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Graduate Blockchain Training Path

UBC GRADUATE BLOCKCHAIN TRAINING PATHway

The University of British Columbia (UBC) has launched Canada's first Blockchain training pathway for graduate students. The Graduate Pathway on Blockchain and Decentralized Trust Technologies is a 12-credit non-degree training program that augments existing Master’s and PhD programs at UBC. The initiative will provide a capacity for Master’s and PhD students who are interested in this area and desire to contribute to scaling Canada’s Blockchain industry while also engaging in some of the world’s most complex socio-technical issues.

The training path focuses on four primary sectors: health and wellness, clean energy, regulatory technology and indigenous issues. The program is supported by industry partners from a wide range of sectors who offer students valuable internships in collaboration with Mitacs. 

Interested applicants must be existing Masters and PhDs students at UBC, or apply to be admitted as a Masters or PhD student at UBC in the following fields: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Business Administration, Archival and Information Studies, or Law.  

Students should express their interest in pursuing this pathway, preferably at the time of graduate studies’ application, to their academic supervisor and to Blockchain@UBC. Students who are all ready enrolled in a Masters or PhD program at UBC may also apply for admission to the pathway. To be considered for participation in the pathway, students who are already pursuing graduate studies OR have been accepted to UBC for September of the following year should apply for admission to the pathway using the "APPLY NOW" button below by no later than end of May of the year in which they wish to start the pathway. 

For more information please contact Blockchain@UBC

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Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS), Master of Archival Studies (MAS), PhD in Library, Archival and Information Science

Students who are enrolled in Master of Library Information Studies (MLIS), Master of Archival Studies (MAS), Dual and PhD degrees who have an interest in applying the Graduate Training Pathway will tackle fundamental information management issues relating to emerging technology via in-depth multidisciplinary study. Students who wish to participate in this program must apply and be admitted to the MAS, MLIS, Dual and PhD programs following the procedures from UBC iSchool.

MAS/MLIS/Dual

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Type of Program

Professional

Research

Duration

28 months 36 months

48 months

Program Components

1) Coursework 2) Graduate Seminar 3) Internship 4) Thesis

1) Coursework 2) Graduate Seminar 3) Internship 4)Dissertation

Eligibility for Financial Assistance

Up to $25,000 in funding over two years. 

Up to $30,000 in funding over two years. Students may apply for Teaching Assistantships, graduate awards and scholarships

Cooperative Education

Industrial Partner Internship

Industrial Partner Internship

Master of Science in business administration (MSc.), PhD in Business Administration

Students who are enrolled in Master of Science in Business Administration (MSc.) and PhD degrees who have an interest in applying the Graduate Training Pathway will engage in fundamental technical issues in relation to emerging technology through intensive multidisciplinary study. Students who wish to participate in this program must first apply and be admitted to the Sauder School of Business MSc or PhD programs following the procedures from UBC Sauder School of Business.

Master of Science (MSc)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Type of Program

Research

Research

Duration

24 Months

60 months

Program Components

1) Coursework 2) Internship 3) Thesis

1) Coursework 2) Internship 3) Dissertation

Eligibility for Financial Assistance

Up to $25,000 in funding over two years.

$30,000 in funding per year from Sauder School. 

Cooperative Education

Industrial Partner Internship

Industrial Partner Internship

Master of Science in Computer Science (MSc.), PhD in Computer Science

Students who are enrolled in Master of Science in Computer Science (MSc) and PhD degrees who have an interest in applying to the Graduate Training Pathway will research fundamental technical issues related to Blockchain through multidisciplinary study. Students who wish to participate in this program must first apply and be admitted to the Computer Science MSc or PhD programs following the procedures from UBC Computer Science.

Master of Science (MSc)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Type of Program

Research

Research

Duration

24 Months

48 months

Program Components

1) Coursework 2) Graduate Seminar 3) Internship 4) Thesis

1) Coursework 2) Graduate Seminar 3) Internship 4) Dissertation

Eligibility for Financial Assistance

Up to $25,000 in funding over two years

Up to $30,000 in funding over two years. Students may apply for Teaching Assistantships, graduate awards and scholarships

Cooperative Education

Industrial Partner Internship

Industrial Partner Internship

Master of Applied science (Masc.), PhD in Engineering

Students who are enrolled in Master of Applied Science (MASc.) and PhD degrees will engage in fundamental technical issues in connection to this developing technology though detailed multidisciplinary study. Students who wish to participate in this program must apply and be admitted to the MASc and PhD programs. Please note that students admitted to the MEL and MEng may be admitted upon approval of a personalized study plan by the MEL or MEng Program Director and the Director of the Blockchain and Decentralized Trust Technologies Specialization.

Master of Applied Science (MASc)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Type of Program

Research

Research

Duration

24 Months

48 months

Program Components

1) Coursework 2) Graduate Seminar 3) Internship 4) Thesis

1) Coursework 2) Graduate Seminar 3) Internship 4) Dissertation

Eligibility for Financial Assistance

Up to $25,000 in funding over two years.

$30,000 in funding over two years. Students may be eligible for additional funding thorugh Blockchain@UBC and/or their supervisors. Students may also apply for Teaching Assistantships, graduate awards and scholarships

Cooperative Education

Industrial Partner Internship

Industrial Partner Internship