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Climate Teaching Connector (New UBC Climate Hub and USI Program)

Interested in teaching climate change at UBC?

The UBC Climate Hub and the UBC Sustainability Initiative are partnering to launch a pilot project to bring about greater integration of climate change and climate justice content throughout courses across departments this fall.

For the pilot year, they are recruiting 12 UBC graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with teaching experience and expertise in climate change-related topics to deliver paid guest lectures in undergraduate classes.

Apply by Wednesday, July 22nd 11:59 p.m. PST through this application:

https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3xtn1zbtPzx8t7f

Questions? Email the project lead, UBC Climate Hub’s Pablo Akira Beimler, at pbeimler@mail.ubc.ca.

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Pablo Akira Beimler

MCRP Student (2021) | School of Community and Regional Planning
Academic Engagement Lead | UBC Climate Hub

Research Assistant | Resilient-C
University of British Columbia, Vancouver

On the unceded, traditional, ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

pbeimler@gmail.com | pablo.akira@alumni.ubc.ca | pbeimler@mail.ubc.ca

Thesis Defense – HUNU – MSc – Kaitlyn Samson

UBC – Faculty of Land and Food Systems Announces  The Oral Examination for the Degree of

Master of Science (Human Nutrition)

Kaitlyn Samson

“The effect of once weekly folic acid supplementation on red blood cell folate concentration in women to determine the potential to prevent  neural tube defects”

2:30 PM on Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Virtually
Join Zoom Meeting    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86385096851?pwd=SHhuLytzbC90TUsyUG5LcTZJU0o3dz09

Meeting ID: 863 8509 6851

Password: 1Rtdyb

 

EXAMINING COMMITTEE

Chair: Dr. A. Devlin

Supervisory Committee:
Dr. C. Karakochuk  – Supervisor
Dr. T. Green – Committee member
Dr. J. Hutcheon – Committee member

Defense Committee Composition
Dr. C. Karakochuk  – Supervisor
Dr. T. Green – Committee member
Dr. D. Kitts – external

Everyone is welcome

Thesis Defense – FOOD – MSc – Philip Yen

UBC – Faculty of Land and Food System Announces The Oral Examination for the Degree of

Master of Science (FOOD Science)

Philip Yen

“Effect of vacuum microwave dehydration on the off-flavor intensity and functionality  of pea proteins

1:30 PM on Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

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Join Zoom Meeting    https://ubc.zoom.us/s/99680295121

Meeting ID: 996 8029 5121

 

EXAMINING COMMITTEE

Chair: Dr. S. Wang

Supervisory Committee:
Dr. A. Singh  – Supervisor
Dr. D. Kitts – Committee member
Dr. C. Scaman – Committee member
Dr. Z. Xu – Committee member

Defense Committee Composition
Dr. A. Singh  – Supervisor
Dr. D. Kitts – Committee member
Dr. C. Scaman – Committee member
Dr. Z. Xu – Committee member
Dr. S. Castellarin – External

Everyone is welcome

GradUpdate- In this issue, webinars on project management, funding, professional communication, and more!

GradUpdate

In this issue, webinars on project management, funding, professional communication, and more!

Open Registration

Foundations of Project Management I (2 days – Online)
Wednesday & Thursday July 8 & 9 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Register

Additional 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

ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND SUCCESS

Funding your year at UBC
Tuesday, July 7 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM Learn more

NVivo part 2: classification and datasets
Wednesday, July 8 | 1:30 – 3:30 PM Learn more

CAREER EXPLORATION

S2BN Virtual Career Cafe – In Focus: Regulatory Affairs
Monday, June 29 | 3:00 – 4:30 PM Learn more

Alumni Office Hours with Henry McQueen – Senior Development Manager at Concert Properties
Wednesday, July 8 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM  Learn more

TEACHING DEVELOPMENT

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop – July 2-12, 2020 (ONLINE)
Various dates and times Learn more

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop – July 15, 20, 22 & 24, 2020 (ONLINE)
Various dates and times Learn more

WRITING AND COMMUNICATION

Professional Communication: From Classroom to Workplace
Tuesday, July 7 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Learn more

Reach-out to new graduates on behalf of BCIA

We would like to introduce you to the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists (BCIA) https://www.bcia.com/  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. carson.li@ubc.ca
  • Yasemin Parkinson, P.Ag. yparkinson@kwl.ca
  • 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
carsonli0710@gmail.com
https://sal-lab.landfood.ubc.ca/