Call for Nominations – LFS Graduate Teaching Assistant Award


In 2014, the Faculty of Land and Food Systems created the LFS Graduate Teaching Assistant Award in order to be able to annually recognize the valuable role that teaching assistants play.  This is a biennial award offered in alternate years of the UBC Killam GTA Awards.  The winner will be presented with an award in the amount of $1,000 and a certificate.

The deadline to submit an electronic application package to Melanie Train is Friday, March 3, 2017.  Applicants must have been appointed as an LFS TA during 2016 Summer Session, 2016 Winter Session – Term 1, or 2016 Winter Session – Term 2.

Please refer to the LFS Graduate Teaching Assistant Award 2016-17 V2 for additional information and details.

2017-2018 Applications open for Sustainability Ambassadors


Become a Sustainability Ambassador

The Sustainability Ambassadors Peer Program is a sustainability education outreach activity of the UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI) Teaching & Learning Office.  

Volunteer Ambassadors work with the Manager of Sustainability Student Engagement as part of a team to deliver sustainability programming to students on UBC’s Vancouver campus.  They also network with student groups on campus to promote sustainability education and provide sustainability consulting.

Applications close January 29 th, 2017.

Event announcement


Musqueam-UBC Timeline Project Update and Feedback
Date: January 26, 2017
Time: 9:00-11:00am
Location: Seminar Room 2.22, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, Irving K Barber Learning Centre

The Classroom Climate Series in 2017 will be opened by the TLEF project team that has been working to create a new timeline row that presents the history of the Musqueam Nation in the digital timeline – Time and Place at UBC: Our Histories and Relations. In this session, the project team will share updates on the project and engage participants in discussing how the newly developed resource can be used in various teaching and learning settings. In addition, the team will solicit feedback from participants in order to make the resource more meaningful and relevant to the needs and interests of various users as well as of the Musqueam community.

(Read about the TLEF project here and here.) 


Jason Woolman, Senior Archivist, Musqueam Indian Band

Mathew Andreatta, Fourth-year First Nations and Indigenous Studies student, and TLEF Project Student Assistant

Hanae Tsukada, Educational Developer, Classroom Climate, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, UBC


If you have any question, please let me know. Thank you very much!

Hanae Tsukada PhD

Educational Developer, Classroom Climate
Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology

The University of British Columbia I Vancouver Campus
Musqueam Territory

Phone 604 827 4838 I


2017 Friedman Award for Scholars in Health — Information Session


Interested applicants to the 2017 Friedman Award for Scholars in Health should note that there is an Information Session scheduled for the following time: 

Wednesday, January 25th, 1:00-2:00pm in Life Sciences Centre 1510. 

This session will include a brief introduction to the award by myself and Dr. Wendy Robinson, Assistant Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Education in the Faculty of Medicine, followed by an informal Q&A session. Please do attend if you are planning on applying for this prestigious award. 

The Friedman Award for Scholars in Health is named after Constance Livingstone-Friedman and Sydney Friedman, the first two faculty members in the UBC Faculty of Medicine. Drs. Constance and Sydney Friedman believed that a full well-rounded education requires students to learn from different perspectives and learn from different cultures. The goal of the Friedman Award is to provide funding to graduate students or medical residents so that they can pursue a learning opportunity to further their career or to bring new perspectives to the education they have already received. 


Two to four scholarships of $25,000 to $50,000 each will be awarded for six or more months of study and are open to renewal for one time only. The amount of the scholarship will be at the discretion of the adjudication committee within the above stated range. Each recipient of a Friedman Award will be designated a “Friedman Scholar”. 

For more information, including full guidelines and profiles of previous winners, please visit the following website: 

Deadline: Wednesday, February 22nd at 4:00pm PST 

Warm regards,


Heather Muckart
(part-time: Wednesdays/Thursdays/Fridays)

Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Coordinator | Faculty of Medicine | Dean’s Office

The University of British Columbia

317 – 2194 Health Sciences Mall | Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z3 

Phone 604 822 8633 | Fax 604 822 6061 |

World’s Challenge Challenge Competition


In March 2017, UBC’s Global Lounge will host the World’s Challenge Challenge for the first time on the Vancouver Campus. This competition invites teams of three students to come up with a unique solution to a global problem. All current undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to enter.

Members of the winning team will each receive $2,500 and get to travel to Western University in London, Ontario to compete in the first International World’s Challenge Challenge.

The deadline for students to enter the competition is February 13, 2017. Full contest rules can be found at


Gabrielle Menard  MFRE
Academic Coordinator, Graduating Projects Manager
Land and Food Systems | Master of Food and Resource Economics
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
348A-2357 Main Mall | Vancouver British Columbia | V6T 1Z4 Canada
Cell 604 764 0305