e@UBC upcoming news, events & deadlines you won’t want to miss – January 2019


Don’t miss these events and deadlines.
Important things for your calendar below!

Events & Deadlines

Think differently about #socialchange with UBC’s Map the System Competition. Sign up before Jan 28.

Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

Carbonet is looking for some awesome people to join their team. See if it’s right for you.

Calling all Life Science Entrepreneurs!

Our Life Science incubator application deadline is fast approaching. 

Know anyone who would be a perfect fit? Encourage them to apply! Deadline is Jan 18. Looking to learn more about our Life Science stream? Watch this video we made

News we’re hearing and reading.
 New year, new updates.

1. Our friends at SiMBi just raised a round of $460K ! Read more about how they are changing the game of global literacy here.

2.  Want to learn more about Life Sci venture Orcacept & blood based biomarkers? Watch our video.

3.  Where is Acuva Technologies now? Check out their feature in Innovate BC.

Looking for more ways to get involved? Find it here.

From your friends at entrepreneurship@UBC. Have an awesome week!

Ideas on how to improve these? Drop us a line. 

Re-open Mon, Jan 14 | New Workshops | Plus Popular Workshops Return


The UBC Library Research Commons re-opens on Monday, January 14th. Please share the newsletter so your students don’t miss out on anything, including lots of new offerings!

Here is the link if you prefer to view it online:



As usual, please let me know if you have any questions.

Sarah Blay
Program and Administrative Assistant

Research Commons | Koerner Library

The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
219 – 1958 Main Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada
sarah.blay@ubc.ca | 604-822-6363

UBC Vancouver is located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people

Course Available: GPP 583 (Food Security)


GPP 583: Food Security


Tuesdays 2:00 – 5:00pm, Term 2

Location: AERL 107

Enrollment: Graduate Students with instructor approval (or advanced undergraduates with instructor approval and completed G+PS form).

This course examines global food security challenges including: biophysical, economic, nutritional, socio-political, and institutional aspects. Geography of agricultural production, role of price and supply shocks, causes of malnutrition, and environmental impacts.

If you would like to register in this course, please contact the professor, Dr. Navin Ramankutty (navin.ramankutty@ubc.ca) to indicate your interest in the course and copy MPPGA Program Coordinator, Alex Brzezinski (alexandra.brzezinski@ubc.ca) who will assist with registration after professor approval.

Thank you,


Alexandra Brzezinski
Program Coordinator
Master of Public Policy & Global Affairs
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
#161-1855 West Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada
Phone 604 822 3801

Competition Announcement: Health System Impact Fellowship


Note: This competition is externally managed, so any questions should be directed to CIHR (contact information linked below).

Health System Impact Fellowship

The Health System Impact (HSI) Fellowship (for doctoral trainees and post-doctoral fellows) provides highly-qualified doctoral trainees (students) and post-doctoral fellows studying health services and policy research (HSPR), or related fields, a unique opportunity to apply their research and analytic talents to critical challenges in health care that are being addressed by health system and related organizations (e.g., public, private for-profit, not-for-profit, and Indigenous health organizations that are not universities) outside of the traditional scholarly setting, and to also develop professional experience, new skills, and networks.

Value: $50,000 (including $5,000 professional development training and research allowance)

Duration: 1 year

Application Deadline: April 2, 2019

Application Procedures: How to Apply

Eligibility: Details

  • Trainees (students) who are enrolled full-time in a doctoral degree and studying health services and policy research or related fields for their doctoral training at Canadian CIHR eligible institution by the application deadline (stream 1).
  • Trainees who have obtained their doctoral degree in health services and policy research or related fields no more than five years prior to the application deadline, or who have completed their PhD requirements by the start date of the award (stream 2).

For further information about the award, such as eligibility requirements and application procedures, please visit CIHR’s weblink and MSFHR’s weblink.  Students with questions about this award opportunity should contact CIHR.

Call for Applications: Yale-UBC Fox International Fellowship Program


Please share the below call for applications to the Yale-UBC Fox International Fellowship Program to anyone who may be interested! The deadline has now been extended to January 31st.

The Liu Institute for Global Issues at the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs invites applications for the 2019 UBC-Yale Fox International Fellowship Program.

The Fox International Fellows Program is designed to enhance mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries by promoting international scholarly exchanges and collaborations among the next generation of leaders.  To accomplish this goal, the program seeks to identify and nurture those students who are interested in harnessing scholarly knowledge to respond to the world’s most pressing challenges.  For these reasons, the program especially welcomes students enrolled in the social sciences and kindred disciplines in the humanities and professional schools.

Full Fellowship Program Details

Applications due January 31, 2019
Please contact Jaylene Olson at jaylene.olson@ubc.ca if you have any questions!

Tina Liu
Marketing & Events Specialist
School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
165 – 1855 West Mall, C.K. Choi Building | Vancouver BC | V6T1Z2 Canada
Phone 604 827 2392
tina.liu@ubc.ca | @ubcSPPGA | @ubcMPPGA
https://sppga.ubc.ca/ | https://mppga.ubc.ca |