Changes to payroll deduction and fee deferrals


Starting Summer 2020, students will be asked to apply for fee deferrals through a new online application form and will no longer be offering payroll deductions.

2020 Tuition deferral UBCV & UBCO

2020 on line Deferral Application Deadline Dates

Removal of the payroll deduction option 

In the last few years we have noticed a decrease in the number payroll deduction applications received from students (80) in comparison, fee deferral has grown (270) for 2019 Winter session.

Unlike fee deferral, Payroll deduction requires coordination with UBC Payroll, meeting semimonthly payroll deadlines, running SISC jobs to send/receive files, ensuring that students have a Social Insurance Number on their student record, communicating with students if scheduled deductions fail due to SIN changes or no active EPAF and early application deadlines which many students cannot meet.

It is for these reasons that a decision was made to eliminate this payment method and offer fee deferral to both domestic and international graduate students employed as Teaching or Research assistants effective Summer 2020.

NEW Fee deferral process 

The new online application for students will be available March 1st for 2020 Summer. Students must submit a copy of their EPAF along with their application.

Updated pages 

The link to the application can be found on the Student Services website under Other Payment Options:

Online application periods are:

  • Summer session: March 1 – April 30
  • Winter Term 1: July 15 – August 31
  • Winter Term 2:  November 1 – December 31

Tuition and student fees will be deferred as follows:

  • Summer Term 1 – due date June 30th
  • Winter Term 1 – due date Nov 30th
  • Winter Term 2 – due date March 31th

If you have any questions or concerns about the elimination of payroll deductions please contact me directly.


Maria Mannella

Manager, Student Financial Management | Enrolment Services


Thesis Defense -HUNU – PhD – Abeer Mohammad Aljaadi


UBC – Faculty of Land and Food Systems Announces The Oral Examination for the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy (Human Nutrition)

Abeer Mohammad Aljaadi

Riboflavin: Intake, Status, and Relation to Anemia Among Women of Reproductive Age

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 12:30 pm
Room 203, Graduate Student Centre (6371 Crescent Road).


Chair: Dr. H. Ziltener 

Supervisory Committee:
Dr. A. Devlin – Supervisor
Dr. T. Green – Co-supervisor
Dr. D. Kitts – Committee member
Dr. S. Barr – Committee member
Dr. Y. Lamers  – Committee member

Defense Committee Composition
Dr. A. Devlin – Supervisor
Dr. T. Green – Co-supervisor
Dr. D. Kitts – Committee member
Dr. D. Gibson – University examiner
Dr. Z. Xu – University examiner

Everyone is welcome

LFS research in Cambodia



Thought I’d share a quick research blurb:

I am a Human Nutrition masters student living in Cambodia conducting a randomized controlled trial on iron supplementation under Dr. Crystal Karakochuk.

This was a small post I put together for the NGO I work with and we will start posting more on facebook. Thought I would send it in case you want to share on LFS’s facebook page.

I have have been posting on a UBC personal blog about my experience:


Jordie Fischer

UBC Gender Equity & STEM Conference


The UBC Gender Equity & STEM Conference 2020 is scheduled to take place on March 14th from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at the UBC Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The main goal of this conference is to advance dialogue around gender inclusion and equality in STEM fields, specifically with regards to women and other gender-oppressed communities, and equip attendees with the inspiration and motivation to tackle the STEM gender gap in their own spheres. Topics will include the stigma and bias women and gender-oppressed communities face when pursuing careers and education in STEM, how gender-oppressed communities have made a positive impact on the world through STEM, how the gender gap in STEM can best be addressed through policy and innovation, and the societal, health and economic impacts of addressing this gap.

Featured speakers:

  • Dr. Steph van Willigenburg, Professor of Mathematics, UBC
  • Dhalie Patara, Director of Finance & Paloma Corvalan, Director of Youth Engagement with Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST)
  • Dr. Naznin Virji-Babul, Associate Professor, Senior Advisor to the Provost on Women and Gender-Diverse, UBC Faculty of Medicine & Physical Therapy
  • Selena Wilson, Principal Project Manager at Mott MacDonald
  • Cybele Negris, co-founder and CEO of, the first .ca registrar
  • The Girl Guides of Canada – BC Council
  • UBC Young Women for STEM members

The conference will encourage collaboration across disciplines and experience levels. It is open to anyone! We look forward to having male and female STEM students, faculty, staff, and professionals at the conference. Attendees are invited to learn, share, and collaborate by providing the opportunity to partake in workshops and engage with speakers during the panel session.

Further information and conference details:

Registration is online through Showpass at the following link:

UBC Young Women for STEM website:

Event Overview – UBC Young Women for STEM

UBC Gender Equity & STEM Conference 2020 Location: Room 182, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC When: 9:30am – 3:30pm Saturday, March 14, 2020 (Lunch will be provided) Who: E…

Facebook event page:

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. I have also attached our conference poster. Thank you for your time and consideration!

UBC Young Women for STEM

Yuliya, UBC YWfS Communications


UBC Young Women for STEM | AMS Young Women for STEM at UBC

Funded by NSERC Student Ambassadors