LFS Community Meeting


The Community Meeting for LFS faculty, staff and students will take place on Thursday Feb 21, 2019 at 12:00-1:00 in MCML 160, MacMillan Building. Coffee and cookies will be provided.

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12:00-12:10   Dean’s update
12:10-12:30   First-year LFS students’ experiences – Candice Rideout
12:30-1:00     Learning Centre Strategic Plan feedback – Cyprien Lomas

Call for Applications – UBC Sustainability Scholars (paid summer internships)


Call for Applications – UBC Sustainability Scholars (paid summer internships) 

The UBC Sustainability Scholars Program is pleased to offer UBC graduate students the opportunity to work in funded sustainability internship projects.

We are currently accepting applications for over 65 diverse and interesting internship opportunities. The program runs from April 29 through August 12 and current UBC graduate students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply. Applications close midnight Monday February 25.

Successful candidates work under the guidance of a mentor from one of our partner organizations, and are immersed in real world learning where they can apply their research skills and contribute to advancing the organization’s sustainability goals. Each Scholar receives $21 per hour to complete 250 to 500 hours of work (check the project description to confirm the number of hours and relevant deadlines).

For more information on the available projects and to apply, visit our Student Opportunities page.

We also appreciate your help in circulating this notice to anyone in your grad student network that may be interested!
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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 | karen.taylor@ubc.ca | www.sustain.ubc.ca



Student Poster Competition


The Pacific Regional Society of Soil Science (PRSSS) invites you to attend its annual Spring Workshop and AGM which will be held on March 30, 2019 at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus. The theme of this year’s workshop is ‘Frontiers in Soil Science’. The workshop will feature several exciting talks from the expert soil scientists who are conducting cutting edge research and an afternoon session with technology demonstrations and related discussions.

There will also be a Student Poster Competition with cash prizes for the top 3 posters. For more information and to register go to the event page on our website.

Please register by March 18!


We hope to see you at the workshop!

– The PRSSS Executive Committee


GSS NEWS: Nominate yourself for election | Enjoy Craft Beer with Friends | February events


Last Chance to Nominate Yourself for Election!

Nominations are OPEN until Friday 15th February for our four executive positions and two student senator roles

  • President
  • VP Academic and University Affairs
  • VP External
  • VP Students
  • Senator

By standing for election you can play a key role in shaping the future of the society and the University. Even if you are not standing for election you can get involved by attending our debates, engaging with candidates and making your views heard by voting.

Our elections  pages give all the info you need or you can find out about nominations here.


Enjoy craft beer with friends

March 7th

Sign up for this new event series where grads can socialize, taste, and toast a variety of craft beer and cider! Each event features up to 7 select craft beers and 2 ciders.

Sample established favourites and find unique new flavours while mingling with fellow grad students. Conveniently located on campus in the GSS Loft.



Career Launchpad and Professional Headshots

March 13th

The GSS, in collaboration with the Centre for Student Involvement and Careers (CSIC), brings you an afternoon of activities designed to enhance your career and jumpstart your post-graduate success with a new headshot and polished job search skills.



Move with the GSS
Part of the Move UBC university-wide campaign!

Ditch the Workout, Join the Party! Shake away the stress from your studies through dance and aerobic movements choreographed to energetic music.



Only Yes Means Yes: Workshop

New Date: Feb 26th


This interactive workshop will get participants talking and learning about how the criminal justice system defines and deals with sexual assault, and what’s required under the law for sexual consent.



Community Announcements

SPIN Workshop

Become a Sustainability Scholar

We are currently accepting applications for over 65 UBC Sustainability Scholars (including Greenest City Scholars) internships that will commence April 29. Current full-time UBC graduate students from all academic disciplines are eligible to apply.

Successful candidates work under the mentorship of a partner organization, and are immersed in real world learning where they can apply their research skills and contribute to advancing organizational sustainability goals. Applications close midnight Monday February 25


In conversation with Professor Wade Davis

The School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) has partnered with the Vancouver Writers Fest to invite UBC students, staff, and faculty to join award-winning author and environmentalist Barry Lopez in conversation with Professor Wade Davis on the evening of March 25th at the Granville Island Stage.

Lopez’s new book, Horizon, is being called one of the most important non-fiction books of the decade. Many of you may know Wade Davis, Professor of Anthropology and the BC Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk at UBC.

Students can purchase discounted tickets for $15 under the “Youth” category with ID presented at the event. Regular tickets are $25.



Centre for Student Involvement and Careers

Graduate Student Career Activation Project

The CSIC wants to know how graduate students can activate their careers, and we have funds available to help you try stuff out. Dream big, or dive deep: whether it’s the cost of printing business cards to support your networking, enhancing your French language skills to prepare for a career in the federal government, or paying membership fees to join a professional association, submit a proposal for a career development experience that you believe will get you one step closer to your goals. Each student may apply for funding of any amount up to $1000.

Once you’ve activated, we’ll work with you to develop an appropriate artefact (video interview, blog, etc.) so that your experience can be shared with other UBC graduate students and the university community.

Check out the website for details on how to apply

3rd annual UBC PAW Animal Welfare Conference


The UBC Pre-Vet and Animal Welfare (PAW) club is happy to present its 3rd annual UBC PAW Animal Welfare Conference! This year’s conference has a focus on “Wildlife Management and Conservation”, with five renowned speakers joining to share their expertise. The 2019 UBC PAW Animal Welfare Conference looks to shed more light on human-wildlife interactions and how an individual may personally impact wildlife welfare in their day-to-day life.

This year’s conference will be held at the Graduate Student Society Loft in the AMS Nest (RM 4202) on March 8th from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Our speakers include professors from the University of British Columbia and University of Calgary, as well has animal health care professionals from the Vancouver Aquarium, and a representative from the BC SPCA. Each speaker has had experience working with wildlife and are longtime advocates for wildlife welfare.

More information can be found at: https://ubcpawawc.wixsite.com/awc2019
Tickets can be purchased at:


Rebecca Juan

Promotions/Marketing Coordinator

UBC Animal Welfare Conference Committee 

m: 778-889-9777

e: ubcpaw.awc@gmail.com