Contested Spaces, Contested Impact: 2022 Symposium on Global Community Engagement


Dear Gender+ Collective members & friends,

We are excited to let you know about two upcoming sessions that are part of the ORICE 2022 symposium “Contested Spaces, Contested Impact: A Global Community Engagement Symposium, which is happening on March 10, 2022.

It’s Not Gender as Usual: Guiding Questions for Transformative Intersectional Gender+ Research

A team of GRA’s working with the Gender + in Research Collective has developed a guide entitled “It’s Not Gender as Usual: Guiding Questions for Transformative Intersectional Gender+ Research”. The idea of this guide comes from early meetings of the gender + in research collective where members identified the need for more resources that provide guidance on how to undertake gender+ intersectional research from idea conception to research dissemination and beyond. Come to get an early peek at the guide and learn a little more about what is inside and how it may be a resource for you.

  • March 10th from 6:45-7:45pm. Click here to register

Keynote: Dr. Sasha Costanza-Chock

You may also be interested in coming to hear our keynote speaker Dr. Sasha Costanza-Chock discuss their work on design justice principles and how these principles can transform community-engaged scholarship. Dr. Costanza-Chock (they/she/elle/ella) is a researcher and designer who works to support community-led processes that build shared power, dismantle the matrix of domination, and advance ecological survival. They are a nonbinary trans* femme. Sasha is known for their work on networked social movements, transformative media organizing, and design justice. Sasha is the Director of Research & Design at the Algorithmic Justice League, a Faculty Associate with the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and a member of the Steering Committee of the Design Justice Network. They are the author of two books and numerous journal articles, book chapters, and other research publications. Sasha’s latest book, Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need, was published by the MIT Press in 2020.

March 10th from 5:00-6:30pm. For those who would like to watch the keynote with other UBC community members and debrief over a light meal, we will be hosting a watch party and debrief session in the Place of Many Trees in the Liu Institute on campus. Individuals can select this option on the registration form. Click here to register

Learn more about the symposium

Now that we are getting back to campus (again), we are looking re-ignite Gender + in Research gatherings including lunchtime talks, and opportunities to connect and support one another in our work. We will begin to plan for the spring, summer and fall. If you are interested in volunteering with the collective to organize events, or are interested in presenting on your work, please email


Please feel free to share this information in your networks.


Tamara Baldwin

Director, Office of Regional and International Community Engagement (ORICE)

165 – 1855 West Mall ,
Vancouver, V6T 1Z2, BC

MURC 2022 Inquiry for Adjudicator Recruitment


The Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference (MURC), the largest undergraduate research conference at UBC, is looking for adjudicators to evaluate presentations! This event would be a great opportunity for you to practice and gain evaluation skills, provide constructive feedback to students, and network with other adjudicators and speakers at the conference.

The conference will be held virtually and in-person on March 19-20, 2022! If you are interested in adjudicating or know anyone else who may be, please fill out the application form by Friday, March 11 at 11:59 PM.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at

Thank you for your consideration!

If you would like more information for the distribution of this information, please contact us at

Thank you for your time and help! Have a wonderful week!


​​Samantha Cortez & Adrian Chen
Co-Directors, Workshop and Presentations
Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference 2022
Centre for Student Involvement & Careers | The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus Musqueam Traditional Territory
1003-1874 East Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z1 Canada @UBCMURC

Sustainability Scholars paid summer internships



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

We are currently accepting applications for applied research internships 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 March 13.

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 | Sustainability Hub
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
2343 – 2260 West Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4 Canada
Phone 604 822 9362 | |

Pathways to Permanent Residency, EMRGS survey, Postdoc/Doctoral Completion Fellowship Program


A few time-sensitive things for grad students and post-docs:

Effective Mentorship for Racialized Graduate Students survey

  • Last chance! Have your voices heard on the Mentorship Survey! Racialized graduate students are invited to share their experiences with mentorship at UBC by March 5. We’re looking forward to sharing our findings with the community.

Postdoctoral & Doctoral Completion Fellowship Program

Current UBC-V Black doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars are invited to join the conversation to help shape the possibilities of new doctoral completion and postdoctoral fellowship programs which would provide salary and research funding, access to teaching opportunities, career development, and academic networking.

  • Via Survey or
  • Engagement session
    • Tuesday March 1, 2022 3:30-5:00pm – click here to register
    • Wednesday March 2, 2022 9:30-11:00am – click here to register

Pathways to Permanent Residency Presentation and Live Q&A with IRCC

International students nearing completion who are interested in applying for permanent residency (poster attached)

Live Q&A: Monday, March 14, 2022, 1:30pm – 2:15pm PDT

Space is limited, register.

To view the recorded session, students must enroll in the Pathways to Permanent Residency Canvas Course.

IRCC Pre-recorded Presentation and Q&A Session – March 14

Many thanks,


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 |