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LFS TA Community of Practice Virtual Meeting, October 1, 2020

Dear LFS TAs,

We hope you are keeping well and safe and enjoying the fall semester.

Having a space to share insights or troubleshoot issues is an important part of your professional development. Our Community of Practice space is a monthly, informal virtual get-together for all TAs  primarily to learn from each other.

The purpose of the upcoming COP next week Thursday is to share and hear experiences (new and returning TAs) of online teaching assistance in the new normal. This information is critical as it provides evidence to inform and guide programming and training based on your needs.

Below are the meeting details;

WHEN: October 1, 2020

TIME: 10-11PM

WHERE: Virtual, a link will be sent out to the responders in due time.

If you interested in being part of this discussion, RSVP at the link below


Looking forward to hearing from you.

Lennie and Tebby

LFS TA Training Program Coordinators



COVID-19 and African Economies

Liu Institute Network for Africa (LINA) at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA), UBC, will be hosting another webinar exploring the impacts of COVID-19 on socioeconomic development across Africa and the measures necessary for the post-pandemic recovery. The webinar will take place next week Wednesday, September 30, from 9am–10:30am Pacific Time (Vancouver). Please find the poster attached. Registration is free.



Dr. David Luke, Coordinator of the African Trade Policy Centre, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Ms. Amanda Dakouré, Senior Legal Counsel, African Development Bank

Prof. Damilola Olawuyi, Professor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Afe Babalola University, Nigeria, Associate Professor, HBKU College of Law, Qatar, and Vice Chair, International Law Association

Ms. Caroline Wanjiku Saroni, Chairperson, Advocates Complaints Commission – Office of the Attorney General; Representative of the Attorney General of Kenya on the National Multi-Agency Command Center – COVID 19, Government of Kenya


Moderator: Dr. Sara Ghebremusse, Assistant Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law, UBC


Opening remarks: Professor Santa Ono, UBC’s 15th President and Vice-Chancellor.


To learn more and register, please go to the website of LINA or SPPGA. You can direct questions to Temi Onifade at or


Thank you.

Temi Onifade

LINA Co-Chair and Vanier Scholar, UBC

For LINA Steering Committee

Join us for our speaker series In Session: Talks on Counselling Psychology

I am representing the Counselling Psychology Student Association, a UBC Graduate Student Society affiliated organization that seeks to promote student engagement through professional development and academic initiatives. We are putting on a series of talks that may be of interest to your students. Do you know how we might let them know that this event is taking place? I’ve included the event information below and have attached a flyer. Thank you for your time and help.

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Please join us for our first speaker series In Session: Talks on Counselling Psychology! This speaker series is presented by the Counselling Psychology Student Association (CPSA) and funded by the UBC Graduate Student Society. See below and the attached PDF for more details and information on how to register.


September 30, 2020 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Online  
Mark Antczak, RCC | Working with Anxiety Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention

October 27, 2020 | 7:30 – 8:30 PM | Online

Meredith MacKenzie, RCC | Intervention Techniques for Eating Disorders

November 17, 2020 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Online

Erin Davidson, RCC | Specializing in Sex Therapy


CPSA Members: Free

General Admission: $5


Register here:

Kind regards,

Alejandra Botia

The Counselling Psychology Student Association (CPSA)



Call for Applications: Musqueam First Nation Scholarship

To acknowledge the strong relationship UBC has with the Musqueam First Nation, the President’s Office has created a community-based scholarship to support students from the Musqueam First Nation studying at the University of British Columbia in their undergraduate, post baccalaureate (including Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Education, Pharmacy, Nursing, Midwifery, and Social Work), and graduate studies. The award is valued up to $5,500 annually and renewable for up to 4 years.

Recipients will have demonstrated academic and leadership achievements including, but not limited to, engagement in the arts, athletics, school, and/or their community. Recipients will be selected on their ability to demonstrate their openness to continuing to learn who they are, where they come from, and their responsibility in enriching and carrying knowledge forward in their community and the world.

Application deadline: September 30, 2020 by 11:59pm PST

For more information, including eligibility requirements and application procedures, please visit the award’s UBC website:

Call for Applications: IODE War Memorial Scholarships

The IODE War Memorial Scholarships support PhD scholars whose research makes important contributions to Canada and the world. Up to three scholarships of $15,000 for study in Canada or for study within the Commonwealth will be awarded for the 2021-2022 academic year. Applicants are judged on academic attainments and promise as well as personal character and career goals.

Eligibility: Applicants must be Canadian citizens, hold a first degree from a Canadian university, and be enrolled in at least the second year of their doctoral program.


  • Letter of Intent by 01 October 2020
  • Complete application by 01 November 2020

Application Procedures: Applicants must apply to IODE directly. Please submit all correspondence and supporting documents on or before the specified deadline dates to the IODE War Memorial Officer. For current application forms and instructions, please visit: