Thesis Defense – Applied Animal Biology – PhD – Benjamin Lecorps


UBC – Faculty of Land and Food Systems Announces The Oral Examination for the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy (Applied Animal Biology)

Benjamin Lecorps

Assessing Mood Changes and Vulnerability to Stressors in Dairy Cattle”

2:00 PM on Tuesday, December 1, 2020




Chair: Dr. L. Holsti

Supervisory Committee:
Dr. M. von Keyserlingk – Supervisor
Dr. D. Weary – Committee member
Dr. Y. Lamers – Committee member

Defense Committee Composition
Dr. M. von Keyserlingk – Supervisor
Dr. D. Weary – Committee member
Dr. K. D. Craig – University Examiner
Dr. J. Vercammen – University Examiner

Call for Applications: WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards


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: January 29, 2021 at 4:00 pm PST

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

CTLT Winter Institute: Dec 14-17


I was hoping to enlist your support with promoting the upcoming online CTLT Winter Institute to Land and Food Systems. From December 14-17, 2020, UBC faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students are invited to a week of complimentary online professional development workshops during the mid-academic year to reflect on the impact their teaching, learning, and technological practices have on online student learning and experiences. The theme of the 2020 Winter Institute is, Sustainable, Inclusive & Thriving Online Teaching and Learning Communities.

For the first time, the Institute will also feature a multi-day program. Transitioning to Online Teaching: A Blended Approach is designed to explore different approaches to online teaching, and blend synchronous and asynchronous online components. December 15th is “Wellbeing Day” with sessions examining the wellbeing of educators and students amid the transition to remote teaching and learning.


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CGS-M: Approaching deadline and important reminders


The deadline for students to submit their CGS-Master’s applications via the Research Portal is 5 PM (PST) on Tuesday, 1 December 2020. This deadline is set nationally and is not flexible; UBC has no administrative authority/means to extend the deadline for applicants.

Unlike the Doctoral competition, CGS-M application materials cannot be revised after the deadline. Applicants are strongly encouraged to follow the application instructions and presentation standards when preparing their application.

Important reminders regarding transcripts:

  • The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies does not provide transcripts for award/scholarship applications.
  • The Transcript Checklist – Master’s covers questions related to transcript requirements.  The checklist is posted here:
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit up-to-date official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate studies via the Research Portal before the deadline. An application will be deemed ineligible if it does not include the up-to-date official transcripts required for determining grade point average (academic standing) in each of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent).
  • Transcripts cannot be updated or submitted separately after the deadline.

Important reminders regarding reference assessment forms:

  • Referees (faculty members) are strongly encouraged to complete their assessments and submit them via the Research Portal well in advance of the December 1 deadline (instructions).
  • Applicants cannot submit their application until the two reference assessment forms have been completed and submitted in the Research Portal. The deadline will not be extended for applicants who are unable to submit because of missing reference assessments.



Affiliated Fellowships-Master’s and CGS-M Competitions

UBC Affiliated Fellowships-Master’s

The UBC Affiliated Fellowships Master’s competition runs in concert with the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS-M; see below) competition. Approximately 50 fellowship with values ranging from $175 to $16,000 are offered through this competition. Current and prospective full-time UBC-Vancouver graduate students can apply regardless of citizenship or visa status. Students who are eligible for the CGS-M must submit a CGS-M application in order to additionally be considered for Affiliated funding.

Detailed Affiliated Fellowships-Master competition information with links to application and reference forms is available at:

Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS-M)

Applicants for Tri-Agency CGS-M competition must be domestic students (Canadian citizen or PR) who are applying for or enrolled in graduate studies anywhere in Canada. Each applicant can select up to 3 universities with the same application. To be considered for a CGS-M at UBC, they must select The University of British Columbia as one of the 3 available institutions.

Details about this award opportunity, including eligibility and evaluation criteria, are available at:

and on the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Graduate Studies at:

Students who apply for CGS-M awards will automatically be considered for open/un-restricted Affiliated Fellowships. To be considered for criteria-based Affiliated Fellowships, students should fill out and submit to their graduate programs the checklist available at:

UBC Deadlines for the Tri-Agency CGS-M / Affiliated Fellowships Master’s Competitions

Applicant deadline: 5:00 pm PST on Tuesday, 1 December 2020
Graduate program nomination deadline:  4:00 pm PST on Friday, 29 January 2021

Important notes:

  • Importance of the application deadline. CGS-M applications cannot be submitted or edited after the application deadline.  Late applications will be ruled ineligible.  The CGS-M application deadline is set nationally by the CGS-M funding agency and is not flexible.
  • Please ask for reference letters early and send the instructions to your referees

  • Check early if you have all of the official transcripts for all previous studies (including transfer credits).
  • Note that although the SISC academic history document is accepted for UBC CGS-M applications, it may not be accepted by other universities in Canada, so students applying elsewhere in addition to UBC should order official UBC transcripts.

It would help us greatly if applicants used the same email in their CGS-M Research Portal login as in eVision or SIS. This is absolutely not a requirement, but it helps route the applications to correct programs quicker after the application deadline.


GradUpdate – sessions on stats (correlations and linear regression), skills of communication, storytelling, and more…


In this issue, sessions on stats (correlations and linear regression), skills of communication, storytelling, and more…

Open Registration


Statistics IV: Correlations and Linear Regression
Thursday, Dec 3 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM


Seats still available


Career Professionalism (Mitacs Training)
Thursday, Nov 26 | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Learn more

Skills of Communication (Mitacs Training)
Hosted by the Postdoctoral Fellows Office | Wednesday, Dec 2 | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Learn more

Additional Events and Opportunities


The following highlights some upcoming events. Please find more on and


Intro to Markdown digital workflows
Monday, Nov 30 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM Learn more

Dissertations and Theses Formatting: Strategies For Successful Submission
Thursday, Dec 3 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM Learn more



Job Search Strategies
Tuesday, Dec 1 | 1:30 – 2:30 PM Learn more

Resume and Cover Letter
Thursday, Dec 3 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM Learn more



Systematic & Scoping Review Workshop Series: Tools, Screening Criteria, and Appraisal
Wednesday, Dec 2 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM Learn more


Community engagement and the teaching-intensive institution
Wednesday, Dec 2 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM Learn more


Visual Storytelling with Knight Lab
Tuesday, Dec 1 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM Learn more