2020W sessions with LFS Grad Students


The LFS Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies office has been working on ways to keep in touch will our graduate students.

We’ll be scheduling another informal Zoom meeting with all LFS grad students, much like the one held during the summer.  This session will offer students a chance to meet with the LFS G&PS team and discuss whatever issues, concerns, questions, etc. you might have.  An invitation will be sent once we’ve set a date/time (mid-late October).

In addition, throughout the term, we hope to schedule topic-specific sessions, for example:

  • Professional development
  • Committee composition
  • Awards
  • Thesis writing and defence

Could you please let me know by return email if you would be interested in attending any of the sessions listed or if you have any ideas for additional topics by Friday, October 9th?  This will help us with our planning and scheduling.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Shelley Small
Administrative Manager, Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Room 293 MacMillan Building
2357 Main Mall Vancouver BC  V6T 1Z4
Phone:  604-822-4593       Fax:  604-822-4400
lfs.gradmgr@ubc.ca          www.landfood.ubc.ca

MFRE Speaker Series: Introduction to the Structure of Negotiation


Our seminar next week will host the director of Lyft Commodity Trading, Nima Salmani. He will give an introduction to the structure of negotiation from a practitioner’s point of view. Through small cases, students will follow the process of negotiation in a bilateral and multilateral setting. The talk is not specific to the agricultural industry.


You can find the event details bellow or click here to read more about Nima. Please feel free to share!

Event Linkhttps://ubc.zoom.us/j/63198895621?pwd=TzlhTUdLMVlhR29WcVZSVFZjK0pKdz09

Meeting ID: 631 9889 5621
Passcode: 521521

Free Statistics Help


Don’t miss this great opportunity open to all to receive free statistics support through the STAT 551 course that is currently running this term.  Statistics graduate students taking this practicum consulting course will consult with you on your project, discuss it with their class and the statistics professor teaching the course and provide you with a formal report of recommendations.

Apply now by submitting a one page description of the project (see https://www.stat.ubc.ca/sites/default/files/sample551project.pdf for an example of what we are looking for) to asda@stat.ubc.ca.  We will accept submissions until the end of October but the sooner you submit the better the chances your project is selected.


Carolyn Taylor
Managing Consultant
Applied Statistics and Data Science Group (ASDa)
Department of Statistics, UBC


GradUpdate – Mitacs Internship Info Sessions for STEM & Arts and Social Sciences, Ethics of Publishing, CTLT Indigenous Initiatives, Research Data Mgmt Sessions, and more!


In this issue, Mitacs Internship Info Sessions for STEM & Arts and Social Sciences, Ethics of Publishing, CTLT Indigenous Initiatives, Research Data Mgmt Sessions, and more!

Open Registration


Mitacs Internship Info Session: Advance your career with non-academic collaborations-STEM
Wednesday, October 7 | 3:00 to 4:30 PM


Mitacs Internship Info Session: Advance your career with community partnerships – Arts and Social Sciences
Thursday, October 8 | 3:00 to 4:30 PM


Seats still available


The Ethics of Publishing
Friday, October 2 | 12:30 to 1:30 PM Learn more
Additional Events and Opportunities


The following highlights some upcoming events. Please find more on community.grad.ubc.ca and grad.ubc.ca/current-students/professional-development


Citation Management for Researchers Using Multilingual Materials
Tuesday, Oct 6 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM Learn more

Systematic & Scoping Review Workshop Series: Translating Database Searches and Finding Grey Literature
Wednesday, Oct 7 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM Learn more



Employer Virtual Information Session
Microsoft | Monday, Oct 5 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM Learn more
Duke Marine Technical Services | Wednesday, Oct 7 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM Learn more
TC Energy | Thursday, Oct 8 | 4:00 – 5:30 PM Learn more


COVID-19 and African Economies: Impact and What is Needed for the Post-Pandemic Recovery
Wednesday, Sept 30 | 9:00 – 10:30 AM Learn more

COVID-19 – Seizing Opportunities to Advance Indigenous Self-determination through Policy
Friday, Oct 2 | 8:30 – 10:00 AM Learn more

CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Virtual Coffee Drop-in
Wednesday, Oct 7 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM Learn more



UBC Graduate Student Online Support Group
Thursdays, Oct 1 – Dec 3 | 1:30 – 2:45 PM Learn more


Introduction to Open Science Framework
Monday, Oct 5 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM Learn more

Introduction to Docker
Monday, Oct 5 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM Learn more

Introduction to Data Repositories
Tuesday, Oct 6 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM Learn more

Introduction to Dataverse
Wednesday, Oct 7 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM Learn more

Data Discovery Using FRDR and Geodisy
Thursday, Oct 8 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM Learn more



Practice your Presentation Skills (Mitacs Training)
Tuesday, Oct 1 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Learn more