DEADLINE EXTENDED: Join Let’s Talk Science’s Coordinating Team


We are looking for four new coordinators for Let’s Talk Science at UBC ( We are  looking for enthusiastic students or post-doctorals to join our coordinating team! The successful applicants and will work with a dedicated group of coordinators and volunteers to engage youth in hands-on, minds-on science, technology, engineering, and math activities across Vancouver. Training and professional development opportunities will be provided.

Deadline for applicants has been extended to Wednesday 20th July!

Our recruitment notice is attached and also can be found here

If you have any questions please contact Ruth and Guilaine at Many Thanks, Ruth
— Ruth Sharpe
Executive Coordinator, UBC Let’s Talk Science
University of British Columbia
Brock Hall Annex, Room 2357B1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T



GSS Change Camp

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

9-10:30am, GSS Grad Loft (Rm. 4202 @ The Nest)

Change Camp is a style of a Graduate Student Forum to be regularly hosted by your GSS to better connect with the graduate student community at UBC. The diverse and complex nature of the issues that affect graduate students from each department at UBC during their studies has inspired the format of this session.

Participants will have the opportunity and flexibility to discuss the issues that affect them directly and develop these issues into themes as a group. The end of this session will include an open-ended discussion of how the identified issues and themes can be addressed constructively going forward. The issues identified here will help shape GSS advocacy and policy for years to come.

RSVP: A $10 refundable deposit is required for holding your spot – this will be refunded through attendance and completion of the program automatically. Spots are limited!

Session details & RSVP

GSS Catch Up

Are You the Next GSS Financial & Executive Oversight Officer?

Seize Rewarding Student Leadership Opportunities at Your GSS

Build essential communications and management skills by running to become the GSS Financial and Executive Oversight Officer (FEO). In a nutshell, this student leadership position oversees budgets and finances of the Society. The term of the FEO will run for one year until August 2017.

The FEO will be appointed at the next GSS Council meeting (Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 5:30 pm).

How to Apply: Students who are interested should email Gen Cruz, GSS President, along with a short statement containing your platform before the next GSS Council meeting on July 21, 2016.

GSS Active Bystander Program Launched

Addressing graduate student concerns about sexual assault and cultural and gender harassment on campus, your GSS has launched the GSS Active Bystander Program designed specifically to provide graduate students with tactics to intervene such incidences.

In the coming months, trained facilitators will provide workshops to new graduate students and various student groups.

Read full press release  

GSS Programs

GSS & Bard on the Beach

July 20 & August 16, 2016, 7:30pm, Vanier Park


Join the GSS at Bard on the Beach, Vancouver’s premier Shakespeare festival for TWO famous classics. Enjoy our special GSS price for graduate students and experience some of Vancouver’s finest and unique theatre offerings.

Tickets are limited, so get yours today!

Craft Untapped – Summer BBQ Edition

Thu., July 28, 5-7:30pm, GSS Penthouse


Craft Untapped is back and better than ever! We’re firing up the BBQ to serve up burgers along with cracking open the best of the local summer brews. Event info & tickets

Job Opportunity – New Entrant Agrologist- LSO2 – Abbotsford


The Ministry of Agriculture is looking to fill a permanent New Entrant Agrologist (LSO2) position in Abbotsford.

For more information, please visit:

If you meet the job requirements and are interested, please consider applying.  Alternatively, if you know of a suitable candidate either inside or outside of government, please pass this message on.

Posting closes July 22, 2016.

Linda M. Wilson, PhD, PAg  | A/Manager, Agrifood Business Management

Ministry of Agriculture | P: 604-556-3057 | Cell: 604-768-5769

1-888-221-7141 |


Orlando Schmidt │ Regional Manager, Coast

BC Ministry of Agriculture | phone: 604-556-3101 | cell: 604-302-7818 | email: | 1-888-211-7141 |


Master of Arts (Planning) Master of Science (Planning)


SCARP – School of Community and Regional Planning – announces:

Master of Arts (Planning) Master of Science (Planning)

SCARP is now offering a new opportunity for graduate work that can be completed in as few as 12 months. The restructured Master of Arts (Planning) Master of Science (Planning) (MAP/MSCP) is a thesis-based research program of study, which is differentiated from SCARP’s accredited, professionally oriented Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) and is intended to provide learning opportunities for:

• practicing professionals who want to strengthen their research skills;

• those with undergraduate planning degrees from accredited programs;

• students (with or without a master’s degree) interested in eventually doing doctoral research;

• and applicants wanting to work closely with a faculty member to undertake graduate-level study leading to a non-accredited, research-based master’s degree.

The MAP degree requires 34 credits including a 12-credit thesis, over twelve to eighteen months.
Students in the Master of Arts (Planning) program will have a Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree, and must complete a theory course, a general methods course, a research seminar and at least one 3-credit course in qualitative methods for research in another UBC department.

The MScP degree requires 34 credits including a 12-credit thesis, over twelve to eighteen months.
Students in the Master of Science (Planning) program will have a Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree, and must complete a theory course, a general methods course, a research seminar and at least one 3-credit course in quantitative methods for research in another UBC department.

Application deadline is February 1st (accepting applications for fall 2017) For additional information please visit

Thesis Defense – MSc – FOOD Science


UBC – Faculty of Land and Food Systems Announces

The Oral Examination for the Degree of

MSc in FOOD Science

Jiaqi LI

The effects of meat juice on biofilm formation of Campylobacter and Salmonella

Tuesday July 26,  2016 at  10:00 am Room 140 – FNH Building

Supervisory Committee                              Examining Committee

Dr. X. Lu  – Supervisor                                      Dr. Z. Xu – Chair

Dr. R. Algar  – Committee member                  Dr. R. Algar  – Committee member                  

Dr. S. Bach  –  Committee member                  Dr. S. Bach  –  Committee member

Dr. R. Cerri – External



Everyone is welcome