Advance, September 2019: Spotlight on Associate Dean, new enrolment and admissions data and more

Spotlight: Laura Sly, Associate Dean, G+PS

This issue of Advance features a spotlight on Laura Sly, Associate Dean, Academic, at Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, where she talks about her new appointment and next steps for advancing graduate student education at UBC. 

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New admission and enrolment data added to GEAR site

The Graduate Education Analysis and Research (GEAR) site, which provides the university community and external agencies with a range of statistical reports, data analyses, and surveys on UBC graduate students and programs, was updated in August to include new admission and enrolment data. 

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Introducing UBC’s 2018-19 Banting Postdoctoral Fellows

Five Postdoctoral Fellows from UBC have received 2018-19 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships. These fellowships, awarded annually to the best and brightest postdoctoral applicants both national and international, provide each researcher with $140,000 over two years. 

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Evidence-based fellowship adjudication

Julian Dierkes, Associate Dean, Funding, at Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies talks about strategies for maximizing graduate student success for fellowship competitions. Learn what we can offer and let us know how we can collaborate with your program to improve results.

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Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship applications now open

Applications are now being accepted for the Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships. Those selected to receive fellowships are deemed "likely to contribute to the advancement of learning or to win distinction in a profession." Supervisors who have identified applicants of this calibre are encouraged to work with these candidates in preparing an application package. Deadline for departments to submit nominations to G+PS is November 8, 2019.

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UBC Information & Opportunities

  • To keep personal information at UBC secure, faculty and staff are required to update their Campus-Wide Login (CWL) account to an 'Enhanced CWL' account by November 1, 2019. Ensure you have uninterrupted access to CWL-enabled applications. MORE INFO >
  • Do you partner with a community organization? If so, your partner may be eligible for up to $1,500 in funding from UBC’s Partnership Recognition Fund. MORE INFO >
  • Small Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) Innovation projects are intended to advance UBC’s strategic goals relating to transformative learning. The application deadline is November 14 at 3pm.  MORE INFO >
  • The Interdisciplinary Team-Teaching Grant (ITTG) is a special call within the 2020 Small TLEF round, aimed at encouraging the enhancement of interdisciplinary teaching at UBC with funding and central support resources. The application deadline is November 14 at 3pm. MORE INFO >
  • The Open Educational Resources Fund aims to support affordable and inclusive access to learning materials through the adaption, adoption, development, and integration of open educational resources within UBC credit courses. The application deadline is November 29 at 3pm. MORE INFO


Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies has put together a guide outlining tips and resources (CWL login required) for faculty to use in their recruitment efforts. Do you have any questions our suggestions to enhance this document? We welcome your feedback at