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In the News – Hadis Mozaffari, PhD student in HUNU

BCDRN Trainee Spotlight: Hadis Mozaffari, PhD candidate

in News, Trainee Profile

Our BCDRN trainee profile this winter is Hadis Mozaffari, a PhD Student in Human Nutrition at the University of British Columbia, in Annalijn Conklin’s lab. She recently presented her research entitled “Does eating a more varied diet lead to better health? Findings from a systematic review” at Vancouver Diabetes Research Day 2019.

More details here:

Congratulations Hadis!

MFRE News Post: Learning to trade futures through a global competition

The MFRE program has just published a new post highlighting our summer Graduating Projects.

We are delighted to share a few of our news and stories with the LFS Community. If appropriate, please feel free to share our latest post with faculty and students.

Learning to trade futures through a global competition

Thank you!

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

PhD position in Human Nutrition available at the University of Alberta

We have a PhD position available (see attachment) and we were wondering if you could please kindly advertise among graduate students in your department if you find appropriate.

PhD Student – Posting

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration,


Carla Prado – PhD, RD
Director — Human Nutrition Research Unit

Associate Professor / CAIP Chair in Nutrition, Food and Health
CIHR New Investigator

Associate Editor: Clinical Nutrition & Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle

Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science – Division of Human Nutrition

University of Alberta

4–002 Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Research Innovation (Office 2-021E)

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada  T6G 2E1

Tel: 780.492.7934   Fax: 780.492.9555

GPS Update: Stats Webinar (2 group comparisons & ANOVA) + Friedman Award Info Webinar + more!

Space still available for:

Statistics III: Two Group Comparisons and ANOVA Models (Webinar) | Tues. Dec 10, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Register here

Check out for these, and other, opportunities:

Academic Success

IsoSim Workshop – Managing Unpredictability (using improv) Dec 13, 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Friedman Award Info Session (Health Competition) (Webinar)| Dec. 16, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Career Exploration

Innovation UBC 2020 Start-up competition (Life Sciences) | Info Session, Jan 8

FORTINET New Grad Open House  | Jan 9, Jan 15 & 16

Check out the Career Resource: a digital resource library with recordings, interviews, videos and more

Paid 12-month Internships in Northern BC – Local and First Nations Government (Apply by Jan 30th)

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

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

Community Engaged Learning funding opportunities and resources for faculty, staff, and students


  • The Centre’s Advancing Community Engaged Learning Fund awards grants of up to $10,000 to faculty, academic administrators or staff. The grants are intended for the development, innovation, evaluation, and improvement of approaches, resources and systems that enable community engaged learning to grow and sustain as a practise at UBC. For more details and to apply, visit our website.
  • The Centre’s Professional Development Fund provides small grants of $300-$400 to faculty in recognition of their demonstrated commitment to community engaged pedagogy. For more details and to apply, visit our website.



  • The Centre’s Chapman and Innovation Grants fund students to create and implement a project in partnership with a BC-based community organization. Projects grants range from $1500-$10,000 and are designed to help students test a new idea and take initiative in tackling issues affecting underrepresented populations in their local communities.
  • The Connect to Community Grant funds student projects from $200-$1500 and are designed as an accessible introduction to collaborating with a community organization.



  • The Centre’s assessment tools support faculty to evaluate student learning. The resources are accessible online as part of the Centre’s Faculty Toolkit. Centre staff are able to support faculty to adapt the tools based on their course objectives and needs.
  • Centre staff facilitate community engaged learning orientation sessions and other student workshops designed to promote ethical community engagement, community impact, and equip students with skills to create and deliver community-based projects and initiatives. For the full list, descriptions, and booking details please visit our website.