MCML Power shutdown Saturday August 12th 6am – 11am



Macmillan Users:

Please note that there is a building wide power shutdown requested for HR Macmillan on Saturday August 12th 6am – 11am (4 hours)

This shutdown is being coordinated on behalf of the various ongoing construction projects in MCML. All the high impact electrical work related to these projects should be completed during this time. This shutdown will affect all areas of the MacMillan building and result in limited occupancy during this period due to lighting, HVAC, and life safety systems being offline.

It is suggested that Faculty, staff and students shut down desktop computers, external USB devices and any sensitive equipment end of day, Friday August 11th. Fridges and freezers should be ok during this period as long as they are not opened. For those with -80’s freezers/sensitive equipment that could be negatively impacted during this shut down, please contact me at your earliest convenience to discuss potential power backup options.

Any questions please contact

Thank you,

Andy Jeffries
Faculty Operations Manager
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
48F – 2357 Main Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4 Canada
Phone 604 822 3488 | Cell 604 603 1619

Thesis Defense – FOOD – MSc – Charlotte Lanfang Shi


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

Master of Science
(Food Science)

Charlotte Lanfang Shi

“Characterizing the assembly kinetics, seeding, and gelation of lentil protein nanofibrils”

Wednesday, August 9, 2023 – 11:00 AM

Hybrid (Zoom internal only), or Room 220, Food, Nutrition and Health Building, 2205 East Mall


Chair: Dr. V. Measday

Supervisory Committee:
Dr. D. Dee – Supervisor
Dr. D. Kitts  – Committee member
Dr. K. De France – Committee member

Defense Committee Composition
Dr. D. Dee – Supervisor
Dr. K. De France – Committee member
Dr. S. Srebnik – External

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) September 10, 16 & 17, 2023 application opens July 28!


The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) will be offering a Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) on September 10, 16 & 17, 2023.

The Grad ISW is a 24-hour, fully participatory, and peer-based professional development workshop for graduate students that is beneficial to both new and experienced instructors.

Please note: You must attend all face-to-face sessions and complete all independent work for the complete duration of the workshop, (i.e. the entire 24-hour workshop).

To apply for the waitlist for September 10, 16 & 17, 2023 ISW please click here:

Application opens on July 28 at 9 am and closes on September 6, 2023 at 4:30 pm. By clicking this link, you are applying for the WAITLIST only and this DOES NOT register you for the workshop. Graduate ISWs at UBC are in high demand. To create an equitable registration process all graduate students who apply for an ISW will first be enrolled on a waitlist, from which participants are randomly selected. If a participant has applied for more than one ISW waitlist, their name will appear more frequently when generating the participant list, giving them a higher chance of being selected for an ISW. If you are accepted into the workshop, you will be contacted by our office to confirm your registration. For more information and a list of all upcoming sessions visit:

Workshop Eligibility:

A participant who wishes to take the Grad ISW is eligible if they are:

  • a full-time or part-time registered graduate student at UBC during the academic term when the ISW is offered
  • a graduate student at UBC who has completed degree requirements but has not yet convocated
  • a joint degree graduate student who is enrolled at UBC and another institution
  • a graduate student at UBC pursuing non-degree studies
  • a visiting graduate student that is eligible to take courses

A participant who wishes to take the Grad ISW is not eligible if they are:

  • not a graduate student at UBC
  • a graduate student at UBC who has on-leave status
  • a visiting graduate student that is not eligible to take courses

Elisa Herman
Event Coordinator
Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
The University of British Columbia

Final Reminder to Register for the Live Online Grant Writing Workshop


This is a reminder about the upcoming Professional Grant Development Live Online Workshop, previously planned for the University of British Columbia, but now moved online:

Professional Grant Development Online Workshop
August 2-3, 2023
7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Hosted by the Grant Training Center
Perfect for both beginners and experienced grant writers

Upon completion of this webinar, you will leave knowing how to find Tri-Council (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR), foundation and corporate donors opportunities, understand guidelines, write a compelling Need/Significant Statement, and assemble all the key elements of a proposal.

Given the highly competitive nature of grant funding, this training has a proven record of giving you an edge to persuade reviewers and win funding.

Register Here
Training fee: $595 USD

If you already signed up, forward this email to someone in your organization so you can both get the discount rate of $45 off per person!

The registration fee includes an electronic comprehensive workbook, directory of key resources, and certificate of completion.

You may also be interested in our
Essentials of Grant Management Online Workshop
August 16, 2023

Questions? Call us at (866) 704-7268

November 2023 Graduation Deadlines


The online application for November 2023 graduation  is now open for eligible students.  Enrollment Services will not be sending out a notification to students, as they don’t want to also capture (and confuse) those students who are expecting to graduate in May 2024, instead.  If you are aware of any student who missed graduating in May 2023 and should apply to graduate in Nov 2023, please let them know to apply, now.

Please encourage eligible students to apply regardless of outstanding fees or current progress of their program (ie. waiting for final grades from exams, or thesis due by October).  Students have until Friday, October 20, 2023 (for G+PS Administered programs only) to submit their application through the Student Service Centre (SSC).  The link to the application can be found under Graduation, after the students have logged in.

Below are a few relevant dates to note and to add into your calendars:

Application period: June 15, 2023 – October 20, 2023

Adjudication: October 23, 2023 – November 3, 2023

Policy Committee deadline: Wednesday November 8, 2023

Senate meeting:  Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Ceremony dates:  Wednesday, November 22 – Friday, November 24, 2023



Friday October 20, 2023

Online Application – as mentioned above last day to apply to graduate for November 2023.

Thesis Submission – last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for November graduation. The thesis should be submitted prior to October 20th to ensure it can be processed by the end of day Friday.

Degree Completion Memo – Latest date the program can place on the DCM for the student to be eligible for November 2023 graduation.

Wednesday October 25 to Thursday October 26, 2023

Graduation lists – these are the days you should expect to have your graduation lists forwarded to you by our friendly neighborhood SAS team.  Please check them as soon as you can so you have time to track down any missing requirements.


Friday November 3, 2023

Last Day! – this is your final day to submit any missing requirements to G+PS.  The lists have to be finalized by 4pm on that day.

Students will be assigned to their ceremonies in October, based on their degree and primary specialization (if applicable).  The schedule for the ceremonies is not available, at this time.  Please visit the Graduation at UBC website for updates.

Please direct students with general inquiries about applying to graduate to the Student Services graduation webpage for information.  They can also contact Enrollment Services at

We will be having a graduation training session for GPO’s closer to the deadlines with details to follow.

Please email me if you have any questions.

Rockne Hewko
Academic Support Manager
Office of the Dean and Vice-Provost | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
170-6371 Crescent Rd | Vancouver BC | V6T1Z2 Canada |

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