LFS PBL Training Three Day Intensive – August


The LFS Learning Centre is sponsoring the Problem Based Learning (PBL) Training Three Day Intensive on August 25, 26 and 27th (9am-4pm).  This session has received great reviews and is a rare opportunity to get an intensive PBL Training. Attendance for all three days is mandatory and is the best way to get proper exposure to PBL. Come get experience leading students through several real world PBL sessions.

Registration is now open.  Given the demand and complexity of scheduling this workshop we require a $20 deposit. You will receive the deposit back upon completion of the course.

Special class with Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz – a reminder


This fall 2015, Nobel prize-winning economist and Professor Joseph Stiglitz will be coming to UBC as the inaugural Lind Initiative in US Studies Visitor. Prof. Stiglitz will lecture in a special course, Global Inequality and the Work of Joseph Stiglitz. The course is for 1 ½ credits and runs from September 18th through November 20th on Friday mornings. In addition to addressing economic dimensions of inequality, students will participate in lectures with leading thinkers, writers, and activists in critical areas such as race, gender, climate change, and globalization.

This is a competitive-entry course with instructions on how to apply on the Liu Institute website:


The deadline to apply is July 31, 2015. Please contact Lindsay Marsh lindsay.marsh@ubc.ca  for further details.


Lindsay Marsh, MA

Communications and Program Development | Faculty of Arts | Liu Institute for Global Issues The University of British Columbia |
Vancouver, Traditional Territory of the Musqueam People Phone 604 822 1672 | Fax 604 822 6966

http://www.ligi.ubc.ca  |
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CIHR Webinars for Students


It is my pleasure to announce that once again this year, CIHR will be offering information sessions to students and university staff about CIHR award programs as well as recent improvements made to these. Information will also be provided on relevant CIHR policies, tips for applicants, and guidelines on how to submit an application. These sessions will be interactive and there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

The sessions will allow all participants to be connected and discussions will be supported with a view of a PowerPoint presentation. Participants must have access to a computer with internet connection to access the session and view the PowerPoint presentation. Questions may be directed to CIHR via the webinar chat function.

Interested participants may register via the CIHR Website at the following address: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/45096.html

Date, Time & Duration Language Session Link to Register
·   September 8, 2015
·   Time: 11:00am, EST
·   Duration : 1.5  hours
English https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/k2/j.php?MTID=t3050f37185c4f51b88055242f4c9b91e
·   September 9, 2015
·   Time: 11:00pm, EST
·   Duration : 1.5  hours
French https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/k2/j.php?MTID=tc8c7c0f4f886f2a06c11bbbc2e91551c
·   September 10, 2015
·   Time: 1:30pm, EST
·   Duration : 1.5  hours
English https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/k2/j.php?MTID=ta21539e2732ccb6355e84da87b10f2ea


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 (www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca)

The deadline for applicants to submit applications on ResearchNet is 11:59pm (Vancouver time) on Monday, 31 August, 2015.



To be considered for a Vanier Scholarship, a student must be nominated by a Canadian university.  Vanier Scholarships must be held by the student at the university that nominated them. The scholarships are not transferable:  they may not be taken to another university

Applicants do not have to be registered as doctoral students at the time of application, but must be registered as doctoral students at a Canadian university when they take up the Vanier Scholarship.

Canadian citizens, landed immigrants (permanent residents), and international students are all eligible for Vanier Scholarships

Students who have held or are currently holding Tri-Agency scholarship funding for their doctoral program are not eligible to apply.

For students with credentials from UBC – official transcripts are mandatory.
Please see the Vanier Scholarship website for complete eligibility criteria.

Evaluation criteria


Nominees will be evaluated and selected based on the following three criteria, which will be weighted equally by the peer review committees:

  • academic excellence
  • research potential
  • leadership

Please see the Vanier Scholarship website for complete evaluation criteria.

CSFS Employment Opportunity


A great employment opportunity just opened up at the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS). We are currently seeking an Academic Assistant to join our team to assist in the development, implementation, delivery, and evaluation of educational activities at the CSFS and UBC Farm. The position is particularly well suited to senior undergraduate students or graduate students with a keen interest in education and food sustainability. The application deadline is August 9th, 2015 and more details can be found here

Thank you.


Véronik Campbell
Academic Programs Manager | Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm
Faculty of Land and Food Systems | The University of British Columbia
3461 Ross Drive (location) | 2357 Main Mall (mailing)
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
Phone 604 822 5092 | Fax 604 822 6839
veronik.campbell@ubc.ca | @ubcfarm