CGSM: Approaching deadline and important reminders


Important reminders:

The deadline for students to submit their CGS-Master’s applications via the Research Portal is before 5:00 pm PT on 1 December 2022. This deadline is set nationally and is not flexible; UBC has no administrative authority/means to extend the deadline for applicants.

The same deadline applies to the Affiliated Fellowships applicants: before 5:00 pm PT on 1 December 2022
Detailed Affiliated Fellowships-Master competition information with links to application and reference forms is available at:

CGSM application materials cannot be revised after the deadline. Applicants are strongly encouraged to follow the application instructions and presentation standards when preparing their application.
Details about this award opportunity, including eligibility and evaluation criteria, are available at and UBC website:

Important reminders regarding transcripts:

  • The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies does not provide transcripts for award/scholarship applications.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit up-to-date transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate studies via the Research Portal before the deadline. An application will be deemed ineligible if it does not include the up-to-date transcripts required for determining grade point average (academic standing) in each of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent).
  • Transcripts cannot be updated or submitted separately after the deadline.

Important reminders regarding reference assessment forms:

  • Referees (faculty members) are strongly encouraged to complete their assessments and submit them via the Research Portal well in advance of the December 1 deadline (instructions).
  • Applicants cannot submit their CGSM application until the two reference assessment forms have been completed and submitted in the Research Portal. The deadline will not be extended for applicants who are unable to submit because of missing reference assessments.

New LFS merchandise available


LFS Merch Now Available!

Check out our LFS branded merchandise to show off your faculty pride! Available for purchase online or in-store at the UBC Bookstore. 

Featured Collection

  • LFS Travel Mug with Straw – The ultimate mug to keep your morning coffee warm throughout your lectures!
  • LFS Beeswax Wraps – Canadian made, reusable, washable, and compostable beeswax food wrap perfect to keep food fresh for longer.
  • LFS Bamboo Cutlery Set – Never use plastic cutlery again! This cutlery pack has everything you need for meals.
  • LFS T-shirt – Comfy and stylish for everyday wear! Comes in white and black.
  • LFS Baseball Hat – The perfect hat to protect you from the heat or rain.
  • LFS Lined Notebook- Made with recycled paper and cardboard, this notebook is perfect to jot down class or meeting notes.
  • LFS Apron – Made with stain resistant fabric, this apron in perfect for students who are always cooking in the kitchen!

Shop all LFS merchandise here, or in-person at the UBC Bookstore.


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

Competition Announcement: Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships


Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships

The Mackenzie King Open Scholarship is open to graduates of any Canadian university who engage in (commence or continue) graduate study (master’s or doctoral) in any field, in Canada or elsewhere. One Open Scholarship is awarded annually. The value has lately been $12,000 but is subject to change. 

The Mackenzie King Travelling Scholarship is open to graduates of any Canadian university who engage in (commence or continue) graduate study (master’s or doctoral) in the United States or the United Kingdom, of international relations or industrial relations (including the international or industrial relations aspects of law, history, politics and economics).  Four Travelling Scholarships of $13,500 have lately been awarded annually, but the number and value of scholarships are subject to change.

Eligible applicants must be a graduate (holder of a degree) of a Canadian university when tenure of the scholarship begins (September 2023).

Applications must be made to the Faculty of Graduate Studies of the applicant’s home university. This is the Canadian university from which the applicant most recently graduated or at which the applicant is currently enrolled.

UBC application deadline: 1 February 2023 at 4:00 pm PT

For more information, including detailed application procedures and eligibility requirements, please see this link:

Free Project-Specific Data Analysis for Students


Under the supervision of Statistics professors, Statistics students will provide free project-specific data analysis, including a formal written report, as part of their STAT 450 and 550 practicum consulting courses that will run next term. The submission deadline of Dec 15 is only a few weeks away! To apply, send a 1-page project description (see sample) to  For more information on the courses, please visit the Dept. of Statistics website.

Warm regards,


Kelli Kiyomi Kadokawa (She, Her, Hers)
Graduate Program Support Manager
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies | Office of the Dean
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
170-6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver British Columbia | V6T 1Z2 Canada
Phone 604 822 6475 |

MFRE Speaker: Jean Philippe Gervais, Farm Credit Canada


Jean Philippe Gervais, Vice president and Economist of Farm Credit Canada will speak to the MFRE Students this Friday, Nov 25 about Economics and Valuation. Everyone is invited!

Economics and Valuations

Date: Friday, November 25, 2022

Time: 3:00-4:30 PM

Location: MCML 160


J.P. Gervais is Vice-President and Chief Agricultural Economist at FCC. He has over 20 years of experience analyzing domestic and international agricultural policies and markets, and his insights help guide strategy and monitor risk throughout the corporation. He’s frequently a featured speaker at national and international conferences, addressing global trends and the linkages to agri-food markets. In addition to acting as an FCC spokesperson on economic matters, J.P. provides commentary on the agriculture industry through videos and the FCC Ag Economist blog.

Prior to joining FCC in 2010, J.P. was a professor of agricultural economics at North Carolina State University and Laval University. He also held the Canada Research Chair in Agri-Industries and International Trade at Laval. J.P. is Past-President of the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society. He obtained his Ph.D. in economics from Iowa State University in 1999

Topics covered during the seminar: the role of FCC and its offerings, the role of an economist at a financial institution, and the type of economic research the ag-econ FCC research group does


Many thanks!


Olivier Ntwali, MFRE
Academic Program Manager
Master of Food and Resource Economics| Land and Food System
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
Macmillan Building – 348A- 2357 Main Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4 Canada
Phone: 6047718961||