Grant Workshop at the University of British Columbia: Last chance to register


Canadian Professional Grant Development Workshop

Taking Place at

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, BC

October 9-10, 2018

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Hosted by the Grant Training Center


Since there are only a few seats left, we would like to remind you about this upcoming Professional Grant Development Workshop. This seminar is perfect for those who want to learn or strengthen their grant writing skills. The class will be taught by Dr. Maria Esformes who has an extensive academic career with such institutions as the University of Victoria, Harvard University, and the University of Massachusetts. She has an extensive record of grant procurement and has participated in many grant review panels.

You will learn the fundamentals of grant writing such as:

  • Searching and applying for Tri-Council (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR), foundation and corporate donors
  • Understanding proposal writing guidelines
  • Knowing how to compose each section of the proposal
  • Presenting a compelling Need/Significance Statement
  • Writing proposals that reach the top of competitions

You will receive an electronic comprehensive workbook, directory of key resources, a certificate of completion, and continental breakfast. Once you finish this workshop, you will be fully prepared for the entire grant application process and have a head start toward success!


The fee for this course is $595 USD
There is a $45 USD/person discount available for registering two or more individuals from the same organization. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information visit our website or call: 1-866-704-7268

Please join us for this opportunity!

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UBC Sustainability Scholars Conference



When: Wednesday, September 27, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: UBC Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), 2260 West Mall, UBC
Registration: Free to all. Registration closes September 25.

What happens when you give bright and engaged students a real-world sustainability problem to solve?

UBC Sustainability and Greenest City Scholars are helping to make real change in the world. Join us on Wednesday September 27 to learn more about what our local governments and institutions are doing to future-proof our people, our cities, and our urban spaces. 

You will enjoy an afternoon of engaged discussion on a diverse range of applied sustainability projects produced by UBC graduate students under the mentorship of community partners including the City of Vancouver, Metro Vancouver, BC Hydro, Fraser Health, and UBC Wellbeing. 

Scholars will present their projects in concurrent themed panel sessions throughout the afternoon. Panels will be moderated by experts from UBC and Sustainability Scholars Program partners. 

Keynote Address:

“Driving energy conservation and carbon reduction on a community scale: Building partnerships to make great things happen” by Robyn Wark, Sustainable Communities Program, BC Hydro 

Panel Themes:

Waste Streams| Urban Landscape: Climate Resilience | Zero Waste / Recycling| Green Buildings | Doing It [Sustainability] Better & Smarter| Climate & Energy| Green Operations & Infrastructure| Mobility: EVs, Investment & Infrastructure| Social Sustainability: Campus Wellbeing | Social Sustainability: People & Places | Social Sustainability: Informing Best Practices


Click here to register

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Karen Taylor 

Program Manager | UBC Sustainability Initiative

The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory

Room 2343, 2260 West Mall Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4

Phone 604 822-9362 | |

Qualitative Research Community of Practice: September 27 at 3pm



If you are using qualitative research methods or are interested in learning more about them, join us at the Qualitative Research Community of Practice! We are a group of students who meet to discuss topics in qualitative research with the goal of furthering group members’ learning.

Meeting time and place: 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month, starting at 3:00 pm in Macmillan Building Room 180.

Next meeting (September 27th at 3:00 pm): Maria Chen (undergraduate student in Applied Biology) will be leading the discussion about her time working with mahouts and their elephants in Thailand over the summer.

If you have any questions please email Katie at

We hope to see you there! —

Katelyn Mills, B.Sc

PhD Student, Animal Welfare Program

University of British Columbia

(604) 345-2265