The Killam Connection program provides up to $25,000 to enable UBC faculty to host an innovative and interdisciplinary research forum and graduate course focused around a theme of general interest and public importance, and including a series of invited scholars. The purpose of the Killam Connection is to provide an opportunity for faculty and graduate students to engage with leading scholars on matters of importance, and for students to gain experience developing and possibly implementing scholarly projects oriented to a public impact.
Please note: the Killam Connection program is now OPEN. Please see below for details.
- The course is to be hosted at UBC-V.
- A minimum of five public lectures are to be held.
- UBC-O faculty may contribute to an application as a co-leader or part of the organizing committee, and UBC-O trainees may participate through a variety of means (e.g., videoconferencing).
- Subject matter that is of current interest and importance to scholars, students and the broader community
- Strong potential to attract a large number of faculty and students to participate from a range of disciplines
- Demonstrated understanding of the field, and of the potential for impactful public scholarship
- High caliber of invited speakers as scholars and public speakers
- Interest of speakers (e.g., email response from speaker stating they may be interested in participating)
- Strong potential for graduate students’ development in the content area and in public scholarship
- Approval from the participating departments for credit of the proposed course
- Appropriately justified budget
- Seminar topic not currently available as a UBC graduate course
- Potential for new initiatives and collaborations to emerge from the forum
The Office of the Dean and Vice-Provost of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies invites all faculty members to submit a proposal for the re-launched Killam Connection program.
The Killam Connection program provides up to $25,000 to enable UBC faculty to host an innovative and interdisciplinary research forum and graduate course focused around a theme of general interest and public importance, including a series of invited scholars and various aspects of public scholarship. The purpose of the Killam Connection program is to provide an opportunity for faculty and graduate students to engage with leading scholars on matters of importance, and for students to gain experience developing and possibly implementing scholarly projects aimed at a public impact. The course should be available to students by in one of the following terms: September 2019, January 2020, or September 2020.
All faculty members are invited and encouraged to apply. The first step of applications is to submit a Letter of Intent to the attention of Dr. Serbulent Turan, Public Scholarship Coordinator, at serbulent.turan(at)ubc.ca. The letter should state your interest, a broad description of the course and its potential appeal to graduate students from various departments and faculties, a list of potential public speakers, and ideas about the public scholarship component. The deadline for the letter of intent for 2019-2020 Killam Connection projects is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019.
An adjudication committee will be formed by G+PS and comprise faculty from a variety of fields.