Call for 2022/23 IAR Fellows – Deadline Sept 7


The Institute of Asian Research, within UBC’s School of Public Policy & Global Affairs, invites currently enrolled graduate students to apply for its IAR Fellows program.
The program brings together graduate students with interests in issues of relevance to contemporary Asia. IAR Fellows will receive a research stipend and work space in the IAR’s CK Choi building (conditional on covid restrictions), as well as opportunities for collaboration and mentorship.

The program welcomes applications from all disciplines across the social sciences, applied sciences, professional schools, and humanities.

Further details and a short application form are attached.

The application deadline is September 7; applications may be accepted after this deadline if spaces remain open.

Please direct questions to

IAR Fellows Application Form 2022

IAR Fellows 2022 – Announcement

Invitation to lunch and Roundtable – Food Science Hire


Dear LFS graduate students,

The Food, Nutrition and Health Program is currently conducting a search for an Assistant or Associate Professor in Food Science.  We will be interviewing 4 short listed-candidates in August and September, and would like to invite you to lunch and roundtable with each of the candidates, and also to attend their seminars.  Please RSVP to me ( if you will be able to attend.  The details are listed below, with info regarding the seminars to be sent to you shortly.


Melanie Train 

Dr. Guodong Zhang

August 24, 11:45am-1:00pm

Food, Nutrition and Health Building, Room 220


Dr. Joana Pico Carbajo

September 2, 11:45am-1:00pm

Food, Nutrition and Health Building, Room 220


Dr. Andrea Liceaga

September 7, 11:45am-1:00pm

Food, Nutrition and Health Building, Room 220


Dr. Vassilis Kontogiorgos

September 9, 11:45am-1:00pm

Food, Nutrition and Health Building, Room 220



Melanie Train
Faculty Liaison | Faculty of Land and Food Systems
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
248-2357 Main Mall | Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4
Phone 604-822-3105 | Fax 604-822-6394

The Youth Climate Innovation Lab


This is Sayano from CityHive, a recent UBC graduate.

I am contacting you to let you know that our organization, CityHive, is launching a climate action program – the Youth Climate Innovation Lab.

This is a cohort-based program for youth ages 18-30 living across Metro Vancouver to collaborate with municipalities, civic institutions and community organizations while learning, upskilling and creating bold actions to address climate challenges and advance a just transition.

We’re looking for youth who haven’t yet engaged in climate action and are curious to do so AND youth who are already engaged in climate action to join our cohort this fall – starting in September. I am confident this program is well-suited for a lot of LFS students and alumni!

It would be greatly appreciated if you could share this with your students and colleagues who might be anxious about climate change, haven’t been involved yet and have some cool insights and perspectives that are needed for climate action.

You can take a peek at our outreach package here should you be able to share this on your social media feed or within any community newsletters you are sending out in the next week.

You can learn more about the program here and apply today (applications close on Sunday August 21st @ 11:59 pm PST).

Please reach out to if you have any questions about the program or the application process.

Thank you for your support!




Sayano Izu

Climate Action Program Assistant

CityHive | CityHive is based on the unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. | @cityhivevan |

GradUpdate – GradStart workshops begin, CTLT Summer Institute, Using Planet imagery in your research and curriculum, Masterful presentations, and more.



In this issue, GradStart workshops begin, CTLT Summer Institute, Using Planet imagery in your research and curriculum, Masterful presentations, and more.

GradStart Events (for recently started or incoming graduate students)

Navigating an Effective Relationship with your Supervisor
Online |  Tuesday, Aug 23 | 9:30 – 11:30 am | Learn more and register.

Ask Me Anything: GSS Grad Student Panel
Online | Monday, Aug 29 | 4:30 – 6 pm | Learn more and register.

Contributing to an Inclusive Environment at UBC
Online | Tuesday, Aug 30 | 3:30 – 5 pm | Learn more and register.

Note that you must enroll in GradStart to access registration links. Check out the full schedule of events. Questions? E-mail the GradStart Welcome team.

Events and Opportunities

A selection of upcoming events are highlighted below.  Visit and for our full events calendar.


Fraud and Counterfeit Currency Awareness for International Students
A Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) event
Online | Wednesday, Aug 24 | 10 – 11 am Learn more.


Thematic meeting with Planet
In person | Join for conversation on current or potential use of Planet imagery
Wednesday, Aug 24 | 1 – 2 pm Register or
Thursday, Aug 25 | 11 am – 12 pm Register

Introduction to Planet and Planet Explorer: How to Harness the Power of Daily Imagery
In person | Wednesday, Aug 24 | 2 – 4 pm Register
In person | Technical Office Hour Drop-In | Wednesday, Aug 24 | 4 – 5 pm Register

Introduction to Planet’s Satellite Constellations and Science Applications
In person and Online | Thursday, Aug 25 | 3 – 5 pm Register


Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
Online | Sept 19, 24, Oct 1&2 | various times Register by Sept 14
Learn about additional upcoming sessions.

CTLT Summer Institute
Aug 22-26 | Online and in person | Various sessions and topics
Check out the schedule of events or visit the Summer Institute to learn more and to register.

Framing your project in a masterful presentation
Mitacs Training | Online | Asynchronous “Refine your writing and presentation skills’ must be completed prior to registering for synchronous session
Wednesday, Aug 24, 10 am – 1 pm Learn more.

Curriculum Discussion with Planet
In person | Thursday, Aug 25 | 10 – 11 am Register.

Workshops and events