USI Sustainability Scholars Program and CSFS


The USI Sustainability Scholars Program is accepting applications from graduate students for summer 2022. The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) currently has a project in the program, which involves working with Indigenous knowledge keepers. The project aims to support Indigenous terrestrial foodlands in the Fraser River Estuary by identifying and mapping Indigenous traditional terrestrial foodlands in the estuary; developing shoreline conservation and restoration strategies to steward and retain traditional foodlands in response to climate change-related impacts in the region; and considering a policy framework to support Indigenous food sovereignty and foodlands retention.

The CSFS project through the USI Sustainability Scholars Program is 2022-042. To view all the projects and to apply, visit:


Karen Lee  (She, Her, Hers)
Director of Marketing and Communications
Faculty of Land and Food Systems | Room 235
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
H.R. MacMillan, 2357 Main Mall | Vancouver British Columbia | V6T 1Z4 Canada
Phone 604 827 5297 | Cell 604 312 6343 | @ubcLFS

Information Session: Research Opportunities in Japan offered by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science


Information Session: Research Opportunities in Japan offered by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is the largest research-funding agency in Japan, under the auspices of the Japanese Ministry of Education.

JSPS offers hundreds of funding opportunities that are available to all fields (social-science, humanities, STEM, multi-disciplinary) for research at all Japanese Universities and public research institutions. There are opportunities available for:

  • Pre-PhD students (summer and short-term fellowships) (Pre-PhD meaning PhD candidates pre-graduation)
  • Postdocs (summer, short and long term fellowships)
  • Faculty fellowships at junior, mid-career and senior levels (short and long term)

Information session details:

  • Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022
  • Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Host: JSPS alumni and staff

Register for the information session here:

PRSSS Student Research Awards in Soil Science


Please share the following message regarding our student research awards with your networks (details below).

The application deadline is fast approaching: March 1st 2022!

Your assistance is much appreciated!

Best regards,

Teresa Porter

PRSSS Director

Pacific Regional Society of Soil Science

Room 262 – MacMillan Building – 2357 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4
Unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Territory

The Pacific Regional Society of Soil Science is now accepting applications for two soil science student awards.

The Les Lavkulich Graduate Student Award in Soil Science (one award of $5000) and the Art Bomke Undergraduate Student Award in Soil

Science (one award of $3000) will be awarded to students on the basis of academic achievement, research proposal (for graduate students), leadership/community service, and letters of recommendation. The application deadline is March 1, 2022.


For the award guidelines, eligibility criteria, and more information please see the student awards section of our website:

Sustainability Scholars paid summer internships



The UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI) is pleased to offer UBC graduate students the opportunity to work on paid sustainability-related research projects.

We are currently accepting applications for over 80 positions that will commence May 2, 2022. Current UBC graduate students from all academic disciplines and all UBC campuses are encouraged to confirm the eligibility requirements and apply.

Successful candidates will work under the guidance of a mentor at the sponsoring partner organization, and are immersed in real world learning where they can apply their research skills and contribute to advancing  sustainability goals and climate action.

For more information on the available projects and to apply, visit the Sustainability Scholars Program website.

Applications will be accepted until midnight Sunday January 30.

We also appreciate your help in circulating this notice to anyone in your grad student network that may be interested!

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Karen Taylor  MA (she, her)
Manager, Sustainability Scholars Program | UBC Sustainability Initiative
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
2343 – 2260 West Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4 Canada
Phone 604 822 9362 | |

Esri Canada GIS Scholarship 2022


Please help us disseminate the Esri Canada GIS Scholarship opportunity to UBC students by email and by displaying the attached poster (11 x 17) in your departments.   Successful recipient will receive:

    1. one-time payment of $2,000
    2. three-year term license of ArcGIS for Student Use
    3. three-year Professional-level subscription to the ArcGIS Developer Program (ADP)
    4. digital copies of select Esri Press Publications
    5. two instructor-led training courses offered by Esri Canada
    6. registration for one of Esri Canada’s User Conferences
    7. a personal and editable profile in the Esri Canada GIS Scholarship Web Portal
    8. eligibility to apply for the Esri Canada Associate GIS Professional Program in year of graduation

Submission deadline is on Monday, March 7, 2022.


Thank you, and best regards,


Grace Ong

Licensing Coordinator

Faculty of Forestry | Dean’s Office
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus |