UBC Farm Workshops – Registration Open


The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems has opened registration for the first half of our 2019 workshop series!

The UBC Farm hosts a wide range of workshops covering everything from gardening to herbal medicine, making fiber, fermenting, foraging, and much more. This year, we have added several new workshops and brought back many favourites. All of our workshops are beginner friendly and open to everyone, so please share with your networks (attached are a poster and flyer)!

For more details and to register, visit http://ubcfarm.ubc.ca/workshops/ or view our list of workshops below.

Please sign up early, as popular workshops sell out; and workshops with insufficient registration are cancelled five days prior. To stay informed of new workshop offerings and other events at the UBC Farm, please sign up for our newsletterhttp://ubcfarm.ubc.ca/contact-us/ubc-farm-newsletter/

We hope to see you at the UBC Farm soon!




Seth Friedman, MS

Practicum Coordinator

Faculty of Land and Food Systems | Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm

The University of British Columbia | Unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Territory

3461 Ross Drive (location)

2357 Main Mall (mail) | Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4

Phone 604 822 5092 | Fax 604 822 6839

seth.friedman@ubc.ca | www.ubcfarm.ubc.ca


(I am currently working a Tues-Fri schedule.)

Competition Announcement: WorksafeBC Research Training Awards


Note: This competition is externally managed, so any student questions should be directed to WorksafeBC (contact information linked below).

WorksafeBC Research Training Awards

WorksafeBC Research Training Awards are designed to foster the development of occupational health and safety research among graduate students at the master’s and doctoral levels. These awards enable students to undertake full-time research training in B.C. — focusing on occupational illness, injury, and disability.  Research projects must address WorkSafeBC’s current research priorities to be eligible for consideration.

Value: $20,000 stipend and a $2,500 research and travel allowance

Duration: Master’s students receive one year of funding and doctoral students receive two years of funding. Recipients can apply to renew their grant for an additional year.

Application Deadline: March 22, 2019

For further information about the award, such as application procedures and eligibility requirements, please visit our weblink and WorksafeBC’s weblink.  Students with questions about this award opportunity should contact Worksafe directly.

Competition Announcements: CAGS Distinguished Dissertation Award and Governor General’s Gold Medal


CAGS / ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation AwardsINTERNAL DEADLINE – February 13, 2019

The CAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards recognize exceptional doctoral dissertations that make significant, original contributions to both the academic community and to Canadian society. There are two awards: one for engineering, medical sciences and natural sciences; and one for fine arts, humanities and social sciences.  Awards are offered through this spring’s competition for dissertations completed and accepted by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2018. The awards include a $1,500 prize, a Citation Certificate and travel expenses of up to $1,500 to attend the 2019 CAGS Annual Conference.

Each UBC graduate program may nominate one dissertation to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by 4:00pm on Friday, 22 February 2019.

For further information and nomination procedures, please visit: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/cagsproquest-distinguished-dissertation-awards

The contact at the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for this competition is Angela Rizzo (angela.rizzo@ubc.ca).

Governor General’s Gold MedalINTERNAL DEADLINE February 22, 2019

One gold medal is awarded to the student who has achieved the most outstanding academic record as a doctoral student. A second gold medal is awarded to the graduate student who has achieved most outstanding academic record as a Master’s student completing a thesis.  Students must have submitted the final copy of their thesis to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.  This is an opportunity to honour the best in the graduating class within the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, as there is only one award for more than 2,000 Master’s graduates and one award for more than 500 doctoral graduates. Medals are presented on behalf of the Governor General of Canada by participating educational institutions, along with a personalized certificate signed by the Governor General. There is no monetary award associated with the medals.

Please be aware of the deadline for the Governor General’s Gold Medal competition, which is open to nominations from all graduate programs at UBC via their Faculty Dean’s Office. Graduate programs must check with their respective Dean’s Office for their Faculty’s internal nomination deadline. Internal nomination deadlines are normally several weeks before the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies deadline.  The deadline for disciplinary Faculties to submit their nominations to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, 8 March 2019.

For further information and nomination procedures, please visit: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/governor-generals-gold-medal

The contact at the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for this competition is Joanne Tsui (joanne.tsui@ubc.ca).

Four NEW workshops | Meet Mohammad | Popular workshops return


Our just released UBC Library Research Commons Newsletter for February is below or if you prefer, you can view and share this link:


There are 4 new workshops this month which we hope may prove useful to your students!

Have a great month and thank you for your continued support of communications of the UBC Library Research Commons offerings.


Sarah Blay
Program and Administrative Assistant

Research Commons | Koerner Library

The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
219 – 1958 Main Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada
sarah.blay@ubc.ca | 604-822-6363

MFRE Seminar Feb 1, 2019


MFRE Speaker Series

Speaker: Dr. Michelle Corfield, SFU Aboriginal Business & Leadership
Date & Time: Friday February 1, 2019 3:30pm
Venue: MCML 160


About the Speaker: 

Michelle Corfield is an independent consultant specializing in process design, facilitation, research, and personal, community, and organizational development. Until recently, she held the position of Vice-President for the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council. Over the years she has served as a board member for various organizations and societies. Currently she is a board member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. She is one of the founding partners and designers of the BC Multi-Sectoral Leadership Initiative (weavingrelationships.org).


All are welcome!