DON’T MISS OUT!!! Call for Abstracts – LFS Grad Student Conference






The 5th annual Land and Food Systems Graduate Student Conference is currently accepting abstracts for our one-day conference on Friday, March 16th, 2018. This conference will include a plenary address, and both poster and oral presentations with associated competitions with cash awards. 

All graduate students within the Faculty of Land and Food Systems are eligible to present any part of their research. Whether you are preparing to defend, or are just getting started and would like to give a proposal presentation, the floor is yours! 

Participation in this event is an ideal way to hone your presentation skills in an open academic environment, prepare for other conferences, and add to your CV. Come share your research alongside other graduate students in our diverse faculty with professors and students from across campus. 

More information on this conference, as well as Abstract Submission and Conference Registration is available online at 

Abstracts are due by midnight on Sunday, February 11th. 

Questions? Feel free to contact us at

Faculty of Land and Food Systems Graduate Student Council

Let’s Talk Science Climate Action Mentors Recruitment


Worried about Climate Change? Want to use your science background to make an impact?
We’ve got you covered with the Climate Action Mentors program with Let’s Talk Science and Be the Change Earth Alliance.
Who: Any undergraduate, graduate or post-doc student who’s passionate about making change!
What: We’re delivering our same awesome hands-on science methods with a social action twist for youth around Vancouver. All you’ll be required to do is deliver a 1-2 hour workshop! Training is provided!
When: Training is happening ASAP (with free food!), but the workshop can be anytime over the next few months.
Just email to sign up, or for more details!

Thank you!

Executive Coordinator Let’s Talk Science UBC

climate action mentors poster

Climate Action Mentors Program

Training will be provided! Email to sign up!

Let’s Talk Science and Be the Change Earth Alliance | 


Equity Enhancement Fund: Call for Proposals


The UBC Equity & Inclusion Office is now accepting applications for the 2018 Equity Enhancement Fund. The fund supports collaborative projects that engage campus communities towards a more equitable, inclusive and welcoming UBC. Funding is available for projects up to $25,000 and is open to students, staff and faculty. To learn more about the application criteria, please visit The deadline for applications is February 28.

You are also invited to learn more and help recognize last year’s projects at the Showcase + Info Session on February 13 at 12:30 at the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability. Presenters include members from the Indigenous Collective on CiTR, Forestry Diversity Crew, Faculty of Education, and Faculty of Medicine. Free but registration is required as refreshments will be provided. A Proposal Writing Workshop is taking place on February 15 to facilitate applications. 

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 | |

2018 Spring Graduation Schedule Confirmed & Online


This is to confirm that the final Spring 2018 graduation schedule has now been posted here on the website. 

Thank you so much for your help and your flexibility with this year’s changes. 

At present, students are still applying to graduate and to attend their ceremony. You are welcome to refer them to the graduation checklist for more information on what they need to do to graduate as well as deadlines for applications, gown and ticket reservations: 

Thanks again and our office will likely be in touch soon for nominations for student speakers and for volunteer staff and faculty to assist as marshals and ushers. 

With best regards,


Melissa Picher Kelly

Academic Events Manager | Ceremonies & Events Office | The University of British Columbia | Phone 604 822 5414 | Cell 604 649 0102 | 204-2029 West Mall, Ponderosa B | Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z2 |

LFS Community Meeting



LFS Community Meeting with Andrew Szeri

We are delighted to welcome Andrew Szeri to our next Community Meeting on Thursday, February 22 at 12-1 pm in FNH 60.  This is a great opportunity to share any issues and/or challenges with our new Provost and Vice-President, Academic. RSVP: by Feb 16 .  Pizza lunch will be provided.  Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.  If you would like to be included on the agenda, please contact Rebecca Lee at