All Stipends are set up by the Graduate Program office. You will need to fill in a “New Hire form”, a copy of your Social Insurance Number (SIN) and a Direct Deposit Form to the Graduate Program office in order to have your pay processed. International students must provide a valid study permit to the Graduate Program office. The Department employs graduate students as Graduate Research Assistance (GRA) unless they are supported by scholarships over 30K. Scholarship disbursements are generally governed by G+PS through your SSC. You must set up a separate Direct Deposit through SSC..
MSc students while working towards their degree are guaranteed a stipend of $21,848 + 1.3 K fees + tuition for a maximum of 3 years.
PhD students while working towards their degree are guaranteed a stipend of $24,969K + 1.3K fees + tuition for a maximum of 5 years.
Students are required to complete 1 full TAship while working towards their degree and may have an opportunity to complete others. TAships are assigned in early summer of each year to students in their second year and beyond. The department employs graduate students in additional TA roles as required. There is no citizenship requirement for teaching assistantships. A list of offered MICB TAships is available here.
Graduate students receive financial support from a variety of sources. The University, on a competitive basis, awards scholarships. Graduate scholarships awarded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, etc., are tenable in the Department. Scholarships are an important supplement to a student's CV and income. A complete list of Graduate Student Awards is available on the Graduate Studies website. The Graduate Program Coordinator will send updates and reminders to current students via the Microbiology and Immunology email list.
Pay: In order for you to be paid, you need to submit your bank information on Workday. You can upload your direct deposit form to workday or edit your banking information following the instructions below:
Pay update for Workday:
1. Log into Workday using CWL (https://hr.ubc.ca/working-ubc/welcome-workday)
2. Click on “Pay” under Applications section and select “Payment Elections”.
3. Under “Accounts” section, find your current direct deposit bank account information and click “Edit”.
4. Enter new direct deposit information and click “OK”. You will be returned to the previous page with the updated information and get emails from Workday regarding the change in Payment Elections.
To change the info on SSC, click on “Banking Details - Direct Deposit” under Financial Summary to access the form.
Click below to view our financial awards page.