LFS Today Dec 2, 2022


Random Acts of Recognition

Congratulations to these Random Acts recipients:

The Finance team, Deborah Wang, Daphne Wang, and Vicky Chan, for their dedication to work and being such a wonderful team!

To nominate a faculty member, staff or graduate student that’s been doing an outstanding job or has gone above and beyond in some way, send an email to lfs.recognition@ubc.ca and tell us why this person should be recognized, along with their email. We’ll send them a $6 Starbucks gift card and acknowledge their good work in LFS Today.


Today – Lunch & Learn Decolonial Session: Reflecting on RISE Workshop – Indigenous Research Methods, Protocols, and Processes

Our next session will be held on Friday, December 2, 2022 at noon (PST). Will Valley (Associate Dean EDI, Faculty of Land and Food Systems) will be leading the session this week.

In this session, we will discuss key themes that emerged in the November 18th session at the yurt with Drs. Andrea Reid, Danielle Ignace, Shandin Pete, and Tabitha Robin Martens. We will begin with reflections on expertise, scholarly communities of care, and processes and protocols for engaging with Indigenous content, methodologies and communities. We will end with a discussion on Academic Indian Job Description, a Poem by Dr. Cash Ahenakew (UBC Faculty of Education).

Join Will and The Learning Centre team for this week’s session. To register for the session, please visit https://ubc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5cscumsqDwrG9OI5NHXco_FeqnmI0pzdWM1.

Follow the Lunch & Learn Series on the Lunch & Learn Webpage!

LFS Learning Centre hosts a new Lunch & Learn series on decolonization on the first Friday of every month at noon (PST). These sessions will be facilitated by Will Valley (Associate Dean, EDI at The Faculty of Land and Food Systems). These sessions will maintain the Lunch & Learn structure of being discussion-based and will have a short pre-reading associated with them to provide a brief context of the topic.

Dec. 5 – Bioproducts Institute Seminar: Minimizing the Environmental Impact of Agricultural Activities

BPI is hosting a seminar by Dr. Quevedo from IBERO who recently joined Dr. Emily Cranston’s research group as a visiting scholar.


According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), food and agriculture production systems are facing unprecedented challenges (i.e., an increasing food demand for a growing population, rising hunger and malnutrition, adverse climate change effects, overexploitation of natural resources, loss of biodiversity, and food loss and waste) undermining the world’s capacity to meet present and future needs. Agricultural activities contribute to a number larger of environmental issues that cause environmental degradation and we are interested in gaining an in-depth understanding of two aspects:

  • Development of Innovative Controlled-Release Agrochemicals
  • Protecting Groundwater Aquifers from Agricultural Pollution

Time: December 5, 10 – 11am PST

Location: CHBE #202

Register here: https://bpi.ubc.ca/events/bpi-seminar-dr-quevedo

*Light refreshments will be provided

Dec. 13 – CityAge: Future of Health Solutions Showcase

Communitech and its partners are working to mitigate this crisis with the Future of Health 2022 program. Join them at the Solutions Showcase as 10 of Canada’s top startup and scale-up technology companies will come together to pitch their market-ready tech solutions to improve our healthcare systems. These Canadian-born and bred companies will be presenting their responses to challenges across the themes of systems design, interoperability, equity and prevention. Founders will be vying for the opportunity to pilot and enter productive partnerships with Canada’s top healthcare organizations.

December 13

11:30am – 1:30pm ET



Dec. 12 – Call for proposals: SoTL Seed Program

The UBC Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISoTL) and the Centre for Teaching, Learning, & Technology offer a support program for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). The SoTL Seed Program provides graduate research assistants, collegial support, and complementary funding for projects that seek to research and evaluate impactful pedagogies. Selected projects broaden our understanding of teaching and learning in higher education and show a potential for significant contributions to the UBC community and beyond.

Projects are strategically selected to reflect the breadth of work at UBC in terms of disciplines, scholarly approaches, and expertise.

Deadline: December 12, 2022. Please see the Program page for more information.

Rolling Call for Proposals: SoTL Dissemination Fund

In 2019, the Provost Office announced a new fund to support the publishing and dissemination of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning work. The funds are managed and adjudicated by the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) and the Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISoTL).

The Dissemination Fund supports journal processing feedback, conference registration, travel costs, etc. All full time faculty at UBC-V are eligible to apply.

Deadline: Ongoing. Please see the Fund page for more information.

Questions or comments? Please email us at lfs.today@ubc.ca

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