Thesis Defense – Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems – PhD – Raahil Madhok


UBC – Faculty of Land and Food Systems Announces The Oral Examination for the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy
(Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems)

Raahil Madhok

Three Essays on Environmental and Development Economics”

9:00 AM on Wednesday, May 24, 2023
350, HR MacMillan Building, 2357 Main Mall


Chair: Dr. S. Chamberlain

Supervisory Committee:
Dr. S. Gulati – Supervisor
Dr. P. Baylis – Co-Supervisor
Dr. F. Noack – Committee member
Dr. S. Anderson – Committee member

Defense Committee Composition
Dr. S. Gulati – Supervisor
Dr. P. Baylis – Co-Supervisor
Dr. F. Noack – Committee member
Dr. R. Barichello – University Examiner
Dr. M. Kandikar – University Examiner
Dr. F. Aragon – External Examiner

Recruiting UBC Students – Summer Science Program Staff


My name is Alyssa and I am the Program Coordinator for the Summer Science Program. The Summer Science Program runs for 2 weeks in July and brings together Indigenous high school students from urban and rural communities throughout British Columbia and other parts of Canada, for a culturally relevant and holistic learning opportunity designed to encourage the pursuit of post-secondary education, particularly in the science and health fields.

I am reaching out as we are currently recruiting enthusiastic UBC students to be a part of our 2-week staff, in particular we are looking for students interested in the Land and Food Coordinator positions, and we were hoping you could help promote this opportunity to students within Land and Food Systems.

This position’s role includes helping to deliver the programs food services, guiding staff/students on hygiene and food preparation prior to meals, and assisting staff in guiding students to workshops both on and off campus.

This year the camp runs from July 9th-July 22nd, and the applications for the positions will be open until this Friday May 19th. If you know any students who may be interested in this position or would be willing to share this opportunity with students in Land and Food Systems it would be greatly appreciated!

Here is a short blurb about the program and where to apply:

The Summer Science Program is a two week program open to high school students going into grades 9-12 with First Nations, Inuit, or Métis ancestry. The program is a great opportunity to meet new friends, connect with Elders and Indigenous role models. As well, the students will participate in cultural and health/STEM-related workshops.

We are currently looking for individuals who are interested in volunteering or working during the 2 week duration of the program (July 9th-22nd). More details about these positions can be found by searching for ‘Summer Science’ at CareersOnline UBC.

If you have any questions please reach out to

I have also attached a poster below which can be shared. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out!


Maarsii (thank you!),

Summer Science Team

UBC Summer Science Program
Manager, Summer Science
Faculty of Medicine | Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
2206 East Mall Musqueam Territory | Vancouver BC | V6T1Z9 Canada
Phone 778 788 2151

Together|Ensemble at UBC – Advancing the SDGs in British Columbia


Thursday, June 7, 8am-5pm

BC Hydro Theatre, CIRS

2260 West Mall


UBC faculty, students, staff, community members and organizations across BC are invited to join Together|Ensemble at UBC – Advancing the SDGs in British Columbia as we discuss and explore key cross-cutting themes relating to:

  • Decolonization
  • Climate Justice, Dignity and Rights
  • Education
  • Just Transition

Events and panels throughout the day will advance participant understanding and appreciation of these key themes as they relate to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A special weaving workshop will also be optional for participants.


Hosted by the UBC Sustainability Hub in partnership with the Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) and the British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC).


Learn more and register today at


Natalie Hawryshkewich (She, Her, Hers)

Communication and Engagement Specialist
Sustainability Hub
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability 2260 West Mall, 2nd Floor | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4 |

The UBC Vancouver campus is situated within the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam).


GradUpdate – Imposter Phenomenon, Designing your Grad School/ Career Strategy, Writing Consultations, CTLT Spring Institute, Teaching as Research Epistemology, Women in STEM Career Fair, Communication Strategy for Policy (Sciences), and more.



In this issue, Imposter Phenomenon, Designing your Grad School/ Career Strategy, Writing Consultations, CTLT Spring Institute, Teaching as Research Epistemology, Women in STEM Career Fair, Communication Strategy for Policy (Sciences), and more.

Registration open

Imposter Phenomenon
Online | Wednesday, May 24 | 12 – 1:30 pm


Getting the Most Out of your Academic Experience: Designing your Grad School/ Career Strategy
Join this interactive session to hone your individual road map for your graduate program, building in time & strategies for attaining your professional goals
Online | Thursday, Jun 1 | 3 – 4:30 pm (+ optional 30 min Q&A, work time)


Seats available

Doctoral Defence: Doctoral Examination and Defence Procedures
Online | Tuesday, May 16 | 2 – 3:15 pm Register

Leveraging your Strengths to Strategize for Success
Receive a free Gallup CliftonStrengths Assessment; learn your top 5 strengths
Online | Thursday, May 18 | 3 – 4:30 pm Register

Service Highlight

Writing Consultations
In-Person or Written Feedback | May 23 – Aug 18 | Various days and times
Writing consultations support writers across many types of graduate writing situations: academic, creative, professional, and technical.
Learn more and book your consultation

Explore additional UBC services to support your personal and professional development.

Events and Opportunities

A selection of upcoming events are highlighted below.  Visit and for our full events calendar.


Call for Proposals: Ways to Indigenize BCCAT’s Approach to Research and Decolonize Its Research Practices
The BC Council on Admissions and Transfer’s is looking for subject matter experts (SMEs) in Indigenous research to respond to the call entitled Exploring Indigenous Ways of Knowing and BCCAT Research Learn more and submit your proposal by May 29.


Women in STEM Virtual Career Fair
Join the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) for an interactive career fair focused on connecting employers and recruiters in STEM to Canadian women and underrepresented groups.
Online | Free | Friday, May 26 | 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Learn more and register.


Data manipulation with dplyr
Online | One of six R workshops | Thursday, May 25 | 10:30 – 11:30 am Register

Introduction to Machine Learning
Online | Thursday, May 25 | 12 – 2 pm Register.


CTLT Spring Institute
In-person and Online | May 29 – June 1 | Various days and times | Topics include:

  • Teaching and Learning in the Time of ChatGPT
  • Students as Partners in Course Re-design
  • Impact of Multi-Access Delivery on Student Learning and Sense of Course Community
  • From Theory to Practice: Streamlining Flexible Assessment with Canvas
  • Conscious Learning and Academic Integrity: Designing Reflective Paths towards Student Learning
  • and more.

See all events and register.

Teaching as Research Epistemology
Part of a series of workshops to prepare applicants of the Teaching As Research (TAR) program to implement an educational research project in their discipline regardless of previous experience.
Online | Thursday, May 25 | 2 – 4 pm Register.
The TAR Awards are open to graduate students & postdocs, with graduate students needing to be in their second year of study. The award is $3000. Learn more and apply by June 20

Change Leadership for Inclusive Teaching and Learning
Online CIRTL event | 10 week synchronous course
Thursdays Jun 1 to Aug 3 | 10 – 11:30 am Register.

POSE Open Chat: A Global and Diverse World of Scholarly Communication is Well Under Way
Online | Program for Open Scholarship and Education (POSE) event
Tuesday, May 23 | 11 am – 12 pm Register.
Browse all POSE events.


Communication Strategy for Policy (Sciences)
In-person | Tuesday, May 23 | 11 am – 12:30 pm Register