Call for Nominations: Schmidt Science Fellowships


INTERNAL Deadline: Friday, March 24, 2023 

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 2022, 29 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 2023 and 30 July 2024.

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: March 24, 2023. Applicants must submit their application to their UBC graduate program by their graduate program’s internal deadline.
  • Graduate program nomination deadline: April 6, 2023 at 4:00 pm PT

For further information about the opportunity, including detailed eligibility requirements, evaluation criteria and application procedures, please visit our webpage:

The contact for this funding opportunity is Bree Wilson (

IRES Seminar Series: Thurs, March 16 with David Boyd

The next IRES Seminar will be in the Beaty Museum Theatre.  Note: No food or drinks are allowed in the Theatre.
March 16, 2023: IRES Faculty Seminar with David Boyd
The transformative potential of rights-based approaches for addressing the triple environmental crisis

Time: 12:30pm to 1:20pm

Location: Beaty Museum Theatre (2212 Main Mall)

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

Zoom Rule: If we encounter technical difficulties during the first 5 to 10 mins of the seminar, Zoom will be terminated.

Talk summary:

The human right to a healthy environment is gaining momentum across the world in legislatures, courtrooms and United Nations forums. What are the consequences for efforts to address the global environmental crisis?

David will reflect on recent breakthroughs at the national, regional and global levels, and discuss both the potential and the pitfalls of rights-based approaches to climate and environmental action. Drawing upon his experiences as the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment over the past five years, David will attempt to nourish those who are hungry for hope.


Dr. David Boyd, Associate Professor, IRES


Dr. David R. Boyd is the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment (2018-2024) and a professor of law, policy, and sustainability at the University of British Columbia, jointly appointed at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability and the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.

Boyd is also the author of ten books and over 100 reports and articles on environmental law and policy, human rights, and constitutional law. His books include Thirst for Justice (2020), The Rights of Nature (ECW Press, 2017), The Optimistic Environmentalist (ECW Press, 2015), The Right to a Healthy Environment (UBC Press, 2012) and The Environmental Rights Revolution (UBC Press, 2011).

See you on March 16 in the Beaty Museum Theatre!


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

Urban Ethnographic Field School in Anthropology and focus on food and sustainability


Patrick Moore, will be once again co-teaching the Urban Ethnographic Field School in Anthropology this year. The field school is co-taught by Anthropology and Sociology and focuses on food, sustainability, and ethnographic methods.

In addition to the attached poster, more information can be found on the UEFS website

In case any students in Land and Food Systems might be interested, please share this widely.  There is still room in this summer session 1 course (ANTH480), although it is by application. The field school is now in its 14th year and I know that students from LFS have found it to be an exciting way to earn 6-credits.




Professor and Head, Department of Anthropology

The University of British Columbia
AnSo Bldg Rm 2129, 6303 NW Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z1  Canada

Phone: 1-604-822-3160, 1-604-822-2878


Support to recruit: Indigenous Cluster Call for GRA Position


Call for a GRA position to join our Indigenous land-based health and wellness research and education cluster.  Thank you in advance for your support.

Research Cluster-GRA Assistant-Job Posting-March 6-2023

Warmly,  Wilson

Wilson Mendes (he, him, his)
PhD Candidate, MPlan,  UBC Public Scholar
Indigenous Research Cluster Coordinator
Research and Education Advisor, xʷc̓ic̓əsəm Garden
Indigenous Research Partnerships | Faculty of Land & Food Systems
The University of British Columbia | Point Grey Campus
xʷməθkʷəy̓əm | Unceded Musqueam Territory
2357 Main Mall | Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z4 |

LFS TA Application opens 9:30am Mar 31st, 2023 through 4:30pm, Apr 30th, 2023


Hello, Graduate Students,

Yes, it’s time to think about the Winter terms of 2023/24 …

The LFS TA Application will soon be open to accept applications to TA for Winter 2023/24  in all Winter terms.

  • The TA App will be open from , March 31st, 2023 at 9:30am through
    Sun., April 30th, 2023 at 4:30pm.

After it closes April 30th, application will be by instructor or administrator invitation only.

UPDATE your Additional Information, Confidential Information tabs and Resume to highlight your current accomplishments, etc.
Also, add any new non-LFS TA hours to your list. Your pay classification depends on how many graduate TA hours you have accumulated.
(LFS TA hours are already tracked for you in the TA App from 2020 Summer on.)

If you are off-campus you must use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access the website.
Check the UBC IT website for help at: .

Questions? Email Virginia Frankian at