Hiring: Planning Analyst – Local Food


The Park Board is currently hiring for a full-time Planning Analyst to join our team. Although the job description doesn’t highlight these things, we’d really love to welcome someone with a passion for local food, food sovereignty, and decolonization of local food systems.

This position is on my team and (though I’m biased!) I think it’s a really great work environment, a unionized position with lots of benefits and great team vibes.

Could you please share the posting below with LAFS students and alumni, and note the very short deadline of August 28th (this upcoming Sunday)?


Planning Analyst (Environment and Sustainability)


Vancouver Planning Analyst (Environment and Sustainability) – Brit, V6A 4K6



Joanne (Jo) Fitzgibbons (she/her)

PhD Candidate

Unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm territory

Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability

University of British Columbia

(1) 236-992-7074

NSERC Doctoral and Postdoctoral Scholarships & Fellowships Program Application Tutorials 2022


NSERC Doctoral and Postdoctoral Scholarships & Fellowships Program Application Tutorials 2022

NSERC has put together a series of instructional videos to assist graduate and postdoctoral students with their applications for the upcoming CGS D/ PGS D and PDF award competitions. The online tutorials are available in English and French.

1) Scholarships & Fellowships program application tutorials (English):

2) Tutoriels sur la présentation de demandes aux programmes de bourses :
https ://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLW6knVGZzKrsJ1iI_nGLoZSQOUwO7ykXr

Students are encouraged to review these materials if they are applying for the above mentioned competitions.

Consider Joining IFT’s Education Division!


IFT’s Education, Extension and Outreach Division (EEOD) is seeking new members to join it’s leadership team, especially students and early-career professionals. This is a fantastic opportunity for those who are or who may be interested in pursuing a career in academia as an instructor or faculty member with teaching or extension responsibilities.

The EEOD strives to provide food science students and educators with helpful teaching and mentoring resources, inspiration for enhancing student learning in their classrooms, and a space to connect and learn from one another.

To join our friendly community, please fill out the short survey found here.

Leadership member activities include:

·         Attending bi-monthly meetings to plan division activities

·         Participating in one or more working groups such as:

o    IFT First EEOD session planning

o    Fall and spring seminar/workshop planning

o    Student support – mentorship, workshops, competitions

o    Quarterly newsletter planning

o    Grant application support

o    Fundraising

·         Promoting EEOD activities


Graduate students will benefit from:

·         One on one mentoring with esteemed food science professors

o   Mentoring will relate to how to achieve and what it’s like to have a career in academia

·         Gaining international leadership and organizational skills

·         Networking with like-minded people passionate about food science education

·         Learning more about best teaching and learning practices in food science education



Thank you!

EEOD Leadership



Patricia Hingston, PhD
Assistant Professor of Teaching

Food Science | Food, Nutrition and Health Program | Faculty of Land and Food Systems
The University of British Columbia | Musqueam Traditional Territory
Room 223 – MacMillan Building – 2357 Main Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4 Canada
Office: (604) 827-1604 | Cell: (604) 363-2110

Mandatory Annual Check-in – Reminder


In person meeting option available for September:

Monday 12,

Monday 19,

Monday 26.


On Behalf of the LFS Graduate & Postdoctoral Office

To:  LFS Graduate Students

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

As a new academic years starts shortly, please be reminded about the LFS Graduate & Postdoctoral Office mandatory Annual Check in’s.  The check-in is required for all research-based students (they 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.

You can book your appointment through Canvas (instructions attached).  The available appointments for September 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

EDI in TAing Workshops


We wanted to share some upcoming workshops that might be of interest to Teaching Assistants in your Faculties and portfolios. If you see this as relevant to your audiences, please share the invitation below. These workshops are open to TAs across both campuses.

Teaching Assistant Workshops: EDI in TAing

In these workshops you will learn about power and privilege within the learning environment, the policies and guidelines that frame your work, and how best to support students as you navigate ethical dilemmas and potential conflicts. This online synchronous session (offered through Zoom) is foundational to supporting an equitable and inclusive learning environment, while enhancing department and program-specific TA training. Please register to attend the section that best fits your academic discipline and schedule.


EDI in TAing – STEM disciplines

Wednesday, September 14 from 4 – 6 pm


EDI in TAing – Creative Arts disciplines

Wednesday, September 21 from 4 – 6 pm


EDI in TAing – Social Sciences & Humanities

Wednesday, September 28 from 4 – 6 pm

Thank you so much for your support.



Vanessa Kim (She, her, hers)
Events and Communications Coordinator
Equity and Inclusion Office
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
1874 East Mall #2306 | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z1 Canada

Vanessa’s virtual office