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    March 13, 2014
    Ann Jones is interviewed in The Tyee by Deborah Campbell on the impact that the war in Afghanistan has had, citing the "militarized economic/political system" in the US and changes to development aid (in both US and Canada) as key issues impacting some of the hopeful changes occurring for women and children in Afghanistan.
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Resident MEMBER Awards


Graduate entrance scholarships awarded by Green College: Successful applicants for admission to Green College are automatically considered for the R. Howard Webster Graduate Fellowship and, if eligible, for the N. H. Benson International Graduate Award (see below), tenable in each case for one year (non-renewable).

R. Howard Webster Foundation Fellowships: Graduate student Resident Members of Green College are eligible for the R. Howard Webster Foundation Fellowships, endowed by the R. Howard Webster Foundation and the Province of British Columbia. The fellowships are open to graduate students in any field studying at the University of British Columbia who become Resident Members of Green College. Ten to twelve awards, worth $2,000-$2,500 each, are made in a typical year.

N. H. Benson International Graduate Award is awarded annually to an international student admitted to Green College. The award is funded by an endowment provided by Dr. Keith Benson, second Principal of Green College (2004-6), in memory of his father, Norman Harold Benson (1916-2011). One award of around $1,000 is made each year.


Non-Resident (or Resident) Member Award


Terms of reference
“A $3,500 fellowship (p.a.) has been endowed by Tim and Ann O’Riordan and the University of British Columbia for a doctoral student involved in research into or the study of sustainable development. Recipients must be Residents or Non-Resident Members of Green College. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Graduate Studies” [following a selection process conducted by an expert committee struck for the purpose by the Principal of Green College].
            UBC Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies ref. # 6328

In accordance with the donors’ wishes, the O’Riordan Fellowship will be awarded to an incoming doctoral student, who will be eligible to hold the fellowship for a maximum of four consecutive years, subject to maintaining satisfactory academic progress.

Nominations for candidates intending to work on issues of sustainability with particular reference to British Columbia and in a broad interdisciplinary perspective are especially invited.

The holder will have the status of non-resident member of Green College in virtue of the fellowship (unless he or she happens to be or to become a resident member of the College).

It is a condition of the fellowship that the holder should make a public presentation on his/her research at Green College in the final year of the award, for which additional resources may be available from the College.

Procedure and deadline
Graduate programs admitting students to begin doctoral work in 2014-15 in the area of sustainable development are invited to nominate candidates by forwarding UBC application dossiers (edited as appropriate, but including, as a minimum, research proposal, full academic transcripts and letters of reference) in a message with subject-line “O’Riordan Fellowship: [Name(s) of candidate(s)]” to by Friday 14 March 2014. Notice of the selection committee’s decisions will be given to graduate programs by early April (subject to confirmation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies). Inquiries to the Principal of Green College, Dr. Mark Vessey,

Download a .pdf with more information about the Tim and Ann O’Riordan Fellowhip in Sustainable Development here.