Competition Announcement: Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship


Internal deadline: Friday, January 28, 2022

Please notify us about your intention of applying by Jan 14, 2022


Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships

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. 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 deadline: Friday, January 28, 2022
Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 11 February 2022 at 4:00 pm PT

For complete application and nomination details, see:

BC Public Service career opportunity – Tele-Dietitian


I have attached a current career opportunity with the Ministry of Health. Closes to applications on December 23-2021. Please let me know if you need any further information.

82615 Online Ad Copy – Tele-Dietitian

Thank you


Jenn Arkinstall, Marketing Coordinator (She/Her)

100-940 Blanshard St. Victoria BC V8W3E6
Operational Strategies and Integration Services | BC Public Service Agency

Telephone : 778-698-1300


Thesis Defense – Food Science – MSc – Sara Zamani



The Oral Examination for the Degree of

Master of Science
(Food Science)

Sara Zamani

” Formation and Characterization of Legume Protein Amyloid Fibrils ”

Thursday, December 16th, 2021 – 1:00 PM



Chair: Dr. S. Wang

Supervisory Committee:
Dr. D. Dee – Supervisor
Dr. A. Pratap-Singh – Committee member
Dr. S. Castellarin – Committee member

Defense Committee Composition
Dr. D. Dee – Supervisor
Dr. A. Pratap-Singh – Committee member
Dr. D. Kitts – External

Competition Announcement and Info Session: Friedman Award for Scholars in Health


Friedman Award for Scholars in Health

The Friedman Award for Scholars in Health is open to any UBC graduate student or medical resident studying in the area of health. ‘Health’ is interpreted very broadly, and includes health promotion and disease prevention, mental health research, laboratory sciences related to medicine or health, public health, health services research, or any area intended to impact human health.  Applicants do not need to be studying in a health-related degree to be eligible to apply.

Awards of up to $50,000 each will be granted for 6 to 12 months of study outside of Western Canada.  Friedman Scholars are expected to travel to other areas of Canada and the world to seek new perspectives, learn from experts in their fields and be exposed to different cultures.  The award amount will be at the discretion of the adjudication committee.

Note regarding COVID-19: The Friedman is an award to fund travel.  In some cases, travel is not currently possible due to the ongoing pandemic.  However, applicants should approach their application with the assumption that travel will be possible in 2022/2023.

Application Deadline: Friday, 11 March 2022 at 4:00 pm PT

For further information about this award opportunity, including eligibility requirements and application procedures, please visit:

A complete application must be submitted online by 4:00 pm PT on Friday, 11 March 2022. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered; it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their application is complete by the deadline. Please follow up with your referees before the deadline as appropriate.

A complete application consists of the following:

Submitted by applicant – SUBMIT APPLICATION HERE


Information Session: Friedman Award for Scholars in Health

Date: Thursday, December 16
Time: 10:00 to 11:00 am
Format: Webinar

To register:

Soils and Crops Conference 2022 – Graduate Student Presentation Award


On behalf of the local organizing committee of Soils and Crops Conference 2022 (Online! On March 8-9, 2022), I am requesting you to distribute the attached announcement to interested graduate students and faculty from your department and/or college.

The Soils and Crops Conference is a two-day event offering updates on current research conducted in soils, crops, and economics by researchers, faculty, and graduate students from across western Canada and the USA’s northern states.

Each year the committee offers one Travel Award to a Master’s and/or Ph.D. student who shows exceptional educational studies and research in the areas of soils, crops, or economics. However, this year due to the ongoing Pandemic situation, the committee has chosen to provide the Graduate Student Presentation Award (which will cover the conference registration fee and an award of CAD 250). The winners (a total of four awards) will be selected based on the merit of the student’s submitted abstract and CV.

Interested graduate students are encouraged to apply (see the attached announcement)

Soils and Crops 2022_Graduate Student Presentation Award
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Best regards,

Shayeb Shahariar
Soils and Crops Conference Organizing Committee

Shayeb Shahariar, Ph.D., A.Ag.​
Post Doctoral Fellow
Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS)
University of Saskatchewan

421 Downey Road, Suite 101

Saskatoon, SK S7N 4L8 Canada