Esri Canada Scholarship 2020


Please help us disseminate Esri Canada Scholarship award opportunity to interested applicants by email and by displaying the attached poster (11 x 17) in your departments.   Award recipient receive:

  • $ 2,000 Funding
  • ArcGIS Software
  • Books
  • Training
  • Networking Opportunities


Deadline is on Monday, February 24, 2020.

Thank you and warm regards,

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop WAITLIST for Feb 1, 2 & 8, 2020 OPENS DEC 16!


The waitlist for the Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) for February 1, 2 & 8, 2020 opens on December 16, 2019.

The ISW is a three-day, fully participatory, and peer-based professional development workshop for graduate students that is beneficial to both new and experienced instructors. The ISW is an internationally recognized program and participants who successfully complete the workshop will receive a certificate of completion and a transcript notation. Participants will have the opportunity to teach three mini-lessons to a group of students, receive critical feedback on their teaching, provide feedback to their peers, and reflect on their teaching practices. For more information, visit the ISW Network official site.

IMPORTANT: The workshop runs from 8:15am-5:00pm. Please note you must attend all three days for the complete duration of the workshop, i.e. the entire 24-hour workshop.

To register for the February 1, 2 & 8, 2020 please sign up here:

Waitlist registration will close on Wednesday January 29 at 4:30 pm. By clicking this link, you are signing up for the WAITLIST only,  this DOES NOT register you for the workshop. Graduate ISWs at UBC are in high demand. To create an equitable registration process all graduate students who register for an ISW will first be enrolled on a waitlist, from which participants are randomly selected. If a participant has registered for more than one ISW waitlist, their name will appear more frequently when generating the participant list, giving them a higher chance of being selected for an ISW. IF you are accepted into the workshop, you will be contacted by our office to confirm your registration. For more information and a list of all upcoming sessions visit:

Elisa Herman
Event Coordinator
Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
214-1961 East Mall  | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z1 Canada
Phone 604 827 4871 | @UBC_CTLT

Sustainability Scholars Program Information Session Announcement


I am holding an information session for graduate students thinking of applying to participate in the summer 2020 UBC Sustainability Scholars Program.

During the session, I will provide general information about the program and application procedures. In addition, former scholars and mentors that have participated in the program will be there to answer questions and offer advice.

Could you share this announcement with your students and encourage them to register using the link below? I have also attached a pdf poster for you to distribute or print and a JPG for you to use as appropriate.

Thanks in advance for supporting the UBC Sustainability Scholars Program.

Best wishes for a relaxing winter break!

– Karen


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UBC Sustainability Scholars Program Information Session

Are you a UBC graduate student?

Are you interested in . . .

  • applying your research skills to solving real-world sustainability questions and challenges?
  • getting paid while gaining valuable professional work experience?
  • developing applied sustainability skills and knowledge under the guidance of a mentor?
  • building a professional network of sustainability practitioners?

If this describes you, please attend the UBC Sustainability Scholars information session on Monday January 13 at 5:00 pm. At this session representatives from several of our partner organizations will speak about the kinds of opportunities Scholars can have while working in the program. We will also have former scholars and mentors there to answer your questions about what you can expect as a Scholar and what kinds of opportunities the program offers in terms of skills and job prospects.

When: Monday January 13, 2020 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Where: CIRS Building, 2260 West Mall, UBC Campus, BC Hydro Theatre (main floor)

Register Here

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Karen Taylor 

Program Manager | UBC Sustainability Initiative

The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory

Room 2343, 2260 West Mall Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4

Phone 604 822-9362 | |

In the News – Hadis Mozaffari, PhD student in HUNU


BCDRN Trainee Spotlight: Hadis Mozaffari, PhD candidate

in News, Trainee Profile

Our BCDRN trainee profile this winter is Hadis Mozaffari, a PhD Student in Human Nutrition at the University of British Columbia, in Annalijn Conklin’s lab. She recently presented her research entitled “Does eating a more varied diet lead to better health? Findings from a systematic review” at Vancouver Diabetes Research Day 2019.

More details here:

Congratulations Hadis!

MFRE News Post: Learning to trade futures through a global competition


The MFRE program has just published a new post highlighting our summer Graduating Projects.

We are delighted to share a few of our news and stories with the LFS Community. If appropriate, please feel free to share our latest post with faculty and students.

Learning to trade futures through a global competition

Thank you!

Paulina Gonzalez Miranda  MFRE
Educational Researcher
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus| Musqueam Traditional Territory