Job postings for grad students


BC Parks has just posted positions for Student Rangers that could be of interest to undergraduate and graduate students interested in working in conservation, ecological restoration and recreation. Not sure of the right channel to contact for dissemination but here is a link! Would be wonderful to get more of our students engaged with my favourite research and restoration partner!

South Asia Studies Grad Students Virtual Meet n’ Greet


We are excited to launch SAGA (South Asia Graduates for the Arts) at UBC: a grassroots initiative run by graduate students for graduate students, alumni, and the wider community. Our aim is to increase connection amongst South-Asia studies students, South Asian students, and South Asia-focused clubs with the wider South Asian community in the Lower Mainland.

To kick off the Project, we are inviting you to a UBC South Asia graduate students Virtual SAGA Meet n’ Greet that will be held on Thursday, January 28th from 7:00 to 8:00pm. We are hoping to bring together South Asia-focused graduate students across a variety of faculties and disciplines. We’ll watch a short film, talk about our work, and do some fun icebreakers! The first twenty graduate students to sign-up will receive a $20 gift card to order your favourite South Asian takeout to go along with the Meet n’ Greet! 🙂

While we are sad we can’t be with you all in person, we are excited to be able to connect with you virtually and continue to further the connections within this wonderful community!

Register by contacting us at with the following information:


Email address: 

Program (ie. MA in Asian Studies): 

Expected graduation:

Research area/Thesis (ie. “My work is on in agricultural methods in Uttar Pradesh”): 

We also have an upcoming film screening on February 22nd from 7-8pm. Please mark your calendars and contact us to be added to our email list for updates!

Until then, if you have any further questions, please feel free to send an email to and we will be sure to get back to you!

Looking forward to “seeing” you on the 28th, even if it’s for the delicious treats and conversation 😉


South Asia Graduates for the Arts (SAGA)


MFRE Speaker Series: Fisheries Management


Fisheries Management: How Theory Becomes Operationalized

Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Bruce is an economist, but very much a practitioner. For the first 17 years of his career, he was an official with the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans, in the Pacific region. He subsequently went into private practice, working very closely with industry as well as the government. He does extensive consulting work outside of Canada, as well as within, with examples being the US (both coasts), China and Europe.

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

Call for Applications: UBC Sustainability Ambassadors Program


UBC Sustainability Ambassadors Program: Accepting Applications for the 2021 Cohort

Applications are now open for UBC undergraduate and graduate students to join the Fall 2021 cohort of the Sustainability Ambassadors Program.

Bring your ideas for human and environmental wellbeing to life, develop your leadership skills and inspire the UBC community to create positive and meaningful change, while building your network and connections with other student leaders through the Sustainability Ambassadors Program.

Learn more and Apply by February 8 to join the Fall 2021 cohort.

Kshamta B. Hunter  M.A.
Manager, Sustainability Student Engagement
UBC Sustainability Initiative | 2260 West mall
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver | Musqueam Traditional Territory
2260 West mall | Vancouver BC | V6T1Z4 Canada
Phone 604 827 3754

Professional Designations – PAg and RPBio information sessions


APBI is hosting a couple of upcoming undergraduate events that I think would also be of interest to graduate students.  Could you share int information below:

  • BC Institute of Agrologists (BCIA) Info Session and Panel Discussion on Jan 27 from 4-5pm is a place to learn about the profession of Agrology and network with folks working in your future career!  You may be surprised to find that your expertise falls into BCIA’a areas of practice:
  • College of Applied Biology Info Session and Panel Discussion on Feb 3 from 12-1pm is a place to learn about what a Registered Professional Biologist does in their chosen career and network with professionals!  Find out who are Registered Applied Biologists and Technologists to see if this workshop is for you!

Register for either of these two events here:

https://blogs.ubcollege of applied



Lesley Dampier  MSc PAg (She, Her, Hers)
Applied Biology Program Coordinator – APBI Student BlogApplied Biology Page
Animal Welfare Program Research Coordinator – Animal Welfare Program
Faculty of Land and Food Systems

LFS Student Services has a new online form for requests including academic concessions.  Access the forms here

The UBC Student Assistance Program is a free, 24/7 wellness resource for students. Services include personal counselling, life coaching, group programs and more based on your needs.

Find resources for managing your mental and physical health at UBC Health & Wellbeing.  The UBC Wellness Centre has also moved their services online! Access up-to-date health education and information, learn more about health-related resources on and off campus, access tips and strategies for your wellbeing as a student and hear from your peers.