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ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Monday, December 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

Foundations of Pedagogy 1 (Jan 8 – Mar 5), registration open | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5495
SPSS Part 1 Workshop, Dec 12 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5311
MSFHR Research Trainee Info Session (for late stage PhDs), Dec 13 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5498
Citation Management: Mendeley, Zotero, Dec 14 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5408
Google AI Impact Challenge, apply by Jan 22 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5487
Essay Competition to attend St. Gallen Symposium in Switzerland, apply by Feb 1 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5497

Skills of Communication
Tue, Dec 11 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Event and registration details: grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16881-skills-communication

Work, Funding, etc
UBC Sustainability Scholars Program accepting applications until Dec 11 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5481
TA for Indigenous Teacher Education Program, apply by Dec 13 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5485
Apply for Canadian Science Policy Fellowship by Feb 3 (for PhDs) | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5482
Apply for Chinese Government Scholarship Program by Feb 28 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5470

Call For Papers: 2019 CREOR Graduate Symposium "Medicine, Myth, and Magic"
Dates: April 12-14, 2019
Location: McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Submission Deadline: January 5, 2019
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. We know that since Antiquity medical traditions in Greece, Babylon, Egypt, China and India were intrinsically intertwined with its religious practices. The observation and study of anatomical and mental ailments was not necessarily a distinct science, the lines between medicine, religion, and “magic” remained¾at times¾blurry. Myth and ritual were also used to connect the body to sacred spaces. Early modern, and especially post-Enlightenment, thinking sought to bring a clearer divide between medicine and religion. As science and technology progressed it provided the field of medicine with a diagnostic and prognosis system which was purely “rational” and devoid of spiritual beliefs. But the acceptance of this proposition has not been unanimous. Despite the extraordinary advances of post-Enlightenment medicine, both Western and Eastern, does the quest for scientific knowledge leave any room for religious beliefs, traditions and ethics to influence medical practice?

American Literature in the World Graduate Conference
Yale University, April 5, 2019
The conference hopes to broaden the scope of American literature, opening it to more complex geographies, and to a variety of genres and media. The impetus comes partly from a survey of what is currently in the field: it is impossible to read the work of Toni Morrison and Teju Cole, Bei Dao and Rita Dove, Tony Kushner and Lynn Nottage, Joan Didion and Ta-Nehisi Coates without seeing that, for all these authors, the reference frame is no longer simply the United States, but a larger, looser, more contextually varied set of coordinates, populated by laboring bodies, migrating faiths, generational sagas, memories of war, as well as the accents of unforgotten tongues, the taste and smell of beloved foods and spices.
For more information visit: https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2018/10/09/american-literature-in-the-world-graduate-conference-yale-university-april-5-2019
Please send a 1-page abstract (250-650 words) to americanliteratureintheworld@gmail.com by December 15.

Funding Opportunities

Friedman Award for Scholars in Health
The Friedman Award for Scholars in Health  is open to any UBC student or medical resident studying in the area of health. 'Health' is interpreted very broadly, and include health promotion and disease prevention, mental health research, laboratory sciences related to medicine or health, public health, health services research, or any area intended to impact human health.
It supports learning and research opportunities for graduate students or medical residents working in the broad area of health, to bring new perspectives to their education and further their career.
Award Value: up to $50, 000 each will be granted for six or more months of study. Award amount will be at discretion of the adjudication committee. Each recipient will be designated a "Friedman Scholar"
Application Deadline: Feb 22, 2019 at 4pm
For further information about this award opportunity, please visit https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/friedman-award-scholars-health

NSERC: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowships (http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PD-NP/JSPS-SJPS_eng.asp)
Open to: students hold (or expect to hold) a doctorate degree in one of the fields of research that NSERC supports prior to the proposed start date of the postdoctoral fellowship
Citizenship: Canadian citizens and permanent residents
Duration: varies, ranges from 12-24 months
Applicant deadline: February 1, 2019

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/

STAT 450/550
Statistics undergraduate and graduate students taking this case studies capstone course next term will analyze your data, provide a report, and present it in an end-of-semester poster session.
For information on this opportunity see https://www.stat.ubc.ca/free-statistical-consultation-november-2018-call to see if your project will be suitable and https://oldwww.stat.ubc.ca/lib/FCKuserfiles/Sample551Project.pdf for a better idea of the desired form for your project description.

Designed Leadership for Change
Enrollment: Graduate students with instructor approval
6 sessions, 1.5 credits
(January 7-February 11, 2019)
An interactive, exploratory learning experience focused specifically on an enquiry into the elements of designed leadership for professionals operating in challenging and dynamic work environments. Students will develop their skills and capacities to listen, communicate and solve problems for positive change. It will provide a theory-practice bridge re: designed leadership principles and processes as well as charting a personal growth journey.
If you would like to register in this course, please contact Professor Moura Quayle (moura.quayle@ubc.ca) to indicate your interest.

Historical Memory and Social Reconstruction
Instructor: Pilar Riaño-Alcalá
Class Time: Wednesday 9 – 12 pm
In the afterlives of war, displacement, state repression or disaster, how do people reconstruct their social worlds? What are the ways in which memory is used and mobilized by various social groups to confront past atrocities and the serious violations of their human rights? What are the broader social forces and regimes of truth that mediate survivors’ labour of memory? In what ways and by what expressive practices and social tensions, social groups, communities and societies make sense of their memories of the past? Through critical reading, presentations, activities and debates, we will examine these questions focusing on the relationship between memory and social reconstruction. Students will explore the complex tensions, agents and social disputes on memory in societies undergoing crisis and in the afterlives of disaster, systemic abuse, dispossession and the breakdown of their social worlds. Stressing the structural and ever present realities of structural violence, racism and colonialism, this course examines processes of social reconstruction and the many forms or mechanisms associated with these processes including international led programmatic interventions, national relief efforts, organized and non organized social resistance, local level initiatives and micro practices of social repair.

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.

SCIE 420—Sustainability for Community and the World
Winter Term 2 (January-April 2019), Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00am
Location: Orchard Commons
Use your thoughts, approaches, and solutions pertaining to sustainability to facilitate the application of that understanding to a real problem in the community. There are two components to this course: (1) lecture and discussion and (2) a community project. In SCIE 420, students will attend lecture and discussion and then use what they’ve learned to undertake a project with community partners. The intention of the project component is to bring people together to work on sustainability, enrich the learning experience by allowing you to explore sustainability theory in the real world, and allow you to contribute your knowledge and skills to address community-identified priorities and make a positive impact. Course topics:

  • What do we mean by complex systems? If they’re so complex, how can we understand them?
  • What does systems thinking have to do with sustainability?
  • Does the “3 pillars” model of sustainability make sense? When does it work and when does it fail? How do we value things that are difficult to monetize?
  • What does sustainability look like in a Canadian context? What can I do to help secure a more sustainable future?

This course is open to upper-level undergraduates in any Faculty, however space is limited due to the project-based nature of the course. For more information, please contact the instructor, Dr. Hannah Wittman (hannah.wittman@ubc.ca)

EDST 521 - Foundations of Higher Education
Winter Term 2
The course reviews the philosophy and history of higher education institutions, and opens up a larger discussion on their entanglements with the economics and politics of global capitalism, the geopolitics of knowledge, and neoliberal policies. The course also opens up the possibility for an analysis of higher education institutions through the visual and literary arts, music, film/cinema and theatre, with a particular emphasis on Canada and Global South countries. This course is open to Master's and Doctoral students. Please contact Andre.Mazawi@ubc.ca if you have any questions.

Work Opportunities

Sustainability Internship with UBC Sustainability Scholars Program
Project starting on January 7, 2019
Applications accepted until Dec 11 or until position is filled
Further information on the Student Opportunities web page.

Grad Academic Assistant at Centre for Community Engaged Learning | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5462

Postdoc Opportunities @McGill University (Sustainable Cities and Health) | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5464

Grad Student & Postdoc Opportunities @UCalgary (Pulmonary Immunology, Inflammation & Host Defense) | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5443

Young Scientist Seminar Competition, apply by Dec 17 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5465

SSHRC Storytellers Challenge, Apply by Jan 31 | community.grad.ubc.ca/article/5451-sshrc-storytellers-challenge

Summer Internship with The Boston Consulting Group, apply by Dec 9 (community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5416 ) or learn more via virtual events (community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5415)

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Monday, December, 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

Seats still available for:

Overcoming Barriers in your Thesis Progression (for graduate students later in their programs)
Wed, Dec 5 | 12:30 – 4:30 pm
Event and registration details:
grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/17185-overcoming-barriers-your-thesis-progression

Registration now open for:

Statistics III: Two Group Comparison and ANOVA Models (via Webinar)
Mon, Dec 10 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Event and registration details:
grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16970-statistics-iii-two-group-comparisons-anova-models-webinar

Skills of Communication
Tue, Dec 11 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Event and registration details: grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16881-skills-communication

Check out community.grad.ubc.ca for other opportunities including:

Wellness
How to Help a Peer Workshop, Dec 4 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5454
Grad Connections Café, Dec 4 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5453
Post-graduation Work Permits, Dec 4 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5467

Career Building
Group Advising
for Grad Students, Dec 5 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5299
GMCA Cover Letter Workshop, Dec 10 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5486

Work, Funding, etc
UBC Sustainability Scholars Program accepting applications until Dec 11 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5481
TA for Indigenous Teacher Education Program, apply by Dec 13 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5485
Apply for Canadian Science Policy Fellowship by Feb 3 (for PhDs) | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5482
Apply for Chinese Government Scholarship Program by Feb 28 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5470

Graduate School Success
NVivo
for PC– Part 2, Dec 4 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5309
Lay Summaries (for your Thesis and more) Dec 4 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5182
Citation Management:
Mendeley and Zotero, Dec 7 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5185
Formatting your Thesis,
Dec 10 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5154

 

American Literature in the World Graduate Conference
Yale University, April 5, 2019
The conference hopes to broaden the scope of American literature, opening it to more complex geographies, and to a variety of genres and media. The impetus comes partly from a survey of what is currently in the field: it is impossible to read the work of Toni Morrison and Teju Cole, Bei Dao and Rita Dove, Tony Kushner and Lynn Nottage, Joan Didion and Ta-Nehisi Coates without seeing that, for all these authors, the reference frame is no longer simply the United States, but a larger, looser, more contextually varied set of coordinates, populated by laboring bodies, migrating faiths, generational sagas, memories of war, as well as the accents of unforgotten tongues, the taste and smell of beloved foods and spices.
For more information visit: https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2018/10/09/american-literature-in-the-world-graduate-conference-yale-university-april-5-2019
Please send a 1-page abstract (250-650 words) to americanliteratureintheworld@gmail.com by December 15.

Symposium by Dr. Kohan
Topic is "The philosophical and political importance of Paulo Freire in today's education... in Brazil and elsewhere"
Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Time: 12:00- 2:00 pm
Location: Scarfe Library Block 278

Funding Opportunities

*for Master’s students only

Application Deadline: MONDAY December 3, 2018 @ 5:00pm PST

Tri-Agencies CGS-M
Detailed Information: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/students-etudiants/pg-cs/cgsm-bescm_eng.asp
Instructions: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/ResearchPortal-PortailDeRecherche/Instructions-Instructions/CGS_M-BESC_M_eng.asp
Research Portal (online application): https://portal-portail.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/
After the deadline, the Research Portal will close, and there will be no opportunity to re-open the application. This is the deadline for all application materials, including reference letters. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that their references are submitted on time.

When identifying UBC as your institution, the official name is “The University of British Columbia”
Video tutorial for Referees completing the online references: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/Videos-Videos/cgsm-besc_eng.asp
NOTE: Once the Reference Assessment Form is saved and validated (all mandatory fields completed), it will automatically be attached to the student’s application. A status change in the applicant's portal – Invitation accepted and completed—will advise him/her that the assessment is complete. However, the applicant will not be able to view the assessment's content.  The referee can modify the Reference Assessment Form as long as the application has not been submitted.
With your CGS-M application, you will be automatically considered for the UBC Affiliated Fellowships. There is no need to submit a separate application. You must email the ISGP a list of Criteria-Based fellowships for which you would like to be considered.

UBC Affiliated Fellowships (Master’s)
Detailed Information: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/affiliated-fellowships-masters-program
Application form & Instructions: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/forms/affiliated-fellowships-application-form-applicants-masters-level-funding
Application form & Instructions: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/forms/affiliated-fellowships-application-form-applicants-masters-level-funding
Reference form: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/forms/affiliated-fellowships-reference-form-applicants-masters-level-funding
If you are ineligible to apply to the Tri-Agencies CGS-M, you may still apply to the UBC Affiliated Fellowships (Master’s)
Application deadline is also MONDAY, December 3, 2018 @ 5:00pm PST to the ISGP office via email
ONLY electronic submission (by email) will be accepted
Referees must use designated reference forms. No free-form letters will be accepted
2 references must be signed (e-signature OK) and emailed to the ISGP office directly from referees by the deadline
What you need to do:
- email the ISGP office to request a scan of all your academic transcripts: No need to order official UBC transcripts.
Confirm with your referees their willingness to submit a reference for you online. Let them know the timeline and when they would receive the email invitation
Check out the sample application and detailed step-by-step application guide on the ISGP web site: http://isgp2.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2013/07/CGSM-Online-Application-on-Research-Portal-Step-by-Step-Guide.pdf
Before you begin your online application, work on the following:
1) Outline of Proposed Research (1 pg. max) + bibliography/citation (1 pg. max)
2) Have the transcript scan ready
3) Create/update your Canadian Common CV (CCV) and have the confirmation # ready

Mitacs-JSPS Summer Program (https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/globalink/mitacs-jsps-summer-program)
Open to: graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at Canadian universities in all disciplines
Citizenship: Canadian citizens and permanent residents
Project length: 10 weeks (June 11-August 21, 2019)
Applicant deadline: December 5, 2018

NSERC: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowships (http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PD-NP/JSPS-SJPS_eng.asp)
Open to: students hold (or expect to hold) a doctorate degree in one of the fields of research that NSERC supports prior to the proposed start date of the postdoctoral fellowship
Citizenship: Canadian citizens and permanent residents
Duration: varies, ranges from 12-24 months
Applicant deadline: February 1, 2019

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/

STAT 450/550
Statistics undergraduate and graduate students taking this case studies capstone course next term will analyze your data, provide a report, and present it in an end-of-semester poster session.
For information on this opportunity see https://www.stat.ubc.ca/free-statistical-consultation-november-2018-call to see if your project will be suitable and https://oldwww.stat.ubc.ca/lib/FCKuserfiles/Sample551Project.pdf for a better idea of the desired form for your project description.

Designed Leadership for Change
Enrollment: Graduate students with instructor approval
6 sessions, 1.5 credits
(January 7-February 11, 2019)
An interactive, exploratory learning experience focused specifically on an enquiry into the elements of designed leadership for professionals operating in challenging and dynamic work environments. Students will develop their skills and capacities to listen, communicate and solve problems for positive change. It will provide a theory-practice bridge re: designed leadership principles and processes as well as charting a personal growth journey.
If you would like to register in this course, please contact Professor Moura Quayle (moura.quayle@ubc.ca) to indicate your interest.

Historical Memory and Social Reconstruction
Instructor: Pilar Riaño-Alcalá
Class Time: Wednesday 9 – 12 m
In the afterlives of war, displacement, state repression or disaster, how do people reconstruct their social worlds? What are the ways in which memory is used and mobilized by various social groups to confront past atrocities and the serious violations of their human rights? What are the broader social forces and regimes of truth that mediate survivors’ labour of memory? In what ways and by what expressive practices and social tensions, social groups, communities and societies make sense of their memories of the past? Through critical reading, presentations, activities and debates, we will examine these questions focusing on the relationship between memory and social reconstruction. Students will explore the complex tensions, agents and social disputes on memory in societies undergoing crisis and in the afterlives of disaster, systemic abuse, dispossession and the breakdown of their social worlds. Stressing the structural and ever present realities of structural violence, racism and colonialism, this course examines processes of social reconstruction and the many forms or mechanisms associated with these processes including international led programmatic interventions, national relief efforts, organized and non organized social resistance, local level initiatives and micro practices of social repair.

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.

SCIE 420—Sustainability for Community and the World
Winter Term 2 (January-April 2019), Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00am
Location: Orchard Commons
Use your thoughts, approaches, and solutions pertaining to sustainability to facilitate the application of that understanding to a real problem in the community. There are two components to this course: (1) lecture and discussion and (2) a community project. In SCIE 420, students will attend lecture and discussion and then use what they’ve learned to undertake a project with community partners. The intention of the project component is to bring people together to work on sustainability, enrich the learning experience by allowing you to explore sustainability theory in the real world, and allow you to contribute your knowledge and skills to address community-identified priorities and make a positive impact. Course topics:

  • What do we mean by complex systems? If they’re so complex, how can we understand them?
  • What does systems thinking have to do with sustainability?
  • Does the “3 pillars” model of sustainability make sense? When does it work and when does it fail? How do we value things that are difficult to monetize?
  • What does sustainability look like in a Canadian context? What can I do to help secure a more sustainable future?

This course is open to upper-level undergraduates in any Faculty, however space is limited due to the project-based nature of the course. For more information, please contact the instructor, Dr. Hannah Wittman (hannah.wittman@ubc.ca)

EDST 521 - Foundations of Higher Education
Winter Term 2
The course reviews the philosophy and history of higher education institutions, and opens up a larger discussion on their entanglements with the economics and politics of global capitalism, the geopolitics of knowledge, and neoliberal policies. The course also opens up the possibility for an analysis of higher education institutions through the visual and literary arts, music, film/cinema and theatre, with a particular emphasis on Canada and Global South countries. This course is open to Master's and Doctoral students. Please contact Andre.Mazawi@ubc.ca if you have any questions.

Work Opportunities

Sustainability Internship with UBC Sustainability Scholars Program
Project starting on January 7, 2019
Applications accepted until Dec 11 or until position is filled
Further information on the Student Opportunities web page.

Grad Academic Assistant at Centre for Community Engaged Learning | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5462

Postdoc Opportunities @McGill University (Sustainable Cities and Health) | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5464

Grad Student & Postdoc Opportunities @UCalgary (Pulmonary Immunology, Inflammation & Host Defense) | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5443

Young Scientist Seminar Competition, apply by Dec 17 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5465

SSHRC Storytellers Challenge, Apply by Jan 31 | community.grad.ubc.ca/article/5451-sshrc-storytellers-challenge

Summer Internship with The Boston Consulting Group, apply by Dec 9 (community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5416 ) or learn more via virtual events (community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5415)

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Monday, November 26, 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

Seats still available for:

Overcoming Barriers in your Thesis Progression (for graduate students later in their programs)
Wed, Dec 5 | 12:30 – 4:30 pm
Event and registration details:
grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/17185-overcoming-barriers-your-thesis-progression

Check out community.grad.ubc.ca for other opportunities including:

Wellness

How to Help a Peer Workshop, Dec 4 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5454

Grad Connections Café, Dec 4 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5453

 

Career Building & Professional Effectiveness

Insider Advice: Policy Officer Recruitment Program (PORP) & How to Get Hired in the Federal Government
Tues, Nov 27, 4:00-5:00 pm, Dodson Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (I will send reg details next week)

Planning for the Campus Interview (for PhD Students)
Wed, Nov 28 | 4 – 5 PM, Event details: community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5297

How to Get Hired in the Federal Government, Nov 27 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5460

Planning for the Campus Interview (for PhD Students), Nov 28 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5461

Career Professionalism (Mitacs @UBC Robson Square), Nov 28 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5463

Industry-Ready Resumes (for grad students), Nov 29 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5298

Post-graduation Work Permits, Dec 4 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5467

 

Graduate School Success

Formatting your Thesis, Nov 26 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5153

ORCID iD at UBC, Nov 29 – 30 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5458

NVivo for PC – Part 2, Dec 4 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5309

Lay Summaries (for your Thesis and more) Dec 4 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5182

Work Permits and Immigration

Immigration Pathway Info Session with IRCC and BC PNP, Nov 27 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5436

Call for Papers: Transforming Approaches to Forests and Forestry through Indigenous and Local Knowledges | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5434

Annual Graduate Student Conference
Université de Montréal, March 14, 2019
This multidisciplinary and bilingual conference will focus on the following theme: “The actors of International Relations: Legitimacy, Solidarity and Contestation”
Graduate students are invited to submit their proposals for this event.
Please note that the deadline for submitting communication proposals is 30th November, at 23:59. All the information regarding the conference can be found here.

Call for Papers: The Graduate Visual Culture Association of Queen’s University
Context and Meaning XVIII: Pay Attention
Location: Queen's University
Date: February 1-2, 2019

Some potential themes and ideas to consider may include:

-Technical examination and discoveries in art history
-How patronage governs taste and viewer interpretation
-Innovation, ideological bias, and material history in conservation
-Representation/underrepresentation in museum practices
-How artists draw attention to cultural and political issues such as gender, sexuality, and marginalization
-Controversy and provocative subject matter in different artistic practices

If you are interested in speaking or performing at Context and Meaning XVIII, please email an abstract of no more than 300 words with the title of your paper, along with a separate document that includes a 250-word bio, to gvca@queensu.ca. Please ensure that your name and the title of your paper are included in your letter of introduction and on your abstract. The deadline to submit an abstract has been extended to: Friday, November 23rd 2018. Thank you to all who apply!

American Literature in the World Graduate Conference
Yale University, April 5, 2019
The conference hopes to broaden the scope of American literature, opening it to more complex geographies, and to a variety of genres and media. The impetus comes partly from a survey of what is currently in the field: it is impossible to read the work of Toni Morrison and Teju Cole, Bei Dao and Rita Dove, Tony Kushner and Lynn Nottage, Joan Didion and Ta-Nehisi Coates without seeing that, for all these authors, the reference frame is no longer simply the United States, but a larger, looser, more contextually varied set of coordinates, populated by laboring bodies, migrating faiths, generational sagas, memories of war, as well as the accents of unforgotten tongues, the taste and smell of beloved foods and spices.
For more information visit: https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2018/10/09/american-literature-in-the-world-graduate-conference-yale-university-april-5-2019
Please send a 1-page abstract (250-650 words) to americanliteratureintheworld@gmail.com by December 15.

Symposium by Dr. Kohan
Topic is "The philosophical and political importance of Paulo Freire in today's education... in Brazil and elsewhere"
Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Time: 12:00- 2:00 pm
Location: Scarfe Library Block 278

Get Connected: Queer + Trans Students Movie + Dinner Night
Wednesday, November 28, 5:00PM – 7:00PM
BC Hydro Theatre, Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
Come out for a movie and dinner night and connect with other Queer and/or Trans students and allies. Enjoy a dinner, and an exclusive screening of Finding by Love Intersections, followed by a Q&A discussion session with the filmmakers, Jen Sungshine and David Ng. Finding is a short film series about finding queer history, queer dance, queer disability language, queer sports, and queer family & hope. Free, but registration is required as seating is limited. Brought to you by the UBC Equity & Inclusion Office and UBC Equity Ambassadors.
Sign-up now and save your seat.

Symposium: Decolonizing Approaches to Culture and Education
Date: Monday, November 26, 2018
Location: Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at UBC
This Symposium brings together faculty and graduate students from Rhodes University, UBC, and OISE-UT who work in the area of decolonizing in the fields of the arts, community building, and higher education nationally and internationally. The presentations interrogate the myths and realities underpinning decolonial theory and praxis and articulate more context specific approaches in social justice projects from decolonizing the university in South Africa, Palestine and Canada through performing decolonization through dance in Latin America and examination of everyday cultural practice in China to a transnational rejection of the modern/colonial imaginary and the gesturing toward a decolonial approach to equity education.
Here is a link to the program https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B6--JuuPFrtlwBTXBvMniHpf0nZ0zvpr/view?usp=sharing
To RSVP  please click on the following link and filling the contact details: http://bit.ly/DecolonizeThis

Funding Opportunities

*for Master’s students only

Application Deadline: MONDAY December 3, 2018 @ 5:00pm PST

Tri-Agencies CGS-M
Detailed Information: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/students-etudiants/pg-cs/cgsm-bescm_eng.asp
Instructions: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/ResearchPortal-PortailDeRecherche/Instructions-Instructions/CGS_M-BESC_M_eng.asp
Research Portal (online application): https://portal-portail.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/
After the deadline, the Research Portal will close, and there will be no opportunity to re-open the application. This is the deadline for all application materials, including reference letters. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that their references are submitted on time.

When identifying UBC as your institution, the official name is “The University of British Columbia”
Video tutorial for Referees completing the online references: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/Videos-Videos/cgsm-besc_eng.asp
NOTE: Once the Reference Assessment Form is saved and validated (all mandatory fields completed), it will automatically be attached to the student’s application. A status change in the applicant's portal – Invitation accepted and completed—will advise him/her that the assessment is complete. However, the applicant will not be able to view the assessment's content.  The referee can modify the Reference Assessment Form as long as the application has not been submitted.
With your CGS-M application, you will be automatically considered for the UBC Affiliated Fellowships. There is no need to submit a separate application. You must email the ISGP a list of Criteria-Based fellowships for which you would like to be considered.

UBC Affiliated Fellowships (Master’s)
Detailed Information: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/affiliated-fellowships-masters-program
Application form & Instructions: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/forms/affiliated-fellowships-application-form-applicants-masters-level-funding
Application form & Instructions: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/forms/affiliated-fellowships-application-form-applicants-masters-level-funding
Reference form: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/forms/affiliated-fellowships-reference-form-applicants-masters-level-funding
If you are ineligible to apply to the Tri-Agencies CGS-M, you may still apply to the UBC Affiliated Fellowships (Master’s)
Application deadline is also MONDAY, December 3, 2018 @ 5:00pm PST to the ISGP office via email
ONLY electronic submission (by email) will be accepted
Referees must use designated reference forms. No free-form letters will be accepted
2 references must be signed (e-signature OK) and emailed to the ISGP office directly from referees by the deadline
What you need to do:
- email the ISGP office to request a scan of all your academic transcripts: No need to order official UBC transcripts.
Confirm with your referees their willingness to submit a reference for you online. Let them know the timeline and when they would receive the email invitation
Check out the sample application and detailed step-by-step application guide on the ISGP web site: http://isgp2.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2013/07/CGSM-Online-Application-on-Research-Portal-Step-by-Step-Guide.pdf
Before you begin your online application, work on the following:
1) Outline of Proposed Research (1 pg. max) + bibliography/citation (1 pg. max)
2) Have the transcript scan ready
3) Create/update your Canadian Common CV (CCV) and have the confirmation # ready

Mitacs-JSPS Summer Program (https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/globalink/mitacs-jsps-summer-program)
Open to: graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at Canadian universities in all disciplines
Citizenship: Canadian citizens and permanent residents
Project length: 10 weeks (June 11-August 21, 2019)
Applicant deadline: December 5, 2018

NSERC: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowships (http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PD-NP/JSPS-SJPS_eng.asp)
Open to: students hold (or expect to hold) a doctorate degree in one of the fields of research that NSERC supports prior to the proposed start date of the postdoctoral fellowship
Citizenship: Canadian citizens and permanent residents
Duration: varies, ranges from 12-24 months
Applicant deadline: February 1, 2019

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/

STAT 450/550
Statistics undergraduate and graduate students taking this case studies capstone course next term will analyze your data, provide a report, and present it in an end-of-semester poster session.
For information on this opportunity see https://www.stat.ubc.ca/free-statistical-consultation-november-2018-call to see if your project will be suitable and https://oldwww.stat.ubc.ca/lib/FCKuserfiles/Sample551Project.pdf for a better idea of the desired form for your project description.

Designed Leadership for Change
Enrollment: Graduate students with instructor approval
6 sessions, 1.5 credits
(January 7-February 11, 2019)
An interactive, exploratory learning experience focused specifically on an enquiry into the elements of designed leadership for professionals operating in challenging and dynamic work environments. Students will develop their skills and capacities to listen, communicate and solve problems for positive change. It will provide a theory-practice bridge re: designed leadership principles and processes as well as charting a personal growth journey.
If you would like to register in this course, please contact Professor Moura Quayle (moura.quayle@ubc.ca) to indicate your interest.

Historical Memory and Social Reconstruction
Instructor: Pilar Riaño-Alcalá
Class Time: Wednesday 9 – 12 m
In the afterlives of war, displacement, state repression or disaster, how do people reconstruct their social worlds? What are the ways in which memory is used and mobilized by various social groups to confront past atrocities and the serious violations of their human rights? What are the broader social forces and regimes of truth that mediate survivors’ labour of memory? In what ways and by what expressive practices and social tensions, social groups, communities and societies make sense of their memories of the past? Through critical reading, presentations, activities and debates, we will examine these questions focusing on the relationship between memory and social reconstruction. Students will explore the complex tensions, agents and social disputes on memory in societies undergoing crisis and in the afterlives of disaster, systemic abuse, dispossession and the breakdown of their social worlds. Stressing the structural and ever present realities of structural violence, racism and colonialism, this course examines processes of social reconstruction and the many forms or mechanisms associated with these processes including international led programmatic interventions, national relief efforts, organized and non organized social resistance, local level initiatives and micro practices of social repair.

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.

SCIE 420—Sustainability for Community and the World
Winter Term 2 (January-April 2019), Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00am
Location: Orchard Commons
Use your thoughts, approaches, and solutions pertaining to sustainability to facilitate the application of that understanding to a real problem in the community. There are two components to this course: (1) lecture and discussion and (2) a community project. In SCIE 420, students will attend lecture and discussion and then use what they’ve learned to undertake a project with community partners. The intention of the project component is to bring people together to work on sustainability, enrich the learning experience by allowing you to explore sustainability theory in the real world, and allow you to contribute your knowledge and skills to address community-identified priorities and make a positive impact. Course topics:

  • What do we mean by complex systems? If they’re so complex, how can we understand them?
  • What does systems thinking have to do with sustainability?
  • Does the “3 pillars” model of sustainability make sense? When does it work and when does it fail? How do we value things that are difficult to monetize?
  • What does sustainability look like in a Canadian context? What can I do to help secure a more sustainable future?

This course is open to upper-level undergraduates in any Faculty, however space is limited due to the project-based nature of the course. For more information, please contact the instructor, Dr. Hannah Wittman (hannah.wittman@ubc.ca)

EDST 521 - Foundations of Higher Education
Winter Term 2
The course reviews the philosophy and history of higher education institutions, and opens up a larger discussion on their entanglements with the economics and politics of global capitalism, the geopolitics of knowledge, and neoliberal policies. The course also opens up the possibility for an analysis of higher education institutions through the visual and literary arts, music, film/cinema and theatre, with a particular emphasis on Canada and Global South countries. This course is open to Master's and Doctoral students. Please contact Andre.Mazawi@ubc.ca if you have any questions.

Work Opportunities

Grad Academic Assistant at Centre for Community Engaged Learning | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5462

Postdoc Opportunities @McGill University (Sustainable Cities and Health) | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5464

Grad Student & Postdoc Opportunities @UCalgary (Pulmonary Immunology, Inflammation & Host Defense) | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5443

Young Scientist Seminar Competition, apply by Dec 17 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5465

SSHRC Storytellers Challenge, Apply by Jan 31 | community.grad.ubc.ca/article/5451-sshrc-storytellers-challenge

Summer Internship with The Boston Consulting Group, apply by Dec 9 (community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5416 ) or learn more via virtual events (community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5415)

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Monday, November 19, 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

Seats still available for this week’s:

Statistics II: Statistical Considerations When Planning Your Research Project (via Webinar)
Tue, Nov 20 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Event and registration details: grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16969-statistics-ii-statistical-considerations-when-planning-your-research-project

Thesis Boot Camp
Wed, Nov 21 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Event and registration details: grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/17223-thesis-boot-camp

Leveraging your Strengths to Strategize for Success
Complete a free CliftonStrengths assessment ($15 USD) and learn strategies for applying your strengths to your career and grad school success through participating in this workshop
Thu, Nov 22 | 12:30 – 4:30 PM
Event and registration details:
grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16989-leveraging-your-strengths-strategize-success

Check out community.grad.ubc.ca for other opportunities including:

Career Building & Professional Effectiveness

Insider Advice: Policy Officer Recruitment Program (PORP) & How to Get Hired in the Federal Government
Tues, Nov 27, 4:00-5:00 pm, Dodson Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (I will send reg details next week)

Planning for the Campus Interview (for PhD Students)
Wed, Nov 28 | 4 – 5 PM, Event details: community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5297

Graduate School Success

NVivo for PC, Nov 20 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5307

Citation Management Using Endnote, Nov 21 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5187

SPSS: Data Management and Bivariate Analysis, Nov 21 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5308

Systematic Review Search Methods, Nov 22 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5180

Citation Management Using RefWorks, Nov 23 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5181

Formatting your Thesis, Nov 26 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5153

Work Permits and Immigration

Post-Grad Work Permit Webinar, Nov 22 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5401

Immigration Pathway Info Session with IRCC and BC PNP, Nov 27 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5436

Career Launchpad: Workshops and Headshots, Nov 21 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5428

Call for Papers: Transforming Approaches to Forests and Forestry through Indigenous and Local Knowledges | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5434

Annual Graduate Student Conference
Université de Montréal, March 14, 2019
This multidisciplinary and bilingual conference will focus on the following theme: “The actors of International Relations: Legitimacy, Solidarity and Contestation”
Graduate students are invited to submit their proposals for this event.
Please note that the deadline for submitting communication proposals is 30th November, at 23:59. All the information regarding the conference can be found here.

Call for Papers: The Graduate Visual Culture Association of Queen’s University
Context and Meaning XVIII: Pay Attention
Location: Queen's University
Date: February 1-2, 2019

Some potential themes and ideas to consider may include:

-Technical examination and discoveries in art history
-How patronage governs taste and viewer interpretation
-Innovation, ideological bias, and material history in conservation
-Representation/underrepresentation in museum practices
-How artists draw attention to cultural and political issues such as gender, sexuality, and marginalization
-Controversy and provocative subject matter in different artistic practices

If you are interested in speaking or performing at Context and Meaning XVIII, please email an abstract of no more than 300 words with the title of your paper, along with a separate document that includes a 250-word bio, to gvca@queensu.ca. Please ensure that your name and the title of your paper are included in your letter of introduction and on your abstract. The deadline to submit an abstract has been extended to: Friday, November 23rd 2018. Thank you to all who apply!

American Literature in the World Graduate Conference
Yale University, April 5, 2019
The conference hopes to broaden the scope of American literature, opening it to more complex geographies, and to a variety of genres and media. The impetus comes partly from a survey of what is currently in the field: it is impossible to read the work of Toni Morrison and Teju Cole, Bei Dao and Rita Dove, Tony Kushner and Lynn Nottage, Joan Didion and Ta-Nehisi Coates without seeing that, for all these authors, the reference frame is no longer simply the United States, but a larger, looser, more contextually varied set of coordinates, populated by laboring bodies, migrating faiths, generational sagas, memories of war, as well as the accents of unforgotten tongues, the taste and smell of beloved foods and spices.
For more information visit: https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2018/10/09/american-literature-in-the-world-graduate-conference-yale-university-april-5-2019
Please send a 1-page abstract (250-650 words) to americanliteratureintheworld@gmail.com by December 15.

Symposium by Dr. Kohan
Topic is "The philosophical and political importance of Paulo Freire in today's education... in Brazil and elsewhere"
Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Time: 12:00- 2:00 pm
Location: Scarfe Library Block 278

Get Connected: Queer + Trans Students Movie + Dinner Night
Wednesday, November 28, 5:00PM – 7:00PM
BC Hydro Theatre, Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
Come out for a movie and dinner night and connect with other Queer and/or Trans students and allies. Enjoy a dinner, and an exclusive screening of Finding by Love Intersections, followed by a Q&A discussion session with the filmmakers, Jen Sungshine and David Ng. Finding is a short film series about finding queer history, queer dance, queer disability language, queer sports, and queer family & hope. Free, but registration is required as seating is limited. Brought to you by the UBC Equity & Inclusion Office and UBC Equity Ambassadors.
Sign-up now and save your seat.

Get Connected: BIPoC Students Movie + Dinner Night
Wednesday, November 21, 5:00PM – 7:00PM
BC Hydro Theatre, Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
Are you a student who identifies as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Colour (BIPoC)? Come out and get connected with your peers over dinner, enjoy an exclusive screening of All Our Father's Relations, and meet the filmmaker behind this award-winning documentary. Through a story of four siblings who journey to China to rediscover their father’s roots and better understand his fractured relationship with their Musqueam mother, our feature film chronicles the little-known connection between Chinese immigrants and the Musqueam people, and explores their shared struggles today and in the past. Free, but registration is required as seating is limited. Brought to you by the UBC Equity & Inclusion Office and UBC Equity Ambassadors.
Sign-up now and save your seat.

Symposium: Decolonizing Approaches to Culture and Education
Date: Monday, November 26, 2018
Location: Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at UBC
This Symposium brings together faculty and graduate students from Rhodes University, UBC, and OISE-UT who work in the area of decolonizing in the fields of the arts, community building, and higher education nationally and internationally. The presentations interrogate the myths and realities underpinning decolonial theory and praxis and articulate more context specific approaches in social justice projects from decolonizing the university in South Africa, Palestine and Canada through performing decolonization through dance in Latin America and examination of everyday cultural practice in China to a transnational rejection of the modern/colonial imaginary and the gesturing toward a decolonial approach to equity education.
Here is a link to the program https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B6--JuuPFrtlwBTXBvMniHpf0nZ0zvpr/view?usp=sharing
To RSVP  please click on the following link and filling the contact details: http://bit.ly/DecolonizeThis

Funding Opportunities

*for Master’s students only

Application Deadline: MONDAY December 3, 2018 @ 5:00pm PST

Tri-Agencies CGS-M
Detailed Information: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/students-etudiants/pg-cs/cgsm-bescm_eng.asp
Instructions: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/ResearchPortal-PortailDeRecherche/Instructions-Instructions/CGS_M-BESC_M_eng.asp
Research Portal (online application): https://portal-portail.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/
After the deadline, the Research Portal will close, and there will be no opportunity to re-open the application. This is the deadline for all application materials, including reference letters. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that their references are submitted on time.

When identifying UBC as your institution, the official name is “The University of British Columbia”
Video tutorial for Referees completing the online references: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/Videos-Videos/cgsm-besc_eng.asp
NOTE: Once the Reference Assessment Form is saved and validated (all mandatory fields completed), it will automatically be attached to the student’s application. A status change in the applicant's portal – Invitation accepted and completed—will advise him/her that the assessment is complete. However, the applicant will not be able to view the assessment's content.  The referee can modify the Reference Assessment Form as long as the application has not been submitted.
With your CGS-M application, you will be automatically considered for the UBC Affiliated Fellowships. There is no need to submit a separate application. You must email the ISGP a list of Criteria-Based fellowships for which you would like to be considered.

UBC Affiliated Fellowships (Master’s)
Detailed Information: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/affiliated-fellowships-masters-program
Application form & Instructions: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/forms/affiliated-fellowships-application-form-applicants-masters-level-funding
Application form & Instructions: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/forms/affiliated-fellowships-application-form-applicants-masters-level-funding
Reference form: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/forms/affiliated-fellowships-reference-form-applicants-masters-level-funding
If you are ineligible to apply to the Tri-Agencies CGS-M, you may still apply to the UBC Affiliated Fellowships (Master’s)
Application deadline is also MONDAY, December 3, 2018 @ 5:00pm PST to the ISGP office via email
ONLY electronic submission (by email) will be accepted
Referees must use designated reference forms. No free-form letters will be accepted
2 references must be signed (e-signature OK) and emailed to the ISGP office directly from referees by the deadline
What you need to do:
- email the ISGP office to request a scan of all your academic transcripts: No need to order official UBC transcripts.
Confirm with your referees their willingness to submit a reference for you online. Let them know the timeline and when they would receive the email invitation
Check out the sample application and detailed step-by-step application guide on the ISGP web site: http://isgp2.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2013/07/CGSM-Online-Application-on-Research-Portal-Step-by-Step-Guide.pdf
Before you begin your online application, work on the following:
1) Outline of Proposed Research (1 pg. max) + bibliography/citation (1 pg. max)
2) Have the transcript scan ready
3) Create/update your Canadian Common CV (CCV) and have the confirmation # ready

BPI Rising Star Awards
The BioProducts Institute (BPI) has just announced the inaugural BPI – Rising Star Awards aimed at encouraging women and Indigenous members of the UBC community to engage in bioproducts research.
Deadline to apply: Friday, 23 November 2018
Further details: http://bpi.ubc.ca/2018/09/26/bpi-rising-star-awards-2018/

Mitacs-JSPS Summer Program (https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/globalink/mitacs-jsps-summer-program)
Open to: graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at Canadian universities in all disciplines
Citizenship: Canadian citizens and permanent residents
Project length: 10 weeks (June 11-August 21, 2019)
Applicant deadline: December 5, 2018

NSERC: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowships (http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PD-NP/JSPS-SJPS_eng.asp)
Open to: students hold (or expect to hold) a doctorate degree in one of the fields of research that NSERC supports prior to the proposed start date of the postdoctoral fellowship
Citizenship: Canadian citizens and permanent residents
Duration: varies, ranges from 12-24 months
Applicant deadline: February 1, 2019

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/

Designed Leadership for Change
Enrollment: Graduate students with instructor approval
6 sessions, 1.5 credits
(January 7-February 11, 2019)
An interactive, exploratory learning experience focused specifically on an enquiry into the elements of designed leadership for professionals operating in challenging and dynamic work environments. Students will develop their skills and capacities to listen, communicate and solve problems for positive change. It will provide a theory-practice bridge re: designed leadership principles and processes as well as charting a personal growth journey.
If you would like to register in this course, please contact Professor Moura Quayle (moura.quayle@ubc.ca) to indicate your interest.

Historical Memory and Social Reconstruction
Instructor: Pilar Riaño-Alcalá
Class Time: Wednesday 9 – 12 m
In the afterlives of war, displacement, state repression or disaster, how do people reconstruct their social worlds? What are the ways in which memory is used and mobilized by various social groups to confront past atrocities and the serious violations of their human rights? What are the broader social forces and regimes of truth that mediate survivors’ labour of memory? In what ways and by what expressive practices and social tensions, social groups, communities and societies make sense of their memories of the past? Through critical reading, presentations, activities and debates, we will examine these questions focusing on the relationship between memory and social reconstruction. Students will explore the complex tensions, agents and social disputes on memory in societies undergoing crisis and in the afterlives of disaster, systemic abuse, dispossession and the breakdown of their social worlds. Stressing the structural and ever present realities of structural violence, racism and colonialism, this course examines processes of social reconstruction and the many forms or mechanisms associated with these processes including international led programmatic interventions, national relief efforts, organized and non organized social resistance, local level initiatives and micro practices of social repair.

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.

SCIE 420—Sustainability for Community and the World
Winter Term 2 (January-April 2019), Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00am
Location: Orchard Commons
Use your thoughts, approaches, and solutions pertaining to sustainability to facilitate the application of that understanding to a real problem in the community. There are two components to this course: (1) lecture and discussion and (2) a community project. In SCIE 420, students will attend lecture and discussion and then use what they’ve learned to undertake a project with community partners. The intention of the project component is to bring people together to work on sustainability, enrich the learning experience by allowing you to explore sustainability theory in the real world, and allow you to contribute your knowledge and skills to address community-identified priorities and make a positive impact. Course topics:

  • What do we mean by complex systems? If they’re so complex, how can we understand them?
  • What does systems thinking have to do with sustainability?
  • Does the “3 pillars” model of sustainability make sense? When does it work and when does it fail? How do we value things that are difficult to monetize?
  • What does sustainability look like in a Canadian context? What can I do to help secure a more sustainable future?

This course is open to upper-level undergraduates in any Faculty, however space is limited due to the project-based nature of the course. For more information, please contact the instructor, Dr. Hannah Wittman (hannah.wittman@ubc.ca)

EDST 521 - Foundations of Higher Education
Winter Term 2
The course reviews the philosophy and history of higher education institutions, and opens up a larger discussion on their entanglements with the economics and politics of global capitalism, the geopolitics of knowledge, and neoliberal policies. The course also opens up the possibility for an analysis of higher education institutions through the visual and literary arts, music, film/cinema and theatre, with a particular emphasis on Canada and Global South countries. This course is open to Master's and Doctoral students. Please contact Andre.Mazawi@ubc.ca if you have any questions.

Work Opportunities

Summer Internship with The Boston Consulting Group, apply by Dec 9 (community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5416 ) or learn more via virtual events (community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5415)

Join the Graduate Management Consulting Association | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5429

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Monday, November 5, 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

Registration is now open for:

Breaking Patterns of Procrastination
Thu, Nov 15 | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Event and registration details:
grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16983-breaking-patterns-procrastination

Submitting your Thesis | Fri, Nov 16
Workshop: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM @Thea Koerner House
grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/17181-submitting-your-thesis
Webinar: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/17182-submitting-your-thesis-webinar

The Steps of Planning your Doctoral Exam | Fri, Nov 16
Workshop: 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM @Thea Koerner House
grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/17183-steps-planning-your-doctoral-exam
Webinar: 2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/17184-steps-planning-your-doctoral-exam-webinar

Check out community.grad.ubc.ca for other opportunities including:

Resume Shredding Workshop, Nov 8 |
community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5430

Networking and Interviews Webinar (for Grad Students) , Nov 9 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5135

Careers in Consulting: Supply Chain at Deloitte, Nov 15 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5422

Career Launchpad: Workshops and Headshots, Nov 21 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5428

Career Coaching Focus Group, Nov 5 or 6 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5411

Celebrate The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), Nov 6 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5002

SPSS Workshop, Nov 7|
community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5306

Citation Management: Mendeley and Zotero, Nov 9 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5177

NVivo for Mac, Nov 13 |
community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5279

Meal Prep Workshop (for all UBC Students), Nov 7 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5431

November Events from the UBC Office of Indigenous Education | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5432

2018 Medicine Research Expo @VGH, Nov 7 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5424

UBC Chapter of American Indian Science and Engineering Society Meeting, Nov 13 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5433

Call for Papers: Transforming Approaches to Forests and Forestry through Indigenous and Local Knowledges | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5434

Annual Graduate Student Conference
Université de Montréal, March 14, 2019
This multidisciplinary and bilingual conference will focus on the following theme: “The actors of International Relations: Legitimacy, Solidarity and Contestation”
Graduate students are invited to submit their proposals for this event.
Please note that the deadline for submitting communication proposals is 30th November, at 23:59. All the information regarding the conference can be found here.

American Literature in the World Graduate Conference
Yale University, April 5, 2019
The conference hopes to broaden the scope of American literature, opening it to more complex geographies, and to a variety of genres and media. The impetus comes partly from a survey of what is currently in the field: it is impossible to read the work of Toni Morrison and Teju Cole, Bei Dao and Rita Dove, Tony Kushner and Lynn Nottage, Joan Didion and Ta-Nehisi Coates without seeing that, for all these authors, the reference frame is no longer simply the United States, but a larger, looser, more contextually varied set of coordinates, populated by laboring bodies, migrating faiths, generational sagas, memories of war, as well as the accents of unforgotten tongues, the taste and smell of beloved foods and spices.
For more information visit: https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2018/10/09/american-literature-in-the-world-graduate-conference-yale-university-april-5-2019
Please send a 1-page abstract (250-650 words) to americanliteratureintheworld@gmail.com by December 15.

Emotional Intelligence in a Brave New Robotic World
November 5th | 7:00 PM. Doors at 6:00 PM | The Vogue Theatre
Please reserve your FREE tickets online or by calling the Ticketfly Box Office: 1-888-732-1682

Symposium by Dr. Kohan
Topic is "The philosophical and political importance of Paulo Freire in today's education... in Brazil and elsewhere"
Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Time: 12:00- 2:00 pm
Location: Scarfe Library Block 278

Funding Opportunities

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.

Call for applications: Google PhD Fellowship
Google PhD Fellowships support graduate students as they pursue their PhD in computer science, related disciplines, or promising research areas. The fellowship provides tuition, fees and a stipend for two years, with possible extension for a third year. Recipients are also matched with a Google Research Mentor.
Application deadline: 4:00pm Friday, 9 November 2018
Further information, including eligibility and application procedures: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/google-phd-fellowship

Traditional Fulbright Canada Student Awards
Deadline to apply: Thursday, 15 November 2018 at 11:59 EST (8:59 PST)
Further details: http://www.fulbright.ca/programs/canadian-students/traditional-awards.html

Fulbright Awards for Canadian Scholars
For Canadian citizens who expect to complete their PhD by the time they would take up the award.
Deadline to apply: Thursday, 15 November 2018 at 11:59 EST (8:59 PST)
Further details:  http://www.fulbright.ca/programs/canadian-scholars.html

Fulbright Canada Research Chairs
For Canadian citizens who are exceptional scholars and/or experienced professionals who wish to conduct research and/or lecture in US.
Deadline to apply: Thursday, 15 November 2018 at 11:59 EST (8:59 PST)
Further details:http://www.fulbright.ca/programs/canadian-scholars/visiting-chairs-program.html

BPI Rising Star Awards
The BioProducts Institute (BPI) has just announced the inaugural BPI – Rising Star Awards aimed at encouraging women and Indigenous members of the UBC community to engage in bioproducts research.
Deadline to apply: Friday, 23 November 2018
Further details: http://bpi.ubc.ca/2018/09/26/bpi-rising-star-awards-2018/

Information Session with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Thursday, November 8, 2018, 2:30-3:30PM
Michael Smith Laboratories (MSL), Lecture Theatre 102
2185 East Mall (V6T 1Z4), map -
http://maps.ubc.ca/PROD/index_detail.php?locat1=83
Please register for this session at
https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1HutLPdaO8MgiH3.

Mitacs-JSPS Summer Program (https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/globalink/mitacs-jsps-summer-program)
Open to: graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at Canadian universities in all disciplines
Citizenship: Canadian citizens and permanent residents
Project length: 10 weeks (June 11-August 21, 2019)
Applicant deadline: December 5, 2018

NSERC: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowships (http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PD-NP/JSPS-SJPS_eng.asp)
Open to: students hold (or expect to hold) a doctorate degree in one of the fields of research that NSERC supports prior to the proposed start date of the postdoctoral fellowship
Citizenship: Canadian citizens and permanent residents
Duration: varies, ranges from 12-24 months
Applicant deadline: February 1, 2019

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.

SCIE 420—Sustainability for Community and the World
Winter Term 2 (January-April 2019), Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00am
Location: Orchard Commons
Use your thoughts, approaches, and solutions pertaining to sustainability to facilitate the application of that understanding to a real problem in the community. There are two components to this course: (1) lecture and discussion and (2) a community project. In SCIE 420, students will attend lecture and discussion and then use what they’ve learned to undertake a project with community partners. The intention of the project component is to bring people together to work on sustainability, enrich the learning experience by allowing you to explore sustainability theory in the real world, and allow you to contribute your knowledge and skills to address community-identified priorities and make a positive impact. Course topics:

  • What do we mean by complex systems? If they’re so complex, how can we understand them?
  • What does systems thinking have to do with sustainability?
  • Does the “3 pillars” model of sustainability make sense? When does it work and when does it fail? How do we value things that are difficult to monetize?
  • What does sustainability look like in a Canadian context? What can I do to help secure a more sustainable future?

This course is open to upper-level undergraduates in any Faculty, however space is limited due to the project-based nature of the course. For more information, please contact the instructor, Dr. Hannah Wittman (hannah.wittman@ubc.ca)

EDST 521 - Foundations of Higher Education
Winter Term 2
The course reviews the philosophy and history of higher education institutions, and opens up a larger discussion on their entanglements with the economics and politics of global capitalism, the geopolitics of knowledge, and neoliberal policies. The course also opens up the possibility for an analysis of higher education institutions through the visual and literary arts, music, film/cinema and theatre, with a particular emphasis on Canada and Global South countries. This course is open to Master's and Doctoral students. Please contact Andre.Mazawi@ubc.ca if you have any questions.

Work Opportunities

TA Position for LARC 553/LARC 444 - Submit application form, CV, Cover letter to hr@sala.ubc.ca, apply by Nov 8

Summer Internship with The Boston Consulting Group, apply by Dec 9 (community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5416 ) or learn more via virtual events (community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5415)

Apply for Gov’t of Canada’s Recruitment of Policy Leaders Program by Nov 5 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5385

International Fellowships for Research in Japan (Info Session) Nov 8 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5392

National Essay Challenge (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada), apply by Nov 15 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5391

Join the Graduate Management Consulting Association | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5429

Research Assistant for Inclusive Teaching in the Equity and Inclusion Office.
The posting is available on CareersOnline (Job ID 859861) and will close on Nov 8
Contact helene.fd@ubc.ca with any further questions

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Monday, October 29, 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

Oct 29 – Nov 2 is Thrive Week at UBC, and I encourage you to take this opportunity to explore your path to mental health. Though different for everyone, fostering and maintaining mental health typically involve the Thrive 5: moving regularly, sleeping soundly, staying nourished, helping others, and connecting socially.  Many events are open to everyone.  A few have been scheduled specifically for graduate students and include:

GSS Yoga, Oct 29, 12 – 1 | https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5405
Understanding your Mental Health for Grad Students, Oct 30, 3:30 – 4:15 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5390

Grad Connections Café, Oct 30, 4:30 - 6 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5342

How to Thrive as a TA, Oct 31, 9 – 10:30 |  https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5404

Understanding your Mental Health for Grad Students, Oct 30 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5390

Grad Connections Café, Oct 30 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5342

Check out community.grad.ubc.ca for other opportunities including:

Employer on Campus events (Oct 29–30): Hatch, Google. For details visit community.grad.ubc.ca/calendar/2018-10

Industry-Ready Resumes for Grad Students Webinar, Oct 29 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5134

Career Coaching Focus Group, Nov 5 or 6 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5411

Careers in Consulting: Supply Chain at Deloitte, Nov 15 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5422

Formatting your Thesis, Oct 29 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5151

NVivo for Mac, Oct 30 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5305

Best Practices in Research Data Management, Oct 30 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5175

Citation Management with RefWorks, Nov 2 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5406

Citation Management with Mendeley, Zotero (Part 2), Nov 2 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5397

Celebrate The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), Nov 6 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5002

Annual Graduate Student Conference
Université de Montréal, March 14, 2019
This multidisciplinary and bilingual conference will focus on the following theme: “The actors of International Relations: Legitimacy, Solidarity and Contestation”
Graduate students are invited to submit their proposals for this event.
Please note that the deadline for submitting communication proposals is 30th November, at 23:59. All the information regarding the conference can be found here.

American Literature in the World Graduate Conference
Yale University, April 5, 2019
The conference hopes to broaden the scope of American literature, opening it to more complex geographies, and to a variety of genres and media. The impetus comes partly from a survey of what is currently in the field: it is impossible to read the work of Toni Morrison and Teju Cole, Bei Dao and Rita Dove, Tony Kushner and Lynn Nottage, Joan Didion and Ta-Nehisi Coates without seeing that, for all these authors, the reference frame is no longer simply the United States, but a larger, looser, more contextually varied set of coordinates, populated by laboring bodies, migrating faiths, generational sagas, memories of war, as well as the accents of unforgotten tongues, the taste and smell of beloved foods and spices.
For more information visit: https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2018/10/09/american-literature-in-the-world-graduate-conference-yale-university-april-5-2019
Please send a 1-page abstract (250-650 words) to americanliteratureintheworld@gmail.com by December 15.

Emotional Intelligence in a Brave New Robotic World
November 5th | 7:00 PM. Doors at 6:00 PM | The Vogue Theatre
Please reserve your FREE tickets online or by calling the Ticketfly Box Office: 1-888-732-1682

Communicating Science via “The Conversation”, with Canadian editor Scott White Oct 31st 12:30 – 1:30| https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5395

Liu Institute Network for Africa – Call for Members, Oct 31 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5386

Funding Opportunities

Scholarship and Award Opportunities: CGS-M Masters
Tue, Oct 30
Webinar: 9:30 – 11:00 AM
Event and registration details:  grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16996-scholarship-award-opportunities-cgs-m-masters-webinar
In-person: 2:00 – 4:00 PM @Thea Koerner House
Event and registration details: grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16995-scholarship-award-opportunities-cgs-m-masters

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.

Call for applications: Google PhD Fellowship
Google PhD Fellowships support graduate students as they pursue their PhD in computer science, related disciplines, or promising research areas. The fellowship provides tuition, fees and a stipend for two years, with possible extension for a third year. Recipients are also matched with a Google Research Mentor.
Application deadline: 4:00pm Friday, 9 November 2018
Further information, including eligibility and application procedures: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/google-phd-fellowship

Traditional Fulbright Canada Student Awards
Deadline to apply: Thursday, 15 November 2018 at 11:59 EST (8:59 PST)
Further details: http://www.fulbright.ca/programs/canadian-students/traditional-awards.html

Fulbright Awards for Canadian Scholars
For Canadian citizens who expect to complete their PhD by the time they would take up the award.
Deadline to apply: Thursday, 15 November 2018 at 11:59 EST (8:59 PST)
Further details:  http://www.fulbright.ca/programs/canadian-scholars.html

Fulbright Canada Research Chairs
For Canadian citizens who are exceptional scholars and/or experienced professionals who wish to conduct research and/or lecture in US.
Deadline to apply: Thursday, 15 November 2018 at 11:59 EST (8:59 PST)
Further details:http://www.fulbright.ca/programs/canadian-scholars/visiting-chairs-program.html

BPI Rising Star Awards
The BioProducts Institute (BPI) has just announced the inaugural BPI – Rising Star Awards aimed at encouraging women and Indigenous members of the UBC community to engage in bioproducts research.
Deadline to apply: Friday, 23 November 2018
Further details: http://bpi.ubc.ca/2018/09/26/bpi-rising-star-awards-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.

Work Opportunities

TA Position for LARC 553/LARC 444 - Submit application form, CV, Cover letter to hr@sala.ubc.ca, apply by Nov 8

TA Positions for LARC 541 -Application form, CV, Cover letter by Oct 31
Learn more about this course here.

Summer Internship with The Boston Consulting Group, apply by Dec 9 (community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5416 ) or learn more via virtual events (community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5415)

Apply for Gov’t of Canada’s Recruitment of Policy Leaders Program by Nov 5 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5385

International Fellowships for Research in Japan (Info Session) Nov 8 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5392

National Essay Challenge (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada), apply by Nov 15 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5391

Auxiliary Environmental Impact Assessment Biologist Job Opportunity | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5394

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Monday, October 22, 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

Assertiveness – Speaking Up for Yourself in Difficult Conversation
Wed, Oct 24 | 3 – 6 PM
Event and registration details: www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16953-assertiveness-speaking-yourself-difficult-conversation\

Build your Scientific and Technical Writing Skills (2-Days)
Thu & Fri, Oct 25 | 9 AM – 4:30 PM
Event and registration details: grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16950-build-your-scientific-technical-writing-skills-2-days

NCFDD Webinar: Writing for Broad Audience, Oct 24 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5369

Lived Experiences from Refugees in Metro Vancouver (Public Forum), Oct 27 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5372

Registration is now open for:
Assertiveness – Speaking Up for Yourself in Difficult Conversation
Wed, Oct 24 | 3 – 6 PM
Event and registration details: www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16953-assertiveness-speaking-yourself-difficult-conversation

Build your Scientific and Technical Writing Skills (2-Days)
Thu & Fri, Oct 25 | 9 AM – 4:30 PM
Event and registration details: grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16950-build-your-scientific-technical-writing-skills-2-days

Check out community.grad.ubc.ca for other opportunities including:

NCFDD Webinar: Writing for Broad Audience, Oct 24 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5369

Lived Experiences from Refugees in Metro Vancouver (Public Forum), Oct 27 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5372

Upcoming events for Thrive Week at UBC

Understanding your Mental Health for Grad Students, Oct 30 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5390

Grad Connections Café, Oct 30 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5342

Annual Graduate Student Conference
Université de Montréal
March 14, 2019
This multidisciplinary and bilingual conference will focus on the following theme: “The actors of International Relations: Legitimacy, Solidarity and Contestation”
Graduate students are invited to submit their proposals for this event.
Please note that the deadline for submitting communication proposals is 30th November, at 23:59. All the information regarding the conference can be found here.

American Literature in the World Graduate Conference
Yale University, April 5, 2019
The conference hopes to broaden the scope of American literature, opening it to more complex geographies, and to a variety of genres and media. The impetus comes partly from a survey of what is currently in the field: it is impossible to read the work of Toni Morrison and Teju Cole, Bei Dao and Rita Dove, Tony Kushner and Lynn Nottage, Joan Didion and Ta-Nehisi Coates without seeing that, for all these authors, the reference frame is no longer simply the United States, but a larger, looser, more contextually varied set of coordinates, populated by laboring bodies, migrating faiths, generational sagas, memories of war, as well as the accents of unforgotten tongues, the taste and smell of beloved foods and spices.
For more information visit: https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2018/10/09/american-literature-in-the-world-graduate-conference-yale-university-april-5-2019
Please send a 1-page abstract (250-650 words) to americanliteratureintheworld@gmail.com by December 15.

Emotional Intelligence in a Brave New Robotic World
November 5th | 7:00 PM. Doors at 6:00 PM | The Vogue Theatre
Please reserve your FREE tickets online or by calling the Ticketfly Box Office: 1-888-732-1682

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship Documentary Screening (on for-profit academic publishing), Oct 22 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5388

GSS Grad Student Night Out: MurderCon (Murder Mystery @Science World), Oct 26 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5389

UBC Learning Analytics Student API Hackathon, Oct 26-27 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5313

Communicating Science via “The Conversation”, with Canadian editor Scott White Oct 31st 12:30 – 1:30| https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5395

Liu Institute Network for Africa – Call for Members, Oct 31 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5386

Systematic Review Search Methods, Oct 23 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5172

SPSS Part 2: Data Management and Bivariate Analysis, Oct 24 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5304

Lay Summaries Workshop, Oct 25 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5173

Citation Management (Mendeley and Zotero), Oct 26 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5174

Funding Opportunities

Registration is now open for:

Scholarship and Award Opportunities: CGS-M Masters
Tue, Oct 30
Webinar: 9:30 – 11:00 AM
Event and registration details:  grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16996-scholarship-award-opportunities-cgs-m-masters-webinar
In-person: 2:00 – 4:00 PM @Thea Koerner House
Event and registration details: grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16995-scholarship-award-opportunities-cgs-m-masters

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.

Call for Nominations: The 2019 Two-Year Worldwide IBM PhD Fellowship
The IBM PhD Fellowship Program supports PhD students undertaking research in the following areas:

  • AI / Cognitive Computing
  • Blockchain
  • Cloud Computing
  • Core Technologies
  • Data Science / Big Data / Analytics
  • Internet of things
  • Quantum Computing
  • Security

The fellowship provides a stipend for two academic years, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. Fellowship awardees are matched with an IBM mentor according to their technical interests and are encouraged to participate in an internship at least once while completing their studies.
Eligibility Criteria: Students should have three years remaining in their graduate program at the time of nomination. For example, nominees that are enrolled in a four year graduate program should have completed two years of their graduate program as of summer 2019 in order to benefit the most. Non-US Citizens who wish to participate in an internship in the US must obtain work authorization under the specifics of their visa. Students from US embargoed countries are not eligible for the program. Students receiving a comparable fellowship from another company or institution during the same academic period may not be eligible for an IBM PhD Fellowship.
Selection Criteria: Award recipients will be selected based on their overall potential for research excellence, the degree to which their technical interests align with those of IBM, and their academic progress to-date, as evidenced by publications and endorsements from their faculty advisor and department head.
Nomination Procedures: Nomination period is open from September 20 to October 25, 2018. Students must be nominated by a faculty member. The nomination form must be prepared and submitted by a faculty member. Each department may submit up to three nominations. Nomination Materials:

  • Information about the student, the faculty advisor, the department head and university administration
  • Student's CV (3 page limit), PhD thesis title, and a brief description of PhD thesis work (255 character limit)
  • Faculty advisor's supporting statement (255 character limit)
  • Department head's supporting statement (255 character limit)

For further information, please visit: www.ibm.com/university/phdfellowship

Call for applications: Google PhD Fellowship
Google PhD Fellowships support graduate students as they pursue their PhD in computer science, related disciplines, or promising research areas. The fellowship provides tuition, fees and a stipend for two years, with possible extension for a third year. Recipients are also matched with a Google Research Mentor.
Application deadline: 4:00pm Friday, 9 November 2018
Further information, including eligibility and application procedures: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/google-phd-fellowship

Traditional Fulbright Canada Student Awards
Deadline to apply: Thursday, 15 November 2018 at 11:59 EST (8:59 PST)
Further details: http://www.fulbright.ca/programs/canadian-students/traditional-awards.html

Fulbright Awards for Canadian Scholars
For Canadian citizens who expect to complete their PhD by the time they would take up the award.
Deadline to apply: Thursday, 15 November 2018 at 11:59 EST (8:59 PST)
Further details:  http://www.fulbright.ca/programs/canadian-scholars.html

Fulbright Canada Research Chairs
For Canadian citizens who are exceptional scholars and/or experienced professionals who wish to conduct research and/or lecture in US.
Deadline to apply: Thursday, 15 November 2018 at 11:59 EST (8:59 PST)
Further details: http://www.fulbright.ca/programs/canadian-scholars/visiting-chairs-program.html

BPI Rising Star Awards
The BioProducts Institute (BPI) has just announced the inaugural BPI – Rising Star Awards aimed at encouraging women and Indigenous members of the UBC community to engage in bioproducts research.
Deadline to apply: Friday, 23 November 2018
Further details: http://bpi.ubc.ca/2018/09/26/bpi-rising-star-awards-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.

Work Opportunities

TA Position for LARC 553/LARC 444 - Submit application form, CV, Cover letter to hr@sala.ubc.ca, apply by Nov 8
TA Positions for LARC 541 -Application form, CV, Cover letter by Oct 31
Learn more about this course here.

Employers on Campus (Oct 23) – Consulate of Japan/JET Program, Metro Vancouver | community.grad.ubc.ca/calendar

McKinsey Challenge (2-Day Consulting Learning Opportunity), apply by Oct 28 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5387

Apply for Gov’t of Canada’s Recruitment of Policy Leaders Program by Nov 5 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5385

International Fellowships for Research in Japan (Info Session) Nov 8 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5392

National Essay Challenge (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada), apply by Nov 15 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5391

Auxiliary Environmental Impact Assessment Biologist Job Opportunity | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5394

Graduate Management Consulting Association at UBC
Currently recruiting for executive team
You can learn more about the UBC chapter here.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Monday, October 15, 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

Assertiveness – Speaking Up for Yourself in Difficult Conversation
Wed, Oct 24 | 3 – 6 PM
Event and registration details: www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16953-assertiveness-speaking-yourself-difficult-conversation\

Build your Scientific and Technical Writing Skills (2-Days)
Thu & Fri, Oct 25 | 9 AM – 4:30 PM
Event and registration details: grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16950-build-your-scientific-technical-writing-skills-2-days

NCFDD Webinar: Writing for Broad Audience, Oct 24 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5369

Employers on Campus  (Oct 15-19) – Amazon, CGG, Coeur Mining, Facebook, Associated Engineering, Yelp, Shopify | community.grad.ubc.ca/calendar

Career Days 2018, Oct 17, 18 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5367

NVivo for PC, Oct 16 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5303

Post-Graduation Work Permits. Oct 17 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5339

Innovation OnBoard Mixer, Oct 19 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5377

Lived Experiences from Refugees in Metro Vancouver (Public Forum), Oct 27 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5372

Registration is now open for:
Assertiveness – Speaking Up for Yourself in Difficult Conversation
Wed, Oct 24 | 3 – 6 PM
Event and registration details: www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16953-assertiveness-speaking-yourself-difficult-conversation

Build your Scientific and Technical Writing Skills (2-Days)
Thu & Fri, Oct 25 | 9 AM – 4:30 PM
Event and registration details: grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16950-build-your-scientific-technical-writing-skills-2-days

U21 3MT competition : If you haven’t voted yet, this is the last week to vote for the Universitas 21 Three Minute Thesis 2018 Competition! For more details and to view this year’s submissions, including UBC’s very own Andrew Robertson, please visit: ow.ly/Aj6930ma72w .

Check out community.grad.ubc.ca for other opportunities including:

NCFDD Webinar: Writing for Broad Audience, Oct 24 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5369

Employers on Campus  (Oct 15-19) – Amazon, CGG, Coeur Mining, Facebook, Associated Engineering, Yelp, Shopify | community.grad.ubc.ca/calendar

Career Days 2018, Oct 17, 18 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5367

NVivo for PC, Oct 16 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5303

Post-Graduation Work Permits. Oct 17 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5339

Innovation OnBoard Mixer, Oct 19 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5377

Lived Experiences from Refugees in Metro Vancouver (Public Forum), Oct 27 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5372

American Literature in the World Graduate Conference
Yale University
April 5, 2019

The conference hopes to broaden the scope of American literature, opening it to more complex geographies, and to a variety of genres and media. The impetus comes partly from a survey of what is currently in the field: it is impossible to read the work of Toni Morrison and Teju Cole, Bei Dao and Rita Dove, Tony Kushner and Lynn Nottage, Joan Didion and Ta-Nehisi Coates without seeing that, for all these authors, the reference frame is no longer simply the United States, but a larger, looser, more contextually varied set of coordinates, populated by laboring bodies, migrating faiths, generational sagas, memories of war, as well as the accents of unforgotten tongues, the taste and smell of beloved foods and spices.

For more information visit: https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2018/10/09/american-literature-in-the-world-graduate-conference-yale-university-april-5-2019

Please send a 1-page abstract (250-650 words) to americanliteratureintheworld@gmail.com by December 15.

Funding Opportunities

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.

Call for Nominations: The 2019 Two-Year Worldwide IBM PhD Fellowship
The IBM PhD Fellowship Program supports PhD students undertaking research in the following areas:

  • AI / Cognitive Computing
  • Blockchain
  • Cloud Computing
  • Core Technologies
  • Data Science / Big Data / Analytics
  • Internet of things
  • Quantum Computing
  • Security

The fellowship provides a stipend for two academic years, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. Fellowship awardees are matched with an IBM mentor according to their technical interests and are encouraged to participate in an internship at least once while completing their studies.
Eligibility Criteria: Students should have three years remaining in their graduate program at the time of nomination. For example, nominees that are enrolled in a four year graduate program should have completed two years of their graduate program as of summer 2019 in order to benefit the most. Non-US Citizens who wish to participate in an internship in the US must obtain work authorization under the specifics of their visa. Students from US embargoed countries are not eligible for the program. Students receiving a comparable fellowship from another company or institution during the same academic period may not be eligible for an IBM PhD Fellowship.
Selection Criteria: Award recipients will be selected based on their overall potential for research excellence, the degree to which their technical interests align with those of IBM, and their academic progress to-date, as evidenced by publications and endorsements from their faculty advisor and department head.
Nomination Procedures: Nomination period is open from September 20 to October 25, 2018. Students must be nominated by a faculty member. The nomination form must be prepared and submitted by a faculty member. Each department may submit up to three nominations. Nomination Materials:

  • Information about the student, the faculty advisor, the department head and university administration
  • Student's CV (3 page limit), PhD thesis title, and a brief description of PhD thesis work (255 character limit)
  • Faculty advisor's supporting statement (255 character limit)
  • Department head's supporting statement (255 character limit)

For further information, please visit: www.ibm.com/university/phdfellowship

Call for applications: Google PhD Fellowship
Google PhD Fellowships support graduate students as they pursue their PhD in computer science, related disciplines, or promising research areas. The fellowship provides tuition, fees and a stipend for two years, with possible extension for a third year. Recipients are also matched with a Google Research Mentor.
Application deadline: 4:00pm Friday, 9 November 2018
Further information, including eligibility and application procedures: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/google-phd-fellowship

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.

Work Opportunities

There is no posting this week.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Monday, September 24, 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

Establishing yourself as an Expert through Strategic Communication
Wed, Oct 3 | 10 – 11:30 AM @Thea Koerner House
Event and registration details: grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/17018-establishing-yourself-expert-through-strategic-communication

Himalayan Photo Exhibition by PhD student @Forest Sciences Centre, Sept 22 – Oct 5 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5285

Employers on Campus events (Sept 25 – 28) Communications Security Establishment, Ledcor, Rotman School of Management. For date/time info see community.grad.ubc.ca/calendar

Advanced Policy Analyst Program, to work with Federal Government (info session), Sept 25 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5269

Industry Ready Resumes for Grad Students, Sept 25 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5125

SPSS Workshop, Sept 26 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5163

Best Practices in Research Data Management, Sept 26 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5162

R Study Group @Koerner Library, Sept 26 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5228

Advancing Urban Sustainability Conference @UBC, Sept 27 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5271

Building Biotech (A Student Biotechnology Network event) – spots still available, Sept 27 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5223

Citation Management workshop (Mendeley and Zotero), Sept 28 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5166

Graduate & Professional Schools Fair 2018, Sept 28 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/4958

Call for Student Research Group Members: McCreary Centre Society
Looking for a research-based practicum placement or secondary data to analyze as part of independent research project? Consider joining McCreary Centre Society’s Student Research Group. McCreary Centre Society is a BC-based non-profit organization which conducts community-based research, evaluation, and youth engagement initiatives to improve youth health.  It’s BC Adolescent Health Survey (BC AHS) is a province-wide questionnaire administered every five years and used to gather information about a broad range of risk and protective factors associated with healthy development and youth health risk behaviors. Since 1992, over 130,00 students in grades 7 to 12 have completed the BC AHS. McCreary also conducts surveys with youth in custody and youth who are homeless, every five years. The most recent custody survey was the fourth completed by McCreary and was a census of youth held in the province’s custody centres in 2013-14. The Homeless and Street Involved Youth Survey was last conducted in 13 BC communities in 2014. To help disseminate knowledge obtained in the BC AHS and other youth health surveys, McCreary formed a Student Research Group. As a member of the Student Research Group, students in a variety of disciplines can access population-based data collected by McCreary to further develop their research skills. Work completed as part of the Student Research Group has resulted in student conference presentations, theses and dissertations, fact sheets, and published peer-referred journal articles. For a list of example research projects conducted by Student Research Group members please visit: https://www.mcs.bc.ca/student_research_group. To become a member of the Student Research Group, students are required to submit a brief proposal outlining the purpose of their project, research questions, variables, and proposed statistical methods. Help in refining the research topic is available in advance to prevent duplication or overlap with existing projects. While an active member, students are expected to meet approximately once per month to share updates about their research project, including major findings. If you would like to join the Student Research Group or would like more information about becoming a member, please contact McCreary's Student Research Group Coordinator, Catherine Shaffer-McCuish, at cshaffer@sfu.ca

UBC Sustainability Scholars Conference: RESEARCH TO ACTION: ADVANCING URBAN SUSTAINABILITY
When: Wednesday, September 27, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: UBC Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), 2260 West Mall, UBC
Registration: Free to all. Registration closes September 25.
UBC Sustainability and Greenest City Scholars are helping to make real change in the world. Join us on Wednesday September 27 to learn more about what our local governments and institutions are doing to future-proof our people, our cities, and our urban spaces. You will enjoy an afternoon of engaged discussion on a diverse range of applied sustainability projects produced by UBC graduate students under the mentorship of community partners including the City of Vancouver, Metro Vancouver, BC Hydro, Fraser Health, and UBC Wellbeing. Scholars will present their projects in concurrent themed panel sessions throughout the afternoon. Panels will be moderated by experts from UBC and Sustainability Scholars Program partners.
Keynote Address: “Driving energy conservation and carbon reduction on a community scale: Building partnerships to make great things happen” by Robyn Wark, Sustainable Communities Program, BC Hydro
Panel Themes: Waste Streams| Urban Landscape: Climate Resilience | Zero Waste / Recycling| Green Buildings | Doing It [Sustainability] Better & Smarter| Climate & Energy| Green Operations & Infrastructure| Mobility: EVs, Investment & Infrastructure| Social Sustainability: Campus Wellbeing | Social Sustainability: People & Places | Social Sustainability: Informing Best Practices
Click here to register

Opening the Gates of Heaven: 4,000 years of Mystery and Medicine in the Andes
An evening of adventure tales with ISGP PhD student, Laurel Sugden - with an extended introduction by renowned anthropologist Wade Davis
Tue, October 16, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Liu Institute at UBC, 251 - 1855 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opening-the-gates-of-heaven-4000-years-of-mystery-and-medicine-in-the-andes-tickets-49858328603?aff=efbevent

Call for Papers: Engaged Scholar Journal
Engaged Scholar Journal: Community-Engaged Research, Teaching and Learning is Canada’s online, open-access, peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary journal committed to profiling best practices in ‘engaged scholarship’ informed by community-academic partnerships in research, teaching and learning. The Journal occasionally publishes hard copies of its issues as well. We invite previously unpublished original reflective essays and research articles, review articles, reports from the field, testimonies, multimedia contributions and book reviews focusing on community-engaged scholarship. We welcome contributions from community and academic partners, educators, researchers and scholars who pursue their work in collaboration with various communities in Canada and the world. For guidelines for submissions please visit http://esj.usask.ca/index.php/esj/index. Please submit your contribution by November 30, 2018. All submissions will undergo either editorial or double blind peer review. Submissions for the Essays Section of the Journal will be subject to blind peer review, submissions to other Journal sections will undergo editorial review.

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.

Call for Nominations: The 2019 Two-Year Worldwide IBM PhD Fellowship
The IBM PhD Fellowship Program supports PhD students undertaking research in the following areas:

  • AI / Cognitive Computing
  • Blockchain
  • Cloud Computing
  • Core Technologies
  • Data Science / Big Data / Analytics
  • Internet of things
  • Quantum Computing
  • Security

The fellowship provides a stipend for two academic years, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. Fellowship awardees are matched with an IBM mentor according to their technical interests and are encouraged to participate in an internship at least once while completing their studies.
Eligibility Criteria: Students should have three years remaining in their graduate program at the time of nomination. For example, nominees that are enrolled in a four year graduate program should have completed two years of their graduate program as of summer 2019 in order to benefit the most. Non-US Citizens who wish to participate in an internship in the US must obtain work authorization under the specifics of their visa. Students from US embargoed countries are not eligible for the program. Students receiving a comparable fellowship from another company or institution during the same academic period may not be eligible for an IBM PhD Fellowship.
Selection Criteria: Award recipients will be selected based on their overall potential for research excellence, the degree to which their technical interests align with those of IBM, and their academic progress to-date, as evidenced by publications and endorsements from their faculty advisor and department head.
Nomination Procedures: Nomination period is open from September 20 to October 25, 2018. Students must be nominated by a faculty member. The nomination form must be prepared and submitted by a faculty member. Each department may submit up to three nominations. Nomination Materials:

  • Information about the student, the faculty advisor, the department head and university administration
  • Student's CV (3 page limit), PhD thesis title, and a brief description of PhD thesis work (255 character limit)
  • Faculty advisor's supporting statement (255 character limit)
  • Department head's supporting statement (255 character limit)

For further information, please visit: www.ibm.com/university/phdfellowship

Call for applications: Google PhD Fellowship
Google PhD Fellowships support graduate students as they pursue their PhD in computer science, related disciplines, or promising research areas. The fellowship provides tuition, fees and a stipend for two years, with possible extension for a third year. Recipients are also matched with a Google Research Mentor.
Application deadline: 4:00pm Friday, 9 November 2018
Further information, including eligibility and application procedures: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/google-phd-fellowship

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.

Work Opportunities

There is no posting this week.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Monday, September 17, 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/