary guidelines and I suspect several topics in this book are of interest to our community.

Please circulate this notice to your librarians, colleagues, and others interested in leveraging food systems to enhance well-being.

The launch is the Friday, 8 Dec 12:30-2:15 PM Atlantic time. The details are in the attached.

Launch announcement sustainable diets

Kathleen and Paolo

Free Project-Specific Data Analysis Opportunity for Students


Under the supervision of Statistics professors, Statistics students will provide free project-specific data analysis, including a formal written report, as part of their STAT 450 and 550 practicum consulting courses that will run next term. 

The submission deadline of Dec 14 is only a few weeks away! To apply, send a 1-page project description (see sample) to


For more information on the courses, please visit the Dept. of Statistics website.


Carolyn Taylor (She, Her, Hers)
Managing Consultant
Applied Statistics and Data Science Group (ASDa) | Department of Statistics

The University of British Columbia | xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Traditional Territory | | Phone 604 822 2924 | @AsdaUbc

Looking for grad student volunteers at the 2024 Pacific Agriculture Show


Sign up to volunteer at the 2024 Pacific Agriculture Show! – due Dec. 13

The Pacific Agriculture Show is coming up from January 25 to 27, 2024 at the Abbotsford Tradex Exhibition Centre.

The Faculty and the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the UBC Farm will have a 10×10 booth for the three days to showcase faculty research. Graduate students are invited to volunteer for a 3-4 hour shift. This is an opportunity to share your research and get feedback from producers.

We’ve set up a sign-up sheet – please sign up for the booth by December 13, 2023:

Please note: This year, we’re encouraging lab and research groups to bring interactive displays instead of promotional materials as those are the biggest draws. A webpage will be set up with contact information for each group, as well as some background about your work.

If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Wong ( or Karen Lee (–

Let me know if you need anything else.




Shannon Wong  (She, Her, Hers)
Communications Coordinator
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
H.R. MacMillan, 278 – 2357 Main Mall | Vancouver British Columbia | V6T 1Z4 Canada
Phone 604 861 9303 | @ubcLFS

The UBC Vancouver campus is situated within the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam).