CREATE-AAP student Majid Kajbafzadeh wins Robert Caton Scholarship

Congratulations to School of Population and Public Health MSc- Occupational and Environmental Hygiene student Majid Kajbafzadeh who has won a Robert Caton Scholarship.

The Robert Caton Scholarship was established in 2004 to honour the memory of Dr. Robert Brent Caton, a scholar, entrepreneur and expert in the field of air quality, atmospheric emissions, environmental management and policy. The scholarship is intended to support graduate-level students with high ideals, demonstrated interest in studies relating to atmospheric sciences, air quality and health or policy, and specific goals leading to future work in that field.


2012 Symposium on Atmospheric PM Research in British Columbia- December 10th, 2012


CREATE-AAP featured in International Innovation





2 "Global Issues" scholar openings reserved for CREATE–AAP Ph.D. students

There are two exciting positions being reserved specifically for CREATE–AAP students that are currently in the Ph.D. program. The Liu Scholar Program is offered by the Liu Institute for Global Issues (LIGI). The description provided by LIGI follows below (it is also available on this LIGI webpage):

The Liu Institute is offering a new and unique Program to bring together exceptional PhD students from across UBC to facilitate issue-based research on global issues and strengthen global networks.
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 Liu Scholar Program is designed to create a synergistic environment for students from various disciplines. Scholars will have opportunities for mentorship and co-authoring; web-publishing their research; attending workshops/conferences developed by other Scholars and UBC Faculty; interacting with world-renowned Visiting Scholars, Practitioners and Activists; and expanding their professional networks.

Funding will be provided to support Scholar-initiated projects that advance the Institute’s mission. Scholars will have access to meeting rooms, conference facilities, staff support, and some logistical support (such as business cards) and are also eligible to compete for Liu Institute scholarships, such as the Olav Slaymaker Scholarship and the James and Setsuko Thurlow Scholarship in Peace and Disarmament Studies.

This program is designed to support doctoral research and enhance the interdisciplinary learning environment at UBC. We expect to develop, in collaboration with Scholars, at least one annual event with all Liu Scholars (e.g., a retreat or conference with multiple global themes) and hope that each Scholar will join a research group (such as human rights, climate change, science and technology, transitional justice, food security, migration, water security, etc) that offers an activity (e.g., workshop or summer institute) to other Scholars/Faculty/Students each year.

Only current UBC doctoral students are eligible for the Liu Scholar Program. The Institute is looking for a diversity of disciplinary approaches and topic interests, and encourages students from the natural sciences and humanities to apply, as well as those from the social sciences. Students can remain in the Liu Scholar Program for a maximum of 5 years or until graduation.

To apply, please email the following to Sally Reay (
• a copy of your transcripts (unofficial is fine)
• a 1-2 page CV
• a one to two-paragraph explanation of why you would like to join
***Please ensure that you include the title of your Ph.D. Thesis, the year you started your Ph.D. at UBC, your supervisor, your department, and details of any major scholarships or awards.
Applications will be considered in September and January of each year.
Acceptance to the Program will be based on your research fit with the Institute; your experience; and the ideas and engagement that you would bring to the Program.


Please apply if you are interested. The next deadline will be Thursday, January 12, 2012. Let Richard Iannone know if you have any questions about this program.

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