Graduate Programs: Waitlist Registration is now OPEN for August 18, 21, 25 2015 Grad ISW


Waitlist registration is now open for the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) August 18, 21, 25 2015.  The ISW is an internationally recognized program and students receive transcript notation for their participation.  It is a 3-day intensive workshop that develops participant’s teaching skills and confidence.  It is appropriate for first time teachers or those with years of experience.  Join the thousands of students who have taken this workshop.

IMPORTANT: The workshop runs from 8:15am-5:00pm. Please note you must be able to attend all three days, i.e. the entire 24 hour workshop.  Please find attached the policy for registering in an ISW, and an FAQ sheet.

This workshop is always in high demand. To register for the August 18, 21, 25 ISW, please go to the following link and sign-up:

Grad ISW_registration_processGrad ISW FAQs

Please let me know if you have any questions.



Jane Young
Events Assistant | Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
214 – 1961 East Mall | Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1
Phone 604.827.4871  |  @UBC_CTLT   | UBC.CTLT

Special class with Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz


We are contacting you with a rare opportunity for your students. This fall 2015, Nobel prize-winning economist and professor Joseph Stiglitz will be coming to UBC as the inaugural Lind Initiative Visitor. Prof. Stiglitz will lecture in a special course, Global Inequality and the Work of Joseph Stiglitz. The course is for 1 ½ credits and runs from September 18th through November 20th on Friday mornings. In addition to addressing economic dimensions of inequality, students will participate in lectures with leading thinkers, writers, and activists in critical areas such as race, gender, climate change, and globalization.

Students can register for this course at and find more information at This is a competitive-entry course with instructions included in both of these links. The application deadline is July 31, 2015.

Thanks for sending this as broadly as possible within your faculty/department/unit.

Thanks very much.

Julie Wagemakers
Deputy Director | Faculty of Arts | Liu Institute for Global Issues
Masters of Public Policy and Global Affairs
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
Phone 604 822 4288 | Fax 604 822 6966
| Follow us on Twitter: @LiuInstituteUBC


M.Sc. position in forest ecology – University of Sherbrooke


To faculty, school and departmental administrators and heads:

I am writing on behalf of Professor Robert Bradley, who is offering a 2-year scholarship for a Masters-level research project in his lab (University of Sherbrooke). The research will be co-directed by Professor J-P. Bellenger, who is in the Department of Chemistry. Note that the University of Sherbrooke is a francophone (French-speaking) institution, so the ability to speak French or the willingness to learn the language would be a definite asset for those who wish to apply.

This position is available immediately, and offers the prospective student a research internship in Sweden (Umea) as part of the project.

Please see the attached announcement. We would be grateful if you could post the same on departmental or faculty bulletin boards.

Replies should be directed to Professor Bradley at

MSC position_Announcement

Thank you for your attention.

W.F.J. (Bill) Parsons, Ph.D.

Professionel de recherche

Departement de biologie

Fulbright Canada Programs for Canadian Scholars and Students


You will find below a list of all our programs for Canadian Scholars and Students that I would encourage you to share.   Your expertise in identifying and encouraging Canadian candidates to apply would be much appreciated.  If there are particular candidates that you would like us to follow up with, please send their contact information to Brad Hector (, Program Officer for Scholars.  Please, also, feel free to reach out to me directly.

We also encourage you to share the information on your website and social media.  Follow us on Twitter @FulbrightCanada

Awards for Canadian Students follows.

Awards for Canadian Scholars

Applicants can apply to the:

Ø  Visiting Research Chairs Program: US$25,000 for one semester (4 months)

Ø  Traditional (All Disciplines) Award: US$12,500 for one semester (4 months), or US$25,000 for a full academic year (9 months)

Visiting Research Chairs in:

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Arctic Studies at the University of Washington

Canadian Studies at Kennesaw State University

Canadian Studies at Michigan State University

Canadian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley

Canada-U.S. Relations at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars

Environmental Humanities at the University of California, Irvine

Military Social Work at the University of Southern California

Nanosystems Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles

North American Studies at American University

Policy Studies at the University of Texas at Austin

Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California

Québec Studies at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh

Science at Illinois Institute of Technology

Peace and War Studies at Norwich University

Open Field at the University of California, Santa Barbara

Open Field at Vanderbilt University 
Inquiries: Brad Hector, Program Officer (Scholars),

Core Facts about the awards

  • The Fulbright Canada competition for Canadian scholars is now open, and closes November 15, 2015
  • The competition is for awards taken up September 2016 and/or January 2017


  • Candidates must be Canadian citizens,
  • Hold a Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree as appropriate. Candidates outside academia (e.g., professionals, artists) with recognized professional standing and substantial professional accomplishments are also eligible
  • Be proficient in English

Awards for Canadian Students

Graduate Students can apply to the:

Ø  Traditional Fulbright student awards: US$15,000 for one nine-month academic year. These all-discipline awards can be taken up at any college, university, think tank, or government agency in the United States

Ø  Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program: Grants allow students to live in the United States for a period of 10 months. The award includes a $400-$600 stipend per month (commensurate with average cost of living in host city, room and board, visa services, health insurance, and a bursary to complete two courses per semester that are most beneficial to the student’s teaching career.

Core Facts about the awards

  • Fulbright Canada competition for Canadian graduate students is now open, and closes on
    November 15, 2015
  • The competition is for awards taken up for one 9-month academic year starting September 2016


  • Candidates must be Canadian citizens,
  • Be in receipt of a bachelor’s degree prior to the proposed start date of the grant,

Inquiries: Michelle Emond, Program Officer (Students), 

Fulbright Canada at a glance:

  • With approximately 360,000 Fulbright alumni in more than 155 countries, the Fulbright program is the gold standard in academic exchange and a leader in public diplomacy.
  • The Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America (Fulbright Canada) is a binational, treaty-based, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization with a mandate to identify the best and brightest minds in both countries and engage them in residential academic exchange.
  • The mandate of Fulbright Canada is to enhance mutual understanding between the people of Canada and the people of the United States of America by providing support to outstanding individuals. These individuals conduct research, lecture, or enroll in formal academic programs in the other country. In doing so, Fulbright Canada aims to grow intellectual capacity, increase productivity, and assist in the shaping of future leaders.
  • For more information

*Please follow these links if you are an American Scholar or Student interested in Fulbright Canada Awards.

Dr. Michael K. Hawes

Chief Executive Officer / Président-directeur général
Fulbright Canada
2015-350 rue Albert Street  Ottawa, Canada K1R1A4
613.688.5509;   f. 613.237.2029;

Michèle Phillips
Program Officer, External Relations
Agente de programmes, Relations externes
Fulbright Canada
2015-350 rue Albert Street Ottawa, ON  K1R 1A4
(613) 688-5517 ; f. (613) 237-2029
FB fulbright.canada   Twitter: @FulbrightCanada


UBC Let’s Talk Science Coordinator Hiring 2015


Let’s Talk Science at UBC is looking to hire an enthusiastic graduate student to join our committed team of coordinators as our Community Events Program Coordinator. A full description of the position responsibilities, application and deadline is enclosed in the attached PDF.

To encourage as many qualified applicants as possible, we would greatly appreciate if you could distribute this advertisement to the graduate students in your department/program.

Thank you so much for your time and assistance!

Ad for LTS Community Events Coordinator Position-July 2015

Kind regards,

Guilaine and Ruth
Executive Coordinators
UBC Let’s Talk Science