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
UBC Public Scholars Award Friday, 15 May 2015 This award is intended to build connections, community, and capacity for PhD 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.
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.

Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement Friday, 22 May 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.
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.
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.
Application to graduate opens. Monday, 01 June 2015

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

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.
Appointment of External Examiner form (Fall 2015 Graduation) Friday, 05 June 2015

First of four deadlines for Fall 2015 graduation.

Last day for Supervisors to submit Nominations for External Examiner form to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for Fall 2015 graduation.

Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding Friday 12 June 2015 at 4 p.m. The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies matches funding provided by graduate programs to support Aboriginal graduate students.
Mitacs Globalink Research Award Likely in June 2015 The Mitacs Globalink Research Award helps faculty members and students at Canadian universities build an international research network and undertake research abroad. The Research Award offers senior undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to undertake 12- to 24-week research projects supervised by professors at accredited universities in Brazil, mainland China, India, Mexico, Turkey, or Vietnam. The award is open to all disciplines.
John W. Davies Memorial Award Likely in June 2015 An award of $3,000 is 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.
Canada Day Wednesday, 01 July 2015

University closed.

William Rea Fellowship in Television Likely in July 2015 One or more fellowships have been endowed by William Rea, Jr., founder of CKNW, in honour of his father, a pioneer Edmonton educator. The minimum value of each award is $500, to a maximum of $2,300.
Recommendations for Admission January 2016 - International Monday, 06 July 2015

Deadline for guaranteed consideration by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies of recommendations from graduate programs for overseas international students to be admitted for registration in January 2016. Late recommendations may be accepted upon special request from a graduate program.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (September 2015 Degree Conferral) Friday, 31 July 2015

Third of four deadlines for September 2015 degree conferral.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for September 2015 degree conferral.

Recommendations for Admission January 2016 - North America Friday, 31 July 2015

Deadline for guaranteed consideration by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies of recommendations from graduate programs for North American students to be admitted for registration in January 2016. Late recommendations may be accepted upon special request from a graduate program.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (August 31, 2015 Program End Date) Friday, 31 July 2015

Third of four deadlines for August 31, 2015 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for August 31, 2015 Program End Date.

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (Fall 2015 Graduation) Friday, 31 July 2015

Second of four deadlines for November 2015 graduation.

BC Day Monday, 03 August 2015

University closed.

Appointment of External Examiner form (February 2016 Degree Granting) Friday, 07 August 2015

First of four deadlines for February 2015 degree granting.

Appointment of External Examiner form (December 31, 2015 Program End Date) Friday, 07 August 2015

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

Last day for programs to notify requirements met for degrees to be awarded in September 2015 Friday, 14 August 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 to be awarded in September 2015.

Last day for acceptance of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for degrees to be awarded in September 2015 Friday, 21 August 2015

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be accepted by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for degrees to be awarded in September 2015. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm.

Last day for application for September 2015 awarding of degree and November 2015 Congregation Friday, 21 August 2015

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

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (September 2015 Degree Conferral) Friday, 21 August 2015

Fourth of four deadlines for September 2015 degree conferral.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for September 2015 degree conferral.

Application to graduate opens. Saturday, 22 August 2015

Application for November 2015 awarding of degree and November 2015 Congregation opens.

Last day for acceptance of final master's theses and doctoral dissertations for August 31 2015 end date. Monday, 31 August 2015

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 2015/16 Winter Session Term 1. IMPORTANT: For students planning for degree conferral in September 2015, the deadline for acceptance of theses and dissertations is Friday August 21, 2015.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (August 31, 2015 Program End Date) Monday, 31 August 2015

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

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for August 31, 2015 program end date.

Last day for programs to notify requirements met for August 31 end date. Monday, 31 August 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 August 31 program end date. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for 2015/16 Winter Session Term 1. IMPORTANT: For students planning for degree conferral in September 2015, the deadline for completing program requirements is Friday August 21, 2015.

Vanier Scholarship Likely in September 2015 The Vanier Scholarships Program offers funding of $50,000 per annum for 36 months to Canadian or international doctoral students.
Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring Likely in September 2015 The Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring recognize outstanding mentorship of numerous graduate students over many years.
DAAD ( Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Scholarships and Research Grants Likely in September 2015 Scholarships and grants are available for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in all disciplines for study and research at institutions in Germany.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (Fall 2015 Graduation) Friday, 02 October 2015

Third of four deadlines for Fall 2015 graduation.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for Fall 2015 graduation.

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (December 31, 2015 Program End Date) Friday, 09 October 2015

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

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (February 2016 Degree Granting) Friday, 09 October 2015

Second of four deadlines for February 2016 degree granting.

Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Likely in October 2015 Microsoft Research PhD Fellowships support students in the third and fourth years of their PhD studies in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Electrical Engineering.
Killam Doctoral Scholarships Likely in September 2015 The Killam Doctoral Scholarships support outstanding doctoral students at UBC.
Microsoft Research Graduate Women's Scholarship Likely in October 2015 The Microsoft Graduate Women's Scholarship supports women graduate students in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Mathematics.
Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2015 Graduation) Friday, 23 October 2015

Fourth of four deadlines for Fall 2015 graduation.

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

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship Likely in October 2015 Trudeau Scholarships are awarded each year to support highly gifted and actively engaged doctoral students pursuing research in one or more of the four themes: human rights and social justice, responsible citizenship, Canada and the world, and humans and their natural environment.
Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Likely in October 2015 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). The primary objective of the Graduate Research Awards is to enhance Canadian graduate level scholarship on disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation issues.
Recommendations for Admission May 2016 - International Friday, 30 October 2015

Deadline for guaranteed consideration by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies of recommendations from graduate programs for overseas international students to be admitted for registration in May 2016. Late recommendations may be accepted upon special request from a graduate program.

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