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ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Issue #323
Friday, February 16, 2018

Upcoming Events

PhDs Go Public - 22nd February, VanDusen Botanical Gardens
You are cordially invited to Environmental Health for Public Health, which will be held at VanDusen Botanical Gardens, Floral Hall, on the 22nd of February from 5:30 to 7:00. This is the second event of the 6-part Research Talk Series PhDs Go Public 2018, where 36 Public Scholars from UBC talk about their research and how they hope to change the world. This talk features 6 Public Scholars who seek to contribute to environmental well-being through research and communal engagement. The opening speaker for the event is Tom Green, policy analyst from the David Suzuki Foundation. You can register for the event here. Light snacks and drinks will be served.

UBC’s Student Safety Abroad Program
The Student Safety Abroad Registry is mandatory for all students undertaking a university activity abroad which includes any activity fulfilling an academic requirement, organized by the University, or paid for in whole or in part from University funds.  It is therefore critical any student or faculty member considering these options has access to this information and we ask that you discuss and distribute as appropriate. For additional information, please review the Student Safety Abroad website found here: https://safetyabroad.ubc.ca/.
Please note Go Global’s Safety Abroad Advisor can be booked to deliver safety presentations as part of any meeting or pre-departure session and they can be contacted here: safety.abroad@ubc.ca.

Discovering the Entrepreneur Within (Mitacs)
Wed, Feb 21, 9:00 AM– 5:00 PM @Thea Koerner House
Register at: www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16376-discovering-entrepreneur-within

(CSIC Event) Graduate Career Exploration Series: Careers in Sales and Business Development
Tues, Feb 27, 5:30 – 7:00 http://bit.ly/2EDsRXi

Mini-MBA for STEM and Arts, Mar 2 – Apr 27 https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4431

AIS Conference - Call for Proposals
Please join us for the 40th Annual Conference of the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies.  The conference will be hosted by Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, October 11-13, 2018. The theme of the conference is "‘Inter/diversities’: Intersecting Race, Gender, Class, Abilities, Theories, and Disciplines."
Please see the Call for Proposals available through the conference website:  https://s.wayne.edu/ais/
The final submission deadline is April 1, 2018, with responses to presenters by email anticipated by June 1, 2018. For further information, please contact AIS2018@wayne.edu

Funding Opportunities

2018 Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF)
Entering its 31st year, the 2018 Canadian Student Health Research Forum will take place on June 11 to 15 in Winnipeg. The aim of the CSHRF is to provide a venue for the networking, research exposure and recognition of Canada's most promising research trainees in the health sciences. Complete details are available online: http://umanitoba.ca/outreach/conferences/research_days/index.html. UBC has been invited to nominate our top PhD students in health sciences for participation in the forum. A limited number of invited participants will also receive travel award funding from CIHR; see: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/canadian-student-health-research-forum-cshrf-travel-award 
The CSHRF and CIHR travel award are open to students from both UBC-V and UBC-O campuses.

  1. Nomination to G+PS by Friday, March 9, 2018
  • Graduate programs may nominate up to 5% of their PhD students in health sciences (for instance, if a program has 40 PhD students in health sciences, it could submit up to 2 nominees). Appropriate selection criteria are to be determined by the graduate programs. Please note that the symposium theme rotates from year to year and should not bias student selection.
  • Please complete the nomination form (https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eQCHCOOxP3p3owJ) by Friday, March 9, 2018. G+PS will prepare the list of UBC nominees and submit the complete list to the CSHRF Coordinator for consideration.
  1. Nominated students to submit an online application by Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Once graduate programs have submitted their nomination form to G+PS, please have all your nominated students complete the 2018 CIHR National Competition Application Form (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FRJGPJB) by Thursday, March 15, 2018.

Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities
Named in honor of the first president of the Council of Graduate Schools and first presented in 1972, this award is made annually to a young scholar who has written a book that represents an outstanding contribution to scholarship in the humanities. The recipient must be teaching in a North American university, have earned a doctorate from a North American university within 7 years of the award date, and have published a book of scholarly importance within seven years of the award. The 2018 field of competition is English and North American Language and Literature. Each department can submit one nomination to G+PS consisting of:

  • Nomination form
  • A letter from the Department Head elaborating upon the scholarly contribution made by the book
  • Three copies of the nominated book

Value: $1,000, a certificate and travel expenses to attend the CGS annual meeting
Deadline for nominations: Friday, 23 March 2018
Further information and form: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/gustave-o-arlt-award-humanities

Equity Enhancement Fund: Call for Proposals
The UBC Equity & Inclusion Office is now accepting applications for the 2018 Equity Enhancement Fund. The fund supports collaborative projects that engage campus communities towards a more equitable, inclusive and welcoming UBC. Funding is available for projects up to $25,000 and is open to students, staff and faculty. To learn more about the application criteria, please visit equity.ubc.ca/eef. The deadline for applications is February 28.

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 Applications – UBC Sustainability Scholars (paid summer internships)
The UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI) is pleased to offer UBC graduate students the opportunity to work in funded sustainability internship projects. We are currently accepting applications for over 65 UBC Sustainability Scholars (including Greenest City Scholars) internship projects that will commence late April 2018. Current UBC graduate students from all academic disciplines are eligible to apply. Successful candidates will work under the mentorship of a partner organization, and are immersed in real world learning where they can apply their research skills and contribute to advancing organizational sustainability goals. Each Scholar receives $21 per hour to complete 250 hours of work.
For more information on the available projects and to apply, visit our Student Opportunities page. Applications will be accepted until midnight Sunday February 25, 2018.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Issue #322
Friday, February 2, 2018

Upcoming Events

Call for Papers: ISGP Cutting Edge Online Journal
2018 Volume 4 Theme: Spirituality in the Modern Western World
The editorial board of Cutting Edge: The Journal of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program (ISGP) is excited to announce the call for papers for the upcoming 2018 (Vol.4) issue. We would like to invite students and scholars to explore and examine the roles and implications of spirituality in the modern age. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the journal, we welcome all academic disciplines, theoretical frameworks and research methodologies to engage in a wide variety of topics related to the theme of interest.
Deadline: April 15, 2018
Details: http://cuttingedge.isgp.ubc.ca/call-for-submissions/

Reach out. Help is available.
If you have concerns about your mental health, please reach out and connect to the supports available in our community. Support is available in person, over the phone, or via online chat. Visit thrive.ubc.ca to learn about resources and supports you can access today. We all play a part in building a caring and supportive campus community. If you are worried about a friend, colleague, or family member, please reach out and help them connect to the resources available. Find out what signs to look for to identify someone in need at thrive.ubc.ca.

Graduate Student Input for UBC Graduate Education Plan
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS) is undergoing a consultation process to develop a five-year strategic plan for graduate education and postdoctoral studies at UBC.  We believe graduate education is critically important to the university and to society, and we are very excited to develop a plan that will further advance our already outstanding programs and research. This has been happening at the same time as the broader strategic planning underway at the university, allowing us to delve into the domain more deeply and to inform and complement the university’s overall plan. Our consultations to date have included sessions with faculty, student leaders, deans, associate deans, and staff.  We now invite you to share your thoughts on what is working well at UBC, what could be better, and where you would like to see the university go over the next 5 years.  We would very much appreciate if you could join us for a discussion on Monday, February 5, 3:00-4:30pm – LSC 1312, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall
Please click on the following link to rsvp: RSVP to Graduate Student Input for UBC Graduate Education Plan

Showcasing your Graduate Research in UBC’s Open Access Digital Repository: Help with Copyright and More
Tue, Feb 6, 12:30 PM– 2:00 PM @ Thea Koerner House
Register at: www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16674-showcasing-your-graduate-research-ubcs-open-access-digital-repository-help

Introduction to Interacting with the Media
Wed, Feb 7, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM @ Thea Koerner House
Register at: www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16673-introduction-interacting-media

Practice your Presentation Skills I
Thu, Feb 8, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM @ Thea Koerner House
Register at: www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16374-practice-your-presentation-skills-i

Nominate an Exceptional Student Leader by Feb 12 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4371

Run for a GSS Student Exec Position by Feb 22 | community.grad.ubc.ca/article/4372-run-gss-student-executive-position

Antimicrobial Resistance Symposium, Mar 1 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4326

Call for Submissions: Cultural Studies Graduate Conference "UnDisciplined 2018"
UnDisciplined aims to bring together researchers focused on areas and fields, rather than disciplines and traditions. We invite submissions of both traditional academic papers and non-traditional forms, including performance.
Submission Deadline: February 7, 2018
For more info, visit https://undisciplinedonline.wordpress.com/participate/ or email us at undisciplinedqueensu@gmail.com.

Funding Opportunities

There is no listing 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/

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 Applications – UBC Sustainability Scholars (paid summer internships)
The UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI) is pleased to offer UBC graduate students the opportunity to work in funded sustainability internship projects. We are currently accepting applications for over 60 UBC Sustainability Scholars (including Greenest City Scholars) internship projects that will commence late April 2018. Current UBC graduate students from all academic disciplines are eligible to apply. Successful candidates will work under the mentorship of a partner organization, and are immersed in real world learning where they can apply their research skills and contribute to advancing organizational sustainability goals. Each Scholar receives $21 per hour to complete 250 hours of work.
For more information on the available projects and to apply, visit our Student Opportunities page.
Applications will be accepted until midnight Sunday February 25, 2018.

GSS Election Season
Nominations are now open for the 2018-2019 Student Executive. Do you want to give back to the graduate student community? Become a student leader, build critical leadership and managerial skills, and get a head start on your post-graduate success.
Nominate yourself: http://gss.ubc.ca/redefine/elections/

IICSI Call for Postdoctoral Applications 2018-19
IICSI is currently accepting applications for two available postdoctoral research fellowship positions for the 2018-19 academic year. One fellowship position will be hosted at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN). The second will be held at the University of Guelph, McGill, or another IICSI site, if appropriate. Please note that these are residential fellowships, which must be held at one of the IICSI sites. For the 2017-18 year, we particularly welcome candidates with expertise in pedagogy and curricular design who could contribute to the development of IICSI's graduate program in Critical Studies in Improvisation. At MUN, the postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to participate in the activities of the Research Centre for Music Media and Place (MMaP).
For more info: www.improvisationinstitute.ca
Applications are due by April 15, 2018.

ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Issue #321
Friday, January 26, 2018

Upcoming Events

Call for Papers: ISGP Cutting Edge Online Journal
2018 Volume 4 Theme: Spirituality in the Modern Western World
The editorial board of Cutting Edge: The Journal of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program (ISGP) is excited to announce the call for papers for the upcoming 2018 (Vol.4) issue. We would like to invite students and scholars to explore and examine the roles and implications of spirituality in the modern age. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the journal, we welcome all academic disciplines, theoretical frameworks and research methodologies to engage in a wide variety of topics related to the theme of interest.
Deadline: April 15, 2018
Details: http://cuttingedge.isgp.ubc.ca/call-for-submissions/

PhDs Go Public Research Talk Event
It is with great pleasure that we reach out to you to announce that PhDs Go Public returns this year! This year, the trademark Research Talk Series of the Public Scholars Initiative features 6 distinct events where 36 scholars will talk about their research and how they hope to change the world. We would like to invite you to our next event, Bridging the Gaps in Healthcare Policy and Practice, to be held at the Paetzold Auditorium of the Vancouver General Hospital on the 1st of February, from 5:30 to 7:00. You can register for the event here.

Sustainability Ambassador Application
The Sustainability Ambassador Program runs September 2018-April 2019 and is built on the Social Change Model of Leadership. This program is for student leaders interested in personal, collaborative, and community engaged learning to gain greater self-knowledge while designing and actively participating in projects and initiatives that foster human wellbeing and environmental health.
Apply by January 31: https://sustain.ubc.ca/ambassadors
The Sustainability Ambassadors Program is committed to leading and inspiring the UBC Community. Create positive and lasting change, and explore how sustainability principles and practices can inform your life.
Twitter: #Sustainability Ambassadors are leaders in their community, champions of the #environment, and they’re looking for someone like you. Apply now until January 31. http://ow.ly/pgR130hIHE9 

3MT 2018 @UBC heat scheduling is underway
Visit http://3mt.grad.ubc.ca/schedule/ for the latest schedule of workshops and departmental heats.  If you don’t see your department listed but would like to participate, e-mail us at graduate.pathways@ubc.ca to sign up for the Multidisciplinary Heat on Wed, Mar 7th at 4 PM in Ponderosa Commons Ballroom.

Statistics IV – Linear Regression: Continuous Outcomes (via Webinar)
Mon, Jan 29, 1:00 PM– 3:00 PM (PST)
Register at: www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16231-statistics-iv-linear-regression-continuous-outcomes-webinar

Foundations of Project Management I (2 Days)
Wed & Thu, Jan 31 & Feb 1, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM @ Thea Koerner House
Register at: www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16372-foundations-project-management-i-2-days

UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative’s inaugural PhDs Go Public event, Bridging the Gaps in Healthcare Practice and Policy is:
Thursday, Feb 1st, 5;30- 7;00 PM, Paetzold Auditorium @VGH
More information: https://www.vchri.ca/events/phds-go-public-2018-1
RSVP: survey.ubc.ca/s/Bridging_the_gaps/

Digital Humanities Mixers, every Thu through Apr 26 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/4214

Searching PubMed and MEDLINE, Jan 30 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/4363

Lay Summaries Workshops | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4354

Science Outside the Lab - Graduate Student/Postdoc Opportunity
Science Outside the Lab is a week-long immersion for graduate students and postdocs of all disciplines into the world of science policy and decision-making. Students involved have a chance to meet everyone from policy analysts to chief scientists, and from science journalists to tri-council funders. They gain a richer understanding of how policy is made, how to communicate with funders and decision-makers, and how science shapes - and is shaped by - government decisions. There are two program sessions this year in May, both of which take place in Ottawa and Montréal. You can download a one page poster here. More information can be found online at SOtLnorth.ca and applications will be accepted until February 16th.

Funding Opportunities

There is no listing 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/

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 #320
Friday, January 19, 2018

Upcoming Events

Call for Papers: ISGP Cutting Edge Online Journal
2018 Volume 4 Theme: Spirituality in the Modern Western World
The editorial board of Cutting Edge: The Journal of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program (ISGP) is excited to announce the call for papers for the upcoming 2018 (Vol.4) issue. We would like to invite students and scholars to explore and examine the roles and implications of spirituality in the modern age. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the journal, we welcome all academic disciplines, theoretical frameworks and research methodologies to engage in a wide variety of topics related to the theme of interest.
Deadline: April 15, 2018
Details: http://cuttingedge.isgp.ubc.ca/call-for-submissions/

Graduate Student Input for UBC Graduate Education Plan
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS) is undergoing a consultation process to develop a five-year strategic plan for graduate education and postdoctoral studies at UBC.  We believe graduate education is critically important to the university and to society, and we are very excited to develop a plan that will further advance our already outstanding programs and research. This has been happening at the same time as the broader strategic planning underway at the university, allowing us to delve into the domain more deeply and to inform and complement the university’s overall plan. Our consultations to date have included sessions with faculty, student leaders, deans, associate deans, and staff.  We now invite you to share your thoughts on what is working well at UBC, what could be better, and where you would like to see the university go over the next 5 years.  I’ve attached a short document that provides some context for the discussion, that highlights the areas we currently view as a priority, and that focuses on a few key questions. We would very much appreciate if you could join us for a discussion on any of these dates:

  • Thursday, February 1, 3:00-4:30pm – room 200, Graduate Studies Building, 6371 Crescent Road
  • Friday, February 2, 3:00-4:30pm – DHCC 2267, Diamond Health Care Centre, Vancouver General Hospital
  • Monday, February 5, 3:00-4:30pm – LSC 1312, Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall

Please click on the following link to rsvp: RSVP to Graduate Student Input for UBC Graduate Education Plan

Working while you study (Working On and Off Campus, Co-op work Permits) workshop
Tuesday, January 23 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
http://www.calendar.events.ubc.ca:80/s/8a6
Are you currently studying at UBC and have some spare time to work? Do you know the requirements for working on and off campus? Did you know to complete a program required work placement or internship you need to have a co-op work permit?

So you’ve Been Accepted? Applying for Your Co-op Work Permit
Thursday, February 1, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
http://www.calendar.events.ubc.ca:80/s/8a7
This interactive session will give you detailed instructions on how to apply for your internship/co-op work permit, timelines to consider and tips on how maintain your documents.

Spousal/Partner Work Permits: Eligibility, Application Process and More
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
http://www.calendar.events.ubc.ca:80/s/8a8
Are you an international student whose spouse would like to work in Canada during your studies? This session will provide you with an overview of the Canadian immigration requirements and how to apply for and maintain the spousal/partner open work permit.

Extending and Maintaining Your Study Permit at UBC
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
http://www.calendar.events.ubc.ca:80/s/8aa
Do you know that your study permit requires you to actively pursue studies? As an international student at UBC, it’s important to have and maintain required immigration documents while you study. The session will prepare you with detailed knowledge of impacts of immigration requirements on taking a break, studying part-time or working during your studies. Clear application processes will be discussed about how to extend your study permit and temporary resident visa, if applicable.

Working and Studying: What is Possible for International Students?
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
http://www.calendar.events.ubc.ca:80/s/8a9
Have an exciting upcoming job offer, required internship/co-op placement or exploring your options to gain Canadian work experience during your studies? This session will leave you with a strong understanding of how to make this possible – learn about eligibility criteria, permitted hours, location of work and types of immigration documents that are available to international students.

Breaking Patterns of Procrastination
Thu, Jan 25, 9:30 AM– 12:30 PM @ Thea Koerner House
Register at: www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16168-breaking-patterns-procrastination

Speak with a Wellness Peer during Graduate Wellness Peer Hours | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4336

Join a Graduate Writing Community
- Science & Applied Science, every Wed thru Feb 7 | grad.ubc.ca/event/4288

Data Visualization and ArcGIS Webinar Series, starts Jan 23 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4325

Friedman Award Info Session, Jan 24 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4332

Apply to Become a Financial Wellness Peer by Jan 31 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4328

Free Statistics Consulting from STAT450/550
The UBC Statistics Department offers free statistical analysis, via STAT 450/550, accepting projects for term 2 2017-18 from Nov 9 - Jan 15. As part of our ongoing efforts to bring current research into the classroom and promote interdisciplinary collaborations, the students enrolled in STAT 450 (Case Studies in Statistics) will provide free statistical analyses in Term 2 of each academic year. In addition, a group of graduate students enrolled in STAT 550 (Techniques of Statistical Consulting) will mentor and supervise a group of STAT 450 students. The students will be carrying out this academic activity under the co-supervision of Gabriela Cohen Freue (instructor of STAT 450 and STAT 550) or Ed Kroc (co-instructor of STAT 450). The data will be treated with confidentiality within the courses. To give the students the opportunity to practice and enhance their communication skills, we require a representative of your project to meet with the STAT 450/550 students either in person or via distance methods like Skype. If you are a student, your supervisor needs to provide written approval of your participation and data sharing with STAT 450/550. Research projects from all UBC and non-UBC units and all levels of researchers (but particularly UBC undergraduate and graduate students), with already collected data are welcome for submission (due date January 15th, 2018).  If you are interested in participating, please send a one-page project description to gcohen@stat.ubc.ca

The Phil Lind Initiative presents: Misha Glenny on The Unravelling of the Liberal Order
February 8th 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, New Venue: Frederic Wood Theatre
Reserve Tickets!
Misha Glenny is a multiple award-winning writer, broadcaster and sought after keynote speaker. His best-selling book, McMafia, about the globalization of organized crime is being broadcast this year as a major drama series by the BBC and AMC.
The 2018 Phil Lind Initiative: The Unravelling of the Liberal Order
With the exception of Misha Glenny’s talk, our Term 2 Lind Initiative events are now sold out. To be added to the Wait List, please email your full name and any guest name(s) and email addresses to Bonita Perko at bonita.perko@ubc.ca.
Thursday, January 25, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Old Auditorium, UBC
Francis Fukuyama, one of the world’s most prominent scholars of the liberal order and Senior Fellow at Stanford University.

Thursday, February 1, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Old Auditorium, UBC
Steven Pinker, one of the world’s most influential intellectuals, with multiple bestselling and award-winning books on language, mind, and human nature.

Thursday, February 8, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Frederic Wood Theatre, 6354 Crescent Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Misha Glenny, a multiple award-winning writer, broadcaster and sought after keynote speaker. His best-selling book, McMafia, about the globalization of organized crime is being broadcast this year as a major drama series by the BBC and AMC.
Reserve Tickets!

Thursday, February 15, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Old Auditorium, UBC
Susan Rice, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (2009-2013) and former National Security Advisor to the Obama administration (2013-2017).

Monday, February 26, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Old Auditorium, UBC
Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO of New America and former director of policy planning for the US Department of State (2009-2011) and author of Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 16th Annual Crossroads Interdisciplinary Health Research Conference
dalcrossroads.com
March 9th-10th, 2018
 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Registration is now open for Crossroads 2018! Register by January 31st to take advantage of the best rate. Registration includes meals and refreshment breaks, as well as access to our Friday night social at the University Club at Dalhousie University. Registration closes on February 15, 2018 at 11:59pm AST

Funding Opportunities

There is no listing this week.

Academic Deadlines

Check the UBC Calendar for upcoming deadlines.

February 2018 Degree Conferral Deadline
Students completing their program requirements after January 20, 2018 should wait and apply to have their degree granted in May 2018.   The application for the degree to be granted in May 2018 and the May 2018 congregation ceremony will open on January 20, 2018 on the Student Service Centre.  Any students that have applied in error for February are not required to apply again.  Enrolment Services have agreed to move applications to May if not approved for February.
Friday, January 19, 2018

Last day for applications to be submitted to Enrolment Services by all graduate students expecting to have degrees granted in February.  Congregation ceremony will be in May.  Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be accepted by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for February degree granting. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00pm

Last day for graduate programs to notify the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies that all requirements (including major papers) have been met for non-thesis master's degrees for February degree granting.

Saturday, 20 January, 2018
Application for May degree granting and May Congregation opens.

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 #319
Friday, January 12, 2018

Upcoming Events

Call for Papers: ISGP Cutting Edge Online Journal
2018 Volume 4 Theme: Spirituality in the Modern Western World
The editorial board of Cutting Edge: The Journal of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program (ISGP) is excited to announce the call for papers for the upcoming 2018 (Vol.4) issue. We would like to invite students and scholars to explore and examine the roles and implications of spirituality in the modern age. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the journal, we welcome all academic disciplines, theoretical frameworks and research methodologies to engage in a wide variety of topics related to the theme of interest.
Deadline: April 15, 2018
Details: http://cuttingedge.isgp.ubc.ca/call-for-submissions/

Funding Opportunities

SSHRC Talent Award – 2018 Competition
The SSHRC Talent Award recognizes outstanding achievement by an individual who, on 6 March 2018, holds a SSHRC doctoral or postdoctoral fellowship or scholarship. The Talent Award is given to an individual who maintains academic excellence, has a talent for research and knowledge mobilization and has demonstrated clear potential to be a future leader within and/or outside the academic sector. One Talent Award will be awarded by SSHRC from the nominations submitted by Canadian universities. The Talent Award may be taken up as a fellowship to fund the recipient’s doctoral or postdoctoral research over a one-year period, or may be used, within one year of receiving the award, as a grant to support research, knowledge mobilization or other research-related activities. At least 10 per cent of the award funds must be used to promote the recipient’s research achievements.
Eligibility: A nominee must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada at the time of nomination, must be an active social sciences and humanities researcher or student, and must hold a SSHRC doctoral or postdoctoral fellowship or scholarship on 6 March 2018.
Nomination Deadline: Complete nomination packages must be received by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS) by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, 16 February 2018
For nomination procedures, please consult the G+PS website (https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/sshrc-talent-award). The G+PS contact for this funding opportunity is Junnie Cheung (junnie.cheung@ubc.ca).

Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships
The University of British Columbia offers multi-year fellowships to Master's and doctoral Aboriginal students. Award winners are selected on the basis of academic merit through an annual competition, administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in consultation with the First Nations House of Learning. Approximately a dozen new fellowships are offered each year. Each fellowship provides a stipend of $18,200 per year for doctoral students or a stipend of $16,175 per year for Master's students. Additionally, AGF recipients are eligible to receive tuition funding. Tuition funding will not exceed the current value of the standard doctoral or Master's degree tuition fees. Applicants for Master's funding will receive fellowship funding until the end of their second year of Master’s studies; applicants for doctoral funding will receive fellowship funding for four years or until the end of their fifth year of doctoral studies, whichever comes first. In all cases, continued fellowship support is conditional on satisfactory academic progress. Recipients of Master’s fellowship funding must re-apply to be considered for doctoral funding. All Aboriginal students are eligible to apply, but priority is given to Aboriginal students whose traditional territory falls, at least in part, within Canada. This includes Canadian First Nations, Métis or Inuit students and may include Aboriginal students from Alaska and the northern states of the USA. The University may request further information to confirm Aboriginal eligibility.
Application and nomination details: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/aboriginal-graduate-fellowships
Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 16 February 2018

Friedman Award for Scholars in Health + Information Session Announcement
The Friedman Award for Scholars in Health is open to any UBC graduate student or medical resident studying in the area of health. ‘Health’ is interpreted very broadly, and includes 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.
Information Session - Sign up here for the Friedman Award Info Session, details are listed below:
Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time: 2:00 to 3:30 PM (PST)
Locations:

  1. UBC Point Grey Location (Live) - Life Sciences Centre (2350 Health Sciences Mall), Room 1312 (LSC 1312)
  2. UBC Okanagan Location (Video Conference) - Reichwald Health Sciences Centre, Room 129 (RHS 129)
  3. Paul’s Hospital (Video Conference) - St. Paul’s Hospital 4/5 (SPH 4/5)
  4. Vancouver General Hospital (Video Conference) - Jim Pattison Pavilion, Room 3414 (JPPN 3414)

The Friedman Award for Scholars in Health 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: Awards of up to $50,000 each will be granted for six or more months of study. Award amount will be at the discretion of the adjudication committee. Each recipient of a Friedman Award will be designated a “Friedman Scholar”.
  • Application Deadline: 4:00 PM on Friday, February 23, 2018

For further information about this award opportunity, please visit: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/friedman-award-scholars-health

"Search for Jugaad" Competition
In recognizing that every country faces it’s own unique challenges in accessing education, The Walking School Bus invites you to join the “Search for Jugaad” - searching for inventive and scalable grassroots ideas that can empower communities to face and solve the educational challenges in their own backyard. The contest winner will receive $1000 USD, mentorship to help bring their idea to fruition, and an expenses paid trip on TWSB’s India Expedition to implment their idea. The Walking School Bus aims to increase opportunity through its holistic and research-based approach to educational attainment.
Submission Deadline: January 24, 2018
Details/To apply: https://thewalkingschoolbus.com/jugaad

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.

INDS 502C 001 / SOWK 570K 001: Historical Memory and Social Reconstruction
Instructor: Dr. Pilar Riano-Alcala
January - April 2018, Winter Term 2
Wednesday, 9:00 - 12:00pm, Jack Bell 224
Through critical reading, presentations, activities, guest speakers and debates, the course 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, recovering from disaster, in transitional periods or in communities seeking to come to terms with systemic state abuse, repression and the breakdown of their social worlds.

Work Opportunities

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ISGP Weekly Student Newsletter
Issue #318
Friday, January 5, 2018

Upcoming Events

Practical Tips for Growing your Network (with Dr. Jenn Gardy)
Thu, Jan 18, 9:30 AM– 12 PM @ Michael Smith Laboratories
Register at: www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16610-practical-tips-growing-your-network

Attend UBC’s 2018 Student Leadership Conference, Jan 13 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4199

Webinar on Upgrading your LinkedIn profile, Jan 18 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4232

Leveraging Your Science Degree webinar, Feb 22 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/4233

IETC – 2018 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
AUGUST 08-10, 2018, Indiana University, College of Education Bloomington, IL, USA
The main aim of the IETC Conference is to bring together scholars, researchers, educators, students, professionals and other groups who are interested in education and technology to present their works in this academic platform.
Abstract Submission:    August 03, 2018
Registration Deadline:  August 03, 2018
Full Paper Submission: September 21, 2018
For more information about IETC  2018, please check our website: http://www.iet-c.net
For all conference information kindly contact us via     ietcconferences@gmail.com

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 2019 Special Volume of Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies
“Engaging and Extending the Work of Julie Thompson Klein”
Guest Editor: Tanya Augsburg
Co-Editors: Gretchen Schulz and P. Sven Arvidson
Intention to Submit Deadline:                 January 20, 2018
Essay Proposal Submission Deadline:    March 15, 2018
Submission Deadline:                               November 30, 2018
In anticipation of the first Association of Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS) conference in Europe, hosted by the University of Amsterdam in 2019, AIS will devote a special volume of its journal Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) to engaging and extending the work of scholar and former AIS president Julie Thompson Klein, who has been instrumental in building connections worldwide among scholars and practitioners of inter- and trans-disciplinarity. This special volume will further develop her commitments to interdisciplinary education, inter- and trans-disciplinary research, digital humanities, team science, and other areas. The 2019 special volume will be a focused collection of new essays that situate Dr. Klein’s work while cultivating new connections between existing and nascent currents of inter- and trans-disciplinarity. Prospective authors should e-mail their essay proposals and submissions as attachments in Microsoft Word to Tanya Augsburg (tanya@sfsu.edu), who will be guest editing this volume alongside the journal’s co-editors Gretchen Schulz and P. Sven Arvidson. Complete documents of accepted proposal submissions should be submitted by November 30, 2018 per specifications on the AIS website: https://oakland.edu/ais/publications/

Funding Opportunities

CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements - 3rd intake for 2017-2018
The Canada Graduate Scholarships - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high-calibre 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 contribute to strengthening the potential for collaboration between Canadian and foreign institutions. The Tri-Agency has launched a third intake for the 2017-2018 competition with the intention of awarding the remaining supplements from the two previous intakes. CIHR has sufficient funds for approximately 25 awards, NSERC has sufficient funds for approximately 18 awards, and SSHRC has sufficient funds for approximately 13 awards. Eligible applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Complete and eligible applications will be forwarded to the funding agencies as they are received by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Applicant eligibility: Open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who hold a Vanier CGS or a Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) at the Master's or doctoral level. Please note that international students who hold a Vanier CGS are not eligible for this award.
Award value: Up to CAD $6,000 for three to six months
Applicant deadline: First come, first served - Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications well in advance of the deadline: 4:00 p.m. on Friday, 26 January 2018.
For details about this competition, please see: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/canada-graduate-scholarship-michael-smith-foreign-study-supplement-3rd-call

Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships
The Open Scholarship is available to graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere. One Open Scholarship is awarded each year. The value has recently been approximately $8,500 but is subject to change. The Traveling Scholarship is available to graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in the United States or the United Kingdom in the areas of international relations or industrial relations (including the international or industrial relations aspects of law, history, politics and economics). Recently four scholarships of $10,500 each have been awarded annually, but the number and the amount is subject to change.
Students apply to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies directly.
Details about eligibility and application process: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/mackenzie-king-memorial-scholarships
G+PS application deadline: Thursday, 1 February 2018

Friedman Award for Scholars in Health
The Friedman Award for Scholars in Health is open to any UBC graduate student or medical resident studying in the area of health. ‘Health’ is interpreted very broadly, and includes 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. The Friedman Award for Scholars in Health 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: Awards of up to $50,000 each will be granted for six or more months of study. Award amount will be at the discretion of the adjudication committee. Each recipient of a Friedman Award will be designated a “Friedman Scholar”.
Application Deadline: 4pm on Friday, 23 February 2018
For further information about this award opportunity, please visit: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/friedman-award-scholars-health

Centre for Applied Ethics Graduate Fellowship
The Centre for Applied Ethics (CAE) invites graduate students with a research interest in ethics to speak with a CAE faculty member regarding a one-year fellowship for up to $20,000. The student's research will have an ethics component and a CAE faculty member will serve on the student's committee. The fellowship would be available for one year during which time the student will be focused on the ethics component. To support the student, they will be a fellow at the CAE with other students and post-docs, given shared office space and funds with which to host an invited scholar. For more details, please follow this link: https://ethics.ubc.ca/graduate-fellowship-in-applied-ethics/

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.

INDS 502C 001 / SOWK 570K 001: Historical Memory and Social Reconstruction
Instructor: Dr. Pilar Riano-Alcala
January - April 2018, Winter Term 2
Wednesday, 9:00 - 12:00pm, Jack Bell 224
Through critical reading, presentations, activities, guest speakers and debates, the course 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, recovering from disaster, in transitional periods or in communities seeking to come to terms with systemic state abuse, repression and the breakdown of their social worlds.

Work Opportunities

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