MFRE seminar


MFRE has an upcoming seminar on Jan 4th, 2019. I would really appreciate if you could please share the event with LFS Grad Studies. Thank you very much!


MFRE Speaker Series

Speaker: Krisha Lim, Associate Director of M&Eat International Care Ministries (ICM)

Topic: Monitoring and Evaluation

Date & Time: Friday January 4, 2019 – 3:30PM

Venue: MCML 160


Please find attached a poster with more details.


All are welcome!


Kind regards,




Call for Applications: CIHR CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements


CIHR CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements – 3rd intake for 2018-2019

The Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high-calibre graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences at research institutions abroad. By accessing international scientific research and training, CGS-MSFSS recipients contribute to strengthening the potential for collaboration between Canadian and foreign institutions.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has launched a third intake for the 2018-2019 competition with the intention of awarding the remaining supplements from the two previous intakes. CIHR has sufficient funds for approximately 17 awards. Eligible applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Complete and eligible applications will be forwarded to CIHR as they are received by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Applicant eligibility: Open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who hold a Vanier CGS or a Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) at the Master’s or doctoral level. Please note that international students who hold a Vanier CGS are not eligible for this award.

Award value: Up to CAD $6,000 for two to six months

Applicant deadline: First come, first served – Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications well in advance of the deadline: 4:00 p.m. on Friday, 25 January 2019.

For details about this competition, please see:

Sustainability Scholars Program Information Session Announcement


UBC Sustainability Scholars Program Information Session 

Are you a UBC graduate student? 

Are you interested in . . .

·       applying your research skills to solving real-world sustainability questions and challenges?

·       getting paid while gaining valuable professional work experience?

·       developing applied sustainability skills and knowledge under the guidance of a mentor?

·       building a professional network of sustainability practitioners? 

If this describes you, please attend the UBC Sustainability Scholars information session on Thursday January 31 at 5:15 pm. At this session representatives from several of our partner organizations will speak about the kinds of opportunities Scholars can have while working in the program. We will also have former scholars and mentors there to answer your questions about what you can expect as a Scholar and what kinds of opportunities the program offers in terms of skills and job prospects. 

When: Thursday January 31, 2019 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm

Where: CIRS Building, 2260 West Mall, UBC Campus, BC Hydro Theatre (main floor)

 Register Here

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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 | | 



Competition Announcement: Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship


Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships

Value: $40,000 stipend plus $20,000 travel allowance per year, for up to 3 years

UBC applicant deadline: 11:59pm (Vancouver time) on Friday, January 18, 2019

Up to 20 Trudeau Scholarships are awarded each year to support doctoral students pursuing research related to one of its four founding themes: Human Rights and Dignity, Responsible Citizenship, Canada in the World, and People and their Natural Environment. Trudeau Scholars are highly gifted individuals who are actively engaged in their fields and expected to become leading national and international figures.


·        Doctoral students already accepted into or in year one, two, or three of a full-time program in the humanities or social sciences whose work relates to one of the Foundations’ four themes

·        Although priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, up to 25% of Scholars in a given year may be non-Canadians (permanent residents or foreign nationals) enrolled in a doctoral program at a Canadian institution

Applications are submitted via the Trudeau Foundation application portal:

·        Create an account online at:

·        For University Name, enter “The University of British Columbia”

·        For Faculty or Department, enter the chosen UBC graduate program

·        Registrants will receive a username and password in 4 business days (applicants should check their spam/junk folder)

·        Once account access is granted: Complete the application form, request three letters of reference, and upload transcripts

·        After applying, applicants should email with their full name, UBC student number, and the name of their graduate program to ensure that their application is linked to UBC

Please note that there is no graduate program nomination process. The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will convene an adjudication committee composed of UBC faculty members to review applications and select UBC’s nominees to the national competition.

For further information, please visit our website:

GPS Update


Check out for the following opportunities:  

Foundations of Pedagogy 1 (Jan 8 – Mar 5), registration open |

SPSS Part 1 Workshop, Dec 12 |

MSFHR Research Trainee Info Session (for late stage PhDs), Dec 13 |

Citation Management: Mendeley, Zotero, Dec 14 |

Google AI Impact Challenge, apply by Jan 22 |

Essay Competition to attend St. Gallen Symposium in Switzerland, apply by Feb 1 |

Thank you,


Jacqui Brinkman, MSc
Director of Graduate Student Professional Development
Office of the Dean | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | 
Musqueam Traditional Territory
170 – 6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada
Phone 604 827 4578 | Fax 604 822 5802 | @ubcgradschool