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ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Issue #307
Friday, September 15, 2017

Upcoming Events

Foundations of Project Management 1 (2 day workshop, students MUST commit to attending both days from 9 – 5)
Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept 19 and 20, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
For more information or to register, visit https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16285-foundations-project-management-i-2-days

Knowledge Mobilization, keynote session discussing strategies and experiences in designing and implementing a knowledge mobilization plan
Thursday, Sept 28, 2017, 9:00 – 10:30am PST
Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre (@Oak and 12th, VGH campus)
Registration Link: http://www.vchri.ca/knowledge-mobilization-event-registration  (register by Thursday September 14, 2017)

Knowledge Mobilization Workshop
Thursday, Sept 28, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00pm
Blusson Spinal Cord Centre (10th@Willow, VGH Campus)
Registration Link: http://www.vchri.ca/knowledge-mobilization-workshop-registration  (register by Thursday September 14, 2017)

Citation Management using Refworks
Sept 19, 1 PM https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3929

How to quench South Africans' thirst
Free public talk about the water distribution crisis in South Africa. Doctor Galvin will explore how one of the most hopeless of situations has the potential to be turned around—and how other areas may be able to follow. Reception to follow. This is the inaugural talk in the series Hope in the Anthropocene: Sustainability Solutions and Inspirations co-sponsored by Green College and IRES.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 5:00-6:30 pm, Green College, 6201 Cecil Green Park Road

Conference | RESEARCH TO ACTION: ADVANCING URBAN SUSTAINABILITY
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: “Vancouver’s Zero Emissions Building Plan:  Insights into Catalyzing Transformational Change” by Sean Pander, Green Buildings Program Manager, City of Vancouver.
Panel Themes: Climate & Energy | Green Buildings | Green Operations & Transportation | Innovation | Leadership & Behaviour Change | Procurement & Supply Chain | Social Sustainability: Building Resilience | Social Sustainability: People Spaces | Water & Stewardship Science
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.
Click here to register

Funding Opportunities

2017 Tri-Agency / UBC Affiliated Fellowship Competition
ISGP Internal Deadline: Friday September 29, 2017 @ 3:30pm
Announcement was sent out to all students via email listserv.
Complete Info: http://isgp.ubc.ca/current-students/awards-scholarships/

Mitacs Global Research Award
The Mitacs Globalink Research Award supports research collaborations between Canada and select partner countries. The award is open to undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines. Funding varies by destination. The current call for proposals opens on September 13 and closes on November 8, 2017.
Full details (including eligibility requirements and application materials) are available at: https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/globalink/globalink-research-award. Please direct any questions to international@mitacs.ca.
For further information on Mitacs programs, please visit: https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs.

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 2017 Thesis Registration

Don’t forget to register for your thesis section on SSC (choose “2017 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.

Work Opportunities

There is no posting this week.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Issue #306
Friday, September 8, 2017

Upcoming Events

Scholarship and Award Opportunities for Graduate Students
Monday, September 11
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (in person): For more information or to register, visit www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16237-scholarship-award-opportunities-graduate-students
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (via webinar): For more information or to register, visit www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16238-scholarship-award-opportunities-graduate-students-webinar
Pancake Breakfast: arrive early to enjoy free pancakes served by the Graduate Student Society starting at 9:00 a.m. Please RSVP.

ISGP Awards Info Session
Tuesday September 12, 2017 @ 11am, MCML 358
At this session, you will learn details of the application process, information on fine-tuning your research proposal, and tips on how to improve your application success! Brendan Morey, the Assistant Dean of Student Administration and Awards at the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will present at the info session. Mark your calendar and don’t miss out on this important session!

Invitation to McGill-CREOR Graduate Student Conference: Problematizing Religion in A Secular Age
McGill's Centre for Research on Religion (CREOR) invites you to attend its 9th annual graduate student conference, Problematizing Religious Diversity in a Secular Age, from September 14th to 16th, 2017. The keynote event, a conversation between Dr. Charles Taylor (Canadian philosopher) and Dr. Rowan Williams (the former Archbishop of the Church of England) will take place on Friday, September 15th, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Other speakers include: Mukhbir Singh, Dr. Samira Laouni, Dr. Carmen Chouinard, Rabbi Adam Scheier, Dr. Daniel Weinstock, Dr. Patrice Brodeur, Dr. Pauline Côté, Dr. Jacob T. Levy, Dr. Jocelyn Maclure, and Dr. Ruth Abbey.
For information on special events and invited panelists, please visit our website 

Funding Opportunities

2017 Tri-Agency / UBC Affiliated Fellowship Competition
ISGP Internal Deadline: Friday September 29, 2017 @ 3:30pm
Announcement was sent out to all students via email listserv.
Complete Info: http://isgp.ubc.ca/current-students/awards-scholarships/

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. Complete applications are to be submitted to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by 4:00pm on Friday, 29 September 2017. 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 2017 Thesis Registration

Don’t forget to register for your thesis section on SSC (choose “2017 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.

Work Opportunities

There is no posting this week.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Issue #305
Friday, September 1, 2017

Upcoming Events

Scholarship and Award Opportunities for Graduate Students
Monday, September 11
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (in person): For more information or to register, visit www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16237-scholarship-award-opportunities-graduate-students
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (via webinar): For more information or to register, visit www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16238-scholarship-award-opportunities-graduate-students-webinar
Pancake Breakfast: arrive early to enjoy free pancakes served by the Graduate Student Society starting at 9:00 a.m. Please RSVP. 

CIHR is hosting webinars on students' awards in health research
These information sessions are catered to students and staff. Learn about CIHR award programs, policies, tips for applicants, and guidelines on how to submit an application. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions.
September 6 | 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST (in English): To register, https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/onstage/g.php?MTID=e40381645193003284d8053ed58223839
September 7 | 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST (in French): To register, https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/onstage/g.php?MTID=e29e3cf9b385b56a0a04327fec642278d
September 8 | 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST (in English): To register, https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb39af3b448db93652410b7ba7decbeaf

Call for Book Proposals
The Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Research Network is seeking new academic book proposals. We welcome submissions from across national origins, experience levels, and disciplinary perspectives. Our publishing process is not driven by potential sales but by the quality of the work. Books on niche topics or specialized subject matters are welcome. We accept proposals for manuscripts between 30,000 and 150,000 words for individual or jointly authored works, edited collections, re-issued or out-of-copyright classics with new introductions. For more information about publishing your manuscript, please review our author guidelines.
More info: http://cgnetworks.org/books/call-for-books

Funding Opportunities

2017 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
Application Deadline: 11:59pm (PST - Vancouver time), Thursday, September 7, 2017
Complete Info: http://isgp.ubc.ca/current-students/awards-scholarships/

Canada Graduate Scholarship - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements, Fall 2017 Competition
The Canada Graduate Scholarship - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high-calibre Canadian graduate students pursuing exceptional research experiences at research institutions outside of Canada. This program is available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who hold a Vanier CGS or a Tri-Agency CGS at the Master's or doctoral level. Note that international students who hold a Vanier CGS are not eligible for this competition.
Award Value: up to $6,000 for three to six months
Deadline:
- NSERC and SSHRC: Friday, 15 September 2017
- CIHR: first come, first served - Eligible applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. G+PS will forward complete, eligible applications to CIHR as they arrive. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications well in advance of the deadline.
For further information, please visit the Graduate Awards website: 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 Sandra Shaw (sandra.shaw@ubc.ca)

2017 Tri-Agency / UBC Affiliated Fellowship Competition
ISGP Internal Deadline: Friday September 29, 2017 @ 3:30pm
Announcement was sent out to all students via email listserv.
Complete Info: http://isgp.ubc.ca/current-students/awards-scholarships/

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 2017 Thesis Registration

Don’t forget to register for your thesis section on SSC (choose “2017 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.

Work Opportunities

There is no posting this week.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Issue #304
Friday, August 25, 2017

Upcoming Events

Volunteer for New Graduate Student Orientation
International Student Development and Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Orientation events will take place on Thursday, August 31st  with other orientation activities, including workshops and social events scheduled through September (see the schedule at http://orientation.grad.ubc.ca/events/event/ ). There are numerous orientation-related volunteer positions to be filled. Applicants must be current UBC Graduate Students in their 2nd year or later to apply. If you are interested, please send an email to: graduate.orientation@ubc.ca and we will provide further information on specific events.

Check out community.grad.ubc.ca for more events and opportunities, including:

Developing Course Goals and Learning Objectives, Monday, August 28 https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3814

Using Active Learning, Monday, August 28 https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3816

Developing a Learner-Centered Syllabus, Tuesday, August 29 https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3817

Approaching Teaching as a Scholarly Activity, Tuesday, August 29 https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3818

Introduction to Canvas Basics (for TAs), Several sessions throughout August – September https://community.grad.ubc.ca/calendar/2017-08

Sharing and Rethinking Approaches to Assessment, Tuesday, August 29 https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3819

Teaching and Learning with Technologies Panel, Wednesday, August 30 https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3820

Vancouver Nanomedicine Day, Friday, September 29, 2017 https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/3853

Funding Opportunities

2017 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
Application Deadline: 11:59pm (PST - Vancouver time), Thursday, September 7, 2017
Complete Info: http://isgp.ubc.ca/current-students/awards-scholarships/

Canada Graduate Scholarship - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements, Fall 2017 Competition
The Canada Graduate Scholarship - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high-calibre Canadian graduate students pursuing exceptional research experiences at research institutions outside of Canada. This program is available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who hold a Vanier CGS or a Tri-Agency CGS at the Master's or doctoral level. Note that international students who hold a Vanier CGS are not eligible for this competition.
Award Value: up to $6,000 for three to six months
Deadline:
- NSERC and SSHRC: Friday, 15 September 2017
- CIHR: first come, first served - Eligible applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. G+PS will forward complete, eligible applications to CIHR as they arrive. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications well in advance of the deadline.
For further information, please visit the Graduate Awards website: 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 Sandra Shaw (sandra.shaw@ubc.ca)

2017 Tri-Agency / UBC Affiliated Fellowship Competition
ISGP Internal Deadline: Friday September 29, 2017 @ 3:30pm
Announcement was sent out to all students via email listserv.
Complete Info: http://isgp.ubc.ca/current-students/awards-scholarships/

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 2017 Thesis Registration

Don’t forget to register for your thesis section on SSC (choose “2017 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.

Work Opportunities

There is no posting this week.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Issue #303
Friday, August 18, 2017

Upcoming Events

AIS Conference Registration
Online registration for the AIS 2017 conference is available at http://ais2017.umbc.edu/registration/
The 39th Association for Interdisciplinary Studies annual conference will be hosted by the University of Maryland-Baltimore County from Thursday, October 19 through Saturday, October 21, 2017. The theme of the conference is “Beyond talking heads: applied and experiential learning through an interdisciplinary lens.”
For further information, please contact ais-2017@umbc.edu

International Academic Training Program: 29 October - 04 November, 2017 (7 Days)
The main goal of the 07 days international Academic Training Program is to strengthen the skills of the representatives of state organisations, business sector, INGOs/NGOs, education institutions, religious organisations, independent mediators and politicians through institutional global academic education in Mediation, Conflict Management, Leadership, Trauma Healing & Cross Cultural Communication.
Deadline for Applications: 12 September, 2017
Program Link: http://www.ipdinstitute.ch/International-Training-3-Month-CAS-Research-Program-October-2017-January,-2018/
What is included in the participation fee during the 7 Days International Academic Training period?
- Accommodation
- 3 times Meals per day
- 2 times Coffee-Break per class day
- Course & Stationary Materials (File, notebook and pen)
- WiFi Free Internet Connection
- Welcome & Farewell Parties
- Program fee

3 Month CAS - Research Program: 29 October, 2017 - 25 January, 2018 (90 Days)
The main goal of the 3 Month CAS-Research Program is to develop the research skills of the participants and to closely acquaintance them with relevant Swiss state, public and private Institutes.
Deadline for Applications: 12 September, 2017
Program Link: http://www.ipdinstitute.ch/International-Training-3-Month-CAS-Research-Program-October-2017-January,-2018/

Funding Opportunities

2017 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
Application Deadline: 11:59pm (PST - Vancouver time), Thursday, September 7, 2017
Complete Info: http://isgp.ubc.ca/current-students/major-funding-opportunities/

Canada Graduate Scholarship - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements, Fall 2017 Competition
The Canada Graduate Scholarship - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high-calibre Canadian graduate students pursuing exceptional research experiences at research institutions outside of Canada. This program is available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who hold a Vanier CGS or a Tri-Agency CGS at the Master's or doctoral level. Note that international students who hold a Vanier CGS are not eligible for this competition.
Award Value: up to $6,000 for three to six months
Deadline:
- NSERC and SSHRC: Friday, 15 September 2017
- CIHR: first come, first served - Eligible applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. G+PS will forward complete, eligible applications to CIHR as they arrive. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications well in advance of the deadline.
For further information, please visit the Graduate Awards website: 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 Sandra Shaw (sandra.shaw@ubc.ca)

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 2017 Thesis Registration

Don’t forget to register for your thesis section on SSC (choose “2017 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.

Work Opportunities

There is no posting this week.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Issue #302
Friday, August 11, 2017

Upcoming Events

2018 Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Conference
25–27 July 2018, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
Submit a Proposal
Advance Proposal Deadline: 25 September 2017
Register for 2018 Conference
Advance Registration Deadline: 25 October 2017

Funding Opportunities

2017 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
Application Deadline: 11:59pm (PST - Vancouver time), Thursday, September 7, 2017
Complete Info: http://isgp.ubc.ca/current-students/major-funding-opportunities/

Canada Graduate Scholarship - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements, Fall 2017 Competition
The Canada Graduate Scholarship - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high-calibre Canadian graduate students pursuing exceptional research experiences at research institutions outside of Canada. This program is available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who hold a Vanier CGS or a Tri-Agency CGS at the Master's or doctoral level. Note that international students who hold a Vanier CGS are not eligible for this competition.
Award Value: up to $6,000 for three to six months
Deadline:
- NSERC and SSHRC: Friday, 15 September 2017
- CIHR: first come, first served - Eligible applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. G+PS will forward complete, eligible applications to CIHR as they arrive. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications well in advance of the deadline.
For further information, please visit the Graduate Awards website: 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 Sandra Shaw (sandra.shaw@ubc.ca)

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 2017 Thesis Registration

Don’t forget to register for your thesis section on SSC (choose “2017 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.

Work Opportunities

UBC Geography TA-ships
UBC’s department of Geography is looking for a Teaching Assistant to help with two of our courses: GEOG 121-V and GEOG 122-V.  Both courses are offered in partnership with Vantage College.  The position entails 48 hours of summer training, at the end of August, 2017; 192 hours of TA work in term 2; and another 192 hours of TA work in term 2, for a total of 432 hours.  Interested applicants should e-mail graduate.program@geog.ubc.ca with a current CV or resume.  Additional details about the courses gladly provided upon request.
Please submit your application for these positions before Aug 21st, at 4:00pm.  We thank all who apply, but only those short-listed will be contacted.

Graduate Student Society (GSS) P/T Work Learn Job Openings
Application Deadline: Sunday August 13, 2017
Visual Communications Manager
Got the knack for graphic design? Gain essential work experience with your GSS in the creation and management of the GSS’ visual content across a broad range of media.
Digital Communications Manager
Are You Always on Social Media? Help us manage our websites and social media channels, develop engaging digital campaigns and cultivate a strong online graduate student community
Info & Apply

Graduate Student Society (GSS) P/T Admin Assistant
We are looking for a P/T Administrative Assistant to provide support to the GSS Student Executive, greets visitors, and manage our archives.
Application deadline: August 14, 2017
Info & Apply

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Issue #301
Friday, August 4, 2017

Upcoming Events

Graduation Deadline Reminder
September Graduation Deadline:  Friday, August 18, 2017
For students expecting to complete their degree by August 18th -  degree awarded in September.  Students completing their degree requirements after August 18th should not apply for graduation until the application opens on August 19, 2017 – degree awarded in November.
Applications for Graduation: Last day for applications to be submitted to Enrolment Services by all graduate students expecting to have their  degree granted in September.  Congregation will be in November 2017.   Application is made through the Student Service Centre.
Dissertation Approval: Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be accepted by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for all graduate students expecting to have their  degree granted in September.  Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm.

Funding Opportunities

2017 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
Application Deadline: 11:59pm (PST - Vancouver time), Thursday, September 7, 2017
Complete Info: http://isgp.ubc.ca/current-students/major-funding-opportunities/

Canada Graduate Scholarship - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements, Fall 2017 Competition
The Canada Graduate Scholarship - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high-calibre Canadian graduate students pursuing exceptional research experiences at research institutions outside of Canada. This program is available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who hold a Vanier CGS or a Tri-Agency CGS at the Master's or doctoral level. Note that international students who hold a Vanier CGS are not eligible for this competition.
Award Value: up to $6,000 for three to six months
Deadline:
- NSERC and SSHRC: Friday, 15 September 2017
- CIHR: first come, first served - Eligible applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. G+PS will forward complete, eligible applications to CIHR as they arrive. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications well in advance of the deadline.
For further information, please visit the Graduate Awards website: 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 Sandra Shaw (sandra.shaw@ubc.ca)

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 2017 Thesis Registration

Don’t forget to register for your thesis section on SSC (choose “2017 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.

Work Opportunities

Worklearn Positions for Graduate Students
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is hiring 4 part-time (10 hrs/week) worklearn students from Sept to April.  These positions will be posted on CareersOnline (https://ubc-csm.symplicity.com/employers/index.php/pid101350?) starting tomorrow, August 1. Please consider joining our team!  For further details on each position below, see https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/3809  or check out the posting on CareersOnline after Aug 1st.

WL W17 G+PS Recruitment Ambassador – CareersOnline Job ID 839781
The G+PS Recruitment Lead Ambassador will lead the development of a volunteer recruitment ambassador program to support the graduate student recruitment initiatives of UBC.

WL W17 Communications Assistant–CareersOnline Job ID 840168
The Communications Assistant will help with the creation and dissemination of digital and print communications for multiple audiences, with a focus on communications for prospective and current students.

WL W17 GPS Student Ambassador, CareersOnline Job ID 839772
The Graduate Pathways to Success Student Ambassador will lead the development of a Graduate Student Ambassador Program to support the promotional and communication support for the GPS program as well as graduate student professional development workshops and services provided by other central UBC units.

WL W17 Human Resources and Postdoctoral Fellows Office Assistant, Careers Online Job ID: 839794
The Human Resources and Postdoctoral Fellows Office Assistant will provide support for various projects within the PDFO and HR team portfolio.  The Postdoctoral Fellows Office (PDFO) is UBCs central office for providing support, professional development opportunities and advocacy for all Postdoctoral Fellows (PDFs).  The HR team supports the Human Resources needs for the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

The UBC Work Learn program has many other opportunities open to graduate students, including:

3 positions in the Library Research Commons https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/3813
WL W17 Graduate Student Peer – Thesis and Dissertation Support | CareersOnline Job ID 840855
WL W17 Graduate Student Peer - Citation Management | CareersOnline Job ID 840869
WL W17 Grad Student Peer Support - Data Analysis Software | CareersOnline Job ID 840762

There are several workshops scheduled in August including;

  • NVivo for MAC, Part 1 (August 1) and Part II, Aug 8th
  • Graduate Student Writing Community, Tuesdays at noon
  • Career Directions for Graduate Students, August 17 4-5
  • A Teaching Series (Teaching as a Scholarly Activity, Developing a Learner-Centered Syllabus, etc), August 28-30, various times

For details visit: https://community.grad.ubc.ca/calendar/2017-08

THREE TENURE-TRACK POSITIONS IN EDUCATION
The Faculty of Education at Queen’s University invites applications for three Tenure track faculty positions. Two positions are at the rank of Assistant Professor with specializations in 1) Evaluation in Educational Contexts and 2) Multiliteracies. One position is at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with specialization in the area of 3) Exceptional Learners. All three positions have a preferred starting date of July 1, 2018. A complete application consists of:
- a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
- a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
- a statement of research interests;
- a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available);
- one sample of recent scholarly work; and,
- the names of three references.
These materials must be received by the Office of the Dean on or before October 1, 2017. Applications should be sent via email in one PDF file and addressed to:
Dr. Rebecca Luce-Kapler, Queen's University, Faculty of Education, c/o erin.rennie@queensu.ca
For additional information about our Faculty and programs, please visit us at http://educ.queensu.ca

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Issue #300
Friday, July 28, 2017

Upcoming Events

Free Statistical Consultation for Graduate Studies and Post-docs
The Statistics Department offers two types of free statistical consultation to graduate students and post-docs at UBC. One type is through courses, where our graduate students offer consulting, and are mentored by faculty (STAT 551 Term 1, STAT 450 Term 2). The other (SOS—Statistical Opportunity for Students), is via a team of a senior consultant and a Statistics graduate student (year-round). For more information please see the attached brochure, or visit our website: https://www.stat.ubc.ca/free-statistical-consultation

Responding to  Disclosure Workshop
Tuesday August 8, 2017, 3-4:30pm, GSS Boardroom
In this workshop, you will learn how trauma affects the mind and body, and how to support someone who has disclosed sexual assault. Participants will also practice how to respond respectfully to and support survivors, and understand the difference between disclosure and reporting. This is an opportunity to learn how you can be a part of creating a safer, caring campus community.
Info and sign up: http://gss.ubc.ca/main/event/respond-disclosure-workshop-170808/?id=0&campaignid=21661050

Funding Opportunities

2017 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
Application Deadline: 11:59pm (PST - Vancouver time), Thursday, September 7, 2017
Complete Info: http://isgp.ubc.ca/current-students/major-funding-opportunities/

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 2017 Thesis Registration

Don’t forget to register for your thesis section on SSC (choose “2017 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.

Work Opportunities

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ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Issue #299
Friday, July 21, 2017

Upcoming Events

Terrorism and Travel Survey
Brian Harris, a PhD student at the School of International Relations at the University of St. Andrews, recently launched an on-line survey for his PhD research into Terrorism and Travel, and he would like your help in filling out a survey related to his research topic: https://standrews.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b1qGGbtY8Q6dOdL, as obtaining rich date from across the world would be invaluable to his research.
For more info, contact: bah3@st-andrews.ac.uk, Profile - http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~cstpv/phds/bah3.html

Funding Opportunities

2017 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
Application Deadline: 11:59pm (PST - Vancouver time), Thursday, September 7, 2017
Complete Info: http://isgp.ubc.ca/current-students/major-funding-opportunities/

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 2017 Thesis Registration

Don’t forget to register for your thesis section on SSC (choose “2017 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.

Work Opportunities

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ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Issue #298
Friday, July 14, 2017

Upcoming Events

Call for Proposals: Fourth Comparative Literature Students’ Tribune / La Tribune des étudiant-e-s en littérature comparée
University of Toronto, November 17, 2017
The Comparative Literature Students’ Tribune is a space of encounter and bilingual discussion in English and French, where graduate students can share their research projects while
reflecting on their discipline. We welcome your proposals (100-200 words), however original and experimental, until August 21st, 2017 at the following email address: tribunelitcomp@gmail.com. Please specify your university affiliation and your year of study. Your presentation should be a maximum of 10 minutes and can be done in French or English (or both!), in the medium of your choice.
The deadline to submit a proposal for a 10-minute presentation is August 21st, 2017.

Funding Opportunities

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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 2017 Thesis Registration

Don’t forget to register for your thesis section on SSC (choose “2017 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.

Work Opportunities

Call for Application: History Teaching Assistant-ships
HIST 104, Section V01 & V02: Topics in World History (Conflict and Change)
This course will explore various themes of conflict and change from the 17th century to the end of the Second World War. Issues like the changing nature of violence, technology, colonialism, anti-colonialism, the rise of modern state systems and clashes between East and West will all be explored through this lens.
Qualifications: Enrolment in Graduate Program.
TA Duties: Assist Instructor with tutorials, grading, teaching and exam invigilation.
Hours: 12 hours per week for 4 months (September to December 2017)
Salary: GTA1 – PhD Students $6017.28 ; GTA2 – MA Students $5,788.80
Deadline: Thursday, July 15, 2017.
If you are interested in the above History TA opening, please send the required TA application documents to hist.grad@ubc.ca . We would be grateful for a response as soon as possible, but no later than Thursday, July 15, 2017.

  • Statement of Relevant Experience (Required)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating your academic and employment experience (Required)
  • Any Previous Teaching Assistant Evaluations (if applicable)

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Issue #297
Friday, July 7, 2017

Upcoming Events

Essentials of Productive Teams (Mitacs Step; adapted from Managing Projects session)
Tuesday, July 11 | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
For more information or to register, visit https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16118-essentials-productive-teams

Volunteer for New Graduate Student Orientation
The new graduate student orientation will take place on Thursday, August 31st  with other orientation activities scheduled through early September. Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies along with the Graduate Student Society and International Student Development will have orientation-related volunteer positions to be filled. Applicants must be current UBC Graduate Students in their 2nd year or later to apply. If you are interested, please send an email to: graduate.orientation@ubc.ca.  We will provide specific information on volunteer positions once the event schedule is finalized.

AIS Newsletter: Integrative Pathways
You are invited to submit materials to the AIS Newsletter on the follow subjects:

  • Essays on the theory or practice of interdisciplinarity
  • Case studies of interdisciplinary teaching methods/pedagogy/curriculum/etc.
  • Student projects from interdisciplinary courses
  • Examples of interdisciplinary research or research methodology
  • announcements (conferences, workshops, events, etc.)
  • graphic or artistic material
  • creative writing
  • If you are interested in being a book reviewer, let me know and we’ll hook you up
  • If you know of a book that needs a review, let me know as well (especially if it’s your book!)
  • We can announce forthcoming books, too
  • anything else of relevance to the wonderful world of interdisciplinarity and all its infinite facets.

Submission to jlfwiv@mac.com

UBC INK Journal
INK (Ideas, Numbers, Knowledge), co-funded by the UBC Provost and VP Academic, is a graduate student-run journal looking for students to submit articles for publication in August. INK is a non-academic, student-run journal that amasses knowledge from across the disciplines. The journal offers a platform for bright and motivated students to communicate their work in a way that can be understood by someone outside of their field of expertise. It also hosts interdisciplinary discussions on real world problems, and serves as a vehicle for knowledge sharing and collaboration. Our team aims to bring together academic communities from across UBC and beyond to enhance sharing and communication of knowledge. We disseminate innovative thinking that addresses practical issues in society, and we offer students a niche for their ideas as well as involvement in the actual publication process. We are currently accepting submissions for our August 2017 issue. The deadline for submission is July 31st, 2017. Graduate students will receive a $100 honorarium for successfully published articles. For more information, please visit our website: http://ink-journal.sites.olt.ubc.ca.
Please submit your article to INK's Editor-in-Chief, Samantha Jones at ubc.ink.journal@gmail.com.

Funding Opportunities

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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/

SUMMER 2017 Thesis Registration

Don’t forget to register for your thesis section on SSC (choose “2017 Summer” on the Session drop-down menu top right):

Master’s student: INDS 549A section 941 (6-credit Term 1 & 2)
Doctoral student: INDS 649 section 941 (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.

Work Opportunities

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ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Issue #296
Friday, June 30, 2017

Upcoming Events

Essentials of Productive Teams (Mitacs)
Tuesday, July 11 | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
For more information or to register, visit https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16118-essentials-productive-teams

Citation Management Using Mendeley
July 4, 2017
https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3101

2017 Cultural Exchange Volunteer
July 15th to August 11th
https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/3686

GSS Student Leadership Opportunities
Nominate yourself for the next GSS Financial & Executive Oversight Officer
Info: http://gss.ubc.ca/main/latest-news/gss-feo-170622/

Responding to Disclosure Workshop
August 8, 2017, 3-4:30pm, GSS Boardroom, 6371 Crescent Road
Learn how trauma affects the mind and body, and how to support fellow graduate students who have disclosed sexual assault.
Info: http://gss.ubc.ca/main/event/respond-disclosure-workshop-170808/

Funding Opportunities

There is no posting this week.

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/

SUMMER 2017 Thesis Registration

Don’t forget to register for your thesis section on SSC (choose “2017 Summer” on the Session drop-down menu top right):

Master’s student: INDS 549A section 941 (6-credit Term 1 & 2)
Doctoral student: INDS 649 section 941 (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.

Work Opportunities

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ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Issue #295
Friday, June 23, 2017

Upcoming Events

International Academic Training Program: 29 October - 04 November, 2017 (7 Days)
Institute for Peace & Dialogue, IPD is one of the leading organiser of several successful annual international academic trainings and research programs in Switzerland in the field of peacebuilding, conflict transformation, mediation, security, intercultural dialogue and human rights which these events bring together state, private and public sector representatives. The main goal of the 07 days international Academic Training Program is to strengthen the skills of the representatives of state organisations, business sector, INGOs/NGOs, education institutions, religious organisations, independent mediators and politicians through institutional global academic education in Mediation, Conflict Management, Leadership, Trauma Healing & Cross Cultural Communication.
Deadline for Applications: 07 August, 2017
Program Link

3 Month CAS - Research Program: 29 October, 2017 - 25 January, 2018 (90 Days)
The main goal of the 3 Month CAS-Research Program is to develop the research skills of the participants and to closely acquaintance them with relevant Swiss state, public and private Institutes.
Deadline for Applications: 07 August, 2017
Program Link

CALL FOR PAPERS: 8th INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE (ISTEC)
July 17-19, 2017, BERLIN, GERMANY
The main aim of the ISTEC Conference is to bring together scholars, researchers, educators, students, professionals and other groups who are interested in science and technology to present their works in this academic platform.  All accepted papers will be published  in the Proceeding Book with ISBN and modified version of selected papers will be published in peer reviewed journals such as  TOJSAT.
You can submit your abstract through here or email
For our all conferences please visit TASET.

KANATA FESTIVAL
JUNE 19-JULY 1
11-7 Each Day
Cambie & Dunsmuir
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Canoe Building will be happening on site with Wayne Louie
Knowledge Keepers on site:   Kat Norris, Asivak Koostachin
Traditional Games
Story Telling - Bob Baker

Call for Paper and Panel Proposal: India Conferences: International and Interdisciplinary
Kolkata and Jayanti Hills, India
Dates:  January 7-9, 2018
Topic: Person,Culture and Identity
Venue: Derozio Memorial College, Kolkata, India
Please submit abstract (150 words) by email.
Directed and organized by the Institute of Cross Cultural Studies and Academic Exchange, Society for Indian Philosophy and Religion Elon, NC, USA in collaboration with Derozio Memorial College, Kolkata, India.
Acceptance of proposal will be mailed within 2 weeks or earlier to participants
Email your abstract: chandanachak@gmail.com
Copy to: Iccsaexchange@gmail.com
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Funding Opportunities

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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/

SUMMER 2017 Thesis Registration

Don’t forget to register for your thesis section on SSC (choose “2017 Summer” on the Session drop-down menu top right):

Master’s student: INDS 549A section 941 (6-credit Term 1 & 2)
Doctoral student: INDS 649 section 941 (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.

Work Opportunities

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ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Issue #294
Friday, June 16, 2017

Upcoming Events

Skills of Communication
Tuesday, June 20 | 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
For more information or to register, visit https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16117-skills-communication

Career and Immigration Planning for International Graduate Students
June 19, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3653

Part-time work, July 2017-May 2018: Intercultural Fluency & Excellence in Graduate Supervision
Apply by June 23
https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/3647

Volunteer as a Community Scientist at Science World
https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/3650

Westgrid Research Computing Summer School
June 19-22
https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/3657

2017 IsoSim Summer School on Climate Change
Aug 27 – Sept 1
https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/3659

Funding Opportunities

Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding
The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will match funds provided by graduate programs (to a maximum of $8,000 per student and to a maximum of $50,000 for the program in total) to support Master’s and doctoral Aboriginal students registered at the UBC-Vancouver campus for the 2017/18 academic year (i.e., from 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018). This funding is intended to support students until they can apply for the next regular Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship competition. It is also intended to support students who were not successful in receiving other funding, such as Tri-Agency Master's or doctoral awards, Affiliated Fellowships, etc., for the 2017/18 academic year. Award winners are selected on the basis of academic merit through a competition administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Applicants Deadline: Friday July 7, 2017
Graduate Programs: nominations due to G+PS by Friday, 14 July 2017
Annual Value: up to $8,000 from Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, must be matched by graduate program
Further information available on the G+PS website: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/aboriginal-graduate-fellowship-bridge-funding

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/

SUMMER 2017 Thesis Registration

Don’t forget to register for your thesis section on SSC (choose “2017 Summer” on the Session drop-down menu top right):

Master’s student: INDS 549A section 941 (6-credit Term 1 & 2)
Doctoral student: INDS 649 section 941 (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.

Work Opportunities

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ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Issue #293
Friday, June 9, 2017

Upcoming Events

New Graduate Student Orientation Events
Mark your calendars: International Student Development, the Graduate Student Society, and Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Welcome events will begin Thursday, August 31st.  The complete schedule will be posted by late July at: http://orientation.grad.ubc.ca/ .  We also have pre-arrival webinars scheduled for June 8 and 9 (and repeated July 6th)  Topics include Banking, Student Finances, Cell Phones, Neighbourhoods, Accommodation, Life in Vancouver, and Important International Student Information. Webinar connection information is posted on http://orientation.grad.ubc.ca .

Leading with Emotional Intelligence
Thursday, June 15 | 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
For more information or to register, visit https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16083-leading-emotional-intelligence

Health Innovation for All Conference
June 10
https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/3615

Immigration Pathway Info Session with IRCC and BC PNP
June 12
http://www.calendar.events.ubc.ca:80/s/7R6

Career Directions for Graduate Students
June 13, 4 -5 PM
https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3638

Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Grants and Fellowships
Applications due July 23, 2017
https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/3618

Supporting Scholarly Writing: Strategies from Systemic Functional Linguistics
June 13 1-3 PM
https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3614

Putting Writing to Work: Designing Authentic and Effective Assignments
June 15, 9:30 – 11 AM
https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3610

Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication Summer Consultation Hours
https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/3620

Graduate Student Wellness Peer 2017-18
Apply by June 30th, 2017
https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/3632

Funding Opportunities

Change to income tax withholding for fellowship appointments paid through Payroll
Effective 31 May 2017 onward, UBC will no longer automatically withhold income tax for appointments with the “FEL” (fellowships) earnings code. Those affected will continue to have their fellowship income reported via a T4A form each spring. This change was prompted by a review of current UBC practice and the resulting conclusion that this change is necessary to bring UBC into compliance with Canada Revenue Agency tax policy. This change will affect the following groups:
- Students with an NSERC USRA (Undergraduate Student Research Award) appointment
- Students with a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) appointment
- Students with a Graduate or Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (GTA or UTA) appointment - 20% of GTA earnings are coded as fellowship earnings and tax will no longer be withheld against those earnings; tax will continue to be withheld against the remaining 80% (coded as regular earnings)
- Postdoctoral fellows supported by a competitive (award) fellowship (as opposed to a postdoctoral fellowship paid from a supervisor's grant)
Though income tax will no longer be automatically withheld from fellowship earnings, students and postdoctoral fellows may request that tax be withheld by submitting a TD1 form (and a TD1BC form, if applicable) to UBC Payroll. The forms are to be submitted as original, hard-copy documents to the Payroll office (5th Floor- TEF3, 6190 Agronomy Road, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3). Should you have further questions, please visit: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/scholarships-awards-funding/research-teaching-assistantships for details. All students and postdoctoral fellows with a current FEL appointment will also receive a direct email advising them of the changes outlined above.

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/

SUMMER 2017 Thesis Registration

Don’t forget to register for your thesis section on SSC (choose “2017 Summer” on the Session drop-down menu top right):

Master’s student: INDS 549A section 941 (6-credit Term 1 & 2)
Doctoral student: INDS 649 section 941 (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.

Work Opportunities

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ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Issue #292
Friday, June 2, 2017

Upcoming Events

Roadmap to Resilience in Graduate School and Beyond
Tuesday, June 6th, 2017, 9:30 – 12:30
For further information or to register, visit www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16033-roadmap-resilience-graduate-school-beyond 

Writing Effective E-mails (Mitacs online)
To be completed between Mondays June 12 – June 26 (~2-3 hours to complete).  Note, registration closes Monday, June 5th.
For further information or to register, visit www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16116-writing-effective-e-mails-online

Faculty of Education Summer Scholar Series
Featuring courses on “Language and the Ecology of Sensory Experience”, “Autism Spectrum Disorder and Mental Health”, “Language Diversity and Education” https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/3609

Health Innovation for All Conference - Saturday June 10, 2017
UBC Nest, 8:30 - 5:00 PM
This conference is aimed at developing student leaders interested in contributing to positive system’s change and health care quality improvement. The event will focus on skill development and interactive programming, and includes professional and patient keynote speeches, a panel discussion, and participation in interactive workshops that highlight innovations in technology, systems level thinking, health systems education and redesign as well as interprofessional collaboration. We have 13 workshops to choose from, and our day will conclude with a storyboard reception. Highlights are listed below, but more information is available at: http://iccnconference.ca
Many of our workshops are also eligible for IPE Credits.
Conference Registration is $20 and available through Eventbrite here.

Funding Opportunities

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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/

SUMMER 2017 Thesis Registration

Don’t forget to register for your thesis section on SSC (choose “2017 Summer” on the Session drop-down menu top right):

Master’s student: INDS 549A section 941 (6-credit Term 1 & 2)
Doctoral student: INDS 649 section 941 (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.

Work Opportunities

Job Vacancies at Interdisciplinoxy
Interdisciplinoxy is pleased to present job vacancies in higher education institutions worldwide. To learn more about job vacancies, visit www.interdisciplinoxy.com and/or to "register" and/or to "contact us".
Canada
1) Dean Faculty of Education PRIORITY!
University of Regina
2) Professor in Marketing
Sheridan, Pilon School of Business
3) Professional Resource Faculty (Learning Specialist)
MacEwan University, Experiential Learning and Cooperative Education School of Business
4) Assistant Professor in Human Resources Management
MacEwan University, Department of Organization Behaviour, Human Resources and Management in the School of Business
5) Professor in Supply Chain Management
Sheridan, Pilon School of Business
6) Instructor in Marketing, International Business & Strategy
Brock University, Department of Marketing, International Business

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Issue #291
Friday, May 26, 2017

Upcoming Events

Free tickets for Sam Sullivan's Public Salon
UBC Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies was offered 40 free tickets for the next Public Salon event, organised by the former Mayor of Vancouver Sam Sullivan. The Public Salons are TED-like events that bring together 7-8 remarkable speakers from different walks/careers of life to present their stories. This will be an inspirational way to kick off your summer!
Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 7:30-9:00 PM (doors open at 6:30), The Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton Street
Registration: https://survey.ubc.ca/s/publicsalon_june2017/
Free registration through this link is on a first-come, first-served basis (If you’d like to bring a +1, please register them separately with their name and email).
Soon before the event, the list of participants will be forwarded to the organisers, and reminders sent to the ones attending. You will be able to pick up your tickets at the entrance.

CPhysGS Careers Night
Wed, May 17th, 6:30 PM.
Includes 14 professionals from biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, science communication, higher education, science policy, intellectual property and government research https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/3565

ECOSCOPE NSERC-CREATE funding opportunity
Apply by June 1, 2017 (1 year funding for Masters, 2 years funding for PhDs)
https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/3564

Funding Opportunities

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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/

SUMMER 2017 Thesis Registration

Don’t forget to register for your thesis section on SSC (choose “2017 Summer” on the Session drop-down menu top right):

Master’s student: INDS 549A section 941 (6-credit Term 1 & 2)
Doctoral student: INDS 649 section 941 (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.

Work Opportunities

There is no posting this week.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Issue #290
Friday, May 5, 2017

Upcoming Events

Why Capable Suffer From Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It
Thursday, May 18, 9:30AM to 11:30AM
In person @ Life Sciences Institute and via videoconference to UBC-Okanagan and Diamond Health Care Centre
By internationally known guest speaker Dr. Valerie Young
For further information or to register, visit www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16080-why-capable-people-suffer-impostor-syndrome-how-thrive-spite-it
Offered with support from the Vivien M. Srivastava Memorial Endowment and Women-in-Science initiatives at https://science.ubc.ca/grad/wis/srivastava and UBC Wellbeing www.wellbeing.ubc.ca 

Check out community.grad.ubc.ca calendar and forums for other graduate student opportunities, including:

2017 Create Carbon Capture Initiative Conference, May 8-10 @UBC https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/3511

Graduate Student Career Skills, May 17, 4:00PM https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3509

Employer on Campus: Southwest University (China), May 17, 5:30PM https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3504

Sam Sullivan's 2017 Public Salon: Inspiring Ideas
Wednesday June 7, 2017, 7:30-9pm, The Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Homer Street
The Salons are meant to be Interdisciplinary and Sam Sullivan and Lynn Zanetta are inviting students to come for free.
Anyone who is interested can RSVP Lynn me at this email: lzanatta@globalcivic.org
www.publicsalon.org

AIS Conference - Call for Proposals
The Interdisciplinary Studies annual conference in October 2017 will be hosted by the University of Maryland-Baltimore County from Thursday, October 19 through Saturday, October 21. The theme of the conference is “Beyond talking heads: applied and experiential learning through an interdisciplinary lens.” Please see the Call for Proposals available through the conference website:  http://ais2017.umbc.edu/  The submission deadline has been extended to May 10, 2017, with responses anticipated by June 15, 2017.
For further information, please contact ais-2017@umbc.edu.

Funding Opportunities

Canada Graduate Scholarship - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements, Spring 2017 Competition
The Canada Graduate Scholarship - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high-calibre Canadian graduate students pursuing exceptional research experiences at research institutions outside of Canada. This program is available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who hold a Vanier CGS or a Tri-Agency CGS at the Master's or doctoral level. Note that international students who hold a Vanier CGS are not eligible for this competition.
Award Value: up to $6,000 for three to six months
Deadline: Friday, 26 May 2017
CIHR only: Eligible applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. G+PS will forward complete, eligible applications to CIHR as they arrive. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications well in advance of the deadline.
For further information, please visit the Graduate Awards website: 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).

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/

SUMMER 2017 Thesis Registration

Don’t forget to register for your thesis section on SSC (choose “2017 Summer” on the Session drop-down menu top right):

Master’s student: INDS 549A section 941 (6-credit Term 1 & 2)
Doctoral student: INDS 649 section 941 (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.

Work Opportunities

Part-time summer position: Graduate Academic Assistant – Advising Researcher https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/3456

The BC Centre On Substance Use At St. Paul's Hospital Is Hiring! https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/3506

Office Manager, Centre for Blood Research; https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/3499

Education Program Manager, Centre for Blood Research; https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/3498

CiTR and Discorder are hiring summer students https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/3528

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Issue #289
Friday, April 28, 2017

Upcoming Events

Of Rhythms and Routines
Dr. Su-Jan Yeo
Wednesday May 10, 2017, 1-2pm, Lasserre 102
You are warmly invited to a special talk presented by Dr. Su-Jan Yeo, who recently joined SCARP as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Please refer to the event poster for further details. Everyone is welcome to attend. Registration link: www.ofrhythmsandroutines.eventbrite.ca

UBC PhD Go Public - May: Advancing Health and Inclusion
You are cordially invited to the fifth and the final event of the 2017 PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series. In this season finale, we turn our attention to health and wellbeing, where 9 PhDs students from a variety of disciplines have five minutes each to talk about their research on promoting a healthier and more inclusive society.
2017 PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series
Event 5: Advancing Health and Inclusion
Date & Time: Thursday, 4 May 2017; 4-6pm
Location:  Sunny Hill Health Centre (3644 Slocan St, Vancouver)
More information and RSVP: https://survey.ubc.ca/s/health_and_inclusion/
This event is organised by the Public Scholars Initiative.

G+PS Sessions
Event registration is now open for UBC’s 9th Annual Celebrate Learning Week! To register, and to check out the range of events on offer this May 2-8, visit: http://celebratelearning.ubc.ca/
Check out community.grad.ubc.ca calendar and forums for other graduate student opportunities, including:
UBC Sequencing And Bioinformatics Consortium Open House, May 1 https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/3449
Improve Your Teaching Through The CTLT Grad Student Mini Conference, May 2 and 3 https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/3457
Post-Graduation Work Permit Info Session, May 2, 12:00PM https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3383; and May 5, 12:00PM https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3384
US Student Loans Webinar for Graduate Students, May 3, 3:00PM https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3413
Finance And Career Exploration Webinar For Graduate Students (ONLINE), May 4, 2:00PM PST https://community.grad.ubc.ca/event/3438
UBC 7th Annual Staff & Faculty Sports Day – Free Event, May 5 https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/3436

 

Funding Opportunities

UBC Spring Graduate Awards
The 2017 UBC Spring Graduate Awards competition is now open. Check our web site for details (bottom of page).

 

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/

SUMMER 2017 Thesis Registration

Don’t forget to register for your thesis section on SSC (choose “2017 Summer” on the Session drop-down menu top right):

Master’s student: INDS 549A section 941 (6-credit Term 1 & 2)
Doctoral student: INDS 649 section 941 (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.

 

Work Opportunities

There is no posting this week.