Paid Summer Internships Available: Sustainability Scholars Program | Apply by March 8


I am currently recruiting for several summer 2020 Sustainability Scholars Program internships: Deadline to apply is midnight, March 8. 

Successful candidates work under the mentorship of a partner organization, and are immersed in real world learning where they can apply their research skills and contribute to advancing organizational sustainability goals. Internships run May 4 to August 14, 2020. Each Scholar receives $22 per hour to complete 250 hours of work.

For more information on the available projects and to apply, visit the Sustainability Scholars Program website. Applications close at midnight Sunday March 8.

Note: Some of these opportunities are new, and some are reposts of previous opportunities. If you applied for one of these opportunities before, you are welcome to apply again although you are encouraged to update your cover letter to describe more specifically how your background and skills meet the needs of the project.

2020-22 Developing long-term forest monitoring strategies to address the impacts of climate change on Metro Vancouver’s water supply areas (repost, closes March 8)

2020-31 Research to support development of a retrofit plan to improve performance of City-owned building systems (repost/revised, closes March 8)

2020-35 Heat pump retrofit benefits and barriers for Multi-Unit Residential Buildings in the social housing sector (repost, closes March 8)

2020-40 Incorporating Embodied Carbon into Sustainable Decision-Making in Construction at the Vancouver Airport Authority (new, closes March 8)

2020-58 Research to understand best options for electrifying the Stanley Park train​ (repost, closes March 8)

2020-61 Research to understand opportunities to improve a GHG community energy program (new, closes March 8)

2020-62 Strategic benchmarking to inform sustainability goal-setting for the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (new, closes March 8)

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Karen Taylor 

Program Manager | UBC Sustainability Initiative

The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory

Room 2343, 2260 West Mall Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4

Phone 604 822-9362 | |

LFS Scholar Series


You’re invited! LFS Scholar Series talk on Human Nutrition, March 11

UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems invites faculty, staff and students to hear accomplished researchers address topical issues. Our next speaker in the LFS Scholar Series is Dr. Amanda MacFarlane from Health Canada who speaks about folate intake among women in an era of fortification.

Speaker: Dr. Amanda MacFarlane, Head of the Micronutrient Research Section in the Nutrition Research Division, Health Canada

Topic: Lessons learned from Canada: Optimizing folic acid intake among women of childbearing age in an era of fortification

Host: Dr. Angela Devlin, LFS Graduate Program Advisor and Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC Faculty of Medicine

Amanda MacFarlane is a Research Scientist in the Nutrition Research Division at Health Canada, where she examines the effect of folate intake on genotoxicity in somatic cells, including the impact of maternal and paternal folate intake on germline and offspring genomic and epigenomic stability. She also uses national health survey and cohort data to identify the socioeconomic, dietary and genetic determinants of folate and B vitamin status of Canadians.

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Time: 11:30-noon (light lunch & networking); Noon – 1:00 pm (presentation)

Location: Michael Smith Labs Lecture Theatre, Room 102

RSVP before March 8:



Karen Lee
Director of Marketing and Communications
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
H.R. MacMillan, Room 235, 2357 Main Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4 Canada
Phone 604 827 5297 | Cell 604 312 6343 | @ubcLFS

BCIA and PRSSS Spring Workshop: Registration Deadline March 2nd


The Pacific Regional Society of Soil Science and the Fraser Valley Branch of the BC Institute of Agrologists invite you to attend our Spring Workshop, to be held on March 7, 2020, at the University of the Fraser Valley – Abbotsford Campus.

The theme of this year’s workshop, Soils in the Fieldis aimed at highlighting the need for highly trained soil scientists, not only in theory but in practice. The workshop will feature several exciting talks from experts including a panel discussion on the demand for soil science education for students and professionals.

The price is $25 for students and $70 for non-students, and includes registration, lunch, refreshments, and PRSSS annual membership for 2020/2021.

Registration closes Monday March 2, 2020!

There will also be a Student Poster Competition with cash prizes!

For more information and to register please visit the event page on our website!


We hope to see you at the workshop!

– The PRSSS Executive Committee

Talk on nutrition and physical activity during early childhood. March 12 3-4pm


Social Exposome Cluster Research Seminar

Dr. Temitope Erinosho

Research Assistant Professor, Nutrition
University of North carolina at Cape Hill
Cancer prevention and Control

“ Nutrition and Physical Activity in Early Childhood: Building Blocks for a Healthy Start”

Thursday March 12, 2020
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Room 260 (Stikine Room) Irving Barber Learning Centre
1961 East Mall

Past meets future @ UnRoman Romans | Explore open access | +Let’s (FIRE)talk mental health


You will see there is SO much coming up in the next few days! Skim the list and find out what might be interesting for you, your students, and your colleagues. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.  If the online version is easier to share, you can find it here:

Warm regards,

Your UBC Library Research Commons Team

UBC Library Research Commons
Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory

Walter C. Koerner Library | 4th and 5th floors

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