Volunteer Opportunity


CNAC is a new consumer protection advocacy centre in Canada currently recruiting for nutrition/science writers. As the project is not live yet, I am looking for volunteers to write foundational articles to have on the website when it goes live.

Some topics include: Agriculture in Canada, Who is Big Food?, Food Marketing.

Writing contributions can be one-off, or an ongoing collaboration. ~4hrs/month.

If you are looking to be more involved there will be a few bigger projects that will take a little more indepth research and investigations. Examples include mapping Big Foods contribution to political parties, Big Food contribution to front groups/lobby groups in Canada. ~15hrs/mt.

If you are interested, email jenelle.cnac@gmail.com for more information!

Thank you,

Jenelle McAuley

Founder, Canadian Nutrition Advocacy Centre 

Opportunity: Columbia University Environmental Engineering Summer Seminar Series


We hope you are well! We wanted to reach out on behalf of Columbia Environmental engineering graduate students to advertise our Summer Seminar Series. We are currently accepting applications for speakers through May 14th. We thought this opportunity would be of interest to Ph.D. students and post docs in your department, and we would appreciate it if you could pass this message along.

We are attaching an advertising flyer, and more information about the series and the application form can be found here. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like further information. Thank you!

Columbia University Environmental Engineering Summer Seminars


Graduate Students in Earth and Environmental Engineering Columbia University

Quality Assurance Student Job – To become full time in summer 2021


Please see attached a job spec for High Altitude Foods. Dave Eto advised the company to connect with UBC LFS.

They are looking for a student to work for them in Quality Assurance and the summer work would turn into a full time job.

Please could you share this in your network. A great opportunity for a student.

And please feel free to share on your specific websites and social media sites too. And pass to relevant Faculty/Program Directors



Niki Glenning

Alumni Relations Manager

Faculty of Land and Food Systems

The University of British Columbia

Cell 604 561 0504

Job Description: 

High Altitude Foods is a new and growing food manufacturing plant in Richmond BC. We are a BC locally owned and operated business that is team oriented with a customer focus.

We are very proud to have maintained a reputation for producing high quality products. We are currently seeking an experienced Food Safety and Quality Assurance Assistant 

This position will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the sanitation and processing crews, as well as all QA for processing. This individual will develop and maintain our systems to ensure compliance to all Food Safety Standards, and will be responsible for all Document Control and Records.

The ideal candidate will provide technical leadership with an emphasis on continuous process improvement and product quality.


36,000- 40,000.00 year



  • Knowledge of food safety and HACCP principles
  • HACCP certification required
  • Prior experience in food manufacturing environment an asset
  • Ability to lift heavy objects: 50 lbs.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Detail oriented and able to follow through on tasks
  • Ability to work 45-50 hours per week (including Saturdays)
  • Ability to multitask
  • Quick learner and forward thinker
  • Ability to create and implement a schedule

Responsibilities & Duties: 

  • Assist in monitoring and updating existing HACCP, SOP, AND QA programs, procedures, and document control programs
  • Record and analyze statistical data and recommend modifications, or suggest new standards, methods, and procedures
  • Implement quality assurance programs that effectively monitor product manufacturing in compliance with GMP’s, SOP’s, and HACCP
  • Perform analytical tests, inspections, and monitoring of incoming raw materials/packaging and finished goods for specification compliance
  • Assist with supply chain inspection, approval, and audit programs
  • Implement and manage Random Microbiological testing on equipment and product
  • Prepare product and process quality reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends
  • Maintain a “floor presence” as an auditor of quality throughout the processing facility
  • Ensure maintenance and sanitation of the facility is in compliance with food safety requirements
  • Collaborates with colleagues in Supply Chain, Operations, and Quality functions to continually improve capability and process efficiency
  • Make decisions concerning product quality, including shutting down line when processes do not conform to specifications
  • Develop product formulation sheets for new products

Please connect with Scott Gander at the information below:


Scott Gander C.S.P.

Business Development Manager

Phone: 604-273-2433

Mobile: 604-996-7268


 20-12871 Bathgate Way

Richmond BC V6V 1Y5 


MFRE News Post: Analyzing Policies To Save The Environment


The MFRE has just published a new post regarding one MFRE 2018 alumna Cheenar Shah and her career path with the BC Ministry of Agriculture. Through this interview, Cheenar tells us about her professional life, her experience with MFRE and insights on following a career path in public policy. Click below to read the full interview.

Please share with students!

Beyond MFRE: Analyzing Policies To Save The Environment

Beyond MFRE is a series of interviews focusing on alumni and their life after our master’s degree. From PhD candidates to managers in international companies, our alumni share their stories across sectors and industries.

This week we shine the spotlight on Cheenar Shah, an alumna currently employed with the BC Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries as a Climate Change Adaptation Program Advisor.

Thank you!


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


Anti-Racism and Solidarity in Teaching Practice Workshop (now open to all LFS Graduate Students)


Dear LFS Graduate Students,

As you might be aware we are undoubtedly living in trying times: in addition to the unprecedented challenges of Covid-19, it is unfortunate that some members of our societies have been recently experiencing heightened racism and oppression resulting in what some researchers are calling the “double pandemic”. However, racism against various ethnic or minority groups is not new: it is a historical, long-standing social problem that permeates and threatens the fabric of our societies. To date, a lot still remains to be done to address this challenge.

As an LFS TA or graduate student, have you ever wondered how racism relates to teaching and learning? Are you well-equipped to appropriately respond to such issues? To further reflect and learn more, please join us at the next session on:

Anti-Racism and Solidarity in Teaching Practice Workshop (for LFS TAs)
Now open to all LFS Graduate Students

Mon, Apr 26 (10 AM – 12 PM PDT)

via Zoom

Register here: http://bit.ly/LFSTA_AntiRacism

Facilitator: Colin Dring, ISLFS
Learning Objectives:

  • Guided reflection on participants’ own roles and fears as educators, and develop an introductory understanding of concepts such as anti-racism, privilege, allyship, and solidarity especially in the context of online teaching and learning;
  • Identification and intensive unpacking of harmful phrases that can lead to further marginalization of racialized or excluded students;
  • Introduction of teaching strategies, practical tools, and relevant resources for anti-racist teaching practice.

Best regards,

LFS TA Coordinators (Tebby and Lennie)