Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding

INTERNAL Deadline – June 5, 2020
Please let me know about your intention of applying by May 30th, 2020

Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will match funds provided by graduate programs (to a maximum of $8,000 per student and to a maximum of $50,000 for the program in total) to support Master’s and doctoral Indigenous students registered at the UBC-Vancouver campus for the 2020/21 academic year (i.e., from 1 September 2020 to 31 August 2021).

This funding is intended to support students until they can apply for the next regular Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship competition. It is also intended to support students who were not successful in receiving other funding, such as Tri-Agency CGS-Master’s, CIHR/NSERC/SSHRC doctoral awards, or UBC Affiliated Fellowships, etc., for the 2020/21 academic year.

Students who already hold significant funding ($16,000/year or greater) will not be considered for AGF Bridge funding.  Award winners are selected on the basis of academic merit through a competition administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Graduate program nomination deadline: nominations due to Graduate Studies by
Friday, 26 June 2020 at 4:00 pm
Annual Value: up to $8,000 from the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, must be matched by the graduate program
Further information available on the Graduate Studies website: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/aboriginal-graduate-fellowship-bridge-funding


Research Grant Opportunity – Sustainability and Resilience in Canadian Agricultural Soils/


Call for Proposals: Sustainability and Resilience in Canadian Agricultural Soils

Building on a very successful inaugural Fellowship Program, the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) is pleased to announce it will be conducting its second Fellowship Program. The 2020-2022 CAPI Doctoral Fellows will consist of a small, dynamic, innovative and transdisciplinary research network specializing in sustainability, resilience, and soil in Canadian agriculture. Deadline for applications is Friday, May 29, 2020. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program at a Canadian university. the Ph.D. research of the applicant must be related to sustainability and resilience of Canadian agriculture and soil. area of study of the applicants could include, but are not limited to policy, economics, environmental studies, agricultural and biological sciences, geography, law, etc.  Each selected researcher will receive up to $12,500 via direct grants and travel subsidies over the two years of the program.  

Please refer to the attached documents for the broader context of CAPI’s project. For further information, or if you any have any questions, please write to: bigleyE@capi-icpa.ca. 

2020-2022 CAPI Doctoral Fellowship Program Call for Proposals and Cover Letter EN-1

GradUpdate – webinars on managing teams, knowing your strengths, healthcare consulting, and more



In this issue, webinars on managing teams, knowing your strengths, healthcare consulting, and more

Open Registration

Essentials of Productive Teams Online (Mitacs)
Tues, May 19 | 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM


Leveraging your Strengths to Strategize for Success
Thurs, May 21 | 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM or 4:30 PM- 6:00 PM. Please note, provided with this session is a paid code to complete the online StrengthsFinder Assessment

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Seats still available 

Business Writing Online (Mitacs)
Tues, May 12 | 9:00 – 5:00 PM Learn more

Roadmap to Resilience in Graduate School and Beyond Online
Thurs, May 14 | 1:00 – 4:00 PM Learn more

Additional Events and Opportunities

The following highlights some upcoming events. Please find more on community.grad.ubc.ca and grad.ubc.ca/current-students/professional-development


The Academic Job Search (Indigenous students)
Wed, May 13 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM Learn more

s2bn Virtual Career Cafe – In Focus: Healthcare Consulting
Wed, May 13 | 3:00 – 4:30 PM Learn more


Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop- May 20 to June 1, 2020 (ONLINE)
May 20 – June 1 | various times Learn more

Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL)Summer Institute 2020 (ONLINE)
June 8 – 19 | various times Learn more


GSS and Student Care: Resources for Grad Students during COVID-19
Wed, May 13 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Learn more