Deadline Centre

IMPORTANT: These deadlines are particularly for graduate students. There are additional deadlines in the UBC Academic Calendar that apply to all students.
Name Deadline Description
Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for December 31 2016 end date Friday, 06 January 2017

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for December 31 2016 program end date. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for Winter Session Term 2.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (December 31, 2016 Program End Date) Friday, 06 January 2017

Fourth of four deadlines for December 31, 2016 Program End Date.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for December 31, 2016 Program End Date.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for December 31 2016 end date Friday, 06 January 2017

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for December 31 2016 program end date. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for Winter Session Term 2.

3M National Student Fellowship Monday, 16 January 2017 The 3M National Student Fellowship honours up to ten full-time university students at Canadian institutions who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their lives and at their college or university. These students embrace a vision of quality education that enhances their academic experience and beyond. Each winner will receive an award of $5,000 to be spent at the winner’s discretion and will also participate in a 3M National Student Fellowship Program retreat. 
Canadian Water Resources Association Scholarship Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2017); Agency deadline: Monday, 30 January 2017 The Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA) annually offers five scholarships to graduate students whose programs of study focus on applied, natural, or social science aspects of water resources.
Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (February 2017 Degree Granting) Friday, 20 January 2017

Fourth of four deadlines for February 2017 Degree Granting.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for February 2017 Degree Granting.

SSHRC Talent Award Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2017); Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 24 February 2017 The SSHRC Talent Award recognizes outstanding achievement by a current SSHRC doctoral or postdoctoral fellowship or scholarship holder. The Talent Award is given to an individual who maintains academic excellence, has a talent for research and knowledge mobilization and has demonstrated clear potential to be a future leader within and/or outside the academic sector. One Talent Award will be awarded by SSHRC from the nominations submitted by Canadian universities.
Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement - 3rd Call CIHR and NSERC: first come, first served (by 4:00pm on Friday, 20 January 2017) CIHR and NSERC have launched a third intake for the 2016 competition of the Canada Graduate Scholarships - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement with the intention of awarding the remaining supplements from the two previous intakes. Eligible applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. (Updated: 14 Dec 2016)
CAGS/ProQuest-UMI Distinguished Dissertation Awards Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2017); Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 17 February 2017 The CAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards recognize Canadian doctoral dissertations that make unusually significant and original contributions to their academic field.
Governor General's Gold Medal Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2017); Graduate programs: check with the Dean's office of your disciplinary Faculty Gold medals are awarded to the graduating students with the most outstanding academic records in a doctoral degree and in a Master's degree with thesis.
Last day for application for February 2017 degree granting and May 2017 Congregation Friday, 20 January 2017

Last day for applications for degree granting and Congregation to be submitted to Enrolment Services by all graduate students expecting to have degrees granted in February 2017. Congregation ceremony will be in May 2017. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for February 2017 degree granting Friday, 20 January 2017

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees to be granted in February 2017. Congregation will be in May 2017.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for February 2017 degree granting Friday, 20 January 2017

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for degrees to be granted in February 2017. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm. Congregation will be in May 2017.

Application for May 2017 degree granting and Congregation opens. Saturday, 21 January 2017

Application for May 2017 degree granting and Congregation opens.

London Goodenough Association of Canada Scholarship Monday, 23 January 2017 Scholarships are offered towards the cost of accommodation at Goodenough College, the pre-eminent residential college for international graduate students in London.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (Spring 2017 Graduation) Friday, 27 January 2017

Second of four deadlines for Spring 2017 graduation.

J.A. Campbell Young Investigator Award Tuesday, 31 January 2017 The J. A. Campbell Young Investigator Award of $5,000 for any kind of research into Celiac Disease and / or Gluten Sensitivity is available to students and those who have recently completed degrees.
J.A. Campbell Research Award Tuesday, 31 January 2017 A grant to a maximum of $25,000 is offered for research projects in Canada related to Celiac Disease and/or Gluten Sensitivity. The CCA is open to all types of relevant research and is not restricted to medical research.
Soroptimist Foundation of Canada Grants for Women Graduate Students Tuesday, 31 January 2017 The Soroptimist Foundation of Canada annually offers several $7,500 grants to female graduate students in Canada to assist them with university studies which will qualify them for careers which will improve the quality of women's lives.
Linda Michaluk Scholarship Tuesday, 31 January 2017 The Linda Michaluk Scholarship of $2,500 is awarded annually by the College of Applied Biology to full-time students enrolled in a Canadian post-graduate program of study that is relevant to the advancement of science-informed decision making, or to the development of laws and regulations that affect the practice of natural resource management.
Dr. Jim McDonald Scholarship for Northern Research Tuesday, 31 January 2017 The Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Research (ACUNS), with the support of the family of the late Dr. Jim McDonald, is sponsoring one scholarship valued at $5,000 for Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada currently enrolled in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities as these pertain to Canada’s north and its inhabitants. Community-based-research, interdisciplinary research and local Aboriginal collaboration will be given special consideration, as will those that can demonstrate a specific focus to their project.
Caribou Research and Management Award Tuesday, 31 January 2017 Caribou Research and Management Award is offered to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada enrolled in college or university pursuing studies that contribute to the understanding of barren-ground caribou and their habitat, or that would have application to caribou conservation and management.
Parliamentary Internship Programme Tuesday, 31 January 2017 The Parliamentary Internship Programme provides a 10-month internship with Members of Parliament in Ottawa.
Canadian Northern Studies Trust Awards Tuesday, 31 January 2017 The Canadian Northern Studies Awards support students undertaking research that includes northern or circumpolar fieldwork.
Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships 4:00pm on Wednesday, 01 February 2017 Mackenzie King Scholarships support graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere.
Kawasaki Disease Canada Student Research Award Likely in February 2017 The Kawasaki Disease Canada Student Research Award recognizes excellence in student research related to any aspect of Kawasaki disease. Research may be bio-medical, clinical, educational, epidemiological or psycho-social in nature. The research may form part of a larger research project/program, but there must be a portion clearly attributable to the applicant.
David Suzuki Fellowship Wednesday, 01 February 2017
Graduate Global Leadership Fellowship Applicants: check with graduate program (likely February 2017); Graduate program nomination deadline: late February 2017 Fellowships for international students with leadership in humanitarian and development work in their home country
Pursuit Award Friday, 03 February 2017 The Pursuit Awards recognize PhD students from across the globe for their outstanding achievements in childhood disability research. The focus of the student/graduate's research must be in the area of applied or clinical research and linked to childhood disability.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (April 30, 2017 Program End Date) Friday, 10 February 2017

Second of four deadlines for program completion by April 30, 2017.

NPRB Graduate Student Research Awards Friday, 10 February 2017 North Pacific Research Board will award up to six Graduate Student Research Awards (GSRAs) of $25,000 each for the opportunity to address scientific, technological, and socio-economic issues relating to the research themes identified in the 2005 NPRB Science Plan.
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2017); Graduate program nomination deadline: 4:00pm on Friday, 10 February 2017 Multi-year fellowships are offered to Aboriginal graduate students.
Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowship Likely in February 2017 The Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowships support Canadian citizens engaged in doctoral studies in Chemistry, Physics, or Electronics (including Electrical Engineering and Computer Science).
James E. Axelson Outstanding Graduate Scholar Award Likely Wednesday, 15 February 2017 This award in honour of Professor Emeritus James E. Axelson provides $35,000 CDN per year for 2 years to successful applicants.
Wayne Riggs Interdisciplinary Doctoral Scholarship in Pharmaceutical Sciences Likely Wednesday, 15 February 2017 The Wayne Riggs Interdisciplinary Doctoral Scholarship in Pharmaceutical Sciences provides $35,000 per year for 2 years to successful applicants in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
SERB-UBC Scholarship Spring 2017 This award, a collaboration between The Science and Engineering Research Board, India (SERB) and UBC, provides up to 5 scholarships per year to PHD candidates in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. It includes a monthly living allowance of $2,000 plus funding by UBC covering the tuition costs.
Friedman Award for Scholars in Health February 22nd, 2017 at 4PM PST
Neporany Doctoral Fellowship Likely 01 March 2017 The Neporany Doctoral Fellowship, offered by the Canadian Foundation for Ukranian Studies, will be awarded to one or more doctoral students specializing on Ukraine in political science, economics, and related fields (social sciences and political, economic, and social history).
Stasiuk Master's Research Fellowship Likely 1 March 2017 Stasiuk Master's Research Fellowship is awarded annually to a student writing a thesis on a Ukrainian or Ukrainian-Canadian topic in the area of education, history, law, humanities, arts, social sciences, women’s studies, or library sciences. Because funding is for thesis work only, all other degree requirements must be completed by the time the award is taken up.
Foreign Government Awards Program - Korea Likely in March 2017 The Government of Korea through the National Institute for International Education Development offers scholarships to Canadians for study/research at the graduate level.
Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships Programs Likely early March 2017 Academic scholarships are awarded to undertake graduate studies that lead to a degree (Master’s or Ph.D.) and/or graduate research at a university or higher learning institution in an OAS Member State. The competition is open to students in all disciplines (natural sciences, engineering, humanities, social sciences and arts). Scholarships are not offered for studies in the medical sciences and the learning of new languages.
Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) Travel Award Check with graduate program - likely in early March 2017 CIHR offers limited travel award funding to PhD students in health sciences for the Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF).
Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities Check with graduate program; G+PS nomination deadline will be in early to mid-March 2017 Named in honor of the first president of the Council of Graduate Schools and first presented in 1972, this award is made annually to a scholar-teacher in the humanities. The recipient must be teaching in a North American university, have earned a doctorate within 7 years of the award date, and have written a book of scholarly importance. Subjects fields are selected annually. Awards have been made in literature, history, linguisitics, foreign languages, philosophy, archaeology and musicology.
Dan David Prize Scholarship Friday, 10 March 2017 The Dan David Prize awards scholarships to doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, carrying out research in one of the selected fields for the current year. 2017-18 selected fields are past time dimension - Archaeology and Natural Sciences; present time dimension - Literature; future time dimension - Astronomy.
DEGIRS Bursary Likely in early March 2017 The Division of Engineers and Geoscientists in the Resource Sector (DEGIRS) offers a $2,000 bursary aimed at advancing engineering and geosciences education and practices in BC. Studies should relate directly to professional engineering and/or geoscience/geotechnique in the resource sector.
CSCE Hydrotechnical Engineering Student Award Likely in early March 2017 The CSCE Hydrotechnical Division administers this award for the best master's thesis report related to water engineering and water management. This award is intended to recognize an outstanding masters' thesis that demonstrates high quality research technique, high quality presentation of the work, and relevance to water engineering and water management in Canada.
Charles D. Gonthier Research Fellowship Likely in mid-March 2017 The Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice provides funds for a $7500 Research Fellowship in order to support research related to the Institute's annual conference theme. The completed research is expected to be presented at the Institute’s annual conference and published with its proceedings. Open to faculty and graduate students at Canadian universities.
Strengthening Mothers through Perinatal Research Award Likely in March 2017 A $1,500 award is offered for graduate students pursuing research into woman-centered, holistic and physiologic maternity care
Anne Vallee Ecological Fund Likely in mid-March 2017 The Anne Vallée Ecological Fund (AVEF) offers two $1,500 scholarship to support students registered in animal research at the master or doctoral level in a Québec or British Columbia University. The AVEF is focussed on supporting field research in animal ecology, in relation with the impact of human activities such as forestry, industry, agriculture, and fishing.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (Spring 2017 Graduation) Friday, 24 March 2017

Third of four deadlines for Spring 2017 graduation.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for Spring 2017 graduation.

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