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
CSCE Hydrotechnical Engineering Student Award Likely March 2018 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.
Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities Check with graduate program; Graduate porgram nomination deadline: likely March 2018 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 Saturday, 10 March 2018 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. 2018-19 selected fields are past time dimension - history of science; present time dimension - bioethics; future time dimension - personalized medicine.
Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) Travel Award Applicants: check with graduate program (likely March 2018) CIHR offers limited travel award funding to PhD students in health sciences for the Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF).
Charles D. Gonthier Research Fellowship Likely March 2018 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.
Killam Connection To be announced The Killam Connection program provides up to $25,000 to enable UBC faculty to host an interdisciplinary research forum and graduate course.
Anne Vallee Ecological Fund Likely March 2018 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 2018 Graduation) Friday, 23 March 2018

Third of four deadlines for Spring 2018 graduation.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for Spring 2018 graduation.

Karl C. Ivarson Scholarship for Students in Soil Science and Related Studies Likely March 2018 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.
WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards Likely March 2018 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.
Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada Scholarship for Canadian Women Likely March 2018 The Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada offers a graduate scholarship to female Canadian citizens pursuing Ph.D. studies.
Rick Hansen Man In Motion Fellowship Likely March 2018 The Rick Hansen Fellowships are awarded to UBC students with a physical disability.
Spring Graduate Awards Competition Check with graduate program in 2018; Graduate program nomination deadline: likely April 2018 A number of University awards for current and upcoming academic year are available to current and incoming graduate students.
Canadian Liver Foundation Graduate Studentships Likely March 2018 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.
BC Aboriginal Student Award Likely March 2018 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.
MCC Canadian Japanese-Mennonite Scholarship Likely April 2018 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 Sunday, 1 April 2018 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.
Scholarships for Exchange Students Likely April 2018 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.
Arthritis Society Graduate PhD Salary Award Likely April 2018 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 Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (April 30, 2018 Program End Date) Friday, 06 April 2018

Third of four deadlines for April 30, 2018 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for April 30, 2018 Program End Date.

Appointment of External Examiner form (September 2018 Degree Conferral) Friday, 06 April 2018

First of four deadlines for September 2018 degree conferral.

Strengthening Mothers through Perinatal Research Award Likely April 2018 A $1,500 award is offered for graduate students pursuing research into woman-centered, holistic and physiologic maternity care
Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018 Graduation) Friday, 20 April 2018

Fourth of four deadlines for Spring 2018 graduation.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for Spring 2018 graduation.

Appointment of External Examiner form (August 31, 2018 Program End Date) Friday, 20 April 2018

First of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2018.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for May graduation Friday, 20 April 2018

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for May 2018 degree granting and Congregation.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for May graduation Friday, 20 April 2018

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for May 2018 degree granting and 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 end date Monday, 30 April 2018

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be accepted by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for April 30 2018 program end date. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for April 30 end date Monday, 30 April 2018

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for April 30 2018 program end date. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for 2018 Summer.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (April 30, 2018 Program End Date) Monday, 30 April 2018

Fourth of four deadlines for program completion by April 30, 2018.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for April 30, 2018 program end date.

The Rabin Scholarship Fund for the Advancement of Peace and Tolerance Tuesday, 01 May 2018 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 Thursday, 10 May 2018 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.
Rio Tinto Graduate Scholarship Program Check with graduate program; G+PS nomination deadline: likely May 2018 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 Likely May 2018 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 May 2018 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.
Last day for changes between credit and audit for SummerTerm 1 courses Friday, 18 May 2018

Last day for changes between credit and audit for most Summer Term 1 courses. Refer to the online Course Schedule for specific information.

Last day for withdrawal from Summer Term 1 courses without W on academic record Friday, 18 May 2018

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

SRK Graduate Scholarship Likely May 2018 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 May 2018 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.
Flaherty Research Scholarship Likely May 2018 The Flaherty Research Scholarship supports emerging research scholars, whose work has the potential to link Canada and Ireland.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (September 2018 Degree Conferral) Friday, 01 June 2018

Second of four deadlines for September 2018 degree conferral.

Last day for withdrawal from Summer Term 1 courses with withdrawal standing of W on academic record Friday, 01 June 2018

Last day for withdrawal from most Summer Session Term 1 courses with withdrawal standing of W recorded on a student's academic record.

Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: likely June 2018 The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies matches funding provided by graduate programs to support Aboriginal graduate students.
Application for September degree granting and November Congregation opens Friday, 15 June 2018

Application for September 2018 degree granting and November 2018 Congregation opens, and is available until Friday August 17, 2018. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award Likely June 2018 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 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, 2015 to June 30, 2017, inclusive. (Note: The CGS/ProQuest Award operates on a two-year cycle with regard to fields of competition. The fields of competition for 2018 will be Mathematics, Physical Sciences & Engineering and Social Sciences.)
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (August 31, 2018 Program End Date) Friday, 15 June 2018

Second of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2018.

Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Likely June 2018 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.
Edwin S.H. Leong CSC UBC Postdoctoral Fellowship (1) Apply to CSC for a postdoctoral fellowship in spring 2018; (2) Successful CSC award recipients: submit an application for a Leong Postdoctoral Fellowship in spring 2018 Renewable postdoctoral fellowships of $50,000 per year for up to three years are offered annually by the Tai Hung Fai Charitable Foundation, in partnership with the China Scholarship Council (CSC). To be considered, candidates must be citizens of the mainland of the People's Republic of China who demonstrate academic excellence and who are undertaking postdoctoral research at the UBC Vancouver campus in one of the following areas: health, natural sciences, natural resources, economics or business.
Edwin S.H. Leong CSC UBC PhD Scholarship (1) Apply to CSC for a doctoral scholarship between late March and early April 2018; (2) Successful CSC award recipients: submit an application for a Leong PhD Scholarship in June 2018 Renewable doctoral scholarships of $35,000 per year for up to four years are offered annually by the Tai Hung Fai Charitable Foundation, in partnership with the China Scholarship Council (CSC). To be considered, candidates must be citizens of the mainland of the People's Republic of China who demonstrate academic excellence and who are undertaking PhD research at the UBC Vancouver campus, in one of the following areas: health, natural sciences, natural resources, economics or business.
China Scholarship Council Doctoral Scholarships Applicants: check with CSC (usually between late March and early April 2018) The China Scholarship Council (CSC) provides scholarships to Chinese students for doctoral and postdoctoral studies abroad, across a wide range of disciplines.
John W. Davies Memorial Award Likely June 2018 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.

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