Green College Fast-Track Student Recruitment – Fall 2022


Applications for resident membership at Green College are now open. Below you will find some information about priority applications.

Priority Applications for Residency

We are pleased to announce that the 2022 fast track (priority) process for admission to residency at Green College is now open. Details are included in the attached letter from Principal Mark Vessey. We hope that you will consider recommending Green College to students entering your programs this September, and we look forward to receiving inquires and applications as soon as you and your students are ready. Early applications are encouraged, particularly for your priority applicants.

A bit about Green College

Green College is a graduate residence on the UBC campus, with a mandate to promote exchange between academic disciplines at the graduate and postdoctoral levels. Since 1993, more than a thousand UBC graduate students have taken advantage of the College’s unique combination of west-coast living conditions, extracurricular academic programs, and broad array of social, artistic and recreational opportunities. As members of “a dynamic community of scholars dedicated to the multi-disciplinary ideal” (Cecil Green, founder), residents of the College enrich their own intellectual lives and bring insights from cross-disciplinary and extracurricular conversations to bear on the work they do in their home departments and programs.

The College provides accommodations for around 85 graduate students at the master’s and doctoral levels, and another 15 places are held for postdoctoral scholars and visiting faculty. The maximum length of residency for members varies by program, and ranges from one to four years. No distinction is made between “professional” and “academic” programs; students in the Juris Doctor program are also eligible. Residency is offered incrementally in 12-month leases (“housing contract”), typically beginning in September.


Should you have any questions about the College’s membership process, please contact me at For any questions about public programming or College promotion and communications, please contact our Academic Program Manager at

We hope to see you online in our virtual Coach House for one of our public events or lectures this year. You can sign up for the Green List to receive weekly public programming notices. All publicized events at the College are open to the public, and no registration is required.


Yours in Ideas and Friendship,


Anna Tam (she, her, hers)

Membership & Accommodations Coordinator, Green College

The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Territory

6201 Cecil Green Park Road | Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1

Phone: 604-822-6067 | | | @GreenCollegeUBC


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Invitation to Provide Input on a Postdoctoral & Doctoral Completion Fellowship Program for Black Scholars


I hope this week has been kind to you.

My name is Dr. Ismaël Traoré. I work in the Provost’s Office as Director, Faculty Equity.

My colleague Dr. Jenny Phelps and I met with you on February 2nd at the Deans and Provost’s Office meeting. We shared a concept note of a proposed Doctoral Completion and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Black and Indigenous scholars. Thank you for your enthusiasm and feedback on the possibilities of this program.

We have since then talked with additional Indigenous stakeholders, and the consensus is to take a different approach for engaging with Indigenous scholars. As such, we will proceed with consulting with Black scholars while we recalibrate the Indigenous engagement approach.

We would appreciate if you could circulate the attached invitation letter to all faculty and graduate students in your departments.

Invitation – Black Postdoc & Doctoral Completion Fellowship Consultation

Invitation – Black Postdoc & Doctoral Completion Fellowship Consultation

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Dr. Phelps and/or I.


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Ismaël Traoré, PhD

Director, Faculty Equity | Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic, and Institutional Initiative Strategist | Equity and Inclusion Office (EIO) | UBC


I acknowledge that UBC’s campuses are situated on the traditional, unceded, and ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh, and on the territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation.


For information about land acknowledgement at UBC, click here

2022 Summer Session TA Application opens March 7


Mar. 7 – Summer TA Positions – Application Opens

Yes, it’s time to think about the Summer terms of 2022…

The LFS TA Application will be open for 10 business days only, to accept applications for Summer 2022 TAships for all Summer terms.

  • The TA App will be open from Mon., March 7th, 2022 at 9:30am through Fri., March 18th, 2022 at 4:30pm.

After it closes March 18th at 4:30pm, application is by instructor or administrator invitation only.

If you are off-campus you must use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access the website.
Check the UBC IT website for help at:

Questions? Email Virginia Frankian at

Invitation to Black graduate students to provide input on a Postdoctoral & Doctoral Completion Fellowship Program


Please circulate to all graduate students in your units

In alignment with UBC’s institutional commitments to the development of a more just, equitable, diverse and inclusive academic and research environment, UBC is taking action to improve the recruitment and support of outstanding Black scholars.

One dimension of this effort is the potential development of new doctoral completion and postdoctoral fellowship programs to provide enhanced opportunity and support for emerging Black scholars to advance their preparation for successful academic careers.

The envisioned doctoral completion fellowship would provide financial and mentorship support to final-year Black doctoral students to help them strengthen their academic profile for the academic job market.

The envisioned postdoctoral fellowship would provide salary and research funding, access to teaching opportunities, career development, and academic networking for cohorts of Black postdoctoral fellows across any academic discipline.

Current UBC-V Black doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars are invited to join an upcoming conversation to help shape the possibilities of this new program. This feedback is crucial in helping to design programs that can address needs and provide opportunities to emerging Black scholars.

An online survey version of this consultation is also available here. You are welcome to provide feedback using the survey, and/or register to attend a remote engagement session.

Engagement Dates and Registration Details:

For UBC-V Black doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars:

Tuesday March 1, 2022 3:30-5:00pm – click here to register

Wednesday March 2, 2022 9:30-11:00am – click here to register


Thank you for your consideration.

Dr. Ismaël Traoré, Director of Faculty Equity, UBCV Provost’s Office

Dr. Jenny Phelps, Assistant Vice-Provost, UBCV Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

Kelli Kiyomi Kadokawa  (She, Her, Hers)
Graduate Program Support Manager
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies | Office of the Dean
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus

xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Musqueam Traditional Territory
170-6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver British Columbia | V6T 1Z2 Canada
Phone 604 822 6475 Ext. 26475 | @UBCGradSchool |

2022 Symposium on Global Community Engagement: Call for Proposals


2022 Symposium on Global Community Engagement: Call for Proposals

The Office of Regional and International Community Engagement (ORICE) is hosting a symposium on global community engagement this year with a focus on the theme: Contested Spaces, Contested Impact on March 10th. We are now accepting applications for concurrent session presentations, workshops, dialogues etc. that engage with the theme of this ORICE symposium: Contested Spaces, Contested Impact. A broad interpretation of the theme is welcomed, but in selecting it we have considered some of the many questions that arise in community-university collaborations including physical and psychological questions of belonging, safety and power. We have considered conflicting and differently understood standpoints, expectations, motivations and purposes of engagement and in turn consider how the question of meaningful impact is also contested. Impact for who? By who? In what ways?

We invite UBC students at all academic levels to present on their community engaged scholarship and encourage the inclusion of community partners and faculty partners to co-present when applicable. While any type of presentation is welcome, we encourage applicants to expand on what one might consider to be a symposium presentation—feel free to bring in storytelling, creativity and anything else that might feel authentic to your work! The deadline to submit your completed application is February 18th, 2022 at 11:59 PM PST.


Stay tuned for the symposium general registration which opens on the morning of February 28th, 2022.