Competition Announcement: Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship


Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship Program will help shape researchers into engaged leaders who are conscious of the impact of their research, connected to the realities of the communities in which they work, and open to non-conventional forms of knowledge. The Foundation is seeking candidates who are audacious, original, and forward-thinking.  Up to 16 doctoral Scholars are selected each year and receive generous funding for their studies.  This scholarship program supports doctoral students pursing research in one or more of the Foundation’s Four Themes:  Human Rights and Dignity, Responsible Citizenship, Canada and the World, and People and their Natural Environment.

Value: Up to $40,000 stipend plus up to $20,000 research and travel allowance per year for three years

Trudeau Foundation application deadline: 5 January 2021 at 11:59 pm EST (8:59 pm PST)

New for 2021 competition: Interested applicants apply directly to the Trudeau Foundation to be considered in the national competition; all interested and eligible applicants may apply.  The University of British Columbia no longer nominates a subset of applicants to the national competition (there is no department-level or university-level adjudication).

For further information, such as detailed eligibility requirements, evaluation criteria, and application procedures, please visit our webpage:

Student Job Posting – SEEDS Sustainability Program: ID: 883222 (deadline Nov 19th, 2020)


We are hiring a SEEDS Sustainability Projects Coordinator student position (25-30hours/week, Nov 20-April 21,). Core job function is to develop and coordinate applied student-led sustainability research and interdisciplinary partnerships to advance UBC’s operational sustainability and wellbeing commitments, with a core focus on campus urban biodiversity and forestry planning work, and climate action commitments.

Preference for graduate student candidates from Forestry, IRES, LFS (applied biology, land and water systems), Science/Ecology and Geography. We will also consider experienced senior undergraduate students.

Please see details below and great if you can please share with your networks. Application Deadline is: Nov 19th,  2020 




Job Title:  SEEDS Sustainability Project Coordinator (Job ID: #883222, apply via CareersOnline)

Department: SEEDS Sustainability Program, Campus + Community Planning, VP External Relations

Appointment Duration/Hours: Nov 30th, 2020 to April 30, 2021 (25-30 hours per week)

Wage: $22.23/hr

Application Deadline/Process:  Submit Resume, Cover Letter, Professional Writing Sample (1 pg max) via UBC Careers Online by Nov 19th,  2020.

Position Type: Graduate Research/Academic Assistant (GRA/GAA)

Education: Preference for a current student enrolled in a Masters or PhD Program (Forestry, Science/Ecology (Botany, Zoology, Applied Biology), Geography, Public Policy, Landscape Architecture)

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and coordinate applied student-led sustainability research and interdisciplinary partnerships to advance UBC’s operational sustainability and wellbeing commitments, with a core focus on campus urban biodiversity and forestry planning work, and climate action commitments.
  • Priority research areas include:  Urban Biodiversity, Urban Forestry, Climate Action (Mitigation and Adaptation), Ecological and Human Wellbeing.
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Specific Duties:

  • Conduct research and analyze campus sustainability plans to identify applied research opportunities
  • Coordinate full project life-cycle from scoping, ideation, initiation, monitoring and closing
  • Meet with program operational, academic and community clients to create research proposals that can be integrated with suitable senior level UBC undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • Support interdisciplinary partnership development


Skills and Experience:
– Familiarity with a broad range of sustainability practices and research, esp. urban biodiversity and forestry, climate mitigation and adaptation

– Ability to think strategically, creatively, and apply systems perspectives
– Excellent organizational and time management skills and strong attention to detail

– Experience with project management or coordination
– Experience with community-based action research and applied research
– Experience with performing secondary research and interdisciplinary work
– Experience with geospatial data management, analysis, and visualization is considered an asset
– Familiarity with GIS (Geographic Information System) and/or other analytical mapping programs considered an asset




Liska Richer

Manager, SEEDS (Social Ecological Economic Development Studies) Sustainability Program

Community Development | Campus and Community Planning

Main Office #3331 -3rd Floor, 2260 West Mall, CIRS Building

Phone 604 822 3270  |  Cell 604 722 5056


Web: |

Competition Announcement: Affiliated Fellowships-Master’s and CGS-M Competitions




Affiliated Fellowships-Master’s and CGS-M Competitions

Please let me know about your intention of applying by Nov 15, 2020



UBC Affiliated Fellowships-Master’s

The UBC Affiliated Fellowships Master’s competition runs in concert with the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS-M; see below) competition. Approximately 50 fellowship with values ranging from $175 to $16,000 are offered through this competition. Current and prospective full-time UBC-Vancouver graduate students can apply regardless of citizenship or visa status. Students who are eligible for the CGS-M must submit a CGS-M application in order to additionally be considered for Affiliated funding.

Detailed Affiliated Fellowships-Master competition information with links to application and reference forms is available at:

Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS-M)

Applicants for Tri-Agency CGS-M competition must be domestic students (Canadian citizen or PR) who are applying for or enrolled in graduate studies anywhere in Canada. Each applicant can select up to 3 universities with the same application. To be considered for a CGS-M at UBC, they must select The University of British Columbia as one of the 3 available institutions.

Details about this award opportunity, including eligibility and evaluation criteria, are available at:

and on the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Graduate Studies at:

Students who apply for CGS-M awards will automatically be considered for open/un-restricted Affiliated Fellowships. To be considered for criteria-based Affiliated Fellowships, students should fill out and submit to their graduate programs the checklist available at:

UBC Deadlines for the Tri-Agency CGS-M / Affiliated Fellowships Master’s Competitions

Applicant deadline: 5:00 pm PST on Tuesday, 1 December 2020
Graduate program nomination deadline:  4:00 pm PST on Friday, 29 January 2021

Important notes:

  • Importance of the application deadline. CGS-M applications cannot be submitted or edited after the application deadline.  Late applications will be ruled ineligible.  The CGS-M application deadline is set nationally by the CGS-M funding agency and is not flexible.
  • Please ask for reference letters early and send the instructions to your referees

  • Check early if you have all of the official transcripts for all previous studies (including transfer credits).
  • Note that although the SISC academic history document is accepted for UBC CGS-M applications, it may not be accepted by other universities in Canada, so students applying elsewhere in addition to UBC should order official UBC transcripts.

It would help us greatly if applicants used the same email in their CGS-M Research Portal login as in eVision or SIS. This is absolutely not a requirement, but it helps route the applications to correct programs quicker after the application deadline.

Kind regards,

Lia Maria

Lia Maria DRAGAN (She, Her, Hers)

Admissions & Administrative Coordinator
Faculty of Land and Food Systems

University of British Columbia / Vancouver Campus /Musqueam Traditional Territory
#291 – 2357 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4
Tel.: (604) 822-8373

UBC IRES Grad Recruitment 2021


The UBC Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES) is currently accepting applications to its graduate programs.

If you wouldn’t mind circulating the attached poster to any individuals in your program that may be interested, that would be most appreciated.

Grad Recruitment 2021 Poster

Additionally, if you could also help by liking, re-sharing/re-posting our social media posts on InstagramTwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn we would be very grateful!

Thank you for your time,

Nivretta Thatra
Science Communicator
Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES)
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory |

MFRE Info Session


The Master of Food and Resource Economics (MFRE) will be having info sessions for undergraduate students looking to continue their studies.

MFRE is a unique one-year professional master’s program combining Economics, Policy and Business as understood from an Agriculture, Food, Natural Resources and Environmental perspective.

MFRE 2020 Info Sessions – click to register!

Join our ZOOM Webinar Info Sessions to learn more about the program and participate in our Q&A sessions.

Meet MFRE Alumni, faculty & staff members, and learn more about:

  • MFRE courses and knowledge areas.
  • Term 2 electives and course alternatives.
  • The Graduating Project.
  • Alumni career paths.
  • Funding opportunities.
  • The admission process.

The info sessions will be held on the following dates:

  • Info session #1: Tuesday, November 3rd at 4 pm
  • Info session #2: Thursday, November 12 at 5 pm
  • Info session #3: Thursday, November 19 at 4 pm
  • Info session #4: Tuesday, November 24 at 11 am

Thanks for sharing!

Paulina Gonzalez Miranda  MFRE
Educational Researcher
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus| Musqueam Traditional Territory