Invitation LFS Grad students to join our new Climate Friendly Food Systems (CFFS) Action Team meeting series


We are launching a new Climate Friendly Food Systems (CFFS) Action Team meeting series for September 2022.

We would like to have Grad students representatives (1-2 students) to be part of this series as official member to represent the LFS faculty, as we believe LFS students has a key role to play in advancing Climate-Friendly Food Systems (CFFS) research and action at UBC.

This proposal is for the next 3 months with a monthly 90 minute meeting.

Would you be able to communicate about that opportunity and confirm me if any Grad students are interest to represent LFS faculty by August 16th if possible?

Looking forward to hearing from you. Let me know if you have any question.




Laure Dupuy

Applied Research Coordinator, Climate Action & Food Systems

SEEDS (Social Ecological Economic Development Studies) Sustainability Program

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Call for Applications: CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements – Fall competition


CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements – Fall 2022 Competition

The Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high-calibre Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences at research institutions abroad. By accessing international scientific research and training, CGS-MSFSS recipients will contribute to strengthening the potential for collaboration between Canadian and foreign institutions.

Applicant eligibility: Open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who hold a Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) at the Master’s or doctoral level or a Vanier CGS from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC. Please note that international students who hold a Vanier CGS are not eligible for this award.

Award value: Up to CAD $6,000 for two to six months

Applicant deadline: 9 September 2022 at 4:00 pm PT (applicants apply directly to G+PS)

For further details about this competition, such as application procedures, please visit:

Competition Announcement: Tri-Agency CGS (CGSD) / Affiliated Fellowships-Doctoral Competitions


Please notify us about your intention of applying by August 31, 2022

Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGS-D)

Applicants applying through UBC will either be:

  • currently registered in, or are on an approved leave of absence from, a degree program at UBC
  • not currently registered anywhere but was registered at any other time during the year of application (2022) in a degree program at UBC

If a student is not sure where to submit their application, they can consult the CGSD chart “Where should I submit my application?

Applications will be submitted via each of the agency platforms. The application portals are now open and applicants may begin preparing their applications.

NEW for 2022:

  • CIHR: The CIHR CGSD is now $35,000 stipend/year.  Previously, it was $30,000 stipend/year + $5,000 research allowance/year.
  • NSERC: Transcripts are now uploaded by applicants themselves directly into their NSERC online application; university staff do not upload transcripts into the online application system on behalf of applicants.  Previously, applicants selected a “university designate” staff member at UBC to upload their transcripts, but now applicants upload their own transcripts.

For detailed application instructions, nomination, and adjudication procedures that are specific to UBC, please visit:
The UBC webpage includes guidance for applicants on transcripts.

UBC Affiliated Fellowships – Doctoral competition

The UBC Affiliated Fellowships doctoral competition runs in concert with the university-adjudicated Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGS-D) competition.

Students who submit an NSERC, SSHRC, or CIHR doctoral award application are automatically considered for “unrestricted” Affiliated Fellowship awards and do not need to submit a separate Affiliated Fellowships application. To be considered for “criteria-based” affiliated fellowship(s), students must submit the criteria-based checklist to their graduate program by the application deadline.

Those applying only for the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship must submit a separate and complete Affiliated Fellowships application in order to be considered for the Affiliated Fellowships.

Affiliated Fellowship competition information and application/reference forms are available at:

UBC Deadlines for the Tri-Agency CGSD / Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Competitions

  • Applicant deadline: 13 September 2022 at 12:00 noon PT
  • Graduate program nomination deadline:  7 October 2022 at 4:00 pm PT

August 22 presentation – Pawan K. Singh, MEXICO


Pawan Kumar SIGNH signage Aug 22 v1

Dr. Gurcharn Singh Brar, Assistant Professor LFS is hosting a presentation on Monday, August 22, 2022.  Everyone is invited.

Wheat blast:  An emerging and spreading disease threatening global wheat production

Pawan K. Singh
Head, Wheat Pathology, GWP,
International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, MEXICO
Monday, August 22, 2022
2:30 – 3:30 PM
MacMillan Room 158



Job posting – Work Learn Position – Climate Emergency Engagement Coordinator


Job opportunity: Climate Emergency Engagement Coordinator (Work Learn)

UBC SEEDS Sustainability Program is looking for a Climate Emergency Engagement Coordinator. Interested senior undergraduate or graduate Work Learn students can apply via UBC Careers Online by Aug. 14, 2022. (Job posting ID  #955452).

Looking for those with a strong commitment to sustainability to support engagement through a range of applied student research related to the Climate Emergency and Sustainable Food Systems. This work will help mobilize SEEDS student-led research and interdisciplinary collaborations to inform and advance intersectional areas related to UBC’s  Climate Action Plan 2030 (CAP 2030) and emerging circular economy work managed by the UBC’s SEEDS (Social Ecological Economic Development Studies).

Application Process: 

Please submit Resume, Cover Letter and Writing Sample via UBC Careers Online (Job Posting ID #955452) by August 14, 2022.




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