Trail Six Academic Journal is Open for Submission!

Have you written a paper of particular excellence? Are you eager to see it published in a nationally recognized undergraduate journal? Trail Six is an academic journal published by the Department of Geography and we are currently seeking papers for our 13th volume.

Trail Six accepts any paper that is related to geography or one of its sub-disciplines. This may include but is not limited to: geomorphology, politics & political geography, feminist geography, economic geography & global business, environmental sustainability, social geography, or urban studies and planning. Any paper pertaining to these topics is acceptable, whether it was written for a non-geography class or out of your own interest.

Submission guidelines and further information can be found at Deadline is December 15, 2018. Email with any further inquiries.

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Focus Groups for Canvas

The LFS Learning Centre is looking for your feedback on Canvas courses. What are the things that have worked? What would you suggest for improvement? Come and give your opinion for an hour, get fed pizza, and help us and your instructors to make their Canvas courses better.

The focus groups will likely be run in December. If you are interested, please contact Cyprien Lomas, Director of the LFS Learning Centre.

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Interview Preparation Strategies Workshop | December 5, 2018, 3:00-5:00pm

Are you careerious? Join Rob Kim, your LFS Career Strategist in this upcoming event:

Interview Preparation Strategies Workshop
Wednesday, December 5, from 3:00 – 5:00pm MCML 258
Want some tried and tested tips for getting interview-ready? Come to this session to learn and practice flexible and effective strategies to maximize your interview preparation.

To sign up: The cost? Just your time, effort, and enthusiasm. Sign-up now through CareersOnline (click “Events” > “Workshops” and search “LFS”)

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PHYS 100 Tutorial Exam Prep with Rob Kim

PHYS 100 Tutorial Exam Prep – for any LFS student!
In a former life, Rob (your LFS Career Strategist) was a science high school teacher who loved working with students in physics. He will be running two tutorial sessions for any LFS students, showcasing tried and true methods of problem-solving using example questions. Most of the focus will be on the first three units of PHYS 100.

  • Session 1: Thursday, Dec 6th @ 11:00am-12:30pm
  • Session 2: Wednesday, Dec 12th @ 3:30pm-4:45pm

Both sessions will be held in MCML 258.

To sign up on CareersOnline, follow this link or click “Events” > “Workshops” and search “LFS”).



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LFS First Year Study Session | November 26, 2018, 3:30-5:30pm

Stressed because of finals coming up? Got term papers that just won’t write themselves?
Join your LFS Senior Orientations Leader and fellow LFSers in Agora for a drop-in LFS study session with free drinks and snacks! We will also be giving out free exam care packages!

  • Where: Agora Cafe (Basement of MacMillan)
  • When: Monday, November 26 from 3:30 – 5:30pm

Bring yourself, your friends, and your homework!

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Graduating? Schedule your Graduation Photo Appointment Today!

Are you graduating? Check out the information below (or view it on the LFS|US website here) regarding graduation photos so you will be included on the Class of 2018/19 Grad Composite!

Evangelos will provide all the necessary UBC Caps, Gowns and other regalia. You may bring your own outfits to the session, this includes dresses/suits, casual wear and sports wear. You may also bring any props that you want included in your pictures such as stuffed animals, instruments, pets, etc. Students are offered one free group session, which may include family and friends. For additional group sessions, you will be charged an additional fee.

You can book your appointments either online at or by phone at (604)-731-8314. Please note that at the time of your sitting, you will be charged a $45 refundable deposit fee which is payable by cash or debit. If you cannot make your scheduled appointment time, please notify Evangelos as soon as you are able, cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to the time of the sitting will be subject to a cancellation fee.

Please book your appointments online by January 30, 2019 to ensure that you are able to book the time of your choice.Keep in mind that it is free to sit for the composite photo (that will be part of the framed composite hung at UBC) but if you choose to purchase your own photos, this can be done through your Evangelo’s account.

All photo orders made before October 29th that are over $100.00 (excluding taxes and fees), will receive 10% off of their order and receive one free 5×7 print of their chosen composite photograph as a gift from Evangelo’s to the students.

Contact Jaspreet and Sophia at for any additional questions.

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Agriculture & Animal Husbandry: International Opportunities

Have you always wanted to use your Agricultural or Animal Science skills in other countries? You are needed in:

GHANA: Teach at Agricultural College

  • Ghana is one of the drumming-est, most friendly countries in Africa!
  • No teaching or university experience necessary.
  • What is needed are farmers with a strong background in organic farming, permaculture and/or sustainable agriculture.
  • Mentor in the field and “download” your skills.
  • Your knowledge so important to farmers in Ghana they will put you on the radio!

ECUADOR: Rural development

  • Come work with the indigenous women in the beautiful Andes.
  • They would like to both learn more sustainable farming methods and animal husbandry.
  • Spanish is essential; Quechua helpful.

CAMEROON: Rural development

  • Farmers in the remote rural villages have just enough food to subsist.
  • They would like to learn better methods so that they have enough food for a cash crop.
  • Come teach them mulching, rain water harvesting and how they can enrich their soil.
  • Teach & mentor them in how to raise goats, chicken and/or rabbits so they will have more protein.

MOROCCO: Agriculture

  • Like other remote parts of the world, it is difficult to eke out a living.
  • This organization has done a phenomenal job of raising fruit trees and almonds & walnuts.
  • They employ local women tending 1.4 million seedlings at 14 nurseries.
  • They welcome people with an agricultural background to improve on what they are doing.

PERU: Agriculture & Animal Husbandry

  • Likewise, it is difficult to eke out a living at 10,000 feet in the mountains of Peru.
  • It is difficult to raise food. People eat guinea pig.
  • This organization’s brilliant solution? They have built green houses so they can raise more vegetables.
  • They welcome people with an Agricultural & Animal Husbandry background to help increase food & nutrition to people.

Interested? Here’s how to apply:
Please visit and read more information on the NGOabroad website 
and send an answered Questionnaire and resume to

Both experienced farmers & students needed for these volunteer opportunities.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

When to Apply:
People are already beginning to apply to volunteer in June, July & August! It is smart to finish the application process by March so you have time to prepare to go to another country. Our volunteer programs do not just run in June, July & August – that is simply when most people can go.

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Winterfest | November 29, 2018, 5:00-9:00pm

Winterfest is back for its 5th year running!! Come to celebrate the last week of school with us and show your love for good ol’ mother earth in a magical outdoor setting!

When: Thursday, November 29, 2018, from 5:00 – 9:00pm
Where: In front of the AMS Nest

Join Common Energy for our most popular outdoor event of the year as we celebrate our 11th year on campus! Featuring a sustainable holiday market, live music, sustainability workshops, and free hot chocolate & cookies! BYOM (bring your own mug) or use MugShare to keep things clean and classy! Winterfest will keep you warm and cozy while we celebrate the outdoors, and each other’s work to make the campus more sustainable this term!

Celebrate the winter season, learn about sustainability, catch up with friends over warm drinks and start your Christmas gift shopping!

Schedule and market vendors will be posted soon. Stay tuned for more updates!

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UBC Student Leadership Conference 2019: Go Beyond Your Lines

Join us on Saturday, January 12, 2019, for a day of inspiring speakers and presenters, interactive workshops and learning labs, and networking with all kinds of leaders in and around the community!

As one of the largest student-run conferences in Canada, the Student Leadership Conference (SLC) is an opportunity to explore your abilities, a hub for amazing individuals in the community, and a platform that inspires action. The SLC features well-known keynote speakers, workshops, featured presenters, and learning labs which all revolve around this year’s theme, Beyond Your Lines.

This year’s theme challenges you to take a step outside your comfort zone, to not let your ideas and goals be constrained by the lines of typicality. Growth often emerges from discomfort, and we encourage you to embrace that uncertainty as you explore new ideas and perspectives on your leadership journey. Your lines are unique to you, so we invite you to identify the edges of your own comfort zone, and colour beyond your lines. Register now!

You can also learn more by visiting the Facebook Page or the SLC Website.

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Master of Food & Resource Economics (MFRE) Info Session | November 28, 2018, 5:00-6:00pm

The Master of Food and Resource Economics (MFRE) is hosting an info session next week. You are invited to hear more about the program from the MFRE Academic Director and professors!

  • Date: Wednesday November 28, 2018
  • Time: 5:00  – 6:00 pm
  • Location: MCML 366

What is MFRE? MFRE is a unique one-year professional masters program combining economics, policy and business as understood from an agriculture, food, natural resources and environmental perspective. This degree blends the economic and analytical rigour of an MSc with the business and management elements of an MBA, and equips you to analyze real-world issues through applied economics and quantitative skills.

Applications are open and will close on January 1st, 2019.

Please email Shristee at to let us know you will be attending, although we welcome your attendance even if you have not RSVP’d.

Everyone is welcome! Snacks and tea will be provided. We hope to see you soon!

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