Faculty of Graduate Studies/Graduate Student Association Orientations

The UBC Faculty of Graduate Studies and the UBC Graduate Student Society provides excellent orientation sessions and planned social events to help new students orient themselves with the city and the campus. We highly encourage you to attend these sessions. Please visit the link below for more information on the orientation dates and events.

To Faculty of Graduate Studies Orientations.

Tri-Council Workshop (TBA)

The Tri-Council competition is the main fellowship competition at UBC. Awards range from $35,000 per annum for three years to $400. All incoming students should plan to attend this workshop and apply for this competition if they are eligible. The workshop will cover how to prepare for the competition and how to put together a winning application. Current students are welcome. A variety of useful information can also be found at the front of the Graduate Student Handbook, a free day planner given out by the Graduate Student Society. These are distributed in your AnSo mailbox at the beginning of the academic year.

Scholarship and Award Opportunities for Graduate Students

This workshop presents a detailed overview of upcoming scholarships, awards and fellowships competitions for graduate students, and offers advice on writing a successful application. The presentation includes a review of eligibility criteria for major funding agencies, along with application procedures. A graduate student who has been successful in securing funds will learn to put together a strong application and a faculty member will provide an adjudicator’s perspective on the review process. Bring questions and inform yourself about the upcoming competitions. Please visit the links below for more information on the orientation dates and events.

Session Information: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/11961-scholarship-award-opportunities-graduate-students

List: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events

Anthropology Departmental Orientations

Incoming Student Orientation is held in early September in the Graduate Student Lounge of the Anthropology and Sociology (AnSo) building. During this orientation, the Chair of the Anthropology Graduate Studies Committees will go over some basic information on how best to plan your program. The session will also cover some information on the Department, the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and the Graduate Student Society.

TA Orientation  (early September)
All new Teaching Assistants (TAs) should plan to attend this orientation session. This session will cover the policies and procedures involved in being a TA in the Department of Anthropology, as well as provide you with tips that will be make your TA experience more fulfilling and enjoyable.