We invite you to apply for TA positions in the Biology program. These are full TAships, at 196h per term.


  1. Go to http://www.biology.ubc.ca/teaching-assistants-2/
  2. Click on “Biology TA application 2021W”
  3. Fill the form and please read info given on this form.
  4. Application must be submitted by June 20th and acceptance of offer must be sent by July 15th to ensure that your first paycheck will not be delayed. (Note: if you miss these deadlines, you can still be hired, BUT there is a possibility of delay for your first paycheck).
  5. We will start sending offers by July 2nd and offers will continue until all positions are filled. Please check your email daily so that you can reply to our offer promptly.
  6. Do not forget to get permission from your PI to TA for Biology.
  7. All communication regarding TAship application must be sent to this email address: TAship  taship-application@biology.ubc.ca

If there is a problem, do not hesitate to contact us.


TAship team

Yuki Matsumura
Program Assistant | Faculty of Science | Department of Botany
The University of British Columbia
3156 – 6270 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Hours: Mon/Thurs/Fri 9am – 2pm

ANNOUNCEMENT: Climate Teaching Connector Opportunity for Grad Students + Postdocs


Interested in teaching climate change at UBC?

The Climate Teaching Connector, a collaboration between UBC Climate Hub and the UBC Sustainability Initiative, is recruiting 6 UBC graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with teaching experience and expertise in climate change-related topics to join a cohort of 15 Climate Experts delivering paid guest lectures in undergraduate classes. Be a part of this exciting initiative to integrate climate change and climate justice content throughout courses across UBC this Winter Term 1 and 2.

Apply by Thursday, June 10th 11:59 p.m. PST through this application: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b7YbiEUnoZEWm8K

For more information, go to: https://sustain.ubc.ca/teaching-applied-learning/climate-teaching-connector

Questions? Email: ctc.info@ubc.ca


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.

pbeimler@gmail.com | pablo.akira@alumni.ubc.ca | pbeimler@mail.ubc.ca

Academic & Wellness Check In’s


Friendly reminder 

On Behalf of the LFS Graduate & Postdoctoral Office

To:  LFS Graduate Students

We hope this email finds you well, safe and healthy!

The LFS Graduate & Postdoctoral Office is 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, on a voluntary basis).  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.

You can book your appointment through Canvas (instructions attached).  The available appointments for June are now posted. Additional appointments will be scheduled as needed.

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.


Sean, Shelley, Lia and Iris

The LFS Graduate & Postdoctoral Office

(newly added links)

Student Health – this link includes an online navigation tool that can help you find the most appropriate resource/service based on your location and symptoms

Getting through Grad School with Grace and Grit Online Support Group – led by Dr. Karen Flood (RPsych) from UBC Counselling Services


BEWELL booking instructions



GradUpdate – Time Mgmt, Interviews, Doctoral Exam Procedure, Getting the Most of Your Academic Experience, Writing with Integrity (incl. avoiding plagiarism), Project Mgmt, and more.


In this issue, Time Management, Interviews, Doctoral Exam Procedure, Getting the Most Out of Your Academic Experience, Writing with Integrity (incl. avoiding plagiarism), Project Management, and more.

Registration now open


Time Management (Mitacs Training)
Tuesday, Jun 1 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Wednesday, Jun 2 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM


Doctoral Defence: Doctoral Examination and Virtual Defence Procedure
Wednesday, Jun 2 | 2:00 – 3:15 PM


Getting the Most Out of Your Academic Experience: Designing Your Grad School Strategy
Thursday, Jun 3 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM


Project Management (Mitacs Training)
Monday & Tuesday, Jun 7&8 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Must commit to both full days | Registration by lottery, to be drawn Tuesday, Jun 1 @9:00 AM


Seats still available


Small Talk IQ
Wednesday, May 26 | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Register

Resume and Cover Letter
Wednesday, May 26 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM Register

Writing with Integrity
Friday, May 28 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Discuss ethical principles in academic writing including avoiding plagiarism, proper paraphrasing, proper citation, and accurate representation of findings Register

Additional Events and Opportunities


The following highlights some upcoming events. Please find more on community.grad.ubc.ca and grad.ubc.ca/current-students/professional-development


Using Mendeley for Citation Management
Thursday, Jun 3 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM Register


Institute for Future Legislators
Apply by May 30 | Fees apply | various July/Aug dates Learn more

Virtual Resume Review
Thursday, Jun 3 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM Learn more

UBC Virtual Job and Volunteer Fair
Wednesday, Jun 9 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Featuring 50+ employers who are looking to fill openings for both paid and volunteer positions



Who is in your network? Racial and linguistic diversity impact the perception of different English varieties
Wednesday, May 26 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Register


NVivo part 2: classification and datasets
Monday, May 31 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM Register

Geocoding & Web Mapping with Python
Tuesday, Jun 1 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM Register



Lay Summaries: Writing
Tuesday, Jun 1 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Register


Workshops and events

iGSN social event promotion- Request


My name is Mahsa Khalili and I am part of Student Services for the Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Network (iGSN) at UBC. The iGSN serves as a platform to connect grad students across various disciplines. We organize academic as well as social events to promote interdisciplinary mingling. We also provide travel awards to well-deserving candidates who choose to apply. You can find more information on our website: http://igsnubc.com/.

For our upcoming social event, we will gather over zoom to make mug cakes and play online games. We would love it if you could promote our event among the graduate students community of your department in an effort to educate more grads about our resources and give them an opportunity to socialize among like-minded peers. This could be a good platform for new grads to make new friends during the COVID-19 restrictions.

We appreciate it if you could please forward the following message.

Best regards,


iGSN Social Team



Hola iGSNers!!!

Summer is coming!!! Hopefully it brings back in-person days as well. As we all wrap up work, iGSN thought it would be a good idea to have a small celebration. Why do we say celebrate??? Because we have survived more than a year of pandemic + grad school.

We welcome you all to join us for a fun night of online socializing by saying CHEERS with mugs full of cake. Yes!!! We will be enjoying the evening by making MUG CAKES followed by some online games.

Bring your friends along to know more about your fellow grad students!!!

When: May 27th, 2021 at 6 PM.

Where: Zoom of course.

Please click HERE to sign up.

If you are already following iGSN on social media. Thank you!!! If not, check out our website (http://igsnubc.com), subscribe to our newsletter, and follow us on Instagram to know more about the iGSN.