Thesis Defense – Human Nutrition – MSc – Amandeep (Andy) Bains


UBS – Faculty of Land and Food Systems Announces 
The Oral Examination for the Degree of Master of Science (Human Nutrition)

Amandeep (Andy) Bains


Thursday, July 27, 2023 – 10:00 AM

Room 220, Food, Nutrition and Health Building, 2205 East Mall


Chair: Dr. D. Wright

Supervisory Committee:
Dr. T. Cohen – Supervisor
Dr. E. Puterman  – Committee member
Dr. R. Murphy – Committee member

Defense Committee Composition
Dr. T. Cohen – Supervisor
Dr. R. Murphy – Committee member
Dr. A. Devlin – External

Help to Support UBC Undergraduate Research


My name is Matthew and I’m reaching out again on behalf of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities (URO) team. URO is a student-led, AMS-constituted UBC club. We run the Research EXperience (REX) program where undergraduate student mentees are paired with post-doctoral and graduate student mentors to design a theoretical research project. At the end of the program, the undergraduate students present their finished projects at the Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference (MURC), one of the largest undergraduate research conferences in BC. This initiative provides undergraduates early exposure to the valuable world of research without the monetary and logistical constraints associated with the traditional laboratory experience. The 2022-2023 REX program saw the participation of over 110 mentors and 350 undergraduate applicants.

We are currently looking for graduate and postdoctoral students who are interested in being part of our mentorship program and working with undergraduate students to develop a mock research project. We are asking that you assist us by forwarding this reminder message to graduate and postdoctoral students in your department. It would be a great opportunity for graduate students to gain mentorship experience while supporting the undergraduate student body.

Thank you for taking the time to read this email. If you are not part of the graduate student program, please kindly forward this email to the person in charge. We appreciate your help in supporting undergraduate research at the University of British Columbia.

Below is a draft message that could be used (feel free to edit as you wish): 

We are emailing on behalf of the AMS club, Undergraduate Research Opportunities (URO), to inquire as to whether you would be interested in participating as a mentor in the Research EXperience Program (REX).

What is REX?

REX is a six month long program designed to help undergraduate students build essential research skills through a proposed research project (no results required). The skills acquired by the prospective students include:

  •         Formulating research questions or topic
  •         Understanding how to perform literature reviews
  •         Synthesizing and performing a research project
  •         Creating & printing a research poster
  •         Learning how to present a research poster

As a REX mentor you will guide 2-4 undergraduates through a mini proposed research project (no results required) within your field of expertise. Your mentee will present at a local undergraduate conference or publish their project in a local undergraduate journal. URO provides workshops on the basics of research methodology to ease the students’ transition into the program. As a mentor, you will take a supervisory role in the students’ projects, and it is recommended you commit a minimum of 4 hours each month for 6 months (October to March).

For an undergraduate, finding a chance to work/volunteer in a given field of research can be very difficult. REX seeks to help undergraduates experiment with research earlier in their careers and make a more informed decision about graduate school. If this opportunity interests you and you would like to become a mentor, please complete the initial registration form here by 11:59PM on Monday, July 17th. (This is NOT the final registration. The final registration and bio submission opens in early August and will confirm your registration in the program for this year.)

Further information:

Last year’s REX Mentor Brochure

REX website

If you have any questions, comments or other inquiries please do not hesitate to contact us at Thank you for your time and consideration. We look forward to hearing from you!


Matthew Chung

REX Committee Co-Chair

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


Dear colleagues,

We hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy.

We are thankful to all those from over 80 world countries who have submitted so far over 600 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 LAST DEADLINE for the abstract/full paper submission until 30th of July, 2023.

Online registration is available at:

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

LAST Announcement 2023 ENG


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


CCARM “Food for Thought” Seminar Series: Dr. José Manuel Barat Baviera – Tuesday, July 18, 2023, at 2:00 pm (Central Standard Time-CST)


On behalf of Dr. Thomas Netticadan, CCARM Team Leader, please post the attached poster, forward to everyone in your departments, and forward to anyone else that may be interested. 

Dr. José Manuel Barat Baviera, Professor, Food Technology Department, University of Polytechnic of Valencia (UPV), SPAIN, will be giving an in-person seminar on Tuesday, July 18, 2023, from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Central Standard Time-CST)

His seminar is entitled, “Development of novel antimicrobials for the food industry”

20230718 Jose Manuel Barat Baviera (UPV) – online

Everyone is invited to attend.

Click on the link below to join the Microsoft Teams Meeting:

Click here to join the meeting


If link does not work, go into the Microsoft Teams website, click Join:

Meeting ID:  219 191 434 944

Passcode:  bqGhNf


Download Teams | Join on the web




Julie Schoffner

Administrative Assistant
Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine (CCARM)
St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre
& University of Manitoba
Room R2019 – 351 Taché  Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R2H 2A6  CANADA

Tel: 204.235.3455     Fax: 204.237.4018

Thesis Defense – Human Nutrition – MSc – Maryam Kheirmandparizi


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

Master of Science
(Human Nutrition)

Maryam Kheirmandparizi

“Perceptions of a dietary self-monitoring mobile app resembling the Canada’s food guide: a qualitative study”

Thursday, July 20, 2023 – 1:00 PM

Hybrid (Zoom link provided upon request), or Room 220, Food, Nutrition and Health Building, 2205 East Mall


Chair: Dr. C. Karakochuk

Supervisory Committee:
Dr. T. Cohen – Supervisor
Dr. A. Conklin  – Committee member
Dr. R. Rhodes – Committee member
Dr. S. Lear – Committee member

Defense Committee Composition
Dr. T. Cohen – Supervisor
Dr. A. Conklin  – Committee member
Dr. S. Purcell – External