Opportunity: BC ACARN Graduate Research Series


Hello agriculture and climate researchers,

I hope this finds you well after a restful and fun winter break!

I am reaching out to you as the BC Agricultural Climate Action Research Network plans a graduate research series this February, in which we’d like to offer a platform for students to share their findings with the BC agriculture community. We are looking to attract students working on projects that are directly related to agricultural climate mitigation and/or adaptation.

I anticipate the series will span the month of February, with one virtual event per week (i.e.

11-12pm on Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28). Each event would include two graduate student presentations of 15-20 mins each, with time for questions.

While extension is a key part of BC ACARN’s mandate, we do not have expectations that the graduate student presentations be formal extension resources. Rather, we hope the series can provide an opportunity for early career researchers to gain experience presenting to a diverse audience that includes producers, industry, and academia, and gain network connections. We hope this can be a showcase of the current questions, issues, and findings BC agricultural researchers are working on.

If you have graduate students who you think may be interested in this presentation opportunity, please share this email or put them in contact with engagement@bcacarn.comFor this series we can host a maximum of 8 students. We’d ideally love to have student representation from a mix of BC research institutions, to reflect the diversity of bioregions, agricultural commodities, and unique research foci across the province.

Thank you for your work and engagement; I look forward to hearing from you and/or your students!


Asha Wareham

Asha Wareham (She, Her, Hers)

Communications Assistant

BC Agricultural Climate Action Research Network (ACARN)

Phone 604 865 078


Jan 25 Anti-racism forum


In April 2022, the Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force (ARIE TF) released 54 recommendations aimed at addressing the many forms of systemic racism at UBC.

Now, as we enter 2023, please join the Equity & Inclusion Office in a UBC-wide forum to learn next steps for implementing those recommendations. Your participation in this forum is invaluable to not only raise widespread awareness of equity and anti-racism plans but also to take the opportunity to reflect on how each of us can contribute to building an equitable and anti-racist community over the next 3 – 5 years.

We invite you to attend (registration below) and extend this invitation to students, faculty and staff in your Faculties and portfolios. Included below are communication toolkits to help you raise awareness of this event.

Roadmap for Change: Implementing anti-racism commitments at UBC
January 25 from 2:00 – 3:15pm, Zoom webinar | Audience: Students, faculty, staff

Join this UBC-wide forum to learn about next steps for implementing the recommendations from the Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force Final Report, and how you can build a more equitable and anti-racist UBC.
Register Now

UBC Okanagan communications toolkit

UBC Vancouver communications toolkit

If you need additional materials or further details, please let us know. Thank you for your support.



Vanessa Kim (She, her, hers)
Events and Communications Coordinator
Equity & Inclusion Office
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
1874 East Mall #2306 | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z1 Canada

Vanessa’s virtual office

QLF Internship Opportunities for Students


My name is Krista Grant, and I am a Program Manager for the Biodiversity Conservation Programs at the Quebec-Labrador Foundation (QLF). QLF is a registered charity based in Montreal, QC working in biodiversity conservation and youth leadership in Canada’s Eastern provinces.

For the spring/summer of 2023, QLF is seeking university students to support the activities of two field programs in the Maritimes provinces, and in Newfoundland and Labrador. We are seeking students with strong interest and experience in one or more of the following areas: ornithology, conservation biology, wildlife conservation, environmental studies, education, or geography.

If you find this opportunity relevant, we would greatly appreciate it if you could share the attached posting with your students.

More information on QLF’s Internship Programs can be found at: https://www.qlf.org/programs/leadership/interns-volunteers/



Thank you in advance for your support.

Kind regards,

Krista Grant


Krista Grant (she/her)
Manager, Conservation & Stewardship, Maritimes
Manager, Biodiversity Conservation Internships

The Quebec-Labrador Foundation 
Telephone (US): 978.356.0038
Telephone (Canada): 514.395.6020

Invitation to Salmon-Safe Agriculture Webinar – January 26, 12-1pm


Salmon-Safe BC would like to invite students and staff from LFS to our upcoming webinar Resilient Agriculture: Salmon-Safe Farms, being held on January 26, 2023, from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm via Zoom. Please see a graphic attached which has information for participants to register for this webinar. We are having speakers from Persephone Brewing Company, Glorious Organics, and Cedar Isle Farms join us to share some of their wisdom!


The webinar offers a chance to hear from Salmon-Safe certified producers on how the program has helped their farms become more sustainable, protect salmon, promote healthy watersheds, and become more resilient in a changing climate. There will be an opportunity to learn more about some of tips and tricks these producers have used to be Salmon-Safe and enhance their sustainable practices. Please share this invitation to anyone in your network who would be interested in attending as is open to everyone. Registration can be done through the Eventbrite.


Please let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to seeing you and some of your members there!


Andrea McDonald

Program Lead, Greater Vancouver Sea-to-Sky Region

Focus: Realizing UNDRIP Initiative and Salmon-Safe BC

Fraser Basin Council

E-mail: amcdonald@fraserbasin.ca

FBC Web | Salmon Safe BC Web |

Food Science Careers in Academia – Panel Discussion


Subject: Food Science Careers in Academia – Panel Discussion

IFT’s Education, Extension and Outreach Division will be hosting a panel discussion on January 24th from 2 – 3 pm CT that will discuss careers in academia including teaching, research, and extension-focused faculty positions. Come to learn more about these career paths in food science and bring questions for an open Q&A session following the panel discussion.

Learning Objectives:

  • To gain a better understanding academic career: including different balances of teaching, research, and extension, challenges, and tips for success
  • To provide practical insights for undergrad, graduate and post-graduates interested in these careers

Panelist Information:

In this session, you’ll hear from panelists Dr. Dawn Bohn (Teaching Associate Professor; University of Illinois), Dr. Abby Snyder (Associate Professor; Cornell University), and Dr. Darryl Holliday (Associate Professor; University of Holy Cross)

Register here! https://www6.ift.org/Ecommerce/Meetings/MeetingDetail?productId=58988409

Patricia Hingston, PhD
Assistant Professor of Teaching

Food Science | Food, Nutrition and Health Program | Faculty of Land and Food Systems
The University of British Columbia | Musqueam Traditional Territory
Room 223 – MacMillan Building – 2357 Main Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4 Canada
Office: (604) 827-1604 | Cell: (604) 363-2110