Thesis Defense – MSc – FOOD Science


UBC – The Faculty of Land and Food Systems Announces 

The Oral Examination for the Degree of 

MSc in PLNT Science



Changes of the grape berry (Vitis Vinifera L.) cuticle during
fruit development in response to water deficit stress

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at  2:00 pm
Room 220 – FNH Building

Supervisory committee:

Dr. S. Castellarin – Supervisor

Dr. K. Adams – Committee member

Dr. B. Ellis – Committee member

Dr. L. Kunst – Committee member


Defense Committee Composition

Dr. R. Cerry – Chair

Dr. S. Castellarin – Supervisor

Dr. L. Kunst – Committee member

Dr. K. Adams – Committee member

Dr. B. Ellis – Committee member

Dr. R. Guy – External



Everyone is welcome

Thesis Defense – PhD – FOOD


UBC – Faculty of Land and Food Systems Announces

The Oral Examination for the Degree of

PhD in FOOD Science

Feng (Jinsong) Programme

Jinsong FENG


“Characterization and Intervention of Campylobacter Jejuni Persistence and Biofilm Formation” 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 4:00 pm

Room 203, Graduate Student Centre

Latecomers will not be admitted 




Prof Robert Turner (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

 Supervisory Committee:

Prof Xiaonan Lu, Research Supervisor (Food Science)

Prof Eunice Li-Chan (Food Science) 

University Examiners:

Prof Brett Finlay (Microbiology and Immunology)

Prof Keng Chou (Chemistry)

Everyone welcome!

A new interdisciplinary summer institute!


Greetings! I am writing to announce a new summer program that may be of interest to the students in your department. The Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute (DISI for short) will be directed by Erica Cartmill, an evolutionary anthropologist and developmental psychologist, and Jacob Foster, a computational sociologist, both at UCLA.

DISI will bring together promising graduate students and postdocs interested in the study of mind, cognition, and intelligence for two weeks of transdisciplinary exploration. Participants and faculty will fall roughly into three sub-themes: Recognizing Intelligences (i.e., non-human natural intelligences); Shaping Human Intelligences (how development, culture, technology, etc. shape human capacities); and Programming Intelligences (artificial intelligence and its social/philosophical implications). We’ve already assembled an outstanding international faculty, and anticipate stimulating discussion and debate across a range of cutting-edge topics. In addition to attending lectures and engaging in discussions, participants will have the opportunity to develop collaborative interdisciplinary research projects with guidance from DISI faculty and staff. We’ll be holding the Summer Institute at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, from July 29 to August 12, 2018.

I’ve attached two flyers advertising the Institute, and included a link to our website below. I would be grateful if you could circulate this email to the graduate students and faculty in your department. We are looking for creative, open-minded participants who want to take intellectual risks and break down disciplinary barriers in the spirit of dialogue and discovery. We’ll begin reviewing applications on February 1, 2018. We anticipate selecting and fully funding 40-45 participants.



If potential applicants have any questions, they can contact me at I would also be grateful if you could print out and post one of the flyers on the departmental notice board.

Thanks so much for helping us build an exciting new intellectual community! We hope to welcome members of your department to this or future iterations of DISI.

All the best,
Stephanie Meredith, PhD
Program Administrator, Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute

University of Victoria – PhD program in International Management and Organization Seeking Students for September 2018!


Sardul S. Gill Graduate School, Gustavson School of Business

University of Victoria

(250) 721-6060 

PhD Program in International Management and Organization 

The Gustavson School of Business’ PhD Program in International Management and Organization is seeking exceptional applicants for the September 2018 intake. Our deadline for applications is January 30, 2018. Students do not need to have a business degree to be eligible, and we encourage Masters-level students from a wide variety of disciplines to apply, from environmental studies to international studies to the many disciplines in the social sciences. 

For the September 2018 intake, we are looking for up to 4 motivated students to join us in our full-time, research-focused program. Our goal is to develop graduates with an integrated perspective on management to address complex global issues. Our PhD Program focuses on the areas of strategy, organizational behavior, organizational theory, human resource management, and business and sustainability, from an international perspective. The program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in academia and research.  

Our doctoral program is a four-year, full-time program, with the first two years on formal coursework and research projects, and the last two years writing and defending a thesis. Students have an opportunity to include in their program a research exchange and/or an industry practicum as part of their program as it relates to their dissertation. Teacher training is also provided to students in their later years to prepare them for a career in a university environment. 

Students are provided with a competitive funding package to cover four years of tuition and living expenses in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Students will also receive additional funds for conference travel and dissertation expenses.  

Our Research publication “Seek“ highlights the research that we, at Gustavson, are passionate about. Our current students are conducting cross-disciplinary research that is impactful and relevant in today’s world. Drs. Sarah Easter and Michal Szymanski, our alumni, are employed at accredited institutions in tenure track research positions. 

Our Faculty members publish in leading journals including Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business Venturing, MIT Sloan Management Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of World Business, Organizational Research Methods, and others. We emphasize close faculty-student relationships and an intellectually stimulating research environment, rich with opportunities for collaboration. The Gustavson School of Business is AACSB and EQUIS accredited, and houses the Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation (CSSI) research center.  

Our admissions requirements are on this page: We encourage prospective students to contact our program early on in the process to discuss match and suitability for the program.


Best regards,

M. Carmen Galang

PhD Program Director

Sardul S. Gill Graduate School

Gustavson School of Business

University of Victoria

Invitation from the Centre for Culture, Identity and Education (CCIE)


The Centre for Culture, Identity and Education (CCIE) is engaged in reinvigorating its work and representation, including updating its memberships and making much needed and long overdue updates to the Centre website (  Profs. Handel Kashope Wright and Andre Mazawi, as Director and Co-Director of the Centre for Culture, Identity and Education, respectively, invite graduate students whose work is aligned with or relevant to the CCIE to indicate interest in being officially listed as Student Associates and being involved in CCIE events and/or included in the Centre’s distribution list (to be informed about Centre events).

If you are interested in initiating or continuing work with the CCIE, please reply to Yao Xiao (, providing your Full Name, Email, affiliation (e.g. university and department and program of study) as well as a brief paragraph of your academic/intellectual/community interests.

Thank you. We look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

The Centre for Culture, Identity and Education (CCIE)