Competition Announcement: Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements

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Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements

The Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high-calibre Canadian graduate students pursuing exceptional research experiences at research institutions outside of Canada. This program is available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who hold a Vanier Scholarship or a Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) at the Master’s or doctoral level. Note that international students who hold a Vanier scholarship are not eligible for this competition.

 Annual Value: Up to $6,000 for three to six months

Deadline: Friday, May 23rd, 2014

 SSHRC applicants please note: All signatures must be in ink.

Please consult the Graduate Awards website for further information and application procedures: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/canada-graduate-scholarship-michael-smith-foreign-study-supplement

The contact at the Faculty of Graduate Studies for this award is Allan Lee: allanlee@mail.ubc.ca

Best,

Erica Hirschberger

Graduate Awards Coordinator | Office of the Dean | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
170 – 6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z2
www.grad.ubc.ca  | www.grad.ubc.ca/awards

2014 LFS Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

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Congratulations to Bryanna Thiel, MSc student, Soil Science, on receiving the 2013/14 Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. UBC annually awards teaching prizes to 16 UBC Teaching Assistants in recognition of the valuable role they play in our undergraduate programs. Bryanna, a TA for the Land, Food and Community II (LFS 350) course taught by Associate Professor Eduardo Jovel, brings a great deal of enthusiasm and commitment and displays a strong interest in making sure the course lives up to her high standards. Bryanna is supervised by Dr. Sean Smukler.

New Mitacs Globalink Research Award

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Recently launched, the Research Award helps faculty and students at Canadian universities deepen the research links between Canadian and international educational institutions.

  • Up to $5,000 for student travel expenses from Canada
  • 12- to 24-week research projects at accredited universities in Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Turkey or Vietnam
  • Open to full-time senior undergraduate & graduate students
  • Open to all disciplines
  • Contact international@mitacs.ca for more information

Mitacs recommends applicants submit applications by June 13, 2014, for projects starting in September 2014

Killam Graduate Student Award

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Congratulations to Bryanna Thiel, MSc student, Soil Science, on receiving the 2013/14 Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. UBC annually awards teaching prizes to 16 UBC Teaching Assistants in recognition of the valuable role they play in our undergraduate programs. Bryanna, a TA for the Land, Food and Community II (LFS 350) course taught by Associate Professor Eduardo Jovel, brings a great deal of enthusiasm and commitment and displays a strong interest in making sure the course lives up to her high standards. Bryanna is supervised by Dr. Sean Smukler.

World Food Prize Nominations

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The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the accomplishments of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world. The World Food Prize is awarded for a specific, exceptionally significant, individual achievement at any point along the full range of the food production and distribution chain including, but not limited to: soil and land; plant and animal science; food science and technology; nutrition; rural development; marketing; food processing and packaging; water and the environment; natural resource conservation; physical infrastructure; transportation and distribution; special or extraordinary feeding programs; social organization and poverty elimination; economics and finance; policy analysis; and public advocacy.

Award amount: USD $250,000

To submit a nomination, please visit this form. The next round of nominations will be due May 1, 2014.

Full nomination guidelines are available at https://www.worldfoodprize.org/