Canada Graduate Scholarship – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements, Spring 2017 Competition


The Canada Graduate Scholarship – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high-calibre Canadian graduate students pursuing exceptional research experiences at research institutions outside of Canada. This program is available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who hold a Vanier CGS or a Tri-Agency CGS at the Master’s or doctoral level. Note that international students who hold a Vanier CGS are not eligible for this competition.

Award Value: up to $6,000 for three to six months

Deadline: Friday, 26 May 2017 

CIHR only: Eligible applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. G+PS will forward complete, eligible applications to CIHR as they arrive. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications well in advance of the deadline.

For further information, please visit the Graduate Awards website:

The contact at the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for this competition is Joanne Tsui (

Thesis Defense – MSc – ISLFS


UBC – Faculty of Land and Food Systems Announces The Oral Examination for the Degree of 


Khalil WALJI 

Nitrogen dynamics following incorporation of 3 year old Grassland Set-Asides 

Monday, May 8, 2017 at  1:00 pm
Room 350 – MacMillan Building

Supervisory committee:
Dr. S. Smukler – Supervisor
Dr. M. Krzic  – Committee member
Dr. C. Terpsma – Committee member
Dr. S. Grayston – Committee member 

Defense Committee Composition
Dr. A. Riseman – Chair
Dr. S. Smukler – Supervisor
Dr. M. Krzic  – Committee member
Dr. Bondar – External
Dr. M. Johnson  – External



Everyone is welcome

AGROSYM 2017:The deadline for abstract submission extended: 20th May 2017


We are thankful for all of those who already submitted abstracts for AGROSYM 2017. Please be informed that until 20th of April 2017 we received more than 1000 abstracts from 68 countries (link: across the world! 

Furthermore, due to many requests to extend the deadline for abstract submission, AGROSYM 2017Organizing committee has decided to provide more time.

The new deadline for abstract submission is now fixed onMay 20th 2017
The VIII International Agriculture Symposium “AGROSYM 2017”, will be held in Jahorina mountain, near Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), 5-8 October 2017.

AGROSYM 2017 will deal with seven thematic areas: (1) Plant Production (2) Plant Protection and Food Safety (3) Organic Agriculture (4) Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Management (5) Animal Husbandry (6) Rural Development and Agro-Economy (7) Forestry and Agro-Forestry.

For further information please visit our official website: 

We hope you will take advantage of the extended deadline to submit your proposal.

We look forward to see you on Jahorina mountain, near Sarajevo!

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With best regards!

The Organizers

For any additional information please feel free to contact:

Dr. Sinisa Berjan, Sympsium General Secretary,

Faculty of Agriculture,University of East Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dr. Noureddin Driouech, Coordinator of Ciheam-MAIB Alumni Network (FTN),
CIHEAM-Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari-Italy

Western Canada Regional 3-Minute Thesis Competition


Manveen Kaur, our MSc student and winner of the UBC 3MT Competition, is competing tomorrow in the Western Canada Regional 3MT Competition.

You can watch Manveen in the live stream here. Manveen presents in heat 4, at 3:15 CST (2:15pm PDT).

People’s choice voting takes place from 1:30-2:30pm CST (12:30-1:30pm PDT). Be sure to show your support by voting for Manveen!

Best of luck to Manveen from everyone at LFS!

KPU Tsawwassen Farm School Job Posting


The farm school program that I manage at KPU is looking to hire a full-time farm worker at the farm. We are looking for people between ages 15 and 30, and they must be a returning full time student in the fall. Essentially, this position will work on the farm and participate in some of the education program at the farm. Link to job posting: 

Thank you for your help and don’t hesitate to contact if you need any help with UBC-MFRE related events and such.