Last Call – Recruiting for Food Tasting Trial at FNH



We at the UBC Food Science Program are developing plant-based dairy alternatives. We are recruiting for a consumer food tasting trial at FNH building that will take approximately 30 minutes of your time. Sessions will run on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 and on Wednesday April 1, 2020. To compensate for your time, you will be rewarded with a $10 gift card.

To participate, please provide us with the permission to use your email address on the link below before Sunday, March 15, 2020. We will then send you a further questionnaire designed to help us determine whether you are eligible to participate.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Anubhav Pratap Singh at

Hope to see you there.


Food Process Engineering Laboratory        

Food, Nutrition and Health

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4



No on-leave fees for students effective January 2020


On February 14, 2020 UBC’s Board of Governors approved the discontinuation of on-leave fees for graduate students, retroactively effective as of January 1, 2020 (see attached proposal). Students who have paid on-leave fees for this term should contact Financial Services in Brock Hall to arrange a refund.


Our website and form have been updated to reflect this change.

Kind regards,

Max Read
Associate Director, Student Academic Services
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies | Office of the Dean and Vice-Provost
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
170-6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada
Phone 604 822 0283 |

Call for Proposals: International Policy Ideas Challenge 2020


International Policy Ideas Challenge 2020

The objective of the International Policy Ideas Challenge program is to draw on the network of talented Canadian graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and early-career civil society researchers to identify concrete, innovative solutions to emerging international policy challenges faced by Canada.  The program offers applicants a chance to test their skills at translating academic expertise into policy language and insights.  Ten winners will be given several months to consult with Global Affairs Canada “client” divisions and further develop their proposals into longer policy briefs, which will then be presented to Government of Canada officials in a day-long Ideas Symposium, hosted by Global Affairs Canada in Ottawa in late Fall 2020.

Each proposal should outline a trend or dynamic affecting Canadian foreign policy that applicants believe needs additional study. Proposals should sketch out preliminary policy recommendations bridging at least two of the three policy areas under Global Affairs Canada’s mandate – foreign policy, trade, and international assistance.

Ten winning proposals will receive $3,000 each (regardless of whether the proposal is submitted by an individual or a team). In addition to the award, a modest travel supplement will be provided for winners from outside the National Capital Region to facilitate the in-person participation of the lead researcher in the Ideas Symposium. Only the lead researcher is eligible for the monetary award and travel supplement.

Application deadline: April 17, 2020

For more information, including eligibility requirements and application procedures, please see the webpage:

Note: This award is externally administered by SSHRC and Global Affairs Canada, so questions should be directed to:

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies – Faculty & Staff website (

Thesis Defense – SOIL – PhD – Siddhartho Shekhar Paul


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

Doctor of Philosophy (SOIL Science)

Siddhartho Shekhar Paul

Digital Soil Mapping to Enhance Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in the Lower Fraser Valley Using Remote Sensing

4:00 PM on Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Room 203, Graduate Student Centre (6371 Crescent Road) 


Chair: Dr. Loretta Li 

Supervisory Committee:
Dr. S. Smukler – Supervisor
Dr. M. Krzic – Committee member
Dr. N. Coops  – Committee member
Dr. M. Johnson – Committee member

Defense Committee Composition
Dr. S. Smukler – Supervisor
Dr. M. Krzic – Committee member
Dr. N. Coops  – Committee member
Dr. L. Lavkulich – University examiner
Dr. C. Prescott – University examiner

Everyone is welcome

MFRE Speaker Series: Dale Bracewell, Transportation in Vancouver Towards 2040


This week’s guest for the MFRE Speaker Series is Dale Bracewell, the Manager of Transportation Planning of Vancouver.

Topic: Transportation in Vancouver Towards 2040

Date & Time: Friday, March 13th, 3:30pm

Venue: MCML 160

Dale and his team lead the citywide and community planning implementation of Transportation 2040, the city’s long-range transportation plan for all modes, including funding strategies and coordination with regional and provincial transportation plans and policies. Dale previously led the City’s Active Transportation team responsible for the city’s pedestrian, bicycle, and greenways networks, as well as Vancouver’s transportation planning and operations for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, one of the largest stage events in the world.