Thesis Defense – Human Nutrition – MSc – Svilena Lazarova


UBC – Faculty of Land and Food Systems Announces

The Oral Examination for the Degree of

Master of Science
(Human Nutrition)

Svilena Lazarova

“Evaluating the association between dietary patterns and cardiovascular disease risk in Canadian adults:
evidence from the Canadian community health survey-nutrition”

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 – 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM


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Chair: Dr. B. Stefanska

Supervisory Committee:
Dr. M. Jessri  – Supervisor
Dr. Y. Lamers – Committee member
Dr. N. Ramakutty – Committee member
Dr. J. Sutherland – Committee member

Defense Committee Composition
Dr. M. Jessri  – Supervisor
Dr. Y. Lamers – Committee member
Dr. J. Sutherland – Committee member
Dr. K. S. Joseph – External

Sustainability Scholars Program: Research to Action Conference, September 29


As you know, the UBC Sustainability Scholars program offers graduate students paid opportunities to work with community partners on sustainability related projects over the summer. During the conference, Scholars will be presenting on their work in themed panel sessions moderated by industry experts.

Students interested in sustainability or in applying to the Sustainability Scholars Program may be interested in attending the conference.  Students in your program or department may even be presenting! The conference takes place Wednesday September 29 from 1 to 5 pm, registration is required. More details are below.

Thank you in advance for distributing this invitation.


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When: Wednesday, September 29, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Where: Online via Zoom

Registration: Free to all. Registration closes September 28.

What happens when you give bright and engaged students real-world sustainability problems to solve?

UBC’s Sustainability Scholars are helping to make real change in the world. Join us on September 29 to learn more about what our local governments and institutions are doing to future-proof our people, our cities, and our urban spaces.

You will enjoy an afternoon of engaged discussion on a diverse range of applied sustainability projects produced by UBC graduate students in collaboration with community partners including the City of Vancouver, Metro Vancouver, BC Hydro, Translink, local health authorities, local governments, utilities and NGOs.

Scholars will present their projects in concurrent themed panel sessions throughout the afternoon. Panels will be moderated by experts from UBC and Sustainability Scholars Program partners.

Keynote Speaker: Graham Cavanagh, Senior Planner, TransLink

Panel Themes: Better World | Building Emissions | Building Greener | Capacity Building | Climate Equity | Equity, Inclusion & Resilience | Land Use | One Water | Sustainability in Healthcare | Sustainable Transportation | Zero Waste 

Conference Website:

Register here:

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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 | |

October 7 MPPGA Info Session: Why Choose the MPPGA Program


We are hosting our first Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs info session of the season and would appreciate your help in spreading the word to any prospective students that may be interested. Please find the details below!

You can also reshare on social media – Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn.


Virtual UBC MPPGA Info Session: Why Choose the MPPGA Program

Date: Thursday, October 7 2021

Time: 9:30AM – 10:30AM PDT

*Please RSVP to receive the zoom link closer to the event date.

 Join this virtual info session about the professional Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) program at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA), University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Applications open on October 4th, 2021.

Learn about our unique graduate program and how it will equip you with a profound understanding of policy-making and policy analysis through career development and experiential learning. You will have the opportunity to directly engage with a client organization on a pressing policy challenge in our signature Global Policy Project.


Agenda Topics:

  • Introduction to the professional MPPGA Program at UBC
  • Key program benefits
  • How to apply
  • Possible career paths in government, not-for-profit, and private industry
  • Q&A

We hope to see you there!

Tina Alexander
Marketing & Events Specialist
School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
165 – 1855 West Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T1Z2 Canada
Phone 604 827 2392 | @ubcSPPGA

Let’s Talk Science Information Sessions:


Learn more about us – Let’s Talk Science Information Sessions

Let’s Talk Science is a national science outreach organization consisting of university-specific, independently operated chapters. UBC Let’s Talk Science volunteers are role models for young Canadians. As a volunteer, you will meet like-minded people, make a difference in your community, be eligible for prestigious awards and rekindle your love of science.

We set you up for success by providing training, activity kits, funding and materials. There are several (up to 10!) different programs run by UBC Let’s Talk Science that you can learn more about by attending one of our info sessions

When: September 22

September 29

October 13

October 20

Where: LSI 1510 (2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3)

Who: Students and post-docs interested in volunteering

Already know you want to volunteer? 
If you sign up for our newsletter and register on the portal, you will receive biweekly or monthly volunteering opportunities:

Are you a volunteer that wants to be more connected?
Check out our facebook page for the latest news and updates here:

More general information about volunteering with Let’s Talk Science can be found here:


Come meet us – Orientations

Online at AMS Club Days
Come and get to know a little more about us and meet some of our wonderful co-ordinators – virtually at least!

When: September 22-23 @ 7-10 pm

Where: Virtual! Information for club days will be shortly be available on the CampusBase site, keep an eye out for more detail at

Who: Students interested in volunteering

In person at UBC SUS Community Fair
We are so excited to meet some new faces – in person! Drop by and say hi at the UBC Science Undergrad Society Community Fair

When: October 7th @ 6:30-8 pm

Where: Abdul Ladha Science Student Center

Who: Undergraduates who would like to volunteer


Recruitment – looking for a LEEF Coordinator

UBC Let’s Talk Science is looking for a new Lessons in Ecology and Evolution FUNdamentals (LEEF) Coordinator!

The successful applicant will work with a dedicated group of coordinators and volunteers to engage youth in hands-on, minds-on science, technology, engineering, and math activities across Vancouver. For more information please see our website or email





Volunteer and Internal Relations Coordinator

UBC Let’s Talk Science
6174 University Blvd

Vancouver, BC


Join Us: Series Finale “Farm to Globe: Transforming Our Food Systems”


I hope you and your communities are able to join us for our webinar series finale this Thursday, September 16th 11-12:30 PST! Please feel free to share this event with your networks. If you would like to share on social networks, we have created a communications toolkit.

About this Webinar: 

Humans have been cultivating food for thousands of years. Today the agricultural industry is a result of layers of power structures and political systems. In this episode we will be exploring how to move forward in a way that celebrates diversity, champions sustainability, uplifts workers and producers, and maintains a healthy environment for all creatures on the planet. Join our panelists for our series finale as they discuss their own work with young and entrant farmers, the impacts of climate change on our agricultural systems, decolonizing our approach to research and so much more.

Date and Time:

September 16th, 2021 11-12:30 PST

Registration is free but required.

We hope to see you there!

Mairead Norton (She, Her, Hers)

Webinar Coordinator

Faculty of Land and Food Systems | Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the UBC Farm

The University of British Columbia |Unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Territory | UBC Farm