Invitation to a Public Talk: 50 Years of Animal Welfare


This is a free public talk at Robson Square downtown, featuring Dr. David Fraser on 50 Years of Animal Welfare. It marks the 25th anniversary of UBC’s Animal Welfare Program.

Full details can be found in the invitation, below, as well as on the webpage:

Professor David Fraser’s (C.M.) career in animal welfare science spans 50 years. As one of the founding members of the University of British Columbia’s Animal Welfare Program in 1997, he has spent the past 25 years dedicated to improving the lives of animals through research, education, outreach and mentorship of animal welfare practitioners. Dr. Fraser’s former students, mentees, and colleagues now span the globe and carry the same drive for improving the lives of animals across all disciplines.

Join Dr. Fraser for an evening discussion of the evolution of animal welfare science over the past 50 years, as well as what is next to come.

This event is hosted in celebration of the Animal Welfare Program (AWP)’s 25 year anniversary. Reconnect with AWP faculty members Dan Weary, Marina von Keyserlingk, and Sasha Protopopova during the networking reception.


DATE: Friday, October 21, 2022


7:00 – 7:30 pm  |  Networking and light refreshments
7:30 – 8:45 pm  |  Presentation and discussion

LOCATION: UBC Robson Square – 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC

COST: Free (registration required)

If you have any questions, please contact




Karen Lee  (She, Her, Hers)
Director of Marketing and Communications
Faculty of Land and Food Systems | Room 235
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
H.R. MacMillan, 2357 Main Mall | Vancouver British Columbia | V6T 1Z4 Canada
Phone 604 827 5297 | Cell 604 312 6343 | @ubcLFS

Call for Applications: DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Scholarships and Research Grants


Note: Applicants apply directly to DAAD; graduate programs do not nominate.

DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Scholarships and Research Grants

DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Study Scholarships and Research Grants are available for highly qualified graduate students, PhD candidates, and post-doctoral researchers in all disciplines to study and carry out research at universities or research institutes in Germany. These scholarships provide funds for a period of study and/or research in Germany.

For further information, including application procedures and eligibility requirements, please visit the UBC webpage and the DAAD website.

Interested applicants will submit their application directly to DAAD.  Any questions should be directed to DAAD:

TA position: Hours: 50 hrs – FNH 345/HUNU 545 January to April 2023


TA Hours: 50 hrs – FNH 345/HUNU 545 January to April 2023

Email contact information –

Course overview:

This course will introduce students to counselling in dietetics. The role of privilege, systemic identities, internal and external biases, core beliefs, personal values and expectations will also be considered. Topics will include communication theory, foundational counselling skills, theories of behaviour change, motivational interviewing, goal setting, learning abilities and styles, obstacles to effective communication, Safe and Effective Use of Self (SEUS), multicultural competence, and ethical standards in nutrition counselling.

Work Performed:

Use moderately detailed marking guides to mark class assignments and projects. Submit the verified marks to the instructor using an Excel spreadsheet. Be available for occasional office hours at particular times prior to assignments/projects being due and be able to correspond by email when needed. Meet with students after assignments have been returned to refer unresolved queries about grading to the instructor. Assist with posting lectures and assignments to canvas and other communications. Attend some of the lectures to assist instructor with activities during the lecture.

Minimum qualifications and skills

Education and knowledge requirements: Preference will be given to graduate students in Human Nutrition, Health Sciences and Counselling psychology who have obtained an undergraduate degree in nutrition or dietetics and have a thorough understanding of nutrition, health and counselling techniques. Certificates in any continued education in counselling methods/skills an asset. Skills: Ability to correspond effectively with the instructor and to ask questions when uncertain about grading responsibilities. Very good organizational skills. Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail (marking assignments, entering data into spreadsheets). Ability to communicate effectively with the students with their questions. Ability to navigate Canvas and Zoom very well to assist with tasks associated.

If interested please email me above and provide a recent CV.

Many thanks!
Sinead Feeney


Sinéad Feeney, MSc, RD

she, her

Registered Dietitian

Provincial Adult Tertiary Specialized Eating Disorders Program (PATSED) (Tues, Wed, Thurs)

St Paul’s Hospital | Providence Health Care

Clinical Sessional Instructor | University of British Columbia


I respectfully acknowledge that I live, work, and play on the unceded territories of Coast Salish Nations, including the homelands of the St’át’imc, Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh).

All-Day-Sacred Fire Ceremony at UBC Farm September 30th


I wanted to share with you our invitation to the All-Day Sacred Fire Ceremony at xʷci̓cəsəm Garden at UBC Farm. It is a late invitation as we depended on the fire ban, but now that the ban has been lifted, we can go ahead with the event.

I would appreciate it if you could help us disseminate the message through your communication channels.

I am attaching the invitation. Please let me know if you have any questions. Take care!

All-Day Sacred Fire Ceremony event


Warmest regards,



Eduardo Jovel PhD
Associate Professor,

Director of Indigenous Research Partnerships | Faculty of Land and Food Systems | Applied Biology
The University of British Columbia | Point Grey Campus

xʷməθkʷəy̓əm | Unceded Musqueam Territory
2357 Main Mall | Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z4
Phone 604 822 3338 | Lab 604 822 4629 | Fax 604 822 4400 |

Sustainability Scholars Conference “Research to Action” (There’s still time to register!)



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 from across BC.


Scholars will present their research 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:

Register here:


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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 | |