Competition Announcement: Tri-Agency CGS / Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Competitions


Please notify me about your intention of applying by Sep 1, 2020.

Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGS-D)

Applicants applying through UBC will either be:

  • currently registered in, or are on an approved leave of absence from, a degree program at UBC
  • not currently registered in but was registered at any other time during the year of application (2020) in a degree program at UBC

Applications will be submitted via each of the agency platforms. The application portals are now open and applicants may begin preparing their applications.

For application, nomination, and adjudication procedures that are specific to UBC, please visit:  The UBC webpage includes guidance for applicants on transcripts.

UBC Affiliated Fellowships – Doctoral competition

The UBC Affiliated Fellowships doctoral competition runs in concert with the university-adjudicated Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGS-D) competition. Students who submit an NSERC, SSHRC, or CIHR doctoral award application are eligible for “unrestricted” Affiliated Fellowships and do not need to submit a separate Affiliated Fellowships application. To be considered for “criteria-based” affiliated fellowship(s), students must submit this checklist to their graduate program by the application deadline.

Those applying only for the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship must submit a separate and complete Affiliated Fellowships application in order to be considered for the Affiliated.

Affiliated Fellowship competition information and application/reference forms are available at:

UBC Deadlines for the Tri-Agency CGS / Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Competitions

  • Applicant deadline: 12:00 PM (noon) PDT on Tuesday, 15 September 2020
  • Graduate program nomination deadline:  4:00 PM PDT on Friday, 9 October 2020

Resources: Resources for graduate programs (such as the doctoral transcript checklist) are posted here:  Additional resources, such as the Doctoral competition application checklists and nomination materials, will be posted at a later date.

Graduate Student Wellbeing Ambassador Program: 2020-2021


We are pleased to announce the launch of the Graduate Student Wellbeing Ambassador Program for 2020-2021! This is a joint initiative between Student Health Promotion and Education and Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, made possible through a grant from the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. The program ran as a pilot project in 2019-2020 and we are excited to continue the program in the 2020-2021 academic year; the goal of this initiative is to enhance graduate peer support related to wellbeing on our campus. By connecting graduate students to UBC appropriate resources, creating an ongoing community of practice, and providing regular updates on new initiatives and developments within the realm of mental health and wellbeing, we hope to ensure students can stay informed and ultimately help connect fellow students with supports as needed.

We hope that you could advertise this program to graduate students in your department by forwarding them the below message.

For more information on this exciting initiative, please see the below write up.

Position Description_GSWA_2020-21

Thank you very much in advance!


Rehana Bacchus, MEd
Director, Academic Support
Office of the Dean and Vice-Provost | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
170-6371 Crescent Drive | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada
Phone 604 822 6965




The Graduate Student Wellbeing Ambassador Program

“supporting graduate student mental health, wellbeing, and community”


Graduate school can be an exciting and challenging time. Some students may experience wellbeing challenges, including managing stress, navigating support, finding time for self-care (e.g. sleep, exercise, nutrition) and balancing personal and academic responsibilities.

Research shows that peer support can be an important tool in helping students thrive academically, socially and emotionally. That’s where the UBC Graduate Student Wellbeing Ambassador program comes in!

The Graduate Student Wellbeing Ambassador (GSWA) program brings UBC Vancouver graduate students together to build knowledge and capacity for health and wellness peer support. Through the GSWA program, Graduate Student Wellbeing Ambassadors work with the Health Promotion & Education Unit and university collaborators to support and promote graduate student health and wellbeing. Key GSWA program goals include:

  • Ensure graduate students are aware of and effectively using health and wellness resources.
  • Facilitate conversations and knowledge-sharing opportunities related to enhancing graduate student wellbeing across campus.
  • Build connections across graduate programs to share wellbeing practices.

We are excited to announce that we are accepting applications for the Graduate Student Wellbeing Ambassador Program for the 2020-2021 academic year. Please review the detailed position description for the upcoming year in the document attached and apply here by the application deadline, September 7th, 2020.


The Graduate Student Wellbeing Ambassador Program is coordinated through the Health Promotion and Education unit at UBC’s Vancouver Campus. For the 2020-21 academic year, Diana Jung, Health Promotion Specialist, will be supporting the program. Please do not hesitate to contact her at if you have any questions or concerns.


We look forward to reviewing your applications!


Diana Jung  M.A.

Health Promotion Specialist
Health Promotion & Education | Student Health & Wellbeing

The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
1400-6138 Student Union Blvd | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z1
Phone 604 827 2225 |


Learn Docker | Meet copyright requirements | Format your thesis


Of particular interest this month may be the links to the online resources as many of our recent workshops have been oversubscribed, so this gives students another opportunity to learn the content if they are interested.

You can find the newsletter below or at this link:

As usual, if there are any questions, please let me know.

Kind regards,


Sarah Blay (she, her, hers)
Program Coordinator | UBC Library Research Commons
Vancouver home office | Traditional unceded territories of:

Musqueam | Squamish| Stó:lō | Stz’uminus | Tsleil-Waututh (source: |



In this issue, Anti-Racism Message, Current Students Town Hall, Project Mgmt II, Applying for a Vanier or Doctoral Canada Graduate Scholarship, Leading Diversity and Inclusion, and more!

Anti-Racism Message


As anti-Black racism protests and resistance movements have taken hold across the world in recent months, we in Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies have been reflecting deeply on the historical and pervasive nature of this racism—globally, in Canada and here at UBC. Please read our full message, and learn about our commitments to listen, learn, unlearn and speak up through a number of efforts. Learn more
Current Students Town Hall


G+PS is hosting a virtual Town Hall for current students and you’re invited! Join Susan Porter, Dean and Vice Provost, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, and representatives of the VP Research and Innovation Office (VPRI), Enrolment Services, International Student Development (ISD), Go Global, and Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for an opportunity to address questions and concerns you may have about issues you’re currently facing.

Wednesday, August 19 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM, Register

Open Registration


Applying for a Vanier or Doctoral Canada Graduate Scholarship: Competition Details and Application Procedures
Tuesday, August 18 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM


Foundations of Project Management II (Online – 2 days)
Wednesday & Thursday August 19 & 20 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Note: Foundations of Project Management I is a pre-requisite


Additional Events and Opportunities


The following highlights some upcoming events. Please find more on and


Copyright for Graduate Students
Monday, August 17 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Learn more

Dissertations and Theses Formatting: Strategies For Successful Submission
Thursday, August 20 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM Learn more

Free statistical consulting opportunities
Call for projects Learn more



Paid part-time work with G+PS
Sep 2020 – Apr 2021 | Apply by August 19 Learn more

Graduate Academic Assistant – Inclusive Teaching Project
Apply by August 10 Learn more

Graduate Student Wellbeing Ambassador Program 
Apply by September 10 | Info sessions Aug 25 & 27 Learn more

Calgary Virtual Tech Career Fair and Showcase
Tuesday, August 18 | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT Learn more

Employer Virtual Information Session/Tech Talk: Cloud Assert Technologies
Tuesday, August 18 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM Learn more

Leading Diversity and Inclusion
Wednesday, August 19 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM Learn more

Alumni Office Hours with Eddie Jang – Underwriter at Merchant Growth
Wednesday, August 19 | 5:30 – 7:00 PM Learn more



Science to Business (S2BN) Summer Networking Social
Wednesday, August 12 | 3:00 – 4:30 PM PDT Learn more

How-To Parliament: An Introduction to the Institute for Future Legislators
Thursday, August 13 | 12:30 – 2:00 PM Learn more



Finding, Using, and Adapting Open Resources For Your Courses
Wednesday, August 19 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Learn more


Communicating your Research (online course)
Mitacs Training, on-demand Learn more