Call for blood donation


If you are interested in giving a blood donation (only 50 ml / donation), could you please contact me via this email? We have UBC ethics board approved human blood collection certificate. All blood collection are operated in UBC hospital by certified phlebotomists.

If you are interested in sparing 50 ml blood, please reply to the email: 

BTW, we are more than willing to give you a free ABO/Rh blood type test if required.

Looking forward to meet you during our research~

Kast Lab
The biomedical Research Centre
2222 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6T 1Z3

Before the flood – documentary


The International Forestry Students Association is hosting an Advanced screening of the new climate change documentary BEFORE THE FLOOD, followed by a panel discussion on the upcoming COP 22 negotiations.  

Trailer : Inline image 1 

Admission is free !  The event will be held on Wednesday October 26th from 5-7.30 pm roughly.  It will be held in the Forest Sciences building at the University of British Columbia.  

The event is open to all students, faculty, staff and community members interested in learning more about the climate change negotiations following the historic agreement in Paris last year ! We welcome your attendance and participation in the panel discussion. 

 Khalil Walji , MSc student,  Integrated Studies of Land and Food Systems
Sustainable Agricultural Landscapes Laboratory
University of British Columbia | Faculty of Land and Food Systems
MCML 124, 2357 Main Mall, Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6T 1Z4
Cell: 778-989-9343 | Skype: khalilwaljiubc

Grad Programs: Grad ISW Waitlist Open for November 26, 27 December 3 2016


Waitlist registration is now open for the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) November 26, 27 December 3 2016.  The ISW is an internationally recognized program and students receive transcript notation for their participation.  It is a 3-day intensive workshop that develops participant’s teaching skills and confidence.  It is appropriate for first time teachers or those with years of experience.  Join the thousands of students who have taken this workshop. 

IMPORTANT: The workshop runs from 8:15am-5:00pm. Please note you must be able to attend all three days, i.e. the entire 24 hour workshop.  Please find attached the policy for registering in an ISW and an FAQ sheet.  

This workshop is always in high demand. To register for the MONTH DAY, DAY, DAY ISW, please go to the following link and sign-up: Clicking this link will take you to the Waitlist Registration page, it does not register you in the workshop. If you are registered, you will be contacted directly by our office. Registration for this waitlist closes on Friday October 22nd at 4:30pm PST. 

Please let me know if you have any questions. 


Elissa Morris 
Events Assistant | Centre for Teaching Learning and Technology
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver
214-1961 East Mall, Vancouver BC, V6T 1Z1 Canada
Phone 604 827 4871| | @UBC_CTLT

Graduate Pathways to Success: Statistics, LinkedIN (online, inperson), + Scientific & Technical Writing


There is still space available in this week’s sessions:

Know your Strengths, Explore your Options, Design your Career Wed Oct 12 | 9.00 AM to 3.00 PM  Register by noon today Tuesday Oct 11th at (for late registration inquiries, please e-mail ) 

Getting on Track with your Thesis   Thursday, October 13 | 9.00 AM to 4.00 PM

Register at

Practical Tips for Growing Your Network (Mitacs)   Friday, October 14 | 9.30 AM to 11.30 AM
Register at

Postdoctoral fellows can register at 

Registration is now open for:

Statistics I: Data Exploration through Descriptive Statistics and Graphics

This is the first workshop in a six-part statistics series. We will discuss various graphics for univariate and multivariate data, provide tips on how to create meaningful and transparent graphics, and explain how to compute simple data summaries and descriptive statistics.

Tuesday, October 18 | 10.00 AM to 12.00 PM

For further information or to register, visit 

Scientific and Technical Writing (a 2 day Mitacs Step workshop)

Make an impact with your scientific and technical writing skills! Please bring a current, future, or past piece of writing – you will receive on-site expert feedback.

Wednesday, Oct 19 and Friday, Oct 21 | 9.00AM to 4.30PM (Note: students MUST commit to attending both full days)
For further information or to register, visit 

Leveraging your LinkedIn Profile

In today’s world of work, having a professional LinkedIn profile is as important as having a resume. This seminar-style in person session and webinar will provide you with tips on LinkedIn essentials to make your profile more robust.

Thursday, October 20 | 12.30PM to 2.00PM (in-person) | 3.00PM to 4.00PM (webinar)

For more information or to register, visit


Please visit the forums for other graduate student opportunities including:

Join the lottery to have breakfast with President Ono, Nov 22 (enter by Oct 14)

Data privacy and security workshop, Oct 11, 1:00PM

Consider a career with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Oct 11, 1:30PM (graduate students)

WordPress and Wiki clinic (drop-in), Oct 13 1:00PM

Zotero citation management workshop, Oct 13, 3:00PM 

Thank you,

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