Reminder: deadline September 30th


The note below is very important and urgent, please read and follow the instructions. Some of you are up-to-date on the requirements, but most of you are not.

1)     FASmail

In response to privacy and security concerns as outlined in BC Provincial FIPPA legislation and UBC Policy #104, the Faculty of Land and Food Systems has assigned each of our graduate students a new UBC email account (FASMail).

This email account will remain active for the duration of your studies at LFS and must be used for all UBC-related correspondence. Starting in the spring of 2016, this email address will be the only one used by the LFS Grad Student Office to contact you.

Account Details

Your email address is:

Web Interface:

Account Setup

To activate your email account, please login (without “.stu”) and change your CWL password .   (If you already have a FASMail account, you do not need to change your CWL password).

To test, log in. If your mail box is there, you don’t need to do anything else. If you need to create a FASMail mailbox, follow these instructions.

Update your email account in the SSC and notify Lia in the grad programs office. Deadline Sep 30th, 2018.

To ensure that emails are not sent inadvertently to a non UBC email, please update your preferred email address in your SSC profile to this new email account.  This is especially important when you are appointed as a TA, as Connect retrieves email addresses for TA’s from SSC.

Security Awareness Training

UBCIT offers free online training on security awareness.


Contact the LFS Learning Centre via email,, or in person in MCM 264.

Edmund Seow
Computer Systems Manager
The Learning Centre
Faculty of Land and Food Systems

2)     Policy 85

For those of you who have already submitted it, thank you. For all the rest please fill out the form below, sign it (both you and your supervisor), scan it and send to me as pdf attachment IMMEDIATELY.

Policy 85 form (PDF)

3)     Supervisory Committee composition form – the new Policy from the Faculty of Graduate Studies requires that every student’s Supervisory Committee Composition to be recorded in SISC. 

For MSc students:

MSc Supervisory Committee Approval (PDF) – it is required within the first 6-8 months of the start-date
Committee Meeting Notes (PDF) – sent to me as pdf file after each of your committee meetings – at least ONE per year.

For PhD students 

Ph.D. Committee Meeting Report   PDF – sent to me as pdf file after each of your committee meetings – at least ONE per year.
PhD Supervisory Committee Composition   PDF – it is required within the first 6-8 months of the start-date

Please let me know if you have questions.

Kind regards,


Lia Maria Dragan

Graduate Programs Office

Faculty of Land and Food Systems The University of British Columbia

344-2357 Main Mall | Vancouver BC Canada V6T 1Z4

Phone 604.822.8373 | Fax 604.822.4400 /

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