UBC students can now download Microsoft 365 Office



UBC students can now download Microsoft 365 Office applications from Microsoft’s portal.office.com at no cost.

To get Microsoft 365 applications from portal.office.com, sign up for an @student.ubc.ca email account. Once signed up, follow the steps listed on UBC IT’s Microsoft 365 for Students page.

What’s included in Microsoft’s portal.office.com

  •   Word
  •   Excel
  •   PowerPoint
  •   Outlook
  •   OneNote
  •   Publisher (with Windows only)
  •   Access (with Windows only)
  •  Online access to Teams and OneDrive

The Office 365 subscription via UBC Software Portal will be no longer available from August, 1, 2021. Students are encouraged to create a Student email (cwl@student.ubc.ca) and opt-in for M365 service via MyCWL Account page in order to access MS Software.

For more information, please visit the UBC IT Microsoft 365 Office for Students Service Catalogue page.

Got questions?

For questions or concerns, please contact the IT Service Centre.

McRorie Scholarship – opens January 25, 2021


Douglas McRorie Memorial Scholarship – now open for applications, Deadline March 5, 2021!

About this Award:

This scholarship is in recognition of Douglas McRorie’s significant contribution to agricultural finance throughout his career with the Royal Bank of Canada, his involvement in agricultural banking and agricultural economics, and his belief in continuous training. The Scholarship is administered by the Canadian Foundation for Food and Agricultural Education (CFFAE). Scholarships are awarded to agricultural post-graduates majoring in agricultural business, economics, finance, or trade.

Amount: $4,500 CAD

Deadline: Call opens January 25, 2021; Deadline to apply is March 5, 2021

Region of Study:  Agricultural business, economics, finance, or trade

Level of Study: Master; Doctoral


  • Candidates must hold Canadian citizenship or Permanent Resident status.
  • Candidates must be registered full-time in a Masters or PhD program in the area of agricultural business, economics, finance or trade.
  • Candidates must be enrolled in their graduate program until at least one semester beyond the application deadline. Note: A letter from the university confirming enrolment is required to be submitted in support of the application by the deadline, otherwise the application will be rejected.
  • Previous recipients of this scholarship are not eligible for a second award.


More Information: McRorie — Canadian Foundation for Food and Agricultural Education (cffae.ca)


Contact email:  manager@cffae.ca


Susan Oliver

CFFAE Manager


Graduate Student Roundtables


Hi LFS graduate students!

Next week we start the Graduate Student Roundtables with 6 candidates for the position of “Human Dimensions of Biodiversity Conservation” for the Biodiversity Hiring Cluster search. The roundtables are open to graduate students from the Biodiversity Research Centre, IRES, and Land and Food Systems.

We have six amazing candidates and we strongly encourage you that if you have the time…come and join us for 45 minutes with each of the candidates! This space is only for graduate students, where you will have the opportunity to ask about the candidate’s research, mentoring philosophy, professional experiences and everything you would like to know (especially if you have questions from either their teaching or research seminars)!

Please go to this website for checking out each of the candidate’s bio, and the Zoom links for the research and teaching seminars. For the Graduate Student Roundtables, please check out the schedule here:

Dr. Aparna Howlander: Feb 9th 1-1:45pm

Dr. Robin Naidoo: Feb 11 1-1:45pm

Dr. Ranaivo Rasolofoson: Feb 16 2:30-3:15pm

Dr. Yuta Matsuda: Feb 19 2-2:45

Dr. Youpei Yan: Feb 23 10:45 – 11:30am

Dr. Laura Vang Rasmussen: Feb 25 2-2:45pm

We will use the same Zoom link for all the talks:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 690 0616 4065
Passcode: 151662

If you any questions, please let me know! See you there!

Katie Koralesky


In Session Talks: How does Family System Theory Relate to Life Transitions?


In Session: Talks on Counselling Psychology
How does Family System Theory Relate to Life Transitions?
with Tricia-Kay Williams, RCC
February 10, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Tricia-Kay Williams is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, she has a BA degree in Psychology from York University in Toronto O.N. and a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from the Adler University in Vancouver B.C. Tricia has 4 years of experience counselling individuals, couples, and families. She is also an active community and social services professional who worked for some years as a Residential Youth Worker and is currently, working for a registered charity as a Co-Parenting Family Law Counsellor. Tricia is the proud owner of Metamorphose Counselling, a clinical practice that specializes in life transitions. Tricia is also a presenter and show host who recently started a Youtube Channel – Meta Transitions, where she interviews individuals who share stories of transition as a way to normalize these experiences and to spread hope about mental health support.

Register here:

Thanks very much,


The Counselling Psychology Student Association (CPSA)


Call for Applications: BC Indigenous Student Award


The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society has established an award program for Indigenous students pursuing post-secondary education in BC. They are available to students who identify as Indigenous, defined as First Nations (Status or Non-Status), Métis or Inuit. All are renewable in order to provide sustained funding over multiple years.  Renewable awards of $5,000 per year are available.


  • You are First Nations (Status or Non-Status), Inuit or Métis;
  • You are a resident of British Columbia, defined as having a primary residence in the province for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the date of full-time enrollment in the program for which the award is applied for;
  • You are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident (landed immigrant), convention refugee, or protected person living in Canada;
  • You are planning to study at a BC public post-secondary institution, or Indigenous post-secondary institution;
  • Your course of study will be no less than two semesters in length and will commence sometime between the dates of May 1, 2021 and April 30, 2022;
  • You will be registered as a full-time student*, as defined by the institution you will be attending (usually 60% or more of a full course load).

*Exceptions may apply to applicants who are prevented from studying full-time for medical reasons or disabilities.

Application Deadline: 30 April 2021

For more information, please see: https://www.ikbbc.ca/indigenous-awards/about-this-award/