Call for Applications – UBC Sustainability Scholars (paid summer internships)


Call for Applications – UBC Sustainability Scholars (paid summer internships) 

The UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI) is pleased to offer UBC graduate students the opportunity to work in funded sustainability internship projects. 

We are currently accepting applications for over 65 UBC Sustainability Scholars (including Greenest City Scholars) internship projects that will commence late April 2018. Current UBC graduate students from all academic disciplines are eligible to apply. 

Successful candidates will work under the mentorship of a partner organization, and are immersed in real world learning where they can apply their research skills and contribute to advancing organizational sustainability goals. Each Scholar receives $21 per hour to complete 250 hours of work. 

For more information on the available projects and to apply, visit our Student Opportunities page.  

Applications will be accepted until midnight Sunday February 25, 2018. 

I appreciate your help in circulating this notice to anyone in your grad student network who may be interested! 

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Karen Taylor 

Program Manager | UBC Sustainability Initiative

The University of British Columbia

Room 2346, 2260 West Mall Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4

Phone 604 822-9362 | | 



Calling all student leaders! 

Nominations for our 2018-2019 Student Executive close on February 23rd

Will you be the next Graduate Student Leader? The deadline is fast approaching!  It’s not too late to nominate yourself for next year’s Student Executive.  



AGM (Annual General Meeting)

Calling ALL graduate students!

We invite you to the Graduate Student Society’s Annual General Meeting- 2018. All graduate students of UBC Vancouver are members of their Graduate Student Society. Each year in March, the society holds the AGM and invites all the UBC Grad students to vote and make collective important decisions for the society. Did we mention that there’s a free catered dinner?


GSS Takes you to Planet Lazer!

Feel like doing something exciting this month?

Laser tag combines hide & seek with hi-tech heart-pounding fun. Join us for a slice of pizza and beverage once the games are done in a private room, just for our group!



Let’s get moving! 

Join our Zumba Party Off-Campus

Come Zumba with us as we support UBC Move, a campaign created to promote physical activity.


Sexual Assault and Prevention Intervention Training

How does sexual violence affect Graduate Students? 

Please join us in this focused workshop to be facilitated by your fellow Grad Students. Define what constitutes sexual assault. Understand what consent means. Learn how to be a positive bystander before, during, and after the incident.


Next GSS Council Meeting

February 15, 2018, 5:30pm
Michael Kingsmill Forum (4/F of The Nest)

The GSS represents and advocates for fellow graduate students at UBC Vancouver. Learn more on what we do for you at our monthly meeting.

Student Safety Abroad


The Student Safety Abroad Registry is mandatory for all students undertaking a university activity abroad which includes any activity fulfilling an academic requirement, organized by the University, or paid for in whole or in part from University funds.  It is therefore critical any student or faculty member considering these options has access to this information and we ask that you discuss and distribute as appropriate.

 Student Safety Abroad 2018

For additional information, please review the Student Safety Abroad website found here: 

Please note Go Global’s Safety Abroad Advisor can be booked to deliver safety presentations as part of any meeting or pre-departure session and they can be contacted here:

Call for nominations: Graduate Global Leadership Fellowships


INTERNAL deadline: TBA

If interested in applying, please let Lia know by March 10th in order to prepare the transcripts and reference letters when possible.


Graduate programs are invited to submit nominations to the Graduate Global Leadership Fellowships competition.

The Graduate Global Leadership Fellowships enable promising leaders from developing countries to pursue doctoral studies at UBC. The fellowships are to support international students showing outstanding leadership in humanitarian and development work in their home country. Two fellowships will be offered; each fellowship provides an $18,200 stipend plus tuition each year for four years.


Applicants must:

  • Hold a study permit at the beginning of the fellowship funding period
  • Be a citizen of a developing country (see list of developing countries) at the time of application for admission
  • Have shown outstanding leadership in humanitarian and development work in their home country
  • Be starting a PhD or DMA program at the UBC Vancouver campus in January 2018, May 2018, or September 2018
  • Be starting their first doctoral degree
  • Students with external funding (external scholarships, third-party sponsorship, etc.) are eligible to apply, but if successful, recipients will have their Graduate Global Leadership Fellowship funding reduced by the amount of their external funding


Students complete application form and request supporting documents (transcripts, letters of reference – see application form for details). Students submit their application package to their UBC graduate program – applications submitted directly to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will not be accepted. Students are advised to verify their graduate program’s deadline well in advance.

A complete application package consists of:

  • Completed and signed Graduate Global Leadership Fellowship application form.
  • Academic records for all university-level studies (including studies undertaken but not completed) up to 31 December 2017. For institutions other than UBC, only official transcripts will be accepted. These may be original or certified true copies provided by the applicant’s graduate program. For UBC, the applicant’s “Academic History” printed from the SISC by the applicant’s graduate program will be accepted. Please note that students must request certified true copies of transcripts from their graduate program, not from the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. If only unofficial admission transcripts are available, they will be accepted.
  • Two letters of reference. Letters of reference provided with student’s application for admission will be accepted. 


Academic Excellence (30%) – As demonstrated by academic transcripts, awards and distinctions

Research Ability / Potential (30%) – Quality of analytical skills, ability to think critically, ability to apply skills and knowledge, judgment, originality, initiative and autonomy, determination, and ability to complete projects within an appropriate period of time—as demonstrated in the description of the degree program and by work experience, research contributions, letters of appraisal.

Leadership in development of civil and sustainable society in home country (40%) – Established record of leadership in professional, academic or volunteer work – as demonstrated in personal statement; work experience, community involvement and other extracurricular activities; communication skills; and letters of appraisal

The deadline for graduate programs to submit nominations to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies: 4:00 p.m. on Friday, 6 April 2018. (Please set an earlier internal deadline for your students.)

For more information, please see the Graduate Awards webpage: Should you have further questions, please contact Angela Rizzo (