IT Security & Encryption Presentation – RSVP


IT Security & Encryption Presentation – Thursday, June 9/16, 10:30-11:30

We read about security breaches in the news on a daily basis but do we know what steps we can take to avoid such situations? 
Larry Carson,Associate Director, Information Security Management, will be presenting a one hour workshop on IT Security & Encryption this Thursday, June 9/16 from 10:30am-11:30am.

 If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to rsvp@landfood.ubc.cano later than Tuesday, June 7/16 at noon.  Room location will be confirmed next week.

Questions? Please contact Barbara Hsiao at

Thesis Defense – MSc – AANB


UBC – Faculty of Land and Food Systems Announces

The Oral Examination for the Degree of MSc in Applied Animal Biology


Benchmarking passive transfer of immunity and growth in dairy claves

Friday, June 17,  2016 at  10:00 am Room 350 – MacMillan Building


Supervisory Committee                                

Dr. M. von Keyserlingk  – Supervisor
Dr. D. Weary – Committee
Dr. S. Gulati  –  Committee member           

Examining Committee

Dr. H. Wittman – Chair
Dr. M. von Keyserlingk – Supervisor
Dr. S. Gulati  – Committee member
Dr. R. Cerri – external




Everyone is welcome

2017 Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund – deadline for letters of intent July 15


The application process for TLEF grants is divided into Large and Small project pools. Applications for Large TLEF Projects go through a two-stage approval process, starting with an LOI due by July 15, 2016 and then, for those applicants who are invited to move forward, a full proposal and budget due by October 14, 2016.  Applications for Small TLEF Projects go through a one-stage approval process, with the submission of a full proposal and budget in mid-November 2016.   The call for Small TLEF proposals will be announced in September. With both Large and Small TLEF proposals, the principal applicant’s department head must indicate his or her support before the proposal can be submitted to the TLEF.  

At this time, we are calling for LOIs for Large TLEF Projects (over $50,000).  

We particularly welcome LOIs/proposals that address one or more of the following thematic areas:

       Enhanced experiential learning opportunities (including proposals that support ongoing reflection and validation of experiential activities).

       Measurement of enhancement of student learning and effectiveness (e.g. across different sections of the same course, or over consecutive courses; development of methods to assess student learning).

       Curriculum/program scale transformations (e.g. multiple courses linked through a year of study, a program, etc.).

       Concentrated blended courses (e.g. non-13 week/3-hour class meeting structures, blended as reduced seat time; greater proportion of course delivered online).

       Enhancing interaction and communication (e.g. evaluation of strategies to promote and utilize faculty-to-faculty and faculty-to-student interaction and communication, especially beyond class meetings).

       Development or integration of open educational resources that are intended to be used in a course, multiple courses within a program, or across several programs. 

All TLEF LOIs and proposals must be submitted through the online application system ( Sample proposal forms and information about the TLEF are available at  It is important that applicants familiarize themselves with the TLEF criteria, application guidelines, regulatory policies, and the online application system before submitting a proposal. Large TLEF Project grants are capped at $250,000 over the life of the project, and this funding can be active for up to three years. For multi-year projects, 2nd– and/or 3rd-year funding is contingent upon satisfactory progress in meeting project goals.  Multiyear proposals must contain a sustainment plan for project activities, with details on how the project will be sustained beyond the TLEF funding window, and an indication of the source of future sustainment funding. 

The University deadline for Large TLEF Project LOIs is 3:00 pm on July 15, 2016.  Late submissions will not be accepted. All submissions are reviewed by an internal Faculty review committee and then by the UBC TLEF Adjudication Committee. The Vice-Provost will invite applicants whose LOIs are supported by the Dean of the respective Faculty as well as the TLEF Adjudication Committee to develop a full Large TLEF Project proposal, to be submitted by 3:00 pm on October 14, 2016. 

Please note: If you currently hold a Large TLEF Project grant and plan on seeking 2nd– or 3rd-year funding, you do not need to submit a new LOI; rather, you will need to submit an updated proposal, budget, and Interim Report on your project through the online application system by the October 14th 2016 deadline. 

Proposal Development Support – Drop-in Sessions 

The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), Faculty Support Units, UBC Studios and the Library will provide feedback and proposal development support for faculty wishing to submit TLEF proposals. Support will be provided on topics such as pedagogy, assessment, media, technology integration, interaction, project scope, and budget development. Please ensure that you consult with central- and Faculty-based support units if you are intending to request their support in the development of your project.  

Between June and August, you can contact to request consultation support. Between September and November, CTLT will host weekly drop-in sessions for TLEF applicants who are developing Large and Small TLEF project proposals.  Information on drop-in sessions will be posted to the CTLT events site: 

If you have any questions about the TLEF funding process or criteria, please send them to or call 604-827-0729.

Graduate Pathways to Success: International Students’ Graduate Game Plan + Emotional Intelligence


Registration is now open for:

The International Students’ Graduate Game Plan: Strategizing for Success in Graduate School and Beyond

In this workshop, participants will start a personal plan for their own success in graduate school including assessing how to prepare for various future career options, whether in Vancouver, Canada, or abroad.

Tuesday, June 14th | 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

For more information or to register, visit:


Leading with Emotional Intelligence

Research consistently shows that a person’s Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a key factor associated with success in career advancement, relationships and overall well-being.

Tuesday, June 14th | 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information or to register, visit:


Visit the forums and event calendar to learn about other opportunities including:

Copyright and Conference Presentations June 10th, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Masters/PhD Career Skills, June 14th, 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Graduate Student Writing Group.  Did you enjoy the thesis boot camp?  Join this group to write more! June 8th, 3-5 PM (additional dates in the calendar).

Thank you, Jacqui.

Jacqui Brinkman
Manager, Graduate Pathways to Success Program | Office of the Dean | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
Phone 604 827 4578 | Fax 604 822 5802
270 – 6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z2 |