Statistical Opportunity for Students (SOS)


**The Statistical Consulting and Research Laboratory (SCARL) is proud to offer an hour of statistical consulting to UBC graduate students at no charge to the student.

The SOS program is designed to help graduate students formulate and understand the statistical issues involved in their research projects. The program is open to all UBC graduate students. Interested students submit a one page description of their work outlining their statistical questions. They meet with consultants for an hour to discuss their questions and receive a written summary shortly after the meeting, all at no charge.

For further details on the program and how to apply please visit <>

The SOS program is made possible through funding support from the

Office of the Provost <>and Vice President, Research and International <>.

Rick White
Managing Director
Statistical Consulting and Research Laboratory University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC, Canada.


Thesis Defense – MSc – SOIL


The Faculty of Land and Food Systems Announces

The Oral Examination for the Degree of MSc in SOIL Science

Kiran Preet PADDA

Impact of GFP – modification of Paenibacillus polymyxa on its ability to enhance growth of Corn, Canola, and Tomato seedlings

Wednesday October 7 , 2015 at 01:00 pm
Room 350 – MacMillan Building

Supervisory Committee

Dr. C. Chanway (Supervisor)

Dr. M. Krzic (Committee Member)

Dr. S. Grayston (Committee Member)

Examining Committee

Dr. L. Lavkulich (Chair)

Dr. C. Chanway (Supervisor)

Dr. M. Krzic (Committee Member)

Dr. S. Grayston (Committee Member)

Dr. J. Kronstad (External)



Everyone is welcome

Job Opportunity for graduate students


We are looking to hire Advocacy Coordinator. It is a part-time job which entails providing support to graduate students in a variety of situations (from a little advice to helping students resolve their major financial and academic issues). Advertisement is now posted to our website.For more information, please follow the link:


Please don’t hesitate to contact Enav Zusman at with any questions.

Thank you for your time and help!

Warm Regards,–

Maria Popova
Administrative Assistant
UBC Graduate Student Society
225 – 6371 Crescent Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
T: 604.822.3203
E:  |  Facebook  |  Twitter


Anecdotal Evidence III: Stories About Science – Call for Storytellers!


We are looking for storytellers to share their true, personal stories about science at our next event!

Everyone knows scientists are remote intellectuals uncluttered by untidy human emotions. Or are they?

Ever wondered what twists and turns in a person’s life ultimately leads to a passionate career as a scientist? Or what stories lie behind the data? Or how non-scientists experience science?

Anecdotal Evidence is a science storytelling series where people share stories about how they relate to science in their lives. They are human stories around the broad theme of science. This is very open to interpretation. Storytellers have talked about a range of topics including fieldwork failures, contemplating cosmic loneliness, how to befriend your parasite and more. The stories are filled with humour, humanity, and sometimes even science.

We are looking for storytellers to share their true, personal science stories at our next event on October 8th, at 7pmat The Railway Club. Stories should be approximately 7 minutes long, and will be shared onstage in front of a live (and generous) audience. There is a suggested donation of $5 at the door, and the proceeds are donated to Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland. So far, we have had two events with 15 storytellers and we have raised $750 for Big Sisters, and we want to keep it up!

Please check out our new website and pocast here: and 

To tell a story, get more information or if you want to be involved in any other way, please get in touch! By email at on twitter @ae_stories / through our Facebook page

We can’t wait to hear your story!

Kathryn Anderson
PhD Candidate
Biodiversity Research Centre
Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4

Student opportunities: lecture, workshop & jobs


UBC Botanical Garden has a number of student opportunities coming up in the next few weeks. Unfortunately, the UBC Botanical Garden website is experiencing serious issues and is down for maintenance.   If could please share this email with your student networks that would be greatly appreciated.

1 – Free Lecture for Students (limited number of free students tickets): 

WHAT?                       Wharton Lecture: ‘Queen of Canopies’ Dr. Meg Lowman & Vancouver Trees Mobile App Launch

WHEN?                       Friday October 2, 2015, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. Reception to follow.

WHO?             Dr. Meg Lowman, Chief of Science &  Sustainability at the California Academy of Sciences

Douglas Justice, UBC Botanical Garden Associate Director, Horticulture and Collections

Daniel Mosquin, Research and Biodiversity Informatics Manager

WHERE?                     The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, Jack Poole Hall.

COST?                        FREE for UBC Students with valid ID or $10.00. Plus applicable taxes and fees.



2 – Student Sunday Pack n’Picnic at UBC Botanical Garden

WHAT?                       Calling all students! Discover your culinary genius and learn how to prepare healthy, organic foods on a tight budget with minimal kitchen space. Experience the farm-to-table approach to packing your own healthy picnic to be enjoyed within the Garden that suits your mood. Bring your friends to share your food and have fun!

WHEN?                       Sunday September 27th, 2015, 11:30-1:30

WHERE?                     UBC Botanical Garden Reception Centre

COST?                        $5 – PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED



3 – Sustainable Communities Field School Student Academic Assistants

We are currently hiring 2 students to support the Sustainable Communities Field School.  Please note that applications are due by Sunday September 27 at midnight.

Position 1:        Sustainability Beneficial Practices Student Academic Assistant (see attached)

Position 2:        Sustainability Communications and Marketing Academic Assistant (see attached)

SCFC Sustainability – Beneficial Practices Student Academic Assistant

SCFC Sustainability – Communications and Marketing Student Academic Assistant

Many thanks in advance,


Dr. Tara Moreau
Associate Director, Sustainability and Community Programs | UBC Botanical Garden including Nitobe Memorial Garden | Faculty of Science
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver
6804 SW Marine Drive | Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z4
Phone 604 690 5375 | Fax 604 822 2016 | @ubcgarden | |