Grad Intern posting – AFRF 2021


I am the manager at UBC’s Alex Fraser Research Forest in Williams Lake, and I have a unique internship position available this summer for a graduate student.  We are looking for a graduate student intern to help bring outdoor, immersive educational programming, specifically the Wild and Immersive program, from the Malcolm Knapp Research Forest to the Alex Fraser Research Forest in Williams Lake , BC.  Is it possible to have the attached job ad distributed to graduate students in Land and Food Systems Faculty?  If not, it there a more appropriate forum for me to share this in?

2021 AFRF Grad Intern- W&I JDdocx

Thank you,

Stephanie Ewen  RPF, MSc
Faculty of Forestry | Alex Fraser Research Forest
The University of British Columbia
795 Campbell Rd | Williams Lake BC | V2G 5M2
Phone 250 392 2207 | Cell 778 267 7773

LFS Graduate Student Conference – Congratulations


A huge shout-out to the following students for organizing the LFS Graduate Student Conference, held on March 15.
Congratulations to the following:

  • Yu Tong Linda Lu, MSc Student, Food Science
  • Katie Koralesky, PhD Student, Animal Welfare
  • Lennie Cheung, PhD Student, Food Science
  • Amelie Zhang, MSc Student, Food Science
  • Jennifer Lipka, MSc Student, Integrated Studies
  • Trish Hanuszak, MSc Student, Soil Science

These students produced a well-organized event which included research competitions to highlight the outstanding research taking place in LFS, while overcoming the challenges of producing this conference virtually.

Well done everyone!

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

2021 UBC 3MT Competition


The UBC Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition is happening virtually next week! Everyone is welcome to come out and cheer on the graduate students and learn about research at UBC.

The 3MT is an academic competition that assists current graduate students with fostering effective presentation and communication skills. Participants have just three minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their research project to a non-specialist audience.

Wednesday, March 31 from 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Register here.

Among the ten finalists is LFS’s Tebogo Leepile (Tebby), a PhD candidate in the Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems program (supervisors: Dr Eduardo Jovel & Dr Crystal Karakochuk). Tebogo’s presentation is titled ‘MyData_MyVoice: Prevalence of Anemia among San Women and Young Children in Rural Botswana’

Show your support for Tebby by registering and being part of the People’s Choice vote!

Looking for graduate student stories!


UBC Library is interested in hearing from LFS students who found the library has been critical to their studies or research. What library resources did you use that enhanced your research or made a difference to you as a student? UBC Library will write a short story that will appear in the LFS alumni e-newsletter called LFS Community Connects and on the library’s website. If you are interested, please contact


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

We are hiring! Plus thesis formatting workshop


Please find  the Library newsletter below and at:

If your contacts are looking for a learning role, on a supportive team, please encourage them to apply to the jobs listed in the newsletter. If you have further questions, please email

Have a good rest of your week!


Sarah Blay (she, her, hers)
Program Coordinator | UBC Library Research Commons

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