URGENT: September Fee Deadline


September 4, 2013 is the last day for payment of September instalment of tuition fees. Students who have not paid their fees will be placed on financial hold; further registration activity will not be permitted, grades will not be released, and graduation diplomas will be withheld. Students will also be assessed a processing fee of $35.00 and interest will be assessed on the outstanding balance until it is paid in full (see Fees for more information).

2013-2014 Orientation for New Students


Wednesday, September 4, 2013 | Location:  AGORA – MacMillan Building Lower Level

  • 12:00 – 12:30    Welcome and Introductions
    •   The Dean’s Welcome – Murray Isman
    •   Associate Dean, Graduate Programs Welcome – Dan Weary and/or Nina von Keyserlingk
    •   Welcome from the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies – Jacqui Brinkman
    •   Welcome from the LFS Graduate Student Council – George Furey
    •   Welcome and Introduction to The UBC Farm – Veronik Campbell
    •   Welcome and Introduction to the LFS Graduate Student Office – Shelley Small & Lia Dragan
  • 12:30 – 1:00  Information session and questions
  • 1:00 – 1:30  Information & question session specifically for research-based graduate students

“Welcome new graduate students within the Faculty of Land and Food Systems!  Our Graduate Student Office is here to help you succeed in making the transition to UBC and to the challenges of graduate studies. Please let us know if we can help you at any point during your studies.” Dan Weary & Nina von Keyserlingk, Associate Deans, Graduate Programs – LFS


“Welcome to the Faculty of Land and Food Systems.  Our Faculty is home to a broad range of graduate programs, so in turn our graduate students represent a wide spectrum of research and professional areas of interest.  And while this phase of your academic journey provides you with the opportunity to develop your own area of expertise, take advantage of the diversity among you to explore other areas that collectively support our mission – to address fundamental issues around human health, a sustainable food supply and the responsible use of finite land and water resources.  UBC has abundant resources available to enrich your academic and social experience as a graduate student;  take advantage of the opportunities before you.  I wish every one of you success in your chosen field of study and graduate program.” Murray B. Isman, Dean and Professor (Entomology/Toxicology)


“Welcome to graduate studies in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems (LFS) from the LFS Graduate Student Council. We are your student graduate departmental organization that aims to enrich our graduate experience through peer-lead events and initiatives.

We aim to foster peer involvement and to build and maintain a lively graduate community in our faculty.  Our events and initiatives cover all aspects of graduate life from social events, research and conference attendance, to providing professional development and leadership opportunities.

If you are interested in becoming involved in the LFSGSC executive or discovering other leadership opportunities on campus through the UBC Graduate Student Society, then come out to our bi-monthly meetings and stay tuned for upcoming events through email, join us on Facebook, or check our webpage at http://grads.landfood.ubc.ca/. We will be holding elections for all executive positions for the upcoming year. For more information contact George at lfsgrads@gmail.com” George Furey, Co-Chair – LFSGSC