Assistance in promoting an event for grad students organized by iGSN UBC

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My name is Abhinab Kadel and I am part of Student Services for the Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Network (iGSN) at UBC. The iGSN serves as a platform to connect grad students across various disciplines. We organize academic as well as social events to promote interdisciplinary mingling. We also provide travel awards to well-deserving candidates who choose to apply. You can find more information on our website: http://igsnubc.com/.

 

Our next social event will be biking in Stanley park. We would love it if you could promote our event among the members of your department in an effort to educate more grads about our resources and give them an opportunity to socialize among like-minded peers 🙂

 

We appreciate it if you could please forward the following message.

 

Hello grad students,

 

We hope you are enjoying this unusually warm and dry Vancouver summer. While the good weather lasts, the interdisciplinary Graduate Students Network would like to invite you for a biking trip around the beautiful Stanley park. iGSN is a community of grad students encouraging social, professional and recreational activities across different disciplines in UBC.

 

We welcome you all to join us for a scenic ride with your fellow grad students. Bike rental costs up to 10 $ will be reimbursed. Event details and sign-up information is provided below:

 

When: August 19, Thursday 6 pm

Where: Stanley Park (exact location Spokes Bicycle Rentals)

Please click HERE to access the sign-up sheet.

 

If you are already following iGSN on social media. Thank you!!! If not, check out our website (http://igsnubc.com), subscribe to our newsletter, and follow us on Instagram to know more about our activities.

 

Thank you,

social team and sports team

iGSN

 

Thank you,

Abhinab Kadel
M.Sc. student
Atmospheric Science
Weather Forecast Research Team
University of British Columbia

FNH Graduate Mini-Symposium

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The FNH Graduate Seminar Series presents: Spring Mini-Symposium

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
1:oo pm in FNH 60

Agenda:

Presenter Seminar Type Subject Question Asker #1 Question Asker #2
1. Abeer Aljaadi Results Seminar Human Nutrition Lennie Cheung Kelly Mulder
2. Lynda Soberanes Results Seminar Human Nutrition Ningjian Liang Abrar Turki
3. Alejandra Wiedeman Proposal Seminar Human Nutrition Anisa Loewen Vaashti Verbowski
4. Kristina Michaux Proposal Seminar Human Nutrition Stephanie Nadya Theresa Schroeder
5. Brenda Ng Proposal Seminar Human Nutrition Brandon Young Kyly Whitfield
6. Crystal Karakochuk Proposal Seminar Human Nutrition Jovana Kovacevic Sara Moukarzel
7. Philip Chebaya Results Seminar Human Nutrition Mayumi Iwashita Lynda Soberanes
8. Kourosh Pirayesh Proposal Seminar Food Science Michael Milillo Abeer Aljaadi

TerreWEB Seminar This Week: Mascha Gugganig

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This week in the TerreWEB seminar series we are excited to have Mascha Gugganig, who will be talking this Thursday about“Education, Activism and ʻGMOs’: Environment-based learning between Hawaiian cultural education and civic engagement on Kauaʻi” Everyone is welcome!

When: This Thursday, March 20th
Where: Macmillan Building, Room 154
Time: 2:00-3:00pm (3:30 for scholars)

Abstract: The Hawaiian Islands have been defined as space of timeless romanticism. The Terreweb community is invited to ‘paradise’ of 15 months fieldwork on the island of Kaua‘i where the presence of several biotech companies has provoked increasing awareness of land use and local/global food production. Both at a Hawaiian-focused charter school and in the public, ʻGMO’ has become a hotly debated issue, which culminated in a County Bill on the regulation of genetically engineered crops and pesticide use. In this talk, I will give a glimpse into my doctoral research on spheres of learning at a school and a wider public concerned with the biotechnology of genetic engineering. The presentation accompanies the exhibit ʻHawaiʻi Beyond the Wave, Hawaiʻi Beyond the Postcard,’ which will be shown in March 2014 at the Liu Institute. For more information please visit http://hawaiibeyond.wordpress.com/

Bio: Mascha Gugganig is a PhD candidate in anthropology, and a scholar at the Liu Institute at UBC. Mascha’s interest in visual arts as communication tool is reflected in her current project, the traveling exhibit ʻHawaii Beyond the Wave, Hawaii Beyond the Postcard.’ Besides visual arts and anthropology, science, technology and society studies (STS) provide a medium to better understand social change, food production, and land use in the 21st century. Originally from Vienna, Austria, Mascha earned her Master’s Degree in anthropology at the University of Vienna in 2009. She has conducted research in Hawaiʻi on cultural and environmental education since 2007, and plans to continue these endeavours in the future.

More info about TerreWEB seminars can be found HERE.

Today: IRES Seminar Series with Peter Arcese

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When: March 18th, 12.30pm-1.20pm, AERL 120
Speaker: Peter Arcese, Professor, Forestry Renewal BC Chair in Conservation Biology
Title: Empiricists and Environmental Policy: Designing Research to Address Multiple Audiences

Abstract: Many conservation biologists are ‘converted’ empiricists in ecology and evolution. I followed that path intentionally because of an assumption that some mechanistic understanding would be necessary to predict how species and ecosystems might respond to the direct and indirect effects of humans on environment. I describe how empirical approaches to understanding have influenced conservation policy, wildlife harvest and over-fishing in Africa by identifying and testing critical assumptions of policy hypotheses, and by applying simple economic models to human-wildlife systems. I then show how empirical understanding can shape land use policy in the Georgia Basin, BC, again by understanding the cultural and economic drivers of ecological change.

Lobby Gallery Exhibit: Hawai’i beyond the Wave, Hawai’i beyond the Postcard

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The Lobby Gallery exhibition by Mascha Gugganig on her ethnographic research on Kaua’i on links between environment-based learning, education and activism.

Join us for the opening of this display based on Mascha Gugganig’s ethnographic fieldwork on land use, food production, and ‘GMO’s’ on Kaua’i.

The Lobby Gallery will be displaying Mascha Gugganig’s travelling exhibition from March 5 – May 2, 2014, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.
Location: Lobby Gallery, Liu Institute for Global Issues, 6476 NW Marine Drive, University of British Columbia