Dr. Julian Dierkes appointed as the new Associate Dean, Funding
Monday, 8 January 2018
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Julian Dierkes to the position of Associate Dean, Funding, effective January 1, 2018. He is taking over from Dr. Janice Eng, who completed her term in December. We are extraordinary grateful to Dr. Eng for the exceptional competence, collegiality, and commitment she brought to this important role over the past three years.
Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring announced
Monday, 4 December 2017
Associate Professor in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Dr. Eric Jan, and Professor in Sociology, Dr. Anne Martin-Matthews, received the Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring for their passion and dedication to mentoring students to reach their full potential as researchers.
Public Scholars Initiative project report now available
Friday, 27 October 2017
The report on the first two years of the pilot project Public Scholars Initiative is ready. Now in its third year, the PSI has funded 115 students from all disciplines across UBC who have worked and are working as part of their doctoral scholarship with over 100 different partner organizations in 32 countries.
ISGP Welcomes Incoming Chair, Barbara Weber
Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Barbara Weber has been appointed chair of the Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program (ISGP). Barbara is an associate professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education, and an associate of the UBC Philosophy Department.
Friedman Foundation supports graduate students through UBC's largest endowed scholarship
Wednesday, 12 July 2017
PhD student Kaylee Byers named one of 2017 Friedman Scholars in Health--UBC's largest endowed scholarship, thanks to the generousity of the Constance Livingstone Friedman and Sydney Friedman Foundation.
Announcing GreatSupervisor Week at UBC!
Monday, 8 May 2017
Do you have a great graduate supervisor? From May 8 to 14, 2017, graduate students are invited to let everyone know! Offer kudos using #GreatSupervisor #UBC on Twitter and Facebook, or visit grad.ubc.ca/greatsupervisor to add your comments and see what students have to say.
UBC PhD Career Outcomes report, website, now available
Thursday, 13 April 2017
The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies has conducted a survey of 3,805 PhD students who graduated between 2005-2013 to learn about their career trajectory. The results have now been released in a report and an interactive microsite: outcomes.grad.ubc.ca.
Public Scholars Initiative receives 2016/17 Helen McCrae Award
Tuesday, 4 April 2017
On March 30, 2016, the Public Scholars Initiative (PSI) received the 2016/17 Helen McCrae Award during the UBC Vancouver Student Development Awards. This award recognizes a service for students provided by the AMS, GSS, or UBC in honour of Helen McCrae’s commitment and contributions to community.
Video: Engaging Education for Public Good
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
The first event of the 2017 PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series took place on 26 January 2017. In this event, Engaging Education for Public Good, 7 PhD students from UBC's Public Scholars Initiative talked about their education-related research, and how it can make a positive contribution in and out of the university. Watch the full video here.
NSERC Recognizes UBC PhD Student for Innovative Interdisciplinary Research
Tuesday, 7 February 2017
Amir Abdi, a UBC PhD student, has received the $10,000 NSERC Gilles Brassard Doctoral Prize for Interdisciplinary Research. Abdi and his team use dentistry and computer science to develop technology that accurately models patient-specific jaw motions. This research has the potential to improve the treatment of patients with head and neck cancers.
Wednesday, 18 January 2017
https://masterclasses.nature.com/UBC provides a one year subscription to Nature Masterclasses online trainings that cover how to get the most out of the writing process, how the manuscript selection process works, what happens to your paper after submission, and what it takes to get published in top journals.
Michael Muthukrishna wins the 2016 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Social Sciences
Tuesday, 13 December 2016
Michael Muthukrishna (PhD ’15) has received the 2016 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Social Sciences, for his dissertation, The Cultural Brain Hypothesis and the Transmission and Evolution of Culture.
New multi-year University Doctoral Fellowships will support outstanding international students
Thursday, 8 December 2016
International students applying to a doctoral program at UBC Vancouver now have a new funding option. The University Doctoral Fellowships will support approximately 35 new international students each year with a five-year funding package.
Leading the Way Towards a Low-Carbon Future, UBC’s 1st Killam Connections Course, Starts January
Thursday, 24 November 2016
UBC’s first Killam Connections course, Leading the Way Towards a Low-Carbon Future, is an interdisciplinary examination of how climate science, technology, economics and policy might drive greenhouse gas reductions. The course will feature guest lectures by international experts.
Vote for your favourite in the U21 3MT Competition!
Tuesday, 11 October 2016
UBC PhD candidate Craig Jones is competing for the top prize in the U21 3MT Competition. Between now and October 24, watch Craig’s presentation, The War Lawyers, at u213mt.com, and then vote for your favourite three minute thesis!
PSI Announces its 2016-17 Scholars
Monday, 19 September 2016
Now entering its second year, UBC's Public Scholars Initiative (PSI) welcomes 40 new doctoral students to its network, in addition to the 39 from last year. Congratulations to our 2016-17 scholars! Stay tuned for upcoming PSI events in the fall.