Call for nominations: Graduate Global Leadership Fellowships Competition

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The Graduate Global Leadership Fellowships enable promising leaders from developing countries to pursue doctoral studies at UBC. The fellowships are to support international students showing outstanding leadership in humanitarian and development work in their home country. Two fellowships will be offered; each fellowship provides an $18,200 stipend plus tuition each year for four years.

Applicants must:

  • Hold a student visa at the beginning of the fellowship funding period
  • Be a citizen of a developing country (see list of eligible countries on website link below)
  • Be starting a PhD or DMA program at the UBC Vancouver campus in January 2016, May 2016, or September 2016
  • Be starting their first doctoral degreeApplicants must:
  • Eligibility
  • Hold a study permit at the beginning of the fellowship funding period
  • Be a citizen of a developing country (see list of developing countries)
  • Have shown outstanding leadership in humanitarian and development work in their home country
  • Be starting a PhD or DMA program at the UBC Vancouver campus in January 2016, May 2016, or September 2016
  • Be starting their first doctoral degree
  • Students with external funding (external scholarships, third-party sponsorship, etc.) are eligible to apply, but if successful, recipients will have their Graduate Global Leadership Fellowship funding reduced by the amount of their external fundingStudents complete application form and request supporting documents (transcripts, letters of reference – see application form for details). Students submit their application package to their UBC graduate program – applications submitted directly to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will not be accepted. Students are advised to verify their graduate program’s deadline well in advance.
  • A complete application package consists of:
  • Application Procedures
  • Completed Graduate Global Leaders Fellowships application form.
  • Academic records for all university-level studies (including studies undertaken but not completed) up to 31 December 2015. For institutions other than UBC, only official transcripts will be accepted. These may be original or certified true copies provided by the applicant’s graduate program. For UBC, the applicant’s “Academic History” printed from the SISC by the applicant’s graduate program will be accepted. Please note that students must request certified true copies of transcripts from their graduate program, not from the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. If only unofficial admission transcripts are available, they will be accepted.
  • Two letters of reference. Letters of reference provided with student’s application for admission will be accepted.

Internal deadline – April 22nd, 2016

Please see the Graduate Awards website for more information: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/graduate-global-leadership-fellowship

The contact at the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for this award is Marija Zimonja, marija.zimonja@ubc.ca

Spring Graduate Awards Competition

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Spring Graduate Awards Competition – Internal deadline April 22nd, 2016

A number of criteria-based awards for the 2016-2017 academic year are available to current and incoming graduate students. Applicants will apply via their graduate programs with a single application that may be considered for as many of the awards as they are eligible for.

Eligibility

Students must be registered, full-time graduate students during the period of the award. Additional eligibility criteria differ between awards. List of awards is available in the application form – part 2. A student might be eligible for multiple awards offered for 2016/17 academic year. Please read the description for each award carefully, and indicate in detail why you are eligible for each award for which you are applying.

Application Procedures

Applicants must submit the following materials to their graduate program at UBC:

    1. completed application form – PART 1
    2. completed application form – PART 2
  • applicants should access the .pdf version of their CCV by clicking “History” in the top menu bar when logged into the CCV website and download the .pdf version of their CCV, rather than the .xml version.
  • academic records for all university-level studies (including studies undertaken but not completed) up to December 31, 2015. For institutions other than UBC, only official transcripts will be accepted. These may be original or certified true copies provided by the applicant’s graduate program. For UBC, the applicant’s “Academic History” printed from the SISC by the applicant’s graduate program will be accepted. Please note that students must request certified true copies of transcripts from their graduate program, not from the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
  • one letter of recommendation. Only recommendation letters signed by the person providing the reference are acceptable; original, faxed, and scanned copies sent by e-mail directly to the applicant’s graduate program are acceptable. In some cases, a reference letter submitted for a previous scholarship competition may be used; see the application instructions for details.

 

Please see the G+PS Awards site for the eligibility criteria for each award and for application materials and procedures:

https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/spring-graduate-awards-competition.

Questions can be directed to junnie.cheung@ubc.ca.

Sustainability and Innovation Series April 12, 19 and 25 at TELUS World of Science

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Food: Sustainability and Innovation Series Our farming systems have significant environmental and social impact both locally and globally.

Join us at TELUS World of Science to discuss the range of options and how we can work together to develop a more sustainable future.
National and international panelists with a range of expertise will join us to stimulate the conversation.
Each session will offer attendees an opportunity to engage with the speakers through question and answer sessions and specially designed interactive tools. Come and contribute to this important discussion.

Panelists include local organic farmers, Randy Shore, Vancouver Sun; Donald Nkrumah, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Alison Van Eenennaam, UC Davis, California.

Promo Flyer – Final

Environmental Farming Footprint and Climate Change Tuesday, April 12th, 5:30 – 7:00pm
Food Security and Sustainability: BC and Beyond Tuesday, April 19th, 5:30 – 7:00pm
Food for Thought: An Opportunity for Interaction Monday, April 25th, 5:30 – 7:00pm

Registration is free but required:  www.genomebc.ca/foodseries

We encourage registrants to attend all three sessions, although individual registration is available.  A Bringing Genomics Home Event

PLAN 548W – 2016 Summer Course Available

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Summer Course Registration will open on Tuesday, April  12th at 11:00 am for:

Plan 548W: Quality Projects and Proposals-Working Effectively with Non-Profit Agencies. 

Please check the SCARP website and below links for more detailed information:

http://www.scarp.ubc.ca/courses

http://www.scarp.ubc.ca/courses/current-issues-planning-quality-projects-proposals-working-effectively-non-profit-agencies 

Space is limited to 20 graduate students. 

Course Description: UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning in collaboration with Vancouver Foundation and the City of Vancouver is offering an interdisciplinary 6 credit course. In this course, students will work with agency leaders using an actual proposal idea from each agency as a focus to build a concrete draft grant proposal. This course offers a mix of experiential, theoretical and applied learning.

Course content: will cover systems thinking and design, designing social innovation strategies for social change, non-profit – university collaboration skills, integrating evidence based research, sustainability planning, evaluation methods, budget development, executive summaries, and recognizing worldview differences and culture in all aspects of project and proposal development.

Timeframe: May 2016 to September 2016

Location: Weekly classes on UBC campus + some day long workshops at Creekside Community Centre (see the course description for exact dates)

Instructor: Jessie Sutherland

Thanks, Rhoda
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    www.scarp.ubc.ca

May 2016 Graduation Deadlines

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Last day for late applications for May 2016 graduation.

The late application form for May graduation is available on our website at the following link:    https://www.grad.ubc.ca/forms/late-application-graduation-may-2016

This form is for Graduate Students only. Please return this form to Brenda Rooke at Enrolment Services via Email: gradapplications@students.ubc.ca or Fax: (604) 822-5459.

 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Last day for final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations to be accepted by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for degrees to be conferred at May 2016 Congregation. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm

Last day for graduate programs to notify the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies that all requirements (including major papers) have been met for non-thesis master’s degrees to be conferred at May 2016 Congregation

Thanks

Evelyn Sanderson
Academic Support Manager | Office of the Dean and Vice-Provost | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
Phone 604 822 3558 | Fax 604 822 5802
170 – 6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z2.
Evelyn.sanderson@ubc.ca  www.grad.ubc.ca