Invitation to Join the UBC Interdisciplinary Histories Research Cluster


Invitation to Join the UBC Interdisciplinary Histories Research Cluster

The UBC Interdisciplinary Histories Research Cluster brings together scholars from diverse disciplines to work collaboratively on projects that explore our shared and contested pasts, and their implications for the present.

In the past year, Cluster members have organized and participated in a diverse range of events and projects that interrogate how we (re)claim, dispute, represent, document marginalized and traumatic histories and how we can reconcile the past and the present. Some highlights of last year’s events include the launch of a Vancouver Archive of the Umbrella Movement (in Hong Kong), a workshop on how to recover the submerged histories of Indigenous objects placed in indigenous collections, and film screenings-cum-discussions of films about political violence in India from 1984 to the present.

The Cluster invites graduate students who are interested in contested, marginalized, traumatic, or forgotten histories, or in ways of representing, documenting, and interrogating the past to join the cluster. The Cluster is particularly keen to support graduate students in initiating or driving activities that contribute to the Cluster’s focuses and interests.

Benefits of Joining the Cluster:

  1. Invitations to the Cluster’s events and activities, which feature speakers and scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds
  2. Opportunities to network and forge connections or collaborations with UBC faculty and graduate students from different departments and centres in UBC
  3. Opportunities to propose cluster activities and keynote speakers for Cluster support (Deadline for Call for Proposals: 3 August 2020!)

Check us out at our Cluster website:!

To join us right away, sign up at

For questions about the cluster, please contact the Cluster Graduate Student Coordinators: Jelena Todorovic ( or Edgar Liao ( Alternatively, please send your inquiry to

MFRE News post: Project Partners


UBC LFS and MFRE to Become Part of Canada’s Food Price Report


The UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems will co-author the renowned Canada’s Food Price Report together with the report’s leader, Dr. Sylvain Charlebois from Dalhousie University, who will actively contribute to the UBC Master of Food and Resource Economics program as an LFS Affiliate Professor.  

Thank you

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

Survey to assess UBC graduate students’ qualitative data analysis needs, challenges, and practices


Dear UBC Graduate Students,

We would like to invite you to participate in a survey about supporting graduate students’ learning and practice of qualitative data analysis at UBC. This study is funded by UBC’s AMS and will help improve graduate training in qualitative data analysis at UBC.

We greatly appreciate your participation. At the end of the survey, you will be able to take part in a raffle, where you can win 1 of 20 $50 gift cards. Upon clicking the link, you will be asked for your consent to participate in the study. If you choose to withdraw from the study, you will still be able to participate in the raffle.

Complete the survey now:

Best wishes,

Amir Michalovich
PhD Candidate in Language and Literacy Education

Allan Cho
Principal Investigator
Research Commons Librarian


Amir Michalovich
PhD Candidate| Language and Literacy Education
Consultant, Computer-aided QDA  | UBC Library
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory

403-2725 Melfa Road | Vancouver BC | V6T 1N4 Canada

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GAA/UAA job posting


I am hiring a GAA/UAA for a 20-hour project starting mid-August and running until about mid-September (4-5 hours a week).

It is for FNH 415 (Business Concepts in Food Nutrition & Health)

I need someone who can help with:

1. Designing PowerPoint slides (content provided by instructor)
2. Cutting pre-recorded lectures into shorter elements / editing via Camtasia
3. Setup and testing of various features of Collaborate Ultra
4. Setting up quizzes and assessments in Canvas

LFS_GAA application form_final JOman.

Please let me know if you need anything else. Thanks!

GradUpdate- In this issue, webinars on networking and informational interviews, alumni advice, research data management, and more!




In this issue, webinars on networking and informational interviews, alumni advice, research data management, and more!

Seats still available


Networking and Informational Interviews
Wednesday July 22 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM or 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Register, 12:30 PM

Register, 4:00 PM

Additional Events and Opportunities


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


Flash Talk: Teaching, mapping, and understanding the sounds of language
Tuesday, July 28 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM Learn more

Research Data Management Part 2: Preserving and Reusing Research Data
Wednesday, July 29 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM Learn more

NVivo Part 1: (PC or Mac) Getting started with NVivo
Wednesday, July 29 | 1:30 – 3:30 PM Learn more



Applications open for entrepreneurship@UBC’s Lab2Launch venture building stream
Apply by Aug 10 Learn more

Webinar: Job Search Strategies
Monday, July 27 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Learn more

Webinar: Panic to Power: Build Your Confidence
Tuesday, July 28 | 3:30 – 5:00 PM Learn more

Alumni Office Hours with Bill Chung – Senior Product Designer at Shopify
Talk focuses on resilience, Wednesday, July 29 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Learn more

Webinar: Interview Preparation
Wednesday, July 29 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM Learn more

Webinar: Designing Your Life
Thursday, July 30 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM Learn more

NIEHS Biomedical Career Symposium (free)
Friday, July 24 | 6:45 AM – 12:55 PM PDT Learn more



Staying Current with Your Local Government
Tuesday, July 28 | 3:00 – 4:30 PM Learn more.


The CTLT Teaching Assistant (TA) Institute, July 20-24
A collection of workshops designed to support TAs as their roles change with the move to online summer and fall courses Learn more.


Online Writing Communities
Tuesdays 9:00 – 11:00 AM and Wednesdays 2:00 – 4:00 PM Learn more