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.
PSI's First Graduate Dr. Sarah Munro Receives Prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowships
Thursday, 18 August 2016
As an outstanding doctoral student and first graduate of UBC's Public Scholars Initiative (PSI), Dr. Sarah Munro (Interdisciplinary Studies) is now set to continue her knowledge translation research through a postdoc co-funded by CIHR and MSFHR.
2016/17 Killam Doctoral Scholarship Recipients Announced
Thursday, 14 July 2016
Thirty-one UBC doctoral candidates have received a Killam Doctoral Scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year. These awards are available to students in all disciplines, and this year’s winners are researching areas across the intellectual spectrum, from anthropology to zoology.
Congratulations to the UBC finalists in the International Policy Ideas Challenge
Wednesday, 6 July 2016
Two UBC teams are among the top finalists in Global Affairs Canada's inaugural International Policy Ideas Challenge, which invited graduate students and PDFs to submit proposals on a wide range of topics.
Aboriginal PhD student Dustin King receives Governor General’s Gold Medal
Tuesday, 21 June 2016
On May 25th, Dustin King accepted his PhD degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Governor General’s Gold Medal for most outstanding academic record among UBC’s more than 300 doctoral recipients in all disciplines.
The Socially Responsible University
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Listen to the recording: How can the 21st century university best contribute to the public good, and make a meaningful impact in addressing global challenges? Featuring academic leaders in social responsibility, the Socially Responsible University Panel sought answers to such questions.
Leadership transition in VP Research and International
Friday, 15 April 2016
After more than a decade of outstanding service to UBC as Vice-President, Research and International, Dr. John Hepburn has announced he is stepping down effective May 28 to assume a new role as Vice-President, Research at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research in Toronto.
PSI March Info Sessions
Thursday, 18 February 2016
Listen to the recording: UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative (PSI) provides academic and financial support (up to $10,000), professional development, and networking opportunities for doctoral students pursuing impactful, collaborative scholarship relevant to a diversity of careers.
Innovation, University, and the Public Good
Sunday, 7 February 2016
Joining as a guest speaker to UBC Public Scholars Initiative's innovation-themed research talk event, UBC's Innovation Catalyst Angus Livingstone discussed how universities (and its graduate students) can promote innovation while purposefully generating positive social impact.
Event: Innovation for Public Good
Wednesday, 20 January 2016
Promoting innovation is central to the mandate of a research-intensive university; so is advancing the public good. But how do they go together? In the second event of the PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series, seven PhD students from UBC's Public Scholars Initiative share how they've made that connection in their dissertation research.
Five Lessons on Rethinking the PhD
Tuesday, 19 January 2016
The Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) brought together faculty, staff, and students to continue the conversation on the future of the PhD, and how we can better prepare ourselves for it. Here are some takeaways.
Congratulations to UBC’s Newest Vanier Scholarship Recipients
Monday, 7 December 2015
Last month the federal government announced the 2015-16 recipients of the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Of the 166 recipients, 25 are pursuing graduate degrees at the University of British Columbia (UBC).
Report: UBC's Public Scholars Initiative as a way to "rethink the PhD"
Monday, 30 November 2015
In a recently published report featured by the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies, UBC Dean and Vice-Provost of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Susan Porter and Assistant Dean Jennifer Phelps introduce the Public Scholars Initiative as a pilot program offering an integrated approach to doctoral scholarship and career development.