Deliberative Experiment



I am a PhD candidate in the department of Political Science at UBC. As part of my dissertation, I need student participants for a deliberative experiment. I have many participants from political science, but I am interested in more diversity. The study has already been approved by UBC BREB.

I am hoping that you will notify your students of the following opportunity:

A day of conversation: A few hours (between 9am-5pm) on one day (during the weekend) in October. You will be asked to talk to other students about a multicultural policy issue. You will be thanked with a gift of $30.

If interested, please contact:

See poster advertisement attached.

Afsoun Afsahi
PhD Candidate
Department of Political Science
University of British Columbia

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UBC Sustainability Challenge


In celebration of UBC’s centennial, UBC Sustainability Initiative is excited to launch an innovative student competition that’s focused on creating opportunities to advance UBC’s commitment to campus sustainability by simultaneously promoting human and environmental wellbeing.

Working in interdisciplinary teams, students will develop solutions for a challenge associated with one of four themes: climate action, waste, food and physical activity.

Gain professional development skills and compete for a chance to win cash prizes totalling $5000!

Learn more and apply by September 30 online:

Sustainability Challenge Communications toolkit

sustainability challenge poster

Kshamta B. Hunter M.A.
Manager, Advising and Student Involvement
Teaching, Learning & Research|UBC Sustainability Initiative
The University of British Columbia
2260 West Mall|Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z4
Phone 604 827 3754

Pizza with APBI Job Candidate Juli Carillo, Monday Sept 14 from 12-1, MCML 350


Please join us for a Grad Student Pizza Lunch with Dr. Juli Carillo, who is interviewing for the tenure-track Asst Professor Position in APBI and the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems.   Please RSVP to

Many thanks!

Dr. Juli Carillo, NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Department of Entomology, Purdue University
Research seminar: September 14, 1:30 pm, MacLeod 202
Evolutionary constraints on tri-trophic defense in invasive and agricultural plants
Teaching seminar: September 15, 2:00 pm, MCML 260
Managing ecological interactions to improve food production


Hannah Wittman, Associate Professor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Academic Director, Centre for Sustainable Food Systems
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver | Coast Salish Territories
179-2357 Main Mall | Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z4

PLAN 425 description


The following course, PLAN 425 – Introduction to Contemporary Planning Issues, will be offered:

-Section 002 on Thursdays, 2:00-5:00pm

Please see the below links for more details.

This course provides a general introduction to some of the main concepts, challenges, and debates in community and regional planning, both as a professional practice and as a process of social and political intervention in space. At its heart, planning is an action-oriented and problem-oriented activity. As a profession, planners use well-defined tools such as zoning by-laws, citizen engagement, and land-use policies to manage a wide range of issues, including transportation, housing, real estate development, community-building, and the allocation of social services, which affect our everyday lives in communities, cities, and regions. As a general practice by ordinary citizens, planning operates in complex social and political environments that are shaped by local, regional, national, and transnational forces. This course aims to critically engage students with the multiple meanings, practices, and tools that shape the field of community and regional planning.

Thanks, Rhoda Thow
Rhoda Thow
Administrator | School of Community and Regional Planning
The University of British Columbia
415-6333 Memorial Road, Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z2
Tel: 604 822 5326


Call for Applications: DAAD Scholarships and Research Grants


DAAD ( Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Scholarships and Research Grants are available for highly qualified graduate students, PhD candidates, and post-doctoral researchers in all disciplines to study and carry out research at universities or research institutes in Germany. These scholarship provide funds for a period of study and/or research in Germany beginning in 2016.

Application materials are to be submitted to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by 4:00pm on Friday 25 September 2015.

Links to further information can be found at: