Calling All Course Instructors – Climate Teaching Connector Relaunch for 2021-22


The Climate Hub at UBC and the UBC Sustainability Initiative are expanding the Climate Teaching Connector after a successful pilot launch. The resource connects course instructors with climate experts in the UBC community to deliver guest lectures in their undergraduate courses.

A more climate just planet requires transitions to holistic and just practices of land stewardship and transformations of food systems. Connect and collaborate with climate experts from across the UBC community this fall and spring to deliver climate change and climate justice content in your undergraduate courses through the Climate Teaching Connector. We have a cohort of 16 stellar graduate students and postdocs from a wide array of teaching backgrounds and climate expertise, including Indigenous practices of food waste cycling, food and land justice, community resiliency, and ecological feminisms. Filling out a request only takes a few minutes:

 Thank you,


Pablo Akira Beimler (he/him)

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. | |

INDS 502E – Graduate Course on Interdisciplinarity and Public Scholarship


INDS 502 E – University of British Columbia (V), traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xwməθkwə’yəm (Musqueam) people

Methodologies of Crossing: Exploring Interdisciplinary Knowledges, Trajectories, and Worldviews 


Professor: Dr. Rajdeep S. Gill

Day/Time: Tuesdays, 4:00 – 7:00pm (online), September – December, 2021

Email contact:

Course Description

This course offers a creative and collaborative approach to understanding and exploring interdisciplinary constructions of knowledges across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. The methodological, structural and socio-ecological contours of diverse historical and contemporary formations of interdisciplinarity will be intricately examined. There will be a strongly focus on the interrelationship of knowledges and value, interdisciplinarities and public reason.

Along with in-depth dialogue and experiential learning, guest speakers from the UBC community and beyond will be invited to enrich interdisciplinary engagement and learning. A supportive and exploratory space will be created for connecting interdisciplinarity to the specific research, methodological and personal interests of each course participant.

No background in interdisciplinary research is required, and students from any and all areas of study are welcome. Curiosity, adventurousness, imagination and creativity will be encouraged. The desire to expand avenues of knowledge exchange and translation across academic, community and public contexts will be welcomed and supported.

Call for Authors CMA


The Canadian Mountain Assessment (CMA) is currently seeking authors interested in contributing to this foundational effort to understand the state of knowledge of Canada’s rapidly changing mountains systems, guided by innovative conceptual and ethical frameworks for knowledge sharing. This first-of-its kind Assessment will include insights from both peer-reviewed literature and First Nations, Métis, and Inuit knowledges of mountain systems, with individual Assessment chapter teams being balanced between Indigenous and non-Indigenous authors.

CMA authors should be recognized as 1. Established or emerging academic experts 2. First Nations, Métis, and Inuit knowledge holders or 3. non-academic specialists (e.g. mountain guides, tourism operators, writers) with expertise/knowledge relevant to Canadian mountain systems. The CMA provides a platform for connecting and mobilizing researchers, practitioners, and Indigenous Peoples with knowledge of mountains, and is therefore helping to catalyze a community of practice related to mountains in Canada. This high-impact project is expected to inform the mountain research and policy agenda in Canada for years to come.

If you are interested in an authorship role with the CMA please fill out the self-nomination form here.

Self-nominations will be accepted until July 9, 2021, but submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis for qualified applicants. Please circulate this call widely among your networks. For any questions, please contact CMA Project Assistant Madison Stevens at:

Best regards,


Nivretta Thatra
Communications Manager
Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES)
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory |

Soils Analyst Position_REQ77238


The Soils Analyst Position is now posted. Feel free to distribute to anyone you think may be interested.

The EXTERNAL posting is now live with a closing date of July 30, 2021 at 11:00 pm.

Link to the EXTERNAL live posting:



Amber Sadowy, M.Sc.

Unit Head, Analytical Chemistry Services Laboratory

Analysis, Reporting & Knowledge Services

Knowledge Management Branch │Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy

Mailing address: PO Box 9536 STN PROV GOVT, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9C4

Courier address: 4300 North Rd, Victoria, B.C., V8Z 5J3

Tel.: 778.698.9115

Cel.: 250.883.6253

Lab Tel. : 250.952.4134

Join Us: “Farm to Globe: Transforming Our Food Systems”


“Farm to Globe: Transforming Our Food Systems”

About this Webinar Series: 

This summer, the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the UBC Farm, generously sponsored by RBC Royal Bank, and in partnership with the UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems and the BC Food Web, is presenting the second season of our Future of Food webinar series: “Farm to Globe: Transforming Our Food Systems”.

This year’s series will focus on what has become readily apparent not only to our food systems experts, but to the general public – that our food systems need fixing. We’ll be exploring the most pressing issues our food systems face today, everything from how restaurants have had to change and adapt during the pandemic, the biodiversity crisis, food school programs as an avenue to address food insecurity, and so much more! We’ll also be focusing on the social and racial inequalities that are present in and exacerbated by all of these issues. Our speakers will be sharing action items and takeaway points to inspire our community to create tangible change.

Join us for discussions that we hope will drive action and discover what steps we need to take to transform our food systems – from farm to globe.

Date and Time: 

Every Thursday beginning July 8th, 11-12:30 p.m. PST

  • 45min Presentation
  • 30min Q&A

Join us for our first episode this Thursday, July 8th! Registration is free but required.

We hope to see you there!


Mairead Norton (She, Her, Hers)

Webinar Coordinator

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

The University of British Columbia |Unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Territory | UBC Farm