Upcoming Enrolment Services financial information sessions for grad students


Program Completion + Finances (through the GSS)

When: Tuesday April 5   2 – 3pm

Where: GSS Loft – 4202 (in the Nest)

What we’ll be covering: How students loans, bursaries, and awards + scholarships are impact by program completion.  We will also covering budgeting for post-graduation.  Brendan Morey will also be joining us to discuss graduate specific awards + scholarships and how they’re impacted when students complete their program at the end of a term and if they complete it early.

Blurb + registration: https://gss.ubc.ca/main/event/financial-literacy-grad-students-160405/?instance_id=498

US Student Loans and Budgeting for Graduate Students (Webinar) Location: Online (registration is required by April 3pm, webinar will be emailed April 6) When: Wednesday April 6   4 to 5 pm (PST) What we’ll be covering: – Budgeting for Vancouver and UBC – Student Loan options – Credit requirements, online courses, and student loan ineligibility – Important dates and deadlines Registration: https://forms.students.ubc.ca/enrolment/financial-support-workshops

Sincerely yours,

Kirsten Cameron
Academic Support Manager| Office of the Dean | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
Phone 604 822 5025 | Fax 604 822 5802
170 – 6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z2
kirsten.cameron@ubc.ca  | www.grad.ubc.ca



Annual General Meeting

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 5:30pm GSS Ballroom, Thea Koerner House

6371 Crescent Road, UBC Vancouver

Open to all UBC Graduate Students. Please bring your UBC Student ID to vote.

Join us for our AGM. Presentations and discussions will be made on:

Free delicious dinner buffet will be provided!

Your presence is important at the AGM in order to secure a quorum and vote.

More information on the AGM

GSS Catch Up

We’re Hiring! Work-Learn Positions for Summer 2016

Looking for a part-time campus job this summer? The GSS is hiring the following positions as part of the UBC Work-Learn Program:

  1. Visual Communications Manager Create and manage the GSS’ visual content across a broad range of media, such as video and graphic design.
  2. Digital Communications Manager Develop and manage the GSS’ online presence, including website and social media.

To apply, email communications@gss.ubc.ca

Application deadline: Fri., March 25


Job Posting: Summer Soccer League Referee

Love soccer? Become a referee for the 2016 season of the GSS Summer Soccer League and engage the UBC graduate student community for an active and balanced lifestyle.


To apply, email bookings@gss.ubc.ca

Application deadline: Mon., March 28, 9am

See Job Description


GSS Programs & Events

Career Launchpad

Graduate Student Workshops & Professional Headshots

Wed., Mar. 23, 2-6pm, GSS Loft

An afternoon of professional headshots and career-related sessions hosted by your GSS and CSIC. FREE.

Event info & sign up


Craft Untapped: GSS Beer & Wine Tasting Series

Wed., Mar. 23, 6-7:30pm, GSS Loft @ The Nest

Missed the last event of this series? No fret! We’re serving up a new selection of craft beer for tasting. This is a 19+ event.

Event info & tickets


GSS and The Arabian Nights

Thu., Mar. 31, 7-10pm, Frederic Wood Theatre

Join the GSS in taking UBC Theatre’s spring production of The Arabian Nights.

Show info & tickets


Namaste Workshop Series: Live Music Yoga

Tue., April 5, 6-7pm, GSS Thea’s Lounge

End your semester on a zen note with live guitar music played by a talented musician at this last yoga class of the term.

Workshop info & sign up


Taste & Toast Series: The Shameful Tiki Room

Thu., April 7, 5:30-7:30pm, The Shameful Tiki Room, Vancouver

Sample a flight of rum or a non alcoholic cocktail while networking and tasting delicious appetizers. Max. 15 students, so RSVP early!

Session info & tickets

MFRE Seminar Series – March 18 – Axine Water Technologies


MFRE is hosting a seminar series: MFRE Resource & Environment Speaker Series and would like to invite you!

The next seminar is on: Friday, March 18th, 2016 

Jessica Verhagen, Development Executive at Axine Water Technologies


Axine has developed the world’s cleanest, safest and lowest cost solution for treating toxic organic pollutants in industrial wastewater. Axine’s service model provides customers access to the technology with no upfront capital across multiple industries. As Business Development Executive, Jessica supports sales operations, executes market analysis and lead generation, manages accounts, and builds partnerships. She also supports the CEO in raising capital and developing the marketing and business strategy. Jessica has more than a decade of experience at the intersection of environment and finance. She previously worked for the B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines, and the B.C. Climate Action Secretariat.

Location: Room MCML160

Time: 3:30-5pm

Find out more about the guests & series here: http://mfre.landfood.ubc.ca/mfre-speaker-series/.

Best regards,

Gabrielle Ménard, MFRE
Academic Coordinator
Master of Food and Resource Economics (MFRE)
T: 604-764-0305
E: gabrielle.menard@ubc.ca
UBC Faculty of Land & Food Systems
Suite 321-2357 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4


From Grad school to Entrepreneurship: Panel Discussion


All graduate students welcome!

Want to learn more about alternative career paths after grad school?

Want to pick the brains of recent grads or current grad students who have ventured into the ‘real world’?

e@ubc, UBC’s entrepreneurial program, is hosting a panel discussion comprised of current graduate student and recent alumni who have used their skill sets to pursue entrepreneurial ventures in a variety of fields.

Light refreshments will be served. RSVP here: https://www.picatic.com/eatubc_GradPanel

When: March 23rd 5:30 pm

Where: Wayne and William White Engineering Design Centre, 2345 East Mall, Ground Floor Agenda: 5:30 – 6:15 Panel discussion 6:15 – 6:30 Questions  6:30 – 7:30 Networking




Soils volunteer position



Delta Farmland & Wildlife Trust / Faculty of Land and Food Systems


Volunteer Field Assistant


Delta, BC

Closing Date:

April 25, 2016

Job Description:

Interested in real hands-on field research experience? Want to get your hands dirty learning about soil science in a local setting? 

The Delta Farmland & Wildlife Trust is a non-profit organization that promotes the preservation of farmland and wildlife habitat through co-operative land stewardship with local farmers. One of these programs, the Grassland Set-aside Stewardship Program, encourages farmers to plant fields with grasses and clover to benefit wildlife and restore the soil.

The Delta Farmland & Wildlife Trust have partnered with Drs. Maja Krzic and Sean Smukler (Faculty of Land and Food Systems) on a five-years research project to evaluate the effects of grassland set-asides on soil quality and nutrient cycling. This will be our second season of soil monitoring and we are looking for keen volunteers to assist our research team and field crew during our early spring sample period.

Volunteers must be:

-eager to learn about soil sampling, soil quality assessment, and field research

-prepared to work in rainy and muddy conditions

-able to work in a team-oriented environment

Volunteers will receive on-site training in field sampling techniques for a range of soil physical and chemical properties. You will work in a team of 3-4 people, led by a field crew leader. This volunteer position will provide valuable experience in soil sampling and field work for agricultural and soil science research and there will be some future job opportunities under this project. 

We have approximately 10 days of field sampling between April 10th to May 10th. Transportation will be provided from Vancouver to the field sites in Delta. Volunteer scheduling is flexible – if you can only commit to a few days within the sampling period, you are still encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants, please send your resume to Jason Lussier at lussierjj@gmail.com and reference the volunteer position in the subject line.