UBC Farm Volunteer Program


UBC Farm VolunteerMuch of the great work that happens at the UBC Farm is made possible by the continued support of the farm’s dedicated volunteers.

The UBC Farm volunteer program provides UBC students, staff, faculty members, and members of the wider community the chance to gain hands-on experience in many aspects of small-scale sustainable farming. Most volunteer opportunities are available during the main growing season (May-October). The first orientation of the year is April 15th, 2014. Find out more and sign up here!

TED Vancouver’s live stream March 17-21 from UBC Vancouver


TED Vancouver

We are excited to invite you to TED 2014: The Next Chapter: 30th anniversary celebration. TED Vancouver is being hosted by the city for the first time at the Vancouver Convention Centre, March 17-21, 2014. We will be live-streaming from UBC for our students, faculty and staff to enjoy for free!

There are 20 sessions over the five days between 8:30am to 8:00pm. Watch live on three digital screens in the 2nd floor concourse of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 E Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1.

UBC Robson Square theatre will also be live-streaming between 8:30am to 5pm for your convenience.

Check out the schedule of events to find the talks that interest you: http://conferences.ted.com/TED2014/program/schedule.php

There are also 5 All-Stars sessions, Tues-Thurs afternoons: http://conferences.ted.com/TED2014/program/all-stars.php

Speakers include, astronaut Chris Hadfield, anthropologist and ethnobotanist Wade Davis, and philanthropists Bill & Melinda Gates. For the complete speaker line-up visit: http://conferences.ted.com/TED2014/program/speakers.php

There is strictly limited seating on a first come first serve basis. All attendees must have student, staff or faculty ID.

Watch live on campus and join in the conversation online: #TED2014

Food Science PhD Student a 3MT Finalist


Congratulations to Isabelle Lacroix, a PhD student in our Food Science program, who has won her semi-final heat in UBC’s 3-Minute Thesis competition! Isabelle will compete in the final heat on Thursday, March 13 at 4:30pm in the Graduate Student Ballroom (Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road). Isabelle’s thesis is on, “Milk Proteins as Allies for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes .

Visit the UBC 3MT website for additional information: 3mt.grad.ubc.ca/

Lobby Gallery Exhibit: Hawai’i beyond the Wave, Hawai’i beyond the Postcard


The Lobby Gallery exhibition by Mascha Gugganig on her ethnographic research on Kaua’i on links between environment-based learning, education and activism.

Join us for the opening of this display based on Mascha Gugganig’s ethnographic fieldwork on land use, food production, and ‘GMO’s’ on Kaua’i.

The Lobby Gallery will be displaying Mascha Gugganig’s travelling exhibition from March 5 – May 2, 2014, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.
Location: Lobby Gallery, Liu Institute for Global Issues, 6476 NW Marine Drive, University of British Columbia