MFRE 525- Guest Lecture- Wednesday March 11th


Wednesday, March 11th at 3PM, in McMl 366.

Title: Regional Carbon Markets in North America: Interim stop or final destination?


Speaker:  Brian Murray

Bio: Brian Murray, is currently the visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Institute of the Environment, University of Ottawa.  He is also director of the Environmental Economics Program at Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and Research Professor of Environmental Economics at Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment. Dr. Murray is widely recognized for his work on the economics of climate change policy. This includes the design of cap-and-trade policy elements to address cost containment and inclusion of offsets from traditionally uncapped sectors such as agriculture and forestry. Murray is among the original designers of the allowance price reserve approach for containing prices in carbon markets that was adopted by California and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) cap-and-trade programs. Throughout his 21-year research career, he has produced many peer-reviewed publications on topics ranging from the design of market-based environmental policies and the effectiveness of renewable energy subsidies to the evaluation of programs to protect natural habitats such as forests, coastal and marine ecosystems.

Please confirm you presence by emailing:

Gabrielle Ménard, MFRE
Academic Coordinator
Master of Food and Resource Economics (MFRE)
T: 604-822-3841
UBC Faculty of Land & Food Systems
Suite 321-2357 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

Next weeks’ Soil seminar


Speaker: Akshit Puri, MSc. Student (supervisor Chris Chanway)
Topic: Plant growth promotion and N-fixation of corn and canola seedlings by a Paenibacillus strain
Date & Location: Friday March 13, 3:00-4:00 pm, room 154 MacMillan


Woodward Library: Sciences Workshop Series March 2015


Mar 10 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Best Practices for Research Data Management

Register here:

Woodward Library Computer Lab – Room B25

How do you manage your research data? Join us for a research data management planning workshop designed to help you incorporate best practices for data management into your own work. We will address such questions as: What file naming standard should I use? What is metadata, and how will it help me manage my data? What’s a data repository, and which one should I use? Do I need permission to share my data? In addition, we will discuss critical components of data management planning, provide hands-on practice with methods to name and organize files, review data management resources, and give you a framework to develop your own data management plan. We welcome all researchers; faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and others. Facilitator(s): Eugene Barsky, Sally Taylor, Jennifer Abel


Mar 10 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Literature Reviews – Great Research Starts Here

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Koerner Library – Room 217

This session is appropriate for students conducting literature reviews in any discipline.
Topics include
… what is a literature review?
… finding the right databases
… search strategies for databases
… finding scholarly articles, theses and dissertations, books, and more
… resources to help you keep track of your research.
There will be plenty of hands-on time for searching, and assistance from the two presenting librarians.
Limit of 25 registrants.
**Health Science Researchers: this workshop does NOT cover how to do a Systematic Review – see next workshop.** Instructors: Sheryl Adam, Katherine Miller.


Mar 10th 1:00PM – 4:00PM

Search Methods for Systematic Reviews

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Woodward Library Computer Lab – Room B25

Need to know what the search process for systematic reviews is about? This session will provide an introduction to the process of locating relevant studies and recording the methodology. Topics include the systematic review process, framing the search question with tools like PICO, searching Medline and other databases and grey literature sources, and tips for using citation management software for systematic reviews. Instructors: Charlotte Beck, Ursula Ellis


Mar 12th 12:00PM – 5:00PM

Statistical Methodology for Systematic Reviews

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Woodward Library Computer Lab – Room B25

Hands-on workshop on statistical methodology used in systematic reviews, and an introduction to RevMan software ( Content covered will include: double screening process; data extraction process; providing examples of data extraction form; introducing Distiller software to ease the process of screening; effect measures such as odds ratio and relative risk; heterogeneity; creating a forest plot, tables of included and excluded studies, and risk of bias graphs in Revman. Instructor: Shayesteh Jahanfar, PhD, International Cochrane Trainer.


Mar 18th 10:00AM – 11:30AM
Stay Alert! Keeping Current with Research
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Koerner Library – Room 217

Keeping current with new research in your field can be a challenge. In this workshop, you’ll learn strategies and tools to help you stay up-to-date with the published literature. We’ll cover: How to create saved search alerts for new articles and dissertations on your topic, how to set up Table of Contents alerts for your favourite journals, how to find out when a key article has been cited by someone else, how to use social media tools such as blogs and Twitter to hear the buzz around new research. Instructors: Sally Taylor, Susan Paterson

See the full Graduate Student Workshops calendar, for more workshops.

Thank you!


Katherine Miller, MLIS


Woodward Library, UBC

LFS Research Café, April 1 – Professor Dan Weary on Providing a Good Life for Lab Animals


The next LFS Research Café will be held on Wednesday, April 1st!  Join us as Professor Dan Weary of our Animal Welfare program presents on “Providing a Good Life for Lab Animals.”  Tickets are $10 and include a soup and sandwich buffet. Our first LFS Research Café sold out within a day so make sure to act fast!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
St. John’s College, Dining Hall (2111 Lower Mall)
RSVP required:

Today: FNH Graduate Seminar: Zhong Peng (Food Science); Rebecca Robertson (Food Science)


Wednesday, March 04, 2015

  • 3:30 p.m. Pre-Seminar Social in FNH Atrium *(Please bring your own mug.)
  • 4:00 p.m. Graduate Seminar presentations in FNH room 60

SPEAKER 1:  Zhong Peng (Food Science)
SUPERVISOR:  Dr. Christine Scaman
PROPOSAL SEMINAR TOPIC:  Overexpression and key residue study of human processing α-glucosidase I.
Chairperson:  Theresa Schroder
Question Askers:  Jiaqi Li, Dalal Qanaq

SPEAKER 2:  Rebecca Robertson (Food Science)
SUPERVISOR:  Dr. David Kitts
RESULTS SEMINAR TOPIC:  Examination of the Use of Control Charts to Assess the Microbiological State of a Food Manufacturing Line.
Chairperson:  Zhong Peng
Question Askers:  Yaxi Hu, Brenda Ng

*Please check the FNH Graduate Seminar Series webpage for general information and for full schedule.