Consulting Opportunity: School District 40 New Westminster – school nourishment program request for foodservice consultant


School District 40 New Westminster is hiring a foodservice consultant to assist with re-engineering foodservice operations within the District.  It is part of a very exciting initiative to develop a district-wide plan to address food security and healthy eating.   This plan would make food programs available to all New Westminster schools so that no child is hungry and every child eats healthy.   

A tentative 3 year rollout is being recommended for New Westminster Schools.  Re-engineering foodservice operations requires specific knowledge and skills. The level of expertise required to move to the next steps goes beyond what the School District is able to do in-house.   

To view the Bid opportunity and all accompanying documents

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Solicitation Number FS001: 

Be sure to open up the “supplier attachments” folder which lists the detailed Expression of Interest with deliverables and School Nourishment Review Report.  

All inquiries should be directed to Dave Crowe:

604 517 – 6288 

CLOSING DATE:  May 23, 2018, 14:00

Pre-Arrival Info Sessions for newly admitted students


Just a reminder that we have several online info sessions that might be of interest to your newly admitted graduate students. Please share, there are two coming up as early as next week. 

US Student Loans Webinar – May 9

Great for incoming grad students who are US citizens considering applying for US funding.  Topics include options for US funding, how to apply and receive for US funding, maintaining a US student loan, and important dates and deadlines. Presented by Enrolment Services. 

Info Session for Graduate Students with Families – May 10

Great for incoming grad students coming to UBC with a partner and/or family. General information on child care, registering for school, looking for a place to live, fun and affordable activities for kids of all ages, and other campus and community resources to help families prepare for arrival and settling in. 

Pre-Arrival Webinars – June 5 and 6, and July 4 and 5

A comprehensive pre-arrival info session covering a range of topics including student finances, needs-based funding, tuition assessment,  living in Vancouver, and, for international students, information on immigration and health insurance. 

For details and to register for any of these sessions, please visit the Events page on our Orientation website: 

Many thanks and warm regards,


Kelli Kiyomi Kadokawa
Communications and Business Initiatives Coordinator
Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
170-6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver British Columbia | V6T 1Z2 Canada
Phone 604 822 6475 | @UBCGradSchool

Global Seminar for Graduate Students


Go Global Okanagan is trying to reach a larger pool of graduate students for a Global Seminar Program run out of our Okanagan campus with a focus around sustainability. The seminar will occur from Sept 20 – 29, 2018 and will have students go to Kluane Lake in the Yukon to explore, in short, how historical and contemporary interactions between humans and the environment have shaped the present landscape. 

Our hope is that you will be able to promote this opportunity to students through e-mail communication more effectively than we are able to. Students can reference our webpage for further information. If you would like any further information to assist in any promotions, please do not hesitate to ask. The deadline to apply is May 30, 2018 and we hope to have a mix of students from the Okanagan and Vancouver! 

For any promotions that are sent out, you can use the following excerpt: 

“Using the Kluane Lake region, Yukon Territory as our study area, you will be exploring how historical and contemporary interactions between humans and the environment have shaped the present landscape.  You will also explore how environmental and social drivers of change shape the landscape over scales of space and time, and discuss future resilience and vulnerability in this context. The field component of the course will cover present-day perspectives and visions of the landscape and use by different groups, as well as historical and contemporary natural resource management governance systems & approaches by First Nations, Parks Canada, and the territorial government. 

Please go to for more information. The deadline to apply is May 30, 2018.” 

Thank you very much for your time and any assistance you can provide!  

Matt Harling
Go Global Advisor
Advising & Involvement Centre
The University of British Columbia | Okanagan Campus
UNC 207 – 3272 University Way | Kelowna British Columbia | V1V 1V7 Canada
Phone 250 807 9763 | @GoGlobalUBCO

Inquiry Hiring-QA technician


We are looking for a QA technician to hire for our meat processing facility (Federally registered). Just wondering if it is the right place to get connected with the interested UBC students or other interested personnel. 

Job description is attached. Interested candidate could send their resume to me. Thank you for your time.

QA Technician, KML Meat Processors, 

Best Regards 

Shaila Wadud
Quality Assurance Manager

KML Meat Processors
6478 Kamloops-Vernon HWY
Westwold B.C. V0E 3B1
PH# 250-375-2388
Fax# 250-375-2387

Special Seminar_Dr. Weaver_May 10


Dear Colleagues, 

My previous boss from Purdue University and a friend of many of you, Dr. Connie Weaver, is coming to Vancouver and kindly agreed to give a seminar at UBC. She is an internationally-known in calcium metabolism, mineral bioavailability, botanicals and bone health. She will specifically talk about sodium and potassium and their impact on heart and bone health. The seminar will be held in FNH building, room 60 at 3-4 pm on Thursday, May 10.

Please find enclosed the flyer.

 Connie Weaver_May 10

I am sure everyone in human nutrition field heard about Connie. I encourage you to attend the event and take the opportunity to meet her and listen to her latest research. She is a wonderful person and I was very fortunate to have her as my mentor. 

Please encourage your students and other colleagues to attend. Let’s show our community spirit and welcome Connie to UBC.  

Thank you,


Barbara Stefanska, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Nutritional Epigenomics and Cancer Epigenetics

Food, Nutrition and Health

Faculty of Land and Food Systems
The University of British Columbia, Point Grey Campus
2205 East Mall, FNH 248

Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4
Phone: 604 822 2524

Fax: 604 822 6394