Is UBC Still a Place of Mind?

Be Part of the Answer.

Run for a position in the GSS Elections 2016.

Nominate yourself in 3 simple steps:

  1. Download the Nomination Form
  2. Get 3 friends to sign as nominators
  3. Submit your completed form by February 19

Nomination Deadline: Monday, February 19, 2016, at 5pm.

Positions to be elected are:

  • President
  • VP University and Academic Affairs
  • VP External Relations
  • VP Students
  • Faculty of Graduate & Post Doctoral Studies Student Senator

Elections Drop-In Info Session:

Fri., Feb. 12, 10am-5pm

GSS Office (225 – 6371 Crescent Road, Vancouver)

Not sure which position to run for or what the positions entail? Drop by the GSS Office and speak with Tobias Friedel, your current GSS President.

For more information, visit 

Next GSS Council Meeting

Thu., February 18, 2016, 5:30pm GSS Ballroom, Thea Koerner House

(6371 Crescent Road, UBC Vancouver)

Come and learn how your GSS advocates and represents you, how we serve fellow UBC graduate students, and how you can get involve

Coffee Social for Graduate Students

Take a mid-week break and mingle with fellow graduate students as you take in panoramic aerial views of the Point Grey campus.

Upcoming Coffee Socials

  • Wed. Feb 24
  • Wed. Mar 9

Time: 2-4pm

Location: GSS Loft (Rm. 4202 at The Nest)

GSS Programs & Events

Craft Untapped: GSS Beer & Wine Tasting Series

Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 5:00-6:30pm, GSS Loft @ The Nest 

Missed the last session? No fret! We’re serving up a new selection for you to socialize, taste and toast. This is a 19+ event.

Event info & tickets

Namaste Workshop Series: Yoga for Mindful Wellness

Tue., March 8, 7:15-8:15pm, GSS Loft @ The Nest

Explore the connection between mental wellness and the body through the use of yoga, breathing techniques, guided meditation and mindfulness exercises.

Workshop info & sign up

GSS and The Arabian Nights

Thu., Mar. 31, 2016, 7-10pm, Frederic Wood Theatre

Join the GSS in taking UBC Theatre’s spring production of The Arabian Nights. Ticket sale ends Feb 24.

Show info & tickets

Zumba Class

Mon., Jan. 25 – Apr. 4, 2016, 5:30-6:30pm, Thea Koerner House

Drop-ins welcome: $7/session.

Class info

Yoga Class

Tue., Jan. 26 – Apr. 5, 2016, 5:30-6:30pm, Thea Koerner House

Drop-ins welcome: $7/session.

Class info

“I don’t know a perfect person. I only know flawed people who are still worth loving.” — John Green

Dr. Elizabeth Feniak Award for Excellence in Technical Writing Deadline April 30


February 2016

We are pleased to have the opportunity to send information about the Canadian Home Economics Foundation (CHEF). This foundation is the only registered charity that supports home economists and graduates of Human Ecology and other related programs in research, public service, education, post-secondary education and training.

Writing Competition entry details 2016E

Writing Competition poster english 2016

Winners 1986-2015E

Our purpose is to support home economics professionals (or associations) to carry out projects related to the mission of home economics – to improve the quality of life for individuals and families.

From 1981 to April 30, 2015, over $595,000 has been given in grants and awards. For grant application forms, please contact Nancy Schneider,  <trustee, Canadian Home Economic Foundation.

I am pleased to enclose details of the 2016 Dr. Elizabeth Feniak Award for Excellence in Technical Writing. These cash awards, one in a third or fourth year undergraduate category and one in a graduate category, are to encourage technical writing for publication, and to encourage young writers to experience the opportunity to expand their writing and research skills, and receive the benefit of publication in a professional journal.

This is the thirtieth year for this competition. With your support, we anticipate receiving several entries representing your institution, and possibly also one, or even two, prize-winning entries.

Please share this package with faculty members involved with senior student research and seminars.

Feel free to contact me directly for additional details.

Our thanks again for your cooperation.


Dr. Sue McGregor
Trustee/Writing Competition Coordinator
11565 Peggy`s Cove Road
Seabright, Nova Scotia
B3Z 2Y1
Phone: 902 – 823 – 2625


To provide support for this award to continue, you may consider sending a cheque to the Canadian Home Economics Foundation, a registered charity. Mail to the address below, specifying it be designated to the Dr. Elizabeth Feniak Award for Excellence in Technical Writing. A tax receipt will be sent to you. CHEF is a registered charity, Canada Revenue Agency Charitable Registration #BN 88912-6066   RR0001. Annual Reports and Financial Statements are available on request by mail or email.


Mailing Address: Canadian Home Economics Foundation, P.O. Box 2582 Stn Main, WINNIPEG, MB R3C 4B3

Email:      Website:


BioTAP: Promoting inclusivity Feb 25th


Dear graduate students:

It’s time for the next BioTAP workshop “Promoting Inclusivity”.
When: Thursday Feb 25th from 12 – 2 pm
Where: BioScience Room 4223 (Please notice this is not our usual MSL location) This workshop will be addressing topics of inclusivity and diversity in the classroom. Our guest speaker, Mariko Molander, will be sharing her perspectives on unsettling the university classroom, and building and fostering safe learning spaces on unceded Coast Salish Territories.

Please RSVP by Feb 22th here:

Remember to let us know of any dietarian restrictions.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Adriana Suarez-Gonzalez MSc.

PhD candidate, University of British Columbia

Graduate Student Certificate Program


The Graduate Certificate Program 2016-2017 is open for registration to graduate students. 

We have updated information here: 

The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2016. Participants can apply online This program is only for current UBC Graduate Students. 

Attached is a poster and social media image.  Feel free to put this poster up in your department. 

Kind regards,


Thesis Defense – MSc – ISLFS


UBC – Faculty of Land and Food Systems Announces

The Oral Examination for the Degree of MSc in ISLFS


Canadian Supply Management: A Food Sovereignty Policy? British Columbia and New Zeeland Industry Stakeholder Perspectives on Dairy Policy in a Neoliberal Era.

Thursday, February 25, 2016 at  11:00 am Room 170A – MacMillan Building

Supervisory Committee


Dr. H. Wittman

Dr. K. Mullinix

Dr. M. von Keyserlingk


Examining Committee


Dr. J. Thompson (Chair)

Dr. H. Wittman

Dr. K. Mullinix

Dr. M. von Keyserlingk

Dr. S. Gulati (External)



Everyone is welcome