The Stober Foundation Health Fund has been established as a catalyst for excellence in health-related research and student training within the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at UBC’s Okanagan campus.
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Postdoctoral Fellow

4

PhD Fellowships

35

Undergraduate Research Fellowships

$ 890,000

in Funding

About the gift

Stober Family Foundation will help students in every discipline succeed

With the physical and mental well-being of UBC Okanagan students and the community top of mind, the Stober Family have donated $1 million to support student scholarships, research and community health initiatives over the next five years. The gift comes during a pivotal period of growth for the campus and opportune timing. More than half of the generous gift will be matched by Aspire, a fundraising initiative, which will create a total of $1.9M of opportunities for students. The donation will create needs-based and merit-based scholarships and will immediately provide critical funding for student support. Within the School of Health and Exercise Sciences, a $500,000 gift will establish the Stober Foundation Health Fund, which will help recruit the next generation of health scientists. The fellowships will support an unprecedented number of students at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels.

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About the STOBER Foundation HEALTH FUND

Stober Foundation PhD Fellowships

The Stober Foundation PhD Fellowship Program has been established as a catalyst for excellence in health-related research and student training within the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at UBC’s Okanagan campus. The Stober Foundation PhD Fellowship program funds four, four-year PhD Fellowships within the School of Health and Exercise Science. The Fellowships will begin in 2021  with the generous support of $25,000/year for four years for four exceptional trainees in the PhD in Kinesiology program at UBC Okanagan. The Stober Foundation PhD Fellowship is designed to strengthen world-class health research taking place in the Okanagan. Applications are now open.

Currently accepting applications:

Stober Foundation Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs)

The UBC Stober Foundation Undergraduate Research Fellowships have been established as a catalyst for excellence in health-related research and undergraduate student training within the School of Health and Exercise Sciences. This program will fund 7 SURFs each year from 2021 through 2025. The novel $11,000 fund is designed to support unique research opportunities for undergraduates students. The SURFs will be awarded to students to complete 12 weeks of research training, typically to be performed over the spring / summer months but could be used at any time during the year of the award. With the goal of attracting highly-talented undergraduate students from around the world, the novel fellowships will introduce undergraduate students to world-class research opportunities taking place at UBC Okanagan.

Applications will open in May, 2021. 

Stober Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

A unique opportunity will be available to an exceptional postdoctoral trainee in the Pediatric Inactivity & Exercise Physiology Research Lab under the supervision of Ali McManus.

Enhanced Community Work Placements

From 2020-2025, the Stober Foundation Health Fund will strengthen community partnerships to create enhanced placements for students and unique health programming for Okanagan residents.