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


I have a few more Sustainability Scholars Program opportunities to fill. I would greatly appreciate it if you would circulate this announcement to your grad student networks and encourage them to apply.

Applications for these projects close at midnight Sunday March 7, 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.

The announcement and list of projects are below.

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


Karen Taylor



The Sustainability Scholars Program is currently accepting applications for several paid internships that will commence May 3, 2021. Current UBC graduate students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to confirm the eligibility requirements and apply.

Successful candidates will work under the mentorship of a partner organization, and are immersed in real world learning where they can apply their research skills and contribute to advancing organizational sustainability goals. Each Scholar receives $25 per hour to complete 250 hours of work.

The list of projects is below. For more information about the program and to apply, visit the Sustainability Scholars Program website.

We also appreciate your help in circulating this notice to anyone in your grad student network that may be interested!

New/Reposted Opportunities: Deadline to apply is midnight March 7

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Karen Taylor  MA (she, her)
Manager, Sustainability Scholars Program | UBC Sustainability Initiative
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
2343 – 2260 West Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4 Canada
Phone 604 822 9362 | |


Envisioning a Just City – Event Promo


Envisioning a Just City: Climate and Racial Justice in Urban Planning

Thursday, February 25, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Register for the Zoom link here:

Join the Climate Hub, CAPACity, and the Planning Students Association for an evening envisioning a just city and exploring racial and climate justice in urban planning! We will be addressing the anti-Black and anti-Indigenous planning practices that have marked Vancouver and have been worsened by the disproportionate effects of the climate crisis.

Our discussion will unpack what it means to build and strengthen respectful relationships with Black and Indigenous communities, to reimagine inclusive urban spaces, to share valuable expertise and build more equitable cities in the face of climate change.

We will be joined by 3 amazing planning experts who will share their knowledge and experience surrounding this topic:
SCARP’s Dr. Maggie Low,
Black Mutual Aid BC’s Jahmira Lovemore White, and
Kwi Awt Stelmexw’s Salia Joseph, St’a????̱????́????????????????????.

Thank you,


Pablo Akira Beimler

MCRP Student (2021) | School of Community and Regional Planning
Academic Engagement Lead | UBC Climate Hub

Research Assistant | Resilient-C
University of British Columbia, Vancouver


On the unceded, traditional, ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. | |

Graduate Student Ambassador Program Recruitment Call


Are you enthusiastic about UBC, the experiences you’ve had, and the wonderful connections you’ve made? We’re looking for current UBC graduate students who are interested in sharing their experiences as graduate students, helping prospective students make the right decision, and welcoming newly admitted students on their #UBCGradJourney. Join our amazing team of graduate student ambassadors and build your leadership and communication skills. Learn more about program and application details and meet our current ambassadors.

  Application deadline: February 26



Diana Canals
Senior Recruitment Ambassador
Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
170-6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada

Graduate student roundtables – reminder


This is a reminder about the ongoing teaching and research seminars plus graduate student roundtables for the Human Dimensions of Biodiversity Conservation position. Please register for the seminars using the links below. The seminars are recorded and more information can be found here:

Coming up: Dr. Yuta J. Masuda, Senior Sustainable Development and Behavior Scientist, The Nature Conservancy, Global Science


Research Seminar: Warming from tropical deforestation adversely impacts human health and well-being
February 18, 9:00-10:30am
Register here:    

Teaching Seminar: Using Instrumental Variables for Causal Inference
February 19, 9:30-11:00am
Register here:   

Grad Student Roundtable
Open to graduate students from Biodiversity Research Centre, IRES, and Land and Food Systems
February 19, 2:00-2:45pm

Thesis Defense – AABI – MSc – Maria Chen


UBC – Faculty of Land and Food Systems Announces The Oral Examination for the Degree of

Master of Science (Applied Animal Biology – AABI)

Maria Chen

Employee management and animal care: ethnographies of 2 large-scale dairy farms in China

9:30 AM on Monday, March 8, 2021


Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 230 887 4363

Passcode: 278317



Chair: Dr. A. Protopopova

Supervisory Committee:
Dr. D. Weary – Supervisor
Dr. M. von Keyserlingk – Committee member
Dr. S. Magliocco  – Committee member

Defense Committee Composition
Dr. D. Weary – Supervisor
Dr. M. von Keyserlingk – Committee member
Dr. S. Magliocco  – Committee member
Dr. S. Cox – External