Directed Studies Opportunity For land and Food Systems


Directed studies project over email broadcast or on your website to your students. See description below and link for more details. 

Beaty Biodiversity Centre Bird-strike Monitoring

Project Main Purpose: To quantify reduction of bird-strikes on South Wall of Beaty Biodiversity Centre due to new feather friendly treatment. To gather a qualitative assessment of how persons on campus perceive this glass treatment.

Preferred Disciplines: Zoology, Environmental Sciences, or related field

Project Length: 1 semester

Desired start date: January 2nd, 2017

No. of Positions: 1-3 

More information on the project and how to apply can be found on our website here. 

Let me know if you need any more information.



Hannah Brash

Project Coordinator, UBC SEEDS (Social Ecological Economic Development Studies) Sustainability Program

Community Development | Campus + Community Planning

Main Office #3331 – 3rd Floor, 2260 West Mall, CIRS Building

Cell: 778-386-7491

Snow Policy reminder


Preparing for Winter Weather Conditions at UBC

In advance of any possible winter weather disruptions to the university, please review the information on the Faculty’s “Snow” Policy: 

When extreme weather comes to UBC, Building Operations in Vancouver are responsible for managing snow and ice. Find out more about how campus will be kept safe during extreme weather, and how to report slippery conditions: Vancouver. To help keep yourself safe, please ensure you wear appropriate footwear when outdoors and use the main entrances of buildings.


Volunteer for Let’s Talk Science’s Elementary School Mentorship – Training January 6




For several years, Let’s Talk Science UBC has run a program in conjunction with local Vancouver schools to form mentoring relationships between elementary school students learning the scientific method and UBC students and researchers.

As a volunteer you will help all the way from designing research questions and their experiments to seeing them present their results at an actual Science Fair.

Project aims

Our aim is to show these kids how fantastic science is. We want to provide an early and exciting introduction to the way that science works (i.e. the scientific method). Using pre-designed experiments coordinating with the BC curriculum, we help students develop understand both science content and process. By pairing the same volunteers and students for several weeks, we also build deeper role model relationships.


Call for volunteers

Who: Undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs and researchers

Location: Hastings Elementary School. Transportation costs (e.g. gas, car share) can be reimbursed.

Volunteer Role:  Working in groups with other volunteers, your role is to support your students in learning about the scientific method via pre-designed experiments. This includes leading discussions, conducting activities, and supporting the students while participating in a peer mentorship environment with your fellow volunteers.

Training: January 6 at 1:30 pm – Snacks will be provided!

Graduate Pathways to Success: Managing Emotions, Conflict and Change


Considering 3MT in 2017? Start getting ready by attending today’s 3MT information seminar: Monday, December 5, 1:30PM to 3:00PM.

For more details see 

Registration is now open for:

Strengthening Teams: Managing Emotions, Conflict and Change Monday, December 12 | 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM For further information or to register, visit<> 

Please visit the<> forums for other graduate student opportunities including:

Doing Geography in the Field – Developing a Field Course in BC Dec 12th, 1-3:30

Citation Management Using Zotero, Thurs, Dec 15, 3:00PM

Seminar course: The Trump Impact: Change, Challenges Responses (application deadline Dec 15) 

Please let me know if you have questions, Jacqui. 

Jacqui Brinkman

Manager, Graduate Pathways to Success Program Office of the Dean | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus

170 – 6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada Phone 604 827 4578 | Fax 604 822 5802<> | @ubcgradschool<>