Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship


Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship

Value: $40,000 stipend plus $20,000 travel allowance
Applicant deadline: 11:59pm on Monday, November 2, 2015

Up to 15 Trudeau Scholarships are awarded each year to support doctoral students pursuing research in one or more of the four themes: human rights and social justice, responsible citizenship, Canada and the world, and humans and their natural environment. Trudeau Scholars are highly gifted individuals who are actively engaged in their fields and expected to become leading national and international figures.


  • Candidates must be applying into the first year of a PhD at UBC, or be registered in the first or second year of a PhD at UBC.
  • Although priority will be accorded to Canadian citizens and landed immigrants, up to one fourth of the total number of Trudeau Scholars may be international students (preference will be given to international students from the developing world).

Effective the fall 2015 competition, applications are submitted via the Foundation portal.

  • Create an account online at
  • Once access is granted, complete the application form, request three letters of recommendation, and upload transcripts

For application procedures, please see the Graduate Awards website:

For more information about the Trudeau Foundation, please see their website:

Graduate Pathways to Success


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Registration is now open for:

Getting on Track with your Thesis

October 20, 2015, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

For session information and to register, visit .

Getting the Word Out – writing your research for the public sphere

October 22, 2015, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

For session information and to register, visit .

Graduate Student Writing Groups

Through a collaboration of GPS, the Writing Centre and the Research Commons, I’m pleased to announce the launch of Graduate Student Writing Groups!

When: Every other Monday, 1-3 PM starting October 19 ( ) and

And every other Tuesday, 4 – 6 PM starting October 20 (

Where: Koerner K216

What: Better writing starts with more writing, but it can be difficult to make the time – or get the accountability and feedback/support to start and keep a writing habit. This facilitated writing group was designed to address this, with bi-weekly meetings and led by a peer that include both time to write and get feedback on your writing. Drop in for every session or as needed.

Lastly, check out for many other upcoming graduate student workshops including:

“Introduction to R workshop”, hosted by SCARL.  To register, visit

November 2015 Graduation Deadline

Friday, October 23, 2015

Last day for degree conferral and Congregation applications to be submitted to Enrolment Services by all graduate students expecting to graduate in November. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

Last day for final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations to be accepted by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for November graduation. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm.

Last day for graduate programs to notify the Faculty of Graduate Studies that all requirements (including major papers) have been met for non-thesis master’s degrees for November graduation.

MFRE Seminar Series – October 16


Hello Everyone,

MFRE is hosting a seminar series: MFRE Food & Agribusiness Speaker Series and would like to invite you!

The first seminar is on Friday, October 16th:

Speaker: Jennifer Woron, Director of Marketing & Sales at BC Dairy Association

Location: Room MCML160
Time: 4:00 to 5:30 pm

Find out more about the guest and the series here:

Please inform Gabi at if you plan on joining.

Friday Yoga Lunch Break in MacMillan!


Come experience the transformative and therapeutic practice of Ashtanga Yoga, the root of many styles of vinyasa yoga. Natalia is leading classes every Friday until October 23rd.

Expert or beginner, everyone is welcome!

Cost: $5 per session for students ($10 for staff/faculty).
Location: MCML 258
Time: 12-1pm

Notes: Bring your own mat. If you are suffering from any injuries or pain please talk to the teacher beforehand (ask Gabi for her contact info).

Please email Gabi at if you plan to join!