CGS-M and Affiliated Fellowships competition – Approaching deadline and Important Reminders



The deadline for students to submit their CGS-Master’s applications via the Research Portal is 5 PM (PST) on Monday, 2 December 2019. (December 1st falls on Sunday this year, so applicants must submit their application by the following business day.) This deadline is inflexible, and UBC has no administrative authority/means to extend the deadline for applicants.

Application materials cannot be revised after the deadline. Applicants are strongly encouraged to follow the application instructions and presentation standards when preparing their application.

Important reminders regarding transcripts:

  • The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies does not provide transcripts for award/scholarship applications.
  • Applicants need to order up-to-date official transcripts if they do not have them, or if their graduate program does not have their up-to-date official transcripts on file. Generally, a summary of grades that is printed from the student’s account (such as the SSC grades summary screen) will not be accepted as an official transcript.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit up-to-date official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate studies via the Research Portal before the deadline. An application will be deemed ineligible if it does not include the up-to-date official transcripts required for determining grade point average (academic standing) in each of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent).
  • Transcripts cannot be updated or submitted separately after the deadline.

Important reminders regarding reference assessment forms:

  • Referees (faculty members) are strongly encouraged to complete their assessments and submit them via the Research Portal well in advance of the December 2 deadline (instructions).
  • Applicants cannot submit their application until the two reference assessment forms have been completed and submitted in the Research Portal. The deadline will not be extended for applicants who are unable to submit because of missing reference assessments.

NOTE: please notify Lia ( about your intention of applying ASAP but not later than Friday, November 22nd.


You may consider working on your CGS-M or Affiliated Fellowship application with your supervisor. Or at least have it reviewed by your supervisor before submit it. Once submitted, no corrections/updates would be possible.


Please review the eligibility criteria, make sure you meet the requirements and have achieved a first-class average in EACH of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent) before submitting an application.


UBC Affiliated Fellowships-Master’s

The UBC Affiliated Fellowships Master’s competition runs in concert with the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS-M; see below) competition. Approximately 50 fellowship with values ranging from $175 to $16,000 are offered through this competition. Current and prospective full-time UBC graduate students can apply regardless of citizenship or visa status. Students who are eligible for CGS-M must submit a CGS-M application instead.

Detailed Affiliated Fellowships-Master competition information with links to application and reference forms is available at:

Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR)

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships

General Guidelines for the Eligibility of Subject Matter

Applicants for Tri-Agency CGS-M competition must be domestic students (citizen or PR) who are applying for or enrolled in graduate studies anywhere in Canada. Each applicant can apply to up to 3 universities with the same application. To be considered for a CGS-M at UBC, they must select The University of British Columbia as one of the 3 available institutions.

Details about this award opportunity, including eligibility and evaluation criteria, are available at and our site at

Students who apply for CGS-M awards will automatically be considered for open Affiliated Fellowships. To be considered for criteria-based affiliated fellowship, students should fill out and submit to their graduate programs the checklist available at

UBC Deadlines for the Tri-Agency CGS-M / Affiliated Fellowships Master’s Competitions

Applicant deadline: 5 PM on Monday, 2 December 2019
Graduate program deadline:  4 PM on Friday, 31 January 2019

  • Stress the importance of the deadlineCGSM applications cannot be submitted or edited after the application deadline. The portal has crashed around the deadline a couple of years ago because too many students were submitting at the last minute. Submitting earlier (even on the day) will help.
  • Ask for reference letters early and send the instructions to your referees
  • Order official transcripts for all previous studies (including transfer credits). If the official transcripts you have on file are up to date, I can provide you a PDF copy upon request. Note that UBC transcripts are required for students who had any studies at UBC before 2 December 2019, including September 2019 starts.
  • Grad Studies will accept printouts of Academic History from SISC in place of official UBC transcripts
  • They cannot accept any other unofficial transcripts
  • Note that the SISC academic history may not be accepted by other universities in Canada, so students applying elsewhere should order UBC transcripts

It would help us greatly if applicants used the same email as their portal login as in eVision or SIS. This is absolutely not a requirement, but it helps route the applications to correct programs quicker.


Kind regards,



Lia Maria Dragan

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty of Land and Food Systems, The University of British Columbia

344-2357 Main Mall | Vancouver BC Canada V6T 1Z4

Phone 604.822.8373 | Fax 604.822.4400 /


LFS Community Meeting – Tuesday, Nov. 26


The LFS Community will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 26 from 12:15-1:30pm in Michael Smith Labs, 2185 East Mall, Room 101.

Click here to add this meeting to your Outlook calendar.

12:15-12:30 pm – Refreshments and networking
12:30-12:45 pm – Rickey Yada – updates and introduction of new employees
12:45-1:00 pm –  United Way Student Impact Speaker and Abdullah Khan, Campaign Associate
1:00-1:30 pm – UBC Ombudsperson for Students, Shirley R Nakata, reviews 2018 report and role of the office

Thesis Defense – AANB- PhD – Tracy Burnett


UBC – Faculty of Land and Food Systems Announces

The Oral Examination for the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy (Applied Animal Biology)

Tracy Burnett

Use of Estrous Expression Within Reproductive Management and its
Association with Conception and Ovulation Rates in Dairy Cows

Friday, November 29, 2019 at 8:00 am; Room 350, MacMillan Bldg.


Chair: Dr. X. Lu

Supervisory Committee:
Dr. R. Cerri – Supervisor
Dr. M. von Keyserlingk – Committee member
Dr. M. Isman  – Committee member

Defense Committee Composition
Dr. R. Cerri – Supervisor
Dr. M. von Keyserlingk – Committee member
Dr. R. Ng – University examiner
Dr. D. Weary – University examiner

Openings in Master of Arts in Applied Economics (MAE)


We are writing to request your assistance in alerting your students to our new program, a Master of Arts in Applied Economics (MAE) at the University of Winnipeg, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. In the MAE program students learn how economics informs policy in a variety of fields, including regulation, health care, the environment, poverty, labour, and finance. Students take core courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and cost-benefit analysis, and then may specialize either in a Policy Analysis stream or an Environmental/Development Economics stream. The program is normally completed in one year. Small class sizes and close interaction with faculty are hallmarks of the program. 

A brochure is attached which we ask that you please forward to potential students. Our website for more information is at: 

Please feel free to contact us if further information is needed.


Thanks very much for your assistance, 

Alana Dahlin
Department Assistant
Department of Economics
University of Winnipeg
(204) 786-9422

Competition Announcement: Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships


Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships

The Open Scholarship is available to graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere. One Open Scholarship is awarded each year. The value has recently been approximately $10,000 but is subject to change. The Traveling Scholarship is available to graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in the United States or the United Kingdom in the areas of international relations or industrial relations (including the international or industrial relations aspects of law, history, politics and economics). Recently four scholarships of $12,500 each have been awarded annually, but the number and the amount is subject to change.  UBC is permitted to nominate up to 4 applicants to the national competition, 2 for each scholarship (Open and Travelling).  Note that applicants must be a graduate (holder of a degree) of a Canadian university when tenure of the scholarship begins (typically in September).

Students mail their application to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies directly.

UBC application deadline: Monday, February 3, 2020

For more information, including application procedures and eligibility requirements, please see this link: