It’s that time! Please remember to register for 2019S


Good morning!

As 2019 Summer Session registration is open, please take a few minutes to register for your thesis course (research-based students) or graduate project (professional programs).

Importance of registering

Student status at UBC is created by registering in at least one 3-credit course. The benefits and access points at UBC that are triggered upon registration include:

  • Obtaining a UBCcard
  • Access to the U-Pass (available to link to in mid-August for use starting Sept 1)
  • Assigning scholarships and awards
  • Signing up for a student email address (
  • Access to buildings (for example, authorized access to departments)
  • On-campus housing (Student Housing and Hospitality Services might seek clarification from any student who is eligible, but not registered, about their status before move in date).
  • International Students must be registered, unless on an official Leave of Absence, to comply with IRCC (Study Permit/Visa) regulations. Students who are not able to register, for whatever reason, should contact an international student advisor,, to ensure they are not compromising their status in Canada by not being registered.

Given registration is a pre-requisite to, essentially, be a UBC student, please register before the start of term.

Please don’t hesitate to ask me if you have any questions about registering.


MFRE Friday Seminar: March 29, 2019 – Susan Dong, Manager, Brand Communications, A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.


MFRE Speaker Series

Speaker: Susan Dong, Manager, Brand Communications, A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.

Date & Time: Friday March 29, 2019 3:30pm

Venue: MCML 160


About the Speaker:

Susan Dong is a professional storyteller with over a decade of experience specializing in direct to consumer and B2C sales and marketing. As the Manager of Brand Communications at A&W Canada, Susan is responsible for developing and implementing industry-leading integrated marketing campaigns across multiple media platforms to build and reinforce A&W’s brand positioning and help drive product differentiation and guest loyalty. She started her professional career as a door-to-door salesperson and earned her Bachelors of Science in Communications Studies- Mass Media and Bachelors of Arts in World Arts and Cultures at UCLA. After completing several internships at one of Hollywood’s largest film and TV studios, Susan jumped back into direct sales before pursuing her MBA at UBC Sauder, specializing in Product and Service Management. Susan’s passion for stories worth sharing is reflected in her work today as a brand communications expert- she is committed to building brands that matter. When she is not thinking about burgers and brands, Susan can be found running by the beach, reading stories about food, experimenting in her own kitchen, and adapting to life as a “cat person”.

All are welcome!

Kind regards,


Shristee Rahman  MFRE
Educational Researcher
Land and Food Systems | Master of Food and Resource Economics
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
348A-2357 Main Mall | Vancouver British Columbia | V6T 1Z4 Canada

ECOSCOPE Information Sessions – March 29, April 9




Dear ECOSCOPE faculty and trainees,


Please disseminate the following to your listservs and individuals who may be interested:


Dear UBC graduate students,


We are currently recruiting UBC graduate students from all faculties for ECOSCOPE’s 2019-2020 cohort! Our advanced training program bridges the gap between science and industry through education, networking with local entrepreneurs, and internships in industry. If you are interested in learning more about our program, please come to one of our information sessions or visit


The Ecosystem Services, Commercialization Platforms and Entrepreneurship (ECOSCOPE) industrial stream NSERC CREATE training program provides UBC students and post-docs with the skills needed to translate environmental sequence information derived from studying microbial communities in natural and engineered ecosystems into commercial and entrepreneurial activities.


Best wishes,



Jennifer Bonderoff, Ph.D

ECOSCOPE Network Coordinator
The University of British Columbia
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Life Sciences Institute
2505-2350 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3


GPS Update: Submitting your thesis + Steps for Planning your doctoral exam (with WEBINAR) + CGPSS Survey Reminder + More!


Make your voice heard and participate in the Canadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey (CGPSS)! Past CGPSS findings have been used to help better understand what the university is doing right, and to inform resource allocation decisions and needed change.  You have received a unique link by email to an online questionnaire, which should take approximately 30 minutes to complete. The CGPSS will be accessible until April 4, 2019.

Your voice is important! 

Registration is now open for:

Submitting Your Thesis, Thu, Apr 04 |09:30 to 10:30 |Event and registration details here

The Steps for Planning your Doctoral Exam, Thu, Apr 04 | 10:45 to 12:00 |Event and registration details here

Submitting Your Thesis (WEBINAR), Thu, Apr 04 |1 to 2 pm | Event and registration details here

The Steps for Planning your Doctoral Exam (WEBINAR), Thu, Apr 04 | 2:15 to 3:30 pm | Event and registration details here


Check out for other opportunities including:

Career Building

Visiting and Working in the US, Mar 27

Think of a Living: The Rise of the Knowledge Worker & Gig Economy (WEBINAR), Mar 26

Say ‘Yes’ to Success (WEBINAR), Apr 25


Work on Campus

Digital & Social Media Assistant in Office of Indigenous Education and Indigenous Teacher Education Program (NITEP); 8 hrs/week


Grad School Success

R for statistical analysis (Introduction), Mar 27

NVivo (Part 2) for Mac, Apr 2

Writing Community for Graduate Students, Apr 2, Apr 4

SPSS for statistical analysis (Introduction), Apr 3

R Study Group,  Apr 3 

Choose the right Citation Management Tool, Apr 4



Map the System UBC Final,  Mar 26


Please let me know if you have questions!
Thank you,


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