Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships



NOTE: please notify Lia (lia.maria@ubc.ca) about your intention of applying ASAP but not later than Friday, January 17, 2020.

Internal deadline January 31, 2020

The University of British Columbia offers multi-year fellowships to Master’s and doctoral Indigenous students. Award winners are selected on the basis of academic merit through an annual competition, administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in consultation with the First Nations House of Learning. Approximately a dozen new fellowships are offered each year.

Each fellowship provides a stipend of $18,200 per year for doctoral students or a stipend of $16,175 per year for Master’s students. Additionally, AGF recipients are eligible to receive tuition funding. Tuition funding will not exceed the current value of the standard doctoral or Master’s degree tuition fees. Applicants for Master’s funding will receive fellowship funding until the end of their second year of Master’s studies; applicants for doctoral funding will receive fellowship funding for four years or until the end of their fifth year of doctoral studies, whichever comes first.  In all cases, continued fellowship support is conditional on satisfactory academic progress. Recipients of Master’s fellowship funding must re-apply to be considered for doctoral funding.

All Indigenous students are eligible to apply, but priority is given to Indigenous students whose traditional territory falls, at least in part, within Canada. This includes Canadian First Nations, Métis or Inuit students and may include Indigenous students from Alaska and other states of the USA. The University may request further information to confirm Indigenous eligibility.

Application and nomination detailshttps://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/aboriginal-graduate-fellowships

Kind regards,


Lia Maria Dragan
Admissions and Administrative Coordinator
Faculty of Land and Food Systems, The University of British Columbia
291-2357 Main Mall | Vancouver BC Canada V6T 1Z4
Phone 604.822.8373 | Fax 604.822.4400
Lia.maria@ubc.ca / lfs.gradapp@ubc.ca www.landfood.ubc.ca

Notification Conference


Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference (Calgary) – apply for a student sponsorship by Feb. 3!

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The LFS Deans Office will sponsor one student to attend the 2020 Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference, March 23 & 24, at the Hyatt Regency Downtown in Calgary, Alberta.

You must apply online before February 3, 2020 for consideration. This is open to female undergraduate and graduate students in Land and Food Systems. Online applications will be reviewed by a selection committee, and the student who best explains how attending the conference will benefit her career objective will be selected.

The student-sponsorship will include the following:

  • Two nights’ accommodations (Sunday and Monday) at the Hyatt Regency in Calgary
  • Your registration fee to attend AWC West 2020
  • The LFS Deans Office will also pay travel costs to & from Calgary, Alberta to attend the conference

COMPLETE STUDENT APPLICATION FORM and review full details at www.advancingwomenconference.ca/2020west/student-program/.

The application includes uploading a video (up to 3 minutes). If you have any questions during the application process, email events@irismeck.com or Karen.lee98@ubc.ca.

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For AWC 2020 conference details, visit www.advancingwomenconference.ca/2020west/.


Karen Lee
Director of Marketing and Communications
Faculty of Land and Food Systems | University of British Columbia
Phone 604 827 5297 | Cell 604 312 6343

2020-2021 Graduate Fellowship in Applied Ethics


Please find in the link below information regarding the 2020-2021 Graduate Fellowship in Applied Ethics.


The fellowship will provide a one-time annual stipend of $20,000 plus a research-related allowance of $1,500, as well as access to office space at the CAE in the Klinck Building on UBC Vancouver campus. Applicants from UBC Okanagan are also welcomed and efforts will be made to include successful UBC Okanagan fellowship holders in CAE activities via teleconference and/or provision for a visit to the UBC campus.

The period of the fellowship will be the 2020 academic year (i.e., September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021). Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program at UBC during this period.

Relevant topics for this fellowship include but are not limited to: bioethics, business ethics, environmental ethics, public health ethics, and health inequities.

Students receiving other scholarships may receive a top-up from the Graduate Fellowship in Applied Ethics to a total of $20,000.

Deadline: February 29, 2020.

Best regards,



PhD Candidate
The W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics | Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program
The University of British Columbia
6356 Agricultural Rd. Klinck Bldg | Vancouver British Columbia | V6T 1Z2 Canada


CAGS Distinguished Dissertation Award


INTERNAL Deadline – Friday, Feb 7th, 2020

CAGS / ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards

The CAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards recognize exceptional doctoral dissertations that make significant, original contributions to both the academic community and to Canadian society. There are two awards: one for engineering, medical sciences and natural sciences; and one for fine arts, humanities and social sciences.  Awards are offered through this spring’s competition for dissertations completed and accepted by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019. The awards include a $1,500 prize, a Citation Certificate, and travel expenses of up to $1,500 to attend the 2020 CAGS 58th Annual Conference in November in Ottawa.

Each UBC graduate program may nominate one dissertation to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by 4:00pm on Friday, 21 February 2020.

For further information and nomination procedures, please visit: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/cagsproquest-distinguished-dissertation-awards

The contact at the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for this competition is Angela Rizzo (angela.rizzo@ubc.ca).


Change to Tri-Agency paid parental leave policy


Change to Tri-Agency paid parental leave policy

The Tri-Agencies (CIHR/NSERC/SSHRC) have announced a change to the paid parental leave policy.

The change applies to holders of a graduate scholarship (such as CGS-M, CGS-D or other Tri-Agency Doctoral award, or a Vanier) or postdoctoral fellowship from the granting agencies, as well as to students and fellows who are paid from a supervisor’s Tri-Agency grant.

In summer 2019, the Tri-Agencies announced the extension of the duration of paid parental leave (PPL) from 6 to 12 months for individuals who were on an active paid parental leave on April 1st, 2019 or later.  They have now extended the policy to include those who were on an unpaid parental leave of six months or less as of April 1st, 2019.

Individuals who were on an unpaid parental leave status on April 1, 2019 immediately following a paid parental leave (with no interruption in between) are now able to request an extension with funds to their initial paid leave for up to 6 additional months (thereby providing individuals with up to 12 consecutive months of PPL). Doing so will effectively convert their unpaid leave into paid leave.

The extension of the paid parental leave is not automatic.  A new form requesting the additional months of paid parental leave must be submitted to the Tri-Agency by February 14, 2020.

Further questions:

  • For students and fellows who are paid from a supervisor’s Tri-Agency grant, questions should be referred to the department’s research grant administrator.
  • For postdoctoral fellows who are Tri-Agency funding recipients, questions should be referred to the Office of Research Services (ors@ors.ubc.ca) for UBC-Vancouver trainees or Okanagan’s Office of Research Services (ubco@ubc.ca) for UBC-Okanagan trainees.
  • For graduate students who are Tri-Agency scholarship recipients, instructions on submitting paid leave paperwork are available in the Award Holder’s Guide under “Interruption of award”: https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/Guides-Guides/TriRTA-TriBFR_eng.asp.  Questions can be directed to awards@ubc.ca.