October 7 MPPGA Info Session: Why Choose the MPPGA Program


We are hosting our first Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs info session of the season and would appreciate your help in spreading the word to any prospective students that may be interested. Please find the details below!

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Virtual UBC MPPGA Info Session: Why Choose the MPPGA Program

Date: Thursday, October 7 2021

Time: 9:30AM – 10:30AM PDT

*Please RSVP to receive the zoom link closer to the event date.

 Join this virtual info session about the professional Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) program at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA), University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Applications open on October 4th, 2021.

Learn about our unique graduate program and how it will equip you with a profound understanding of policy-making and policy analysis through career development and experiential learning. You will have the opportunity to directly engage with a client organization on a pressing policy challenge in our signature Global Policy Project.


Agenda Topics:

  • Introduction to the professional MPPGA Program at UBC
  • Key program benefits
  • How to apply
  • Possible career paths in government, not-for-profit, and private industry
  • Q&A

We hope to see you there!

Tina Alexander
Marketing & Events Specialist
School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
165 – 1855 West Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T1Z2 Canada
Phone 604 827 2392
tina.alexander@ubc.ca | @ubcSPPGA

Grad Student Volunteers NEEDED for Sept 24


Hi folks

We need a grad student or two who would be willing to volunteer with Iris and Pia at the check-in table for the September 24th LFS Welcome Back Event at the UBC Farm.  As the event starts at 3:00, it would be appreciated if you could show up around 2:30’ish.

If you are interested, please send a quick email to Iris at iris.li@ubc.ca

Thank you!


Shelley Small
Administrative Manager, Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Room 293 MacMillan Building
2357 Main Mall Vancouver BC  V6T 1Z4
Phone:  604-822-4593       Fax:  604-822-4400
lfs.gradmgr@ubc.ca          www.landfood.ubc.ca

I gratefully acknowledge that I live, work and play on the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples –sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations. 

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Registration now open


Tuesday, Sep 28 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM


Intro to Statistical Concepts I: Exploratory Data Analysis
Wednesday, Sep 29 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM


Seats still available


Copyright for your Thesis: How to use Images and other material
Thursday, Sep 23 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Register
Events and Opportunities


The following highlights some upcoming events. Please find more on community.grad.ubc.ca and grad.ubc.ca/current-students/professional-development


Graduate Student Orientation to the Library
Monday, Sep 27 | 10:00 – 10:30 AM Register
Wednesday, Sep 29 | 2:00 – 2:30 PM Register

Bookable Project Rooms in Koerner Library
Online Conference presented by the UBC Sustainability Scholars Program
Need space to work on campus? The research commons has bookable project rooms for groups of 2 or more graduate students or faculty Learn more

Free Statistics Support
Consultations through Stats 551 course | Submissions will be accepted until the end of October but the sooner you submit the more likely your project will be selected. Learn more and submit your one page project description.



GAA position: Effective Mentorship of Racialized Graduate Students
4-5 hrs/wk | with Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies | Apply by Sep 24 Learn more

Academic Career Success Conference
A Beyond Prof Event | Sep 25 and Oct 2 | 8:00 AM – 12:45 PM | Fees apply Learn more



All Things Health & Dental Plan (StudentCare Q&A)
GSS Orientation 2021 event | Open to all current grad students | Monday, Sep 27 | 5:00 – 6:00 PM Register


Introduction to Research Data Management (RDM)
Monday, Sep 27 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM Register

Introduction to OSF
Tuesday, Sep 28 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Register

RDM Discussion Panel with UBC Researchers
Wednesday, Sep 29 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM Register

NVivo part 1: getting started with NVivo
Wednesday, Sep 29 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM Register

Introduction to Voyant
Friday, Oct 1 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM Register



Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in TAing
Tuesday, Sep 28 | 5:00 – 7:00 PM Register

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshops
Nov 2-21 | various days and times | Register by Oct 28
Learn about additional upcoming sessions.

Qualtrics Studio
Monday, Sep 27 | 3:00 – 4:30 PM Register

TLEF-OER Fund Proposal Consultation Sessions
Tuesday, Sep 28 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM Register

Finding Open Educational Resources
Friday, Oct 1 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM Register



Introduction to Production
UBC DIY Media Workshop | Tuesday, Sep 28 | 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Register

Literature Reviews: Mapping the Scholarly Conversation
(in person) Wednesday, Sep 29 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Register

LFS Welcome Back Event


Register for the LFS Welcome Back Event –  Friday, Sept. 24

Registration is open for the LFS Welcome Back Event this Friday, September 24 from 3-5pm at UBC Farm. Join us as we celebrate and thank LFS faculty members, staff and graduate students for all their hard work over the past 18 months!

Register by donating a minimum of $5 to United Way: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/ulwbb

Deadline to register is Thursday, September 23 (9am). Tickets will not be available to purchase at the event.

This year’s event will feature:

  • local food trucks and vendors with vegetarian & vegan options (Tamaly-Shop, Via Tevere Pizza, Ay! Mamacita, and BAK’D)
  • a pop-up market
  • a presentation from Rickey

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own water bottles (there will be stations available for refills) and picnic blankets to sit on. Hand sanitizer will be provided throughout the event.

For information on how to get to the UBC Farm, visit: https://ubcfarm.ubc.ca/contact-us/

Note: LFS Operations has completed a UBC Safety Event Plan for this event.