Fall Registration



Research students – Please register for the thesis course and seminar (if applicable) immediately! 

Professional students – Please register for courses ASAP. Be reminded that if your final official transcripts and degree certificate are not yet received, processed and uploaded into the system by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, you may NOT be able to register. Check your application for updates. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Lia Maria Dragan
Graduate Programs Office
Faculty of Land and Food Systems The University of British Columbia
344-2357 Main Mall | Vancouver BC Canada V6T 1Z4
Phone 604.822.8373 | Fax 604.822.4400
Lia.maria@ubc.ca / lfs.gradapp@ubc.ca www.landfood.ubc.ca

TA position to advertise


If you are interested in the TA position for LFS 150 003, please contact Duffy Roberts as soon as possible at

Roberts, Duff Duffy.Roberts@ubc.ca



  • Attend and play an active role in each class as described below.
  • Assist faculty instructors with several aspects of the course including:  tracking homework and in-class participation on a spreadsheet, preparing some class materials, facilitating classroom activities and meeting with students during office hours.
  • Assist students in their online Calibrated Peer Review work and other flexible learning that replaces face-to-face class time once every two weeks.
  • Though instructors will mark major writing assignments, TAs give students feedback on homework assignments and some in-class written reflections and assist instructors for a second look at selected writing assignments.
  • Lead some portions of classes, and on occasion teach a class, using lesson plans and other guides and materials.
  • Track and respond to queries by students via Connect and email, with input by instructor and course coordinator as needed
  • Assist in adjudicating and marking the final exam (following detailed instructions and an answer key.)
  • Attend and take part in a 1.5 hour instructional support meeting once every two weeks at times and dates mutually agreed upon.
  • Conduct special projects during term and after classes are over, such as creating new course materials, updating Connect and other projects mutually agreed upon.
  • Perform other duties as required


Christine Scaman  PhD

Associate Professor, Associate Dean Academic

Faculty of Land and Food Systems | Food, Nutrition and Health

The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus

Room 247, 2205 East Mall | Vancouver British Columbia | V6T 1Z4 Canada

Phone 604 822 1804 | Fax 604 822 5143



Graduate Student (M.Sc./Ph.D.) Assistantship M.Sc./Ph.D. Domestic Animal Reproductive Biology


Supervisor: Dr. David Barrett, Department of Animal Science and Aquaculture
Location: Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University, Truro, NS
Project: This opportunity is for a student interested in domestic animal reproductive biology.


Most research has been focused on ruminants and controlled breeding strategies, phytoestrogens,
and/or beneficial fatty acids.
Stipend: A minimum of $16,500/year for two/three years (M.Sc./Ph.D.); dependent on external funding.

Qualifications: The applicant must meet the criteria for admission to the M.Sc./Ph.D. Program, which includes a B.Sc. (Honours)/M.Sc. degree in agriculture, animal science, biology, or a related field. The applicant must also have a minimum GPA of 73% in the last two years of study. The student should have an interest in biochemistry, physiology, and perhaps nutrition. The applicant should also have undergraduate/graduate lab experience in chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, and perhaps nutrition. Knowledge of reproductive endocrinology will be an asset, as is farm animal experience. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential.

Start Date: May 1, 2018, but possibly later

For additional information on research projects, please contact Dr. David Barrett, Department of Animal Science and Aquaculture, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University, P.O. Box 550, Truro, Nova Scotia, B2N 5E3 (david.barrett@dal.ca; 902-896-2305)

To Apply or for Graduate Program Information:

For further information about the M.Sc. Program at Dalhousie University, and for application information, please contact Pamela Sutherland at Pamela.Sutherland@dal.ca or visit the Faculty of Agriculture web site at http://www.dal.ca/faculty/agriculture/programs/graduate-studies.html.

For further information about the Ph.D. Program at Dalhousie University, and for application information, please contact Carolyn Young at carolyn.young@dal.ca or visit the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science web site at http://www.dal.ca/faculty/science/biology/programs/graduate/graduateprogram-faqs.html.

The Master of Science program with a specialization in agriculture is offered by the Faculty of Agriculture of Dalhousie University
The Doctor of Philosophy program at the Faculty of Agriculture is currently offered by the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Dalhousie University

European PhD Flavor Research Awards Programme – Academic Year 2017-18



As you may have already seen, the programme to promote Flavor Research amongst PhD Students in Europe by awarding 6 first year bursaries and 1 best thesis prize is a great success with enthusiastic participation from many universities across Europe for both categories. Based on this success, the consortium of companies comprising

·         Biorigin

·         DSM

·         Givaudan

·         IFF

·         Kerry

·         Lesaffre

·         MCLS Europe

·         Nestlé

is continuing to support the programme, now in its 8th year.

Flavor Research Programme Poster

Road map for Flavor Research Programme 2017-2018

The programme is open to students in the academic year 201718 across all universities in Europe. The programme and its unique awards addresses students about to embark on a PhD research as well as those who have already chosen flavor research as their subject. This 8th edition is also organised by Giract and co-ordinated by Prof. Andy Taylor from the University of Nottingham, UK.

The following documents are attached:

  • poster announcing the 8th edition of this award programme for the academic year 2017-18. Kindly post it in a prominent position on your intranet.
  • road-map document that provides all the details about this programme.

Students who are interested in pursuing their studies at a PhD level often examine the websites of the various universities, professional associations and the presence of the link to Giract’s programme http://www.giract.com/flavor-research-programme.php may provide an additional reason for the student to opt for studies in flavors. We would thus be grateful if you could arrange to have this link on the relevant page of the association website.

We will be delighted to know your interest and possibility for supporting the programme. Please do not hesitate to contact either us in Giract (info@giract.com) or Andy (andy.taylor@nottingham.ac.uk) should you have any queries or comments.

We sincerely hope that this initiative contributes to your own significant efforts to promote PhD research studies in flavor science and we, as well as the sponsoring companies, are eager to receive your feedback.

Best Regards,

Ms. Dhanupriya Souresh Coumar (M.Tech)

Assistant Project Manager – Academic Outreach


24 Pre Colomb

1290 Versoix-Geneva


Tel: +41 22 779 0500

Thesis Defense – MSc – HUNU


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

MSc in HUNU 

Rebecca MERCER 

Perspective of accessing and providing nutrition care in a rural First Nation community:

A collaborative, qualitative case study 

Monday, August 28, 2017,  at  3:00 pm
300 – FNH Building

Supervisory committee:
Dr. Y. Lamers – Co-Supervisor
Dr. J. Kornelsen  – Co-Supervisor
Dr. T. Green – Committee member
Dr. J. Black – Committee member
Dr. P. Janssen – Committee member 

Defense Committee Composition
Dr. Z. Xu – Chair
Dr. Y. Lamers – Co-Supervisor
Dr. P. Janssen – Committee member
Dr. T. Green – Committee member
Dr. G. Charles – External


Everyone is welcome