Email for LFS Grad Indigenous Students


Hello LFS Grad Indigenous Students,

My name is Oceania, I am an Indigenous student in the Applied Biology program. Currently, I am the Indigenous Outreach Coordinator, a Work Learn position with LFS Student Services.

I am reaching out as I am hosting an in-person sharing circle and would love to hear about your experiences at UBC as a student in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems. There will be bannock, jam and tea provided during this casual discussion to connect with one another.

As part of my role, I am developing a workshop to educate future LFS Work Learn students and staff on the experiences of Indigenous students, and would love to include stories from different perspectives.  Any stories you share will be held in confidence, unless you provide permission for me to share your name.

The sharing circle will take place on Wednesday, March 2nd between 2 and 5pm. You can join at any time during this session, and stay as long as you like.

Please fill out the survey below if you are interested in participating in this in-person event (location will be provided after you register).  If the in-person time does not work for you, please let me know, as an alternate time for you to share can be arranged.

If you would like to participate anonymously, there will be an option to request a questionnaire within the survey.

Qualtrics Link:



Oceania Kreutzer
(Pronouns: She/Her/Hers)
LFS Indigenous Outreach Coordinator
Faculty of Land and Food Systems | Student Services
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory | @ubclfs |



Hello all,

We have a change to this year’s online application deadline for graduation in May 2022.  That is the date you can apply in the SSC for graduation.

The online application will be open until Friday April 22, 2022.

PLEASE NOTE – This is only for students who are in G+PS administered programs.

Previously Grad Studies would put up a paper application on their website when the online application closed.  They won’t be doing that this year as the online application has been extended for them already.
A student must apply to be eligible for graduation.

DOCTORAL EXAMS NOTE – PhD students – you should have booked the defense date already if you want to graduate in May.  If not then you should contact our Doc Exams office immediately.


Friday April 22, 2022

  • Online Application – as mentioned above last day to apply to graduate for May 2022.
  • Thesis Submission – last day for students to submit their thesis for May 2022 graduation.
  • Degree Completion Memo – Latest date the program can place on the DCM for the student to be eligible for May 2022 graduation.

Wed May 25 to Friday June 3, 2022

Congregation – UBC graduation ceremonies happen during this time frame.
May 2022 looks to be an in-person ceremony so YAY!


Rockne Hewko
Academic Support Manager
Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies | Office of the Dean and Vice Provost
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
170 – 6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada | @UBCGradSchool

Mandatory Academic Check In’s


Friendly reminder 

On Behalf of the LFS Graduate & Postdoctoral Office

To:  LFS Graduate Students

We hope this email finds you well, safe and healthy!

The LFS Graduate & Postdoctoral Office is offering mandatory annual academic check in’s with all research-based students (these check-in’s are also available for all professional program students as well, on a voluntary basis).  These individual zoom meetings will cover several topics including academic progress, funding, and wellbeing.

As access to our office has been restricted due to COVID,  it’s important that you feel supported by us and that you are aware of resources and services available to you, even if most of you still aren’t on campus.

You can book your appointment through Canvas (instructions attached).  The available appointments for March are now posted. Additional appointments will be scheduled as needed.

We hope you will find these meetings valuable.  Please don’t ever hesitate to contact us if you need anything.  We are here to help you.


Sean, Shelley, Lia and Iris

The LFS Graduate & Postdoctoral Office


(newly added links)

Student Health – this link includes an online navigation tool that can help you find the most appropriate resource/service based on your location and symptoms

Getting through Grad School with Grace and Grit Online Support Group – led by Dr. Karen Flood (RPsych) from UBC Counselling Services
New Counsellor To Support Students – Nicole Adoranti, a Canadian Certified Counsellor, is the newest addition to the LFS community. In a newly created role, she will be the Embedded Counsellor to both Land and Food Systems and Forestry, providing single session or short-term counselling, triage and referrals to students, while also promoting mental health through the development of wellness programming.

GradUpdate – 3MT semi-finals, Submitting your Thesis, Annotated Bibliographies: Synthesizing Multiple Studies, Launch your Career in Canada, Negotiation Strategies, and more

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In this issue, 3MT semi-finals, Submitting your Thesis, Annotated Bibliographies: Synthesizing Multiple Studies, Launch your Career in Canada, Negotiation Strategies, and more.

Registration now open


Three Minute Thesis Semi-finals
Listen, Learn, be fascinated! And vote for People’s Choice! Each semi-final will feature top graduate student presentations from departments.
Tuesday, Mar 8 and Wednesday, Mar 9 | 12:00 – 2:00 PM


Submitting Your Thesis
Thursday, Mar 10 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM


Events and Opportunities


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


Choosing the right citation management tool for your research
Monday, Mar 7 | 4:30 – 5:30 PM Register

The 6R’s of Indigenous OER: Re-imagining OER to Honour Indigenous Knowledge and Sovereignty
Thursday, Mar 10 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM Register



Career Connections Day
Meet EDST alumni | Saturday, Mar 5 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Learn more

Mastering the Elevator Pitch (Mitacs Training)
Asynchronous component “Boost your Career” to complete prior to synchronous session
Wednesday, Mar 9 | 9:30 – 11:30 AM Learn more

Launch Your Career in Canada
For full event information see here. Events include:

  • Monday, Mar 7 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM | Pathways to Post Graduate Work Permit and Staying in Canada after Graduation with UBC International Student Development Learn more
  • Tuesday, Mar 8 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM | Understanding the Labour Market and Exploring Career Possibilities Learn more
  • Wednesday, Mar 9 | 3:30 – 5:00 PM | *Featured panel and networking event* – My Career Story: How I Found Meaningful Work in Canada Learn more
  • Thursday, Mar 10 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Rock your profile with LinkedIn Learning (Hosted by LinkedIn) Learn more
  • Friday, Mar 11 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM | How to Find Work & Research Opportunities at UBC Learn more

GAA position – Dept of Statistics
May 1 – Aug 31 | ~6 hrs/wk Learn more



UBC Tax Assistance Clinics for Students (TACS)
Online or in person appointments | Feb 28 to end of March
Learn more


Visualization with R
Wednesday, Mar 9 | 12:00 – 2:00 PM Register

NVivo Part 2: Classification and Datasets
Wednesday, Mar 9 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM Register



Negotiation Strategies: Aim for the Win-Win
Thursday, Mar 10 | 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
A Postdoctoral Fellows Office event | Open to PhD students Register


Copyright and Licensing for Open Educational Resources
Tuesday, Mar 8 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Register

Discoverability and Sharing Open Educational Resources
Friday, Mar 11 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM | Register



Annotated Bibliographies: Synthesizing Multiple Studies
Wednesday, Mar 9 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Learn more

Public Speaking and Presentation Mastery
Thursday, Mar 3 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
A Postdoctoral Fellows Office event | Open to PhD students Register

14-Day Writing Challenge
Mar 14 – 27 | Register by Mar 9 through UBC’s subscription to Learn more


Workshops and events