Solutions Scholars Program

The Solutions Scholars Program connects graduate students with scholarly research projects on climate change mitigation, adaptation, and/or education. 

The new UBC Climate Solutions Research Collective (the Collective) established the Solutions Scholars program in 2023 to encourage interdisciplinary research in the areas of climate change mitigation, adaptation and education. The program supports graduate students to spend part of the academic year working on a solutions-oriented research project while also connecting climate researchers across UBC and receiving mentorship in interdisciplinary research and knowledge exchange.

In the 2023/24 academic year, graduate student applicants submitted proposals to apply their scholarly research in the two theme areas of 1)  wildfires and/or extreme heat, and/or 2) urban transformations.  Students received a stipend for one-year and a modest amount for research expenses, as well as professional development opportunities. 

2024 - 2025 Program

For the 2024-2025 Solutions Scholars program, we are implementing a two-stage process that will first identify climate solutions-oriented projects that students will then apply to work on throughout their ten-month term from September 2024 to June 2025.



First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that UBC’s campuses are situated within the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh, and in the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation and their peoples.

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