Call for Applications: Bertram Scholarship


This award is externally managed, so any student questions should be directed to CFGR.

Bertram Scholarship

In recognition of the growing importance of good governance to all Canadian institutions, the Canadian Foundation for Governance Research (CFGR) is offering annual Bertram Scholarships to PhD students registered at Canadian universities. The scholarship will support the work of students who are conducting research into organizational governance as part of their doctoral research project.

Value: $15,000 for 1 year

Application Deadline: May 28, 2020

For further information about the scholarship, such as application procedures and eligibility requirements, please visit our webpage:

Call for Applications: Tri-Agency CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements – Spring 2020 competition


CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements – Spring 2020 Competition

The Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high-calibre Canadian 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 will contribute to strengthening the potential for collaboration between Canadian and foreign institutions.

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

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

Applicant deadline: 4:00 pm on Friday, 22 May 2020

For details about this competition, please see:

Questions can be directed to Cady Tran at

GradUpdate: webinars on drafting resumes and fellowship prep plus continuing online consultations for writing, copyright, career, research ethics, and more!



This week: webinars on drafting resumes and fellowship prep plus online consultations continue for writing, copyright, career coaching, research ethics, wellness and more!

Seats still available

Career Design at Home Webinar Series, Session 3: Drafting Resumes
Wed, Apr 15 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM, Register here or 4:30 – 5:30 PM, Register here

Starting to think about Fall Fellowship Applications (via webinar)
Thur, Apr 16 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM, Register here

Additional Events and Opportunities

The following highlights upcoming events. For more events, services and resources, please visit and


Pixellating Mixer: Introduction to Digital Humanities (DH) support at UBC (ONLINE)
Wed, Apr 22 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Learn more

Using Zotero for citation management (online)
Thu, Apr 23 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Learn more

NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education webinars for Scientists,
Various times and topics: Self-advocacy, Job Search Strategies, Wellness, Social Media Learn more

Online consultations available for writing, research ethics, copyright, wellness, and career, Learn more


Access courses through the Vancouver Public Library, Learn more


TI Methods Speaker Series: Rapid reviews: what do we know?
Wed, Apr 29 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Learn more

Resources for grad student parents (from community conversation), Learn more


UBC Graduate Student Online Support Group
Thursdays Apr 16 – May 28 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Learn more

CSAS Graduate Competition and Travel Awards


Update on CSAS Student Competitions at the 2020 ASAS-CSAS Joint Annual Meeting

It is with regret that we announce that the Canadian Society of Animal Science Graduate Student oral and poster competitions at the 2020 ASAS-CSAS Joint Annual Meeting in Madison, WI have been cancelled due to increased COVID-19 concerns. It is important that we do all we can to protect our community and feel that this is the responsible choice. We understand that this will be disappointing to hear but feel that we would not be able to provide the quality of competition required. This decision is based on travel restrictions currently in place, uncertainty around when restrictions may end, as well as announced changes to the conference from ASAS regarding virtual and in-person options for attendance and presentation. This level of uncertainty We hope that students will still consider submission of their abstracts to the 2020 meeting and encourage all conference attendees to visit the JAM website for alternatives for potential symposia and presentation formats (

Despite the cancellation of competitions, we will still offer student travel awards to allow for virtual or in-person attendance of the conference.  Please see the attached call for applications for travel awards for graduate and postdoctoral attendance (virtual or in-person) at the annual meeting.  Deadline is May 30. 



CSAS Award Chair


Daniel Columbus, PhD

Research Scientist – Nutrition

Prairie Swine Centre, Inc.

Box 21057, 2105 – 8th Street East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan CANADA
S7H 5N9


Adjunct Professor

Department of Animal and Poultry Science

University of Saskatchewan

Agriculture Building, 51 Campus Drive, Room 6D60

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan CANADA

S7N 5A8


W: 306-667-7432

C: 639-480-5484

F: 306-955-2510