Climate Hub Graduate Student Opportunities


Two paid opportunities for UBC graduate students:

1. The Climate Justice Research Collaborative is hiring 4 Graduate Academic Assistants (GAAs) for the 2022-2023 academic year!

GAAs play a key role in the CJRC program, providing support, mentorship, facilitation, and coordination for undergraduate students’ research projects and learning. Incumbents will join an interdisciplinary team of 5 GAAs with diverse academic experience. Ideal candidates will have previous experience with interdisciplinary research, data collection and analysis, and mentorship, as well as an understanding of climate justice.

Please find the full job description here: Resumes and cover letters will be accepted through UBC Careers Online until 11:59pm on August 2nd.

  1. The Climate Teaching Connector is looking for lecturers!

    The Climate Teaching Connector (CTC), a collaboration between the UBC Climate Hub and the UBC Sustainability Hub, is recruiting UBC graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with teaching experience and expertise in climate change-related topics. Incumbents will join a cohort of Climate Experts delivering paid guest lectures in undergraduate classes throughout the academic year. This is an open call, with a particular focus on Indigenous UBC grad students/postdocs from any program and grad students/postdocs in Engineering programs.

    Applications are due at 11:59pm PST on Thursday, July 28th:




Please let me know if you have any questions.

With thanks and best wishes,



Kaylie D. Higgs (she/they)
MPhil, BSc, AA
UBC Climate Hub Projects Administrator


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Thesis Defense – Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems – MSc – Samantha (Sammny) Blair


The Oral Examination for the Degree of

Master of Science
(Integrated Studies in Land & Food Systems)

Samantha(Sammy) Blair


Tuesday, July 26th, 2022 – 10:00 AM



Chair: Dr. T. Cohen

Supervisory Committee:
Dr. A. Conklin – Supervisor
Dr. K. Renwick – Committee member
Dr. E. Jovel – Committee member
Dr. L. Powell – Committee member

Defense Committee Composition

Dr. A. Conklin – Supervisor
Dr. K. Renwick – Committee member
Dr. L. Powell – Committee member
Dr. J. Black  – External

URGENT SUPPORT REQUEST: Entrepreneurship Course For Graduate Students: Tech Entrepreneurship (APSC541/BAEN506)


Greetings all:

Annually, we reach out with the goal of promoting a truly practical, experiential and real-world course focused on technology entrepreneurship.

Tech Entrepreneurship (APSC541/BAEN506) has been running for over 25 years and has facilitated many entrepreneurial ventures and realized numerous successful breakout companies such as DWaveZymeworks, Barrelwise and Recon Instruments – just to name a few.   This course pairs graduate business and APSC/STEM students to provide an experience-based introduction into the lean start-up process. It is a real-life simulation of the process that founders go through when starting a high-tech company. Students will be faced with the key issues involved in evaluating market opportunities, building a prototype, designing profitable business models, producing a solid business plan, raising capital, addressing legal considerations and developing a winning team. Students will gain the skills and tools to creatively commercialize high-tech research into profitable businesses. Teams will be expected to develop credible pitches that will be made to industry professionals.  Some of these student companies go on to participate in e@UBCthe Hatch and Creative Destruction Lab.

The core of the course runs on Wednesday evenings from January-April 2023 (6-9:30pm); and there are 3 critical and mandatory preliminary classes that take place in late November/early December dedicated to team formation (Nov 16th, 23rd, and 30th at 6-9pm).  The course is taught by a team of business and STEM/APSC instructors for a well-rounded business and technical perspective.

The course has an application process for admission as it is very competitive with an early admission application deadline of September 15th and a final application deadline of November 6th . Further details regarding the course are available at

We have had strong interest from your faculty in the past, and would greatly appreciate your support to promote the course amongst your graduate students.

To further support this message, we would be pleased to arrange an info session at a time that is convenient for your faculty – to hear from course lecturers, former students and/or now successful entrepreneurs who participated in the course.

Please let us know how we can support your promotion of this course, and feel free to contact us should you require any further information.  We will follow-up by email and/or phone in the near future.

On behalf of the teaching team, I thank you in advance for your support.


Warmest Regards


DJ (David) Miller, B.ID, MBA
Full-Time Instructor, Entrepreneurship Group / Marketing and Behaviour Sciences Division

UBC Sauder School of Business

University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
562-2053 Main Mall | Vancouver, BC | Canada V6T 1Z2
phone 604.827.3835

mobile: 778.991.6602

@UBCSauderSchool  |

2022W registration for research-based students


Instead of our usual reminder, starting with 2022W, the LFS G&PS office will register all research-based students in your thesis course and seminar (if applicable).  We are doing this to increase efficiency, in particular, with award nominations and payments.  G&PS will not process award nominations for students not registered in the same session as the award nomination.  Despite the reminders to register, this has been an ongoing problem for several years.  With our office taking care of registration for research-based students when registration opens for winter and summer session, we’re hoping this will no longer be an issue.

Please let Iris know by the end of this week (July 22, 2022) if there is any reason why you would NOT want us to take care of registration for you –

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.




Additional TAs needed for FNH 413 (Food Safety)



Each TA will be assigned 48-72 h to lead group discussions, mark student assignments, invigilate and mark final exams, and provide students with effective Q&A and feedback on their work.


Education: Preference will be given to students who have obtained an undergraduate degree in food science / microbiology / chemistry. Applicants with an undergraduate degree in a related discipline may also be considered.

Experience: Preference will be given to students who have: (1) experience with facilitating small group discussions, and (2) the ability to correspond effectively with the Instructor, to ask questions when uncertain about their marking responsibilities, and to reliably check their work for accuracy (marking exams and entering data into spreadsheets).

Skills: Preference will be given to students who have taken the LFS TA orientation and other workshops (e.g. marking and assessment), and are able to use Excel for entering marks.


Please contact the course instructor Dr. Siyun Wang ( if you are interested.






Siyun Wang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Food Safety Engineering

Graduate Advisor of Food Science

Food, Nutrition and Health, Faculty of Land & Food Systems

The University of British Columbia

241-2205 East Mall, Vancouver, BC Canada, V6T 1Z4


Phone: (+1) 604.827.1734 | @UBCFoodSafety