Doggie Destress | March 27, 2019

Hosted by the UBC Student Housing and Hospitality Services, come to the Place Vanier Ballroom between 11:00am and 1:00pm to play with therapy dogs and enjoy light refreshments! All proceeds go directly to Vancouver Eco Village.

To reserve a time with the pups, fill out this Google Form! To learn more about this event, visit their Facebook page!

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MFRE Speaker Series | March 15, 2019

The MFRE speaker series is a professional development program designed to show a glimpse into the complexities of ‘real world’ food and resource economics issues. The next featured speaker is Mukesh Eswaran, a Professor at the Vancouver School of Economics, a Senior Fellow of the Bureau of Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), and an Associate of Theoretical Research in Economic Development (ThReD). Interestingly, he discovered his passion for economics after finishing a doctoral degree in physics, which led him to pursue a PhD in this field at UBC. Since then he has been actively doing research in several subfields of economics, mostly economic development, the economics of gender, and evolutionary economics. He recently wrote a textbook entitled “Why Gender Matters in Economics”, published by Princeton University Press in 2014, for one of the undergrad courses that he teaches at UBC. After being unable to find a text that comprehensively treated the core issues relevant to women and their role in the economy, he set about writing one himself. In his research, Mukesh seeks to theoretically understand the mechanisms responsible for various phenomena in the social sciences.

The seminar will take place on Friday, March 15 at 3:30pm in MCML 160. All are welcome to attend!

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Volunteer at Congress 2019 at UBC | June 1 – 7, 2019


Canada’s largest interdisciplinary conference is being hosted by UBC, and we need your help!

Congress 2019 volunteers will play avital role in the success of this academic event, which will bring more than 70 academic associations and approximately 10,000 attendees to UBC’s beautiful Point Grey campus. Volunteers will have the opportunity to network with renowned academics and participate in the behind-the-scenes arrangements of Canada’s largest gathering of scholars. You’ll also gain access to more than 60 world-class academic events ranging from public keynotes to the Big Thinking series to UBC programming.

Congress 2019 is currently recruiting for 1,000 volunteers in varying roles. This opportunity is open to everyone – students, staff, community members, anyone interested in making Congress 2019 an incredible experience. Join us and help to create a genuine UBC Vancouver experience for this year’s attendees. Whether you have 8 hours or the full week, Congress 2019 would love to hear from you.

Register today by visiting the Congress 2019 website!

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AACT John Kitt Memorial Scholarship

The American Association of Candy Technologists (AACT) is offering the AACT John Kitt Memorial Scholarship. The $5,000 scholarship award for the 2019-2020 academic years will be awarded to an undergraduate student (sophomore or above) who has demonstrated an interest in food science (confectionery preferred) and meets the criteria listed on the attached application or at The application deadline is Monday, March 25.

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Executive Management Programs in Brazil – Accepting Applications

IBS Americas is currently accepting applications for 30 partial scholarships available to their executive programs in Sao Paulo, the most important business hub of South America.

Their short-term, intensive business programs are entirely taught in English, running during academic holidays, in January and July. These multicultural programs count on an extensive travel preparation and in-country support by the team.

Along with guest speakers and company visits, students gain knowledge about how to do business in Brazil and other developing economies.

This is a unique opportunity to know Brazil, one of the most important emerging countries, while exploring new academic and professional horizons. Their last groups were composed of students from more than thirty-five different countries. Visit their
 YouTube channel and watch testimonials from their alumni.

Students should state their interest
 on this pageor reach out to the IBS Americas team for more information (click here to email), no later than Sunday, March 10, 2019.

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SOCI 495F: Community Based Participatory Research: Approaches and Applications

Looking for practical experience with Community-Based Participatory research?
Check out this exciting International Service Learning Program!

SOCI 495F: Community Based Participatory Research: Approaches and Applications
Summer 2019 | Taught by: Kerry Greer | Apply 

Collaborate with an international community partner and learn how applied research can promote social change. Learn alongside partners in Costa Rica, Mexico, Kenya, Uganda, or India.

Who should take this course?

This course is open to all UBC students. Students interested in further developing their understanding of participatory research in an applied, international context are encouraged to apply for this course.
SOCI 495F provides an opportunity for you to gain experience in community-based research promoting positive social change, in this case through collaboration with an international community partner. SOCI 495F will consist of seminar style learning, on campus, during the month of May, and a 12 week international placement from June-August.
The course aims to identify research practices that decolonize knowledge-seeking in order to promote social and environmental justice. Students will explore issues that accompany the production of knowledge, including the operation of power through research relationships. Students in this class will be able to explore how their academic area of focus can be informed buy participatory research practices.

Funding opportunities available for all UBC students!
Applications are being processed in the order they are received.  See course webpage for the application deadline.

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Roots on the Roof is Hiring!

Roots on the Roof is recruiting for its Core Committee! Applications are open right now until Friday, March 8. These positions will start in September 2019 and will run for the school year. Apply here!

They are also recruiting 2 WorkLearn students for the summer. These paid positions maintain the rooftop garden, oversee an internship mentorship curriculum, and are responsible for administration work. Please apply through Careers Online. Recruitment is open until Monday, March 18. Position description can be found here.

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Crispy, crunchy and delicious – National Potato Chip Day! | March 14, 2019

On Thursday, March 14, UBC Applied Science and UBC Land and Food Systems are celebrating National Potato Chip Day with a talk titled The Science Behind Potato Chips: Crispy, crunchy and delicious.

Dean Rickey Yada of the Faculty of Land and Food Systems will be giving a talk about our favourite salty snack. Find out what gives them a unique taste, which country loves curry-flavoured chips, and much more! There will be plenty of time for questions and some taste-testing!

Limited spots are available. Register here.

The Science Behind Potato Chips: Crispy, crunchy and delicious
Speaker: Rickey Yada, Dean, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: CHBE 202 (2360 East Mall)

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UBC REC’s Storm the Wall | March 24-27, 2019

From Sunday, March 24 to Wednesday, March 27,UBC Recreation will host the annual Storm the Wall event, where teams of 5 compete in a race comprised of running, biking, swimming, as well as a climbing a 12 foot wall. This is a wonderful community building opportunity and a classic UBC legacy event. Whether you want to compete Just for Fun or in a Competitive heat, there is something for everyone and a guaranteed item to check off of your UBC bucket list!

The organizers of Storm the Wall are hoping to make this year’s Storm the Wall the biggest one yet, and they need the help of LFS to do it! You won’t regret being a part of this iconic UBC event that increases the energy on campus exponentially – and right when we all need it, at the end of midterms season! Sign up to register your team before Friday, March 15! Register to storm the wall with your team!

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Nutrition Night | March 28, 2019

The UBC Farm and UBC Food Services are hosting a Nutrition Night to celebrate Nutrition Month! Learn about healthy eating on a budget through a student-led tour at Save-On-Foods, followed by a pizza-making (and eating) session at the UBC Farm kitchen (all food prepared will be vegetarian with vegan and gluten-free options). The event will take place on Thursday, March 28 from 5:30 – 8:00pm. Students can choose to participate in the combined event (grocery tour and pizza-making) or individual events only. Registration is limited to 16 people, so sign up before it’s too late!

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