Invitation to SCWIST BrownBag session at UBC, July 30, 12 to 1.30 pm


Get The Job You Really Want:

2 Essential Career Building Tools – Compelling Career Branding Statements & Information Interviews

Date: July 30, 2014

Time: 12.00 to 1.30 pm

Location: Room 225, Tony Sinclair Room, Biodiversity Building, UBC.

Join us for a fun, interactive session and learn to get the job you really want while soaking in the sun. Our speaker Joanne Loberg, Career Coach & Certified Executive Coach of JL Careers Inc., will guide us to make our branding statements and help us get ready for informational interviews. Joanne is a Certified Executive Coach, Internationally Certified Career Management Professional, and highly skilled Facilitator with over 20 years’ experience in the career management field. She has coached over 2,000 clients and facilitated over 450 career management workshops.

Iced coffee and cookies will be served in our outdoor role playing session; please bring your own mug.

If you would like to join us for our BrownBag meeting in July, please register via email under scwist.brown.bag@gmail.comFor upcoming meetings in this series please check the SCWIST events calendar.

Lisa Parvin & Lauren Muttucomaroe

Event Coordinators | Society of Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST)

SCWIST BrownBag Lunch Series at UBC

Call for Nominations: Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships


The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program is designed to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by offering them a significant financial award to assist them during their studies at Canadian universities. Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health-related fields. Domestic and international students are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier Scholarship, which is valued at $50,000 per year for up to three years.

The Vanier application form is available on ResearchNet (

The deadline for applicants to submit applications on ResearchNet is 11:59pm (Vancouver time) on Tuesday, 9 September, 2014.

We will forward complete Vanier applications to graduate programs as they are submitted. The deadline for programs to submit nominations to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is 4:00pm on Wednesday, 24 September 2014.

For full details, please see the website at

Spanish/English translation for farmer-to-farmer exchange tour


USC Canada is organizing a Cuba-Canada farmer-to-farmer exchange tour across BC later this month and we are looking for Spanish/English translation volunteers. If you have the language skills and are interested by agriculture and food sovereignty question, this might just be for you.

Transportation, accommodation and meals will be covered. The specifics can be found in the attached document.

Please do not hesitate to contact Lise-Anne (contact info in the doc) for more info.

BC exchange volunteer description – translation

International Symposium on Agroecology for Food and Nutrition Security – Sept 18-19, 2014


FAO will host an International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition from 18th to 19th September 2014 to explore recent scientific research and knowledge and promote open dialogue while showcasing existing experiences and programs on Agroecology. The event brings together international experts in the field of Agroecology and within the new FAO Strategic Framework and Strategic Objective 2 to “Increase and improve provision of Goods and Services from Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries in a sustainable manner”.



Dear Graduate Students,

Ever wondered about the quality of humanity out on the streets of UBC? Asked someone to watch your stuff while you went to the bathroom? The Ubyssey did the same thing a while ago, and videotaped it. In case you missed it.

In your work and play, hydrate!

GSS Opportunities

The GSS is hiring 3 Summer Orientation Information Officers to support us in welcoming new Graduate Students to UBC between August 21st-August 29th 2014. Please apply by July 25th at5pm! Read the guidelines and responsibilities pertaining to these positions. It will be about 35hours worth of work, and will pay $400. We’d love to have you.

GSS Research & Conferences

We still want your voice in our Poll! It’ll take you 15minutes.

Tell us what you’d like the GSS to focus on in our advocacy work for graduate students on campus, and at the provincial and federal levels; what kinds of academic, social and professional events you’d be interested in having, and what you’d like to see in our communications this coming year.

We’re so grateful for your participation. It literally makes our day.

Fun facts! In four months, you can participate in the Vancouver local election. There are several days to vote, on and around the November 15th 2014 date. Is Vancouver home for you? Are you registered? Just checking!

Also: in your work and play, hydrate!

– Ngwatilo: for your GSS.