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ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Monday, September 10, 2018

*Please check announcements from the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies' Graduate Pathway to Success program, and subscribe to their events alert here.

Upcoming Events

Essentials of Productive Teams (Mitacs Training event)
Fri, Sept 28 | 9 AM – 5 PM @Thea Koerner House
Event and registration details: grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16878-essentials-productive-teams

Time Management (via Webinar) | Wed, Sept 19 | 1 – 2:30 PM (PDT)
https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/17038-time-management-webinar

Employers on campus events (Sept 20 – 24) TD Bank Group, Zijin Mining, Statistics Canada, Willis Towers Watson, and Aecon Group Inc.
For date/time info see community.grad.ubc.ca/calendar

Evidence-based Undergrad STEM Teaching Online Course | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5256

Grad Wellness Peer Hours (Sept) | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5226

Cultural Safety and Addressing Systemic Racism Webinar, Sept 18 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5003

Resources for Entrepreneurs in Vancouver workshop, Sept 19 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5222

Career Directions for STEM Grad Students, Sept 19 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5123

SPSS Workshop, Sept 19 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5161

Group Advising for Grad Students, Sept 21 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5124

Digital & Social Media Assistant Job Opportunity @Office of Indigenous Education and Indigenous Teacher Education Program, apply by Sept 21 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5224

David Suzuki Fellowship Reception, Sept 24 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5225

Building Biotech (a Student Biotechnology Network career panel event), Sept 27 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5223

Funding Opportunities

2018 Tri-Agency (SSHRC/NSERC/CIHR) / UBC Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Competitions
Complete Info: http://isgp2.sites.olt.ubc.ca/?p=3045
ISGP Internal Deadline for SSHRC, NSERC and UBC Affiliated Fellowships: Friday September 28, 2018 @ 3:30pm
Sample Application of successful proposals can be found on the ISGP web site: http://isgp.ubc.ca/current-students/awards-scholarships/
Resources for award applicants here: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/scholarships-awards-funding/resources-award-applicants

CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements – Fall 2018 Competition
The Canada Graduate Scholarships - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high-calibre Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences at research institutions abroad. By accessing international scientific research and training, CGS-MSFSS recipients will contribute to strengthening the potential for collaboration between Canadian and foreign institutions.
Applicant eligibility: Open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who hold a Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) at the Master's or doctoral level or a Vanier CGS. Please note that international students who hold a Vanier CGS are not eligible for this award.
Award value: Up to CAD $6,000 for two to six months
Applicant deadline: 4:00pm on Friday, 14 September 2018
For details about this competition, please see: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/canada-graduate-scholarship-michael-smith-foreign-study-supplement
The contact at the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for this competition is Joanne Tsui (joanne.tsui@ubc.ca).

Call for Nominations: K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award
The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education, who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others, and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning. The award provides financial support for recipients to attend the Association of American Colleges and Universities Annual Meeting, which will be January 23-26, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia. All award recipients are required to attend the conference.
Deadline: 5:00PM EST on October 1, 2018
Further information and nomination instructions: https://www.aacu.org/AM19/CrossAward

DAAD Study Scholarships and Research Grants
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Study Scholarships and Research Grants are available for highly qualified graduate students, PhD candidates, and post-doctoral researchers in all disciplines to study and carry out research at universities or research institutes in Germany. These scholarship provide funds for a period of study and/or research in Germany. UBC is a DAAD Partner University and may nominate a total of two priority candidates for the Study Scholarship and/or Long-Term Research Grant programs. For applicants who would like to be considered as UBC's priority candidates, please follow the application procedures on this webpage: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/daad-deutscher-akademischer-austausch-dienst-scholarships-research-grants. Applicants are required to submit their application via the DAAD Online Portal. Applicants are also required to submit a copy of their application plus the signed reference form to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by 4:00pm on Friday, 12 October 2018. The contact at the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for this competition is Angela Rizzo (angela.rizzo@ubc.ca). Further information (including additional funding programs) is available on the DAAD website (https://www.daad.org/en/).

Call for Applications: IODE War Memorial Scholarships
The IODE War Memorial Scholarships support PhD scholars whose research makes important contributions to Canada and the world. Up to three scholarships of $20,000 for study in Canada or for study within the Commonwealth will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicants are judged on academic attainments and promise as well as personal character and career goals.
Eligibility: Applicants must be Canadian citizens, hold a first degree from a Canadian university, and be enrolled in at least the second year of their doctoral program.
Deadlines:

  1. Letter of Intent by 01 October 2018
  2. Complete application by 15 November 2018

Application Procedures: Please submit all correspondence and supporting documents on or before the specified deadline dates to the IODE War Memorial Officer. For current application forms and instructions, please visit: http://www.iode.ca/iode-war-memorial-scholarship-current-application.html.

Academic Deadlines

Check the UBC Calendar for upcoming deadlines.

Course Offerings

*For a list of current ISGP courses offered, please visit: http://www.isgp.ubc.ca/current-students/courses-offered/

Winter 2018 Thesis Registration
Don’t forget to register for your thesis section on SSC (choose “2018 Winter” on the Session drop-down menu top right):
Master’s student: INDS 549A section 003 (6-credit Term 1-2)
Doctoral student: INDS 649 section 001 (Term 1-2)
This is a friendly reminder that all students must maintain continuous registration throughout their program. This means that you have to be registered in a course in every semester. If you’re working on your thesis or dissertation (or not registering for courses at this time), you must enroll in these thesis/dissertation course codes.

INDS 502A: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Arts and Health (NEW!)
http://isgp.ubc.ca/current-students/courses/
Course requires permission by instructor: 
email susan.cox@ubc.ca for permission
2018 Winter Term 2 (January – April 2019), 3-credit
Thursdays, 9:00am – 12:00pm, Irving K Barber Learning Centre Room 191
Instructional Team

  • Susan Cox, Assoc Prof., W Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, School of Population and Public Health
  • George Belliveau, Prof., Department of Language and Literacy
  • Carol-Ann Courneya, Assoc Prof. , Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences
  • Gloria Puurveen, Postdoctoral Fellow, W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, School of Population and Public Health
  • Rena Sharon, Prof., School of Music

Course Topic
This course will provide an introduction to the growing field and range of practices associated with the arts and health. Although it has long been recognized that the arts can play an important role in health and healing through various creative therapies (such as music, art, theatre, or dance therapy), the role of the arts in health research, community health promotion, health policy and health professional education has only recently gained wider recognition.

EPSE 606: University and College Teaching
https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=5&dept=EPSE&course=606&section=075
Dr. Barbara Weber
Office Number: 295 Scarfe Library Block or 270 Macmillan Building
Phone Number: 604-827-1553 Email Address: barbara.weber@ubc.ca (for registration approval)
Consultation Times: Please email for an appointment
2018 Winter Term 1 (September – December 2018)
Wednesdays 1:00-4:00pm, Ponderosa Commons Oak House 1215
COURSE OVERVIEW: This course is an academic examination of and practical reflection on university and college teaching. It provides a critical exploration of the context of higher education in North America with a particular focus on the institutional context and relationships between teaching, research, scholarship, and service. In this way, teaching is situated as one aspect of the work of professors: a changing profession that influences and is influenced by social structures outside of education, including economic and political ideologies and the national and global marketplace.  This is a workshop-type of course, where you will learn to craft your CV and application to apply to a university or college, including a research and/or teaching statement and cover letter. You will be coached to do a job-presentation and respond to questions and speak to academics across different disciplines. In addition, you will learn how to develop a course syllabus and how to lecture/teach.
COURSE UNIT VALUE 3 credits
With this course we will:

  1. Create an environment for the examination of, reflection on, and preparation for university and college level teaching, including an understanding of the differing requirements for and notions of teaching, research, and service across different types of institutions.
  2. Reflect on general issues in higher education in relation to the work of university and college professors, including current changes across the profession and the neo-liberal climate of a ‘knowledge economy' as well as the shift towards interdisciplinary research and teaching.
  3. Explore some of the qualities, dispositions, and strategies used by university and college level educators with continuous dialogue and deliberation on “What is good teaching.”
  4. Think reflexively about your goals as educators and articulate our own teaching philosophy in relation to a framework that includes: epistemology, your role as educator, student-teacher relationship, pedagogy, curriculum design, and assessment.

Work Opportunities

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence & Social and Emotional Learning – Posting #31165
HELP is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow who will conduct  quantitative research on middle child and early adolescent development, drawing from theory and research on child health, social and emotional learning, resiliency, social determinants of health, and ecological perspectives on child and youth development. The postdoctoral fellow will have access to unique population-based longitudinal data and linkages, as well as intervention research, and work within an interdisciplinary research environment. The position primarily focuses on research and manuscript writing; opportunities for contributing to teaching, grant writing, knowledge translation, and community presentations also exist.  For further information, please go to the UBC Job Careers page: https://www.hr.ubc.ca/jobs/faculty.php?job_id=31165

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Issue #348
Monday, September 10, 2018

*Please check announcements from the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies' Graduate Pathway to Success program, and subscribe to their events alert here.

Upcoming Events

Time Managment | Wed, Sept 19
In-person (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM @Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road): https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/17037-time-management
Webinar (1:00 – 2:30 PM): https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/17038-time-management-webinar

Orientation 2018 events continue this week: Please visit orientation.grad.ubc.ca/events/ for details.
Late Start International Welcome (Sept 10, 11, or 13).  Information on your study permit, working in Canada, and accessing health services while studying at UBC
Orientation to the Library for Graduate Students, Sept 12
GSS Speed Friending Social, Sept 14

Lecture featuring Indigenous Scholar’s from the University of Waikato (tonight, Sept 10 at 5 PM) | https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5193

Mentoring (for Senior TAs), Sept 17, 9:30 |  https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5020

Formatting your Thesis: Tips and Tricks, Sept 17, 10 AM | https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5146

Cultural Safety and Addressing Systemic Racism with Harley Eagle, Sept 18, 10:00 | https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5003

Graduate Connections Café for Mid-Career Students, Sept 18, 4:30 | https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5191

Career Directions for STEM Graduate Students, Sept 19, 12:30 PM | https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5123

GSS French, Zumba, and Yoga Classes, mid-Sept to Dec (on campus, BC Children’s, VGH area) | https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5203

Funding Opportunities

2018 Tri-Agency (SSHRC/NSERC/CIHR) / UBC Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Competitions
Complete Info: http://isgp2.sites.olt.ubc.ca/?p=3045
ISGP Internal Deadline for SSHRC, NSERC and UBC Affiliated Fellowships: Friday September 28, 2018 @ 3:30pm
Sample Application of successful proposals can be found on the ISGP web site: http://isgp.ubc.ca/current-students/awards-scholarships/
Resources for award applicants here: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/scholarships-awards-funding/resources-award-applicants

CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements – Fall 2018 Competition
The Canada Graduate Scholarships - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high-calibre Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences at research institutions abroad. By accessing international scientific research and training, CGS-MSFSS recipients will contribute to strengthening the potential for collaboration between Canadian and foreign institutions.
Applicant eligibility: Open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who hold a Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) at the Master's or doctoral level or a Vanier CGS. Please note that international students who hold a Vanier CGS are not eligible for this award.
Award value: Up to CAD $6,000 for two to six months
Applicant deadline: 4:00pm on Friday, 14 September 2018
For details about this competition, please see: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/canada-graduate-scholarship-michael-smith-foreign-study-supplement
The contact at the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for this competition is Joanne Tsui (joanne.tsui@ubc.ca).

Call for Nominations: K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award
The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education, who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others, and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning. The award provides financial support for recipients to attend the Association of American Colleges and Universities Annual Meeting, which will be January 23-26, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia. All award recipients are required to attend the conference.
Deadline: 5:00PM EST on October 1, 2018
Further information and nomination instructions: https://www.aacu.org/AM19/CrossAward

DAAD Study Scholarships and Research Grants
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Study Scholarships and Research Grants are available for highly qualified graduate students, PhD candidates, and post-doctoral researchers in all disciplines to study and carry out research at universities or research institutes in Germany. These scholarship provide funds for a period of study and/or research in Germany. UBC is a DAAD Partner University and may nominate a total of two priority candidates for the Study Scholarship and/or Long-Term Research Grant programs. For applicants who would like to be considered as UBC's priority candidates, please follow the application procedures on this webpage: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/daad-deutscher-akademischer-austausch-dienst-scholarships-research-grants. Applicants are required to submit their application via the DAAD Online Portal. Applicants are also required to submit a copy of their application plus the signed reference form to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by 4:00pm on Friday, 12 October 2018. The contact at the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for this competition is Angela Rizzo (angela.rizzo@ubc.ca). Further information (including additional funding programs) is available on the DAAD website (https://www.daad.org/en/).

Academic Deadlines

Check the UBC Calendar for upcoming deadlines.

Course Offerings

*For a list of current ISGP courses offered, please visit: http://www.isgp.ubc.ca/current-students/courses-offered/

Winter 2018 Thesis Registration
Don’t forget to register for your thesis section on SSC (choose “2018 Winter” on the Session drop-down menu top right):
Master’s student: INDS 549A section 003 (6-credit Term 1-2)
Doctoral student: INDS 649 section 001 (Term 1-2)
This is a friendly reminder that all students must maintain continuous registration throughout their program. This means that you have to be registered in a course in every semester. If you’re working on your thesis or dissertation (or not registering for courses at this time), you must enroll in these thesis/dissertation course codes.

INDS 502A: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Arts and Health (NEW!)
http://isgp.ubc.ca/current-students/courses/
Course requires permission by instructor: 
email susan.cox@ubc.ca for permission
2018 Winter Term 2 (January – April 2019), 3-credit
Thursdays, 9:00am – 12:00pm, Irving K Barber Learning Centre Room 191
Instructional Team

  • Susan Cox, Assoc Prof., W Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, School of Population and Public Health
  • George Belliveau, Prof., Department of Language and Literacy
  • Carol-Ann Courneya, Assoc Prof. , Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences
  • Gloria Puurveen, Postdoctoral Fellow, W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, School of Population and Public Health
  • Rena Sharon, Prof., School of Music

Course Topic
This course will provide an introduction to the growing field and range of practices associated with the arts and health. Although it has long been recognized that the arts can play an important role in health and healing through various creative therapies (such as music, art, theatre, or dance therapy), the role of the arts in health research, community health promotion, health policy and health professional education has only recently gained wider recognition.

EPSE 606: University and College Teaching
https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=5&dept=EPSE&course=606&section=075
Dr. Barbara Weber
Office Number: 295 Scarfe Library Block or 270 Macmillan Building
Phone Number: 604-827-1553 Email Address: barbara.weber@ubc.ca (for registration approval)
Consultation Times: Please email for an appointment
2018 Winter Term 1 (September – December 2018)
Wednesdays 1:00-4:00pm, Ponderosa Commons Oak House 1215
COURSE OVERVIEW: This course is an academic examination of and practical reflection on university and college teaching. It provides a critical exploration of the context of higher education in North America with a particular focus on the institutional context and relationships between teaching, research, scholarship, and service. In this way, teaching is situated as one aspect of the work of professors: a changing profession that influences and is influenced by social structures outside of education, including economic and political ideologies and the national and global marketplace.  This is a workshop-type of course, where you will learn to craft your CV and application to apply to a university or college, including a research and/or teaching statement and cover letter. You will be coached to do a job-presentation and respond to questions and speak to academics across different disciplines. In addition, you will learn how to develop a course syllabus and how to lecture/teach.
COURSE UNIT VALUE 3 credits
With this course we will:

  1. Create an environment for the examination of, reflection on, and preparation for university and college level teaching, including an understanding of the differing requirements for and notions of teaching, research, and service across different types of institutions.
  2. Reflect on general issues in higher education in relation to the work of university and college professors, including current changes across the profession and the neo-liberal climate of a ‘knowledge economy' as well as the shift towards interdisciplinary research and teaching.
  3. Explore some of the qualities, dispositions, and strategies used by university and college level educators with continuous dialogue and deliberation on “What is good teaching.”
  4. Think reflexively about your goals as educators and articulate our own teaching philosophy in relation to a framework that includes: epistemology, your role as educator, student-teacher relationship, pedagogy, curriculum design, and assessment.

Work Opportunities

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence & Social and Emotional Learning – Posting #31165
HELP is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow who will conduct  quantitative research on middle child and early adolescent development, drawing from theory and research on child health, social and emotional learning, resiliency, social determinants of health, and ecological perspectives on child and youth development. The postdoctoral fellow will have access to unique population-based longitudinal data and linkages, as well as intervention research, and work within an interdisciplinary research environment. The position primarily focuses on research and manuscript writing; opportunities for contributing to teaching, grant writing, knowledge translation, and community presentations also exist.  For further information, please go to the UBC Job Careers page: https://www.hr.ubc.ca/jobs/faculty.php?job_id=31165

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Issue #347
Monday, September 3, 2018

*Please check announcements from the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies' Graduate Pathway to Success program, and subscribe to their events alert here.

Upcoming Events

Scholarship and Award Opportunities: Doctoral Awards | Thu, Sept 6
In-person (10:30 AM – 12:30 PM @Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road): grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16993-scholarship-award-opportunities-doctoral-awards
Webinar (1:30 – 3:00 PM): grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16994-scholarship-award-opportunities-doctoral-awards-webinar

GSS Pancake Breakfast, Sept 6 | orientation.grad.ubc.ca/events/gss-orientation-2018-pancake-breakfast/

Orientation to the Library for Graduate Students, Sept 12 | orientation.grad.ubc.ca/events/orientation-to-the-library-for-graduate-students/

Webinars on Overcoming Academic Perfectionism and Preparing for Parenthood | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5098

Late-start International Welcome for Grad Students, Sept 6, 10, 13 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5021

Employer on Campus: McKinsey Canada (Info Session + Women’s Only Networking Reception), Sept 7 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5107

Employer on Campus: Ernst & Young, Sept 10 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5108

GSS Referendum: September 2018
The Graduate Student Society is holding a special Referendum to make essential changes to our Bylaws and Constitution, including updates to remain a registered Society within the province of British Columbia. You have the power to review these changes and vote in this referendum, as a graduate student at UBC. Voting takes place between 10-23 September. You can find more information about the reasons for the referendum and the exact changes, HERE

Call for Paper: Medicine, Myth, and Magic
McGill CREOR Graduate Symposium 2019
https://creorgraduate.wordpress.com/events/
Dates: April 12-14, 2019
Location: McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Submission Deadline: November 30th, 2018
The McGill Centre for Research on Religion (CREOR) graduate student annual conference invites graduate students and emerging scholars to participate in a special edition conference rethinking the relationship between medicine and religion. We invite critical reflections on the complexities and diversity that arises at the crossroads of medicine and religion.

Funding Opportunities

2018 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Competition
Please see Vanier Scholarships announcement below. For eligibility, please read the “Months of Doctoral Studies” carefully here: http://www.vanier.gc.ca/en/eligibility-admissibilite.html. I encourage you to click on all the links to ensure you are familiar with all the pertinent application information. To apply, applicants must do the following:

  1. Notify the ISGP (ho@ubc.ca) that you intend to apply for the Vanier Scholarship.
  1. Check with the ISGP to ensure we have all your official transcripts for all post-secondary studies up to August 31, 2018:
    • Confirm ISGP has all your non-UBC transcripts on file (If ordering additional non-UBC transcripts, they must be submitted to the ISGP, not the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies)
    • Your UBC transcripts will be downloaded by the ISGP to be appended to your application. Your UBC record must show 2018 Winter registration. No need to order UBC official transcripts.
  1. Request letters of support from four referees:
    • two letters from referees assessing the applicant's academic excellence, research potential and demonstrated and potential leadership ability are submitted electronically through ResearchNet by the referee
    • two Leadership Reference Letters (in PDF) are provided to the applicant, who uploads the letters to his or her electronic application file
    • applicants should provide potential referees with the Vanier selection criteria guidelines: http://www.vanier.gc.ca/en/selection_committee_guide-comite_selection_lignes.html#b0
  1. Submit a completed Vanier application via ResearchNet by 11:59pm (PST - Vancouver time) on Thursday, September 6, 2018

For other Vanier CGS program news and reminders, please visit: http://www.vanier.gc.ca/en/news-nouv_2018-19.html

Complete application instructions can be found here: http://www.vanier.gc.ca/en/nomination_process-processus_de_mise_en_candidature.html

Sample application form, as well as examples of successful Vanier application proposals can be viewed here: http://isgp.ubc.ca/current-students/major-funding-opportunities/. This sample application (from previous years) is the same one that you will go through online. I highlighted areas and inserted notes (in red) that need extra attention within the application to help you prepare before you start the process.

2018 Tri-Agency (SSHRC/NSERC/CIHR) / UBC Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Competitions
Complete Info: http://isgp.ubc.ca/current-students/awards-scholarships/
ISGP Internal Deadline for SSHRC, NSERC and UBC Affiliated Fellowships: Friday September 28, 2018 @ 3:30pm
Sample Application of successful proposals can be found on the ISGP web site: http://isgp.ubc.ca/current-students/awards-scholarships/
Resources for award applicants here: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/scholarships-awards-funding/resources-award-applicants

CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements – Fall 2018 Competition
The Canada Graduate Scholarships - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high-calibre Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences at research institutions abroad. By accessing international scientific research and training, CGS-MSFSS recipients will contribute to strengthening the potential for collaboration between Canadian and foreign institutions.
Applicant eligibility: Open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who hold a Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) at the Master's or doctoral level or a Vanier CGS. Please note that international students who hold a Vanier CGS are not eligible for this award.
Award value: Up to CAD $6,000 for two to six months
Applicant deadline: 4:00pm on Friday, 14 September 2018
For details about this competition, please see: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/canada-graduate-scholarship-michael-smith-foreign-study-supplement
The contact at the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for this competition is Joanne Tsui (joanne.tsui@ubc.ca).

Call for Nominations: K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award
The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education, who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others, and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning. The award provides financial support for recipients to attend the Association of American Colleges and Universities Annual Meeting, which will be January 23-26, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia. All award recipients are required to attend the conference.
Deadline: 5:00PM EST on October 1, 2018
Further information and nomination instructions: https://www.aacu.org/AM19/CrossAward

Academic Deadlines

Check the UBC Calendar for upcoming deadlines.

Course Offerings

*For a list of current ISGP courses offered, please visit: http://www.isgp.ubc.ca/current-students/courses-offered/

Winter 2018 Thesis Registration
Don’t forget to register for your thesis section on SSC (choose “2018 Winter” on the Session drop-down menu top right):
Master’s student: INDS 549A section 003 (6-credit Term 1-2)
Doctoral student: INDS 649 section 001 (Term 1-2)
This is a friendly reminder that all students must maintain continuous registration throughout their program. This means that you have to be registered in a course in every semester. If you’re working on your thesis or dissertation (or not registering for courses at this time), you must enroll in these thesis/dissertation course codes.

INDS 502A: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Arts and Health (NEW!)
http://isgp.ubc.ca/current-students/courses/
Course requires permission by instructor: 
email susan.cox@ubc.ca for permission
2018 Winter Term 2 (January – April 2019), 3-credit
Thursdays, 9:00am – 12:00pm, Irving K Barber Learning Centre Room 191
Instructional Team

  • Susan Cox, Assoc Prof., W Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, School of Population and Public Health
  • George Belliveau, Prof., Department of Language and Literacy
  • Carol-Ann Courneya, Assoc Prof. , Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences
  • Gloria Puurveen, Postdoctoral Fellow, W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, School of Population and Public Health
  • Rena Sharon, Prof., School of Music

Course Topic
This course will provide an introduction to the growing field and range of practices associated with the arts and health. Although it has long been recognized that the arts can play an important role in health and healing through various creative therapies (such as music, art, theatre, or dance therapy), the role of the arts in health research, community health promotion, health policy and health professional education has only recently gained wider recognition.

EPSE 606: University and College Teaching
https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=5&dept=EPSE&course=606&section=075
Dr. Barbara Weber
Office Number: 295 Scarfe Library Block or 270 Macmillan Building
Phone Number: 604-827-1553 Email Address: barbara.weber@ubc.ca (for registration approval)
Consultation Times: Please email for an appointment
2018 Winter Term 1 (September – December 2018)
Wednesdays 1:00-4:00pm, Ponderosa Commons Oak House 1215
COURSE OVERVIEW: This course is an academic examination of and practical reflection on university and college teaching. It provides a critical exploration of the context of higher education in North America with a particular focus on the institutional context and relationships between teaching, research, scholarship, and service. In this way, teaching is situated as one aspect of the work of professors: a changing profession that influences and is influenced by social structures outside of education, including economic and political ideologies and the national and global marketplace.  This is a workshop-type of course, where you will learn to craft your CV and application to apply to a university or college, including a research and/or teaching statement and cover letter. You will be coached to do a job-presentation and respond to questions and speak to academics across different disciplines. In addition, you will learn how to develop a course syllabus and how to lecture/teach.
COURSE UNIT VALUE 3 credits
With this course we will:

  1. Create an environment for the examination of, reflection on, and preparation for university and college level teaching, including an understanding of the differing requirements for and notions of teaching, research, and service across different types of institutions.
  2. Reflect on general issues in higher education in relation to the work of university and college professors, including current changes across the profession and the neo-liberal climate of a ‘knowledge economy' as well as the shift towards interdisciplinary research and teaching.
  3. Explore some of the qualities, dispositions, and strategies used by university and college level educators with continuous dialogue and deliberation on “What is good teaching.”
  4. Think reflexively about your goals as educators and articulate our own teaching philosophy in relation to a framework that includes: epistemology, your role as educator, student-teacher relationship, pedagogy, curriculum design, and assessment.

Work Opportunities

Sustainability Research Internship | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5057 (Apply by Sept 3.)

Postdoctoral Opportunities in Montreal, apply by Oct 15 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5070

iSchool Student GRA Opportunity (BC Centre on Substance Use)https://slais.ubc.ca/2018/08/graduate-research-assistant-at-bc-centre-on-substance-use/ 

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Issue #346
Monday, August 27, 2018

*Please check announcements from the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies' Graduate Pathway to Success program, and subscribe to their events alert here.

Upcoming Events

Orientation
Orientation and related welcome events for new graduate students start this Thursday.  An interactive, online event program including International Welcome, Graduate and Postdoctoral Welcome, Graduate Student Society Welcome events and September workshops and events will be posted by Wednesday.  For a complete schedule, please visit: http://orientation.grad.ubc.ca/events/.  Note,  only some GSS events require registration.

S.I.N. for students new to Canada
Service Canada will be onsite at UBC starting today.  New-to-Canada graduate students can book appointments to get their Social Insurance Numbers.  Full details at: https://community.grad.ubc.ca/article/5077-service-canada-sin-clinics-sign-your-sin-clinic-appointment-now

Scholarship and Award Opportunities: Doctoral Awards | Thu, Sept 6
In-person (10:30 AM – 12:30 PM @Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road): grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16993-scholarship-award-opportunities-doctoral-awards
Webinar (1:30 – 3:00 PM): grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16994-scholarship-award-opportunities-doctoral-awards-webinar

Online Teaching Professional Development Workshops (Creating an IDP, How to Frame and Sell your Teaching Experience, the Academic Job Search, Understanding Metacognition in the Classroom, and more) | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5078

Workshop Facilitation Workshop (for TA coordinators, senior TAs), Aug 28 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5017

Science and Technology Startup Training in Brisbane Australia, apply by Aug 31 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5074

Free Statistical Consulting for students, faculty, and staff
Take advantage of opportunities for free statistical consulting offered by the Statistics Department.  One type is through courses with students mentored by faculty (STAT 551 Term 1, STAT 450 Term 2) - open to faculty, students and staff. The other (SOS-Statistical Opportunity for Students), is via a team of a senior consultant and a Statistics graduate student (year-round) - open to graduate students only.  For more information, please see https://www.stat.ubc.ca/free-statistical-consultation-august-2018-call about how you can get help with your project.

Funding Opportunities

2018 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Competition
Please see Vanier Scholarships announcement below. For eligibility, please read the “Months of Doctoral Studies” carefully here: http://www.vanier.gc.ca/en/eligibility-admissibilite.html. I encourage you to click on all the links to ensure you are familiar with all the pertinent application information. To apply, applicants must do the following:

  1. Notify the ISGP (ho@ubc.ca) that you intend to apply for the Vanier Scholarship.
  1. Check with the ISGP to ensure we have all your official transcripts for all post-secondary studiesup to August 31, 2018:
    • Confirm ISGP has all your non-UBC transcripts on file (If ordering additional non-UBC transcripts, they must be submitted to the ISGP, not the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies)
    • Your UBC transcripts will be downloaded by the ISGP to be appended to your application. Your UBC record must show 2018 Winter registration. No need to order UBC official transcripts.
  1. Request letters of support from four referees:
    • two letters from referees assessing the applicant's academic excellence, research potential and demonstrated and potential leadership ability are submitted electronically through ResearchNet by the referee
    • two Leadership Reference Letters (in PDF) are provided to the applicant, who uploads the letters to his or her electronic application file
    • applicants should provide potential referees with the Vanier selection criteria guidelines: http://www.vanier.gc.ca/en/selection_committee_guide-comite_selection_lignes.html#b0
  1. Submit a completed Vanier application via ResearchNet by 11:59pm (PST - Vancouver time) on Thursday, September 6, 2018

For other Vanier CGS program news and reminders, please visit: http://www.vanier.gc.ca/en/news-nouv_2018-19.html

Complete application instructions can be found here: http://www.vanier.gc.ca/en/nomination_process-processus_de_mise_en_candidature.html

Sample application form, as well as examples of successful Vanier application proposals can be viewed here: http://isgp.ubc.ca/current-students/major-funding-opportunities/. This sample application (from previous years) is the same one that you will go through online. I highlighted areas and inserted notes (in red) that need extra attention within the application to help you prepare before you start the process.

Academic Deadlines

Check the UBC Calendar for upcoming deadlines.

Course Offerings

*For a list of current ISGP courses offered, please visit: http://www.isgp.ubc.ca/current-students/courses-offered/

Winter 2018 Thesis Registration
Don’t forget to register for your thesis section on SSC (choose “2018 Winter” on the Session drop-down menu top right):
Master’s student: INDS 549A section 003 (6-credit Term 1-2)
Doctoral student: INDS 649 section 001 (Term 1-2)
This is a friendly reminder that all students must maintain continuous registration throughout their program. This means that you have to be registered in a course in every semester. If you’re working on your thesis or dissertation (or not registering for courses at this time), you must enroll in these thesis/dissertation course codes.

INDS 502A: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Arts and Health (NEW!)
http://isgp.ubc.ca/current-students/courses/
Course requires permission by instructor: 
email susan.cox@ubc.ca for permission
2018 Winter Term 2 (January – April 2019), 3-credit
Thursdays, 9:00am – 12:00pm, Irving K Barber Learning Centre Room 191
Instructional Team

  • Susan Cox, Assoc Prof., W Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, School of Population and Public Health
  • George Belliveau, Prof., Department of Language and Literacy
  • Carol-Ann Courneya, Assoc Prof. , Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences
  • Gloria Puurveen, Postdoctoral Fellow, W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, School of Population and Public Health
  • Rena Sharon, Prof., School of Music

Course Topic
This course will provide an introduction to the growing field and range of practices associated with the arts and health. Although it has long been recognized that the arts can play an important role in health and healing through various creative therapies (such as music, art, theatre, or dance therapy), the role of the arts in health research, community health promotion, health policy and health professional education has only recently gained wider recognition.

EPSE 606: University and College Teaching
https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=5&dept=EPSE&course=606&section=075
Dr. Barbara Weber
Office Number: 295 Scarfe Library Block or 270 Macmillan Building
Phone Number: 604-827-1553 Email Address: barbara.weber@ubc.ca (for registration approval)
Consultation Times: Please email for an appointment
2018 Winter Term 1 (September – December 2018)
Wednesdays 1:00-4:00pm, Ponderosa Commons Oak House 1215
COURSE OVERVIEW: This course is an academic examination of and practical reflection on university and college teaching. It provides a critical exploration of the context of higher education in North America with a particular focus on the institutional context and relationships between teaching, research, scholarship, and service. In this way, teaching is situated as one aspect of the work of professors: a changing profession that influences and is influenced by social structures outside of education, including economic and political ideologies and the national and global marketplace.  This is a workshop-type of course, where you will learn to craft your CV and application to apply to a university or college, including a research and/or teaching statement and cover letter. You will be coached to do a job-presentation and respond to questions and speak to academics across different disciplines. In addition, you will learn how to develop a course syllabus and how to lecture/teach.
COURSE UNIT VALUE 3 credits
With this course we will:

  1. Create an environment for the examination of, reflection on, and preparation for university and college level teaching, including an understanding of the differing requirements for and notions of teaching, research, and service across different types of institutions.
  2. Reflect on general issues in higher education in relation to the work of university and college professors, including current changes across the profession and the neo-liberal climate of a ‘knowledge economy' as well as the shift towards interdisciplinary research and teaching.
  3. Explore some of the qualities, dispositions, and strategies used by university and college level educators with continuous dialogue and deliberation on “What is good teaching.”
  4. Think reflexively about your goals as educators and articulate our own teaching philosophy in relation to a framework that includes: epistemology, your role as educator, student-teacher relationship, pedagogy, curriculum design, and assessment.

Work Opportunities

Sustainability Research Internship | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5057 (Apply by Sept 3.)

Postdoctoral Opportunities in Montreal, apply by Oct 15 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5070

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Issue #345
Monday, August 20, 2018

*Please check announcements from the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies' Graduate Pathway to Success program, and subscribe to their events alert here.

Upcoming Events

Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence Workshop
GSS and SVPRO are putting together a workshop in the Thea Koerner House that will teach participants how to support someone, who discloses sexual assault. Participants will practice techniques to respond to and support survivors, understand the difference between disclosure and reporting and their role and responsibilities.  Discussion of barriers and myths that impede disclosing will also be included. We have only 12 spots available, so hurry and reserve your spot by sending an email to aa@gss.ubc.ca by Thursday August 23rd, 2018.

Funding Opportunities

2018 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Competition
Please see Vanier Scholarships announcement below. For eligibility, please read the “Months of Doctoral Studies” carefully here: http://www.vanier.gc.ca/en/eligibility-admissibilite.html. I encourage you to click on all the links to ensure you are familiar with all the pertinent application information. To apply, applicants must do the following:

  1. Notify the ISGP (ho@ubc.ca) that you intend to apply for the Vanier Scholarship.
  1. Check with the ISGP to ensure we have all your official transcripts for all post-secondary studiesup to August 31, 2018:
    • Confirm ISGP has all your non-UBC transcripts on file (If ordering additional non-UBC transcripts, they must be submitted to the ISGP, not the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies)
    • Your UBC transcripts will be downloaded by the ISGP to be appended to your application. Your UBC record must show 2018 Winter registration. No need to order UBC official transcripts.
  1. Request letters of support from four referees:
    • two letters from referees assessing the applicant's academic excellence, research potential and demonstrated and potential leadership ability are submitted electronically through ResearchNet by the referee
    • two Leadership Reference Letters (in PDF) are provided to the applicant, who uploads the letters to his or her electronic application file
    • applicants should provide potential referees with the Vanier selection criteria guidelines: http://www.vanier.gc.ca/en/selection_committee_guide-comite_selection_lignes.html#b0
  1. Submit a completed Vanier application via ResearchNet by 11:59pm (PST - Vancouver time) on Thursday, September 6, 2018

For other Vanier CGS program news and reminders, please visit: http://www.vanier.gc.ca/en/news-nouv_2018-19.html

Complete application instructions can be found here: http://www.vanier.gc.ca/en/nomination_process-processus_de_mise_en_candidature.html

Sample application form, as well as examples of successful Vanier application proposals can be viewed here: http://isgp.ubc.ca/current-students/major-funding-opportunities/. This sample application (from previous years) is the same one that you will go through online. I highlighted areas and inserted notes (in red) that need extra attention within the application to help you prepare before you start the process.

Call for Applications: IDRC Research Awards 2019
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is now accepting applications for the IDRC Research Awards 2019. This call is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university OR who have completed a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university. A total of twelve awards will be offered; there is one award for each program listed below:

  1. Advisory Committee on Research Ethics
  2. Agriculture and Food Security
  3. Centre of Excellence for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems
  4. Climate Change
  5. Employment and
  6. Food, Environment, and Health
  7. Foundations for Innovation
  8. Governance and Justice (in Kenya)
  9. Livestock Health
  10. Maternal and Child Health
  11. Networked Economies
  12. Policy and Evaluation

For additional information, please visit: https://www.idrc.ca/en/funding/idrc-research-awards-2019
Deadline: September 5, 2018

Academic Deadlines

Check the UBC Calendar for upcoming deadlines.

Course Offerings

*For a list of current ISGP courses offered, please visit: http://www.isgp.ubc.ca/current-students/courses-offered/

Winter 2018 Thesis Registration
Don’t forget to register for your thesis section on SSC (choose “2018 Winter” on the Session drop-down menu top right):
Master’s student: INDS 549A section 003 (6-credit Term 1-2)
Doctoral student: INDS 649 section 001 (Term 1-2)
This is a friendly reminder that all students must maintain continuous registration throughout their program. This means that you have to be registered in a course in every semester. If you’re working on your thesis or dissertation (or not registering for courses at this time), you must enroll in these thesis/dissertation course codes.

INDS 502A: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Arts and Health (NEW!)
http://isgp.ubc.ca/current-students/courses/
Course requires permission by instructor: 
email susan.cox@ubc.ca for permission
2018 Winter Term 2 (January – April 2019), 3-credit
Thursdays, 9:00am – 12:00pm, Irving K Barber Learning Centre Room 191
Instructional Team

  • Susan Cox, Assoc Prof., W Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, School of Population and Public Health
  • George Belliveau, Prof., Department of Language and Literacy
  • Carol-Ann Courneya, Assoc Prof. , Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences
  • Gloria Puurveen, Postdoctoral Fellow, W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, School of Population and Public Health
  • Rena Sharon, Prof., School of Music

Course Topic
This course will provide an introduction to the growing field and range of practices associated with the arts and health. Although it has long been recognized that the arts can play an important role in health and healing through various creative therapies (such as music, art, theatre, or dance therapy), the role of the arts in health research, community health promotion, health policy and health professional education has only recently gained wider recognition.

EPSE 606: University and College Teaching
https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=5&dept=EPSE&course=606&section=075
Dr. Barbara Weber
Office Number: 295 Scarfe Library Block or 270 Macmillan Building
Phone Number: 604-827-1553 Email Address: barbara.weber@ubc.ca (for registration approval)
Consultation Times: Please email for an appointment
2018 Winter Term 1 (September – December 2018)
Wednesdays 1:00-4:00pm, Ponderosa Commons Oak House 1215
COURSE OVERVIEW: This course is an academic examination of and practical reflection on university and college teaching. It provides a critical exploration of the context of higher education in North America with a particular focus on the institutional context and relationships between teaching, research, scholarship, and service. In this way, teaching is situated as one aspect of the work of professors: a changing profession that influences and is influenced by social structures outside of education, including economic and political ideologies and the national and global marketplace.  This is a workshop-type of course, where you will learn to craft your CV and application to apply to a university or college, including a research and/or teaching statement and cover letter. You will be coached to do a job-presentation and respond to questions and speak to academics across different disciplines. In addition, you will learn how to develop a course syllabus and how to lecture/teach.
COURSE UNIT VALUE 3 credits
With this course we will:

  1. Create an environment for the examination of, reflection on, and preparation for university and college level teaching, including an understanding of the differing requirements for and notions of teaching, research, and service across different types of institutions.
  2. Reflect on general issues in higher education in relation to the work of university and college professors, including current changes across the profession and the neo-liberal climate of a ‘knowledge economy' as well as the shift towards interdisciplinary research and teaching.
  3. Explore some of the qualities, dispositions, and strategies used by university and college level educators with continuous dialogue and deliberation on “What is good teaching.”
  4. Think reflexively about your goals as educators and articulate our own teaching philosophy in relation to a framework that includes: epistemology, your role as educator, student-teacher relationship, pedagogy, curriculum design, and assessment.

Work Opportunities

TA Position at SALA: ARCH 568 – Research Methods
Winter 2018 Term 1 FRI 9:30-12:30 LSSR 104
Instructor: Thena Tak, ttak@sala.ubc.ca
1 position – 12 hrs/wk – 165 hrs total @ $32.37/hr
The TA will facilitate class discussion and mark assignments. Class meeting attendance is required. Must be enrolled in a PhD level program with a topic related to the built environment and familiarity with contemporary architectural theory.
Application instructions are on our website: https://sala.ubc.ca/student-life/employment
Application and supporting materials will be accepted until the position is filled.

Call for Applications – UBC Sustainability Scholars (paid fall/winter internships)
The UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI) is pleased to offer UBC graduate students the opportunity to work in funded sustainability internship projects. We are currently accepting applications for several applied research internships. Project work commences September 15 and October 1. Current full-time UBC graduate students from all academic disciplines are eligible to apply. Successful candidates will work under the mentorship of a partner organization, and are immersed in real world learning where they can apply their research skills and contribute to advancing organizational sustainability goals. Each Scholar receives $21 per hour to complete up to 220 hours of work. For more information on the available projects and to apply, visit our Student Opportunities page.
Applications will be accepted until midnight Monday September 3.