AlumniUBC apps and contest for new Class of 2022 graduates


Happy Friday!

Attached is the communications toolkit for the Graduation alumni UBC app contest we are promoting to all new graduates. alumni UBC will be sending out its New Alumni email to all Vancouver graduates from first day of graduations. Please share in any of your newsletters/social media groups etc.

For social media during graduation, alumniUBC will focus on re-sharing UBC graduation content and amplifying messaging about the alumni UBC app and a Membership is Awesome video.

Thanks so much for sharing – look forward to seeing many of you at our Graduation Reception this coming Thursday – I’ll be reaching out to you all on Monday to let you know about welcoming roles that you could help me with.

Have a relaxing weekend.


Spring 2022 alumni UBC Graduation Contest




Niki Glenning (Pronouns: She/Her/Hers)
Alumni Relations Manager

Faculty of Land and Food Systems

The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Territory

Phone: Cell 604 561 0504 | Fax 604 822 6394


Share Your Research with Plant Science Students in Canada


Hello everyone,

My name is Yifan Yan, I’m the BC representative of the student branch of the Canadian Society of Horticultural Science (CSHS).

Starting this year the student CSHS committee is refocusing our efforts to provide more benefits to and connections among our student members. This will include creating promotional videos on students and their projects, peer editing and writing help, hosting a special event at the annual conference, and hosting a grad student conference annually (apart from the main conference hosted by the CSHS). We are hoping to update our membership list with project and specialization information so that students can reach out and connect with one another to inquire about methodologies, advice, etc.

If you are comfortable with this being shared (including your email) could you respond to this email with your:


Research Topic



Year in the degree

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions at all.

Take care and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Yifan Yan

PhD Candidate, PLNT, LFS

Please Share with Students – Volunteer Opportunities with the Canadian Science Fair Journal




My name is Kirti Vyas and I am the Co-Director of Social Media for the Canadian Science Fair Journal (CSFJ).


The CSFJ is a Canada-wide, online peer-reviewed journal that publishes original scientific work by students aged 6-18. Undergraduate and graduate students mentor our school-aged authors in the science writing and communication process.


We are currently recruiting editors and staff for our next volume and we would appreciate it if you could forward this email to your students. With the skills they develop in your programs, we think that many of your students will be a great fit for our community and will themselves benefit from this peer-mentoring process. Students of all years are welcome to apply.


CSFJ is actively recruiting editors for our Environmental Sciences, Computer Sciences and Engineering sections as well as French editors and translators. However, we are open to applicants from all fields. If you can share with them the link below and/or the attached poster, we would be very grateful.


All interested students can also contact with any questions.


If there are other social and academic channels that you are aware of that might benefit from this opportunity, please let us know! We would be happy to reach out to them as well. You can find us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Tiktok at @csfjournal.


Link to Application


Deadline to Apply: Friday, May 27.


Thank you for your time and consideration,


Kirti Vyas



Kirti Vyas & Aranya Iyer

Co-Directors of Social Media | #CSFJ

GradUpdate – Doctoral Exam and Defense Procedures, Copyright for Graduate Student Creators: Preparing your research for publication, Writing Literature Reviews, Writing to Engage in Scholarly Conversations (STEM), Forum on the Effective Mentorship



In this issue, Doctoral Exam and Defense Procedures, Copyright for Graduate Student Creators: Preparing your research for publication, Writing Literature Reviews, Writing to Engage in Scholarly Conversations (STEM), Forum on the Effective Mentorship of Racialized Graduate Students, and more.

Registration now open

Doctoral Defence: Doctoral Examination and Defence Procedures
Online | Wednesday, Jun 01 | 2:00 – 3:15 PM


Copyright for Graduate Student Creators: Preparing your research for publication
Online | Thursday, Jun 02 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM


Seats still available

Getting the Most Out of your Academic Experience: Designing your Grad School Strategy
Learn about Individual Development Plans as well as the plethora of resources and services available at UBC to support you in grad school and your career planning.
Online | Wednesday, May 25 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM Register

Events and Opportunities

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


Using Zotero for citation management
Online | Monday, May 30 | 4:00 – 5:30 PM Learn more

Forum on the Effective Mentorship of Racialized Graduate Students
In person | Friday, June 24 | 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Graduate students, faculty and staff are invited to join this day-long forum to hear from students and mentors on the value of diversity in graduate education, and discuss how we can all contribute toward a safe, respectful, and more equitable learning sphere for racialized students at UBC.
Learn more about this initiative and register.


Career Resources for Graduate Students
Check out this page for tools and resources to help in your career planning, learning, and development or to book an individual advising appointment.


Graduate Student Ambassador Program
Are you enthusiastic about UBC and the experiences you’ve had? Join our team of ambassadors to share your experiences as a graduate student, help prospective students make the right decision, and welcome newly admitted students on their #UBCGradJourney.
Learn more about this volunteer program and apply by May 31.


CTLT Spring Institute: Embracing Creativity and Risk Taking in the New Normal
Online | May 30 – June 3 | Multiple events daily | Network and share innovative practices and research around teaching, learning, and technology.
Learn more and register or download a PDF of the full schedule of events.


Common Academic Expressions in English: Making Connections
Online | Tuesday, May 31 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Register

Literature Reviews: Mapping the Scholarly Conversation
In Person | Wednesday, Jun 01 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Register

Writing in STEM: Writing to Engage in Scholarly Conversations
In Person | Thursday, Jun 02 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Register