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
The Samuel H. Beer Dissertation Prize Likely in March 2015 The Samuel H. Beer Dissertation Prize was developed by the British Politics Group (BPG) to encourage the study of British politics by graduate students and to reward exceptional work in that area of study. The principle criterion for awarding the Prize is the dissertation's contribution to the understanding of British politics, regardless of whether the study is exclusively British or comparative research. $300 will be awarded for the best doctoral dissertation on British politics completed during the calendar years 2008, 2009, or 2010. All nominees must have received their PhD from a department in the U.S. or Canada. Either a supervising professor or a department's director of graduate studies may nominate a dissertation.
Anne Vallee Ecological Fund Thursday, March 20, 2015 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.
Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities Likely in March 2015 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.
UNESCO-L'Oréal For Women In Science International Fellowships Likely in March 2015 The UNESCO-L’Oréal for Women in Science International Fellowships are granted annually to promising young women scientists at the doctorate or post-doctorate level in the Life Sciences (including biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, and physiology), to encourage international scientific cooperation and the developing of cross-cultural networks. Projects involving animal models are rejected and preference is given to non-cosmetic research.
The Stokes Dissertation Fellowship Likely in March 2015 The Stokes Dissertation Fellowship is intended to assist a graduate student at a North American university working on a dissertation on British politics (broadly defined to include comparative and historical work, as well as contemporary British politics) to conduct research in the United Kingdom.
CAPI Advancing a National Dialogue Award Likely in March 2015 The Advancing a National Dialogue Award seeks out fresh ideas from graduate students on what should be the policies or models that will help Canada thrive in the emerging agri-food world, to foster meaningful discussion on mid- to long-term policy issues facing the country's agricultural and agri-food sector, and to develop policy ideas that enhance the profitability and competitiveness of the sector.
Canadian Liver Foundation Graduate Studentships Tuesday, 31 March 2015 The objective of the Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF) is to provide support for research and education into the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases of the liver. Graduate Studentships and Summer Studentships are intended for scientists-in-training who are working towards obtaining their Masters or Ph.D. and whose research projects are related to liver diseases.
Recommendations for Admission September 2015 - North America Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Deadline for guaranteed consideration by the Faculty of Graduate Studies of recommendations from graduate programs for North American students to be admitted for registration September 2015. Late recommendations may be accepted upon special request from a graduate program.

BC Aboriginal Student Award Tuesday, 31 March 2015 The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society has established an award program for Aboriginal students pursuing studies at the Master’s and Doctoral levels in British Columbia. Renewable awards of $5,000 per year are available. Selection is based on a variety of factors, including financial need, family and community responsibilities, and career and life goals.
Foreign Government Awards Program - Korea Likely in April 2015 The Government of Korea through the National Institute for International Education Development offers scholarships to Canadians for study/research at the graduate level.
Bullitt Environmental Fellowship April 1, 2015 at the latest Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is awarded each year to an outstanding graduate student at a university in the Pacific Northwest who has overcome a disadvantaged background, compiled a sterling academic record, been endorsed by key professors, and demonstrated promise of emerging as an environmental leader. The Fellowship was established in honor of Priscilla Bullitt Collins, the late chair of the Bullitt Foundation and carries an award of $100,000, distributed over two years.
MCC Canadian Japanese-Mennonite Scholarship Likely in April 2015 The Canadian Japanese-Mennonite Scholarship is intended to assist the protection of minority and human rights in Canada, and reduce the potential for abuse of cultural minorities such as that suffered by Japanese Canadians during World War II.
Appointment of External Examiner form (September 2015 Degree Conferral) Thursday, 02 April 2015

First of four deadlines for September 2015 degree conferral.

Last day for Supervisors to submit 'Appointment of External Examiner' form to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for September 2015 degree conferral.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (Spring 2015 Graduation) Thursday, 02 April 2015

Third of four deadlines for Spring 2015 graduation.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for Spring 2015 graduation.

Appointment of External Examiner form (August 31, 2015 Program End Date) Thursday, 02 April 2015

First of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2015.

Last day for Supervisors to submit 'Appointment of External Examiner' form to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for August 31, 2015 program end date.

Good Friday Friday, 03 April 2015

University closed. Some branches of the UBC Library may be open.

Easter Monday Monday, 06 April 2015

University closed. Some branches of the UBC Library may be open.

DEGIRS Bursary Likely in April 2015 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.
WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards Likely in April 2015 WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards are intended to enable highly qualified Masters and PhD students to undertake full-time research training with a focus on preventing and/or reducing occupational illness, injury, and disability in British Columbia.
Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement Likely in Mid-April 2015 The Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports Canadian graduate students pursuing research experiences at institutions outside of Canada.
Last day for acceptance of final master's theses and doctoral dissertations for May degree conferral and Congregation. Friday, 17 April 2015

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be accepted by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for May graduation. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2015 Graduation) Friday, 17 April 2015

Fourth of four deadlines for Spring 2015 graduation.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for Spring 2015 graduation.

Last day for programs to notify requirements met for May degree conferral and Congregation. Friday, 17 April 2015

Last day for graduate programs to notify the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies that all requirements (including major papers) have been met for non-thesis master's degrees for May graduation.

Rick Hansen Man In Motion Fellowship March 2015; part of Spring Graduate Awards Competition The Rick Hansen Fellowships are awarded to UBC students with a physical disability.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (April 30, 2015 Program End Date) Friday, 17 April 2015

Third of four deadlines for April 30, 2015 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for April 30, 2015 Program End Date.

Last day for application for May 2015 degree conferral and Congregation Friday, 17 April 2015

Last day for applications for graduation (awarding of degree and Congregation) to be submitted to Enrolment Services by all graduate students expecting to graduate in May 2015. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

Spring Graduate Awards Competition Late March 2015; check with graduate program A number of University awards for current and upcoming academic year are available to current and incoming graduate students.
Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (April 30, 2015 Program End Date) Thursday, 30 April 2015

Fourth of four deadlines for program completion by April 30, 2015.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for April 30, 2015 program end date.

Last day for acceptance of final master's theses and doctoral dissertations for April 30 end date. Thursday, 30 April 2015

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be accepted by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for April 30 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 the 2014 Summer Session. IMPORTANT: For students planning to graduate in May 2015, the deadline for acceptance of theses and dissertations is Thursday April 16, 2015.

Last day for programs to notify requirements met for April 30 end date. Thursday, 30 April 2015

Last day for graduate programs to notify the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies that all requirements (including major papers) have been met for non-thesis master's degrees for April 30 program end date. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for 2014/15 Winter Session Term 2. IMPORTANT: For students planning to graduate in May 2016, the deadline for completing program requirements is Thursday April 16, 2015.

J.A. Campbell Young Investigator Award Likely in April 2015 he 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 Likely in April 2015 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.
Scholarships for Exchange Students Likely in April 2015 Exchange scholarships are available to students from Caribbean, Asia-Pacific, Africa, South & Central America, Mexico, Caribbean, and Chile to undertake research or study at UBC for a period of 4 to 6 months.
Rio Tinto Alcan Research Fellowships April 2015 - check with graduate program Rio Tinto Alcan offers an $18,000 research fellowship for a UBC graduate student in a field of pure or applied science related to Rio Tinto Alcan’s activities.
The Rabin Scholarship Fund for the Advancement of Peace and Tolerance Friday, May 1, 2015 The Rabin Scholarship Fund provides doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows focusing on areas relating to the pursuit of peace and peaceful forms of social life the opportunity to spend one academic year at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
UBC Public Scholars Award Friday, 15 May 2015
Victoria Day Monday, 18 May 2015

University closed.

May Congregation Wednesday, 20 May 2015

May Congregation, Day 1: The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

May Congregation Thursday, 21 May 2015

May Congregation, Day 2: The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

May Congregation Friday, 22 May 2015

May Congregation, Day 3: The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award May - check with Graduate Program These awards are made to individuals who have completed PhD dissertations representing original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline. Graduate programs may submit up to two nominations: one in Biological and Life Sciences and one in Humanities and Fine Arts. To be eligible, the nominee must have completed her or his doctoral degree requirements in the period of July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2015, inclusive.
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding Likely in May 2015 The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies matches funding provided by graduate programs to support Aboriginal graduate students.
May Congregation Monday, 25 May 2015

May Congregation, Day 4: The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

May Congregation Wednesday, 27 May 2015

May Congregation, Day 6: The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (August 31, 2015 Program End Date) Friday, 29 May 2015

Second of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2015.

Last day for submission of exam copies of Doctoral Dissertations to Faculty of Graduate Studies for August 31, 2015 Program End Date.

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (September 2015 Degree Conferral) Friday, 29 May 2015

Second of four deadlines for September 2015 degree conferral.

Last day for submission of exam copies of Doctoral Dissertations to Faculty of Graduate Studies for September 2015 degree

The Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education Likely in May 2015 The Pat Clifford Award is administered by the Canadian Education Association (CEA) and intends to recognize the work of emerging researchers in education policy, practice, or theory in Canada.This award is dedicated to the memory of Pat Clifford, who was active in research and teaching practice in Canada.
Public Health and the Agricultural Rural Ecosystem (PHARE) Graduate Training Scholarships Likely in May 2015 This Canadian Institutes of Health Research Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research (CIHR-STIHR) funded graduate training program draws skills from across Canada to respond to changing demographics and technology and to address the health challenges facing persons living in rural Canada as they seek a healthy, safe and sustainable lifestyle.The PHARE program provides scholarship support to graduate students at the Master’s, PhD, and Postdoctoral level. It is a virtual program, accessible through any eligible Canadian University.
Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Awards Likely in June, 2015 The Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Awards have been established to promote Canadian-based research on corporate governance and build Canada’s corporate governance research capacity by encouraging the next generation of young scholars.
Application to graduate opens. Monday, 01 June 2015

Application for September 2015 degree conferral and November 2015 Congregation opens.

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