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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 will be 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 in scaling Canada’s Blockchain industry while also engaging in some of the world’s most complex socio-technical issues.

The training path will focus 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 will be offering students valuable internships in collaboration with Mitacs. Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. will be a flagship partner, providing funding to support research at the intersection of Blockchain and healthcare.

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. To be considered for participation in the pathway, students must apply before September of the year in which they would like to be admitted.

The pathway is currently open for application for students from four different departments, please see information below for more details.
 

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

Coursework Graduate Seminar Internship Thesis

Coursework Graduate Seminar Internship Dissertation

Eligibility for Financial Assistance

$25,000 in funding over two years in addition to any funding from their thesis supervisors. Students may apply for Teaching Assistantships, graduate awards and scholarships

$30,000 in funding over two years in addition to any funding from their thesis supervisors. 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

Coursework, Internship, Thesis

Coursework, Internship, Dissertation

Eligibility for Financial Assistance

$25,000 in funding over two years in addition to any funding from their thesis supervisors. Students may apply for Teaching Assistantships, graduate awards and scholarships

$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

Accordion contents happen in hereStudents who are enrolled in Master of Science in Computer Science (MSc.) and PhD degrees who have an interest in applying the Graduate Training Pathway will challenge fundamental technical issues pertaining to this innovative technology via multidisciplinary study. Students who wish to participate in this program must first apply and be admitted to the Computer Science MSc and 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

Coursework Graduate Seminar Internship Thesis

Coursework Graduate Seminar Internship Dissertation

Eligibility for Financial Assistance

$25,000 in funding over two years in addition to any funding from their thesis supervisors. Students may apply for Teaching Assistantships, graduate awards and scholarships

$30,000 in funding over two years in addition to any funding from their thesis supervisors. 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 following procedures of UBC MEL. 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

Coursework Graduate Seminar Internship Thesis

Coursework Graduate Seminar Internship Dissertation

Eligibility for Financial Assistance

$25,000 in funding over two years in addition to any funding from their thesis supervisors. Students may apply for Teaching Assistantships, graduate awards and scholarships

$30,000 in funding over two years in addition to any funding from their thesis supervisors. Students may apply for Teaching Assistantships, graduate awards and scholarships

Cooperative Education

Industrial Partner Internship

Industrial Partner Internship