NEXT WEEK! Workshop: “What the [bleep] Do I Know”: Imposter Syndrome, Boundaries, and Burnout


Hi all! Hope you’ll join us for this two-part workshop next week:

“What the [Bleep] Do I Know”: Imposter Syndrome, Professional Boundaries, and Burnout

March 28th and 30th, 1:15-2pm via Zoom

Zoom Meeting ID: 675 7878 5552 (Passcode: 091491)


Description: Imposter Syndrome is a common and human experience among people in all sorts of professional areas. Because we are socially comparative creatures, we tend to look to peers and mentors to assess how we’re doing, and we often feel that we fall short. This BotZoo Wellness Initiative workshop intends to normalize the experience of Imposter Syndrome and invite you to create a relationship with your inner knowing (or Inner Healer, in other theories) that is not going to hold you back. Negative-self talk is often the voice of our Imposter Syndrome. Who are they, and what are they trying to say?

In an attempt to combat Imposter Syndrome, sometimes we bite off more than we should chew (you probably can chew it; you’re probably chewing it right now) in an attempt to prove oneself. In addition to unpacking the phenomenon of Imposter Syndrome, you may also learn about professional boundaries, developing healthy standards in the workplace, and burnout.

Finally, what can we do about it! The workshop will also include some insights about what self-care is, and the concept of emotional and mental productivity.


Facilitator: Megan McLaren is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in private practice at Qi Integrated Health Inc. Megan’s style often involves humour, providing anecdotes, and person-centred listening to help the client achieve ways to reduce the power of unpleasant emotions and experiences that can feel all-consuming. Megan’s professional journey has also evolved over time in seemingly unexpected ways, involving imposter syndrome, changes to her environment and field, from policing to school systems to full-time private practice. Megan is also obtaining training for psychedelic assisted therapy.

Organized by the Botany and Zoology Wellness Initiative. All are welcome!

Take care,

Mia and the rest of the BotZoo Wellness Initiative

Strategy Consulting Mentorship Program


Are you interested in a career in consulting?

The UBC Strategy Consulting Mentorship Program prepares students for consulting interviews and life at the world’s top consulting firms. Over the course of 5 months, candidates will have access to lectures, boot camps, personal resume reviews, and targeted coaching from over 140 SCMP alumni who have successfully gone through the program. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to interview and intern with our consultancy partners such as McKinsey, Bain, BCG and other top global consulting firms.

Applications are open now, and virtual info sessions are available to answer any questions! Visit our website, or attend our info session on March 31 at 6:00pm, for more information on how to apply and join our email list for updates.

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply. While personal achievements are assessed at SCMP, we are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and take cultural and societal considerations into account when reviewing applications.

All the best,

Conor Trainor, OLY


M: +1 778-587-9039 |

Mar. 24 in Agora Café – LFS Scholar Series: Dr. Harjinder Singh


Mar. 24 in Agora Café – LFS Scholar Series: Dr. Harjinder Singh  

If you haven’t already, sign up for next LFS Scholar Series and it will be a hybrid event – we encourage graduate students, faculty members and staff to enjoy some refreshments in Agora Café and join in person. If you plan to join in person, please register by tomorrow at 9 am. Speaker Dr. Harjinder Singh will be live-streamed via Zoom.

Title: Designing Food Structures for Optimal Functionality and Nutrition

Speaker:  Distinguished Professor Harjinder Singh, Director of the Riddet Institute (Centre of Research Excellence), Massey University in New Zealand

Biography:  Dr. Singh has published over 400 research papers and his expertise includes dairy science and technology, functional foods, food colloids, structures, and nutrition. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and a Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology, and has received several international awards, including the Marschall Rhodia International Dairy Science Award, the William C. Haines Dairy Science Award (USA) and the New Zealand Prime Minister’s Science Prize.

Event Description: The challenge of designing foods for health attributes requires a detailed understanding of the interactions of food structures with physiological and behavioral processes occurring during food consumption and digestion. The human gastrointestinal tract (GIT) is the interface between consumed food and the human body, and the process of food digestion in the GIT is multi-faceted and complex. This presentation will provide an overview of the approaches used for designing foods for functionality within the GIT, with examples of recent work from his laboratory on the structural changes in natural and fabricated milk-based food systems during the digestion process.

Join in-person or via Zoom:

Date: March 24, 2022

Time: 4:00-5:00 pm PT

Location: In-person at Agora Café with refreshments, or via Zoom

Register in advance for the meeting (in-person registration required by March 22 at 9am):


GradUpdate – Research Article Introductions, Women in Science Fireside Chat, Teaching as Research Workshops, Industry Nights: Careers in XR (Virtual and Augmented Reality), and more.

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In this issue, Research Article Introductions, Women in Science Fireside Chat, Teaching as Research Workshops, Industry Nights: Careers in XR (Virtual and Augmented Reality), and more.

Seats available


Copyright For Your Thesis
Online | Tuesday, Mar 22 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Register

Financial Distress & Managing Your Money in Grad School
Online | Grad Wellness Series | Wednesday, Mar 23 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM Register

Three Minute Thesis Final
Meet this year’s top 10. Join to listen, learn, and be fascinated. And, vote for your People’s Choice.
Online | Wednesday, Mar 30 | 12:00 – 2:00 PM Register

Events and Opportunities


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


Jamaloddin Khanjani Family Scholarship
A scholarship to support a graduate student whose studies focus on human rights and related aspects of public policy and global affairs | $4450 | Apply by May 1 Learn more


Women in Science-A Fireside Chat
Online | A S2BN Vancouver-Victoria Chapter event | Friday, Mar 25 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM Register

Employer Virtual Info Session: Sense Engineering
Online | Monday, Mar 28 | 4:30 – 5:30 PM Register

Industry Nights: Careers in XR (Virtual and Augmented Reality)
Online | Tuesday, Mar 29 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM Register

Employer Virtual Info Session: MoveMate
Online | Thursday, Mar 31 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM Register



Introduction to Git and GitHub
Online | Monday, Mar 28 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM Register

R Shiny: interactive web apps
Online | Wednesday, Mar 30 | 12:00 – 2:00 PM Register

NVivo part 1: getting started with NVivo
Online | Wednesday, Mar 30 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM Register



Teaching as Research (TAR) Workshops
Online | Apr 5 – May 6 | These workshops are catered to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to offer authentic teaching experiences and to apply their understanding of evidence-based teaching practices in a variety of settings. View all dates and topics.

Present during the 13th Annual Celebrate Learning Week
Online and in person | CLW is May 9 – 13 | Submit your proposal by April 13 Learn more.



Framing Your Project in a Masterful Presentation (Mitacs Training)
Asynchronous course “Refine your writing and presentation skills” must be completed prior to attending synchronous session.
Online | Tuesday, Mar 29 | 9:30 – 11:30 AM Learn more

Research Article Introductions: Mind the Gap
In person | Wednesday, Mar 30 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Register

DIY Media Support Drop-In Session
Online | Wednesday, Mar 30 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM Register


Workshops and events