2021 Tax Slips for student employees


2021 Tax Slips Available on or before Feb 28th

UBC issues online tax slips as PDFs that student employees can download through Workday. They are identical to the printed format and are accepted by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) when filing your taxes.

T4 tax slips (and T4As, where applicable) for the 2021 tax year will be available through Workday. How do I find my T4? (CWL-login required).

An FAQ has been created to answer any questions you may have about T4/T4A tax slips, available on the UBC Finance website.




Mona Lee
Human Resources Administrative Clerk
Faculty of Land & Food Systems

248 – 2357 Main Mall

UBC | Musqueaum Territory

Tel 604-827-5312 | mona.lee@ubc.ca


Call for Nominations: Schmidt Science Fellowships


INTERNAL Deadline: Friday, March 18, 2022

Schmidt Science Fellowships

The Schmidt Science Fellows program provides the world’s best emerging scientists with new skills and perspectives to develop novel solutions to society’s challenges, become scientific and societal thought leaders, and accelerate ground-breaking discoveries.  The program is looking for the brightest minds in the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, and computing who are interested in broadening their horizons.  Fellows receive a stipend of $100,000 USD per year and are supported to pursue a one to two year postdoctoral placement at a world-leading laboratory anywhere in the world in a disciplinary pivot from their PhD.  Fellows also benefit from a Global Meeting Series and personalized mentoring program.

UBC is one of select group of the world’s leading science and engineering institutions that are invited to nominate students to the international competition.  In 2021, 28 Schmidt Science Fellows were selected to be recipients globally.

As part of the eligibility requirements, applicants must have completed, or expect to complete, all the requirements for the conferral of their UBC PhD, including a successful defense, between 1 June 2022 and 30 July 2023.

Each UBC graduate program is invited to submit one nomination to the university-wide competition. Given the highly competitive nature of this opportunity, graduate programs should nominate only an exceptional individual who will stand out amongst top applicants from around the world.

  • Value: $100,000 USD per year, for up to two years
  • Application deadline: Set by graduate program.  Applicants must submit their application to their UBC graduate program by their graduate program’s internal deadline.
  • Graduate program nomination deadline: 8 April 2022 at 4:00 pm PT

For further information about the opportunity, including detailed eligibility requirements, evaluation criteria and application procedures, please visit our webpage: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/schmidt-science-fellowships

The contact for this funding opportunity is Natalie Thorson (natalie.thorson@ubc.ca).

Circulation request for virtual Postdoc Career Networking Night


The Postdoctoral Associations of three universities (UBC-Vancouver, UBC-Okanagan, SFU) and GradsPods (British Columbia Cancer Agency Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Society) are organizing our inaugural virtual Postdoc Career Networking Night on March 1, 2022 (4 – 7 pm)! This event features two consecutive career panels and networking opportunities to connect with local company representatives.

All postdoctoral research fellows, research associates, and graduate students from your department and unit are welcome to register and attend.

We would appreciate it if you can circulate the information below and the attached flyer to your network (Faculty of Land and Food Systems). Thank you for your help!

Kind regards,

Doris Chow, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UBC-Vancouver

On behalf of the Postdoc Career Networking Night organizing team

Invitation to Virtual Career Networking Night 

Unsure about your career options? Got a Ph.D.? Join us for the inaugural virtual Postdoc Career Networking Night, jointly organized by the Postdoctoral Associations of three universities (UBC-Vancouver, UBC-Okanagan, SFU) and GradsPods (British Columbia Cancer Agency Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Society).

Date: March 1, 2022

Time: 4-7 PM PST

Venue: Zoom

Connect and network with a variety of people in academia, industry, and great companies in an informal setting.

Panellists include:

– Dr. Anna Blakney, Assistant Professor, Michael Smith Laboratories, UBC

– Dr. David Anekwe, Assistant Professor,  Faculty of Medicine, UBC

– Dr. Carolina Tropini,  Assistant Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering & Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, UBC

– Dr. Mike Kennefick, Business Development Specialist at Mitacs

– Dr. Rouh Shafaei, Project Manager- Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, Future Grid & Modernization, Integrated  Planning at BC Hydro

Representatives will be joining us from:

– Aspects Biosystems

– Bayer


– EarthDaily Analytics

– D-Wave

– 1QBit

– Good Chemistry

– Microsoft

– Ocean wise


Info and registration: bit.ly/3BvfZxk

BC Organic Conference


I hope you or your colleagues can join us for our upcoming conference? Our networks are very inter-connected (which is a good thing!), so apologies in advance for any cross-posting duplication. We have lots of news to share with you about what is coming up over for the Virtual BC Organic Conference!

If possible, please share with your students and networks.

Online Auction – https://www.32auctions.com/bcorganic

February 27th – 9 AM to 1 PM

Virtual Conference Day I

Soil Health Series with Molly Thurston and colleagues

We are thrilled to bring field days to you with the launch of our Soil Health Series. These videos include farm tours and conversations with producers from Wild Flight Farm (Vegetables), Hutley Acres Farm (Dairy), and Claremont Ranch Organics (Tree Fruit). Join us to view and discuss these virtual field days.

Mental Health in the Chaos & Convergence with Briana Hagen, who will be presenting on mental health literacy, in combination with how mental health ties in with emergency response models (recognizing the heat dome, wildfires, and flooding in BC last year). Following Dr. Hagen’s presentation, there will be space for Q & A, as well as breakout conversations related to mental wellness. With gratitude to Farm Credit Canada for being our Mental Wellness Sponsor for this session.

Tradeshow Engagement

Virtual Trade Show Exhibitors will also be featured.

March 6th – 9 AM to 1 PM

Virtual Conference Day II

Podcast Guest Q&A with Jordan Marr

Taking a deeper dive into some of the 2022 BC Organic podcasts.

Always Organic: Reframing the Regenerative Conversation – The focus for the panel is to discuss the various aspects of regenerative agriculture, and how organic agriculture is key to sustainability in all senses. We will ask the question: what is needed to make organic the key to regenerative certification? Our answers will come from a variety of perspectives – what the Ministry’s goals for regenerative agriculture are, and how they see involving the organic community; what’s happening at the federal level with various organic organizations; how Regenerative Organic Certification is being put into practice already, and what effect that’s having both on farms and consumer perception; what sort of policy frameworks are needed to support regenerative (e.g., organic) agriculture.

The Full Virtual Conference registration includes our 12-episode podcast series, virtual field days – soil health video series, facilitated conversations over two mornings, and a virtual trade show. We also have a new student price for the Full Virtual Conference. For full event details and to register, visit https://organicbc.org/conference/


BC Organic Conference 2022




Eva-Lena Lang

Executive Director

organicbc.org | @thisisorganicbc

We respectfully acknowledge our work takes place on the unceded and sovereign Indigenous territories within the colonial borders of British Columbia.

Register for the BC Organic Conference (Feb 27 and Mar 6).

5th Annual Geomatics Career Networking Event information for LFS students


My name is Maya Fromstein, and I am a program assistant for the Masters in Geomatics in Environmental Management (MGEM) this year. I am helping coordinate the annual Geomatics Career Networking Event. Lee just let me know that in past years we have invited LFS students, and passed on your contact information in order to send you the relevant information. We would be so grateful if you could share this with the LFS students, especially as we are requesting students RSVP by Tuesday, March 1st, 2022.

Below, I’ve attached the list of companies (with hyperlinks) that will be attending this year, the date/address, as well as a PDF invitation.

Please let me know if you have any questions, or if I can provide any other information to be helpful. We are hoping for a great turnout since we are able to host it in person this year!



Hello everyone,

UBC Forestry’s Masters of Geomatics in Environmental Management (MGEM) is incredibly excited to host our 5th Annual Geomatics Career Networking Event in person this year. This event is free and open to all grad students interested in a career using geomatics tools in environmental or resource management applications. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to meet in person a wide range of employers from the private, public, and non-profit sectors.

Our event will be hosted at Jack Poole Hall, in the UBC Alumni Center, on March 11th from 12pm (doors open) to 3pm.

Please see attached invite to the Geomatics Networking Event with  more details and schedule. Please reply by Tuesday, Mar 1, 2022 as we will need to make some catering arrangements to provide a light lunch.

Here is the list of employers who will be attending this year in person.

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO)


Zoetica Wildlife Research Services Inc.


Taking Root

Ostrom Climate


Chartwell Resource Group

The Firelight Group


Best regards,


Maya Fromstein

(PronounsLinks to an external site.:    she/her)

Landscape Ecology Lab – Research Scientist

Masters of Geomatics in Environmental Management (MGEM) – Program Assistant


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