Honouring this year's Indigenous graduates
Thursday, 25 June 2020
Congratulations to all Indigenous graduate students who graduated in 2020! On June 27, the First Nations House of Learning is hosting a virtual graduation celebration to honour and recognize the educational achievements of participating Indigenous graduates.
Congratulations to the graduating class of 2020!
Tuesday, 16 June 2020
This year’s Spring graduation will be held online, and while the ceremony will include many elements of a traditional ceremony, there will be some unique ones as well. More than 1,270 master's and doctoral students have earned the right to cross the virtual stage this year, and we wish all of them the very best in their future endeavours.
Meet this year’s Governor General’s Gold Medal recipients
Monday, 8 June 2020
The Governor General’s Gold Medal is an opportunity to honour the best in the graduating class within the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. One gold medal is awarded to the graduate student who has achieved the most outstanding academic record as a master’s student completing a thesis. And a second gold medal is awarded to the student who has achieved the most outstanding academic record as a doctoral student.
Public Scholar alumna wins the Starkey-Robinson Award for Graduate Research on Canada
Wednesday, 27 May 2020
Public Scholars Initiative alumna, Jessica Hallenbeck, has won the Canadian Association of Geographers’ Starkey-Robinson Award for Graduate Research on Canada, in recognition of high-quality graduate research that furthers understanding of the geography of Canada.
Working Towards Change: MPPGA Alumni Confront the COVID-19 Crisis
Wednesday, 29 April 2020
Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) alumni are responding to the COVID-19 situation with policies, recommendations, and actions in professional roles that span the public and private sectors, and non-governmental agencies. We heard from twelve MPPGA alumni about what their current policy work entails and how is it impacting their organization and key stakeholders, both in Canada and across the world.
On this International Women’s Day, meet our amazing grad students
Sunday, 8 March 2020
In honour of this year’s International Women’s Day, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies wants to highlight some of the amazing research by our graduate students. From studying socio-cultural dynamics that shape our perceptions of morality, to practicing empowerment journalism, to mapping Indigenous sovereignty through assurgency, the breadth and range of research projects is vast.
Interview with G+PS Dean on why and how doctoral education needs to change
Monday, 3 February 2020
Dr. Susan Porter, past President of the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies and Dean & Vice-Provost of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at the University of British Columbia(UBC), shared her reflections on why and how doctoral education needs to change to better serve academia and society in the 21st century, at the 4th UKCGE International Conference on Doctoral Education and Training.
Congratulations to this fall's graduating master’s and doctoral students!
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
From November 27 to November 29, UBC holds graduation ceremonies to students receiving their baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. Everyone crossing the stage this fall has their own story of hard work, challenges, setbacks, and achievements. Some of these year’s graduates include:
Graduate Student Wellbeing Ambassador Training and Support Program launched
Tuesday, 10 September 2019
The purpose of the all-day training program is to build the capacity of graduate students to become a Graduate Student Wellbeing Ambassador (GSWA) for their peers, and to provide health information and resource support to graduate students in order to improve their overall wellbeing.
G+PS staff member receives 2019 President’s Staff Award
Monday, 26 August 2019
Our warm congratulations to G+PS staff member Kelli Kadokawa on receiving the 2019 President’s Staff Award under the Community Engagement category. The President’s Staff Awards recognize contributions in advancing diversity and inclusion, community engagement, creativity and innovation, emerging leadership, enhancing the UBC experience, leadership and wellbeing.
Recipient of Killam Connection 2019-2020 announced
Thursday, 15 August 2019
The Office of the Dean and Vice-Provost of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is proud to announce that the winner of the 2019-2020 Killam Connection competition is the “Healthy Aging: From Cells to Societies”course proposed by Dr. Eli Puterman (CRC in Physical Activity and Health) from the School of Kinesiology.
New support group series for graduate student mental health and wellbeing
Friday, 9 August 2019
We are pleased to announce a new joint pilot initiative with Counselling Services, Wellbeing and Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies designed to offer additional mental health and wellbeing support geared specifically towards graduate students and centered around known stressors many graduate students are faced with.
2019 SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship and Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship announced
Tuesday, 16 July 2019
Today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced more than $285 million for over 6,900 researchers and graduate students across Canada. This investment, through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), will fund research in areas including education, immigration, Indigenous health and the environment.
Congratulations to the 2019 graduating master’s and doctoral students!
Wednesday, 22 May 2019
From May 22 to May 30, UBC is holding graduation ceremonies to honour thousands of students receiving their baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. Everyone crossing the stage this spring has their own story of hard work, challenges, setbacks, and achievements.
Congratulations to this year's #GreatSupervisors
Wednesday, 22 May 2019
May 6-12, 2019 was the third annual Great Supervisor Week at UBC, when students were invited to give kudos to their graduate supervisors using the hashtags #GreatSupervisor and #UBC. These are just a few of the ways our students feel their faculty are helping mentor them:
UBC professor wins 2019 CAGS Award for Outstanding Graduate Mentorship
Wednesday, 15 May 2019
Matei Ripeanu, UBC Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, in the Faculty of Applied Science, is the winner of the 2019 Award for Outstanding Graduate Mentorship, given by the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies. The award recognizes graduate faculty members with a record of outstanding mentorship of graduate students under their supervision.
Two UBC students are finalists in the 2019 SSHRC’s Storyteller challenge
Monday, 15 April 2019
Miriam Miller, a doctoral student in Human Development, Learning and Culture program, in the Faculty of Education, and SIQI Xiao, a masters student in Sociology program, in the Faculty of Arts, are among the 25 finalists of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)'s 2019 Storytellers challenge.
Congratulations to the master’s and doctoral students graduating this November!
Tuesday, 27 November 2018
From November 28 to November 30, UBC holds graduation ceremonies to students receiving their baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. Everyone crossing the stage this fall has their own story of hard work, challenges, setbacks, and achievements.
U21/PwC Innovation Challenge is launched
Tuesday, 9 October 2018
What is the U21/PwC competition? This online competition challenges U21 students to respond to contemporary, globally-important work-related issues (set by PwC) via a short three-minute video. The videos are judged by PwC and their clients, who are leaders in graduate career development. The challenge offers students the opportunity to apply their knowledge to ‘real-world’ situations and reflect on their own experiences.