TA and UAA/GAA job descriptions for APBI 322


Seeking an undergraduate or graduate student to assist with the transition of APBI 322 – Horticultural Techniques to an online format. Some of the tasks the successful candidate will be responsible for include helping to film and edit short instructional videos and possibly (local) field trips; assisting with organizing online learning modules in Canvas; and creating Canvas quizzes and potentially other similar tasks as required. This position is up to 25 hrs/week from ASAP until Mid-January 2021(for a maximum of 192 hours). Experience with basic video editing techniques and Canvas are required. Please email the course instructor Allison McCabe at amccab02@mail.ubc.ca for more information.

2) Teaching Assistants (TA’s) for APBI 322: Horticultural Techniques

Teaching assistants needed for APBI 322: Horticultural Techniques from January to April 2021. TA’s will assist primarily with marking and moderating the Zoom chat during lectures. A background in horticulture or botany is preferred, the course covers a wide range of horticultural techniques and their scientific underpinnings. Please email the course instructor Allison McCabe at amccab02@mail.ubc.ca for more information.



Allison McCabe  MLWS, ATAg (She, Her, Hers)
Sessional Lecturer
Land and Food Systems | Applied Biology
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
2357 Main Mall | Vancouver British Columbia | V6T 1Z4 Canada
Phone 250 895 1236

Competition Announcement: Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships


Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships

The Mackenzie King Open Scholarship is open to graduates of any Canadian university who engage in (commence or continue) graduate study (master’s or doctoral) in any field, in Canada or elsewhere. One Open Scholarship is awarded annually. Its value has lately been $8500 but is subject to change.

The Mackenzie King Travelling Scholarship is open to graduates of any Canadian university who engage in (commence or continue) graduate study (master’s or doctoral) in the United States or the United Kingdom, of international relations or industrial relations (including the international or industrial relations aspects of law, history, politics and economics).  Four Travelling Scholarships of $10,500 have lately been awarded annually, but the number and value of scholarships are subject to change.

Applicants must be a graduate (holder of a degree) of a Canadian university when tenure of the scholarship begins (September 2021).

Due to COVID-19, all parts of the application are submitted electronically this year (see link below for details).

UBC application deadline: Monday, February 1, 2021 at 4:00 pm PST

For more information, including detailed application procedures and eligibility requirements, please see this link: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/mackenzie-king-memorial-scholarships

Funding Opportunities for Indigenous Grad Students — Conversation over food


I was wondering if you could share this funding opportunity with our Indigenous Grad students, please?

I am the contact person for UBC if there is any question regarding funding and any other information about the organization (https://onlineacademiccommunity.uvic.ca/imnpn/graduate-peer-mentors/)

Thank you! Wilson

Wilson Mendes (He, Him, His)
Ph.D. Candidate | Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems
Faculty of Land and Food Systems | Indigenous Research Partnerships
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
2357 Main Mall | Vancouver British Columbia | V6T 1Z4 Canada
| Cell 778 840 3138

Change: Resources for Thesis Checking


Attention thesis master’s and doctoral students

The thesis team in the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies reviews students’ theses and dissertations to ensure that certain formatting requirements are met and that they are professionally presented. There is detailed information on our website about the requirements, and several resources to assist students in preparing an appropriately-formatted thesis. However, we still receive many theses with very basic proofreading and formatting mistakes. As an example, a common one is “Error! Bookmark not defined” appearing in the table of contents. If students can recognize simple mistakes before submitting, it will mean a quicker acceptance of their thesis and they will be less stressed by deadlines.

In order to ensure that students take advantage of the resources provided to help them identify mistakes in their theses, we will henceforth be telling students to check their theses against the Sample Thesis on our website at Resources for Thesis Preparation and Checking before submitting them to cIRcle or for pre-review. Students will no longer receive detailed feedback on errors that can be identified by comparing their theses to the Sample Thesis.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions.

Kind regards,

Max Read
Associate Director, Student Academic Services
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies | Office of the Dean and Vice-Provost
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
170-6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada
Phone 604 822 0283
max.read@ubc.ca | http://www.grad.ubc.ca

Mentorship Opportunity – UBC Let’s Talk Science: Science Fair Mentorship Program


Virtual Mentors Needed – UBC Let’s Talk Science: High School Science Fair Mentorship Program

We at UBC Let’s Talk Science are currently recruiting mentors for our 2020-2021 science fair mentorship program in partnership with David Thompson Secondary School. This year mentorship will take place entirely online!

What is the mentorship program?

Students at David Thompson Secondary School are in need of mentors to help guide them through their science fair projects. UBC Let’s Talk Science volunteer mentors are paired with high school students to help them design, run and analyze a scientific experiment for their online science fair.


Purpose: To encourage and support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning and discovery in high school students.


Time Commitment: 1-3 hours per week from December to March, virtual.


Interested in becoming a mentor? 

Sign-up at https://forms.gle/zLVFfhwNxRZertc29 by December 2nd. We encourage mentors from all university education levels (undergraduate, graduate, post-doc, etc.) to join! Please feel free to share this opportunity with your friends and colleagues as well.


For questions or more information, please contact Tianna Sihota at mentorship@ubclts.com


Warm Regards,

Tianna Sihota
Mentorship Coordinator

Let’s Talk Science
University of British Columbia | Vancouver, BC
Email: mentorship@ubclts.com

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