Call for Papers: 23rd Annual Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference: Innovation, Law & Policy, May 1 & 2, 2019, Peter A. Allard School of Law


On behalf of the Organizing Committee for the 23rd Annual UBC Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Conference, please find attached the call for papers for this year’s conference entitled “Innovation in Law and Policy”, the conference will be held at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, UBC Vancouver campus on May 1 and 2, 2019.

Call for Papers – 23rd Annual Interdiscplinary Graduate Conference Innovation, Law & Policy January 29, 2019

The Organizing Committee would be grateful if you would forward the call and the following email to all graduate students in your respective graduate program(s).  Thanks for your help.


Kind regards,

Joanne Y. Chung

Graduate Program Advisor, Research-based LL.M. and Ph.D. Programs

Peter A. Allard School of Law

The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus

Allard Hall, Room 149

1822 East Mall | Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z1

Phone 604 822 6449 | Fax 604 822 9486



Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences (CEPLAS) PhD Student Summer School – May 2019


The Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences (CEPLAS) – a cooperation of the University of Cologne, the University of Duesseldorf, the Max-Planck-Institute for Plant Breeding Research and the Forschungszentrum Jülich – is organising in cooperation with Washington State University, Michigan State University and UC Davis the

“Transatlantic Summer School – Frontiers in Plant Sciences”
in Maria in der Aue (near Cologne, Germany) held between 27 to 31 May 2019.

This is an excellent opportunity for PhD students to get an insight into the latest developments in plant science, present their own research and to network with colleagues and renowned plant scientists.

The fee for the whole programme incl. accommodation and full board is EUR 145. Travel costs are not included.
Further details can be found at the CEPLAS website: and the attached poster.

We should be very grateful if you could circulate the poster in your department/School and put it on your noticeboard.
For any further questions, please e-mail

Yours sincerely
Andreas Weber (Speaker CEPLAS)
Stan Kopriva (Organizer Summer School and Co-Speaker CEPLAS)

Comms Toolkit: CIRTL Summer Teaching Institute


The Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) is a network of research-intensive universities interested in improving undergraduate teaching through graduate student and postdoc training.

From June 10–14, 2019, UBC Vancouver will host the second international CIRTL Summer Teaching Institute, a five-day teaching intensive that combines theory and practice. Learn more:


The CIRTL Summer Teaching Institute is open to graduate students and postdocs from UBC and other CIRTL Network Institutions.


  • The CIRTL Summer Teaching Institute takes place June 10–14, 2019. Registration is now open.
  • This five-day teaching intensive is open to grad students and postdocs and a certificate of completion will be awarded.
  • Discover approaches that establish and maintain an inclusive learning environment at the 2019 CIRTL Summer Teaching Institute.


  • Are you a grad student or postdoc interested in improving undergraduate education? The @cirtlnetwork Summer Teaching Institute is a five-day teaching intensive at #UBC from June 10–14. Learn more:
  • #UBC will be hosting the second international @cirtlnetwork Summer Teaching Institute! This five-day teaching intensive combines evidence, theory, and practice for improving education. Open to grad students and postdocs. Register:



Passionate about improving undergraduate STEM education? The CIRTL Summer Institute, June 10–14, brings together grad students and postdocs from across the CIRTL Network for a five-day teaching intensive at UBC. Learn more and register:



Graduate students and postdocs who are interested in improving undergraduate education are invited to the CIRTL Summer Teaching Institute, June 10–14, at UBC. This five-day teaching intensive combines an emphasis on learning evidence and theory-based approaches to teaching and learning with the opportunity to apply those theories in practice using an experiential learning based lesson planning approach. To learn more and register, visit:



A digital sign promoting the CIRTL Summer Institute is available under the file name: 2019-6-10-cirtl-ctlt.jpg. Please feel free to add this to your playlist.

Thank you,


Sukhi Ghuman
Marketing & Events Manager
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 4816 | Cell 604 315 2599 | @UBC_CTLT |

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Keith Gilmore Foundation Scholarships


The Keith Gilmore Foundation, established in 1987, offers up to $34,000 in scholarships to worthy applicants enrolled in secondary and post-secondary education in the fields of agriculture, agricultural journalism and veterinary medicine. Students must be Canadian citizens but can apply to a University or College outside of Canada.

Keith Gilmore Foundation Scholarships

Kind regards,



Lia Maria Dragan

Graduate Programs Office

Faculty of Land and Food Systems The University of British Columbia

344-2357 Main Mall | Vancouver BC Canada V6T 1Z4

Phone 604.822.8373 | Fax 604.822.4400 /

Community Scientist Opportunity


Science World’s Community Scientist Initiative (CSI) is once again looking for scientists, researchers and other science-based professionals with a keen interest in engaging with public audiences, to become science communicators and ambassadors. This initiative is designed to engage community volunteers and partners with deep expertise in science and technology in providing regular opportunities for our visitors to explore the research and work of local passionate professionals.

I have attached the current recruitment poster and have included a link to the full description of the opportunity below. Please share this information with any graduate students, colleagues, associations or clubs you think may be appropriate and interested in learning more about this opportunity.

We are recruiting scientists and researchers to participate in 2 professional engagement workshops in the end of April and will have another intake planned for the fall of 2019. I am happy to provide more detail about the workshop series format and timing should anyone require it.

CSI Recruitment Poster Feb 2019

Thank you for passing this exciting opportunity along.

Kind wishes,


Friderike Moon, PhD | Manager of STEAM Mentor Initiatives | Science World British Columbia
(pronouns she/ her/ hers)
t 604-443-7551 or 1-800-363-1611 | f 604-443-7430 |
TELUS World of Science | 1455 Quebec St | Vancouver, BC | Canada V6A 3Z7