Qualitative Research Community of Practice – Thurs., November 22 at 3pm


If you are using qualitative research methods or are interested in learning more about them, join us at the Qualitative Research Community of Practice! We are a group of students who meet to discuss topics in qualitative research with the goal of furthering group members’ learning.   

Meeting time and place: 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month, starting at 3:00 pm in Macmillan Building Room 180.

Next meeting (November 22nd at 3:00 pm):
Katie Koralesky (Animal Welfare Program PhD student) will be leading a discussion about institutional ethnography (IE). This method of inquiry was founded by Canadian sociologist Dorothy Smith. IE is a method of inquiry or discovery that focuses on how everyday life is socially organized. Katie is working to use this method of inquiry to understand how animal welfare law enforcement is socially organized by taking the standpoint of animals within the institution of animal welfare law enforcement.   

If you have any questions please email Katie at ktmills@mail.ubc.ca

We hope to see you there! 

Katelyn Mills, B.Sc
PhD Student, Animal Welfare Program
University of British Columbia
(604) 345-2265

Conservation Discussion Group on working lands: Thurs, Nov 22 in AERL 107, 1:30-2:30 pm

  1. An invitation from Chelsea Gowton via Juli Carillo to join the Conservation Discussion Group, featuring a discussion with Claire Kremen and Adina Merenlender. See more attached and this note from Chelsea:

Conservation Discussion Group is a weekly event that brings together interdisciplinary focused members of the UBC community. In the spirit of American Thanksgiving and all things food related, this week at Conservation Discussion Group we will be discussing working land (farms, forests, rangeland) conservation. Attached is Claire Kremen (soon to be joining us at UBC) Adina Merenlender’s recent paper on this topic.  

We’ll see you Thursday, November 22nd in AERL 107 from 1:30-2:30 pm! 

  1. Our next Future of Food Global Dialogue is next week:

Impacts of Local, Landscape, and Gardener Characteristics on Diversity, Ecological Networks, and Ecosystem Services in Urban Agroecosystems with Stacy Philpott on November 28th, 2018 at 12:00 p.m., Beaty Biodiversity Museum, 2212 Main Mall, UBC.

During this talk, Dr. Stacy Philpott will explore linkages between characteristics of gardens, landscapes, gardeners, biodiversity, ecological networks, and ecosystem services. This talk is co-hosted with the Biodiversity Research Centre. Delicious cookies will be provided.




Melanie Kuxdorf 

Communications and Marketing Coordinator

Faculty of Land and Food Systems | Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the UBC Farm
The University of British Columbia | Unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Territory
2357 Main Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4

melanie.kuxdorf@ubc.ca | @ubcfarm

ubcfarm.ubc.ca | www.facebook.com/UBC.Farm

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Competition announcement: Tri-Agency CGS-M / Affiliated Fellowships (Master’s)


NOTE: please notify me about your intention of applying ASAP but not later than Friday, November 23rd. 

You may consider working on your CGS-M or Affiliated Fellowship application with your supervisor. Or at least have it reviewed by your supervisor before submit it.

Once submitted, no corrections/updates would be possible. 

Please review the eligibility criteria, make sure you meet the requirements and have achieved a first-class average in EACH of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent) before submitting an application.


The Fall 2018 Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS-M) application is available on the Tri-Agency Research Portal (http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/students-etudiants/pg-cs/cgsm-bescm_eng.asp).

The deadline across Canada for applications is 5pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, 3 December 2018. After this time, the Research Portal will close, and there will be no opportunity to re-open the application. This is the deadline for all application materials, including reference letters. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their references are submitted on time. Please note that when identifying UBC as your institution, the official name is “The University of British Columbia”.

Instructions for completing a CGS-M application (including transcript requirements) are available online (http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/ResearchPortal-PortailDeRecherche/Instructions-Instructions/CGS_M-BESC_M_eng.asp). Note: Applicants must carefully review the transcript requirements section of the instructions. This is imperative as it is the primary reason for the rejection of applications.

The Fall 2018 Affiliated Fellowships Master’s-level competition runs in parallel to the Tri-Agency CGS-M competition. The Affiliated Fellowships materials for Master’s-level funding have now been posted to the Graduate Awards website: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/affiliated-fellowships-masters-program

The deadline by which Affiliated Fellowship applications for Master’s-level funding must be submitted to the applicant’s UBC graduate program is Monday, 3 December 2018 (same as the deadline for Tri-Agency CGS-M applications).

Kind regards,



Lia Maria Dragan

Graduate Programs Office

Faculty of Land and Food Systems The University of British Columbia

344-2357 Main Mall | Vancouver BC Canada V6T 1Z4

Phone 604.822.8373 | Fax 604.822.4400

Lia.maria@ubc.ca / lfs.gradapp@ubc.ca www.landfood.ubc.ca

Thesis Boot Camp + Leveraging your Strengths + Planning for the Campus Interview + More!


Seats still available for this week’s:

Statistics II: Statistical Considerations When Planning Your Research Project (via Webinar)

Tue, Nov 20 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Event and registration details: grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16969-statistics-ii-statistical-considerations-when-planning-your-research-project


Thesis Boot Camp

Wed, Nov 21 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Event and registration details: grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/17223-thesis-boot-camp


Leveraging your Strengths to Strategize for Success
Complete a free
assessment ($15 USD) and learn strategies for applying your strengths to your career and grad school success through participating in this workshop

Thu, Nov 22 | 12:30 – 4:30 PM

Event and registration details:



Check out community.grad.ubc.ca for other opportunities including:


Career Building & Professional Effectiveness

Insider Advice: Policy Officer Recruitment Program (PORP) & How to Get Hired in the Federal Government

Tues, Nov 27, 4:00-5:00 pm, Dodson Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (I will send reg details next week)

Planning for the Campus Interview (for PhD Students)

Wed, Nov 28 | 4 – 5 PM, Event details: community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5297


Graduate School Success

NVivo for PC, Nov 20 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5307

Citation Management Using Endnote, Nov 21 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5187

SPSS: Data Management and Bivariate Analysis, Nov 21 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5308

Systematic Review Search Methods, Nov 22 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5180

Citation Management Using RefWorks, Nov 23 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5181

Formatting your Thesis, Nov 26 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5153


Work Permits and Immigration

Post-Grad Work Permit Webinar, Nov 22 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5401

Immigration Pathway Info Session with IRCC and BC PNP, Nov 27 | community.grad.ubc.ca/event/5436


Thank you,


Jacqui Brinkman, MSc
Director of Graduate Student Professional Development
Office of the Dean | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | 
Musqueam Traditional Territory
170 – 6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada
Phone 604 827 4578 | Fax 604 822 5802
jacqui.brinkman@ubc.ca | @ubcgradschool

Events for BIPoC, Queer+Trans Students


In an effort to foster stronger social connections and a sense of community amongst students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Colour, and students who identify as Queer + Trans, we are hosting two movie and dinner nights featuring a short documentary and Q&A with the movie-maker. These events support UBC’s overall efforts to advance inclusion and create a more welcoming campus. Please help us raise awareness of these two events and engage students by sharing with your student communities. Any help would be appreciated as we are running a bit behind with promotions. 

Get Connected: BIPoC Students Movie + Dinner Night

Wednesday, November 21, 5:00PM – 7:00PM

BC Hydro Theatre, Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability 

Are you a student who identifies as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Colour (BIPoC)? Come out and get connected with your peers over dinner, enjoy an exclusive screening of All Our Father’s Relations, and meet the filmmaker behind this award-winning documentary. Through a story of four siblings who journey to China to rediscover their father’s roots and better understand his fractured relationship with their Musqueam mother, our feature film chronicles the little-known connection between Chinese immigrants and the Musqueam people, and explores their shared struggles today and in the past. Free, but registration is required as seating is limited. Brought to you by the UBC Equity & Inclusion Office and UBC Equity Ambassadors. 

Sign-up now and save your seat.


Get Connected: Queer + Trans Students Movie + Dinner Night

Wednesday, November 28, 5:00PM – 7:00PM

BC Hydro Theatre, Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability 

Come out for a movie and dinner night and connect with other Queer and/or Trans students and allies. Enjoy a dinner, and an exclusive screening of Finding by Love Intersections, followed by a Q&A discussion session with the filmmakers, Jen Sungshine and David Ng. Finding is a short film series about finding queer history, queer dance, queer disability language, queer sports, and queer family & hope. Free, but registration is required as seating is limited. Brought to you by the UBC Equity & Inclusion Office and UBC Equity Ambassadors. 

Sign-up now and save your seat.

Thank you,


Marko Pajalic  MA
Communications Manager
UBC Equity & Inclusion Office
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
2306 – 1874 East Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z1 Canada
Phone 604 827 2384
marko.pajalic@ubc.ca | 
http://www.equity.ubc.ca | http://www.equity.ok.ubc.ca