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.
UBC Graduate Student Places 2nd in Global U21 3MT Event
Tuesday, 3 November 2015
UBC’s Dean and Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is pictured here presenting Zoe with her U21 3MT award certificate. Congratulations go out to UBC Linguistics PhD student Zoe Wai-Man Lam who has received the 2nd place Highly Commended award from the judging panel in the third annual Universitas 21 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Global Final.
UBC Killam 2015 Recap
Tuesday, 27 October 2015
UBC Killam Prof. Emeritus David Dolphin enjoying last year's Killam Celebration with members of the Killam family. This past week the UBC community celebrated the 2015 UBC Killam Scholars. These various faculty, postdoctoral fellows and doctoral students have gained the distinction of receiving a Killam award in support of the teaching, research and scholary work they are conducting at UBC.
UBC Launches a Pilot Public Scholars Initiative for Doctoral Students
Tuesday, 13 October 2015
The UBC Public Scholars Initiative (PSI) was launched as an innovative pilot program intended to explore how a top-tier university can offer PhD pathways that encourage purposeful social contribution, innovative forms of collaborative scholarship, and broader career readiness for doctoral students.