Clár Gaeilge – Gairm ar Iarratais / Irish Language Programme – Call for applications & Trasna Na dTonnta


Irish Language Programme 2018-19
Call for applications

Each year, with the support of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, ICUF appoints a number of Irish Language Instructors to work in our partner universities in Canada.

This programme exists to support the development and growth of the Irish language in Canada. As such, the role of the Irish Language Instructor is twofold; she/he is engaged to teach the Irish Language within the university, and to support the development of the Irish Language in the wider community.

The completed application must be submitted to ICUF before 5pm, Monday 12th February.

To find out more information on this scheme, click here.

February 2018 Degree Conferral Deadline.


If you are hoping to have your degree granted in February 2018, please note the following:

Congregation ceremony will be in May 2018. Please advise students that Enrolment Services will not accept any late applications for graduation, and there will be no exceptions to January 19, 2018 deadline.

Students completing their program requirements after January 20, 2018 should wait and apply to have their degree granted in May 2018. The application for the degree to be granted in May 2018 and the May 2018 congregation ceremony will open on January 20, 2018 on the Student Service Centre.

Any students that have applied in error for February are not required to apply again. Enrolment Services have agreed to move applications to May if not approved for February.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Last day for applications to be submitted to Enrolment Services by all graduate students expecting to have degrees granted in February. Congregation ceremony will be in May. 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 and Postdoctoral Studies for February degree granting. 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 for February degree granting.

Saturday, 20 January, 2018

Application for May degree granting and May Congregation opens.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Thank you

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.

GPS Workshop: Breaking Patterns of Procrastination


 Registration is now open for:

Breaking Patterns of Procrastination

Thu, Jan 25, 9:30 AM– 12:30 PM @ Thea Koerner House

Register at:


Visit for other opportunities including:

Speak with a Wellness Peer during Graduate Wellness Peer Hours |

Join a Graduate Writing Community

·         Arts & Humanities, Jan 16, 23; Feb 6, 13 |

·         Science & Applied Science, every Wed thru Feb 7 |

Formatting Your Thesis, Jan 19 |

Data Visualization and ArcGIS Webinar Series, starts Jan 23 |

Friedman Award Info Session, Jan 24 |

Apply to Become a Financial Wellness Peer by Jan 31 |  

Graduate Student Orientation events continue with International Student Orientation for Late Arrivals on Jan 17th and the GSS Whistler Trip on Jan 27th. Event details can be found at: . 

Thank you,


Jacqui Brinkman
Manager, Graduate Pathways to Success Program
Office of the Dean | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
170 – 6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada
Phone 604 827 4578 | Fax 604 822 5802 | @ubcgradschool

Free Statistics Consulting from STAT450/550 – still available


Subject: Free Statistics Consulting from STAT450/550

The UBC Statistics Department offers free statistical analysis, via STAT 450/550, accepting projects for term 2 2017-18 from Nov 9 – Jan 15.  


As part of our ongoing efforts to bring current research into the classroom and promote interdisciplinary collaborations, the students enrolled in STAT 450 (Case Studies in Statistics) will provide free statistical analyses in Term 2 of each academic year. In addition, a group of graduate students enrolled in STAT 550 (Techniques of Statistical Consulting) will mentor and supervise a group of STAT 450 students. The students will be carrying out this academic activity under the co-supervision of Gabriela Cohen Freue (instructor of STAT 450 and STAT 550) or Ed Kroc (co-instructor of STAT 450). The data will be treated with confidentiality within the courses.

To give the students the opportunity to practice and enhance their communication skills, we require a representative of your project to meet with the STAT 450/550 students either in person or via distance methods like Skype. If you are a student, your supervisor needs to provide written approval of your participation and data sharing with STAT 450/550.

Research projects from all UBC and non-UBC units and all levels of researchers (but particularly UBC undergraduate and graduate students), with already collected data are welcome for submission (due date January 15th, 2018).  

If you are interested in participating, please send a one-page project description to 


Gabriela Cohen Freue

Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, UBC

Canada Research Chair II, Statistical Genomics

Opportunity for PhD graduates and faculty to contribute to science policy


The Canadian Science Policy Fellowship is now accepting applications from prospective fellows interested in undertaking a 12-month policy project with a Canadian government host office. Applicants can apply to up to six approved projects in their area(s) of interest.

Eligible applicants must be:

  • Faculty members at Canadian universities or PhD graduates
  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents (applicants are responsible for confirming their eligibility for individual projects)
  • Able to negotiate a leave of absence from their university or employer, as applicable

The 2018 cohort of fellowships will begin in September 2018. Approved fellows receive remuneration from their host offices and professional development training and networking events facilitated by Mitacs.

Applications will be accepted until March 4, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. PT. For more information, please visit the Canadian Science Policy Fellowship or contact