Novus Biologicals $1000 travel grant


I wanted to remind you that the deadline for applying for the Novus Biologicals $1000 travel grant is the 14th January.  This travel grant is aimed at PhD students, post-docs and early PIs for any international scientific meeting occurring in the next 12 months.  Feel free to forward to anybody you think might be interested.  This is our third travel grant this year and you can apply and learn the full details here:

Good luck with your research,

Ed Ralph PhD
Founder, ScienceImpact




You are invited to dive deep into an issue you are passionate about and present your findings to the world. Take on the Oxford Global Challenge!

Solve a global challenge, win cash prizes, and compete for an opportunity to present at the finals at Oxford University. 

The Oxford Global Challenge asks participants to demonstrate a deep understanding of a pressing social or environmental issue by mapping out the landscape of the current solutions and identifying missing opportunities for positive change. By working in teams, or stepping out on your own, you will dive into the ecosystem of a problem and present your findings.   

UBC winners will be invited to present their work at a Canadian national final event, with an opportunity to win cash prizes and the chance to attend the Global Challenge Final in Oxford, UK.   

Trips to the national and international competitions are fully-funded for winning teams and there is no cost to register.

Find out more (and register) click here: and look for UBC-specific resources here: 


External Competition: David Suzuki Fellowships


The new David Suzuki Fellowship program will empower emerging scholars to tackle complex environmental problems. It will reduce financial barriers, provide mentorship and foster leadership and creativity so fellows can conduct research and engage and inform the public and policy-makers. One fellowship each will be available in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. The Vancouver-based fellow will join the Foundation’s Science and Policy team and research innovative clean energy solutions and/or the economics of sustainable development.

Each fellowship is valued at $50,000 stipend plus up to $5,000 in travel and professional expenses.

For details about eligibility, program structure, and application process, please see

All questions should be directed to

Call for Applications – UBC Sustainability Scholars (Paid Internship Opportunities)


The UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI) is pleased to offer UBC graduate students the opportunity to work in funded sustainability internship projects. 

We are currently accepting applications for four UBC Sustainability Scholars internship projects that will commence in January 2017. Current graduate students at UBC Vancouver, from all academic disciplines, are eligible to apply. 

Successful candidates will work under the mentorship of a partner organization, and are immersed in real world learning where they can apply their research skills and contribute to advancing organizational sustainability goals. Each Scholar receives $20 per hour to complete up to 250 hours of work. 

For more information on the available projects and to apply, visit our Student Opportunities page.  

Applications will be accepted until midnight Tuesday January 3, 2017. 

We appreciate your help in circulating this notice to anyone in your grad student network who may be interested! 


Information Session – UBC Sustainability Scholars Summer Program 2017

Looking for a professional development experience? Want to make a difference in the community? Join us at our upcoming information session and learn about the UBC Sustainability Scholars program.  

The program provides UBC graduate students with paid internship opportunities to tackle real-world sustainability challenges. Students work 250 hours over the summer (from May 1 through August 11) and are paid $5000. Past Scholars have had the opportunity to work with the City of Vancouver, Metro Vancouver, BC Hydro, Fraser Health, UBC Farm, Provincial Health Services Authority, and the Vancouver Economic Commission (to name a few). 

By attending this event, you’ll hear first-hand from former scholars and representatives from our partner organizations about what it’s like to participate in the program; and what it offers in terms of skills development, job prospects, and networking. We will also review the deadlines and application details, and answer questions that you may have about the program.

January 19, 2017 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Details and registration 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Karen Taylor at

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Karen Taylor 

Program Manager | UBC Sustainability Initiative

The University of British Columbia

Room 2346, 2260 West Mall Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4

Phone 604 822-9362 | | 

Thesis Defense – MSc – HUNU


UBC – Faculty of Land and Food Systems Announces 

The Oral Examination for the Degree of MSc in HUNU 

Eleanor HOLMES 

Food insecurity in Greater Vancouver: a mixed methods pilot study with food bank members 

Tuesday December 20,  2016 at  10:00 am
Room 220 – FNH Building


Supervisory committee:
Dr. J. Black – Supervisor
Dr. S. Barr  – Committee member
Dr. S. Lear – Committee member
Dr. N. Lauster – Committee member 

Defense Committee Composition
Dr. V. Measday – Chair
Dr. J. Black – Supervisor
Dr. S. Barr  – Committee member
Dr. N. Lauster – Committee member
DrC. Rideout – External


Everyone is welcome