Thesis Defense – Applied Animal Biology – MSc – Lara Sirovica

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

Master of Science Applied Animal Biology (AABI)

Lara Sirovica

“Public perceptions of dairy cow-calf management systems differing in type of social and maternal contact”

9:00 AM on Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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Chair: Dr. A. Protopopova

Supervisory Committee:
Dr. M. von Keyserlingk – Supervisor
Dr. D. Weary – Committee member
Dr. S. Gulati – Committee member

Defense Committee Composition
Dr. M. von Keyserlingk – Supervisor
Dr. D. Weary – Committee member
Dr. S. Gulati – Committee member
Dr. D. Fraser – External


GradUpdate – COVID-19 and its Impact on the Labour Market, Job Negotiation, Citation Management, Thesis Formatting workshop, Summer ISW, Black Women in the Academy, How to Start in Tech, and more.


In this issue, COVID-19 and its Impact on the Labour Market, Job Negotiation, Citation Management, Thesis Formatting workshop, Summer ISW, Black Women in the Academy, How to Start in Tech, and more.

Registration now open


COVID-19 and its Impact on the Labour Market
Conference Board of Canada presentation | Tuesday, Jun 22 | 9:00 – 10:15 AM


Job Negotiation
Wednesday, Jun 23 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM


Seats still available


From the Editor’s Desk: The Ins and Outs of Publishing
Tuesday, Jun 15 | 10:00 – 11:15 AM Register

Navigating an Effective Relationship with your Supervisor
Thursday, Jun 17 | 9:00 – 10:30 AM Register

Additional Events and Opportunities


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


Dissertations and Theses Formatting: Strategies For Successful Submission
(final offering of this workshop) Thursday, Jun 17 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM Register

Choose the right citation management tool for your research
Thursday, Jun 24 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM Register

Literature Reviews for Humanities, Social Sciences, Education and Art
Friday, Jun 25 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Register



JEDI Strategies for Your Career Management Journey
Open UofAlberta Session | Monday, Jun 21 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM Learn more

Alumni Office Hours with Mareike Entzian | Senior Product Specialist, Google | How to Start Out in Tech, Without Being Techy?
Tuesday, Jun 22 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Learn more



Black Women in the Academy
Wednesday, Jun 23 | 9:30 – 11:00 AM Register


Building a website with Github Pages and Jekyll
Monday, Jun 21 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM Register

NVivo part 1: getting started with NVivo
Monday, Jun 21 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM Register

NVivo part 2: classification and datasets
Monday, Jun 28 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Register



Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
Jul 27, Aug 3, 8 & 15 | Registration opens Jun 14.
Visit CTLT’s website for additional sessions

Designing course with inclusion and decolonization in STEM
Wednesday, Jun 23 | 12:30 – 2:00 PM | part of the summer STEM series Register and learn more about this series.

WordPress & Wiki Clinic (Drop-In)
Thursday, Jun 24 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM Register



Online Writing Community
Wednesdays until Aug 18 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM Register

Bringing Visibility to LGBTQ2S+ STEM by Presenting Hands-On Science on Media
UofAlberta event | Science Communication in TV, News, and Digital (social) Media | June 29 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM PDT Register


Workshops and events



We invite you to apply for TA positions in the Biology program. These arefull TAships, at 196h per term. Please

  •   Go to
  •   Click on the “teaching assistants’ tab” and then on “Biology TA application 2021W”
  •   Fill the form and please read info given on this form.
  • Application must be submitted by June 20th and acceptance of offer must be sent by July 15th to ensure that your first paycheck will not be delayed. (Note: if you miss these deadlines, you can still be hired, BUT there is a possibility of delay for your first paycheck).
  •  We will start sending offers by July 2nd, and offers will continue until all positions are filled. Please check your email daily so that you can reply to our offer promptly.
  • Do not forget to get permission from your PI to TA for Biology.
  • All communication regarding TA’ship application must be sent to this email address:

    If there is a problem, do not hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely, TA’ship team

Best,  Yuki

Yuki Matsumura, Program Asst.
Biology Program & TAship | Faculty of Science
3156 – 6270 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Hours: Mon/Thurs/Fri  8am-2pm


Please include your student number and full name in all student correspondence.

Computer assistance for theses at Koerner Research Commons – discontinued

Attention: thesis students and supervising faculty.

For several years now, the Research Commons at the Koerner Library has offered workshops and individual assistance to students with the computer programs they use to produce their theses. Unfortunately, due to changing circumstances at the Library, this service will no longer be available after June 30th.

G+PS would like to thank the Research Commons for the help it has provided to students. G+PS will continue to provide the resources on our website and pre-reviews of theses. We will also continue to offer the “Preparation and Submission of Theses and Dissertations” seminars through G+PS’ Graduate Pathways to Success. The Microsoft Word template developed by the Research Commons is now available on our website here:

However, G+PS is not able to provide assistance or training on how to use this template or any other computer program students have chosen to use.

Students: Visit the Research Commons online to register to attend the final Dissertations and Thesis formatting workshop

or to book a thesis formatting consultation before this service ends.


Max Read
Associate Director, Student Academic Services
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies | Office of the Dean and Vice-Provost
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
170-6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada
Phone 604 822 0283 |

BCFT Students Awards – Deadline extended to June 30th!

BCFT Student Awards

BCFT would like to recognize students who are members of BCFT for their accomplishments. These awards are available for UBC and BCIT students who demonstrate outstanding leadership skills and devotion to food science and technology through their volunteer activities. The awards range in value from $250 to $1000. 

Application deadline: June 30th, 2021

For more information and to submit an application, visit the following link or email

Apply Here