Invitation to attend the Sustainability Scholars wrap-up conference


There is still time to register for the Sustainability Scholars wrap up conference with keynote speaker Melissa Lem President of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment. The event is online and open to the public. Details below and attached.


When: Monday, September 25, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Where: Online via Zoom

Registration: Free to all. Registration closes September 24.

What happens when you give bright and engaged students real-world sustainability problems to solve?

UBC’s Sustainability Scholars are helping to make real change in the world! Join us on September 25 to learn more about what our local governments and institutions are doing to future-proof our people, our cities, our urban spaces, and the Fraser Estuary.

Be part of an afternoon of engaged discussion on a diverse range of applied sustainability projects produced by UBC graduate students in collaboration with our partner organizations, including the City of Vancouver, Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Coastal Health, Translink, many other local governments, local health authorities, and NGOs from across BC.

Scholars will present their projects in concurrent themed panel sessions throughout the afternoon. Panels will be moderated by experts from UBC and Sustainability Scholars Program partners.

Keynote Speaker: Melissa Lem, President: Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment

Panel Themes: Biodiversity & Habitat | Adaptation & Resilience | Climate Action Engagement | Livable Cities | Planetary Health & Food Security | Capacity Building: Youth Engagement | Flood & Fire| Transportation

Conference Website:

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About the Sustainability Scholars Program:

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Karen Taylor  MA (she, her)
Senior Manager, Sustainability Scholars & Strategic Implementation | Sustainability Hub
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
2343 – 2260 West Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4 Canada
Phone 604 822 9362 | |

Be Inspired by our Inspirational Talk Series at EIW 2023 ✨


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Register Now | Join us September 26-28, 2023 | In person and online

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Our Inspirational Talks series at Entrepreneurship Immersion Week are stories rooted in founder journeys, innovation opportunities, and passion projects that will hopefully leave you inspired and empowered to follow your own pathway to impact.

Be inspired by our speakers:

Women’s Health and Gendered Justice
Lanna Last, Co-Founder & CEO, AIMA • September 26 • 1:30PM

Empowering Communities Through Indigenous Languages
David Sigrist, Co-Founder & CEO, Immersio  September 27 • 11:45AM

Adapting to Change, Historic Business Pivots Across Turtle Island
Nathan Grandjambe, Senior Manager of Indigenous Economic Prosperity, Vancouver Economic Commission • September 27 • 1:15PM

SCI Climate Futures: Meeting the Challenge of Heatwaves for Our Most Vulnerable
Paul Tubbe, Owner, Phoenix Rising Solutions  September 27 • 1:30PM

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Don’t miss our panel discussions

Pitching the Triple Bottom Line: VC Insights on Aligning Profit, People, and Planet
September 26  4:50PM • UBC Robson Square

???? Ka-Hay Law, Partner at TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good
???? Graham Day, Managing Partner at Spring Impact Capital
???? Jotham Chow – Investor at Amplify Capital
????Moderated by Kookai Chaimahawong, Co-Chair, Vancouver Entrepreneurs Forum & Executive Director, Centre for Climate and Business Solutions.

A City in Crisis: Pathways to Addressing Climate and the Public Health Crisis
September 26  2:45PM • UBC Robson Square

???? Christine Boyle, Vancouver City Councillor
???? Dr. Melissa Lem, President, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
????  Chris Tenove, Director, UBC’s Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions
???? Moderated by Christie Stephenson, Executive Director, Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics, UBC Sauder School of Business

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Be a part of the program! Call for CNS 2024 Annual Conference Session Proposals



Call for CNS 2024 Annual Conference Session Proposals

Proposals are due Friday, October 20, 2023

The deadline to submit your proposals for the Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS) 2024 Annual Conference is quickly approaching!

The CNS Annual Conference, taking place in Edmonton, Alberta from May 2-4, 2024, is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the field of nutrition and connect with fellow professionals. We are excited to invite proposals for conference sessions that will shape the program of our event. Your insights and expertise can help make this conference a truly enriching experience

CNS encourages symposia that reflects the basic and clinical membership and the incorporation of these perspectives in our sessions. Four underlying themes are reflected in our conference program: biomedical, clinical, regulatory/policy, and community. Further, CNS is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of the Society’s culture, operations, and activities. As such we encourage submissions that include diversity in subject matter, as well as in speakers and moderators.

Types of Conference Sessions

  • Concurrent sessions:  75-minutes in length, which includes a brief introduction, followed by two invited speakers and ideally one short abstract presentation selected by the session chairs from abstract/poster submissions.
  • Plenary sessions:  60-90 minutes. These sessions typically have no competing sessions.
  • Interactive sessions: in the form of panel discussions, “debate” or workshop-style sessions to allow for a focus on important topics of interest and ideally to support increased knowledge translation.
  • Sponsored Satellite Sessions: * New for 2024, Sponsored Satellite Sessions provide opportunities for external groups, such as industry, commodity groups, or other relevant stakeholders, to host a session to showcase research findings and engage in dialogue with a dedicated nutrition science and practice community.  For more information – CLICK HERE. To view the CNS Sponsor Prospectus – CLICK HERE

Preferred session option can be chosen from the list of format options within the submission tool.

NOTE:  CNS may also assign a session to a specific format (i.e., a session submitted as a concurrent may be offered as a plenary). In selecting successful proposals, preference will be given to proposals submitted by CNS members in good standing.

Submit your proposal!



Appel à propositions pour le congrès annuel de 2024 !

Lepropositions doivent être soumises au plus tard vendredi
le 20 octobre, 2023
La Société canadienne de nutrition (SCN) sollicite des propositions de séances qui contribueront à former le programme de notre congrès annuel 2024 qui aura lieu à Edmonton, Alberta, du 2 au 4 mai.
Le succès du congrès de la SCN, année après année, est dû en partie aux efforts des soumissions de ses membres qui traitent des progrès opportuns et d’avant-garde dans les sciences de la nutrition.La SCN encourage les symposiums qui reflètent les membres fondamentaux et cliniques et l’incorporation de ces perspectives dans nos séances. Quatre thèmes sous-jacents sont reflétés dans notre programme de congrès : biomédical, clinique, réglementaire/politique et communautaire. De plus, la SCN s’engage à respecter l’équité, la diversité et l’inclusion dans tous les aspects de la culture, des opérations et des activités de la Société. C’est pourquoi nous encourageons les propositions qui intègrent la diversité dans les sujets traités, ainsi que dans les intervenants et les modérateurs.

Types de sessions de la conférence

  • Séances simultanées : ces séances durent 75 minutes et comprennent une brève introduction, suivie de deux orateurs invités et, idéalement, d’une courte présentation de résumé sélectionnée par les présidents de session parmi les soumissions de résumés/affiches. Il y a trois sessions simultanées dans chaque tranche horaire parallèle. *Nouveauté pour 2024 – La SCN explore les possibilités pour les chercheurs postdoctoraux d’exprimer leur intérêt pour la présentation d’un résumé pendant les sessions. Plus de détails seront donnés prochainement.
  • Séances plénières : ces sessions durent généralement de 60 à 90 minutes. Ces sessions n’ont généralement pas de sessions concurrentes.
  • Séances interactives : Ces sessions peuvent prendre la forme de tables rondes, de “débats” ou de sessions de type atelier pour permettre de se concentrer sur des sujets d’intérêt importants et, idéalement, de favoriser l’application des connaissances.
  • Séances satellites parrainées : Nouveau pour 2024, les sessions satellites parrainées offrent des opportunités pour les groupes externes, tels que l’industrie, les groupes de produits ou d’autres parties prenantes pertinentes, d’organiser une session pour présenter les résultats de la recherche et engager un dialogue avec une communauté dédiée à la science et à la pratique de la nutrition. Pour plus d’informations, veuillez contacter Andrea Grantham, directrice exécutive de la SCN. Pour consulter le prospectus des sponsors de la SCN, CLIQUEZ ICI. 

L’option de séances préférée peut être choisie à partir de la liste des options de format dans l’outil de soumission. Notez que la SCN peut également assigner une séance à un format spécifique (par exemple, une séance soumise en tant que séance simultanée peut être proposée en tant que séance plénière).

Comment soumettre une demande

Les propositions doivent être soumises en utilisant le portail de soumission des séances de la SCN.

Soumettez votre proposition!


G+PS statement In support of inclusive education at UBC


In light of the events happening around Canada today, UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies wishes to express unwavering support for and commitment to inclusive education, which includes sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). As an educational institution, we’ve seen firsthand the benefit and importance of embracing and celebrating the principles of SOGI both within our community and beyond in order to create a safe space for students, faculty and staff to thrive academically and socially.

We are very concerned to hear of any human-rights based discrimination, and encourage our students, faculty and staff to uphold and support our 2SLGBTQIA+ students and communities. UBC is committed to responding to, and addressing, any concerns of human rights-based discrimination. If you are experiencing hate or discrimination, or if you witness discrimination, support is available. Below is a list of available supports and resources at UBC:

Please feel free to share with your staff or students not on this list; this message will be posted shortly on our website and community forum.

Thank you,


Jessica Heikkila Woolman (hear it pronounced) MLIS (She/Hers)
Communications Manager

Office of the Dean and Vice-Provost | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
174-6371 Crescent Rd | Vancouver BC | V6T1Z1 Canada
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Reminder to Register! Free Journal Publishing Workshop: Improve your chances of getting published


Journal Publishing Workshop: Improve your chances of getting published

Register Now for this Free Workshop! 

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 | 13:00 – 14:00 ET

Click Here to Register for this Free Webinar!

Are you an author looking to enhance your scientific publishing skills?

Don’t miss our exclusive Author Workshop designed to empower researchers like you! Join us on Tuesday, September 26th to gain valuable insights into the publishing process, learn how to craft compelling manuscripts, and navigate the peer-review journey with confidence. This workshop is designed to help both seasoned researchers and those just starting their scientific careers.

  • Gain insights into what editors are looking for in manuscripts
  • Learn how to craft compelling titles and abstracts
  • Address reviewer comments effectively
  • Get practical tips for manuscript preparation
  • Explore effective strategies for journal selection
  • Promote your article on social media like a pro
  • And MORE!

Featured Speakers: 

Josephine E. Sciortino, MA, MPS, Editorial Director at Canadian Science Publishing
Tracy Fegan, BA, Journal Development Specialist, Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism

Webinar moderated by Jo-Anna Baxter, PhD, Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto

After this webinar, attendees should be able to:

  1. Understand what APNM Editors are looking for in a successful journal article
  2. Comprehend the aspects of peer review
  3. Know what to do and what to avoid in preparing a submission
  4. Highlight the benefits of publishing and engaging with APNM, CNS’s official journal

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