Research Participants Needed! Current or Former LFS250 Students


Invitation to Participate – Mathematics for Social Justice 

Principal Investigator: Dr. Cynthia Nicol, Faculty of Education, Department of Curriculum Studies, University of British Columbia. Telephone: 604 822-5246, e-mail: 

Co-Investigators: From the University of British Columbia: Kwesi Yaro; Vanessa Radzimski; Tiantian He; and from Deakin University, Australia Dr. Leicha Bragg

We are teacher educators interested in supporting students’ learning of social justice issues through the application of  mathematics concepts and ideas. We would therefore like to learn more about students’ experiences through discussions or conversation. No specific or previous mathematics background is required to participate in this study.  

If you are a current or former student of  Land, Food and Community – LFS250 course at UBC, you are invited to participate in this study. Participation will consists of a 45-minutes interview where you will be interviewed on how social justice issues such as food security, food sovereignty, animal welfare and other social justice related issues discussed in the course (LFS250) could be approached or better understood in the context of mathematics. Potential participants will receive details of the study and the sample interview questions via email if  interested. Total time commitment for participation in the study is 45 minutes. An honorarium of $30 (cash/gift card) will be given to acknowledge your time. Your identity will be kept confidential by using pseudonyms.  

If you are interested in participating in this study please contact Kwesi Yaro,

Thank you, 


Choose Food Symposium – Ethical Food Choices


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Speaking of Food Ethics – Registration is now open for the CHOOSE FOOD SYMPOSIUM! 

The CHOOSE FOOD PROJECT aims to help producers and consumers make ethical food choices by giving them access to easy to use, high-quality information about food. Please see details below, and on our website.  

Help us spread the word! Please share this information with those listed in the

“Who Should Attend” section below.




Enjoy Canadians Baseball with the GSS

This is a Vancouver experience not to be missed. It’s the bottom of the 9th when it comes to summer so let’s celebrate by cheering on our local baseball team! There’s even a post game Fireworks Extravanganza to top off the night!

The ticket includes delicious all-you-can-eat BBQ buffet plus soft drinks. There is also a walk-up service bar, exclusive to the hey y’all! Porch.


2018 GSS Student Survey Results

Since the survey closed we’ve been hard at work analyzing your responses. The first set of data relates to the availability of work spaces for graduate students. It showed that:

  • Almost one quarter of graduate student respondents said they don’t have access to a dedicated work or office space
  • Among those with office space 3 out 10 respondents did not consider the space of good quality.

You can find more detail  HERE. We’ll be publishing more information and results over the next few months.

Stick your neck out and join the GSS Debate Team

In the 2018-19 academic year the GSS will be organizing 3-4 debates on topical issues that directly affect graduate students.

You can help decide the topics and get graduate students talking by joining our Engage Debate Team now.

If you are interested in joining the graduate student team, please send an email expressing interest to by August 10th. The email should contain a short introduction to you and your reasons for wanting to join the Engage Debate Team!

Summer space for grad students at the student nest

Between July 26th and August 14th. The Loft in the AMS, which is designated as a space for graduate students will be unavailable. However, during that period the Lev Bukhman Lounge on Floor 3 of the AMS will be available as a dedicated space for graduate students to use.

On August 15th the Loft will reopen as usual.

Join the GSS

The GSS is recruiting for a French Instructor and a Zumba Instructor to teach classes, starting in September. If you’re interested in either role you have until August 15 to apply.


Community Announcements

Scholarship and Award Opportunities for Graduate Students

2018 Pradeep Khare Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available to an international student from India who is studying or will be studying at the graduate level in Canada.  These requirements reflect Pradeep Khare’s journey to Canada who passed away three years ago.  Please note we have extended the deadline to August 6th.

Please visit the Khare website for scholarship requirements and details about the application process:

Scholarship amount: $2,500 (possible second place award as well consistent with prior years).

Deadline to apply: August 6th, 2018 (extended from original date of July 27th per poster and website.

Scholarship requirements:


Volunteer with UBC’s Office of Regional and International Community Engagement (ORICE)

ORICE is happy to announce new volunteer position openings for our Action Team. This team will play an important role for the unit by supporting the organization of its annual Global Development Symposium and Winter I term speaker series on themes related to the Sustainable Development Goals. The ORICE Action Team will work alongside the staff in the office and the Student Leadership team to ensure the successful implementation of the events, prepare materials for promotional information, liaise with speakers and provide logistical support for the events.

More information

UBC Farm Workshops – Promotion


UBC Farm is excited to announce that registration for the second half of our 2018 workshop series is now open! The UBC Farm hosts a wide range of workshops covering everything from gardening and seed saving to herbal medicine, weaving, fermenting, foraging, and much more.  All of our workshops are beginner friendly and open to everyone. Check out our upcoming workshops below, or visit our website. We suggest registering early as our workshops have limited seats and often sell out.


August & September workshops:

October -December Workshops:



Seth Friedman, MS

Practicum Coordinator

Faculty of Land and Food Systems | Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm

The University of British Columbia | Unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Territory

3461 Ross Drive (location)

2357 Main Mall (mail) | Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4

Phone 604 822 5092 | Fax 604 822 6839 |