November Graduation reminder



We have a change to this year’s online application deadline for graduation in November 2022.  That is the date your student can apply in the SSC for graduation.

The online application will be open until Friday October 21, 2022.

PLEASE NOTE – This is only for students who are in G+PS administered programs.

Previously we would put up a paper application on our website when the online application closed.  We won’t be doing that this year as the online application has been extended for us.  A student must apply to be eligible for graduation.

If you have any chance of graduating this November, please register!

There is NO penalty if you register and do not graduate, but you cannot graduate if you do NOT apply for graduation. 


Friday October 21, 2022

Online Application – as mentioned above last day to apply to graduate for November 2022.

Thesis Submission – last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for November graduation.

Degree Completion Memo – Latest date the program can place on the DCM for the student to be eligible for November 2022 graduation.


Friday November 4, 2022

Last Day! – this is your final day to submit any missing requirements to G+PS.  The lists have to be finalized by 4pm on that day.

Wednesday November 16, 2022

Senate – meets and confers the degrees for our students.

Wed November 23 to Friday November 25, 2022

Congregation – UBC graduation ceremonies happen during this time frame.

We will be having a graduation training session for GPO’s closer to the deadlines with details to follow.

Please email me if you have any questions.


UBC is hosting additional on-campus graduation ceremonies from Monday November 14 to Tuesday November 22, 2022 for those students who graduated in 2020 / 2021.  Graduation during the pandemic years was held online exclusively, so this is a chance for those folks to celebrate on-campus with their families.  If you need further information about these ceremonies please contact Enrolment Services or the Ceremonies team.


Rockne Hewko
Academic Support Manager
Office of the Dean and Vice-Provost | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
170-6371 Crescent Rd | Vancouver BC | V6T1Z2 Canada |


Call for Applications: Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship


Attention: doctoral students

Note that applicants apply directly to the Trudeau Foundation; departments and UBC do not submit nominations.

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship Program offers a three-year leadership program designed to train Engaged Leaders, equipping doctoral candidates with the skills to translate their ideas into action, for the betterment of their communities, Canada, and the world.  At least 12 doctoral Scholars are selected each year and receive generous funding for their studies.

The Foundation welcomes applications from candidates across a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, in business schools, public health and law. Candidates’ research must be related to one or more of the Foundation’s four central 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
  • Application Deadline: 2 December 2022 at 2:00 pm PT (5:00 pm ET)

Reminder: As of the 2020 award competition year, 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:
the Trudeau Foundation webpage:

Questions about this scholarship should be directed to the Trudeau Foundation at

CEA Mentoring: Please forward to PhD Graduate Students


The CEA is hosting a number of mentoring events this fall, aimed at graduate students on the job market this year or in the coming years.  We hope to have a few focussed panels, Q&A sessions with job market candidates from previous years and those who have served on hiring committees.  We are also planning workshops to help job market candidates perfect their 3-minute “elevator speech” about their research.

Our first meeting will be held on October 12, at 8PM Eastern.  This will be a casual Meet & Greet and information gathering session.  We will provide a short overview of the job market and where to find resources, introduce the mentoring committee and gather information about issues and questions that attendees would like to explore further.

Please forward this registration link to all PhD Students who may be on the market this year or next.

To register as an attendee at the CEA Economics Job Market Mentoring Events, please complete the following form.  Zoom links and information will be sent prior to each event.

CEA/CDEC/CWEC Mentoring for Economics Job Market Candidates 2022/2023

If you are a PhD student at a Canadian university and/or a member of the Canadian Economics Association, we invite you to join us for a number of mentoring events to discuss issues surrounding the economics job market. We are planning a few panels and Q&A sessions on topics related to the academic and non-academic market, as well as workshops to help polish your 3-minute ‘elevator speech.’ Register below to receive information on mentoring events during the 2022/2023 job market. Registrants will receive zoom links and reminders sent to their emails. Our first event will be held on October 12, at 8PM Eastern. This will be a casual Meet & Greet and information gathering session. We will provide a short overview of the job market and where you can find resources, introduce you to the mentoring committee, and gather information from you about issues or questions you would like to explore further. We hope to see you there!

Questions may be directed to the co-chairs of the mentoring committee:  Janice Compton ( or Michelle Alexopoulos  (

Thank you.


Janice Compton

Associate Professor
Department of Economics
515 Fletcher Argue Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg Manitoba

GradUpdate – Reproducible Research Tools (stats), The Inquiring Mind (mental health), Liu Scholars Program, International Student Safety and Rights, Peer Review of Teaching, 14-day Writing Challenge, DIY Media Series, and more.



In this issue, Reproducible Research Tools (stats), The Inquiring Mind (mental health), Liu Scholars Program, International Student Safety and Rights, Peer Review of Teaching, 14-day Writing Challenge, DIY Media Series, and more.

Registration Open

Intro to Reproducible Research Tools
Join UBC Statistics for this new free webinar for the best practices and tools for creating reproducible workflows for your statistical analyses.
Online | Wednesday, Oct 12 | 10 am – 12 pm


The Inquiring Mind
This evidence-based program will address and promote mental health and reduce the stigma of mental illness in an educational setting
In person | Thursday, Oct 13 | 9 am – 12:30 pm


Seats available

Finding and Applying for a Job
Online | Wednesday, Oct 5 | 1 – 2 pm Register

Fundamentals of Statistics I: Exploratory Data Analysis
Online | Monday, Sep 26 | 10 am – 12 pm Register

Events and Opportunities

A selection of upcoming events are highlighted below.  Visit and for our full events calendar.


Using Mendeley for Citation Management
Online | Wednesday, Oct 5 | 6 – 7:30 pm Register

The 2022 Jamaloddin Khanjani Family Scholarship
$4600 scholarship that will support a graduate student whose studies focus on human rights and related aspects of public policy and global affairs
Learn more and apply by Oct 14.

2022-23 Liu Scholars Program
Applications for the Liu Scholars program are now open. The themes for 2022-23 are:

  • Energy and climate change,
  • Global food systems,
  • Global health,
  • International development,
  • and Global China.

Learn more and apply by Oct 28.


Employer Virtual Info Session: Rakuten Kobo
Online | Wednesday, Oct 12 | 1 – 2 pm Register

WorkBC Drop-in Advising
In-person | Robert H Lee Alumni Centre | Wednesdays | 1 – 3 pm | for students or their family members Learn more

Employer on campus: Konrad Group
In-person | Thursday, Oct 13 | 12 – 1 pm Learn more

Employer Virtual Info Session: Asian Development Bank
Online | Thursday, Oct 13 | 5 – 6 pm
Targeting graduate students in Economics, Bus. Admin, Engineering, International Affairs, Public Policy/Administration, Finance, Environment
Learn more


Formative Peer Review of Teaching through an Accessibility and Inclusion Lens
For students, faculty and staff in instructional positions
Online | Thursday, Oct 13 | 10 am – 12 pm Register

UBC DIY Media Workshops
In-person and online | Presented by UBC Studios in collaboration with the UBC Digital Media Community of Practice | For instructors | See all event details and register. Sessions include:

  • Tuesday, Oct 4 | 10 – 11:30 am | Intro to Creative Briefs
  • Wednesday, Oct 6 | 10 – 11:30 am | Intro to Scripting & Storyboarding
  • Tuesday, Oct 11 | 10 am – 12:30 pm | Intro to Production
  • Tuesday, Oct 11 | 2 – 3:30 pm | The Art of the Video Interview
  • Thursday, Oct 13 | 1:30 – 4 pm | Intro to Podcasting
  • Friday, Oct 14 | 1 – 2:30 pm | Intro to Post-Production


14-day Writing Challenge
Online | A program | Oct 17 – 30
Free with UBC’s subscription Learn more

Science Slam YVR
In-person | $12 – $15 event, external to UBC | Fox Cabaret
Tuesday, Oct 11 | 730 pm Learn more.


International student safety and rights
Online | event | Oct 4 | 4:30 – 6 pm

Communication skills and assertiveness
Online | event | Oct 4 | 4:30 – 6 pm

Learn more about these and other upcoming MOSAIC workshops.

Ivarson AG Scholarships Application Deadline is October 14, 2022!


2022 Ivarson Agricultural Scholarships Call for Applications

Please circulate to potential candidates

PhD Scholarship $17,000
Masters Scholarship $10,000

Guidelines and Forms at

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applications Deadline is October 14, 2022
  • Candidates must hold Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Resident status.
  • Candidates must be registered full-time in a masters or doctorate program in the area of agriculture or related discipline.
  • Candidates must be enrolled in their graduate program until at least one semester beyond the application deadline.
  • Previous recipients of this scholarship are not eligible for subsequent awards.

Candidates must be from the province of Alberta by meeting at least one of the following criteria. (“From the province of Alberta” is a qualifying criterion only and is not used as a scoring element in the selection of award recipients):

  • An applicant with a permanent residence in Alberta, Canada for a minimum of 12 months prior to the application deadline.
  • A student studying agriculture or a related discipline at an Alberta university.
  • A graduate of an Alberta high school or post-secondary institution but studying at a non-Alberta institution.
  • An applicant born in Alberta.
  • Significant knowledge of and attachment to Alberta, as demonstrated through a series of short-term residences including some primary or secondary schooling in Alberta.
  • Other (explanation required).

Application Deadline is October 14, 2022

Visit for more info