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
John Peters Humphrey Fellowship Thursday, 01 December 2016 Provided by the Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL), the John Peters Humphrey Fellowship in International Human Rights or International Organization is awarded to outstanding students to support them in the pursuit of full-time graduate studies in the fields of international human rights or international organization. This fellowship is made in honour of John Peters Humphrey, a renowned Canadian international lawyer.
Canada Graduate Scholarships Master’s (CGS M) Program Thursday, 01 December 2016 The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master's (CGS M) Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of high-calibre scholars who are engaged in eligible master’s or, in some cases, doctoral programs in Canada.
Appointment of External Examiner form (Spring 2017 Graduation) Friday, 02 December 2016

First of four deadlines for Spring 2017 graduation.

Last day for Supervisors to submit Nominations for External Examiner form to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for Spring 2017 graduation.

Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research - Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) Friday, 02 December 2016 Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research - Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) is a one-year national interdisciplinary training program funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) with representation from the disciplines of Family Medicine, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology and Education. This training program is aimed at students and their supervisors from Canadian universities who are interested in interdisciplinary primary health care research. Trainees will have a primary Mentor who will offer leadership and guidance to participants until they are established primary health care researchers.
Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Monday, 05 December 2016 Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation are offered by The Simons Foundation and The International Security Research and Outreach Programme (ISROP) of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD). Four awards of $5,000 are available to Canadian Masters and/or Doctoral students to support the research and writing of an academic paper responding to a specific Non-Proliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament (NACD) topic.
Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) Graduate Student Award of Merit 4:00pm on Friday, 9 December 2016 Awards of $3,000 each will be awarded women graduate students who have demonstrated leadership while maintaining exemplary academic records. UBC may nominate one student to the 2017 (Western Provinces) competition.
Appointment of External Examiner form (April 30, 2017 Program End Date) Friday, 09 December 2016

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

Last day for Supervisors to submit 'Appointment of External Examiner' form to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for April 30, 2017 program end date.

Science Policy Fellowships Saturday, 10 December 2016 The Science Policy Fellowships program gives health researchers and trainees the opportunity to gain real world experience in health policy making. Researchers from all areas of health can apply to spend six to twelve months in a policy setting where they will work as part of a policy team.
Application for February 2017 degree granting and May 2017 Congregation opens. Thursday, 15 December 2016

Application for February 2017 degree granting and May 2017 Congregation opens.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (December 31, 2016 Program End Date) Friday, 16 December 2016

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

Last day for final doctoral examinations for December 31, 2016 Program End Date.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (February 2017 Degree Granting) Friday, 16 December 2016

Third of four deadlines for February 2017 Degree Granting.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for February 2017 Degree Granting.

Graduate Global Leadership Fellowship Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2017); Graduate program nomination deadline: early February 2017 Fellowships for international students with leadership in humanitarian and development work in their home country
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.

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.

Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2017); Graduate program nomination deadline: early February 2017 Multi-year fellowships are offered to Aboriginal graduate students.
Canadian Water Resources Association Scholarship Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2017); Agency deadline: likely late 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.

Governor General's Gold Medal Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2017); Graduate program nomination deadline: late February 2017 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 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.

CAGS/ProQuest-UMI Distinguished Dissertation Awards Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2017); Graduate program nomination deadline: mid-February 2017 The CAGS/ProQuest-UMI Distinguished Dissertation Awards recognize Canadian doctoral dissertations that make unusually significant and original contributions to their academic field.
Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement - 3rd Call CIHR: first come, first served (by 4:00pm on Friday, 20 January 2017) CIHR has 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: 16 Nov 2016)
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.

SSHRC Talent Award Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2017); Graduate program nomination deadline: mid-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.
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.
Caribou Research and Management Award Likely in 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.
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.

Dr. Jim McDonald Scholarship for Northern Research Likely in 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.
Affiliated Fellowships Master's Program Applicants for Master's Awards: Thursday, 01 December 2016; Graduate program nomination deadline: in late January 2017 The Faculty of Graduate Studies offers Affiliated Fellowships each year to current and prospective full-time UBC graduate students regardless of citizenship or visa status.
Canadian Northern Studies Trust Awards Likely in January 2017 The Canadian Northern Studies Awards support students undertaking research that includes northern or circumpolar fieldwork.
J.A. Campbell Research Award Likely in January 2017 A Grant of up to $25,000 is offered by the Canadian Celiac Association for research projects in Canada of a scientific, applied science, and/or medical nature relevant to Celiac Disease, Dermatitis Herpetiformis, and/or non-celiac Gluten Sensitivity, or the socio-economic implications of delayed diagnosis and/or living with these conditions.
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.
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.
J.A. Campbell Young Investigator Award Likely in January 2017 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.
Parliamentary Internship Programme Likely in January 2017 The Parliamentary Internship Programme provides a 10-month internship with Members of Parliament in Ottawa.
Pursuit Award Likely in February 2017 The Pursuit Award recognizes current PhD students and recent alumni from around the globe for their outstanding achievements in childhood disability research. Finalists are chosen based on significance of research results, methodologic rigour, empirical content, and impact on childhood disability care.
Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships Likely in 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.
NPRB Graduate Student Research Awards Likely in 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.
Airfare for Graduate Travel Early 2017
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.

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).
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.
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.
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.
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).

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