Thesis Defense – PhD – HUNU


UBC – The Faculty of Land and Food Systems Announces 

The Oral Examination for the Degree of 


(Human Nutrition)


Examining School Day Dietary Quality: An Analysis of National Dietary Data from the

2004 and 2015 Canadian Community Health Surveys  

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at  12:30 pm
203Graduate Student Centre (6371 Crescent Road)

Latecomers will not be admitted 


Chair: Prof. Jason Murray Sutherland (Population and Public Health) 

Supervisory Committee:

Prof. Jennifer Black – Research Supervisor (Human Nutrition)

Prof. Louise Masse – (Population and Public Health) 

University Examiners:

Prof. Rachel Murphy (Population and Public Health)

Prof. Jennifer Hutcheon (Reproductive and Developmental Sciences)

Tugault-Lafleur (Claire) Programme 

Everyone is welcome

Waitlist Registration is now OPEN for August 19, 25, 26 2018 Grad ISW


Waitlist registration is now open for the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) August 19, 25, 26 2018.  The ISW is a 3-day intensive workshop that develops participant’s teaching skills and confidence.  It is appropriate for first time teachers or those with years of experience.  Join the thousands of students who have taken this workshop. The ISW is an internationally recognized program and students receive transcript notation for their participation. In addition, graduate students in STEM departments are eligible to become CIRTL associates upon completion of the workshop.    

IMPORTANT: The workshop runs from 8:15am-5:00pm. Please note you must attend all three days for the complete duration of the workshop, i.e. the entire 24-hour workshop.  Please find attached the policy for registering in an ISW.  

This workshop is always in high demand. To register for the August 19, 25, 26 2018 ISW please go to the following link and sign-up:  

Waitlist registration will close May 18.  By clicking this link, you can register for the waitlist, however this does not register you for the workshop. If you are accepted into the workshop, you will be contacted directly by our office. 

Please let me know if you have any questions. 


Elisa Herman
Events Assistant
Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
214-1961 East Mall  | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z1 Canada
Phone: 604 827 4871 | @UBC_CTLT

Changes to eligibility for UBCO faculty to hold supervisory roles and serve as University Examiners


The UBC Senate has approved updated policies and procedures relating to supervisory committees and University examiners to reflect the enhanced relationship between UBCV and UBCO faculty:  

Graduate supervision:

·        Members in good standing of the College of Graduate Studies from the UBC Okanagan campus may now co-supervise UBC-Vancouver master’s and doctoral students and/or serve on master’s and doctoral student supervisory committees without requiring approval from the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.  Approval for UBC-Okanagan faculty in these roles is the responsibility of the graduate program concerned.  Note that sole supervision of UBC-Vancouver master’s and doctoral students by UBC-Okanagan faculty does require the approval of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, upon the recommendation of the graduate program concerned.  UBC-O faculty are not members of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. 

This information has been added to the following page on our website:

 and is in the draft Calendar which will be released in June 2018:,204,350,773

 University Examiners for final doctoral oral exams:

·        Members in good standing of the College of Graduate Studies from the UBC Okanagan campus who hold an appointment as a full, associate, or emeritus professor and who are formally affiliated with a graduate program there that offers the doctoral degree are now eligible to serve as University Examiners for final oral examinations for UBC-Vancouver doctoral students.  Note that quorum requires that University Examiners be physically present in the examination room, and that G+PS does not cover the travel expenses of University Examiners. 

This information has been added to the following page on our website:

and is on the form “Approval of University Examiners for Doctoral Dissertation”:

Please don’t hesitate to contact the doctoral exams team at if you have questions. 

Kind regards, 

Max Read
Associate Director, Student Academic Services
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies | Office of the Dean and Vice-Provost
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
170-6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada
Phone 604 822 0283 |

FISH 507: Grand Challenges in Ocean Leadership


Sign up for FISH 507 – Grand Challenges in Ocean Leadership1

FISH 507: Grand Challenges in Ocean Leadership 

We are excited to offer FISH 507: Grand Challenges in Ocean Leadership for the 2018/19 academic year. Please find a description attached and feel free to email any questions to 

Grand Challenges in Ocean Leadership helps students gain the skills and knowledge necessary to translate research into policy and management innovations. Students are mentored on a variety of professional development skills by faculty in UBC’s Ocean Leaders program and off-campus collaborators.  

Class exercises include scenario planning, science communication and knowledge translation, collective leadership, and strategies for working with stakeholders including governments, NGOs and the broader community 

As part of the course, students work in interdisciplinary groups on local marine and coastal challenges with community partners. Recent projects included: 

·         Making False Creek swimmable

·         UBC plastic use and its ocean impacts

·         Managing shoreline waste

 Wednesdays 2–4 pm

Terms 1 and 2 

Meets eight times a semester 


IOF Communications

Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries

Faculty of Science, The University of British Columbia

Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory

@UBCOceans   |   |

ECOSCOPE Info Session/Mixer – May 15


We are hosting a combination info session/mixer for the ECOSCOPE Graduate Training Program on Tuesday, May 15 at 2:00 pm (see enclosed). Join us for afternoon refreshments and an opportunity to find out more about the ECOSCOPE program. Please RSVP at or

The Ecosystem Services, Commercialization Platforms and Entrepreneurship (ECOSCOPE) industrial stream NSERC CREATE training program provides UBC students and post-docs with the skills needed to translate environmental sequence information derived from studying microbial communities in natural and engineered ecosystems into commercial and entrepreneurial activities. Visit for more information.


Jennifer Bonderoff, Ph.D
ECOSCOPE Network Coordinator
The University of British Columbia
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Life Sciences Institute
2505-2350 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3