Esri Canada GIS Scholarship 2022


Happy Friday!

Please help us disseminate the Esri Canada GIS Scholarship opportunity to UBC students by email and by displaying the attached poster (11 x 17) in your departments.   Successful recipient will receive:

    1. one-time payment of $2,000
    2. three-year term license of ArcGIS for Student Use
    3. three-year Professional-level subscription to the ArcGIS Developer Program (ADP)
    4. digital copies of select Esri Press Publications
    5. two instructor-led training courses offered by Esri Canada
    6. registration for one of Esri Canada’s User Conferences
    7. a personal and editable profile in the Esri Canada GIS Scholarship Web Portal
    8. eligibility to apply for the Esri Canada Associate GIS Professional Program in year of graduation

Submission deadline is on Monday, March 7, 2022.


Thank you, and best regards,



Grace Ong

Licensing Coordinator

Faculty of Forestry | Dean’s Office
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus |


Call for Applications: WorksafeBC Research Training Awards


This award is administered externally. Students with questions about this award opportunity should contact Worksafe directly (

WorksafeBC Research Training Awards

WorksafeBC Research Training Awards are designed to foster the development of occupational health and safety research among graduate students at the master’s and doctoral levels. These awards enable students to undertake full-time research training in B.C. — focusing on occupational illness, injury prevention and treatment, worker’s compensation and disability.  Research projects must address WorkSafeBC’s current research priorities to be eligible for consideration.

  • Value: $20,000 stipend and a $2,500 research and travel allowance
  • Duration: Master’s students receive one year of funding and doctoral students receive two years of funding. Recipients can apply to renew their grant for an additional year.
  • Application Deadline: February 18, 2022 at 4:00 pm PT

For further information about the award, such as application procedures and eligibility requirements, please visit WorksafeBC’s webpage:


FS GSC Holiday Games Night!


The LFS Graduate Student Council is hosting a games night to celebrate the end of the term! It is on December 7th at 5pm in the Agora Space (Basement of Macmillan). There will be free food, board games, and prizes! Please RSVP using the QR code below or at this link:


We hope to see you there! ☃️????❄️

Faculty of Land and Food Systems Graduate Student Council

IBPOC Wellness Mentors Programming


I hope this email finds you well. I apologize that this message comes rather last minute – I have newly taken over the Indigenous, Black, People of Colour (IBPOC) Wellness Mentors program from the UBC Wellness Centre and was hoping to share with you some supports we have available for IBPOC students during this upcoming exam season and beyond. Please feel free to share with the appropriate students and student groups. If there is a communications channel that I can join to share these resources with IBPOC students in your respective faculty or department, please let me know.

IBPOC Wellness & ChillWednesday December 1st, 4:30-6pm: We invite students who identify as being Indigenous, Black or Persons of Colour (IBPOC) to join us for our last IBPOC Wellness & Chill for the year. Come connect with other IBPOC students, play games, do some colouring or enjoy some snacks. We’ll have goodie bags to get you ready for exam season and even some egg nog for those who want to get into the holiday spirit or have never tried it (coconut nog for those of us that are lactose intolerant).

IBPOC Drop-in 1:1 Mentoring – Monday-Thursday 11am-2pm: Whether it is about time management, pressure you feel from family (or yourself) to do well, or even feeling lonely being away from family during the holidays, feel free to drop by to chat with our IBPOC Wellness Mentors. Our Mentors are here to listen, help you reflect on your experiences, or share resources to help you navigate your health and wellbeing as an IBPOC student. Drop-in mentoring conversations are available in-person and virtually Monday-Thursday 11am-2pm through the term until December 21st. Mentoring drop-in will resume on January 10th after the break. Find out more about team of IBPOC Wellness Mentors.

Lastly, feel free to follow us on Instagram @UBCWellnessCentre where we will start sharing more about the experiences of IBPOC students.

Thank you for supporting the diverse experiences of health & wellbeing for UBC students. I am looking forward to staying in touch about the services and supports available for IBPOC student wellbeing.


Hillary Stevens  RD (She, Her, Hers)
Health Promotion Specialist
Health Promotion & Education | Student Health & Wellbeing
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
Room 1400 – Wellness Centre, 6138 Student Union Boulevard | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z1 Canada
Phone 604 822 1127

Forest Walk – Dec 3rd, 2021


Join Nicole – Embedded Counsellor Faculty of Forestry + Faculty of Land and Food Systems – on Friday, Dec 3rd at noon on a walk through Pacific Spirit Park.

Nicole Adoranti  M.Ed, C.C.C. (She/Her/Hers) Embedded Counsellor Faculty of Forestry + Faculty of Land and Food Systems | Forestry Students Services Office, FSC 2609A The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory

2722-2424 Main Mall | Vancouver British Columbia | V6T 1Z4 Canada Phone 604 827 1555