LFS Welcome Back Event


Register for the LFS Welcome Back Event –  Friday, Sept. 24

Registration is open for the LFS Welcome Back Event this Friday, September 24 from 3-5pm at UBC Farm. Join us as we celebrate and thank LFS faculty members, staff and graduate students for all their hard work over the past 18 months!

Register by donating a minimum of $5 to United Way: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/ulwbb

Deadline to register is Thursday, September 23 (9am). Tickets will not be available to purchase at the event.

This year’s event will feature:

  • local food trucks and vendors with vegetarian & vegan options (Tamaly-Shop, Via Tevere Pizza, Ay! Mamacita, and BAK’D)
  • a pop-up market
  • a presentation from Rickey

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own water bottles (there will be stations available for refills) and picnic blankets to sit on. Hand sanitizer will be provided throughout the event.

For information on how to get to the UBC Farm, visit: https://ubcfarm.ubc.ca/contact-us/

Note: LFS Operations has completed a UBC Safety Event Plan for this event.

BC Public Service career opportunity -Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries – Program Technician



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 October 5-2021. Please let me know if you need any further information.

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

79925 Online Ad Copy – Program Technician

Let’s Talk Science Information Sessions:


Learn more about us – Let’s Talk Science Information Sessions

Let’s Talk Science is a national science outreach organization consisting of university-specific, independently operated chapters. UBC Let’s Talk Science volunteers are role models for young Canadians. As a volunteer, you will meet like-minded people, make a difference in your community, be eligible for prestigious awards and rekindle your love of science.

We set you up for success by providing training, activity kits, funding and materials. There are several (up to 10!) different programs run by UBC Let’s Talk Science that you can learn more about by attending one of our info sessions

When: September 22  https://forms.gle/pEsxEw3bJNNzuqV89

September 29 https://forms.gle/ms5CqaYWfCgfTQe88

October 13 https://forms.gle/SJpcSuY729EVi2oZ7

October 20 https://forms.gle/zpcCJ6TNmc7Gms6m9

Where: LSI 1510 (2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3)

Who: Students and post-docs interested in volunteering

Already know you want to volunteer? 
If you sign up for our newsletter and register on the portal, you will receive biweekly or monthly volunteering opportunities: https://volunteer.app.letstalkscience.ca/

Are you a volunteer that wants to be more connected?
Check out our facebook page for the latest news and updates here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ubclts/about

More general information about volunteering with Let’s Talk Science can be found here: https://letstalkscience.ca/volunteer/become-a-volunteer


Come meet us – Orientations

Online at AMS Club Days
Come and get to know a little more about us and meet some of our wonderful co-ordinators – virtually at least!

When: September 22-23 @ 7-10 pm

Where: Virtual! Information for club days will be shortly be available on the CampusBase site, keep an eye out for more detail at https://amscampusbase.ubc.ca/

Who: Students interested in volunteering

In person at UBC SUS Community Fair
We are so excited to meet some new faces – in person! Drop by and say hi at the UBC Science Undergrad Society Community Fair

When: October 7th @ 6:30-8 pm

Where: Abdul Ladha Science Student Center

Who: Undergraduates who would like to volunteer


Recruitment – looking for a LEEF Coordinator

UBC Let’s Talk Science is looking for a new Lessons in Ecology and Evolution FUNdamentals (LEEF) Coordinator!

The successful applicant will work with a dedicated group of coordinators and volunteers to engage youth in hands-on, minds-on science, technology, engineering, and math activities across Vancouver. For more information please see our website https://outreach.letstalkscience.ca/ubc/news-and-events.html or email lts@ubclts.com





Volunteer and Internal Relations Coordinator

UBC Let’s Talk Science
6174 University Blvd

Vancouver, BC


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


I hope you and your communities are able to join us for our webinar series finale this Thursday, September 16th 11-12:30 PST! Please feel free to share this event with your networks. If you would like to share on social networks, we have created a communications toolkit.

About this Webinar: 

Humans have been cultivating food for thousands of years. Today the agricultural industry is a result of layers of power structures and political systems. In this episode we will be exploring how to move forward in a way that celebrates diversity, champions sustainability, uplifts workers and producers, and maintains a healthy environment for all creatures on the planet. Join our panelists for our series finale as they discuss their own work with young and entrant farmers, the impacts of climate change on our agricultural systems, decolonizing our approach to research and so much more.

Date and Time:

September 16th, 2021 11-12:30 PST

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

mairead.norton@ubc.ca | UBC Farm