Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference (Calgary)


Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference (Calgary) – apply for a student sponsorship by Feb. 3!

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The LFS Deans Office will sponsor one student to attend the 2020 Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference, March 23 & 24, at the Hyatt Regency Downtown in Calgary, Alberta.

You must apply online before February 3, 2020 for consideration. This is open to female undergraduate and graduate students in Land and Food Systems. Online applications will be reviewed by a selection committee, and the student who best explains how attending the conference will benefit her career objective will be selected.

The student-sponsorship will include the following:

  • Two nights’ accommodations (Sunday and Monday) at the Hyatt Regency in Calgary
  • Your registration fee to attend AWC West 2020
  • The LFS Deans Office will also pay travel costs to & from Calgary, Alberta to attend the conference

COMPLETE STUDENT APPLICATION FORM and review full details at

The application includes uploading a video (up to 3 minutes). If you have any questions during the application process, email or

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For AWC 2020 conference details, visit


Karen Lee
Director of Marketing and Communications
Faculty of Land and Food Systems | University of British Columbia
Phone 604 827 5297 | Cell 604 312 6343


Part-Time Opportunity for Graduate Students


The Center for Accessibility at UBC is looking to hire several graduate students as part-time invigilators this term. This job is tailored for Masters and PhD students without upcoming exams: the scheduling is highly flexible (you can work as little or as much as you want) and there are opportunities for you to interact with a diverse graduate student population at UBC. The Center for Accessibility is also conveniently located in Brock Hall, which is a 2-minute walk from the bus loop.

The application, along with more detailed information about the position, can be found by logging into UBC CareersOnline:

–          The Center for Accessibility: Exam Invigilator/Proctor // Job ID: 874811

Those interested in applying, can visit > Click on student/alumni > login using your CWL and password > In the search box type “exam invigilator”. They should apply with their cover letter and resume clearly indicating their experience and interest in this position.

Application deadline: January 18th, 2020

Best regards,



Goodness Adesokan, B.Tech, MFRE

Exam Coordinator | Center for Accessibility

The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
1203-1874 East Mall | Vancouver British Columbia | V6T 1Z1 Canada

New Belfer Center research fellowship opportunity: Agriculture and Energy Policy


The Belfer Center’s Environment and Natural Resources Program is recruiting post-doctoral fellows to contribute to a new research project exploring the role of agriculture policy and practice in the transition to a low-carbon energy system. Fellows will be part of a larger cohort of research fellows working on energy, environment, and climate policy.

I’d appreciate your help in sharing this announcement with PhD students looking for a post-doc position next year.

More information about the program and how to apply can be found here:

Thank you,


Amanda Sardonis

Associate Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Harvard Kennedy School


RES 500C: Advanced Topics in Conservation Biology


***New course announcement – two seats available***

There are two slots open still for any students interested in signing up for this new course: .You may contact the instructor to be placed on a waiting list is the course fills up (

RES 500C:  Advanced Topics in Conservation Biology

Instructor: Dr. Claire Kremen

2019W, Term 2

View the syllabus here

Course Description

This course is a graduate level seminar with lecture and discussion covering advanced topics in conservation of biological diversity.   We will read a mixture of foundational as well as recent papers covering a range of current topics within Conservation Biology.  One of the most exciting aspects of the course is that students will have the opportunity to work in interdisciplinary teams on an active conservation project, commissioned by international and local NGOs (for example, World Wildlife Fund and Delta Wildlife Farmland Trust).   Students will prepare deliverables that will help these organizations in their current on-the-ground work, under the guidance of the instructor and the project lead(s) from respective NGOs.  Group projects represent an exciting and unique opportunity to learn while contributing to conservation, and can lead to future projects or co-authored publications, resumé-building and networking.  Students will also gain experience leading discussions and developing interactive class exercises.

 All graduate students with some background in ecology and a strong interest in conservation are welcome.  Students with any prior experience in GIS, statistics, economics, decision support tools, data science OR other quantitative skills, and/or background in policy, business, planning and social sciences, are also particularly encouraged to enroll.  



MFRE Speaker Series: Christie Stephenson, Executive Director of Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics, UBC Sauder


Happy new years! I hope you all had a wonderful break over the holidays.

This week’s guest for the MFRE Speaker Series is Christie Stephenson, Executive Director of Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at UBC Sauder Business School.

Please share and distribute it as you deem appropriate. Thank you.

Topic: Impact and Ethical Investing

Date & Time: Friday, January 10, 3:00 pm

Venue: MCML 160

Christie Stephenson has been the Executive Director of the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics since joining UBC Sauder in 2016. She previously spent more than 15 years at leading Canadian responsible and impact investing firms and has more than two decades of diverse board experience. She currently serves on the boards of Canadian Business for Social Responsibility and the UBC Staff Pension Plan, as well as the governance committee at BlueShore Financial, and as a Climate Governance Expert of the Canadian Climate Law Initiative. Her talk will address how evolving social and environmental expectations of business represent new risks and opportunities for both companies and society.