Celebrate Learning Week



Dear Deans, VPs, University Librarian, and AVPs (in the Provost’s portfolio), and Provost Office staff:

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 Celebrate Learning Week 2017

Please find attached further information about Celebrate Learning Week, May 2 – May 8, 2017.  We would greatly appreciate if you would re-distribute to all in your respective areas, as appropriate.  


Thank you,





Tell us your UBC graduate experience

and you could win a $25 VISA gift card

GSS Graduate Student Satisfaction Survey

Share with us your experiences at UBC and help us better understand graduate students’ experiences in areas such as supervisor relationships, finances, mental health, and engagement with services at UBC.
You are invited to complete the annual GSS Graduate Student Satisfaction Survey. The survey will take about 20 minutes. 

To fill out the survey and enter for the lucky draw for a $25 VISA gift card, please find the personalized email in your inbox and follow the link provided. Please complete the survey by April 26, 2017.

GSS Catch Up




The struggle for housing in Vancouver is a challenge for every UBC graduate student

Off and on-campus housing for UBC students has the lowest rental vacancy rate in Canada. Tell us about your struggle to find peace of mind in this broken market.

Your Story – the story of UBC graduate student – has the power to move hearts and minds. It can drive the construction of new student housing on and around campus. It can enable the construction of higher density housing and it can bring peace of mind to graduate students at UBC for years to come. The GSS is run by and for students. We know that the experience of and challenges faced by fellow graduate students are often forgotten.
My Housing Story is an initiative run by the GSS at mygradstory.ca where your voice can be heard, where graduate students can tell their story about their experiences fighting for space at UBC and in the Vancouver community.

To share your housing story or for more information on the My Housing Story campaign, please visit:


GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award Winners

Twice a year, your GSS sponsors the GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award that recognizes exemplary non-thesis work by UBC Vancouver graduate students of all disciplines. We would like to congratulate the following winners of the past year: April 2016:

1.     Hosseini, Ali || Hirota, Jeremy A. || Hackett, Tillie L. || McNagny, Kelly M. || Wilson, Susan J. || Carlsten, Chris: Morphometric analysis of inflammation in bronchial biopsies following exposure to inhaled diesel exhaust and allergen challenge in atopic subjects

2.     Ngo, Victor D. Transportation network companies and the ridesourcing industry : a review of impacts and emerging regulatory frameworks for Uber

October 2016:

1.     Benoit, Jean-Paul Andre Joseph. Biomarkers in traumatic brain injuries : usefulness and implications in primary health care

2.     Myring, Amy. Quality Improvement Recommendations for Nurse Sensitive Transplant Indicators. Teaching and Learning in Hard and Soft Disciplines at North American Universities

April 2017:

1.     Mok, Keilee. A standardized two day nursing orientation program: a quality improvement project at a private hospital in Hong Kong

2.     Echeverri, Alejandra || McGlenn, Stephen || Mill, Sian || Wong, Janson. Ecosystem services in the proposed national park reserve for the South Okanagan: Lower Similkameen region

The UBC Library invites Graduate Students of all disciplines at UBC Vancouver to submit their non-thesis work to the cIRcle Collection. All submissions are considered for the GSS cIRcle award, a lottery-based award with two winners each in April and October.
Depositing work is a great way to create a professional, permanent record of the work, as well as a great way to share and disseminate your research with the international community of scholars, and begin developing and enhancing your academic profile.
For more information on the GSS cIRcle Open Scholars Award and how to submit your non-thesis work to the collection, please visit: UBC Library

GSS Events & Programming




Masquerade Party

Fri. May 5, 2017, 7-11pm, GSS Ballroom
A night of mystery, dancing, and casual fun. Come experience a masquerade party where UBC graduate students are unaware of whom they are dancing with until the unveiling at the end of the night  info & tickets

Summer Sports League

With the summer just around the corner, your GSS is once again hosting the annual Summer Sports League with the following sports:

  • Soccer – Recreational
  • Soccer – Competitive
  • Softball

To register and for more information, please visit  GSS Events Calendar

Invitation_Nutraceutical and Functional Food Asia Pacific


I am Emily Wang from organization of 2nd Nutraceutical and Functional Food Asia Pacific Summit Committee.

On behalf of the event organizing committee, I cordially invite you and your colleagues to attend the 2nd Nutraceutical and Functional Food Asia Pacific Summit 2017, which will be held on July 3-5, 2017, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, . For your reference, please see the attached agenda and registration form for your reference. If you have interest in Sponsorship, please feel free to contact me for more details. Thanks!



  • Authoritative interpretation on market entry and supervision regulatory updates for functional food in Japan, Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand and ASEAN, etc.


    • Comprehensive analysis of Southeast people’s dietary structure and nutrition status to grasp the inspirations for product development
    • Market analysis of functional food in Asia Pacific to find the categories with great growth potential


  • Further exploration of product strategy based on international experience and local characteristics of ASEAN


  • Discussion on innovative raw materials with different functions for nutraceuticals and functional foods development
  • Study on sports nutrition and seniors’ nutrition based on clinical study on human health
  • Consumers insights to optimize marketing strategy and distribution channels in Asia Pacific
  • The opportunity for companies to identify potential partners and boost their business in the Asia-Pacific region


Governments & Organizations Speaker Lineup

International: International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplements Associations (IADSA)

Southeast Asia:  International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI)

China:   China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA)

Indonesia: The National Agency of Drug and Food Control of the Republic of Indonesia (BPOM)

Malaysian: Malaysian Dietary Supplement Association

Japan: Department of Food Safety, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Japan

Korea: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, Korea

Thailand: FDA Thailand

India: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)

Australia & New Zealand: Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ)

Vietnam: The Department of Safety and Food Hygiene – Ministry of Health

Philippines: Department of Health, Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD)


Functional Food/Dietary Supplements manufacturer Attendees:

Avon Products, Inc. Category Manager Nutrition
Abbott Nutrition Quality Director Asia
Abbott Nutrition ‎Operations & Supply Chain – APAC at Abbott
Amapharm GmbH CEO
Alliance Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Executive Director
Amway (China) R&D Center Technical Manager, R&D Center
Amway (China) R&D Center Technology Director
Amway (China) R&D Center Senior Scientist
Ausnutria Dairy General Manager
Biostime Technical Director
Biostime RA Manager
BY Health GM
BY Health R&D Director
Bayer Consumer-Care Director of Product Development& RA
Bayer Consumer-Care Supply Chain Planning Key User APAC at Bayer Healthcare
Coca cola Global External Technology Acquisition (ETA),APAC ETA Hub Lead
Coca cola Managing director
Conba Group President
Cerebos Managing Director
Danone Claim and Nutrition Associate Director
F&N Services (F&B) Sdn Bhd Head, Regional Brand Development (Beverages) at FN Limited
F&N Services (F&B) Sdn Bhd Regional Marketing manager
FP Healthcare Ltd General Manager – Business
Fancl Vice President, Representative Director (Health Food Business)
Fonterra NPD Director
General Mills VP Asia
GSK Director Regulatory Affairs – Nutrition and Digestive Health
GSK Sr. Director Supply Chain Strategy, Specialty Pharma Franchise
Glanbia Technical Director ACAP
GNC President,
GNC Senior Buyer
Herbalife Vice President, Asia Pacific
Herbalife Global R&D Manager
Herbalife Sr. Director, Strategic Sourcing at Herbalife
InQpharm Group Sdn Bhd Senior Associate
Johnson & Johnson ‎Vice President, Procurement Leadership Team
Johnson & Johnson Sr. Regional Regulatory Manager
Kao Corporation Senior Regulatory Manager
Kao Corporation R&D Director
Merck Regional Associate Director – Business Development, Asia at Merck Consumer Health Asia
Mary Kay Inc Director Regulatory & Medical Affairs
Mary Kay Inc Director Regulatory affairs & environmental Compliance
Mary Kay Inc GA Director
Mead Johnson Nutrition R&D Section Head
Mead Johnson Nutrition ‎Director Supply Chain Processes
NaturaLife Asia Head of Marketing & Sales
Nutracode CEO
NaturaLife Asia TBC
Nature’s Way Business Development Director, Asia
Melaleuca GM China
Melaleuca Operation Director
Nestle Regulatory & Scientific Affairs Manager
Galderma-Nestle Skin Health Global Franchise Head Skin Health
Galderma-Nestle Skin Health Regulatory Affairs Senior Manager
NBTY Sr. Director Purchasing at NBTY
NBTY Quality Manager
Nu Skin RA Manager
Nu Skin RA Manager
Oriflame General Manager
Oriflame Quality Manager
Omega Pharma Regional Healthcare Director – South East Asia
Phamarcare Laboratories Director, Regulatory Affairs
Phamaracre Laboratories Brand Manager
Parry Nutraceuticals Head Business development – Asia Pacific
Pharmavite Vice President,  Science, Technology & Quality
Performance Labs Pte Ltd Managing Director
PepsiCo Principal Scientist
Pfizer R&D Director
Pfizer  Procurement Director
Pfizer Strategic Planning & Business Development Manager
P&G Scientist, R&D
P&G Director-Ingredients
Wynnpharm Inc President
P&G General Manager
Reckitt Benckiser R&D SSG Manager
Reckitt Benckiser GM E-commerce & Marketing Director
Reckitt Benckiser Manager Global Regulatory Affairs Health – VMS
Red Bull Marketing Director
Red Bull Head of Brand & Strategy
Sanofi Factory Side Director
Sanofi Sr. E-commerce Manager
Synergy Worldwide General Manager
Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing Company Executive General Manager
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Director OTC Regulatory Affairs (Asia/IMEA)
Swisse Wellness Pty Ltd ( Booth Stand C)  Procurement Director
Swisse Wellness Pty Ltd China Manager
Sunrider Retail and Development
Vitahealth & Herbs of Gold Sales Director
USANA Executive Director of Scientific and Clinical Affairs


Ingredients/Services Providers Attendees:

AFP advanced food products llc CEO
AFP advanced food products llc Export Sales Manager
Avon Products, Inc. Category Manager Nutrition
AFP advanced food products llc CEO
AFP advanced food products llc Export Sales Manager
Avon Products, Inc. Category Manager Nutrition
BioReal AB(Sponsor) President
BASF India Ltd. Regulatory Specialist (& Head) , Regulatory and External Affairs
Capsula Operculata General Manager
Colorcon General Manager
Cosucra(Sponsor) Commercial director
DKSH DKSH Regional VP Developing Markets
Firmenich Managing Director
Givaudan Technical Director ACAP
Givaudan Supply Chain Manager
GC RIEBER OILS General Manager Asia  Pacific
Jungbunzlauer Singapore Pte Ltd Market Development Manager
Lallemand Regulatory Affairs Director
New Zealand Trade & Enterprise Business Development Manager
Omya Asia Pacific Regional Sales & Business Development Manager – Distribution Services
PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk. Business Development and Partnership Supervisor
PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk. Corporate Research & Development
TCI(Sponsor) Global Business Center Deputy General Manager
Robinson Pharma General Manager China
Robinson Pharma  Procurement Director
Sirio Pharma(Sponsor) Manager
Wacker Chemie AG Professional Business Development
Vitalus Nutrition International Business Development Director
Weishardt Group Japan Branch Manager / North Asia Sales Director
 McCormick Technical Director
Chr Hansen Area Sales Manager, HND
Dr. Paul Lohmann (Asia) Pte Ltd Managing Director
Dr. Paul Lohmann (Asia) Pte Ltd Technical Sales Specialist
Gencor Pacific(Sponsor) Managing director
Gelita Vice President BU Health & Nutrition
Ungerer & Company President
Hoffmann Neopac AG Marketing Director
Queisser Managing Director
Roquette Technical Director
Roquette Technical Support Senior Manager
Kerry R&D Director
Naturex SA Marketing Director
KD Pharma(Sponsor) Regional Manager Asia



To confirm your attendance, the registration form in the agenda needs be signed and sent back to us.


Should be any question, please contact us at your earliest convenience, thanks.


Best Regards

Emily Wang

Tel : +86- 021-5580 0330 ext:8036 Email: emily.wang@nfap2017.com

Event Website: http://www.duxes-events.com/nfap2/ Fax: +86-21-5580 0309

6th Floor, A district ,Baishu Building, NO.1230 North ZhongShan NO.1 Road,Shanghai

PhD position


A PhD position has become available in our department, in collaboration with the Scotch Whisky Research Institute, entitled ‘Exploiting yeast diversity in whisky fermentations for biocatalysis of desirable flavour compounds’.

PhD advert

Please forward to your students and anyone who may be interested. 

Many thanks,



Dr Sarah Cottin

Lecturer in Nutrition

Division of Food and Drink

School of Science Engineering and Technology

Abertay University

Bell Street, DUNDEE, DD1 1HG

Tel: +44 (0) 1382 308780

Email: s.cottin@abertay.ac.uk