Graduate student training, mentorship, and professional development is at the core of what we do at the Centre for Migration Studies.

The Centre for Migration Studies provides numerous opportunities for specialized education and training in migration studies. Graduate students from UBC and other institutions across southwestern British Columbia are welcome to become affiliates and join any of our research groups. Graduate student affiliates are also eligible for special travel awards and conference funding, and able to share their research with colleagues and experts in our “Grad Student Power Hour.”

Many graduate student affiliates are actively involved in research projects and training initiatives and several have been honoured with prestigious awards and fellowships. Graduate students affiliated with CMS are also able to benefit from our inaugural Faculty Mentor in Residence program, providing opportunity to learn from a senior UBC faculty member and migration scholar on how to best navigate graduate studies in migration related research.

To ensure graduate student perspectives and priorities within CMS, there are 2 slots for enrolled UBC graduate students allotted on the CMS Executive Committee. Service on the Executive Committee provides students with training in cross-sectoral collaboration, working with multiple stakeholders, and institution-building. Every year, CMS also employs multiple graduate student employees as research assistants and via internships with local community partners.

To learn more about what CMS offers graduate students, peruse the links and be sure to sign-up to our mailing list.