Holiday Closures


The university is closed tomorrow for Good Friday and on April 5 for Easter Monday. Happy Easter!

Have a safe break!

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

UBC SEEDS Job Opportunity


Grad Student Job Alert! Want to be part of an innovative team to convene, catalyze and mobilize interdisciplinary student-led action research to advance UBC’s ambitious sustainability commitments and critical societal issues? Join the internationally recognized Campus as Living Laboratory SEEDS Sustainability Program, as SEEDS Sustainability Projects Coordinator (May 2021- April 2022, 25-30/hrs per wk/12 months, Wage: $21.37).

The successful candidate will coordinate multiple applied sustainability research and partnerships spanning our SEEDS Big 5 Research Priorities including: 1) Accelerate Climate Action, 2) Maintain & Enhance Urban Biodiversity, 3) Enable the Great Food Transformation, 4) Create Circular & Regenerative Economies,  and 5) Foster Community Wellbeing  & Inclusion.

Learn more and please share with your networks:

UBC Careers: ID 887313

Applications due: April 11th


Let me know if you have any questions and if you are able to help us recruit! Thank you so much and have a restful long weekend ahead.

Warm wishes,


Nelly Leo (she/her)
Program and Policy Planner

SEEDS Sustainability Program
Campus and Community Planning | Community Development
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Territory
Phone 604 822 5745 |

Winter TA Positions – LFS TA Application open now – March 31st at 4:30PM through April 30th at 4:30pm only.


RE: Winter term TA positions in 2021/22 –

The LFS TA Application is now open for students to apply for Winter 2021/22 TAships
in all Winter terms (W1, W2 and W1+2), from:

  • Wed., March 31st , 2021 at 4:30pm through Fri., April 30th , 2021 at 4:30pm.

    After it closes April 30th  at 4:30pm, application is by instructor or administrator invitation only.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE for Graduate Students:

    To determine your pay Classification, your Previous TA Experience Details on the
    Additional Information tab (in your Profile) may need to be updated.
    Please list specifics – include the year, session (S or W), term and course, e.g., “2019 W1-FNH 250 001” , “2020 S2-APBI 314 003”, etc.

    If you are off-campus you must use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access the website.
    Check the UBC IT website for help at:

A Student User Guide for the new TA Application can be found here: .

Questions? Email me at .

Best regards,

Virginia Frankian
Academic Coordinator

Dean’s Office
UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems

For all TA-related correspondence, please use


Work-learn position – LFS students


Job Title

WL S21 Community Networking Consultation and Support, Job ID 885543

Job Description

This is a short term contract to support a community education project undertaken by the Artist in Residence (AIR) at UBC Botanical Garden. The project aims to develop and distribute unique educational materials and resources to enable the uptake of zero-waste propagation methods among gardeners on UBC’s Vancouver campus.

Under supervision by the project lead/AIR, the student will help to develop preliminary networking resources to enable campus gardeners to connect with one another and exchange plant materials. This will involve a variety of activities across the full length of the project: from qualitative data analysis to platform research, provision of recommendations and evaluation support.

Specific Duties:

  •    Perform qualitative content analysis on two sets of survey results (beginning and end of the project’s educational activities)
  • Summarise findings in written form for use in reports
  • Research existing group networking platforms and, based on analysis of survey data, prepare a report highlighting a) those platforms most appropriate to the goals of the project and needs of participants in the short term; b) limitations of existing platforms in relation to the same, and the functions and characteristics that a tool tailored to the communities in question would ideally fulfil
  • Track and perform rudimentary analysis of Instagram posts and map by location
  • Assist with preparation of final project report

For more information and to apply, please visit UBC Careers Online. The deadline for applications is April 11, 2021.

Erin Despard, PhD

Research Associate, UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Artist-in-Residence, UBC Botanical Garden

IG: @yourlupinesoryourlife


MFRE Speaker Series: Prosperity in BC’s Ag Sector


Next Tuesday, the director of Investment Agriculture Foundation (IAF), Michelle Koski, will talk about BC’s agricultural challenges and opportunities and how they are addressed with investment and programs.

You can click on the link bellow to learn more about Michelle and to find readings on the topic. Please share with students! Thank you!


Cultivating Prosperity in BC Agriculture and Agri-Food

Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Michelle Koski is the Executive Director with the Investment Agriculture Foundation (IAF).  IAF is a not-for-profit foundation that helps governments deliver a wide range of programs in the agriculture and agri-food sector.  Michelle has just completed a strategic planning process that has set the vision for the Board and the organization for the next 5 years.  This new vision will see the creation of an IAF Trust and the development of unique IAF programs aimed at addressing challenges and opportunities in the agriculture and agribusiness sectors.

Event Link

Meeting ID: 631 9889 5621
Passcode: 521521

Thank you!


Paulina Gonzalez Miranda  MFRE
Educational Researcher
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus| Musqueam Traditional Territory