Join us at Ignite Series: Agriculture – Igniting Your Passion for Agriculture and Unleashing Your Potential


Dear UBC Land and Food Systems faculty, staff and associates,

I hope this email finds you well. I am Prama from the Knowledge Mobilization Team at Research Impact Canada. We are a partner of Future Skills Center, and we strive to support organizations active within the workforce development sector across Canada.

I wanted to reach out and inform you about an upcoming online event: Ignite Series: Agriculture that may be of interest to you. We are hosting a webinar on June 15th that will explore programs, strategies and innovations in Agriculture. Participants will hear from top organisations including the Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council, Young Agrarians, and Agritech North. This is a great opportunity to gain insights, ask questions, and connect with Agriculture-specific peers from across Canada.

To learn more and to register:

If you have any questions or need further information about the event, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Warm regards,



Prama Rahman

Knowledge Mobilization Specialist | Spécialiste de la mobilisation des connaissances

Research Impact Canada | Réseau Impact Recherche Canada

York University – Kaneff Tower 625A • 4700 Keele Street


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Volunteer Opportunity: Stop Marketing to Kids Coalition Council Member


Please see the attachment below for a great opportunity for students to be a leader in an advocacy campaign for children’s health.

Are you passionate about health? Do you want to be part of a movement in Canada working towards restricting harmful food and beverage marketing to children?

In 2016, the Minister of Health launched a Healthy Eating Strategy as part of the Government’s vision for a healthy Canada that included restricting the commercial marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to children. In 2021, the Minister of Health’s Mandate letter included supporting restrictions on commercial marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to children. However, this commitment has yet to be fulfilled.

Call for Youth Council Members

Applications for UBC’s delegation at COP28 are now open!


The 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28) summit is taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirate from November 30 to December 12, 2023.

Each year UBC receives a limited number of observer badges for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (UNFCCC COP) negotiation space, known as the Blue Zone.  

Applications for UBC’s delegation at COP28 are now open and close on July 14, 2023.

Find out more and apply 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).


Learn more about our vision for a just and sustainable world, and our 5-year plan to bring it to life.

Call for Abstracts/full papers: XIII International Agriculture Symposium “AGROSYM 2023” Jahorina 5-8 October 2023, Bosnia and Herzegovina


We are thankful to all those from 74 world countries who have submitted so far over 500 abstracts/full papers for the 14th International Agriculture Symposium “AGROSYM 2023”, which will be held in hybrid format, both in-person and online.

Furthermore, due to many requests, AGROSYM 2023 Organizing Committee has decided to extend the deadline for the abstract/full paper submission until 10th of July, 2023.

Online registration is available at:

We hope you will take advantage of the extended deadline to submit your contribution.



The 14th International Agriculture Symposium “AGROSYM 2023” will be held in Jahorina mountain (near Sarajevo), Bosnia and Herzegovina, 5-8 October 2023. Detailed information about the Symposium can be found at

AGROSYM 2023 will deal with the following thematic areas:

(1) Plant production;

(2) Plant protection and food safety;

(3) Organic agriculture;

(4) Environment protection and natural resources management;

(5) Animal husbandry;

(6) Rural development and agro-economy;

(7) and Forestry and agro-forestry.

Please share this call with your network and colleagues who may be interested through forwarding this email, with attached announcement.

The official Symposium language is English.

Looking forward to meeting you in Jahorina mountain (East Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina) in October 2023.

The Organizers.

For any additional information please feel free to contact:

Dr Igor Djurdjic, Symposium General Secretary, University of East Sarajevo-Faculty of Agriculture, Bosnia and Herzegovina


Two new positions with our Dairy Foods Extension Team


Two new positions are available with our Dairy Foods Extension Team:

Extension Associate – Dairy Foods Extension Program


The Extension Support Specialist III – Regional Dairy Processing Specialist—Department-of-Food-Science_WDR-00037191-1

I am available for any questions anyone may have.

Thank you for your help.


Aljosa (Al) Trmcic, Ph.D.

Dairy Extension Associate

Pronouns: He/Him/His

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Department of Food Science

110E Stocking Hall West