HR Macmillan & Food and Nutrition Building Access and Safety Measures during Phase 1 Research Resumption


For those of you who have been approved to be accessing H.R. Macmillan or the Food Nutrition and Health buildings through Phase 1 of Research Resumption, we ask that you familiarize yourself with the following important procedural changes and safety references

  1. Anyone returning from outside of Canada should remain in quarantine for 14 days;
  2. Anyone displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 (dry cough, shortness of breath, loss of sense of smell/taste, sore throat, tiredness, fever) should remain at home and isolate for at least 14 days.
  3. Before coming to campus, perform the LFS mandatory Check-in survey (LFS Covid-19 Check in ).
  4. Perimeter doors will be limited and require an authorized UBC Card for access:
    1. MCML: Main entrance (off Main Mall) / Rear loading bay door
    2. FNH: Main entrance (off East Mall)
  5. While you are in the buildings, please note the following:
    1. Physical distancing between personnel (minimum 2 m) will need to be maintained.
    2. Before commencing work, please wash hands thoroughly for 20 seconds, and sanitize your work space.
    3. Limit your use of common areas unless absolutely necessary.
  1. For example, send all print jobs before going to the photocopier once a day; For drinking water, bring a big container which only needs to be re-filled once.
    1. All washrooms in the buildings will be single occupancy (unless otherwise posted.) Please be courteous and wait outside.
  1. Please only use the washroom closest to your lab or office.
    1. Lunch room and any appliances such as kettles, microwaves, and refrigerators, will not be available. Please make plans accordingly.
    2. When your work is complete, sanitize your work area, and thoroughly wash your hands prior to leaving.
  1. Before leaving campus, perform the LFS mandatory Check-out survey (LFS Covid-19 Check out).
  2. Familiarize yourself with the following safety guides:
    1. Food Nutrician & Health Building COVID-19 Safety Guide
    2. H.R. MacMillan COVID-19 Safety Guide
  3. Ensure your LFS/UBC mandatory training is up to date in the Training Record Management System (TRMS)

For more details or further information please contact:  LFS Operations LFS-MCM-OPS@LISTS.UBC.CA

Help Mentor UBC Undergraduate Research


Research EXperience (REX)

We are emailing on behalf of the AMS club, Undergraduate Research Opportunities (URO), to inquire as to whether you would be interested in participating as a mentor in the Research EXperience Program (REX).

What is REX?
REX is a six month long program designed to help undergraduate students build essential research skills through a proposed research project (no results required). The skills acquired by the prospective students include:
· Formulating research questions or topic
· Understanding how to perform literature reviews
· Synthesizing and performing a research project
· Creating & printing a research poster
· Learning how to present a research poster

As a REX mentor you will guide 2-4 undergraduates through a mini proposed research project (no results required) within your field of expertise. Your mentee will present at a local undergraduate conference or publish their project in a local undergraduate journal. URO provides workshops on the basics of research methodology to ease the students’ transition into the program. As a mentor, you will take a supervisory role in the students’ projects, and it is recommended you commit a minimum of 4 hours each month for 6 months (October to March).

We are envisioning the 2020-2021 cycle of the REX program to be predominantly online, most certainly for the first semester of the year. This means that meetings will be held preferably online between mentors and mentees. Mentors and mentees will still be free to choose their own meeting times and their own method of contacting each other, however, we encourage REX groups who choose to hold in-person meetings to continue to follow recommendations from BC Health authorities.

For an undergraduate, finding a chance to work/volunteer in a given field of research can be very difficult. REX seeks to help undergraduates experiment with research earlier in their careers and make a more informed decision about graduate school. If this opportunity interests you and you would like to become a mentor, please complete the initial registration form here. (This is NOT the final registration. The final registration and bio submission opens on August 3rd and will confirm your registration in the program for this year.)

Check out our website for more information on the REX program:

Further information
REX Mentor Brochure

If you have any questions, comments or other inquiries please do not hesitate to contact us at Thank you for your time and consideration. We look forward to hearing from you!


Zhina Majd
Research EXperience Committee Member
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
University of British Columbia

New interdisciplinary graduate seminar: Perspectives on the Anthropocene


Drs. Michele Koppes and Juanita Sundberg will be offering a new interdisciplinary graduate seminar in the Department of Geography: “Perspectives on the Anthropocene” this coming fall term. Would you be able to help us spread the word to LFS graduate students and send the attached flyer to them?

Anthropocene 3_V3

Thank you,


Danny Wong  (He, Him, His)
Student Services Coordinator
Faculty of Arts | Department of Geography
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
217-1984 West Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada
Phone 604 822 2663

Enhanced research data management workshops | Lit reviews workshop just added


Check out our latest newsletter below or at:

Since everything has moved online, our workshops fill up much more quickly. Please encourage your students to sign up for the workshops they are interested in right away. If a workshop does fill up, a great alternative is a consult. The content of the consult session is tailored to the client’s needs.

If you have any questions, please just let me know.

Take care,

Sarah Blay (she, her, hers)
Program Coordinator | UBC Library Research Commons
Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory

Walter C. Koerner Library | 455-1958 Main Mall | V6T 1Z2 |

MFRE News post: Project Partners


The MFRE has just published a new post regarding the Project Partners for the MFRE this summer. There are really great organization listed there that we think are worth sharing.

Please share as you deem appropriate!

MFRE 2020 Graduating Project Partners are better than ever.

Despite being forced to work mostly from home due the COVID-19 pandemic, MFRE students are fully immersed in their summer Graduating Project by performing academic research, or working with this year’s exceptional Project Partners.

Thank you!

Paulina Gonzalez Miranda  MFRE
Educational Researcher
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus| Musqueam Traditional Territory