UBC Awards

Graduate Award Opportunities

UBC’s G+PS provides a listing of awards and scholarships that are available to both current, prospective and outgoing students.

Some examples of awards:

  • Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding – Aboriginal graduate students
  • Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships – The University of British Columbia offers multi-year fellowships to Master’s and doctoral Indigenous students. Award winners are selected on the basis of academic merit through an annual competition, administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Approximately a dozen new fellowships are offered each year.
  • Affiliated Fellowship (doctoral) Awards – These UBC affiliated awards are open to all students, regardless of citizenship.
  • Affiliated Fellowship (master’s) Awards – The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies offers approximately 50 Affiliated Fellowships each year to meritorious students for full-time study and/or research leading to a graduate degree.
  • Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Program – By providing support for a high-quality research training experience to awardees, the CGS D program strives to foster impacts within and beyond the research environment.
  • Canada Graduate Scholarships Master’s Program – The CGS M Program provides financial support to high-calibre scholars who are engaged in eligible master’s or, in some cases, doctoral programs in Canada.
  • Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health – Supports graduate students working on research projects in partnership with British Columbian communities that are addressing environmental health issues and promoting environmental sustainability through cooperative community initiatives.
  • Go Global – Go Global develops and facilitates international learning opportunities for UBC students and manages the Student Safety Abroad Registry. Student programs include Global Seminars, Exchange, Summer programs, Research and Internships abroad, and Practicum Placements.
  • Governor General’s Gold Medal – One gold medal is awarded to the student who has achieved the most outstanding academic record as a doctoral student. A second gold medal is awarded to the graduate student who has achieved most outstanding academic record as a Master’s student completing a thesis.
  • John W. Davies Memorial Award – Any full time graduate student whose research will assist in providing solutions to problems encountered in the Arctic or in cold ocean environments.
  • L’Oreal Women in Science – Canada National Fellowship – Female Ph.D. and postdoctoral fellows.
  • Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program – The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at UBC will provide 163 academically talented yet economically disadvantaged young people from Sub-Saharan Africa with access to quality and relevant university education at UBC.
  • UBC Students – Self-directed Research Abroad – Students undertake research activity at a recognized research institution or institute under the supervision of a host academic.

Student Development Awards

The Office of the Vice-President, Students annually recognizes exceptional contributions and significant improvements to the student experience and learning environment at UBC.
Some examples of awards:

  • Margaret Fulton Award – This award is granted to an outstanding individual (student, faculty, or staff) who has made a contribution to student development and the university community in honour of Margaret Fulton’s commitment to university access and student learning.
  • Peter Larkin Award – This award is granted to a graduate program or department that has contributed to student development in honour of Peter Larkin’s commitment and passion for teaching and graduate education.