Brown Bag Lunchtime Discussions


Topic: Women Leadership in Science and Technology

Date: 30th October 2015

Time: 12:15 to 2:00 pm

Location: Room B104, 2206 East Mall, UBC

Speaker: Pamela Rogalski, Co-founder and CEO of the Engineering Leadership Council

The Brown Bag Series is a monthly event organized by the Society of Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) whose purpose is to provide a place for learning and discussion of topics to help women in STEM fields advance their careers.

Do you have a passion for seeking leadership opportunities? Do you find fast-paced professional work environments exhilarating and refreshing? Wish you had more information on how to get involved? Look no further, the Society for Canadian Women in Science & Technology (SCWIST) has an opportunity you don’t want to miss! On Friday, October 30th 2015, we have the pleasure of having Pamela Rogalski, the Co-founder and CEO of the Engineering Leadership Council, as our keynote speaker! As women are increasingly pursuing and holding top leadership positions in science, engineering, technology and mathematics, it is important to learn from valuable experiences of those before us and to find supporting role models. Like other intensive professions, there are always challenges in such demanding and competitive environments. Our talk will focus on preparing and inspiring individuals to strive for their greatest potentials, as well as provide insight and knowledge on responsibilities and barriers associated with these leadership positions. The event will take place from 12:15 pm-2:00pm in the School of Population and Public Health (Room B104), and all are welcome!

Check our website to register: Or follow this link:

Follow us on Twitter: @scwist.

Find us on LinkedIn and Facebook too.


Pamela co-founded and is the CEO of the Engineering Leadership Council. The ELC is a Community of Practice of professionals leveraging the business case for cutting edge socially responsible design. It is a nationally registered not-for-profit organization. Programs include peer-reviewed case studies of social responsibility, pre-procurement dialogues, industry training, and organizational coaching.

Pam’s engineering experience includes lecturing undergraduate and graduate university courses on communicating the business case for, and implementation of, socially responsible infrastructure. She executed major capitol program engineering procurement and strategy advising at BC Hydro, where she founded the first corporate chapter of Engineers Without Borders. She was a member of EWB’s Governance and Rural Infrastructure team in Ghana, Africa. She has also worked in the field on teams of geophysics and geotechnical engineers at Golder Associates and other consulting companies.

Lisa Parvin & Lauren Muttucomaroe

Event Coordinators | Society of Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST)

SCWIST BrownBag Lunch Series at UBC

Paid Internship Opportunity – UBC Sustainability Scholars Fall 2015 (Graduate Students)


Applications are now open for a new internship opportunity with the UBC Sustainability Scholars Program.

We are looking for a graduate student to work with the World DanceSport Federation to support their development of a sustainability plan.

Current graduate students at UBC Vancouver, from all academic disciplines, are eligible to apply.

Further information on the available internship project can be found at our website: Applications close Thursday 29th October 2015.

We would greatly appreciate if you would please circulate the details provided below to LFS graduate students.

Thank you for your help in circulating through your networks!

Kind regards,




Call for Applications – UBC Sustainability Scholars Fall 2015 (Paid Internship)

In collaboration with both on- and off-campus sustainability partners, the UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI) is pleased to offer UBC graduate students the opportunity to work in funded sustainability internship projects. Scholars work under the mentorship of a partner organization, and are immersed in real world learning where they can apply their research skills and contribute to advancing organizational sustainability goals.

USI is currently accepting applications for a new Sustainability Scholar internship project that will commence in November 2015. We are looking for a graduate student to work with the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) to assist in developing the WDSF Sustainability Plan.

Current graduate students at UBC Vancouver, from all academic disciplines, are eligible to apply.

The successful candidate will receive $20 per hour to complete up to 200 hours of work between early November 2015 and mid-May 2016.

For more information on the available project and to apply, visit:

Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm Thursday 29th October 2015.

We appreciate your help in circulating this notice to anyone in your grad student network who may be interested!


Katie Dolling
Program Manager | UBC Sustainability Initiative
The University of British Columbia
Room 2346, 2260 West Mall Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4
Phone 604 822-4693 | |

Financial Literacy Workshops


November is Financial Literacy Month and Enrolment Services  is offering Financial Literacy Workshops for students.

Student Success with Money

This session is hosted by The Credit Counselling Society of BC. The workshop will cover topics on managing debt, keeping a good credit rating, and creating a spending plan. It will also provide students tools and techniques to stay on top of their finances at UBC and beyond.

Date: Nov 3, 2015

Time: 1:00 – 1:50 pm

Location:  Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Rm 182
Register now



Student Loan Repayment 
This session is offered by ESPs. The session is tailored to provide information for students to learn more about life after student loan; information about grace period, negotiating repayment terms fixed/floating,  interest rates, repayment assistance plan, consolidation and more will be covered. Students will also learn about the Repayment Assistance Plan (RAP), the Loan Forgiveness program, and other great resources to help them manage their loans.


This workshop is offered in person and online.


Student Loan Repayment: in person
Date: Nov 17, 2015
Time: 1:00 – 1:50 pm
Location: Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Rm 182
Register now


Student Loan Repayment: online
 Nov 19, 2015
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Online
Register by Nov 18 at 9:00 am. Students will get an email with the link to the webinar by 4:00 pm that same day.
Register now



Paul Poole

UBC Enrolment Services



Non-Tenure Track position


The Department of Nutrition & Food Studies, George Mason University is conducting a search for a non-tenure track professor to teach Food Studies and Nutrition courses at both the undergraduate- and graduate-level, and advise our M.S. students. Please share the attached announcement with your post-docs or doctoral students and other colleagues.  Thank you.

An earned doctorate degree in nutrition or a related field is required. Successful candidates will contribute to the growth and success of Nutrition programs (including an M.S. in Nutrition, graduate certificates in Food Security and Nutrition, and the development of additional programs), teach Food Studies and Nutrition courses at both the undergraduate- and graduate-level, and advise our M.S. students.

The ability to contribute to other programs within the College of Health and Human Services, including Public Health, Community Health, Epidemiology, Global Health, Chronic Disease, Aging and Disability will be weighed in the selection process.

Additional desired qualifications are experience with successful methods of teaching and learning, developing courses in higher education, online course development and offerings, and a solid record of teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Priorities given to those who can teach courses in food security, food systems, nutrition/food policy, food and culture, and nutrition program planning.

George Mason University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty and staff. Women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Non Tenure Track Position Announcement

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F7147z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, a one-page teaching statement, and a list of three professional references.

Priority will be given to applicants who submit their materials by November 13, 2015. The position will remain open until filled.


Constance A. Gewa PhD, MPH.
Associate Professor and Interim Chair
Department of Nutrition & Food Studies
George Mason University
4400 University Dr. MS 1F8
Fairfax, VA 22030


November 2015 Graduation


Friday, October 23, 2015

Last day for degree conferral and Congregation applications to be submitted to Enrolment Services by all graduate students expecting to graduate in November. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

Last day for final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations to be accepted by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for November graduation. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm.

Last day for graduate programs to notify the Faculty of Graduate Studies that all requirements (including major papers) have been met for non-thesis master’s degrees for November graduation.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Evelyn Sanderson
Academic Support Manager | Office of the Dean and Vice-Provost | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
Phone 604 822 3558 | Fax 604 822 5802
170 – 6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z2.