Upcoming Food Sovereignty/Justice Talks – October 24th – Angus Rm 254 1130-1pm

This event will feature two speakers: Dr. Meiaelena Huambachano and Dr. Morten Nielsen. Dr. Huambachano will touch on how food sovereignty is attained in Indigenous populations across New Zealand and Peru and Dr. Nielsen will touch on the pedagogical principles and power dynamics at play with American Youth in sustainable food system complexes.  

Indigenous Food Sovereignty with Mariaelena Huambachano and American Youth Food Justice with Morten Nielsen on October 24, 2018 at Henry Angus – Room 254, UBC 

Faculty of Land and Food Systems | Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the UBC Farm
The University of British Columbia | Unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Territory

Farm Street Address 3461 Ross Drive
Mailing Address 2357 Main Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4

Phone 778 859 1148


How can UBC Library best support your graduate work?






I am pleased to invite you to a special meeting to assist the UBC Library with developing a new Strategic Framework for our future work.  I hope you can attend a discussion group for graduate students on Monday, October 29 from 6 to 7 p.m.

The discussion session will be moderated by Gary Wasdin and Leah Dunn, experienced facilitators from  DeEtta Jones & Associates, a leading consulting firm utilized by academic libraries. Your session is scheduled for one hour.  No preparation is necessary, only a willingness to discuss your studies and to consider ways that the UBC Library may better support your work.

RSVP to the discussion on October 29, 2018 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Thank you for your consideration. Your input is invaluable in helping our libraries plan for the future.


Anne Olsen, MLIS
Head, Walter C. Koerner Library | UBC Library
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
1958 Main Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada
Office: 604 822 3018 | Mobile: 604 445 9601
anne.olsen@ubc.ca | @LibarinaAnne | Pronouns: she/her/hers
UBC Vancouver is located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people

GPS workshop and webinar: Scholarship and Award Opportunities (CGS-M Masters) + More!

Registration is now open for:

Scholarship and Award Opportunities: CGS-M Masters

Tue, Oct 30

Webinar: 9:30 – 11:00 AM

Event and registration details:  grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16996-scholarship-award-opportunities-cgs-m-masters-webinar

In-person: 2:00 – 4:00 PM @Thea Koerner House

Event and registration details: grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16995-scholarship-award-opportunities-cgs-m-masters


Check out community.grad.ubc.ca for other opportunities including:  

Upcoming events for Thrive Week at UBC

Understanding your Mental Health for Grad Students, Oct 30 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5390

Grad Connections Café, Oct 30 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5342


Events and Opportunities

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship Documentary Screening (on for-profit academic publishing), Oct 22 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5388

GSS Grad Student Night Out: MurderCon (Murder Mystery @Science World), Oct 26 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5389

UBC Learning Analytics Student API Hackathon, Oct 26-27 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5313

Communicating Science via “The Conversation”, with Canadian editor Scott White Oct 31st 12:30 – 1:30| https://community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5395

Liu Institute Network for Africa – Call for Members, Oct 31 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5386


Job and Scholarship Opportunities

Employers on Campus (Oct 23) – Consulate of Japan/JET Program, Metro Vancouver | community.grad.ubc.ca/calendar

McKinsey Challenge (2-Day Consulting Learning Opportunity), apply by Oct 28 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5387

Apply for Gov’t of Canada’s Recruitment of Policy Leaders Program by Nov 5 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5385

International Fellowships for Research in Japan (Info Session) Nov 8 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5392

National Essay Challenge (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada), apply by Nov 15 | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5391

Auxiliary Environmental Impact Assessment Biologist Job Opportunity | community.grad.ubc.ca/forum/5394


Graduate School Success

Systematic Review Search Methods, Oct 23 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5172

SPSS Part 2: Data Management and Bivariate Analysis, Oct 24 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5304

Lay Summaries Workshop, Oct 25 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5173

Citation Management (Mendeley and Zotero), Oct 26 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5174

Thank you,


Jacqui Brinkman, MSc
Director of Graduate Student Professional Development
Office of the Dean | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | 
Musqueam Traditional Territory
170 – 6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada
Phone 604 827 4578 | Fax 604 822 5802
jacqui.brinkman@ubc.ca | @ubcgradschool

Help UBC Increase Physical Activity on Campus – From the UBC Physical Activity Office

Did you know that Asian female students at UBC have lower levels of physical activity?

We need to know what this population wants to create the best possible opportunities for participating in recreation. We’ve launched a survey to hear what’s needed and we’re seeking your help in distributing this survey to students. Students who complete the survey will have the option to be entered into a draw to win one of the following prizes: $50 and $100 Visa® Gift Cards, Fit Bit®, $100 voucher for UBC Recreation Services, or a lululemon® yoga mat. The survey takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes to complete.

Can you please send this survey link to your students via email and/or post to social media?  If you’re not able to assist with distributing the link, could you please let me know who I should contact for help? Survey link: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7UmlBqMoQOvqfvn

I’ve attached a template that you can share to your students. See below.

Additional details about the Equity Inclusion Project are below for your reference.

Equity Inclusion Project Background:

Findings from the 2018 Undergraduate Experience Survey (UES) indicate that UBC Asian female students are underrepresented in recreational participation and have lower rates of physical activity. To address this discrepancy and encourage exercise, the Physical Activity Office is developing an initiative to address barriers promote physical activity for Asian female students on the UBC Vancouver Campus. We are conducting surveys with UBC students who self-identify as Asian female in order to identify the barriers and facilitating factors for participating in physical activity and recreation on campus. This information is crucial in helping to develop programs and opportunities using information directly provided by students.~

Social Media Template – For you to use

UBC Physical Activity Survey – Have a chance to win great prizes!

Do you identify as an Asian female student? Do you know anyone who does? Complete this physical activity and recreation survey for your chance to win $50 or $100 Visa® Gift Cards, Fit Bit®, $100 voucher for UBC Recreation Services, or a lululemon® yoga mat! All information and survey results will be analyzed by the Physical Activity Office and individual information will be kept confidential. The survey takes approximately 5 minutes to complete. Thank you for your participation!

Link to Survey: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7UmlBqMoQOvqfvn

Again, thank you for your time and please let me know whether you can help us distribute the link!

Best Regards,

Julia Rudecki 

Physical Activity Office Project Assistant|UBC Wellbeing Design Lab

The University of British Columbia|Vancouver Campus

Job posting – Plant

Head of Laboratory Needed 

Head of Laboratory is needed for a new analytical company based in Vancouver, BC.

This is a unique opportunity to grow with our company as we emerge from a new and exciting

industry in Canada.

The Head of Laboratory will be responsible for running, troubleshooting and analyzing samples

with a GC, HPLC and/or ICP system; writing and reviewing standard operating procedures

(SOPs); and performing laboratory procedures including sampling, chromatographic and

material assays.



• Master’s or PhD in Plant Science, Analytical Chemistry or a related field.

• Experience with creating statistical methods of data analysis.

• Experience with the following instrumentation: HPLC, GCMS, LC-MS/MS, GC-MS/MS,


• Experience with method development and optimization.

• Experience with instrument maintenance and trouble-shooting.


To apply: Send resume and cover letter in PDF format to deandre.laroche13@gmail.com