Introduction to the Library – Top 10 list


1. RESEARCH GUIDES – This is a great place to start your research (e.g. see the LFS research guides:
2. ACCESS – Your CWL and password give you access to online books and journals. Your UBC Card is your library card enabling you to borrow print books from the library.
3. BASIC LIBRARY SEARCH – On the library home page, use the Google-like search box called Summon as a starting place for articles, books, theses, and more.
4. INDEXES & DATABASES TAB – From the library home page:, click on the Indexes tab to find the index you need by typing the index name (e.g. Web of Science).
5. JOURNAL TITLES TAB – From the library home page:, click on Journal Titles tab to find a specific journal by typing its title (eg. Food Chemistry).
6. INTERLIBRARY LOAN (ILL) – This is a free service for students, faculty and staff to borrow books and articles unavailable at UBC:
7. HOW TO CITE – This guide gives examples of how to cite references (e.g. how to attribute ideas to the original source in a specific format e.g. APA citation style) and find software to help with this
8. THE RESEARCH COMMONS – has workshops and assistance with thesis & citation formatting, statistics & GIS software, data
9. SELF-GUIDED TUTORIAL: Library Research Skills for Land & Food Systems is a quick introduction to the library and indexes.
10. PERSONALIZED LIBRARY RESEARCH SUPPORT – Visit the Woodward Library Research help desk; chat online with AskAway; or make an appointment with your librarian, Katherine Miller We look forward to supporting you with your research


Thesis Defense – AABI – MSc – Erin A’tman Ryan


UBC – Faculty of Land and Food Systems Announces
The Oral Examination for the Degree of

Master of Science
(Applied Animal Biology)

Erin A’tman Ryan

“Non-target interactions and humaneness evaluation of captive bolt trap”
1:00 PM on Tuesday, August 24th, 2021


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Chair: Dr. A. Protopopova

Supervisory Committee:
Dr. D. Fraser – Supervisor
Dr. D. Weary – Committee member
Dr. S. Dubois – Committee member

Defense Committee Composition
Dr. D. Fraser – Supervisor
Dr. S. Dubois – Committee member
Dr. C. Burton – External

BC Public Service Career Opportunity – Licensed Land and Resource Officer


Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Port McNeill

This is a temporary opportunity until August 31, 2023. This may be extended or become permanent.

Licensed Land and Resource Officer

$68,008.54 – $85,592.73 annually, plus a $38.87 bi-weekly isolation allowance

Influence and engage in natural resource management in a stunning area of Vancouver Island
In this role, your focus will be on complex natural resource issues, including old growth forest management within the North Island – Central Coast Natural Resource District. You will be responsible for engaging Indigenous communities on proposed actions flowing from the Old Growth Strategic Review to inform the development of a new old growth strategy. You will also work closely with industry, local government, and other stakeholders. Another key responsibility will be to bridge environmental, social, and economic disciplines of natural resource management to advance policy, Ministry priorities and strategies, and operational delivery of stewardship outcomes. Your strong forestry-oriented background will have you working with a diverse project team of multidisciplinary specialists across multiple agencies and be responsible for the management, coordination, and delivery of strategic initiatives from initiation through to conclusion.

For more information and to apply online by August 25, 2021, please go to:

GradUpdate – Part-time work at UBC, Applying for Vanier or Doctoral Canada Graduate Scholarship, Writing the Research Proposal (Doctoral), Open Educational Resources, and more.


In this issue, Part-time work at UBC, Applying for Vanier or Doctoral Canada Graduate Scholarship, Writing the Research Proposal (Doctoral), Open Educational Resources, and more.

Registration now open
Applying for a Vanier or Doctoral Canada Graduate Scholarship – Competition Details and Application Procedures
Thursday, Aug 19 | 3:00 – 4:15 PM


Seats still available
Doctoral Defence: Doctoral Examination and Virtual Defence Procedure
Tuesday, Aug 10 | 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Register
Events and Opportunities
The following highlights some upcoming events. Please find more on and
Using Mendeley for Citation Management
Thursday, Aug 12 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM Register
P/T Work at UBC, Sept to Apr
Work with us in Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. We have open positions for a Special Projects Coordinator and a Marketing and Recruitment Assistant.
Check out the many work learn opportunities available to graduate students | 10 hrs/week Learn more and apply
Visualizing Data in ArcGIS Online
Monday, Aug 9 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Register

Introduction to Web Scraping with Python
Monday, Aug 9 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM Register

GIS Data Normalization and Classification
Tuesday, Aug 10 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Register

Finding, Using, and Creating Open Educational Resources
Thursday, Aug 12 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM Register

WordPress & Wiki Clinic (Drop-In)
Thursday, Aug 12 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM Register

Doctoral Tri-Council Workshop: Writing the Research Proposal
Tuesday, Aug 17 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Register