Department Awards

Deadline

Check with graduate program

Annual Value

Various

Citizenship

Canadian
Permanent Resident
International

Degree Level

Masters
Doctoral
 

UBC graduate programs nominate graduate students for a number of awards funded by donors and the university. Nominees are selected by graduate programs from applications submitted by students through an open competition or from nominations submitted by faculty members. Award descriptions can be reviewed via the searchable awards database administered by the Student Financial Assistance and Awards office.

 

Eligibility

The terms of eligibility for each award are described in the calendar award description. The award descriptions and values are subject to change from year to year; therefore it is important that graduate programs and students select the correct award session when verifying the terms and amounts of a particular award.

Graduate Awards

Award descriptions which state "...in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies" are restricted to graduate students. These awards are assigned by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Open Awards

Award descriptions which state "... in the case of graduate students, the award is made in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies" are open to both undergraduate and graduate UBC students. These awards are assigned by the Student Financial Assistance and Awards office; however, graduate student recommendations for these awards must first be sent to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for review.

Application Procedures

In some cases, students are required to submit a funding application to their graduate program; in other cases, students are considered automatically. Students should contact their graduate program to discuss application / nomination procedures.

 

Nomination Procedures

Graduate programs are required to provide award recommendations for graduate students to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Further information can be found in the Grad Admin section of this website.

 

Profiles of Award Holders

Alice Palmer

Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry (PhD)
Pulp and Paper Industry Transformation in the 21st Century: Exploring Evidence of Change

Carolyn Baer

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (PhD)
Metacognition and Social Interaction in Children

Natalia Balyasnikova

Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education (PhD)
Culture, identity, and belonging of senior ESL learners: A case study at a community-based program

Rajat Jain

Master of Applied Science in Civil Engineering (MASc)
Development of passive membrane filtration systems for drinking water treatment

Teilhard Paradela

Doctor of Philosophy in History (PhD)
Audiences Exposed: Communication and Discipline in the Philippines in the late 20th Century

Bingyu (Gloria) Liu

Doctor of Philosophy in Law (PhD)
The China Problem in Africa’s Environmental Governance: A Multi-Level Regulatory Analysis of Chinese Multinationals’ Behaviour and Motivation

Stephanie Nakagawa

Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice (DMA)
Canadian Opera Aria Anthology for Soprano

Robyn McClure

Doctor of Philosophy in School Psychology (PhD)
Those who know the most and care the least: How empathy and social power predict roles in bullying situations

Seth Tigchelaar

Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience (PhD)
MicroRNA Biomarkers for Acute Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury