Graduate Study Program Opportunity with full funding – European Master’s in Animal Breeding and Genetics


We have an exciting opportunity to pursue an international Master’s degree that we would be most pleased if you could share opportunity with your current bachelor students in agricultural, and particularly animal, sciences.

The European Master’s in Animal Breeding and Genetics, M.Sc. Joint-Degree program offers students the opportunity to study at the top animal science universities in Europe all while gaining research and industry-wide experience. Students are able to choose from three study tracks taught at 6 different university partners. Furthermore, associated industry partners are highly involved in teaching and research projects. The program is partially course and partially thesis based.

Program university-partners include:

  • Wageningen University, the Netherlands
  • University of Goettingen, Germany
  • AgroParisTech, France
  • University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
  • Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway

Applications to apply for full-funding are being accepted until January 15th, 2021.

Please visit our homepage ( and the attached advertisement for more information. If you have any questions about the study program or application process, please do not hesitate to contact the program coordinator at


Brianne Altmann

European Masters in Animal Breeding and Genetics

Department of Animal Sciences
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Albrecht-Thaer-Weg 3
D- 37075 Göttingen, Germany

Tel: +49 551 3920848 (Mon)

MFRE Speaker Series: Impacts of COVID on Trade


Next week Dr. Matias Margulis from SPPGA will be talking about the impacts of COVID-19 on international agricultural trade. Click on the link below to read more about Dr. Margulis and find more details about the event.  Please share as you see fit.

WTO, International Trade Negotiations and the Impacts of COVID-19

Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

In this seminar, Dr. Margulis will cover the WTO, international trade negotiations on agriculture, and the impacts of COVID-19 on global food trade.

Event Link

Meeting ID: 631 9889 5621
Passcode: 521521

Thank you!


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

BCCIC – Leveraging the SDGs for Transformational Change: Case Studies from the Global South Event


How are organizations and activists facilitating transformational change in our existing food systems? 

BC Council for International Cooperation is hosting a virtual panel event titled “Leveraging the SDGs for Transformational Change: Case Studies from the Global South” on November 18th, 8:00am – 10:00am PST. Leading-thinkers from Africa, Asia, and South America will share their wealth of experiences in how working with SDGs can promote transformational change in the Global South.

This event may be of particular interest to those of you who are interested in sustainable food systems since Ntiokam Divine, who has recently been selected as a UN 2021 Champion of the Food Systems Summit, will be speaking directly about his work in agriculture and climate sectors.

The event will consist of a moderated discussion panel for the first hour and a half and the last 30 mins will be dedicated to individual breakout rooms with the panelist of your choice to discuss the topics you are interested in.

We will also have other panelists who will be sharing their expertise in other diverse fields.

Speakers include:

Pam Rajput, Director of the Centre for Women’s Studies & Development

Shanta Laxmi Shrestha, Immediate-Past President & Honourable Chairperson, Beyond Beijing Committee

Ntiokam Divine, Managing Director and President of the Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network & UN 2021 Champion of the Food Systems Summit

Estefania Charvet, Head of Programmes, Southern Voice

To join in on this important conversation, please register here.

We hope you will be able to join us for this event! Please feel free to share this event with your own networks and let us know if you have any suggestions of other networks, organizations, and individuals we should be reaching out to.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Angela Phan

Join us for our next In Session event: Specializing in Sex Therapy


Please join us for our last In Session event of 2020! See below and visit our website for more details.

November 17, 2020 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Erin Davidson, RCC | Specializing in Sex Therapy

Erin Davidson (pronouns: she/her), MA, RCC, is a writer and Registered Clinical Counselor specializing in sex therapy and relationship counselling. She works with clients of all genders, sexual orientations, and relationship dynamics to bring more compassion and joy to their connection with their sexuality, their relationships, and themselves. Her first book Thriving in Non-Monogamy: An Ethical Slut’s Guide to Overcoming Jealousy, Enjoying Sex, and Honoring Yourself was released on October 13, 2020. You can read more of her writing and connect with her on Instagram @erin.e.davidson and her website:


CPSA Members: Free

General Admission: $5

Register on Eventbrite.


Kind regards,

Chris Cook

The Counselling Psychology Student Association (CPSA)

Call for Applications: New Relationship Trust Foundation Scholarships


Attention: Master’s and Doctoral Indigenous students

We have just learned of a new funding opportunity for Indigenous graduate students.  Please share the following announcement with Master’s and Doctoral Indigenous students in your programs.  Note: The application deadline is tomorrow, so please share the announcement today if possible.

New Relationship Trust Foundation Scholarships

Duration: Two years of funding

Value: $5,000 to $20,000

Application Deadline: 13 November 2020 at noon (12:00) pm PST

Eligibility Track One:
• First Nations (status or non-status) member of a British Columbia First Nation community
• Planning to attend any accredited post-secondary institution on a full-time basis


Eligibility Track Two:
• First Nations (status or non-status) member or a Metis Nation member from anywhere in Canada
• Planning to attend an accredited British Columbia post-secondary institution on a full-time basis
• Resident of British Columbia

For more information, see: and