LFS Scholar Series Presentation – Wednesday, February 3, 2021


The LFS Graduate & Postdoctoral Office is pleased to present the following LFS Scholar Series seminar:

With thanks to Dr. Anubhav Pratap Singh for organizing.

Shelley Small
Administrative Manager, Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Room 293 MacMillan Building
2357 Main Mall Vancouver BC  V6T 1Z4
Phone:  604-822-4593       Fax:  604-822-4400
lfs.gradmgr@ubc.ca          www.landfood.ubc.ca


MFRE Speaker Series: Agricultural Land Reserve in BC


The Agricultural Land Reserve in BC: Challenges, Controversies, and Opportunities.

Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2021

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00 pm

In response to public concerns regarding the loss of prime agricultural land in BC, the provincial government responded by introducing BC’s Land Commission Act on April 18, 1973. The Act designated Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) boundaries based on biophysical information related to the natural characteristics of the land and its climate, rather than on the market and other socio-economic conditions. To administer the ALR, the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) was created as an independent administrative tribunal. Regional governments submitted ALR plans to the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) based on their guidelines and on maps provided by the BC Department of Agriculture, which identified lands that have the soil/climate combination to support agriculture and that were not already urbanized or irreversibly alienated. Although the ALC has been controversial since its establishment, it continues to receive public support as it has responded to several amendments to the original Act to address public concerns and emergent issues. Although successful, challenges continue.

Event Linkhttps://ubc.zoom.us/j/63198895621?pwd=TzlhTUdLMVlhR29WcVZSVFZjK0pKdz09

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


Sustainability Scholars Program: Applications close Jan 31 (paid summer internships)


The deadline to apply for a Sustainability Scholars Program internship is fast approaching (January 31). I would greatly appreciate it if you would circulate this announcement to your grad student networks and encourage them to apply. I have over 60 internships/projects available—the projects this year are noteworthy for the significance and applicability of the work, which lends to them providing a particularly rich and rewarding experience for the students (I’ve attached a brief description of the projects as an FYI) 

As a reminder, applications close at midnight Sunday January 31, 2021. Current full-time UBC graduate students from all academic disciplines and all campuses are encouraged to apply.

Further information on the available projects can be found on the Sustainability Scholars Program web page.

Thank you for your help notifying your graduate students about these opportunities!

2021 Summer Project List v4 2021Jan19


Karen Taylor

GradUpdate – Honing the Key Messages of your Research, Three Minute Thesis (3MT), Community events (Pride, SAGA), Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium, Conclusions in Research Articles, and more.



In this issue, Honing the Key Messages of your Research, Three Minute Thesis (3MT), Community events (Pride, SAGA), Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium, Conclusions in Research Articles, and more.

Registration now open

Putting it into words: the why’s and how’s of honing the key messages of your research – Arts and Humanities
Tuesday, Feb 2
Panel: 12:00 – 1:15 PM | Interactive key messaging workshop: 1:30 – 2:30 PM


Three Minute Thesis Competition
The 11th annual 3MT @UBC is underway, virtual for 2021. Open to any graduate student in a research-based Masters or PhD.  The competition challenges researchers to present their work orally to a non-specialist audience in 3 minutes to win cash prizes.
Heats begin in February. For all heat information or to register for a personal coaching practice session click the button below.

3MT Schedule & Registration Info

Additional Events and Opportunities

The following highlights some upcoming events. Please find more on community.grad.ubc.ca and grad.ubc.ca/current-students/professional-development


Literature Reviews for Engineering, Forestry, Health Science, Land & Food Systems, and Science
How-to-conduct session | Tuesday, Feb 2 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM Learn more

Getting Started and Structured Searching ONLINE
Thursday, Feb 4 | 1:00 – 2:45 PM Learn more

Building Effective Supervisory Relationships
Orientation Workshop – spots available for new and current students in research-based graduate programs
Thursday, Feb 4 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM Learn more


How to start a collaborative public project with an off-campus partner
Tuesday, Feb 9 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM Learn more


SAGA (South Asia Graduates for the Arts) Virtual Meet n’ Greet
Thursday, Jan 28 | 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Film screening: Monday, Feb 22 | 7:00 – 8:00 PM Learn more

UBC Pride Online
Art of Vogue w/ Rey Xtravaganza | Saturday, Jan 30 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Overexposed — Call for Artists | Apply by Feb 3 Learn more


Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Various discussions and events until Jan 29 Learn more

Student-Parent Support Group Online
Tuesdays 12:30 – 1:30 PM | One of several groups offered by Counselling Services Learn more

18th Annual Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium
Apply by Jan 29 | Symposium dates: Saturday March 6 and 13
Theme: Collective Response-Abilities: Intervention for Indigenous Wellbeing Learn more


Building a website with GitHub Pages and Jekyll
Monday, Feb 1 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM Learn more

Getting started with NVivo
Monday, Feb 1 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM Learn more

Designing dashboards with Tableau
Tuesday, Feb 2 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM Learn more

Introduction to R and RStudio
Friday, Feb 5 | 12:00 – 2:00 PM Learn more


Exploring Zoom
Tuesday, Feb 2 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM Learn more

Teaching Online With Canvas
Thursday, Feb 4 | 12:00 – 1:15 PM Learn more


Conclusions in Research Articles: Writing
Tuesday, Feb 2 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Learn more