Tri-Council and Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral competition 2018


 REMINDER – deadline Wednesday, September 19 – 4:00pm

 IMPORTANT – Doctoral competition

INTERNAL Deadline September 19, 2018
This is a firm deadline.  We will not accept any applications (missing documents) after this deadline.  In addition, incomplete applications will not be considered.  It is the student’s responsibility to ensure all supporting documentations, including transcripts and reference letters, are 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 10.  The LFS Graduate Office will be experiencing very busy times 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.


 ·        Applicant deadline: Internal deadline September 19

·        Graduate program deadline:  4 p.m. on Friday, 12 October 2018

UBC Affiliated Fellowships:

The UBC Affiliated Fellowships doctoral competition runs in concert with the university-adjudicated NSERC and SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) Doctoral competitions. Students who submit an NSERC or SSHRC application to their graduate program are eligible for open Affiliated Fellowships and do not need to submit a separate Affiliated Fellowships application. (To be considered for criteria-based affiliated fellowship(s), students should submit this checklist ( with their NSERC or SSHRC application to their graduate program.) Those applying only for Vanier CGS or CIHR Doctoral Research Award must submit a separate and complete Affiliated Fellowships application in order to be considered.

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

SSHRC and NSERC CGS Doctoral Awards:

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 1 January 2018

Both agencies have application forms and instructions online. Please see their websites for further information:



CIHR Doctoral Research Award:

Details for this funding opportunity are available on ResearchNet:

Institutional e-Approval for CIHR Doctoral Research Award is obtained from the Office of Research Services (ORS). Detailed requirements and e-submission procedures are available online at:

·        UBC Internal deadline: 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, 26 September 2018

·        Applicant’s e-submission deadline: 8:30 a.m. on Monday, 1 October 2018

Kind regards,


Lia Maria Dragan
Graduate Programs Office
Faculty of Land and Food Systems The University of British Columbia
344-2357 Main Mall | Vancouver BC Canada V6T 1Z4
hone 604.822.8373 | Fax 604.822.4400 /



LFS Community Meeting


The Community Meeting for LFS faculty, staff and students will take place on Wednesday Sept 19, 2018 at 12:00-1:00 in MCML 154, MacMillan Building.  Coffee and cookies will be provided.

Click here to add this meeting to your Outlook calendar.


12:00-12:10 Dean’s message
12:10-12:25 IC-IMPACTS – Nemy Banthia
12:25-12:40 Workplace health resources – Melissa Lafrance/Abigail Overduin/Amelia Douglas
12:40-12:50 Internal communications survey – Karen Lee



GSS Survey Results
Physical and Mental Health
The latest data from the 2018 GSS Student Survey shows the impact that having a long term mental or physical health condition can have on graduate study and highlights the importance of support for students in this position.
You can read more about the survey results on physical and mental health as well as the other data
GSS Referendum: September 2018
Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to fill in the referendum. We appreciate the excellent response. If you haven’t yet responded v oting is open until 23 September.
You can find more information about the reasons for the referendum and the exact changes,
Fall Classes
French, Yoga and Zumba
Whether you want to learn a language, relieve stress or improve fitness the GSS has you covered. There are still a few spaces for classes on and off campus. Our classes are designed for graduate students and offer a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
5 Pin Bowling Night
Join fellow graduate students in this fun Glow-in-the-Dark Bowling Night in the heart of Commercial Drive! (just a five minute walk from the Sky train).
We have reserved the upper floor at Grandview Lanes, Vancouver’s staple bowling alley for the past 70 years, for this 5-pin, glow-in-the-dark bowling experience, exclusively for UBC Grad Students!
Community Announcements
The Vancouver institute has an exciting program of lectures over the next few months covering topics from contemporary politics to evidence in medicine and global economics.
Program – Fall 2018
UBC Certificate in Translation and Interpretation for Business
Chinese is the most widely spoken non-official language in Canada. Demand for trained translators and interpreters opens up career opportunities for those fluent in Chinese and English.
On September 13 at 12pm Pacific, join us for an online webinar to learn valuable information about the UBC Certificate in Translation and Interpretation for Business. Hear from instructors and past students, and explore career paths.
Registration is required in order to participate. Can’t make the live session? We will send everyone who registers a link to the recording.
Consultation on U Boulevard Area – starting September 17
This will be an opportunity to provide input on shaping the design vision of the Bosque. We are also sharing a planning update on the U Boulevard area. You can provide your input online or in person from September 17 to October 5, 2018
Details about the consultation will be posted on the project website on September 17. The online survey will be available from September 17 to October 5, 2018 at You can also join us at two public open houses:
Public Open Houses
Wednesday, September 26, 4-6pm
I.K. Barber Learning Centre, 2nd floor
1961 East Mall
Thursday, September 27, 10am to noon
UBC Life Building, concourse
6138 Student Union Blvd.
For more information visit
225 – 6371 Crescent Road, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

Free Event with Free Food at the Vancouver Aquarium – Thursday 20th Sept @ 7pm


Using Science to Save Our Ocean | The Many Ways Ocean Wise Uses and Advances Science

Thursday, 20-Sep-2018 @ 7pm (doors 6.30pm)

There will be free finger food, one free drink for each guest and a cash bar! Make sure to register here as space is limited!

It’s Science Literacy Week, so we are taking the opportunity to celebrate the diverse and amazing ways that Ocean Wise use science to help protect our oceans and the research it does to advance frontiers of ocean and conservation research.

Learn what is it is like to study whales in the Salish Sea, how you can help endangered species along the BC coast and why school children in rural Canada get so excited when Ocean Wise’s mobile aquarium comes to town!

Price: Free, but register here to guarantee your seat
Accessibility: This event will be ASL signed and is wheel-chair accessible
Location: The Vancouver Aquarium
Facebook Event Page: Want to invite friends? Share the Facebook Event!

If you can’t make it, but would like to hear about future Ocean Wise events subscribe to our mailing list!!

If you have any questions please let me know.

Warm Regards,


Ruth Sharpe, PhD
Manager of Public Programs
D 604 659 3497

November 2018 Graduation Deadlines


Can you please remind all Graduate Students that are hoping to have their degree granted in November, with the option to attend the November congregation ceremony, that the application for graduation will be available on the Student Service Centre until Friday, September 14, 2018.

A late application form for graduation will be available on our website early next week for students that have missed the Student Service Centre deadline.  Please note that this form is for Graduate Students only.

Please advise students that are hoping to graduate in November 2018, that it is very important that they apply for graduation as soon as possible, and should not wait until they submit their final thesis to G+PS or complete the program requirements for non-thesis programs.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Last day for graduation applications to be submitted to Enrolment Services using the Student Service Centre by all students expecting to graduate in November 2018.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Last day for late applications for graduation to be submitted to Enrolment Services by all students expecting to graduate in November 2018.  

Last day for final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for November 2018 degree granting and Congregation. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master’s degrees for November 2018 degree granting and Congregation.

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.

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