Reach-out to new graduates on behalf of BCIA

We would like to introduce you to the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists (BCIA)  and what it can offer you as a student or a recent graduate.


What is BCIA?

“BCIA is the provincial organization authorized under the Agrologists Act, a British Columbia statute, to govern the professional conduct of its registrants, in support of the public interest. Persons who hold themselves out to be a Professional Agrologist or Registered Technologist in Agrology must be duly registered with BCIA under the Act.  BCIA has 1400+ practicing agrologists, who are professionals in areas such as agriculture, food production, environment and resource management.”

View a Summary of the BC Institute of Agrologists


How to become a member?

  • Student membership is free and you can apply online.
  •  Applicants for Articling Agrologist within 6 months of graduation will have 50% off application fee waived. Click here to see the requirement of becoming an Articling Agrologist.
  • Find out more about the new ‘Registered Technologist in Agrology (RTAg)’.


Resources and Events

As a student member you will have access to:

  • Networking events
    • Tradeshows
    • Volunteering opportunities
    • Mentorships
    • Drinks with Aggies
  • Professional developments
    • Field trips
    • Workshops
    • Conferences
  • Agrology related resources and articles
  • BCIA AGMs & Annual Conference
  • BC Land Summit (every 4 years)
  •  Employment opportunities and listings
  • Access to other Professional Agrologists
  • Most of the events have waived or reduced registrations costs for student members.


Upcoming Event

  1. Ag Meet & Greet: a virtual meet & greet via Zoom hosted by the BCIA Vancouver Branch. This is a great opportunity for new graduates to find out more about the BCIA and also have you questions answered by P. Ags from various industries.
  • Time: 5:30 pm (PST), July 8th, 2020
  • Registration is open now


BCIA’s Response to Covid-19

In light of the provincial health officer and minister of health orders and directives that are aimed at preventing the spread of the virus in BC, BCIA is taking steps to support public health recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  During this time, the BCIA and all branches are working to provide on-line and virtual events. As a member you will receive information and have access to future events.


BCIA Student Liaison Contacts

Your BCIA Vancouver Branch Student Liaison contacts are available to answer any questions you may have and help you navigate the BCIA and applications process.

  • Carson Li, A.Ag.
  • Yasemin Parkinson, P.Ag.
  • Contact info for other branches


Carson Yuchen Li  MSc.
Research Lab Coordinator
Faculty of Land and Food System
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
202-2357 Main Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4 Canada
Phone 604 822 2354

UBC iGSN Recruitment

The Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Network (iGSN) is a graduate student-led group dedicated to fostering the interdisciplinary experience at UBC. Our mission is to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration and knowledge-sharing between graduate students from different disciplines and departments.

The iGSN is looking for graduate students at UBC to join our executive committee! We are looking to fill the positions of:

  • Assistant VP Social
  • Assistant VP Student Services (Sports)
  • Assistant VP Finance
  • Assistant VP Academics
  • Assistant VP Communications
  • Assistant VP Social Media and Marketing

Assistant Vice-Presidents (VP) support the duties performed by executives. This provides a fantastic opportunity to get involved in the graduate student community, learn about the iGSN, and prepare for more executive responsibilities in the future.

For more information regarding the roles and open positions, please contact us via email:

Thank you!

The iGSN Executive Committee

MFRE News post: Grad Project and COVID-19

The MFRE has just published a new post regarding MFRE Graduating Projects contributing to the efforts addressing the pandemic of COVID-19. Two of our students are doing research in order to understand and control the situation better.

Please share as your see appropriate!


This summer, MFRE students are contributing to mitigate the current global pandemic by performing research on COVID-19 related topics for their Graduating Project.

Thank you!

Paulina Gonzalez Miranda  MFRE
Educational Researcher
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus| Musqueam Traditional Territory

GradUpdate- webinars on lay summaries, introduction to Docker, LinkedIn, and more!


In this issue, webinars on lay summaries, introduction to Docker, LinkedIn, and more!

Seats still available 


Academic CV
Tuesday, June 23 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM or 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Additional Events and Opportunities


The following highlights some upcoming events. Please find more on and


Lay Summaries: Writing
Tuesday, June 30 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Learn more

Introduction to Docker
Tuesday, June 30 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Learn more



Feeling Stuck or Unsure
Thursday, July 2 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Learn more

Friday, July 3 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Learn more

Career Coaching Opportunity, Book an appointment

Postdoc Opportunity – UBC Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Learn more

Mitacs research and innovation opportunities, Learn more

CYD Fellowships – A Talent Program for Cyber-Defence Research (Switzerland)
2nd call for proposals is now open, Learn more



Why local Indigenous voices are essential to global forest commitments
Thursday, June 25 | 09:00 – 10:00 AM Learn more

Leadership and Representation: Connecting with communities and amplifying voices
Thursday, June 25 | 12:30 – 2:00 PM Learn more

Volunteer for the Science Communication Podcast
Learn more