Registration reminder


Happy New Year!

This is friendly reminder about registration.

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“Students must remain continuously registered until the degree is completed, except for periods of time for which the student is away on an approved leave of absence. Failure to register for two consecutive terms may result in the student being required to withdraw.”

Graduate students should only register in courses that are part of their graduate programs. If students do register in courses unrelated to their grad programs, they must get their supervisor’s approval and are still responsible for completing the courses with the required minimum grades for graduate students, or must re-take or make up the course. Graduate students cannot graduate with unresolved or failing marks.

Note: Continuous registration includes the summer term.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask me.


Kind regards,

Lia Maria

Lia Maria DRAGAN (She, Her, Hers)

Admissions & Administrative Coordinator
Faculty of Land and Food Systems

University of British Columbia / Vancouver Campus /Musqueam Traditional Territory
#291 – 2357 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4
Tel.: (604) 822-8373

Call for Applications—Sustainability Scholars paid summer internships



The UBC Sustainability Scholars Program is pleased to offer UBC graduate students the opportunity to work in funded sustainability internship projects.

We are currently accepting applications for over 60 opportunities that will commence May 3, 2021. Current UBC graduate students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to confirm the eligibility requirements and apply.

Successful candidates will 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. Each Scholar receives $6250 to complete 250 hours of work.

For more information on the available projects and to apply, visit the Sustainability Scholars Program website.

Applications will be accepted until midnight Sunday January 31.

We also appreciate your help in circulating this notice to anyone in your grad student network that may be interested!


Are you interested in . . .

  • applying your research skills to solving real-world sustainability questions and challenges?
  • getting paid while gaining valuable professional work experience?
  • developing applied sustainability skills and knowledge under the guidance of a mentor?
  • building a professional network of sustainability practitioners?

If this describes you, register to attend the Sustainability Scholars Program information session on January 14 at 12:00 pm or January 19 at 5:00 pm. At the January 19 session representatives from several of our partner organizations will speak about the kinds of opportunities Scholars can have while working in the program. We will also have former scholars and mentors (at both sessions) available to answer your questions about what you can expect as a Scholar and what kinds of opportunities the program offers in terms of skills and job prospects.

Thursday January 14, 2021 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm     – or –     Tuesday January 19, 2021 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Register Here

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Karen Taylor  MA (she, her)
Manager, Sustainability Scholars Program | UBC Sustainability Initiative
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
2343 – 2260 West Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4 Canada
Phone 604 822 9362 | |

LFS Check In/Out Surveys


Some small changes to the Check in/out surveys will take effect this Friday, January 8 at 5pm.

Please note that since UBC now require documentation of covid self-assessment daily for all workers, it will be important that everyone accessing LFS buildings to perform the check in survey in order to comply with the documentation requirements.

Western Canadian Dairy Seminar – Event Promotion Request


My name is Kira Macmillan with the Western Canadian Dairy Seminar ( The WCDS is a world class dairy production conference, and for the first time it is being held on-line. Therefore, we are working to promote the Seminar to academics/students and veterinarians across Canada. We have a diverse program of speakers discussing recent research and new technologies, as well as virtual farm tours, a producer panel, a student research competition and a virtual tradeshow.

Please let me know what opportunities exist to promote this event within your departments/to interested parties, whether by calendar event, website or newsletter.

WCDS 2021 – Editorial 1_DEC2020

WCDS 2021 Program

Thank you very much



Kira Macmillan, on behalf of

Kate Davies

Conference Coordinator


Western Canadian Dairy Seminar

Dept of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science

4-10 Agriculture/Forestry Building

University of Alberta

Edmonton AB  T6G 2P5

GRA Position Funded By Wellbeing


Application deadline: January 11th, 23:59 PM

Acadia Park Community Food Hamper Program Research Opportunity Purpose: to increase understanding of student and community experiences of the Acadia Park Community Food Hamper program

1.Deepen understanding of community experience in accessing the hamper program, includinglived experience of food insecurity, to support emerging conversations on emergency food reliefinitiatives
2.Explore barriers to dignified and personally acceptable access to hamper program
3.Provide recommendations on opportunities to scale up and/or adapt food hamper program tostrengthen support and resources for food insecure communities
4.Create a digital story output to be shared with the wider community to strengthen theunderstanding of food insecurity amongst UBC students

COVID-19 has exacerbated the already serious issue of food insecurity in the post-secondary student population. Compounding factors have pushed students, particularly international graduate students, deeper into financial precarity. Students have lost paid research and work placements, childcare, and family financial support while maintaining expenses for tuition, textbooks, rent, food, and other costs of living. To highlight this challenge, a faculty member recently organized a short-term response to support graduate students going hungry by providing weekly emergency food hampers for approximately 100 students and their families with support from UBC Food Services and the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Ongoing, the AMS Food Bank will expand and enhance their capacity to continue the emergency food hamper service. The AMS Food Bank, UBC Student Housing and Community Services, and the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, are working collaboratively with support from the Food Security Initiative (FSI) to establish future plans to innovate and dignify food insecurity resources on campus.

While the FSI understands the need for fundamental systems and structural changes that cause food insecurity, we also acknowledge that emergency food programs serve an immediate need for individuals and families who find themselves in urgent need. This community-led research will support ongoing whole-institution collaboration to deepen and expand dignified access to food relief co-informed by the lived experiences of the communities in which it affects.

Desired student qualification:
•Experience with qualitative research and interdisciplinary work•Excellent organizational and time management skills with strong attention to detail
•Strong communication skills with experience in Community-Based Participatory Action Research(CBPAR)•Experience in working with communities who have been systematically marginalized and abilityto facilitate discussion of sensitive issues
•Preference for candidates who identify as belonging to communities who are often mostimpacted by food insecurity
• Preference given to candidates who have experience in producing public scholarship outputs such as podcasts, videos or other forms of digital storytelling

Appointment Duration: January 18th, 2021 to May 31st, 2021
Hours and rate: Approximately 250 hours at $22.31/hour (weekly hours to be discussed with the candidate)
Position Type: Short-term Contract
Supervisor: Dr. Siobhán McPhee (UBC-Vancouver), supported by Dr. Joan Bottorf (UBC-Okanagan)
Supporting Unit: UBC Wellbeing and SEEDS Sustainability Program