UBC Sustainability Scholars Conference | Save the Date!


As you know, the UBC Sustainability Scholars program offers graduate students paid opportunities to work with community partners on sustainability related projects over the summer. Students interested in sustainability or in applying to the program may be interested in attending the conference.  Students from your program may even be presenting!

The conference takes place Thursday September 29 from 1 to 5 pm, registration is required. More details are below.

Thank you in advance for distributing this invitation.


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Research to Action Poster v1


When: Thursday, September 29, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Where: Online via Zoom

Registration: Free to all. Registration closes September 28.

What happens when you give bright and engaged students real-world sustainability problems to solve?

UBC’s Sustainability Scholars are helping to make real change in the world. Join us on September 29 to learn more about what our local governments and institutions are doing to future-proof our people, our cities, our urban spaces, and the Fraser Estuary.

You will enjoy an afternoon of engaged discussion on a diverse range of applied sustainability projects produced by UBC graduate students in collaboration with community partners including the City of Vancouver, Metro Vancouver, BC Hydro, Translink, and many other local governments, local health authorities, and NGOs.

Scholars will present their projects in concurrent themed panel sessions throughout the afternoon. Panels will be moderated by experts from UBC and Sustainability Scholars Program partners.

Keynote Speaker: Angela Danyluk, Senior Environmental Specialist, City of Vancouver

Panel Themes: Land, Water & Resource Management | Living Shorelines & Habitat Restoration | Mobility & Sustainable Transportation | Energy & Emissions | Agriculture & Food Security | Resilient Communities | Water Systems| Livable Cities | Better World | Biodiversity | Capacity Building | Sustainable Health Care

Conference Website: https://sustain.ubc.ca/events/research-action-advancing-urban-sustainability-2022

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/research-to-action-advancing-urban-sustainability-2021-tickets-169373499697

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Karen Taylor  MA (she, her)
Manager, Sustainability Scholars Program | Sustainability Hub
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
2343 – 2260 West Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4 Canada
Phone 604 822 9362 | karen.taylor@ubc.ca | https://sustain.ubc.ca/scholars

Joy of Feeding: Sun. Oct.2


I hope you are all doing well in this transition to fall. This list isn’t used all that often these days, and I encourage you to subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with all CSFS and UBC Farm news and activities!

I did want to send out an invitation to Joy of Feeding on October 2 – it’s back after a 5-year hiatus!

About Joy of Feeding:

Join 12 local chefs (including two chef teams) from some of Vancouver’s most beloved restaurants, as they prepare their favorite family recipes in the fields of Vancouver’s local organic farm, the UBC Farm.

Featuring locally sourced produce, Joy of Feeding is an outdoor food festival and fundraiser for Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia’s future Culinary Centre and the food literacy programs at the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm.

Joy of Feeding

Sunday, October 2


UBC Farm 

This is applicable to everyone, and students have discounted pricing! I should have mentioned that.

Adult $90.00

UBC Student (ID required, limited quantity available!) $45.00

Child (12 and under) FREE

Find out more and reserve your tickets at: https://ubcfarm.ubc.ca/joy-of-feeding/




Melanie Kuxdorf (She, Her, Hers)

Communications and Marketing Manager

Faculty of Land and Food Systems | Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm
The University of British Columbia | Unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Territory
2357 Main Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4

melanie.kuxdorf@ubc.ca | ubcfarm.ubc.ca

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TA opening LFS 496


Clare Cullen is looking for a TA for LFS 496 – Career Development in Land and Food Systems https://ubcfarm.ubc.ca/learn/lfs496/  – 72 hours, term 1

If you are interested, please apply via the LFS TA app https://blogs.ubc.ca/lfsta/online-ta-application/




Sandra Brown (she, her, hers)

Associate Professor of Teaching, Applied Biology

Associate Dean Academic, Faculty of Land and Food Systems

University of British Columbia – Vancouver campus

xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Traditional Territories

The Ins and Outs of Academic and Scholarly Integrity at UBC


As mentioned in GradUpdate yesterday, Dr. Ainsley Rouse and Greg Martyn will be presenting ‘The Ins and Outs of Academic and Scholarly Integrity at UBC’ tomorrow (Wednesday, Sept 14, 12 – 1:30 pm) as part of our online GradStart programming.

Although targeted to incoming graduate students, this workshop is relevant to current graduate students wishing to learn more about the resources available at UBC to help support studying and researching with integrity.

Graduate students can learn more here: https://orientation.grad.ubc.ca/events/the-ins-and-outs-of-academic-and-scholarly-integrity-at-ubc/ .

Please circulate if you think this would be helpful, relevant to graduate students in your program.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Jacqui for the Zoom link.

Thank you,

Jacqui Brinkman, (hear it pronounced ) MSc (She,Hers)
Director, Graduate Student Professional Development
Office of the Dean | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
170 – 6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada
Phone 604 827 4578

jacqui.brinkman@ubc.ca | grad.ubc.ca/

Sept. 23 – RSVP for LFS Welcome back event


The Faculty is once again hosting a Welcome back event to kick off the new school year together! LFS faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to attend. The popular food trucks will make a return this year, so bring your appetites!

We encourage you to also bring a picnic blanket as the event takes place at UBC Farm – and it will go forward, rain or shine!

Date: Friday, Sept. 23

Time: 3-5 pm

RSVP by Sept. 21 (5pm) to be entered for a draw prize: Click here

Cost: $5 minimum donation, with proceeds going to the United Way

Location: UBC Farm events field, 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver

Map and directions to UBC Farm: https://ubcfarm.ubc.ca/contact-us/

Questions: Contact Barbara Hsiao (Barbara.hsiao@ubc.ca) or Karen Lee (Karen.lee98@ubc.ca).