Soils and Crops Conference 2022 – Graduate Student Presentation Award


On behalf of the local organizing committee of Soils and Crops Conference 2022 (Online! On March 8-9, 2022), I am requesting you to distribute the attached announcement to interested graduate students and faculty from your department and/or college.

The Soils and Crops Conference is a two-day event offering updates on current research conducted in soils, crops, and economics by researchers, faculty, and graduate students from across western Canada and the USA’s northern states.

Each year the committee offers one Travel Award to a Master’s and/or Ph.D. student who shows exceptional educational studies and research in the areas of soils, crops, or economics. However, this year due to the ongoing Pandemic situation, the committee has chosen to provide the Graduate Student Presentation Award (which will cover the conference registration fee and an award of CAD 250). The winners (a total of four awards) will be selected based on the merit of the student’s submitted abstract and CV.

Interested graduate students are encouraged to apply (see the attached announcement)

Soils and Crops 2022_Graduate Student Presentation Award
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Best regards,

Shayeb Shahariar
Soils and Crops Conference Organizing Committee

Shayeb Shahariar, Ph.D., A.Ag.​
Post Doctoral Fellow
Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS)
University of Saskatchewan

421 Downey Road, Suite 101

Saskatoon, SK S7N 4L8 Canada


GradUpdate – Program for Open Scholarship and Education, TA Institute, Part-time work opportunities, IDRC Research Award, Project Communication, and more



In this issue, Program for Open Scholarship and Education, TA Institute, Part-time work opportunities, IDRC Research Award, Project Communication, and more.

Seats still available

Grad Wellness Series: Career Uncertainty
Thursday, Dec 9 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM Register

Events and Opportunities

The following highlights some upcoming events. Please find more on and


Use your research creatively to solve global challenges
Apply by Feb 1 | International Development Research Centre research award
One year paid, full-time research position | May 2022 to April 2023 Learn more

Program for Open Scholarship and Education
Register by Jan 18 | Online four-month flexible and blended program
Learn about Open Education, Open Scholarship, and Open Research Learn more


Your Brand Matters
A Science to Business Network event | Tuesday, Dec 7 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM Register

GSS Survey Coordinator
Apply by Dec 7 | 5 hrs/wk | Jan to Aug 2022 | $22.67/hr Learn more

GSS Office Assistant
Apply by Dec 15 | 10-15 hrs/wk | Jan to Dec 2022 | $22.67/hr Learn more

Classroom Climate and Equity & Inclusion – Graduate Student Facilitator
Support learning on Indigenous topics and support equity and inclusion issues in the classroom.
Apply by Jan 6 | 10 hrs/wk | Jan to Dec 2022 | $30/hr Learn more

Social Media Best Practices Project – Asian Studies
Part-time internships | 2-3 hrs/wk | $32.66/hr
Q&A with Dr Rea | Thursday, Dec 9 | 2:00 – 2:45 PM Learn more

Explore LinkedIn Learning
Online, on demand | Course topics include business and communication skills, leadership, technical skills (Excel, R), Job Searching, Wellness, and more | Available free Learn more


CRA Webinar on Income Tax for International Students
Friday, Dec 17 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM Learn more


Refined Project Communication Plan (Mitacs Training)
Asynchronous course requirements must be completed prior to synchronous session.
Wednesday, Dec 15 | 9:30 – 11:30 AM Learn more


Research Commons Consultations
One-to-one support with Citation Management, Data Management, Digital Scholarship, Copyright, Open Access, and more Book


January 2022 TA Institute
Jan 17 – 21 | for TAs only
Register; Topics include:

  • Cultivating Connection and Community
  • UBC Early Alert Program Orientation
  • Creating Inclusive Learning Environments
  • Establishing a Positive TA Experience Working with Faculty Members
  • Race and Classroom Power Dynamics
  • Presentation and Lecturing Skills
  • An Introduction to Researching Your Own Teaching
  • Adapting the Classroom Environment for Flexible Teaching Models
  • Time Management Skills for Graduate Students and TAs
  • Leading Online Synchronous Discussions
  • Marking, Feedback, and Assessment for Learning, and more.


Writing Consultations
The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication offers in person and written feedback writing consultations for diverse writing situations: academic, creative, professional, and technical. Learn more

Esri Canada GIS Scholarship 2022


Happy Friday!

Please help us disseminate the Esri Canada GIS Scholarship opportunity to UBC students by email and by displaying the attached poster (11 x 17) in your departments.   Successful recipient will receive:

    1. one-time payment of $2,000
    2. three-year term license of ArcGIS for Student Use
    3. three-year Professional-level subscription to the ArcGIS Developer Program (ADP)
    4. digital copies of select Esri Press Publications
    5. two instructor-led training courses offered by Esri Canada
    6. registration for one of Esri Canada’s User Conferences
    7. a personal and editable profile in the Esri Canada GIS Scholarship Web Portal
    8. eligibility to apply for the Esri Canada Associate GIS Professional Program in year of graduation

Submission deadline is on Monday, March 7, 2022.


Thank you, and best regards,



Grace Ong

Licensing Coordinator

Faculty of Forestry | Dean’s Office
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus |


Call for Applications: WorksafeBC Research Training Awards


This award is administered externally. Students with questions about this award opportunity should contact Worksafe directly (

WorksafeBC Research Training Awards

WorksafeBC Research Training Awards are designed to foster the development of occupational health and safety research among graduate students at the master’s and doctoral levels. These awards enable students to undertake full-time research training in B.C. — focusing on occupational illness, injury prevention and treatment, worker’s compensation and disability.  Research projects must address WorkSafeBC’s current research priorities to be eligible for consideration.

  • Value: $20,000 stipend and a $2,500 research and travel allowance
  • Duration: Master’s students receive one year of funding and doctoral students receive two years of funding. Recipients can apply to renew their grant for an additional year.
  • Application Deadline: February 18, 2022 at 4:00 pm PT

For further information about the award, such as application procedures and eligibility requirements, please visit WorksafeBC’s webpage:


FS GSC Holiday Games Night!


The LFS Graduate Student Council is hosting a games night to celebrate the end of the term! It is on December 7th at 5pm in the Agora Space (Basement of Macmillan). There will be free food, board games, and prizes! Please RSVP using the QR code below or at this link:


We hope to see you there! ☃️????❄️

Faculty of Land and Food Systems Graduate Student Council