LFS Community Meeting – Sept 21


LFS Community Meeting – September 21

The Community Meeting for LFS faculty, staff and students will take place on Wednesday, September 21 from 12:00-1:00 pm in MCML 154, MacMillan Building.  Please note change of date and location.  Coffee and cookies will be provided.


12:00-12:15 dean’s message
12:15 -12:30 about BCIA (BC Institute of Agrologists) – Bob Moody
12:30-12:45 directed study assessing the prevalence and predictors of food insecurity – Carrie James
12:45-12:55 CourseEval – Chris Scaman


Call for Proposals: Mitacs Globalink initiatives


The following Mitacs Globalink initiatives are now open:

Global Research Award (12- to 24- week research project abroad)

The Mitacs Globalink Research Award supports research collaborations between Canada and select partner countries. The award is open to graduate students in all disciplines. Select destinations are also open to senior undergraduates in all disciplines. Full details (including eligibility requirements and application materials) are available at: https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/globalink/globalink-research-award

Mitacs-JSPS Internship (10-week research project in Japan)

The Mitacs-JSPS Internship provides opportunities for graduate students in Canada to pursue collaborative research in Japan, allowing them to advance their own research while promoting scientific progress in both Japan and Canada. Full details (including eligibility requirements and application materials) are available at: https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/globalink/mitacs-jsps-internship

Deadline: Submit the completed proposal by email to apply@mitacs.ca by Wednesday, 9 November 2016, at 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

Please contact Mitacs International at international@mitacs.ca if you have any questions regarding the application or eligibility requirements.

Message about the US Visa Info Session and the US Consulate Open House


 US Visa Info Session  

Attend this info session to find out how to apply for a US visa to visit or study in the United States. 

When: Thursday, September 22, from 1 to 2 pm

Where: International House Upper Lounge  


US Consulate Open House 

US students: attend this Open House to learn what services the US Consulate General in Vancouver offers. 

When: Thursday, September 22, 2 to 4 pm

Where: International House Upper Lounge  

International Student Development | Student Development and Services
The University of British Columbia | International House
1783 West Mall | Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z2
Phone 604 822 6519 | Fax 604 822 5099
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Website: International Student Guide
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Join us at the Sexual Assault Policy Information Session


Join us to learn about the proposed Sexual Assault Policy’s key principles, scope and features, and how to provide written feedback.

Sara-Jane Finlay, Associate Vice-President, Equity & Inclusion and Kimberley Beck, Legal Counsel will provide an overview and answer related questions.

Two sessions are being held on the Vancouver campus on Sept. 20 and Oct. 13. An info session is also being held on the Okanagan campus (Oct.11).

Register now

Session 1:
Tuesday, September 20, 2016*

AMS Student Nest – Level 2, Great Hall (map)
6133 University Blvd.

Sept 20 session webcast: Share this webcast link to watch the info session online on Sept. 20 from 4-5:30pm.

Session 2:
Thursday, October 13, 2016

AMS Student Nest – Level 2, Great Hall (map)
6133 University Blvd.

Info sessions are free and refreshments will be served.

Read proposed Policy #131 (Sexual Assault)

Submit feedback on the proposed Policy to the Office of the University Counsel at university.counsel@ubc.ca or through the confidential feedback survey by October 31, 2016.

Questions? Email info@equity.ubc.ca

Public Lecture- John Friedmann- October 6th


School of Community and Regional Planning and  Centre for Chinese Research
John Friedmann Honorary Professor

PUBLIC LECTURE    The Ruse of Reason: Poverty, Inequality and Personal Freedoms  in the People’s Republic of China (1950-2015)

CK Choi Building Room 120-1855 West Mall  Thursday, October 6th at 5pm Light Refreshments will be served in Honour of John’s 90th Birthday RSVP by September 30th  Sherli@mail.ubc.ca

John Friedmann is an honorary professor at the School of Community and Regional Planning in the Faculty of Applied Sciences and continues as an emeritus professor of UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs.

He was the Founding chair of the Department of Planning at UCLA in 1969. A much published author in development planning, planning theory, regional planning, and urbanism his more recent research has been on China’s urban transformation.

He has received many distinctions and honors, including an appointment as Honorary Foreign Advisor of the Chinese Academy of Urban Planning and Design; the Distinguished Planning Educator Award of the American Collegiate Schools of Planning; three honorary doctorates (Dortmund Technical University, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, and York University, Ontario); the UN-Habitat Lecture Award; Order “Bernardo O’Higgins” in Rank of Commander, Government of the Republic of Chile; and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has held visiting professorships in Latin America, Australia, the United States, and Asia. His most recent book publications include China’s Urban Transition (Minnesota, 2005) and Insurgencies: Essays in Planning Theory (Routledge 2011).