The Liu Institute for Global Issues is launching a partnership with the Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program (ISGP), Faculty of Graduate Studies, to recruit interdisciplinary PhD students interested in pursuing global issues research at UBC.
This partnership is designed to attract students from across disciplines who are interested in conducting and facilitating issue-based research. The Institute’s current areas of research are in sustainability, security, and social justice. The Institute is particularly interested in emerging issues that affect large groups of people in different places and need concerted action and new knowledge to find solutions.
The ISGP places emphasis on individual program design allowing students not only to cross disciplinary boundaries within the structure of UBC’s interdisciplinary institutions but to create their own interdisciplinary spaces. While drawing on interests and expertise within the broad UBC academic community, the ISGP also fosters an interest in building bridges to approaches to interdisciplinarity outside UBC. At its boldest and broadest reach, ISGP serves to bridge the two cultures of science and art, or more precisely, the four cultures of the physical sciences, life sciences, social sciences and humanities. Students must thus be highly motivated to take their research beyond recognized boundaries, or cultivate new methods and techniques.
Successful applicants to the Liu-ISGP program will be eligible to join the Liu Scholar Program which is an award-winning network of interdisciplinary PhD Scholars at the Institute. This program offers membership in a number of research networks, office space, and funding for various activities including field research.
The Institute invites letters of interest to the Liu-ISGP Program. Please include potential supervisor candidates and reasons why you are interested in joining the Liu Institute cohort of scholars in the ISGP Program.
Acceptance to the Liu-ISGP Program is granted by the Liu Institute and is contingent on acceptance to the UBC Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program. For details on the ISGP, including deadlines and how to apply, visit http://www.isgp.ubc.ca/prospective-students/.
Please direct all letters of interest and any other questions that you have to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All other UBC PhD students pursuing global issues research are encouraged to apply for the Liu Scholar Program, a unique program that brings together exceptional PhD students from across UBC to collaborate in cross-disciplinary research on global issues.