UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre Open House – August 2, 2014 (reminder)


You are invited to the UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre open house on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 9am-4pm. This is a great opportunity to meet student researchers and learn more about the Centre’s internationally renowned research and education programs in animal welfare, animal reproduction and resource recovery.

Throughout the day members of the Agassiz Slow Food Cycle Tour, a 25-km self-guided cycle tour that invites cyclists to explore the countryside and meet local farmers, will be stopping by. This year, the Invasive Species Council of BC will be on hand with an invasive plants display. Visitors can also enjoy a glass of ice cold chocolate milk, donated by the BC Dairy Association, while it lasts.

Congratulations Professor David Fraser!


Prof. David Fraser recognized for outstanding contributions to animal welfare science

Professor David Fraser has been awarded the UFAW Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Animal Welfare Science from the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare, recognizing “the exceptional achievements of an individual scientist who has made fundamental contributions to the advancement of animal welfare over a number of years.” [read more]

Congratulations to David!

Thesis Defense – MSc – HUNU


The University of British Columbia – Faculty of Land and Food Systems

The Oral Examination For the Degree of  M.Sc. (Human Nutrition)

On  Monday, July 14, 2014
10:00 a.m.
in Room 220, FNH of



Supervisory Committee

Dr. Z. Xu (Supervisor)
Dr. T. K.H. Chang (Committee member)
Dr. T. Green (Committee member)

Examining Committee

Dr. J. Black (Chair)
Dr. Z. Xu (Supervisor)
Dr. T. K.H. Chang (Committee member)
Dr. T. Green (Committee member)
Dr. D. Kitts (External)

Everyone welcome!



Dear Graduate Students,

Remember the cold damp of winter? Don’t forget to enjoy the wonderful weather we’re having!

GSS Social & Recreational

Switch up your routine on July 12th: reacquaint yourself with those muscles you don’t often hear from, and see Vancouver anew! We’re off on a 9km intermediate hike up Mt Seymour this Saturday. Join us! Registration closes end of day today. Click through for details and to register, and don’t forget to download and sign the waiver!

GSS Research & Conferences

The GSS and the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is carrying out a qualitative study of graduate students’ perceptions of mentoring. We will be exploring graduate students’ perspectives on mentoring to inform and improve mentoring as an integral part of teaching and learning at UBC. We’d now like to invite you to participate in this study and share your experiences and perspective with us. Please review the official invitation letter and consent form then sign up to do your bit in helping us improve the graduate student mentorship experience at UBC!

GSS Opportunities

Koerner Library Research Commons is also offering various workshops to help graduate  students win! Workshops cover topics like Thesis Formatting, Citation Management using RefWorks, Zotero, or Mendeley, various workshops on using SPSS, and around Copyright. Use the keywords above to look up the dates and times of these workshops on the UBC Library Website

Remember kids: this World Cup, anything can happen. Heck, almost everything’s already happened! Second: in many ways, soccer is like life…

Best wishes,

Ngwatilo: for your GSS

Job Posting: Dept. of Rural Development, Brandon University


The Department of Rural Development offers one of five graduate degree programs at Brandon University and also delivers three- and four-year undergraduate degree programs in Rural and Community Studies.

Brandon University invites applications for a one-year term position in Rural Development. The University seeks an individual with a PhD in a rural-focused field of study (e.g., Geography, Sociology, Economics, Political Science, and International Development). Doctoral candidates with requisite teaching and research experience will also be considered.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and the master’s levels, including thesis supervisions. Areas of particular interest include sustainability, international development, rural economies, and globalization. An academic specialty or research focus outside of the North American context would be considered an asset. In addition to regular teaching responsibilities, the candidate will be expected to carry out an active research program and contribute to a collegial environment within the Department of Rural Development. Further information about the Department can be found at: www.brandonu.ca/rural-development/

Rank and Salary: commensurate with qualifications and experience

Deadline for applications: July 18, 2014, or until the position is filled.

Start Date: August 1, 2014, or as mutually agreed.

Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, and student course evaluations (where available), citizenship status, and the names, addresses and e-mails of three referees.

Dean of Arts Office
Brandon University
270-18th Street
Brandon, Manitoba R7A 6A9

or to artsdean@brandonu.ca