Free Event at The Vancouver Aquarium – Tues 12th September 7pm


Panel Discussion – How Climate Change and Pollution Are Affecting Our Oceans

Location:  The Vancouver Aquarium (

Cost: Free, but registration required here

Food: Free! Yes, that’s free food!

Date:  7pm, Tuesday 12th September

Details:  Join the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre and OceanCanada for an  engaging discussion exploring how human activities are affecting our oceans, followed by Q & A and a ‘Meet and Mingle.’


– Dr. Brian Riddell, President and CEO, Pacific Salmon Foundation

– Sm’hayetsk Teresa Ryan, PhD (Gitlan, Tsm’syen), Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellow, Faculty of Forestry, Forest and Conservation Sciences, UBC

– Dr. Dalal Al-Abdulrazzak, Seafood Specialist, Ocean Wise Seafood Program, Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre

–  Dr. Juan José Alava, Research Scientist, Ocean Pollution Research Program, Coastal Ocean Research Institute, Vancouver Aquarium; Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, UBC; and Adjunct Professor, School of Resource and Environmental Management, SFU.

For more information click here: Any questions please contact Ruth –

Ruth SharpeExecutive Coordinator, UBC Let’s Talk ScienceUniversity of British ColumbiaBrock Hall Annex, Room 2357B1874 East MallVancouver, BC V6T

LFS Community Meeting


The Community Meeting for LFS faculty, staff, and students will take place on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 12:00-1:00 pm (location TBC).   Coffee and cookies will be provided. Please mark your calendars.

Urgent request for TA posting for BIOL 328


We are urgently seeking a motivated graduate student to fill a Term 1 TA position in BIOL 328 (Introductory Parasitology). This position does not require expertise in parasites, only a willingness to stay one step ahead of the students. Knowledge of basic light microscopy would be useful, but is easily learned. This TA must be able to teach 2-5pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, and will be expected to engage with students and coach them through the discovery of new information. They will also be expected to meet regularly with the course professor and grade student work. This is a full TAship, which is 192h for the term. 

If you are interested and able to teach this course, please contact Liane Chen ( and Kathy Nomme (




Students Tickets for the Harvest Festival


Win Tickets to the UBC Harvest Festival! 

LFS is giving away two tickets each to a Undergraduate and Graduate student to attend this year’s Harvest Festival on Thursday, September 28th! Simply enter your name here to win: 

The Harvest Festival is a night of food, art and culture! Start things off with a little cocktail & conversation at the Alumni Centre, and then head just a few steps away for a feast featuring fall favourites from the UBC Farm. Before your last mouthful of dessert or sip of wine, be sure to plan your after-dinner entertainment at one of the many special shows and exhibits planned just for you at UBC’s world-class Arts and Culture District. More information available here: 

The contest is open to all undergrad and graduate students at LFS, and the last day to enter is Thursday, September 21st.

 Eric Skalij 
Marketing Communications Specialist
Faculty of Land & Food Systems
Phone 604 822 6918