Black Student Orientation


As you may or may not know the UBC Black Caucus, Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, and the Beyond Tomorrow Scholars Program have partnered to offer a pilot initiative, a Black Student Orientation (BSO) for the Fall 2021 term. I was hoping that you could share this information with your LFS colleagues to help promote to Black identifying LFS students. Deadline to register is Aug 25th.

The purpose of this orientation is to create a space for new undergraduate and graduate Black students at the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses to start to build community with each other, receive tips for transitioning to UBC, and connect with Black-identifying student groups. Current UBC Black students are welcome to join the session.

The session will be free and held virtually on Thursday, September 2nd, 2021 from 10 am – 2.30 pm. More details can be found here: Black Student Orientation | UBC Black Caucus

We sincerely appreciate your support in promoting the BSO and have attached a toolkit and promotional package that can support features in a newsletter, images for an Instagram or twitter post as well as other social media posts. You are also welcome to link to the UBC Black Caucus Instagram, @ubcblackcaucus or the link above.

Please let me know if this would be possible and many thanks in advance for spreading the word about the BSO.

BSO promo package_Aug2021

Thank you,


Natasha Philander

(Pronouns: She/Her/Hers)
Program Manager

Beyond Tomorrow Scholars Program

The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
2205 Lower Mall Building 1 | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4 Canada
Phone 604 827 2388

I acknowledge that I live and work on the unceded, ancestral and traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples – specifically the sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations

UBC job opportunity with your graduate students


The UBC Food Services Nutrition and Wellbeing team is hiring 2 graduate student Nutrition Research Assistants to work 12 hours per week on 2 exciting projects with us (total wage $28/hr)!

If you’re passionate about healthy, sustainable eating and have some basic research experience apply by August 26th!

Search Job ID 891685 at UBC Careers Online to learn more and apply!

Melissa Baker-Wilson, MHSc, RD
Manager, Nutrition & Wellbeing, Food Services
Student Housing and Community Services
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
2205 Lower Mall, Marine Drive Bldg. 6 | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4 Canada
Phone 604 827 4987

TA for FNH 330 001


Looking for reliable Teaching Assistants to help with FNH 330 Introduction to Wine Science 1 for this semester, Winter Term 1.

This position would involve participating in the online labs (some preparation involved) and facilitating discussion between students over Zoom, as well as some marking of assignments and tests.

Online labs are 5pm to 6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Students who have taken FNH 330 are preferred.

Please contact Lisa Dowling at with your expression of interest.

LFS Hiring 2 TA Coordinators (Deadline Aug 29)


Attention: LFS Research Graduate Students


Dear LFS Research Graduate Students,

Our faculty has been approved funding to hire two TA Coordinators to run the LFS TA Training Program, which seeks to enhance the professional development and community of practice for Teaching Assistants of LFS courses. The position involves evaluating TA needs, coordinating workshops and Orientation, organizing community of practice opportunities for/with LFS TAs, and preparing funding applications. This position is expected to pay the GTA salary for a 96 hour contract over 12 months, to be used at the discretion of the successful candidates. Ideally, the positions will be filled by students who will be in LFS for 2 or more years, to provide continuity for the program.

Interested individuals are encouraged to review the attached document for additional details, and direct questions to the previous TA Training Program Coordinators, Tebogô Leëpile ( or Lennie Cheung (

To apply for the position, please contact Dr. Zhaoming Xu, Associate Dean, Academic ( by Aug 29, 2021 with the subject line: (TA Training Coordinator Position Application – [First Name, Last Name]. The position starts Sep 1, 2021.

Please Note:  If we are unable to fill the positions this year, professional development and community-building opportunities for TAs will decrease, and we will have to forfeit funding for the program.

BC Public Service career opportunity – Agri-food Compliance and Enforcement Officer (Seafood)


I have attached a current career opportunity with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries I am hoping you can distribute to alumni. Closes to applications on Sept 7-2021. Please let me know if you need any further information.

79811 Online Ad Copy – Agri-food Compliance and Enforcement Officer (Seafood)

Thank you



Jenn Arkinstall, Marketing Coordinator (She/Her)

100-940 Blanshard St. Victoria BC V8W3E6
Marketing and Talent Strategies | BC Public Service Agency

Telephone : 778-698-1300