IRES Seminar Series: Thurs, Oct 20 with Chelsey Armstrong


Hi everyone,

Our next IRES Seminar will be in the Beaty Museum Theatre.  REMINDER: No food or drinks allowed in the Beaty Museum.


October 20, 2022: IRES Professional Development Seminar with Chelsey Armstrong

An Archaeological Perspective and Anti-colonial Approach to Forest History in Laxyuubm Ts’msyen and Beyond

Time: 12:30pm to 1:20pm

Location: Beaty Museum Theatre (2212 Main Mall)

Click here to register in advance to receive a Zoom link.

Talk summary:

Land-use scientists increasingly recognize that ecological and anthropogenic forces have long interacted in complex ways, forming many of the landscapes we observe today. In the Pacific Northwest, historical Indigenous land-use and forest management has resulted in forest gardens: ecosystems dominated by edible fruit, nut, and berry producing trees and shrubs, managed by Indigenous peoples in the past and which continue to grow today. This presentation will provide an overview of forest garden research in collaboration with Ts’msyen, Sts’ailes, and Nuchatlaht Nations, focusing on archaeological and historical-ecological methods and data. Anti-colonial perspectives are explored as a means of centralizing Indigenous sovereignty and practice (action) while challenging ongoing colonial/extractive dynamics in scientific research.

Dr. Chelsea Armstrong,
Settler scholar and assistant professor in Indigenous Studies at Simon Fraser University
Director of the Historical and Ecological Research Lab



Dr. Armstrong is a historical ecologist and archaeologist specializing in ancient human land-use in the Pacific Northwest. She is a settler scholar and assistant professor in Indigenous Studies at Simon Fraser University, and director of the Historical and Ecological Research Lab.



See you on October 20!



Bonnie Leung

RES Program Support (she/her/hers)

Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES)

University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory

Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL Building)

Room 429 – 2202 Main Mall | Vancouver, BC | V6T 1Z4 | Canada



Tel: 604-822-9249

You’re invited: LFS Scholar Series – Dr. Claudia Wagner-Riddle November 3


Land and Food System Scholar Series

Invited scholar: Dr. Claudia Wagner-Riddle

Hosted by:  JT Cornelius, Soil Science


Title: Charting a path to net-zero carbon agriculture


Abstract: Agriculture is a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), has a unique capacity for carbon storage and is also significantly impacted by changing temperature, and extreme climate events making it an important focus for climate change action. As a result, government and industry have set ambitious emission reduction targets for the sector. Achieving these targets requires the identification and implementation of the most promising mitigation practices for on-farm management of energy, animals, manure, soils and crops. Taking an integrated systems approach to food systems considering the inter-connectedness of various parts will be key.


Biography: Dr. Claudia Wagner-Riddle is a Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph, Canada.  Originally from Brazil, Claudia has degrees from the University of Sao Paulo and Guelph. Claudia leads an internationally renowned research program greenhouse gas emission measurements to determine the carbon footprint of food, feed, and fuel produced by agriculture.  Claudia is the Editor-in-Chief of Agricultural and Forest Meteorology and leads a nationwide training program on Climate-Smart Soils. Claudia is Director of the North American regional chapter of the International Nitrogen Initiative and was awarded the 2020 IFA Borlaug Award of Excellence in Crop Nutrition.


Join in-person or via Zoom:

Date: Novemeber 3, 2022

Time: 10:00-11:00 AM PDT

Location: In-person at SWNG 310, or via Zoom

In-person seating is limited (capacity of 30), please register here by Oct 30.


Competition Announcement: Affiliated Fellowships-Master’s and CGS-M Competitions and upcoming information session


Please notify us about your intention of applying by our Internal deadline – Nov 15, 2022

UBC Affiliated Fellowships-Master’s

The UBC Affiliated Fellowships Master’s competition runs in concert with the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS-M; see below) competition. Approximately 50 fellowships with values ranging from $175 to $16,000 are offered through this competition. Current and prospective full-time UBC-Vancouver graduate students can apply. Students who are eligible for the CGS-M must submit a CGS-M application in order to additionally be considered for Affiliated funding.

Detailed Affiliated Fellowships-Master competition information with links to application and reference forms is available at:

Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS-M)

Applicants for Tri-Agency CGS-M competition must be domestic students (Canadian citizen or PR) who are applying for or enrolled in graduate studies anywhere in Canada. Each applicant can select up to 3 universities with the same application. To be considered for a CGS-M at UBC, they must select The University of British Columbia as one of the 3 available institutions.

Details about this award opportunity, including eligibility and evaluation criteria, are available at
and our site at:

Students who apply for CGS-M awards will automatically be considered for open/un-restricted Affiliated Fellowships. To be additionally considered for criteria-based/restricted Affiliated Fellowships, students should fill out and submit to their graduate programs the checklist available at

Deadlines for the Tri-Agency CGS-M / Affiliated Fellowships Master’s Competitions

  • Applicant deadline: 1 December 2022 before 5:00 pm PT
  • Graduate program nomination deadline:  25 January 2023 at 4:00 pm PT

CGSM and Affiliated Fellowships-Master’s Information Session
Interested applicants are invited to attend the CGSM and Affiliated Fellowships information session on Thursday, October 27 from 2:00 to 3:30.

NEW!  Indigenous Scholars Awards and Supplements Pilot Initiative (NSERC and SSHRC)
The Indigenous Scholars Awards and Supplements Pilot Initiative consist of a one-year, non-renewable supplement valued at $5,000 for all meritorious Indigenous CGS M applicants and a one-year, non-renewable award valued at $17,500 for all alternate candidates, subject to the limit of available funding. If you self-identify as Indigenous you are eligible to apply for this initiative.  Note: CIHR is not participating in this initiative.  For more information, see the Tri-Agency’s pilot initiative webpage.


  • Please apply by the deadline – make sure you meet/exceed the requirements; check the eligibility before submitting the application
  • CGS-M applications cannot be submitted or edited after the application deadline.  Late applications will be ruled ineligible.  The CGS-M application deadline is set nationally by the CGS-M funding agency and is not flexible.
  • Ask for reference letters early and send the instructions to your referees:
  • Check early with our office if you have all of your official transcripts for all previous studies (including transfer credits).  Transcript guidance for applicants is outlined on the CGS-M webpage.
  • Note that although the SISC academic history document is accepted for UBC CGS-M applications, it may not be accepted by other universities in Canada, so students applying elsewhere for the CGSM in addition to UBC should order official UBC transcripts.
  • It would help us greatly if applicants used the same email in their CGS-M Research Portal login as in eVision or SIS. This is absolutely not a requirement, but it helps match the applications to correct programs quicker after the application deadline.

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) November 27, December 3 & 4, 2022 application opens October 17!




Please forward the following information to your graduate students:


The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) will be offering a Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) on November 27, December 3 & 4, 2022.

The Grad ISW is a 24-hour, fully participatory, and peer-based professional development workshop for graduate students that is beneficial to both new and experienced instructors.

Please note: you must attend all face-to-face sessions and complete all independent work for the complete duration of the workshop, (i.e. the entire 24-hour workshop).

To apply for the waitlist for November 27, December 3 & 4, 2022 sign up here:


Application opens on October 17 and closes on November 23, 2022 at 4:30 pm. By clicking this link, you are applying for the WAITLIST only and this DOES NOT register you for the workshop. Graduate ISWs at UBC are in high demand. To create an equitable registration process all graduate students who apply for an ISW will first be enrolled on a waitlist, from which participants are randomly selected. If a participant has applied for more than one ISW waitlist, their name will appear more frequently when generating the participant list, giving them a higher chance of being selected for an ISW. If you are accepted into the workshop, you will be contacted by our office to confirm your registration. For more information and a list of all upcoming sessions visit:


Workshop Eligibility:


A participant who wishes to take the Grad ISW is eligible if they are:

  • a full-time or part-time registered graduate student at UBC during the academic term when the ISW is offered
  • a graduate student at UBC who has completed degree requirements but has not yet convocated
  • a joint degree graduate student who is enrolled at UBC and another institution
  • a graduate student at UBC pursuing non-degree studies
  • a visiting graduate student that is eligible to take courses


A participant who wishes to take the Grad ISW is not eligible if they are:

  • not a graduate student at UBC
  • a graduate student at UBC who has on-leave status
  • a visiting graduate student that is not eligible to take courses



Elisa Herman
Event Coordinator
Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
214-1961 East Mall  | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z1 Canada | @UBC_CTLT

It Starts With Us: ‘Rock the Boat’ – Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion


It Starts With Us: ‘Rock the Boat’

Join us on Tuesday, October 25th for It Starts With Us: Rock the Boat.

Reimagining  Supervisory Relationships 

Please join us on Tuesday, October 25th for It Starts With Us: Rock the Boat. This session will demonstrate a resource using Research-based Theatre (RbT) that will illustrate the challenges that arise from the inherent power dynamics in supervisory relationships and will prompt dialogue about how to foster healthy and respectful supervisory relationships and improve wellbeing for all involved parties.