The University of British Columbia has provided funds for the Graduate Student Initiative (GSI). These funds are allocated to the Experimental Medicine Program yearly. Details on the GSI can be found here
The GSI policy of the Experimental Medicine Program is that the majority of the GSI funds are to be distributed to Ph.D. students (within their first four years in the program) who are not receiving any other tuition award. The list of eligible students is usually created after the September admission deadline of June 30. The GSI funds are then allocated equally among those Ph.D. students on the list. Ph.D. Students entering the program in January, May or July will not receive a pro-rated GSI award for that year, as the entire allocation has already been disbursed. Those students will be considered for a GSI award effective the following September.