Volunteering Teaching Opportunity LTS TPP


The UBC Let’s Talk Science Partnership Program matches volunteers or pair of students from UBC into K-12 classrooms in Vancouver. The volunteer(s) lead the class in hands-on/minds-on science activities as a means to engage children and youth and get them interested in the sciences.

No experience necessary, everyone is welcome. You will be trained before you go to classrooms!

Expectations of Volunteers

  • Fill out the application form (https://goo.gl/forms/spjvAnqrhZLArJVH2)
  • Rank your preference of teachers to get matched (teacher list will be sent in Oct)
  • Make 3 visits to your partner school throughout the year 2018-2019
  • Log your visits on the Let’s Talk Science Portal
  • If you are new to TPP, attend mandatory training on Oct 13th, 2018 (11am-1pm MSL 101) if you cannot attend still sign up but note that in your application.

For more information contact: partnership@ubclts.com

Orientation 2018: G+PS Resources for Grad Students


 Orientation 2018 G+PS Resources for Grad Students

Thank you for sharing your orientation programming details, which have given us a good idea of the topics that are covered in your individual programs, and something to reflect on when we brainstorm on future G+PS orientation planning.  

We put together an information packet of G+PS resources that aim to provide support for graduate students on their UBC grad journey, attached. Please feel free to share this document with your graduate students during your orientation events. 

As you know, G+PS has worked closely with the Graduate Student Society and International Student Development on Orientation programming that begins on Thursday, August 30 with our Welcome events, and continues throughout September and October with various workshops and other events. The Program is available for download, which includes event schedules, maps, a list of participants in the Campus Resource and Activity Fair, upcoming events hosted by the GSS and G+PS, and other great resources. You can find a PDF and mobile-friendly epub on our Orientation website: http://orientation.grad.ubc.ca/resources/. We will also share with newly admitted students directly. 

All the best for the upcoming term!

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

Your Invitation to FarmAde 2018: Squaredance at the Farm Again!


Hello friends of the farm!


We are now the official, sole hosts of FarmAde (16th Annual!) and I am hoping that you can help me let everyone know that we are carrying on the tradition of hosting this beautiful evening of dancing, relaxing and celebration at the farm alive.

Please help us spread the word by posting on your social media channels and forwarding this email invitation to your mailing lists! My apologies if you’ve received this from multiple sources! More event details below: 

FarmAde 2018 – 16th Annual 

Event webpage: http://ubcfarm.ubc.ca/events/the-16th-annual-farmade/

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1951600301545264/


Location: UBC Farm, 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver

Event date: Friday, 7th September 2018

Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Free admission, CASH ONLY drink ticket sales 

Live performances start at 5pm; First call to dance is at 6pm 

Square dance into the sunset. Relax with your loved ones, new and old to say good bye to the harvest and hello to the new academic year. 

We are pleased to announce the return of the 16th annual UBC FarmAde! Started in 2001 as a (successful) community effort to help save the UBC farm from residential development. FarmAde has grown over the years into one of the largest annual events at UBC. It marks the beginning of UBC’s school year, the harvest season and reliably occurs on one of the first Fridays of September. FarmAde brings everyone together for a big bash to celebrate the end of summer. It is also known as one of the only free and all ages welcome back dances at UBC for the return of the school year!


Music Line Up:

Wooly Bears

Stardust Stringband



Curb Your Appetite

Virtuous Pie UBC Wesbrook Village



Twin Island Cider

Faculty Brewing


Community Booths:

The Bike Kitchen

Roots on the Roof

Ubc Sprouts

Agora Eats Café

Land and Food Systems Undergraduate Society (LFSUS)


UBC Pride Collective


If you are interested in volunteering, please email ubcfarm.events@ubc.ca 

If your organization that would like to have a booth at FarmAde, please email ubcfarm.events@ubc.ca for a table and tent. 

We look forward to seeing you at this amazing celebration of food, music and community at the UBC Farm!


Chiyi Tam
Site Coordination
Faculty of Land and Food Systems | Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the UBC Farm
The University of British Columbia | Unceded Ancestral xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Territory

Farm Street Address: 3461 Ross Drive | Vancouver BC 
Mailing Address: 2357 Main Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4 Canada
Phone 604 822 5092 | chiyi.tam@ubc.ca

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Service Canada SIN Clinics – Starting Mon Aug 27


Subject: Service Canada SIN Clinics – Starting Mon Aug 27

Hello team,

For the first time, Service Canada will be issuing Social Insurance Numbers (SIN) on-campus and will also have extended hours at their Broadway office for UBC students.

I would appreciate your assistance in advertising the clinics to students and strongly encouraging them to register for the highlighted dates below (with a particular emphasis on Monday!) if they are available. Please post the attached signage in your office.

Students must register into hourly time slots online through Canvas. Please share this link: https://canvas.ubc.ca/courses/25775

Students will not be able to view availability without registering into the course. You may wish to enroll yourself so that you could let them know if there are spots left. If a student is unable or unwilling to register online, please register using your own CWL to save a spot then send me an email with the time block and the student’s name.

There is no cut-off time for registration; students are encouraged to register and cancel as soon as possible. I will provide Service Canada with the list of student names on the days of the appointments. If students cancel/register afterwards I may not be able to update the list, however Service Canada will have some flexibility to accommodate changes.

If a student has their study permit with them, please check that they have a condition stating they ‘may work’ or ‘may accept employment’ to confirm eligibility.

Here are the time slots:

Location Date Time # of spots Notes
SIN On-Campus

UBC Life Building

Room 1203

Monday, August 27, 2018 10 am to 4 pm (Break 12-1) 60 Jump Start students busy with programming
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 2:30 to 6 pm 42 Only day which works for Jump Start programming (4-6pm)
Thursday, August 30, 2018 10 am to 4 pm (break 12-1) 60 Graduate Student Orientation and Jump Start students busy with programming
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 10 am to 4 pm (break 12-1) 60 Imagine Day
Thursday, September 6, 2018 10 am to 4 pm (break 12-1) 60  
Friday, September 7, 2018 10 am to 4 pm (break 12-1) 60  
SIN Off-Campus

West Broadway Service Canada Centre

1263 W. Broadway,

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 4 pm to 6 pm 46  
Monday, September 10, 2018 4 pm to 6 pm 46  
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 4 pm to 6 pm 46  
Thursday, September 13, 2018 4 pm to 6 pm 46  

Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you for your assistance.


Emilie Omi, RISIA

International Student Advisor

International Student Development | Student Development and Services

The University of British Columbia |1200 UBC Life Building

6138 Student Union Boulevard | Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z1

E: emilie.omi@ubc.ca  | P: 604-822-1810

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We’ve moved! Find International Student Advising on the main floor of UBC Life Building (the Old Sub).

International students: SIN Clinics starting Monday Aug., 27


Hello everyone, 

We are partnering with Service Canada to offer exclusive appointments on-campus and at the West Broadway location to new international students to obtain a Social Insurance Number in time for the start of Winter term. 

Appointments will be offered starting Monday, August 27th.  

To take advantage on this great opportunity, please share the invitation below with your students.  

Best regards, 


 Sign up for your SIN clinic appointment 

Does your TA position begin soon or do you want to work in Canada? You need to get a Social Insurance Number (SIN) from Service Canada before you can start working.   

Service Canada will issue SINs on-campus and after-hours via in-person appointments at their office exclusively for UBC students starting next Monday, August 27th.  

We strongly encourage you to reserve the first available time slot after arrival in Vancouver, particularly if you need to work at the start of term.  Appointments are limited and based on a first-come first-served basis. 

Click here to register now: https://canvas.ubc.ca/courses/25775

Questions? Contact  International Student Advising

Emilie Omi, RISIA

International Student Advisor

International Student Development | Student Development and Services

The University of British Columbia |1200 UBC Life Building

6138 Student Union Boulevard | Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z1

E: emilie.omi@ubc.ca  | P: 604-822-1810

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We’ve moved! Find International Student Advising on the main floor of UBC Life Building (the Old Sub).