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
MCC Canadian Japanese-Mennonite Scholarship Saturday, 01 April 2017 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.
Bullitt Environmental Fellowship Saturday, 01 April 2017 Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is awarded each year to an outstanding graduate student at a university in the Pacific Northwest who has a strong academic record, a demonstrated capacity for leadership, the promise of emerging as an environmental leader, and a faculty nomination. Students of color, those who come from a disadvantaged background, or who have overcome significant hardship are highly encouraged to apply for this award.
Appointment of External Examiner form (September 2017 Degree Conferral) Friday, 07 April 2017

First of four deadlines for September 2017 degree conferral.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (April 30, 2017 Program End Date) Friday, 07 April 2017

Third of four deadlines for April 30, 2017 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for April 30, 2017 Program End Date.

Strengthening Mothers through Perinatal Research Award Saturday, 15 April 2017 A $1,500 award is offered for graduate students pursuing research into woman-centered, holistic and physiologic maternity care
Arthritis Society Graduate PhD Salary Award Likely in mid-April 2017 Salary awards are offered to graduate students who are undertaking full-time research training in an area of clear relevance to arthritis and The Arthritis Society's 5-year research strategic plan.
Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2017 Graduation) Friday, 21 April 2017

Fourth of four deadlines for Spring 2017 graduation.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for Spring 2017 graduation.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for May 2017 degree granting and Congregation Friday, 21 April 2017

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

Appointment of External Examiner form (August 31, 2017 Program End Date) Friday, 21 April 2017

First of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2017.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for May 2017 degree granting and Congregation Friday, 21 April 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 conferred at May 2017 Congregation. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for April 30 2017 end date Friday, 28 April 2017

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for April 30 2017 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 2017 Summer Session.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (April 30, 2017 Program End Date) Friday, 28 April 2017

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

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for April 30, 2017 program end date.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for April 30 2017 end date Friday, 28 April 2017

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for April 30 2017 program end date. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for the 2017 Summer Session. IMPORTANT: For students planning to graduate in May 2017, the deadline for completing program requirements is Friday April 21.

Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding Likely in April 2017 The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies matches funding provided by graduate programs to support Aboriginal graduate students.
Scholarships for Exchange Students Likely in mid-April 2017 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.
The Rabin Scholarship Fund for the Advancement of Peace and Tolerance Likely in May 2017 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 Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace.
Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health Wednesday, 10 May 2017 The Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health supports graduate students working on research projects in partnership with BC communities that are addressing environmental health issues and promoting environmental sustainability through cooperative community initiatives.
Spring Graduate Awards Competition Check with graduate program in 2017 A number of University awards for current and upcoming academic year are available to current and incoming graduate students.
Rio Tinto Graduate Scholarship Program Check with graduate program; G+PS nomination deadline is 4:00pm on Friday, 12 May 2017 Rio Tinto offers an $18,000 research scholarship for a UBC graduate student in a field of pure or applied science related to Rio Tinto's activities.
UBC Public Scholars Award 12 May 2017; 4pm This award is intended to build connections, community, and capacity for doctoral students who are interested in explicitly linking their doctoral work to an arena of public benefit and integrating broader and more career-relevant forms of scholarship into their doctoral education process.
Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Awards Likely in May 2017 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.
CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award Likely in May 2017 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 Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering and one in Social Sciences. To be eligible, the nominee must have completed her or his doctoral degree requirements in the period of July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016, inclusive. (Note: The fields of competition for 2017 will be Biological/Life Sciences and Humanities.)
Killam Connection 4:00pm on Friday, May 19, 2017 The Killam Connection program provides up to $25,000 to enable UBC faculty to host an interdisciplinary research forum and graduate course
SRK Graduate Scholarship Friday, 26 May 2017 SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. offers a graduate scholarship with the intent to assist students undertaking graduate studies in mining industry related areas.
The Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education Likely in May 2017 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.
Nominations for External Examiner form (Fall 2017 Graduation) Friday, 02 June 2017

First of four deadlines for Fall 2017 Graduation.

Last day for Supervisors to submit Nominations for External Examiner form to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for Fall 2017 Graduation.

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (September 2017 Degree Conferral) Friday, 02 June 2017

Second of four deadlines for September 2017 degree conferral.

Karl C. Ivarson Scholarship for Students in Soil Science and Related Studies Likely in June 2017 Dr. Karl C. Ivarson Scholarship provides financial support to students entering second or subsequent year of graduate studies in soil science (in areas of agriculture, environment, geology, agro-ecology or other related disciplines). Candidates must hold Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residence status in Canada and be enrolled in their graduate program for at least one semester beyond the application deadline.
Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Likely in June 2017 The Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation (VKCSF) is a charitable organization dedicated to providing scholarships to qualified students with Korean heritage or to those pursuing academic studies related to Korea. VKCSF encourages students to contribute to the well-being and prosperity of the Korean-Canadian community and the wider Canadian society.
Application for September 2017 degree granting and November 2017 Congregation opens Thursday, 15 June 2017

Application for September 2017 degree granting and November 2017 Congregation opens.

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (August 31, 2017 Program End Date) Friday, 16 June 2017

Second of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2017.

John W. Davies Memorial Award Friday, 30 June 2017 Two awards of $3,000 are offered by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Arctic Section in memory of John W. Davies, a former Chairman of the Section. The competition is open to any full time graduate student whose research will assist in providing solutions to problems encountered in the Arctic or in cold ocean environments.
Norm Bromberger Research Bursary Likely in June 2017 The Norm Bromberger Research Bursary provides $2,000 each year to encourage research in the area of co-operatives and credit unions.
The Kathryn Huget Leadership Award Likely in June 2017 The Kathryn Huget Leadership Award is available for students studying at the Master’s or PhD level, preferably in the areas of organizational behaviour, business administration, business and commerce, sociology, or psychology. Awarded to any individual, with preference given to female students currently in leadership roles, whose focus is to improve the business workplace for women.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (September 2017 Degree Conferral) Friday, 28 July 2017

Third of four deadlines for September 2017 degree conferral.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for September 2017 degree conferral.

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (Fall 2017 Graduation) Friday, 28 July 2017

Second of four deadlines for Fall 2017 graduation.

Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists Likely in August 2017 The prize is awarded annually to one young scientist for outstanding life science research for which he/she was awarded a doctoral degree in the previous two years. The topic of the entrant's thesis research must be in one of the following categories: Cell and Molecular Biology, Genomics and Proteomics, Ecology and Environment, Translational Medicine.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (August 31, 2017 Program End Date) Friday, 11 August 2017

Third of four deadlines for August 31, 2017 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for August 31, 2017 Program End Date.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for September degree granting Friday, 18 August 2017

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be accepted by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for September degree granting. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm. Congregation will be in November.

Last day for application for September degree granting and November Congregation Friday, 18 August 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 September. Congregation ceremony will be in November. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for September degree granting Friday, 18 August 2017

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for September degree granting. Congregation will be in November.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (September 2017 Degree Conferral) Friday, 18 August 2017

Fourth of four deadlines for September 2017 degree conferral.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for September 2017 degree conferral.

Application for November degree granting and November Congregation opens. Saturday, 19 August 2017

Application for November degree granting and November Congregation opens.

Nominations for External Examiner form (February 2018 Degree Granting) Friday, 25 August 2017

First of four deadlines for February 2017 Degree Granting.

Nominations for External Examiner form (December 31, 2017 Program End Date) Friday, 25 August 2017

First of four deadlines for December 31, 2017 Program End Date.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for August 31 end date Thursday, 31 August 2017

Graduate Studies: 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 August 31 program end date. IMPORTANT: For students planning for degree granting in September 2017, the deadline for completing program requirements is Friday, August 18, 2017

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for August 31 end date Thursday, 31 August 2017

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be accepted by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for August 31 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 2017/18 Winter Session Term 1.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (August 31, 2017 Program End Date) Thursday, 31 August 2017

Fourth of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2017.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for August 31, 2017 program end date.

Last day for application for November degree granting and Congregation Friday, 15 September 2017

Last day for degree granting and Congregation applications to be submitted to Enrolment Services by all graduate students expecting to graduate in November. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

Last day for withdrawal from Winter Term 1 courses without W on academic record Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Last day for change in registration and for withdrawal from most Winter Session Term 1 courses and Distance Education Term A courses without withdrawal standing of W recorded on a student's academic record.

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