3-Minute Thesis for LFS Students


3-Minute Thesis for LFS Students

For students interested in doing the 3 Minute Thesis this year, the heat that we recommend is:   Departmental Regional (Botany, Forestry, Fisheries, etc.)*  Date: Thursday, February 25th | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM LocationBeaty Biodiversity Museum, 2212 Main Mall, Beaty Auditorium Registration: Email graduate.pathways@ubc.ca   Interested students can e-mail graduate.pathways@ubc.ca  and please cc: cyprien.lomas@ubc.ca to help track numbers.   Additionally, the LFS Learning Centre will host 3MT coaching session at 12pm (noon) in the Learning Centre on the follow days:

  • Fri Feb 19
  • Mon Feb 21
  • Tues Feb 22

or by appointment.

—— Cyprien Lomas, Ph.D. Director, Learning Centre and Assistant Dean, Learning Technologies  Faculty of Land and Food Systems University of British Columbia cyprien.lomas@ubc.ca 604 822 0935

Last chance to register: BioTAP, Promoting inclusivity Feb 25th


Dear Grad students and post-docs,

Are you a mentor or would like to have one? Are you a leader? If you said yes to any of these questions this workshop would be ideal for you:

Mentoring Made Easy, One Conversation at a Time!

Participants will learn how to find a mentor, be a mentor, develop skills, share experiences and create leadership opportunities.

Registration is open:


Make Possible Project Manager, Cheryl Kristiansen, will demonstrate how you can connect, collaborate and lead through this dedicated mentoring network in STEM.

Gwen Gnazdowsky from One Conversation will facilitate hands-on exercises to empower women and develop skills to create successful mentoring relationships. Interactive discussions will create a supportive learning environment and networking exercises will build a collaborative community.

Participants will learn how to: network more effectively, market themselves in 30 seconds, ask for what they need and brainstorm ways to overcome challenges during an “idea party”.

Thank you!

Adriana Suarez-Gonzalez MSc.

PhD candidate, University of British Columbia

Last chance to register: 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 experiences with aboriginal groups as part of her job.

Please RSVP by Monday: https://goo.gl/QnyjTO

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 @AdriSuarezGonz

Funding and networking for broadened PhD experience – Public Scholars Initiative Info Sessions in March 2016


UBC Public Scholars Initiative – March Info Sessions 

Are you a doctoral student at UBC interested in integrating broader and more career-relevant forms of scholarship into your doctoral work, and making a tangible positive impact in the world?  UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative (PSI) provides academic and financial support (up to $10,000), professional development, and networking opportunities for doctoral students pursuing impactful, collaborative scholarship relevant to a diversity of careers. The PSI is in its second year, and has been profiled in several national publications as an innovative way to support broadened experiences for doctoral students.

On March 1, 2016, we will announce the call for PSI applications for the 2016-7 academic year (deadline: May 15, 2016). We would like to invite students, faculty, and staff to join us in one (or more) of the info sessions to learn more about the initiative, funding criteria and the application process. 2015 PSI scholars will join the sessions to share their experiences.

RSVP: https://survey.ubc.ca/s/psi-info-sessions/

PSI Info Sessions (March 2016)

Session 1: Focus on Humanities and Social Sciences  March 1, 2-4pm; Buchanan C Penthouse (Guest Speaker: Dr. Dean Averill, UBC Dean of Arts) Session 2: Focus on Medicine and Science March 8, 2:30-4:30pm; Vancouver General Hospital DHCC 9299  Session 3: General session for all disciplines March 9, 2-4pm; Graduate Student Society Ballroom

For more information about the initiative and its 2016 competition, visit the PSI Website (https://grad.ubc.ca/psi) and/or contact Efe Peker, Public Scholarship Coordinator at efe.peker@ubc.ca.

On behalf of the G+PS PSI Team,

Jennifer M. Phelps, PhD

Assistant Dean, Student Administration & Strategic Initiatives | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus

Phone 604 822 2934| www.grad.ubc.ca

Opportunity for graduate students: Yale-UBC Fox International Fellowship Program Now Inviting Applications


Yale University is partnering with us to provide student mobility for graduate students both from UBC and Yale – all expenses covered.

I’ve attached details on the Yale-UBC Fox International Fellowship Program. The application form is embedded as a link in the details document.


We would appreciate it if you could forward this to graduate students in LFS for us.

Thank you,


Lindsay Marsh, MA
Manager, Communications and Program Development | Faculty of Arts | Liu Institute for Global Issues
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver, Traditional Territory of the Musqueam People
Phone 604 822 1672 | Fax 604 822 6966
http://www.ligi.ubc.ca | http://mppga.ubc.ca/
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