Call for Applications—Sustainability Scholars paid internships, winter term

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The UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI) is again offering UBC graduate students the opportunity to work on funded sustainability internship projects. Projects begin October 15, 2021. Current UBC graduate students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Further information on the available internship projects can be found on the Sustainability Scholars Program web page. Applications close at midnight Sunday September 19, 2021.

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – UBC SUSTAINABILITY SCHOLARS (PAID INTERNSHIPS, WINTER TERM)

The UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI) is pleased to offer UBC graduate students the opportunity to work on funded sustainability-related internship projects.

We are currently accepting applications for internships that start October 15, 2021. Current UBC graduate students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to confirm the eligibility requirements and apply.

Successful candidates will work with a mentor from the partner organization, and are immersed in real world learning where they can apply their research skills and contribute to advancing the partner organization’s sustainability goals. Each Scholar receives $6250 to complete 250 hours of work.

For more information on the available projects and to apply, visit the Sustainability Scholars Program website.

Applications will be accepted until midnight Sunday September 19.

We also appreciate your help by circulating this notice to anyone in your grad student network that may be interested!

 

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Karen Taylor  MA (she, her)
Manager, Sustainability Scholars Program | UBC Sustainability Initiative
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
2343 – 2260 West Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4 Canada
Phone 604 822 9362 | karen.taylor@ubc.ca | https://sustain.ubc.ca/scholars

 

 

New LFS Graduate Student Orientation – September 16 at 7:00 PM PDT

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The following email was bcc’d to email on file for all LFS students starting their graduate program in September 2021 – research-based, professional and graduate certificate programs.

Good evening:

The G&PS Office will be presenting a new LFS graduate student orientation on Thursday, September 16 at 7:00 PM PDT (virtual via zoom).  This is an opportunity for new LFS graduate students to meet each other, the LFS G&PS Team, hear a welcome message from the Dean, an introduction to the LFS Graduate Student Society and have a chance to meet grad advisors and program directors.  The orientation will take approximately an hour and is virtual, via zoom (details below).  RSVP’ing is not necessary as registration is required for this meeting.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://ubc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Yofu2gqDIuH9fGddFYJk33tyRDKSAJQcET

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please note, depending on the number and availability of participants, we are hoping to end the orientation by breaking out into program-specific rooms with graduate advisors and directors.  We have asked grad advisors to reach out to students individually if they are not able to attend orientation.  It’s a good opportunity for new students to meet their grad advisor and get a better understanding of their roles and responsibilities.

In addition, last year we started an LFS Graduate Student Peer-To-Peer Program.  This informal program involves senior graduate students reaching out to all new research-based students.  You should receive a welcome/intro email shortly.  Please contact our office by the end of September if you haven’t.

I’ve attached the most recent version of the LFS Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Office directory that includes all program graduate advisors.

In addition, it’s the start of a new academic year; of COURSE there are going to be announcements!!!

Tuesday, September 7 at 1:00 PM PDT (virtual)
Campus Re-entry and Social Anxiety Workshop
Presented by Wellness Advisors at UBC Counselling Services

Click Here to Join
MEETING ID: 697 6239 4676
PASSCODE: 383409

Friday, September 24 at 3:00 – 5:00 PM (in person)
Welcome, Welcome Back and Thank you! (Actual event title TBA)
UBC Farm
More details will follow

Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies
Graduate Student Orientation (ongoing)
This website also includes a link to the “Graduate Student Community”.  This is a helpful form that answers just about every question a new or returning student might have.

One last thing – our LFS G&PS Office is returning to campus.   We are committed to providing a level of service that is equal to or better than what we offered during Covid.  Iris and I will be transitioning to campus over the next couple of months, Lia will follow a few weeks behind.  Starting next week, between Iris and me, there will be at least one of us on campus daily.  Iris is located in room 291;  I’m right beside in 293.  Our offices will be kept closed, but signage will indicate if we are in or when we are expected back.  Please knock before entering.

 

Shelley

 

Shelley Small
Administrative Manager, Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Room 293 MacMillan Building
2357 Main Mall Vancouver BC  V6T 1Z4
Phone:  604-822-4593       Fax:  604-822-4400
lfs.gradmgr@ubc.ca          www.landfood.ubc.ca

I gratefully acknowledge that I live, work and play on the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples –sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations. 

 

 

Back to Campus Re-Entry Workshop – Sept 7 at 1:00 PM PDT

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Back to Campus Re-Entry poster – LFS

Tuesday, September 7th at 1:00 PM PDT

The LFS Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies (G&PS) Office is hosting a workshop led by Wellness Advisors at UBC Counselling Services to help with campus entry/re-entry and the social anxiety and concerns associated with it.

This workshop is open to all LFS graduate students – new, returning, research-based, professional and graduate degree certificate programs, As Counselling Services is remit to serving students, the focus is on that group, but everyone is invited to attend.

Details are below and on the attached poster.

Click Here to Join

MEETING ID: 697 6239 4676
PASSCODE: 383409

 

Shelley

Shelley Small
Administrative Manager, Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Room 293 MacMillan Building
2357 Main Mall Vancouver BC  V6T 1Z4
Phone:  604-822-4593       Fax:  604-822-4400
lfs.gradmgr@ubc.ca          www.landfood.ubc.ca

I gratefully acknowledge that I live, work and play on the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples –sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations. 

Campus Re-entry and Social Anxiety Workshop

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Campus Re-entry and Social Anxiety Workshop

The LFS Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies (G&PS) Office is hosting a workshop led by Wellness Advisors at UBC Counselling Services to help with campus entry/re-entry and the social anxiety and concerns associated with it.

This workshop is open to all LFS graduate students – new, returning, research-based, professional and graduate degree certificate programs, As Counselling Services is remit to serving students, the focus is on that group, but everyone is invited to attend.

We have been offered three times.  Please rank your choices (from 1 being top choice to 3 being least preferred).

Please complete this survey by noon, Wednesday, August 18th to rank your choices.

Thank you,
Shelley

Shelley Small
Administrative Manager, Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Room 293 MacMillan Building
2357 Main Mall Vancouver BC  V6T 1Z4
Phone:  604-822-4593       Fax:  604-822-4400
lfs.gradmgr@ubc.ca          www.landfood.ubc.ca

I gratefully acknowledge that I live, work and play on the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples –sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations. 

3 Minute Postdoc Slam (3MPS)

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Dear Students, Postdocs, Faculty and Staff,

The UBC Postdoctoral Association is excited to announce that our popular 3 Minute Postdoc Slam (3MPS) is returning on Thursday August 12th from 2-5pm PDT (online). The 3MPS is a professional development event with a focus on public engagement.

The Slam competition is open only to UBC Postdocs and Research Associates (RAs), but everyone is welcome to attend! This is a great chance to learn more about the diverse research being done by UBC Postdocs and RAs. In addition, we have two amazing keynote speakers lined up who will share their expertise on public engagement. Sign Up now!

For UBC Postdocs and RAs, this is a great opportunity to showcase your work, practise your elevator pitch, and have a chance to win cash prizes! The presenter registration deadline is August 3rd at 4 pm PDT. Please submit your title and a 1-2 sentence description of your project through the registration form. We encourage Postdocs and RAs from all scientific fields to sign up.

More information is available on the attached flyer and on our website.

 

Kind regards,
The UBC Postdoc Association

 

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