Graduate Student Reminder


Field Work Safety Plans

As a reminder, Field Work Safety Plans are required by Safety and Risk Services to conduct all field work off campus. The field work safety plan  helps supervisors and their students who wish to conduct field work activities review operational activities to ensure effective controls are in place to prevent incidents. A general template can be found at: and a template has been provided for an agricultural setting here: If you have any questions or require assistance with your plan, please contact: or a member of your Local Safety Team.

Agronomy Garden Volunteering

The Agronomy Garden is a student led community garden located on Agronomy Road near the Landscape Architecture Annex ( . If you would like to participate in the garden, please reach out to to learn how you can start growing food on campus.


Thanks for your help!

Lewis Fausak MSc (He/Him/His)
Applied Biology Education and Research Support
Faculty of Land and Food Systems | MacMillan Rm 112A
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
Phone: 1-604-816-5641 | Email:

Working remotely on most Fridays

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Upcoming ISRHML Webinar- advice for trainees interested in an academic career


I was hoping you could pass along the details of this upcoming webinar. I am working with the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML) trainee group, and we are hosting a webinar focused on careers in academia and advice for trainees.

Any non-ISRHML member can watch the webinar live but only trainee/full members will be able to access the later recording of the webinar.

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Here is the link to register:


Many thanks,


Adrianna Greco MSc RD

PhD Student | Lamers Lab

Food, Nutrition and Health | University of British Columbia


GradUpdate – Waiting for Motivation? Do this Instead!, Overcoming Perfectionism, Thrive at work with Emotional Intelligence, Abstracts: Communicating Research Findings with Brevity and Concision, Doctoral Writing Consultant p/t position, and more.



In this issue, Waiting for Motivation? Do this Instead!, Overcoming Perfectionism, Thrive at work with Emotional Intelligence, Abstracts: Communicating Research Findings with Brevity and Concision, Doctoral Writing Consultant p/t position, and more.

Registration open

Waiting for Motivation? Do this Instead!
Staying on Track in Grad School Series
Online | Wednesday, Jun 7 | 1 – 2:30 pm


Overcoming Perfectionism
Online | Thursday, Jun 8 | 9:30 am – 12:30 pm


Seats available

Getting the Most Out of your Academic Experience: Designing your Grad School/ Career Strategy
Online | Thursday, Jun 1 | 3 – 4:30 pm (+ optional 30 min Q&A, work time) Register

Staying on Track in Grad School:
Organizational Habits and Keys to Consistency
Online | Wednesday, May 31 | 1 – 2:30 pm Register

Events and Opportunities

A selection of upcoming events are highlighted below.  Visit and for our full events calendar.


Vancouver Startup Week Recruitment Fair
In-person, Science World | Recruiting for technology startups in Vancouver
Tuesday, Jun 6 | 6 – 9 pm | Learn about the discount code and register.

Doctoral Writing Consultant position
$22.67/hr | 13-16 hrs/week | May-Aug
The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication is urgently seeking to hire one Doctoral Writing Consultant for the summer. Apply now


CTLT Spring Institute is this week!
In-person and Online | May 29 – June 1 | Various days and times
See all events and register.

SoTL Research Ethics & the BREB Process
Part of a series of workshops to prepare applicants of the Teaching As Research (TAR) program to implement an educational research project in their discipline regardless of previous experience.
Online | Thursday, Jun 8 | 10 – 11:30 am Register.
The TAR Awards are open to graduate students & postdocs, with graduate students needing to be in their second year of study. The award is $3000. Learn more and apply by June 20


Thrive at work with Emotional Intelligence
In-person, Olympic Village | Tuesday, Jun 13 | 5 – 7 pm Register


Abstracts: Communicating Research Findings with Brevity and Concision
In-person and Online | Wednesday, Jun 7 | 10 – 11:30 Register

REMINDER: CCARM “Food for Thought” Seminar Series: Dr. Jeffrey Wigle – TODAY at 11:00 am (Central Standard Time-CST)


On behalf of Dr. Thomas Netticadan, CCARM Team Leader, please post the attached poster, forward to everyone in your departments, and forward to anyone else that may be interested, 

Dr. Jeffrey Wigle, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, University of Manitoba, and Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences (ICS), St. Boniface Albrechtsen Research Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba CANADA will be giving an in-person seminar on Friday, May 26, 2023, from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (Central Standard Time-CST) 

His seminar is entitled, “Investigations into cardiometabolic diseases: The roles of bioactives and adipokines” 

Everyone is invited to attend.

FoodForThought – May262023 2023 – Wigle_online

Use the link below to join the Zoom Meeting

If link above does not work, go into Zoom website, click Join:

Meeting ID:  860 4196 4509

Passcode:  014578

Julie Schoffner

Administrative Assistant
Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine (CCARM)
St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre
& University of Manitoba
Room R2019 – 351 Taché  Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R2H 2A6  CANADA

Tel: 204.235.3455     Fax: 204.237.4018

Thesis Defense – Human Nutrition- PhD – Kelsey Morgan Cochrane


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

Doctor of Philosophy
(Human Nutrition)

Kelsey Morgan Cochrane

“ A Comparison of (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolic Acid vs Folic Acid and the Effects on Maternal Folate Status and Human Milk Folate Profile: Evidence from a Randomized Clinical Trial”

12:30 PM on Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Room 200 of the Graduate Student Centre (6371 Crescent Road).


Chair: Dr. M. Tanner

Supervisory Committee:
Dr. C. Karakochuk – Supervisor
Dr. J. Hutcheon – Committee member

Dr. A. Devlin – Committee member

Dr. R. Elango – Committee member

Defense Committee Composition
Dr. C. Karakochuk – Supervisor

Dr. A. Devlin – Committee member
Dr. J. Singer – University Examiner

Dr. D. Kitts – University Examiner

Dr. D. O’Conner – External Examiner