BC Public Service career opportunity – Tele-Dietitian


I have attached a current career opportunity with the Ministry of Health. Closes to applications on December 23-2021. Please let me know if you need any further information.

82615 Online Ad Copy – Tele-Dietitian

Thank you


Jenn Arkinstall, Marketing Coordinator (She/Her)

100-940 Blanshard St. Victoria BC V8W3E6
Operational Strategies and Integration Services | BC Public Service Agency

Telephone : 778-698-1300


Thesis Defense – Food Science – MSc – Sara Zamani



The Oral Examination for the Degree of

Master of Science
(Food Science)

Sara Zamani

” Formation and Characterization of Legume Protein Amyloid Fibrils ”

Thursday, December 16th, 2021 – 1:00 PM




Chair: Dr. S. Wang

Supervisory Committee:
Dr. D. Dee – Supervisor
Dr. A. Pratap-Singh – Committee member
Dr. S. Castellarin – Committee member

Defense Committee Composition
Dr. D. Dee – Supervisor
Dr. A. Pratap-Singh – Committee member
Dr. D. Kitts – External

Competition Announcement and Info Session: Friedman Award for Scholars in Health


Friedman Award for Scholars in Health

The Friedman Award for Scholars in Health is open to any UBC graduate student or medical resident studying in the area of health. ‘Health’ is interpreted very broadly, and includes health promotion and disease prevention, mental health research, laboratory sciences related to medicine or health, public health, health services research, or any area intended to impact human health.  Applicants do not need to be studying in a health-related degree to be eligible to apply.

Awards of up to $50,000 each will be granted for 6 to 12 months of study outside of Western Canada.  Friedman Scholars are expected to travel to other areas of Canada and the world to seek new perspectives, learn from experts in their fields and be exposed to different cultures.  The award amount will be at the discretion of the adjudication committee.

Note regarding COVID-19: The Friedman is an award to fund travel.  In some cases, travel is not currently possible due to the ongoing pandemic.  However, applicants should approach their application with the assumption that travel will be possible in 2022/2023.

Application Deadline: Friday, 11 March 2022 at 4:00 pm PT

For further information about this award opportunity, including eligibility requirements and application procedures, please visit: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/friedman-award-scholars-health.

A complete application must be submitted online by 4:00 pm PT on Friday, 11 March 2022. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered; it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their application is complete by the deadline. Please follow up with your referees before the deadline as appropriate.

A complete application consists of the following:

Submitted by applicant – SUBMIT APPLICATION HERE


Information Session: Friedman Award for Scholars in Health

Date: Thursday, December 16
Time: 10:00 to 11:00 am
Format: Webinar

To register: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/resources-award-applicants/friedman-award-info-session

Soils and Crops Conference 2022 – Graduate Student Presentation Award


On behalf of the local organizing committee of Soils and Crops Conference 2022 (Online! On March 8-9, 2022), I am requesting you to distribute the attached announcement to interested graduate students and faculty from your department and/or college.

The Soils and Crops Conference is a two-day event offering updates on current research conducted in soils, crops, and economics by researchers, faculty, and graduate students from across western Canada and the USA’s northern states.

Each year the committee offers one Travel Award to a Master’s and/or Ph.D. student who shows exceptional educational studies and research in the areas of soils, crops, or economics. However, this year due to the ongoing Pandemic situation, the committee has chosen to provide the Graduate Student Presentation Award (which will cover the conference registration fee and an award of CAD 250). The winners (a total of four awards) will be selected based on the merit of the student’s submitted abstract and CV.

Interested graduate students are encouraged to apply (see the attached announcement)

Soils and Crops 2022_Graduate Student Presentation Award
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Best regards,

Shayeb Shahariar
Soils and Crops Conference Organizing Committee

Shayeb Shahariar, Ph.D., A.Ag.​
Post Doctoral Fellow
Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS)
University of Saskatchewan

421 Downey Road, Suite 101

Saskatoon, SK S7N 4L8 Canada

Email: shayeb.shahariar@gifs.ca; shayeb.shahariar@usask.ca

www.gifs.ca; www.usask.ca

GradUpdate – Program for Open Scholarship and Education, TA Institute, Part-time work opportunities, IDRC Research Award, Project Communication, and more



In this issue, Program for Open Scholarship and Education, TA Institute, Part-time work opportunities, IDRC Research Award, Project Communication, and more.

Seats still available

Grad Wellness Series: Career Uncertainty
Thursday, Dec 9 | 12:00 – 1:30 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


Use your research creatively to solve global challenges
Apply by Feb 1 | International Development Research Centre research award
One year paid, full-time research position | May 2022 to April 2023 Learn more

Program for Open Scholarship and Education
Register by Jan 18 | Online four-month flexible and blended program
Learn about Open Education, Open Scholarship, and Open Research Learn more


Your Brand Matters
A Science to Business Network event | Tuesday, Dec 7 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM Register

GSS Survey Coordinator
Apply by Dec 7 | 5 hrs/wk | Jan to Aug 2022 | $22.67/hr Learn more

GSS Office Assistant
Apply by Dec 15 | 10-15 hrs/wk | Jan to Dec 2022 | $22.67/hr Learn more

Classroom Climate and Equity & Inclusion – Graduate Student Facilitator
Support learning on Indigenous topics and support equity and inclusion issues in the classroom.
Apply by Jan 6 | 10 hrs/wk | Jan to Dec 2022 | $30/hr Learn more

Social Media Best Practices Project – Asian Studies
Part-time internships | 2-3 hrs/wk | $32.66/hr
Q&A with Dr Rea | Thursday, Dec 9 | 2:00 – 2:45 PM Learn more

Explore LinkedIn Learning
Online, on demand | Course topics include business and communication skills, leadership, technical skills (Excel, R), Job Searching, Wellness, and more | Available free Learn more


CRA Webinar on Income Tax for International Students
Friday, Dec 17 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM Learn more


Refined Project Communication Plan (Mitacs Training)
Asynchronous course requirements must be completed prior to synchronous session.
Wednesday, Dec 15 | 9:30 – 11:30 AM Learn more


Research Commons Consultations
One-to-one support with Citation Management, Data Management, Digital Scholarship, Copyright, Open Access, and more Book


January 2022 TA Institute
Jan 17 – 21 | for TAs only
Register; Topics include:

  • Cultivating Connection and Community
  • UBC Early Alert Program Orientation
  • Creating Inclusive Learning Environments
  • Establishing a Positive TA Experience Working with Faculty Members
  • Race and Classroom Power Dynamics
  • Presentation and Lecturing Skills
  • An Introduction to Researching Your Own Teaching
  • Adapting the Classroom Environment for Flexible Teaching Models
  • Time Management Skills for Graduate Students and TAs
  • Leading Online Synchronous Discussions
  • Marking, Feedback, and Assessment for Learning, and more.


Writing Consultations
The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication offers in person and written feedback writing consultations for diverse writing situations: academic, creative, professional, and technical. Learn more