Call for Nominations: Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships


Call for Nominations: Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

Note: This scholarship is for students pursuing their first doctoral degree. Students pursuing course-based degrees are not eligible.

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) program is designed to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health-related fields. Canadian 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 application is completed online on ResearchNet:

The deadline for applicants to inform the LFS grad program office of their intent to apply is August 6, 2018.  Please email of your intent to apply.

The deadline for applicants to submit applications on ResearchNet is 11:59 pm (PDT – Vancouver time) on Thursday, 6 September 2018.

The deadline for graduate programs to submit nominations to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is 4:00 pm on Tuesday, 25 September 2018.

For more information, please visit:

Important note on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:  The Vanier CGS program encourages equity, diversity and inclusion, as part of the Tri-Agency’s broader commitment to excellence in research and research training in Canada. Resources for applicants, institutions, referees and the selection committees are available at: Applicants are encouraged to review the resources before they begin writing their application.

For other Vanier CGS program news and reminders, please visit:

Idea Rally


Re: unique brainstorming session

The “Idea Rally” will be a unique online collaboration for people from many different disciplines to help solve an interesting chemistry/materials/Food Science problem.   The session is “open source”, with anyone being able to use any of the ideas generated.   The event would be perfect for students who want to take part in a real-world solving session.

There will be prizes given away for participation, totaling $10,000.  There are no specific time requirements.

You can find out more about it here:

Please feel free to pass this on to anyone who you think may be interested.

All the best and thank you for your time,



Paul Wagorn


UBC Library Research Commons | Upcoming Events in July 2018


Sent on behalf of Sarah Blay:


I hope you are all enjoying the summertime in Vancouver! Our UBC Research Commons July Events newsletter is below.  Please see newsletter via this URL:


Kind regards,

Sarah Blay
Program and Administrative Assistant

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GPS Updates: Time Management & Business Writing + Apply to Volunteer for Orientation 2018


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GPS Updates: Time Management & Business Writing + Apply to Volunteer for Orientation 2018


Volunteer for New Graduate Student Orientation

New Graduate Student Orientation takes place on Thursday, August 30th with orientations and the Campus Resources and Student Activity Fair, and workshops and social events scheduled through September (see the schedule at There are numerous orientation-related volunteer opportunities currently available. Applicants must be current UBC Graduate Students in their 2nd year or later to apply. To register, please visit:

Registration is now open for:

Time Management (a Mitacs Training workshop)

Tue, Jul 17 | 9AM – 5 PM @Thea Koerner House

For details and to register:


Business Writing for Today’s Professional (a Mitacs Training workshop)

Wed, Jul 18 | 9 AM – 5 PM @Thea Koerner House

For details and to register:


Seats still available for:

Scholarship and Award Opportunities for Graduate Students | Tues, July 10

In-person (10 AM – 12 PM):

Webinar: (1:30 – 3 PM):


Check out for other opportunities including:

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) recruitment webinars for PhDs, MD and JD (apply to BCG by July 22nd for Jan – Sept 2019 start dates)

Getting Started with NVivo, Jul 10 |

SPSS Workshop, Jul 12 |

Work on Campus Fair, Aug 8 |


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