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UBC Wellbeing and the UBC Sustainability Scholars Program are pleased to announce funding support for five wellbeing projects for the summer 2020 UBC Sustainability Scholars program. 


About the UBC Wellbeing Scholars funding program

Following on the success of the last two years, UBC Wellbeing is once again offering partial funding for up to five UBC Sustainability Scholars projects that support the health, wellbeing, and social sustainability priorities on our Okanagan and Vancouver campuses. 


Funding and Costs

The total cost of participating in the program is $6125 of which $5500 goes to the student for 250 hours of project work (equivalent to a rate of $22/hour) and the remainder covers the cost of benefits (e.g., EI, CPP, HTX, and WCB). UBC Wellbeing will subsidize 50% of this cost (up to a maximum of $3,062.50)and the successful proponent funds the remainder ($3,062.50).


How to propose a topic and apply for UBC Wellbeing funding

UBC staff or faculty can complete the proposal template outlining an applied research project of appropriate scope for a student to complete within 250 hours during the May 4 to August 14 program period and submit it to Alicia Hibbert by end of day, Friday, November 15, 2019. Proposed topics will be evaluated in terms of how they further the goals and principles in the Okanagan Charter for Health Promoting Campuses & Universities, the Wellbeing Strategic Framework,and UBC’s 20-Year Sustainability Strategy. 

Download Proposal Template



About the Sustainability Scholars Program

The UBC Sustainability Scholars Program is an innovative paid internship program that matches UBC graduate students with on- and off-campus sustainability partners to work on projects that support the advancement of sustainability in the region.

Working under the mentorship of our partner organizations, UBC Sustainability Scholars are immersed in real world learning where they can apply their research skills and contribute to advancing organizational sustainability goals. The program provides a unique educational experience for UBC graduate level students, and is open to Masters and PhD students from all academic disciplines.


Student Opportunities

Student opportunities will be posted on the Sustainability Scholars website late December. 

Grad students interested in knowing more about the UBC Sustainability Scholars Program can attend an information session in January, click here for details and to register. 


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