Thesis Defense – SOIL – PhD – Akshit Puri


UBC – Faculty of Land and Food Systems Announces
The Oral Examination for the Degree of  Doctor of Philosophy (SOIL Science)

Akshit Puri


“Evaluating the comprehensive role of endophytic nitrogen-fixing bacteria in sustaining the growth of boreal forest trees on nutrient-poor soils”

12:30 PM on Monday, May 11, 2020



Chair: Dr. Ljerka Kunst

 Supervisory Committee:
Dr. C. Chanway – Supervisor
Dr. M. Krzic – Committee member
Dr. S. Grayston  – Committee member 

Defense Committee Composition
Dr. C. Chanway – Supervisor
Dr. M. Krzic – Committee member
Dr. S. Grayston  – Committee member
Dr. L. Lavkulich – University examiner

Dr. L. Nelson – University examiner

Thesis formatting workshop | Digital scholarship on Slack | Geodisy goes live

Find our latest newsletter below or at this link:
Please encourage your students to join the new Digital Scholarship Workspace on Slack if that is something that pertains to them.
If you have students near their Thesis Formatting submission, this edition has some particularly useful supports for them.
If you have any questions or concerns, please just let me know.
Have a great week,
Sarah Blay (she, her, hers)
Program Coordinator | UBC Library Research Commons 

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GradUpdate- webinars on time management, business writing, resiliency, and more



In this issue, webinars on time management, business writing, resiliency, and more

Open Registration

Time Management Online (Mitacs Training)
Mon, May 11 | 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM


Business Writing Online (Mitacs Training)
Tues, May 12 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Roadmap to Resilience in Graduate School and Beyond Online
Thur, May 14 | 1:00 – 4:00 PM


Seats still available 

Strategies for defending the doctoral exam in a virtual environment
Thurs, May 7 | 12:30 – 1:45 PM Learn more

Additional Events and Opportunities

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


Dissertations and Theses Formatting: Tips for Successful Submission Online
Thurs, May 7 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM Learn more

Copyright and Licensing for Open Educational Resources Online
Tues, May 12 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Learn more


7th Annual Online Career Conference for PhDs (with fees), Day 2: career panel webinars with topics on leaving academia, building professional community, interviews and hiring  and more
Sat, May 9 | 8:00 AM – 12:45 PM Learn more

Alumni Office Hours with Dr. Lee – CEO, Mastery Insights
Fri, May 8, 1:00 – 2:30 PM Learn more

Alumni Office Hours with Sharon Sidhu – Senior Recruiter, KPMG
Wed, May 13, 12:00 – 1:30 PM Learn more


UBC Graduate Student Online Support Group
Join Counselling Services and Health Promotion online on Thursdays, 2:00 – 3:00 PM Learn more

Douglas McRorie Memorial Scholarship – Reopening of Applications

Due to COVID-19 the members of the selection committee for the Canadian Found for Food and Agricultural Education in consultation with the board of directors have decided to re-issue the call for nominations.

COVID-19 and subsequent actions refocused possible applicants attention to matters at hand.
Applications are now being accepted until 11:59pm ET May 27, 2020.
Due to technical issues with the website, all the necessary material are attached to this email. We will update the site as soon as possible.
Best Regards,
CFFAE Selection Committee