Reminder: Tri-Council and/or Affiliated Fellowships – Doctoral



Internal Deadline: September 25, 2015 (4:00pm) – This is a firm deadline.  We will not accept any applications after this deadline.  In addition, incomplete applications will not be considered.  It is the student’s responsibility to ensure all supporting documentation has been received by the deadline.

If you are considering applying for a doctoral-level Tri-Council and/or Affiliated Fellowship, please NOTIFY me of your intention by September 7.  The LFS Graduate Office will be experiencing some unexpected staffing shortages during September and October.  In order to ensure adequate administrative support for this award competition, it will help us a great deal if we know in advance of your intention to apply so that we can set realistic and workable deadlines.

UBC Affiliated Fellowships:

The doctoral Affiliated Fellowship competition runs in concert with the university-adjudicated Tri-Agency (NSERC, and SSHRC) Canada Graduate Scholarships competitions. Students who submit an NSERC or SSHRC Tri-Agency application to their graduate program are automatically considered for open Affiliated Fellowship funding (to be considered for a criteria-based award, please submit ).  Those applying only for Vanier or CIHR doctoral funding must submit a separate and complete Affiliated Fellowship application in order to be considered.

Updated competition information and application/reference forms are available at:

SSHRC and NSERC doctoral Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGSD):
Applicants applying through UBC will either be:

  • currently registered at (or were registered at during the year of application), or are on an approved leave of absence from, a degree program at UBC.
  • not currently registered at UBC; or are registered, but not in a degree program; and have completed all of the requirements for a degree program from UBC since January 1 of this year

Both agencies have application forms and instructions online. Please see agency websites for further detail:



CIHR Doctoral Applications:
Direct application to CIHR for 1 October, 2015 deadline
. Institutional signatures for CIHR doctoral research awards are obtained from the Office of Research Services:


Reminder: Call for Nominations: Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships



The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program is designed to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by offering them a significant financial award to assist them during their studies at Canadian universities. Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health-related fields. Domestic and international students are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier Scholarship, which is valued at $50,000 per year for up to three years.

The Vanier application form is available on ResearchNet (

The deadline for applicants to submit applications on ResearchNet is 11:59pm (Vancouver time) on Monday, 31 August, 2015.


To be considered for a Vanier Scholarship, a student must be nominated by a Canadian university.  Vanier Scholarships must be held by the student at the university that nominated them. The scholarships are not transferable:  they may not be taken to another university

Applicants do not have to be registered as doctoral students at the time of application, but must be registered as doctoral students at a Canadian university when they take up the Vanier Scholarship.

Canadian citizens, landed immigrants (permanent residents), and international students are all eligible for Vanier Scholarships

Students who have held or are currently holding Tri-Agency scholarship funding for their doctoral program are not eligible to apply.

For students with credentials from UBC – official transcripts are mandatory.
Please see the Vanier Scholarship website for complete eligibility criteria.

Evaluation criteria

Nominees will be evaluated and selected based on the following three criteria, which will be weighted equally by the peer review committees:

  • academic excellence
  • research potential
  • leadership

Please see the Vanier Scholarship website for complete evaluation criteria.


CTLT Workshops for TA’s and Grad Students!


CTLT will be offering new workshops for TA’s and Graduate Students.


Please follow the links to register for each workshop.

1) Mentoring Workshop – September 17, 12:30-5:00PM

2) Facilitation Basics 1 – September 24th, 9:00AM – 12:30PM

This workshop is about designing sessions/workshops and activities

3) Facilitation Basics 2 – September 24th – 1:30-5:00PM

This workshop is about facilitating sessions/workshops and activities

Additional Programs for TA’s:

CTLT is also offering a Graduate Peer Review of Teaching Program, for all TA’s. Through this free mentoring program, TA’s can have one of our trained reviewers (also TA’s at UBC) observe their teaching and provide them with feedback. For more information please visit the website here.



Elissa Morris
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

PLAN 425 – Introduction to Contemporary Planning Issues


The following course, PLAN 425 – Introduction to Contemporary Planning Issues, will be offered:

-Section 002 on Thursdays, 2:00-5:00pm

Please see the below links for more details.

This course provides a general introduction to some of the main concepts, challenges, and debates in community and regional planning, both as a professional practice and as a process of social and political intervention in space. At its heart, planning is an action-oriented and problem-oriented activity. As a profession, planners use well-defined tools such as zoning by-laws, citizen engagement, and land-use policies to manage a wide range of issues, including transportation, housing, real estate development, community-building, and the allocation of social services, which affect our everyday lives in communities, cities, and regions. As a general practice by ordinary citizens, planning operates in complex social and political environments that are shaped by local, regional, national, and transnational forces. This course aims to critically engage students with the multiple meanings, practices, and tools that shape the field of community and regional planning.

Thanks, Rhoda Thow

Rhoda Thow
Administrator | School of Community and Regional Planning
The University of British Columbia
415-6333 Memorial Road, Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z2
Tel: 604 822 5326

Volunteer Opportunity


A volunteer opportunity for those interested in Urban Forestry.


Clare Cullen

Operations Director | Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm
Faculty of Land and Food Systems | The University of British Columbia
3461 Ross Drive Vancouver, BC V6T 1W5 (Location) | 2357 Main Mall Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z4 (Mailing)
Phone 604 822 5092 | Fax 604 822 6839 | @ubcfarm  | UBC Farm on Facebook