Job Posting – Research Scientist – Integrated Nutrigenomics and Metabolomics Scientist position


The Integrated Nutrigenomics and Metabolomics Scientist position in Winnipeg (located at Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine) is now advertised. Information can be found at: Please share with those who may be interested in applying. 





MFRE seminar


The MFRE seminar this week is:

Dylan Jones, Founder @ Coast Protein: Sustainable Cricket Protein Bars and Powders

Date & Time: November 17, 2-4pm

Venue: MCML 160

About the speaker: Dylan views small value-driven businesses as the catalyst for great change in the Canadian economy. He created the idea of Coast Protein to see food production and protein consumption to be completely disrupted. Dylan’s drive for a more sustainable future comes from his love for Canada’s winters and deep, deep powder snow.

Everyone is welcome!


See more here:


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

Grad Students – Edu-hacking Community & Using Focus Groups workshop


Graduate Students interested in Teaching and Scholarship of Teaching may be interested in the following events at the Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT): 

Using Focus Groups to Study Teaching

Are you interested in doing research on your own teaching? CTLT is offering a workshop on using focus groups for graduate students from any discipline that are interested in using focus groups to better understand their teaching. This workshop will be especially useful if you are engaged in a SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) or TAR (Teaching as Research) project, and have not run a focus group before. Register below: 

Edu-Hacking for Grad Students Community of Practice

Teaching is an important part of many grad students’ present duties and future career plans. But insight into teaching and learning can not only enhance your teaching in the classroom; these same skills can be used to help bridge your specialized disciplinary understanding to new contexts. In this community, grad students who are interested in teaching and learning come together to discuss how those things work, and what can be done with those skills and insights at in your teaching, at the university, and beyond. 

Thank you,


Julia Levasseur
Senior Events Program Assistant
Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
1961 East Mall  | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z1 Canada
Phone 604 822 0064 | 

LFS Research Café


LFS Research Café, November 23 – Sumeet Gulati, Associate Professor, Environmental and Resource Economics

The next LFS Research Café will be held on Thursday, November 23! Join Sumeet Gulati, Associate Professor, Environmental and Resource Economics, for a presentation on “The government and your emissions: How carbon taxes and hybrid vehicle subsidies influence private transport.” Tickets are $10 for faculty and staff, $5 for students, and include lunch.
NOTE:  The LFS Grad Office will cover the ticket cost for the first 10 LFS graduate students who RSVP by Tuesday, November 21.  To RSVP, please send an email to Lia – 

Details Date: Thursday, November 23, 2017, 12pm-1pm
Location: Old Barn Community Centre, Upstairs

Qualitative Research Community of Practice – this Thursday, Nov. 16th at 3:00 pm!


Are you conducting qualitative research? Would you like to meet with other qualitative researchers from across UBC to discuss paradigms, methods, analysis and writing?

If so, join our qualitative research community of practice!

Meeting time and place: 180 MCML, 3:00 pm, 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month.

Next meeting (Nov. 16) topic: How to design and conduct an intervention study, presented by Christine Sumner.

Please email with questions or to confirm attendance.

We hope to see you there!

More information about our community of practice:

We are a group of social science graduate students in the Animal Welfare Program. We began meeting bi-weekly in 2016 to discuss qualitative research but would now like to expand our group to other departments at UBC. We envision a group that includes students, faculty, and staff, and meets regularly to discuss topics in qualitative research that further group members’ learning.