[SDSN Global] Ready to take Climate Action?


The SDG Academy is once again running its popular online course Climate Action: Solution for a Changing Planet–and this time, we’re on edX!

Climate Action is a free 10-week course taught by leading researchers and experts leading the fight against climate change. Each week, thousands of students from around the world will learn about emerging solutions and debate best approaches for climate action. Class starts January 28. Enroll now!

And don’t forget to spread the word! Visit the SDG Academy on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn for posts you can share to your networks.

Questions? Email climateaction@sdgacademy.org.


Volunteering Opportunity for Feb


Burnaby South Science Fair

Burnaby South Secondary School is holding its 17th Annual Science Fair on Thursday February 7th. We are looking for 30 judges to help evaluate high school science projects! No previous experience is required and volunteers will be provided with training packages to help out!  Volunteers will be reimbursed for travel costs and breakfast and lunch will be provided. Come help make this year another success!

When: Feb 7, 2019 8:00AM – 3:00PM (Contact organizer about shift options)
Where: Burnaby South Secondary (5455 Rumble St, Burnaby, BC)


Interested volunteers should contact Lili Ana Wong (lili.wong@burnabyschools.ca) directly.



TedED Conference: Encounters

The TEdEd Conference is a student-run conference who hope to inspire youth to think about ideas that change the world and their future in it. The conference aims to provide students with an interactive platform to explore and discover their passion and interests including having organizations such as Let’s Talk Science discuss the possibilities in the STEM fields. Join us at the Let’s Talk Science booth, engaging students in science activities.

When: Feb 16, 2019 11:30AM – 1:30PM
Where: Ismaili Jamatkhana & community centre (4000 May Drive, Richmond)


Interested volunteers please sign up here (https://goo.gl/forms/xYsYtTdIWwd2zYy33) or contact Evelyn at community@ubclts.com.



Tech-up Showcase at Science World

The Tech-Up Showcase, happening on Family Day (Feb 18), is a celebration of Tech-Up, Science World’s initiative to support teachers and students to develop coding and computational teaching skills. Let’s talk science will be hosting a booth at this event to showcase technology based hands-on science activities and we are looking for keen volunteers to help facilitate activities at the booth throughout the day.

When: Feb 18, 2019 9:30AM – 6:00PM (Shifts available, see sign-up form)
Where: Science World (1455 Quebec St, Vancouver, BC)

Who: All ages


Interested volunteers please sign up here (https://goo.gl/forms/KgO18ODuU3MxMAk42) or contact Evelyn at community@ubclts.com.


Day of Science

Carson Graham Secondary is running an event called the Day of Science and have invited Let’s Talk Science to help facilitate their workshop on electrical circuits on Feb 23 at the North Vancouver Public Library. Training material will be provided beforehand.

When: Feb 23, 2019 1:00PM – 2:30PM
Where: North Vancouver City Library (120 W 14th Street, North Vancouver)

Who: Grades 4-7

What: Electrical circuits workshop


Interested volunteers please sign up here (https://goo.gl/forms/BIgLwdPul9kbROU02) or contact Evelyn at community@ubclts.com.




Thank you,



Community Events Coordinator


Email: community@ubclts.com

Website: www.ubclts.com

Twitter: @ubclts

Congratulations to Akshit Puri and Kiran Padda!


2018-2019 International Soils Meeting | January 6-9, 2019 | San Diego, CA

UBC Soil Science Graduate Students Akshit Puri and Kiran Preet Padda working with Dr. Chris Chanway won the following awards at the International Soils Meeting in San Diego earlier this month:

Akshit Puri – First Place Award in the 5-minute Rapid Fire Oral and Poster session of the Forest, Range and Wildland Soils Division

Kiran Preet Padda – First Place Award in the Soils in Ecological Restoration Poster session of the Forest, Range and Wildland Soils Division

Congratulations to Akshit and Kiran for this achievement!


GMCA Industry Showcase: Consulting


The Graduate Management Consulting Association is proud to be hosting an Industry Showcase for careers in Consulting, January 30th from 6:30-7:30PM at the Henry Angus Building (Room TBA). Come and hear directly from consultants the rewards and challenges of consulting and  how you can prepare yourself for a career in consulting! Sign up now!

We look forward to seeing you there!







Thesis Defense – PhD – AANB


UBC – Faculty of Land and Food Systems Announces

The Oral Examination for the Degree of


(Applied Animal Biology)



Using Behaviour to Identify Sickness and to Evaluate Treatment in Ill Transition Dairy Cows”

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at  9:00 am
Room 350 – MacMillan Building, 2357 Main Mall

Latecomers will not be admitted 



Prof Geoff Hammond (Reproductive and Developmental Sciences)

Supervisory Committee:

Research Supervisor: Prof Marina Von Keyserlingk (AANB)

Committee Member: Prof Daniel Weary (AANB)

Committee Member: Prof David Kitts (FOOD)

University Examiners:

University Examiner: Prof William K Milsom (Neuroscience)

University Examiner: Prof David G Fraser (AANB)

Everyone is welcome