Free: Master your Career Skills with GSS Workshop

GSS Career Skills Workshop for Masters and PhD Students
Thu. May 28, 2-4pm, Leon’s Lounge
Wondering how your UBC Masters/PhD degree will help get you a job? Learn key skills to maximize the effectiveness of your job search with CSIC resident Graduate Career Advisor. Seats available as space allows.

GSS Social and Recreational

French Language Classes
(Beginner 101 / Intermediate 102)

Mondays, GSC Leon’s Lounge
Parlez-vous francais? Non? Want to? Master your French language skills with one of these 7-week classes.

Yoga Class
Jun. 2 – Jul. 28,  5:30-6:30pm, Thea Koerner House
Time to get bendy and relieve stress! Open to yogis of all levels. If you’re just getting acquainted with downward dog or have that toe stand nailed, everyone will be challenged at the appropriate level.

Zumba Class
Jun. 2 – Jul. 28,  6:30-7:30pm, Thea Koerner House
Ditch the Workout, Join the Party! Open to all levels! If you’re just learning your way around two left feet or are spinning like a top, everyone will be challenged at the appropriate level.

GSS Summer Sports League 
Soccer: Info  |  Schedule
Softball: Info  |   Schedule
Begins on May 29, 5-8pm, UBC
Come to watch and cheer for the teams competing against each other.

GSS Catchup

Bookings Assistant Looking for rewarding job opportunities on campus? Apply to become a GSS Bookings Assistant and help fellow graduate students and other clients set up their event at Thea Koerner House. Deadline: June 5, 4pm.

Next GSS Council Meeting May 28, 5:30pm, GSS Ballroom: Come and listen to your GSS Council’s discussions on important graduate student-related issues.

Become a member on one of your GSS Committees and grow your leadership, teamwork, and communication skills with your UBC Graduate Student Society.

GSS Representative on AMS Council Want to network with student leaders of both the AMS and GSS, and train up essential management skills? Get involved to be in the centre of student government and participate in policy making. Email

“It’s good as an artist to always remember to see things in a new, weird way.” 
― Tim Burton 

– Karen, for your GSS

Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Sustainable Food Systems


The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm invites applications from outstanding candidates for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow position. The position is within the Applied Biology Program in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems. The position is available for one year, with the possibility of renewal for two additional years. Posting closes June 30th, 2015. View full posting details here.

2015 YINI Grant – Call for proposals is now open


This grant is dedicated to “The role of yogurt in the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases”. It is supported by the Yogurt In Nutrition Initiative (YINI), which is composed of the Danone Institute International, the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) and the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF). For 2015, $30,000 are available to support one application for 2 years.

Deadline: September 1st, 2015

For more information :

If you could kindly share this information with the researchers in your department, that would be much appreciated (see pdf document attached).

YINI 2015 Grant Leaflet

Best regards,

Anne-Marie Myers, Dt.P. / RD
Chef Affaires santé et Coordonnatrice Institut Danone du Canada
Health Affairs Manager and Danone Institute of Canada Coordinator
Danone Inc.
100, rue de Lauzon, Boucherville, J4B 1E6, QC Canada
Tél. : 450-655-7331 (2321)
Téléc. : 450-655-0073

UBC 2015 Drama Education Summer Institute – 6th Annual


This summer, UBC Faculty of Education is offering the 6th Annual Drama Education Summer Institute – a five-day intensive that explores the use of drama across curricular areas and grade levels. Educators in contemporary learning environments are increasingly called upon to employ complex and adaptable pedagogical strategies to meet the needs of many learners.

Would you please help us spread the word among faculty, staff and students of the Faculty of Land and Food Systems who may be interested in Drama education learning opportunities.

The program announcements are available in HTML format below, or by a one-page poster (pdf).

Kind regards,

Heather McGregor
Professional Development & Community Engagement
Faculty of Education
The University of British Columbia
1304 ­ 2125 Main Mall | Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z4

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JULY 6-10 | UBC Vancouver

academic credit | non-credit registration option

This 5-day institute examines how drama can enhance learning experiences in multiple contexts and disciplines, through creative approaches suitable for learners of all ages, levels of ability, and cultural or linguistic backgrounds.

By combining hands-on drama-based strategies with academic literature, this course promotes engagement with learners through cognitive, kinesthetic and socio-emotional approaches.

A diverse array of drama strategies (i.e., role playing, tableaux, hot-seating) will be introduced to provide participants with additional teaching tools to better enhance their specific curriculum needs.

Seats are limited, early registration recommended.
Register by June 15

Study with a friend.  Download and share the poster.

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Waitlist Registration is now OPEN for July 20, 22, 24 2015 Grad ISW


Waitlist registration is now open for the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) July 20, 22, 24 2015.  The ISW 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.

IMPORTANT: The workshop runs from 8:15am-5:00pm. Please note you must be able to attend all three days, i.e. the entire 24 hour workshop.  Please find attached the policy for registering in an ISW, and an FAQ sheet.

Grad ISW_registration_process


This workshop is always in high demand. To register for the July 20, 22, 24 ISW, please go to the following link and sign-up:

Please let me know if you have any questions.



Jane Young 

Events Assistant | Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology

The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus

214 – 1961 East Mall | Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1

Phone 604.827.4871  |  @UBC_CTLT   | UBC.CTLT