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Please find our UBC Library Research Commons October 2019 update for your students below. If you prefer to share a link, please find it here:


Your continued help in spreading the word about the UBC Library Research Commons is greatly appreciated!

Hope this message finds you all well and enjoying autumn at UBC.


Sarah Blay (she, her, hers)
Program Coordinator | UBC Library Research Commons
Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory

Walter C. Koerner Library | 455-1958 Main Mall | V6T 1Z2

MFRE Speaker Series: Steve Roosdahl, The Oppenheimer Group – October 4, 2019


This week’s guest for the MFRE Speaker Series is Steve Roosdahl from The Oppenheimer Group.

Topic: Fruits and Vegetables: Supply Chain and Sustainability

Date & Time: Friday, October 4, 3:00pm

Venue: MCML 160

The Oppenheimer Group is a marketer and distributor of fresh fruits & vegetables sourced from 27 countries supplying over 50 million cartons of fresh produce to retailers across North America. Steve is responsible for the operations, quality control, manufacturing, inventory control, and transportation departments providing efficient distribution through the supply chain. Prior to supply chain, Steve started with Oppenheimer in the IT department designing and implementing the software systems used to support the supply chain. Steve is a member of a number of industry committees with goals to resolve industry issues around technology, traceability and government policy, these committees include chair of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) Technology Committee, member of the CPMA Government Committee, chair of the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) Implementation Working Group, and Director of Produce Supply Industry Committee.

In this talk, Steve will discuss some of the top current topics in the industry, such as plastic packaging, food waste, food safety, labeling, traceability and much more.

Call for Applications: PEO scholarships


Attention: Women in PhD programs

Note: both of these awards are externally administered, so interested applicants should contact the PEO directly for any questions.

PEO Scholar Award


The PEO Scholar Awards are one-time, competitive, merit-based awards intended to recognize and encourage academic excellence and achievement by women in doctoral-level programs. These awards provide partial support for study and research.

Value: $15,000
Deadline: November 20*

*Deadline for a PEO chapter to nominate the applicant.  The first stage of the application requires the applicant to contact their local PEO chapter to be considered for a nomination, so interested applicants are recommended to start the application process several weeks before the November deadline.

PEO International Peace Scholarship


The International Peace Scholarship Fund, established in 1949, is a program which provides scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada.

Value: Up to $12,500
Deadline: December 15

Application procedures and eligibility requirements are outlined in the links above.

GPS Update: Stats webinar (data exploration) + Perfectionism + Supervision Theatre Workshops


Registration is now open for:

Statistics I: Data Exploration through Descriptive Statistics and Graphics (via Webinar) | Tues, Oct 08 | 10 AM – 12:00 PM | Register here

Overcoming Perfectionism | Thurs, Oct 10 | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Register here


There are still seats remaining in this week’s:

Mitacs Internship Info Session: Finding Non-academic Collaborations to Advance Your Career | Oct 1 | 5:30 – 7 pm | Register here

The Steps of Planning your Doctoral Exam| Oct 3 | In-Person: 10:30 – 11:45 am | Webinar: 1:30 – 2:45 pm


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


Graduate School Success

Graduate Supervision and Wellbeing Workshop Theatre Performances (various Oct,Nov dates including sessions for staff and faculty, see attached poster), call for facilitators and attendees

Visit a Graduate Wellness Peer, fall drop-in hours (various days, times)

Call for Editors and Writers for ISGP magazine

Master’s Writing Retreat |Oct 8 | 10 AM – 4 PM

Intro to Web Maps | Oct 10 | 1 – 3 PM

Lay Summaries: Writing Workshop | Oct 11 | 10 AM – 12 PM


Career Building

Gov’t of Canada Recruitment of Policy Leaders Info Session | Oct 8 | 12:30 PM
Career Days | Oct 8 & 9

Employer On Campus: CGG | Oct 10 | 12 – 2  PM

alumniUBC’s Job Seeker to Industry Professional Networking Event | Oct 16 | 6 – 9 PM


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
jacqui.brinkman@ubc.ca | @ubcgradschool


BCIA Scholarship


BC Institute of Agrologists Scholarships

Agrologists!  Do you know a student attending a BC post-secondary agrology-related program?

To support future agrologists in achieving their career in agrology, the BC Institute of Agrologists awards up to two $1500 scholarships annually.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Scholarship applicants must be:

  • enrolled in a degree program in a recognized British Columbia post-secondary institute
  • enrolled in 3rd or 4th undergraduate degree program or a post-graduate (Masters) program
  • full-time or part-time (no fewer than 2 courses)
  • enrolled in a program of study related to agrology
  • a student member or member of BCIA  (Complete student member application at https://www.bcia.com/members/student-membership )
  • Canadian or permanent resident of Canada
  • B+ average academic achievement in previous 2 years(minimum of 15 courses) of post-secondary degree studies

Application for the 2019 BCIA Scholarships is from July 1, 2019 to October 15, 2019.

For more information on how to apply, go to Scholarships


Tuesday, October 15, 201