Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) March 18, 19 & 25, 2023 application opens February 6!


The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) will be offering a Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) on March 18, 19 & 25, 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 March 18, 19 & 25, 2023.ISW click here:


Application opens on February 6 at 9 am and closes on March 15, 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


3MT promotion to graduate students


Participate, share and learn in the Three Minute Thesis Competition this year!

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a competition that supports graduate students in communicating and presenting their research in succinct and engaging ways. Participants have just three minutes to explain the significance of their research project to a non-specialist audience.

This could be your year to shine! Reach out to your department to participate in one of the departmental heats, or register for one of the campus-wide open heats. Students participating can sign up to receive coaching sessions, tips on communicating their research and have their slide reviewed in advance of their presentation.

Visit for more information and to sign-up


MFRE Speaker: Connie Marples, Boosh


Join us this Friday, Feb 03, 2023, as Connie Marples, Founder & President of Boosh speaks to the #MFRE Students about Brands’ journey, from its beginnings as a start-up to its current stage of growth and capital raising. The seminar will also cover the trends and future prospects of the plant-based industry as well as strategies and insights for other companies looking to start or grow a plant-based brand

Boosh Plant-based Brand: From Start-Up to growth& Capital Raise Stage

Date: Friday, Feb 03, 2023

Time: 3:00-4:30 pm

Location: MCML 160

Connie Marples has been receiving food-oriented awards for over 20 years and continues to win awards with Boosh, where she’s driving plant-food innovation and setting a standard of high-quality and healthy frozen meals. Her foray into the food industry was not by chance, as she has always enjoyed sharing new recipes and healthier alternatives with family and friends for years. She would often deliver frozen or hot meals within her close circle who encouraged her to expand her great flavours to a broader audience.  This led her to create small batches in her tiny kitchen and distributed weekly to local customers all over Greater Vancouver. The experience was invaluable as the locals, inspired by her desire to provide healthier meat alternatives, offered valuable feedback, which helped in the growth and expansion phase of Boosh. What started as making dishes for friends in a tiny kitchen in Vancouver has grown to a publicly traded company with Boosh Food in grocery stores all over Canada. America is next.

Connie Marples is the founder and president of Boosh Plant Based Brands Inc and in June 2022 was named interim CEO.

Boosh Plant-Based Brands Inc. operates as a plant-based ready-to-eat food company. The Company offers plant-based, heat and eats family-oriented entrees and meals. Boosh Plant-Based Brands distributes its food products through retail outlets and independent grocery stores throughout Canada

For information about the upcoming MFRE Speakers, Please visit here.




Olivier Ntwali, BSc Ag. Econ, MFRE
Academic Program Manager
Master of Food and Resource Economics| Land and Food System
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
Macmillan Building – 348A- 2357 Main Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4 Canada
Phone: 6047718961||


Participate in Climate Emergency Week: Collective action for justice, people, planet


The Sustainability Hub is launching UBC’s second annual Climate Emergency Week, with over 26 events and 50+ schools, departments, faculties and organizations represented, with students, professors, staff and community members showcasing their hard work and commitment to addressing the climate emergency.


Tue Feb 7 – Climate Just Futurities

Explore the paradigms, stories, and language(s) needed to create an alternative climate reality with Dr. Sharon Stein, Dr. Bernard Perley, and Dr. Dallas Hunt.



Tue Feb 7 – Can TikTok help solve the climate crisis?

Ask Ian Gill, Global Sustainability Lead​ at TikTok, about business, the climate emergency, and your dance moves.



Thu Feb 9 – Sue Big Oil: A Made-In-BC Climate Campaign

In July 2022, Vancouver city councillors voted 6-5 in support of a motion to set aside about $700,000 to fund litigation against Canada’s biggest producers of oil and gas. Join leaders from UBC, West Coast Environmental Law, and Vancouver City Council to find out what this means.



Mon Feb 13 – How Local Governments Create Climate Policy and How You Can Help

Join Matt Horne, Climate Policy Manager at the City of Vancouver, to find out how students can play a role in critical climate policy development in the Vancouver area.



Thu Feb 16 – Imagining Climate Futures Through Verbatim Theatre

Drawing from interviews with UBC students, staff and faculty, join for a reading of this verbatim theatre project to advance conversation about the climate emergency.



Full schedule 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
Phone 604 827 2606 |

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.

Marine Heatwave-Driven Transformation of Coral Reef Ecosystems


IOF SEMINAR – February 3, 2023

Marine Heatwave-Driven Transformation of Coral Reef Ecosystems

Climate change-amplified marine heatwaves now pose an imminent threat to the world’s tropical coral reefs. On almost all coral reefs, however, climate change is superimposed on a suite of local anthropogenic stressors, and available evidence suggests that these impacted reefs can fare better than protected ones during heatwaves, leading to the ‘protection paradox’.

In this talk, we’ll journey an atoll in the central equatorial Pacific that endured heat stress of unprecedented duration during the 2015-2016 El Niño-induced 3rd global coral bleaching event. Dr. Baum will present ecosystem-scale results of the impacts of prolonged heat stress, and discuss the role that local stressors played in modulated heat stress impacts as well as distinct mechanisms of coral resilience.

Dr. Julia Baum
Faculty of Science President’s Chair
Professor of Ocean Ecology and Global Change
Provost’s Engaged Scholar
University of Victoria

Friday, February 3, 2023 – 11:00am  – 11:50 am
Hybrid: In-person at AERL Theatre (2202 Main Mall, UBC)
and over ZOOM

IOF community members (students, faculty and staff) do not need to RSVP for this seminar series.

UBC members, alumni, and all others, please RSVP at: