2022 Ivarson Agricultural Scholarships – Call for Applications


2022 Ivarson Agricultural Scholarships Call for Applications

Please circulate to potential candidates

PhD Scholarship $17,000
Masters Scholarship $10,000

Guidelines and Forms at CFFAE.ca

Eligibility Criteria:

·     Applications Deadline is October 14, 2022

·     Candidates must hold Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Resident status.

·     Candidates must be registered full-time in a masters or doctorate program in the area of agriculture or related discipline.

·     Candidates must be enrolled in their graduate program until at least one semester beyond the application deadline.

·     Previous recipients of this scholarship are not eligible for subsequent awards.

Candidates must be from the province of Alberta by meeting at least one of the following criteria. (“From the province of Alberta” is a qualifying criterion only and is not used as a scoring element in the selection of award recipients):

·     An applicant with a permanent residence in Alberta, Canada for a minimum of 12 months prior to the application deadline.

·     A student studying agriculture or a related discipline at an Alberta university.

·     A graduate of an Alberta high school or post-secondary institution but studying at a non-Alberta institution.

·     An applicant born in Alberta.

·     Significant knowledge of and attachment to Alberta, as demonstrated through a series of short-term residences including some primary or secondary schooling in Alberta.

·     Other (explanation required).

Application Deadline is October 14, 2022

Visit CFFAE.ca for more info


Sept. 23 – RSVP for LFS Welcome back event


The Faculty is once again hosting a Welcome back event to kick off the new school year together! LFS faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to attend. The popular food trucks will make a return this year, so bring your appetites!

We encourage you to also bring a picnic blanket as the event takes place at UBC Farm – and it will go forward, rain or shine!

Date: Friday, Sept. 23

Time: 3-5 pm

RSVP by Sept. 21 (5pm) to be entered for a draw prize: Click here

Cost: $5 minimum donation, with proceeds going to the United Way

Location: UBC Farm events field, 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver

Map and directions to UBC Farm: https://ubcfarm.ubc.ca/contact-us/

Questions: Contact Barbara Hsiao (Barbara.hsiao@ubc.ca) or Karen Lee (Karen.lee98@ubc.ca).


Results of the 2022-2023 LFS Major Awards competition


Thanks to all LFS graduate students who applied for the 2022-2023 LFS Major Awards competition.  All major awards have been offered and accepted by the winners except for the Western Grains Research Foundation Scholarship in Land and Food Systems which is pending receipt of funding from the donor.


August 22 presentation – Pawan K. Singh, MEXICO


Pawan Kumar SIGNH signage Aug 22 v1

Dr. Gurcharn Singh Brar, Assistant Professor LFS is hosting a presentation on Monday, August 22, 2022.  Everyone is invited.

Wheat blast:  An emerging and spreading disease threatening global wheat production

Pawan K. Singh
Head, Wheat Pathology, GWP,
International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, MEXICO
Monday, August 22, 2022
2:30 – 3:30 PM
MacMillan Room 158



LFS Graduate Student Travel Award Funding Period


Just a reminder for anyone who is attending a conference this month – the funding period for the LFS Graduate Student Travel Award is September to August.  Please make sure you submit your LFS Graduate Student Travel Award application by August 30, 2022 so that your award falls under the 2021-2022 funding period.  If you submit after August 30, your award will be paid out in September and you won’t be able to claim another travel award in 2022-2023.

Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.