Job Opening – UBC Farm – Practicum Program Assistant


Title: Practicum Program Assistant

Description: The UBC Farm Practicum Work-Learn will support the UBC Farm team in the development and delivery of the UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture. Tasks may include, but are not limited to: coordination, assistance and delivery support of hands-on learning experiences; support of Practicum program, including support the development of new Practicum programming.  The work-learn will have the opportunity to develop skills associated with experiential education in the context of sustainable food production for adult learners.   For more information about the Practicum program, please see

Application deadline: March 28

Anticipated start date: May 1

For full position description and link to apply, please scroll down to “Practicum Program Assistant” on our website:

Inquiries may be sent to Practicum Coordinator, Seth Friedman:

Seth Friedman

Practicum Coordinator

Faculty of Land and Food Systems | Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm

The University of British Columbia | Unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Territory

3461 Ross Drive | Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4

Phone 604 822 5092 | Fax 604 822 6839 |

Virtual Conference: Trade and Climate Change



Join the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute for a two-day Virtual Conference on Ag Trade within the context of Climate Change on April 7th and 9th, 2021.

The Trade and Climate Change conference is a joint effort of the U.S.-based Farm Foundation and the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute to explore topics in the context of a global trading environment where climate change policies have become increasingly ambitious and diverse among international players. The conference will explore topics such as climate change policies and their impacts on agricultural production and trade, border carbon adjustments as a mechanism for adjudicating among climate change policies amidst global competitors, and how various industry players are adapting to new policies through opportunities like carbon markets and offsets, sustainable sourcing, and investments.

The conference will run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, April 7, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CDT on Friday, April 9. Each day will include a break from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CDT and networking opportunities until 5:00 p.m. CDT.

Click here for the full agenda, including speakers and session descriptions, and to register for this virtual conference.

Fellowship Opportunity


The Holes in the Wall Collective Fellowship: FOOD. 

Everyone and everything eats.

But that system of how and what, where it comes from and goes to is dynamic, diverse and complicated. We also think it’s creative.

Applications now open for the upcoming Holes in the Wall Collective fellowship in May for FOOD! A month-long fellowship for feedback towards a specific project housed within/related to a giant theme.

Environment (January), Energy (February), Education (March), Health (April), Food (May), Clothing (June), Shelter (July), Identity (August), Tech/Materials/Design (September), Media/Communications (October), Justice/Governance (November), Economy (December)

The Holes in the Wall Collective Fellowship is designed to be loose and low-intensive, offering some support, structure and accountability to one’s process without demanding large time commitments, an extensive application process or a prohibitive pedigree.

The Fellowship offers four feedback meetings over the course of the month to guide and lend support towards the formulating, enacting or completing of a project, a link to fellow’s work on our website and shout-out through our networks, a “Spoon Talk” interview in discussion of an area of focus related to the fellow’s work, and specific resources related to the individual’s process.

If you have been thinking of getting a project off the ground, want some structured time for your research or planning, want to take a leap into intersecting your field with other fields and communities, or just need a little fire under your feet, please apply.

More information and to apply click here.


we make holes in the wall of what is, to see what could be

Academic & Wellness Check In’s


We hope this email finds you well safe and healthy!

The LFS Graduate & Postdoctoral Office began offering mandatory annual Academic & Wellness Check in’s with all research-based students (these check-in’s are also available for all professional program students as well, although not mandatory).  These individual zoom meetings will cover several topics including academic progress, funding, and wellbeing.

As access to our office has been restricted due to COVID,  it’s important that you feel supported by us and that you are aware of resources and services available to you, even if most of you still aren’t on campus.

Students can book their appointment through Canvas (instructions are attached).  There are still appointments available this month to accommodate those students who may have pressing issues and many more in April.  There will be additional appointments scheduled further.

We hope you will find these meetings valuable.  Please don’t ever hesitate to contact us if you need anything.  We are here to help you.

BEWELL booking instructions


Sean, Shelley and Lia

The LFS Graduate & Postdoctoral Office


Event Notice: Climate Academic Advocacy Workshop – March 22


The UBC Climate Hub has just launched a new Climate Academic Advocacy initiative, beginning with a workshop. By attending, UBC community members can augment their skillset in navigating colonial university hierarchies and power dynamics. Following the workshop, those who are interested will be welcomed to join a community of practice around academic advocacy that spans disciplines and other academic silos. The workshop will be held on Monday, March 22nd from 6:30-8pm.

Register here (limited space available):

Thank you,


Pablo Akira Beimler

MCRP Student (2021) | School of Community and Regional Planning
Academic Engagement Lead | UBC Climate Hub

Research Assistant | Resilient-C
University of British Columbia, Vancouver

On the unceded, traditional, ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. | |