Sustainability Scholars Program: Information Session Announcement


I am holding two information sessions for graduate students thinking of applying to participate in the fall 2020 UBC Sustainability Scholars Program.

During the sessions, I will provide general information about the program and application procedures. Scholars that have participated in the program before will also be there to answer questions and offer advice.

Could you share this announcement with students in your network and encourage them to register using the link below? I’ve attached a poster with all the details as well.

Thanks in advance for supporting the Sustainability Scholars Program and best wishes for a smooth start to the beginning of the term!

– Karen

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UBC Sustainability Scholars Program Information Sessions

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 this fall?
  • 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 an online UBC Sustainability Scholars Program information session on either Thursday September 10 at 12:00 pm or Monday September 14 at 5:00 pm. Former scholars will also be in attendance 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.


Thursday, September 10 at 12:00 pm

Monday, September 14 at 5:00 pm

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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 | |

Reminder: Fall 2020 Vanier Competition


Reminder Doctoral students – please let me know about your intention of applying ASAP

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program is designed to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health-related fields.
The Vanier CGS is valued at $50,000 per year for up to three years.

Eligibility, evaluation criteria, application procedure:


Thursday, 3 September 2020 at 12:00 noon PDT

Current and prospective students will complete their Vanier application using ResearchNet, an online application system. Applicants to UBC must submit their complete application package via ResearchNet by 12 noon (PDT – Vancouver time) on Thursday, 3 September 2020.  Late applications will not be accepted.

Applicants should refer to the Vanier CGS website for step-by-step application instructions.


NSERC info Session for doctoral and postdoctoral applicants: Sept 2, 2020


Attention: NSERC Doctoral and Postdoctoral applicants

From: UBC G+PS Faculty and Staff Intranet
Sent: August 26, 2020 8:55 AM
Subject: New Group Content: NSERC info Session for doctoral and postdoctoral applicants: Sept 2, 2020

We are pleased to announce that NSERC’s Scholarships and Fellowships information session will be held virtually on Wednesday, September 2, 2020.

The schedule (in PDT) is as follows:

  • 10:00-11:30 – Streaming of available NSERC informational videos (PGS D, CGS D and PDF program information, PGS D, CGS D and PDF online system tutorial, and advice and tips for writing an application); no audience interaction would take place during this portion
  • 11:30-12:30 – Q&A session for doctoral applicants
  • 12:30-1:30 – Q&A session for postdoctoral applicants

Details of the info session are as follows:

This session will focus solely on NSERC’S doctoral (CGS D/PGS D) and postdoctoral (PDF) programs. The Q&A sessions will be delivered as a WebEx Event and will be supported by a series of informational videos. The first three videos of the series are now available on NSERC’s YouTube channel. These videos are intended to completely replace the presentation portion of the NSERC sessions, allowing NSERC staff and applicants to engage in a in-depth and detailed Q&A session. UBC Awards staff will be available to answer questions pertaining to UBC’s procedures. Participants should watch the videos in advance and come to the Q&A session with specific questions in mind. Graduate program staff and advisors are welcome to participate.

If you are interested, please register here. You will receive the WebEx event link in advance of the session.

Competition Announcement: DAAD Study Scholarships and Research Grants


DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Scholarships and Research Grants

DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Study Scholarships and Research Grants are available for highly qualified graduate students, PhD candidates, and post-doctoral researchers in all disciplines to study and carry out research at universities or research institutes in Germany. These scholarship provide funds for a period of study and/or research in Germany.

UBC is a DAAD Partner University and may nominate a total of two priority candidates for the Study Scholarship and/or Long-Term Research Grant programs.

Applicants are required to submit their application via the DAAD Online Portal. Applicants are also required to submit a copy of their application to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by 4:00 pm on Friday, 16 October 2020. Aplicants must also advise their referee to submit their reference electronically to G+PS by that deadline.  The contact at the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for this competition is Angela Rizzo (

For applicants who would like to be considered as UBC’s priority candidates, please follow the application procedures on this webpage:  Further information (including additional funding programs) is available on the DAAD website (

UBC Climate Hub is hiring!


My name is Adriana Laurent and I work for the UBC Climate Hub.

The UBC Climate Hub launched the Climate Justice Research Collaborative (CJRC) last year. The programme creates opportunities for undergraduate students to do for credit research on climate justice with a community partner, with mentorship from graduate students and faculty supervision. We are launching the programme again this year and are hoping to hire 5 GAAs! We thought this position might be interesting to some graduate students in your networks.

We would really appreciate it if you could circulate this with your graduate students!

Here is a link to our Facebook and Instagram post.

Below is a blurb on the CJRC and the GAA roles. I’ve also attached an image for promotion.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Thank you,

Adriana Laurent Seibt

Projects Administrator 

UBC Climate Hub | UBC Sustainability Initiative