Opportunities and Events

Synergy Summer Student Program

Biochemistry along with other Life Sciences programs are participating in the Synergy Summer Student program. This is an opportunity for undergrads to gain hands-on research experience and receive an award up to $7,500 over a 16 week mas period during the summer session. Application deadline April 2, 2023.

UBC Affiliated Fellowships-Master’s

The UBC Affiliated Fellowships Master’s competition runs in concert with the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS-M; see below) competition. Approximately 50 fellowship with values ranging from $175 to $16,000 are offered through this competition. Current and prospective full-time UBC-Vancouver graduate students can apply. Students who are eligible for the CGS-M must submit a CGS-M application in order to additionally be considered for Affiliated funding. 

Detailed Affiliated Fellowships-Master competition information with links to application and reference forms is available at: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/affiliated-fellowships-masters-program.

Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS-M)

Applicants for Tri-Agency CGS-M competition must be domestic students (Canadian citizen or PR) who are applying for or enrolled in graduate studies anywhere in Canada. Each applicant can select up to 3 universities with the same application. To be considered for a CGS-M at UBC, they must select The University of British Columbia as one of the 3 available institutions.

Details about this award opportunity, including eligibility and evaluation criteria, are available at http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG-CS/CGSM-BESCM_eng.asp and our site at https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/canada-graduate-scholarships-masters-cgs-m-program.

Students who apply for CGS-M awards will automatically be considered for open/un-restricted Affiliated Fellowships. To be additionally considered for criteria-based/restricted Affiliated Fellowships, students should fill out and submit to their graduate programs the checklist available at https://www.grad.ubc.ca/forms/list-criteria-based-affiliated-fellowships.

Deadlines for the Tri-Agency CGS-M / Affiliated Fellowships Master’s Competitions

  • Applicant deadline: 1 December 2023 before 5:00 pm PT
  • Graduate program nomination deadline:  24 January 2024 at 4:00 pm PT

CGSM and Affiliated Fellowships-Master’s Information Session

Interested applicants are invited to attend the CGSM and Affiliated Fellowships information session on Thursday, October 27 from 2:00 to 3:30.  REGISTER HERE.

NEW!  Indigenous Scholars Awards and Supplements Pilot Initiative (NSERC and SSHRC)

The Indigenous Scholars Awards and Supplements Pilot Initiative consist of a one-year, non-renewable supplement valued at $5,000 for all meritorious Indigenous CGS M applicants and a one-year, non-renewable award valued at $17,500 for all alternate candidates, subject to the limit of available funding. If you self-identify as Indigenous you are eligible to apply for this initiative.  Note: CIHR is not participating in this initiative.  For more information, see the Tri-Agency’s pilot initiative webpage.

Volunteer in The Wolf Tetzlaff Lab, UBC

Bethany Kondiles, PhD at the International Collaboration for Repair Discoveries under Dr. Wolf Tetzlaff is recruiting volunteer. Detail

MEDIC Foundation Recruitment

Are you interested in researching innovative solutions for chronic diseases, such as Cancer, Diabetes, and Parkinson’s Disease? MEDIC Foundation is recruiting new members to be a part of the organization for the year 2022/2023! Medic Foundation

The David Hoar and Noreen Rudd Scholarship in Biochemistry, #4496

The David Hoar and Noreen Rudd Scholarship is to recognize trainees in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UBC. Scholarships totaling $2,000 have been made available through an endowment established by David Hoar (BSc 1966, PhD) and Noreen Rudd (MD 1965) for outstanding undergraduate and graduate First Nations, Inuit and Metis students of Canada in the Department of Biochemistry. Preference will be given to students from areas in British Columbia outside of the Lower Mainland and Greater Victoria. David is a geneticist and molecular biologist. He served on the Board of Directors and the Vancouver Aquarium. In 1988, he became the first person to testify in a Canadian court about DNA evidence. Noreen is a pediatrician and medical geneticist. She played a key role in the development of prenatal testing in Canada, and was a founding member of the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists. The scholarships are made on the recommendation of the Department of Biochemistry, and in the case of a graduate student, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

PhD, Masters and undergraduate students in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology are all encouraged to apply for the David Hoar and Noreen Rudd Scholarship. To apply, send your CV, (2 page maximum) and a summary describing your connection to your First Nation, Inuit or Metis community, (250 words maximum) to doris.metcalf@ubc.ca. Our new extended deadline is November 1, 2023 at 5pm PST. Please include your student number in your CV.  If a suitable candidate is not identified, no candidate will be nominated for the award.  For more information, please contact LeAnn Howe, ljhowe@mail.ubc.ca.

Let’s Talk Science Information Session

Get involved with your scientific community. Let’s Talk Science is a national science outreach organization consisting of university-specific, independently operated chapters. UBC Let’s Talk Science volunteers are role models for young Canadians. As a volunteer, you will meet like-minded people, make a difference in your community, be eligible for prestigious awards and rekindle your love of science.