ISGP Nexus Conference [April 24] + Call for Poster Deadline Extended to April 17


Save the Date: Nexus Conference on April 24, 2024

Join us for an inspiring exploration of research’s transformative power at our upcoming Nexus conference looking into employing interdisciplinary research to empower communities and create a social Impact. Dive into the innovative work of students and alumni as they showcase how their research insights translate into tangible solutions for society’s most pressing challenges.

This year’s conference will feature a keynote presentation from Dr. Tamara Vanderwal (Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) “Musings from the magnet and the couch: A psychiatric neuroscience perspective on interdisciplinary challenges”.

From health and education to social justice and beyond, our conference highlights actionable strategies and collaborative efforts aimed at making a real difference in communities worldwide. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the practical applications of interdisciplinary research and its role in fostering empowerment at both local and global levels.





Call for Posters: Deadline Extended to April 17

Showcase your research in a conference! We’re still accepting poster mockup submissions from all disciplines. We accept work or research that is in-progress or completed. Works that have already been presented are more than welcome, as well.

Please submit your poster mockups to

Poster Guidelines:

  • Minimum size of 50cm x 40cm; maximum size of 1m x 80cm (landscape or horizontal).
  • Should include title, thesis, analysis, methods, conclusion.
  • Presenting authors are requested to attend in order to discuss their work with attendees.


Nominations open for the LFS Grad Student Council


Hello LFS Grad Students!

We are happy to announce that the nominations for the 2024/2025 LFS Grad Student Council are now open. The description of each role available within the council is available here and interested candidates can submit their nominations here.

The council is responsible for hosting academic and social events for graduate students in the faculty. Each year, the council also plans and hosts the annual Grad Student Conference, which brings together students to share their research with the faculty.

Nominations are due May 1st, 2024. 

Faculty of Land and Food Systems Graduate Student Council

Reminder: LFS Grad Student Writing retreat


Hello LFS Grad Students!

The Grad Student Council is hosting a writing retreat to help you with your writing goals!

The event will take place on April 29th (Monday) from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at MCML 160.

Additionally, on the same day and place, professional headshots will be taken by Duncan from 2 – 2:30 pm.

RSVP here by April 24th @ 5 pm.

We will provide coffee and snacks ☕????

We hope to see you all there!!–

Faculty of Land and Food Systems Graduate Student Council

GradUpdate – In this issue, Academic Book Publishing, Academic CV, Careers Outside Academia, Graduate Students in Teaching (GSiT) Conference, Creating, Editing and Sharing Video Using Kaltura, and more.


In this issue, Academic Book Publishing, Academic CV, Careers Outside Academia, Graduate Students in Teaching (GSiT) Conference, Creating, Editing and Sharing Video Using Kaltura, and more.

Registration Open

Academic Book Publishing 101
Online | Wednesday, Apr 24 | 12 – 1 pm


Academic CV
Online | Thursday, Apr 25 | 1 – 2 pm


Seats available

Public Scholars Initiative (PSI) Info Session
Are you a doctoral student whose research extends beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries, and for the public good through collaborative, action-oriented, and/or creative forms of scholarship? Visit the PSI website to learn more and apply by May 12. Questions? Join the info session:
Online | Tuesday, Apr 16 | 12 – 1 pm Register

Events and Opportunities

A selection of upcoming events are highlighted below.  I’ve also highlighted some online, on-demand recordings to check out if you have end-of-term time.
Visit and for our full events calendar.


Exploring Careers Outside of Academia with CIRTL Alumni
Online | This event is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in STEM/SBE disciplines, but is generally relevant to anyone interested in understanding career trajectories within academia and beyond.
Wednesday, Apr 24 | 10 – 11 am Register


Data Bites – Introduction to Data Management Plans (DMPs)
Online | Wednesday, Apr 24 | 12:30 – 1:15 pm Register

Designing dashboards with Tableau
Online | Thursday, Apr 25 | 9:30 – 11 am Register


Getting Started with Creating, Editing and Sharing Video Using Kaltura
Online | Wednesday, Apr 24 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm Register

Graduate Students in Teaching Conference
Online | Tuesday & Wednesday, May 7 & 8 | 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Check out the program-at-a-glance and register (free for UBC graduate students and postdocs).


Video Guides on Writing
Check out the online videos on topics including Writing with Integrity, Writing in Situations, and the Writing Process

Graduate students – Notice of Peter Wall funding


UBC Launches Peter Wall Legacy Awards Programs for Faculty and Graduate Students

UBC’s inaugural Wall Fellowships and Wall Research Awards competitions have launched, with an initial focus on research and scholarly activity in identified areas relating to sustainability in British Columbia. Wall Fellowships valued at $1 million each will be awarded to two faculty members each year. Wall Research Awards are available for individual and team projects from faculty members as well as for graduate students. The program of awards, open to researchers in all disciplines, is valued at almost $4 million annually, and made possible by the Peter Wall Legacy Fund. Full details, including deadlines, criteria and information sessions:



Karen Lee (She, Her, Hers)
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Faculty of Land and Food Systems
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Phone 604 827 5297 | Cell 604 312 6343 | @ubcLFS