Registration Open for the Late November 22, 23, 29 Instructional Skills Workshop


ISW registration policy Oct 2013

Registration is open for the Instructional Skills Workshop November 22, 23, 29, 2014.  Please note that participants must be able to attend the entire 24 hour workshop.  Please find attached the new policy for registration in the ISW.

The Instructional Skills Workshop is an internationally recognized program and students receive transcript notation for their participation.  It is a 3-day intensive workshop that develops participant’s teaching skills and confidence.  It is appropriate for first time teachers or those with years of experience.  Join the thousands of students who have taken this workshop.

This workshop is always in high demand. To register for the November 22, 23, 29 ISW, please go to:


If you have any questions, please contact myself.

Best regards,

Mischa Makortoff

MISCHA MAKORTOFF | Marketing & Events Assistant

Marketing & Communications
Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology

Irving K. Barber Centre, University of British Columbia

#214-1961 East Mall, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1

Additional media coverage: Brent Mansfield authors Vancity report on how CA drought affects BC food prices


Brent Mansfield (LFS Grad Student, Think & Eat Green Project Community Liaison) recently authored a report commissioned by Vancity on how California’s agricultural problems continue to affect B.C. consumers.

CBC: B.C. food prices expected to rise dramatically

World Food Day


Today, the world puts 500 million family farmers in the spotlight in observance of World Food Day 2014. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has recognized family farmers as central to solving global hunger and malnutrition.

According to FAO, family farming includes all family-based agricultural activities. Family farming is a means of organizing agricultural, forestry, fisheries, pastoral and aquaculture production, which is managed and operated by a family and is predominantly reliant on family labor.  In addition, FAO reports that based on data from 93 countries, family farmers account for an average of 80 percent of all holdings, and are the main producers of food that is consumed locally. [read more]

Today: ShakeOut BC


UBC is participating in ShakeOut BC on October 16 at 10:16 a.m. – don’t forget to “Drop, Cover and Hold.” In BC, minor earthquakes are not infrequent and a major one will eventually happen. ShakeOut BC is the perfect opportunity for staff, faculty and students to learn what to do in the likelihood of an earthquake.

Those of you subscribed to the UBC Alert System will receive a text message at 10:16 am informing you of the drill.

Learn more and help raise awareness by visiting UBC’s emergency services website.

A Message from the Dean: Centennial Dialogue on Critical Issues in Land and Food Systems


Tomorrow, I am moderating our inaugural Centennial Dialogue on Critical Issues in Land and Food Systems. In addition to marking a milestone in our history, the Centennial Dialogues are an opportunity for our researchers and students to engage with our alumni, research funders, community partners, donors and the public on issues where our Faculty is leading research and change.

Assoc Prof. Dr. Eduardo Jovel and Jessie Newman, one of our Dietetics students, are panelists at our afternoon event on First Nations’ Perspective on History, Food and Health (Continuing the Dialogue on Truth and Reconciliation). I strongly welcome all of our researchers, students and staff to join us at tomorrow’s dialogue. Events details and RSVP information can be found here.