Two opportunities for students to connect with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) at UBC


Staff from AAFC will be on campus over the coming weeks to share opportunities at AAFC 

1.       Thursday October 12th , 5:30 PM – 07:00: Marc Legault, Senior Recruitment Advisor, will be on campus to talk about full time positions in this program for those with backgrounds in Economics, Statistics, and Sociology and graduating by Sept. 2018. 

2.       Friday, October 20th , 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Joanne Domingo , Senior Human Resources Advisor, Corporate Management Branch and Fred Gorrell, Assistant Deputy Minister of the Market and Industry Services Branch will have a general discussion under the title: “Are you curious about the different jobs that Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has to offer?” 

To register please refer students to CareersOnline and look for “information sessions” under the “events” heading. 



Abraham Asrat
Employer Engagement Advisor | Centre for Student Involvement & Careers
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UBC INK Journal – Call for Articles (December Issue)


UBC’s graduate student-run journals, INK (Ideas, Numbers, Knowledge), is accepting submissions for its December issue. We were wondering if you would be able to share the following with the students in your department. Thanks in advance! 

Maria Zhu

INK Marketing Coordinator 

Call for articles! 

Do you want to… 

Bring more attention to the research you have worked so hard to produce?

Develop skills in communicating your work to a general audience?

Build connections with other researchers in the UBC community?  

If your answer is yes, then submit an article of your work to INK (Ideas, Numbers, Knowledge)! 

INK is a non-academic, student-run journal that amasses knowledge from across the disciplines. The journal offers a platform for bright and motivated students to communicate their work in a way that can be understood by someone outside of their field of expertise. It hosts interdisciplinary discussions on real world problems, and serves as a vehicle for knowledge sharing and collaboration.  

Our team aims to bring together academic communities from across UBC and beyond to enhance sharing and communication of knowledge. We disseminate innovative thinking that addresses practical issues in society, and we offer students a niche for their ideas as well as involvement in the actual publication process. 

We are currently accepting submissions for our December 2017 issue. The deadline for submission is Oct. 25, 2017. We are giving a $100 honorarium for UBC Graduate Students with accepted articles! 

Before submitting your article:

– Get your topic approved

– Authors must submit original work

– Keep your submissions between 750-1000 words and free of jargon (your contribution should be understandable to anyone without prior knowledge of your field) 

Please visit our website for the full list of guidelines:


Please submit your article to INK’s Editor-in-Chief, Samantha Jones at

Community of Practice: Qualitative Research


Are you conducting qualitative research and interested in discussing paradigms, methods and analysis?

We are a group of social science graduate students in the Animal Welfare Program. Our research areas are diverse; however, we share the goal of understanding more about the people who care for animals in settings such as farms and laboratories using qualitative research approaches. We began meeting bi-weekly in October 2016 to discuss a broad range of topics such as research paradigms, methods, and validity, and also include areas of interest germane to our own research projects. We include reading materials to supplement the discussion and maintain a database of literature based on these materials.

At this point, we are interested in broadening our discussion group to include more diverse topics and perspectives and to meet other researchers outside of our program, and would like to do this by developing a Community of Practice (COP) group with the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology. We envision a group that includes students, faculty, and staff, and meets regularly to discuss topics in qualitative research that further group members’ learning.

For our next step in developing this COP, we’d like to invite other graduate students within LFS to join our group. We will be meeting on the first and third Thursday of each month at 3:00 pm. We will meet in our office (MCML 180) as long as space allows! Our first meeting will be Thursday Oct. 19, and the meeting agenda will involve each student giving an update of their current research projects and allow an opportunity for discussion.

If you would like to come, please email to confirm. We hope to see you on the 19th!


Thank you Lia, please let me know if you have any questions!

Katie, Katie, Christine and Joyce

Gain critical insights in Plant Science & Physiology Research


Plant Science & Physiology 2018 Conference Dates: May 21-22, 2018 Venue: Osaka, Japan Conference Theme: “The value of Plant Science Research, Herbal & Natural products to future Pharmaceutical discovery”

Greetings from Plant Science & Physiology 2018!

In continuation to the successful past “Plant Physiology & Pathology” scientific meetings, it is our great pleasure to formally invite you as “Speaker” for our upcoming esteemed conference entitled “3rd International Conference on Plant Science and Physiology” focused on the topic of “The value of Plant Science Research, Herbal & Natural products to future Pharmaceutical discovery”. 

The conference will held during May 21-22, 2018 at Osaka, Japan.

Plant Science & Physiology 2018 offers many continuing education sessions, including invited symposia, workshops and many more. Conference sessions will include information about current concepts and research development in the field of Plant Science and Physiology.

Conference Benefits:


  • All accepted abstracts will be published in the respective Journals
  • Each abstract will receive a Digital Object Identification Number (DOI) provided by CrossRef
  • Live Streaming Presentations
  • Conference Certificate
  • Best Poster Competition
  • Young Researcher’s Forum
  • B2B meetings
  • Scientific partnering



Highlights of Plant Science & Physiology 2018:


·         Plant Genetics and Epigenetics ·         Plant Tissue Culture and Plant Biotechnology
·         Plant Science and Natural Products

·         Plant Genome Sciences

·         Plant Nanotechnology & Molecular Biotechnology
·         Agricultural Science ·         Plant Pathology and Plant Microbiology
·         Biodiversity and Evolution of Plants ·         Plant Breeding and molecular Breeding
·         Forest Science and Technology ·         Eco physiology and Sustainability
·         Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Science

·         Crop and Pasteur Science

·         Plant Nutrition and Soil Sciences

·         Cell Biology

·         Systems and Synthetic Biology

·         Plant Morphology and Plant Metabolism


For more details, please visit:


We appreciate your time and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thanks & Regards

Program Manager

Plant Science & Physiology 2018

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