FAIP Contract employment opportunity


We are looking for someone to join the CAI team as the Farm Adaptation Innovator Program Coordinator.  Do you have a list serve for graduate students or alumni with  whom you could share the attached job posting?  It’s close to a full time contract opportunity, so is probably more appropriate for alumni.


 Thank you,  

— Samantha Charlton 

Project Manager, Regional Adaptation Program

BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative

778-676-7657   samantha@bcagclimateaction.ca





LFS Community Meeting on June 28


LFS Community Meeting
The Community Meeting for LFS faculty, staff and students will take place on Thursday June 28, 2018 at 12:00-1:00, location TBC. 

Coffee and cookies will be provided.  Please mark your calendar.

2018 Graduate Student Orientation


Orientation for newly admitted students 

Here’s a summary of the Orientation events planned for newly admitted students: 

Graduate Student Orientation: Thursday, August 30

·         International Student Orientation, CIRS 1250, 9:30AM – 11:30AM

This is an interactive session designed specifically for international students at the graduate level, addressing important topics such as study and work permits, work authorization, and health insurance.


·         Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Welcome, Chan Centre, 1PM – 4PM

Welcome addresses, as well as an overview of campus resources and strategies for thriving in graduate school from both the faculty and graduate student perspective. All newly admitted students are invited.


·         Campus Resources & Student Activity Fair, 4PM – 6PM

A G+PS & GSS partner event on the grass meridian on Main Mall near the flag pole (approximately 30 campus resource units and 18 student activity groups will have booths at this fair)


Other Orientation Programming

·         The GSS will host a variety of peer relationship building events throughout September.

·         G+PS will offer a suite of workshops including Scholarships and Awards, Time Management, and an information session from Equity and Inclusion.

·         International Student Advising will also be hosting a series of orientation sessions for students who arrive late to UBC.


A full list of social and workshop events will be posted in late July. Please encourage your newly admitted students to check the Orientation Events listings on our Orientation website, orientation.grad.ubc.ca 

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
kelli.kadokawa@ubc.ca | @UBCGradSchool

National Geographic Society Opportunities – Info Session at UBC-V today (May 31)


National Geographic Society Opportunities

Join National Geographic Society staff to learn about grant funding opportunities on Thursday, May 31 from 3-5 PM in Earth Sciences Building (ESB) Room 5104. Hear about Early Career Grants, primarily for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, which give individuals the chance to lead their first field project. NG has dedicated funds to focus on marine and coastal issues in the Pacific Northwest, but does give grants in other areas that align to their three focus areas (Wildlife, Human Journey, and Changing Planet). Early Career Grants are typically funded for between US $5,000 and US $10,000. Learn more about NG grants here.

Early Career Grants

·         Early Career Grants are designed to offer less experienced individuals an opportunity to lead a project.

·         Grants are typically funded for US $5,000 and cannot exceed US $10,000.

·         There is no maximum age limit for Early Career Grant applicants. However, applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of application submission. Applicants are not required to have an advanced degree. Anyone with more than five years of professional experience in the field of their project focus does not qualify for an Early Career Grant and should apply for an Exploration Grant instead.

·         If you have previously received an Early Career Grant or a Young Explorers Grant from National Geographic, you may submit a new proposal after you have closed your previous grant record.

·         Visit the How to Apply section to learn more about eligibility requirements and how to prepare your proposal.

Summer Institute: Garden-Based Pedagogies in Early Childhood Education


Please seethe attached Poster PDF and/or link (below) about a Summer Institute for people interested in Garden-Based Pedagogies, that Dr. Susan Gerofsky and  Dr. Tathali Urueta will be co-teaching in July 2018.


The 2018 Summer Institute will focus on the pedagogical possibilities related to the garden, as a place of teaching and learning with young children. 

Here is the website as well: 


Thank you. 

Kind regards, 

Tathali Urueta-Ortiz, Ph.D.

Curriculum Studies| Science Education | Sustainability Education