Invitation – Indigenous Graduate Initiatives Showcase


Tansi (Hello),

We are really excited to invite programs, faculty, staff and students to participate in the upcoming Indigenous Graduate Initiatives Showcase, a pre-symposium event to the 20th Annual Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium on March 17, 2023.

With growing resources on campus for Indigenous graduate students, it will be an opportunity for programs, faculty, staff and students to showcase any Indigenous graduate initiatives that you are working on, from Indigenous focused programs, courses, support staff, mentorship programs, student groups, and more.

The showcase will be held March 17, 2023 at the First Nations House of Learning Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall (UBC Vancouver) from 9am to 12pm with set up happening between 8:30am and 9am.

If you would like to register and set up an interactive information table, or have questions on how you can participate, please email Tarene Thomas ( by March 10, 2023 at 4pm

Please do feel free to join us at the event to network, build community and learn about other initiatives happening across campus. The event is free to attend and is open to faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students to attend.

Come celebrate Indigenous excellence with us!

Tarene Thomas (Cree, Gitxsan, Tahltan, Haisla), BA, MFA |
Coordinator, Indigenous Graduate Initiatives, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies | 604-822-6788 |

Rebecca Jules (Secwepemc)  MPP, BA (She, Her, Hers)
Specialist, Indigenous Graduate Initiatives, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
170-6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada
Email: | 604-827-0829 |

SDG Week Canada March 6-10



SDG Week Canada is a national collaboration from March 6-10 featuring workshops, panels, and other interactive programming to increase awareness of and engagement with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on university and college campuses.

Whether you’re a student, staff, or faculty member at UBC, check out one of our engaging and interactive events, to find out how to integrate the SDGs into your studies, work, and teaching.


Tue Mar 7 – Teaching the SDGs

Innovations in teaching about the Sustainable Development Goals with educators at UBC.

Thu Mar 9 – Think Local with the SDGs

Explore the importance of local level action and Voluntary Local Reviews (VLRs) in achieving global goals.

Fri Mar 10 – Emotions and Saving the Planet

An existential toolkit for the climate movement with author Sarah Jaquette Ray.

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.


Invite to Black History Month Movie Night – Feb 27


Hope you are enjoying a quiet reading break.

We hope you can help advertise this event to your students, staff and faculty in your departments.

See Poster and register here.


Thank you!

Lee Yupitun (She, Her, Hers)

Admissions & Administrative Coordinator | Professional Master’s Programs (MGEM, MUFL, MF)
Faculty of Forestry | Graduate Programs
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
2644 – 2424 Main Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4 Canada
(T) 604-822-1174 or email

IRES Seminar Series: Thurs, March 2 with Sara Barron

Next week’s IRES Seminar is in the Beaty Museum Theatre.  Note: No food or drinks allowed in the Theatre.
March 2, 2023: IRES Faculty Seminar with Sara Barron
Future Urban Forests
Time: 12:30pm to 1:20pm
Location: Beaty Museum Theatre (2212 Main Mall)
Click here to register in advance to receive a Zoom link.
Zoom Rule: If we encounter technical difficulties during the first 5 to 10 mins of the seminar, Zoom will be terminated.

Talk summary:

North American urban landscapes are facing critical pressures such as climate change, human health concerns, and loss of biodiversity and habitat. Urban forests are a critical component of these landscapes and can help meet these pressures in several ways. The emerging discipline of urban forestry can inform policy and practice to design and plan for future forests in human landscapes. The field currently lacks tested approaches to holistically integrate the complex multiple factors involved with future planning. This study explores a new framework for a scenario-based approach incorporating a design process to examine potential solutions to these complex problems. A Canadian case study was used to develop and evaluate this framework approach combining multiple methods.

Dr. Sara Barron, Program Director for Bachelor of Urban Forestry and Master in Urban Forestry Leadership


Sara Barron is the Program Director for the Urban Forestry programs (Bachelor of Urban Forestry and Master in Urban Forestry Leadership) at the University of British Columbia. Prior to this role, she was a lecturer at the University of Melbourne. Sara’s research interests bridge landscape architecture and urban forestry. Her dissertation explored the design and assessment of future urban forest scenarios in compact communities. She has expertise in large-scale sustainable community planning and climate change research projects and holds a Master of Landscape Architecture degree.



See you next week in the Beaty Museum Theatre!


Bonnie Leung

RES Program Support (she/her/hers)

Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES)

University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory

Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL Building)

Room 429 – 2202 Main Mall | Vancouver, BC | V6T 1Z4 | Canada



Tel: 604-822-9249


Call for applications: Weill Institute Emerging Scholars symposium


The Weill Institute for Cell & Molecular Biology is pleased to announce our first Weill Institute Emerging Scholars Symposium at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.

The Symposium will be a one-day event in October where exceptional senior Ph.D. students from institutions external to Cornell are invited to share their research with the Weill Institute community, celebrate their academic achievements, interact with students and faculty, and explore post-doctoral collaboration and research opportunities.

Awardees will additionally be invited to attend the 7th Biennial Weill Institute Symposium and meet with the speakers.

Information about the event and application process can be found here.

Click here to apply!