Oct. 13 Webinar – Digesting the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit: What next for ending hunger?


Digesting the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit: What next for ending hunger?

Join this virtual panel event to explore the outcomes of the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit. Panelists will discuss what they see as the major achievements or initiatives launched at the Summit that hold the greatest potential to transform food systems.

Wed, October 13, 2021
12:30 pm – 1:50 pm PT
Learn more and please register in advance. The Zoom link will be emailed to you.


  • Christine Campeau, Senior Advisor – Food Systems, CARE
  • Eugenio Díaz-Bonilla, Head, Program for Latin America and the Caribbean, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  • Natasha Kim, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Moderator: Professor Matias E. Margulis, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, UBC

Co-hosted by: School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and the UBC Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, UBC

Learn About the Impact of Fish Farms: LFS Scholar Series on Oct. 7 (Livestream & recorded options available)


Faculty, staff and graduate students are welcome to join LFS Scholar Series events, where experts in their field present the broad impacts of their research and engage the audience in discussion. The October speaker event is organized by Andrea Frommel from the Applied Animal Biology research program and the Graduate Program Office.

Invited Speaker: Bob Chamberlin, Kwikwasutinuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation & advocate for wild salmon

Title: Fish Farm Impacts – Too Complicated for Fulsome Media Reporting

Date and Time:

Thursday October 7, 2021

4-5 pm

Biography:  Bob Chamberlin served as an elected chief Councillor for the Kwikwasutinuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation for 14 years, and a Vice President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs for 9 years. A well-known wild salmon advocate, he has participated in various federal & provincial initiatives examining the full spectrum of issues related to open net cage fish farms.  Bob served as a key negotiator for the Broughtan Fish Farm LoU where the UNDRIP was successfully implemented for the first time in Canada’s history and participated as negotiator for 3 First Nations at the recent Discovery Island Fish Farm Consultations. 

Location, if attending in person:

Earth Sciences Building, Room 2012

The session is available to livestream on Oct. 7, or to view at a later date, through this link:



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Faculty of Land and Food Systems | Room 235
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GradUpdate – Job Search, Canadian Career Symposium, Citing to Communicate, Healthy Conflict, RDM with High Performance Computing, Getting Through Grad School with Grace and Grit, 14-Day Writing Challenge, and more.



In this issue, Job Search, Canadian Career Symposium, Citing to Communicate, Healthy Conflict, RDM with High Performance Computing, Getting Through Grad School with Grace and Grit, 14-Day Writing Challenge, and more.

Registration now open

Job Search
Thursday, Oct 14 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM


Canadian Career Symposium for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
Hosted by the Graduate and Postdoctoral Development Network | Free to UBC graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
Oct 18 – 21 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Various keynote sessions, workshops and panels

Learn more and Register

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


Citing to Communicate: Who, What, When, Where, Why
Wednesday, Oct 13 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Register


Employer Virtual Information Session: Novartis Canada
Tuesday, Oct 5 | 12:30 – 1:15 PM Register

NASA International Internship (NASA I2) Project
Apply by Oct 13 | Paid 10 and 16 week internships Learn more

But Where Are You Really From? Navigating your Racial Identity Throughout your Career Journey
Community Connection Series | Thursday, Oct 14 | 3:30 – 5:00 PM Learn more


How to Engage in Healthy Conflict
A facultydiversity.org webinar | Free through UBC’s subscription
Thursday, Oct 14 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Learn more

Getting Through Grad School with Grace & Grit: The Online Support Group
Wednesdays Oct 6 – Dec 1 | 3:30 – 4:45 PM Learn more
Additional Online Group Counselling includes Mindful Stress Management, Asian Student Support, International Student Support, and more Learn more


Introduction to the Unix Shell
Tuesday, Oct 12 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM Register

RDM with High Performance Computing (HPC)
Part 1 | Wednesday, Oct 13 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Register
Part 2 | Thursday, Oct 14 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM Register

Multi-processing in Julia
WestGrid advanced-computing workshop series | Thursday, Oct 14 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM Register


Exploring Zoom
Thursday, Oct 14 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM Register

WordPress & Wiki Clinic
(Drop in) Thursday, Oct 14 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM Register


14-Day Writing Challenge
Oct 18 – 31 | Register by Oct 13 | experiment with daily writing, online community, and supportive accountability Learn more

Ivarson Agricultural Scholarship – Application Deadline is October 22͏ ͏ ͏ ͏


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CFFAE Scholarship News


2021 Ivarson Agricultural Scholarships

Application Deadline October 22, 2021

Please circulate to potential candidates

These scholarships were created through a bequest from Dr. Karl C. Ivarson. In establishing this award, Dr. Ivarson wished to support students from his home province of Alberta in their pursuit of studies in agricultural sciences. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, areas of study, community Involvement, career Interests and letters of recommendation.

2021 Ivarson Agricultural Scholarships:

·     PhD Scholarship – 1 award of $17,000

·     Masters Scholarship – 1 award of $10,000

·     Applications Accepted September 13 to October 22, 2021

·     Application Deadline is October 22, 2021

·     Detailed Application Guidelines and Forms available at www.CFFAE.ca

·     Winners announced in December


·     Candidates must hold Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Resident status.

·     Candidates must be registered full-time in a masters or doctorate program in the area of agriculture or related discipline.

·     Candidates must be enrolled in their graduate program until at least one semester beyond the application deadline.

·     Previous recipients of this scholarship are not eligible for subsequent awards.

Candidates must be from the province of Alberta by meeting at least one of the following criteria. (“From the province of Alberta” is a qualifying criterion only and is not used as a scoring element in the selection of award recipients):

·     An applicant with a permanent residence in Alberta, Canada for a minimum of 12 months prior to the application deadline.

·     A student studying agriculture or a related discipline at an Alberta university.

·     A graduate of an Alberta high school or post-secondary institution but studying at a non-Alberta institution.

·     An applicant born in Alberta.

·     Significant knowledge of and attachment to Alberta, as demonstrated through a series of short-term residences including some primary or secondary schooling in Alberta.

·     Other (explanation required).

Application Deadline is October 22, 2021


Detailed Application Guidelines and Forms available at www.CFFAE.ca


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