Day: September 27, 2014
New DNA analysis of sweet potatoes, which were first cultivated in the Americas, suggests that Polynesians reached the New World long before Columbus.
The Office for Graduate Programs and Research (OGPR) just put out a call for applications for a number of UBC endowed scholarships and prizes available to Faculty of Education graduate students. These awards are for take-up in December 2014:
THE DEAN OF EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP (#1960)
THE JIMMAR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN EDUCATION (#1982)
THE MARY ELIZABETH SIMPSON SCHOLARSHIP (#489)
THE JOSEPH KATZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (#1956)
THE LOMCIRA HAROLD COVELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (490)
THE DONALD AND ELLEN POULTER SCHOLARSHIP (#2007)
JANUSZ KORCAK ASSOCIATION OF CANADA GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP IN CHILDREN’S RIGHTS AND CANADIAN INDIGENOUS EDUCATION (#6523)
Graduate students should discuss whether they meet the criteria for these awards with their Supervisor or Graduate Advisor prior to application.
The deadline for application packages to OGPR is 4:00pm, Monday, October 27, 2014
Please note: it is the responsibility of the student to ensure that the cover page is completed in full, with acknowledgement and signature from referee or supervisor(s) and department head’s signature before you submit to OGPR.
Also note that past awardees were successful due to: 1) a strong student statement; 2) CV; 3) gpa.
All application packages must be complete with the signed Award Cover Sheet, the student statement, and a completed graduate student CV. Incomplete application packages will not be accepted by the OGPR.
Please visit the following web page for award eligibility guidelines, application instructions, award descriptions and criteria, application forms and a graduate CV template at:http://ogpr.educ.ubc.ca/grad/funding/apply/