Metro Vancouver Park Interpreter Vacancy

Metro Vancouver invites applications for: PARK INTERPRETERS 2014

As a park interpreter, you will help build appreciation and understanding of special natural and cultural features, and ecological relationships in Regional Parks.


• A valid Occupational First Aid Certificate (Level 1)

• A valid BC Driver’s License, Class 5


• Basic knowledge of local natural and cultural history

• Park Interpretation experience (program design & delivery)

• Experience working with children*, families and adults

∗ Recruitment of the successful candidate is subject to successfully passing a criminal Records Search.


• Training in natural history, environmental education, outdoor recreation or equivalent combination of training and experience

• Writing, design or creation of educational materials (props, handouts, brochures and displays)

• Experience working with partners to assist in planning and presenting specific programs and special events

Park Interpreter I: Grade 12 & completion of one year post-secondary education.

Park Interpreter II: Post Secondary Graduation.

WAGE RATE (plus 12% in lieu of benefits)

Park Interpreter l $21.24 – $24.91/hr (Union position)

Park Interpreter ll $23.00 – $27.02/hr (Union position)


Various positions available ranging from four to nine month work terms from Feb to Nov 2014


Vary with position from 14 to 36.25 hours per week.

Applicants must be available to work flexible days and hours, including weekends, evenings and holidays.

Applications will only be accepted online.

To apply please visit:

Please indicate if you are a student returning to school in autumn.

and submit your application, citing file TNPPRKINT2014 by January 13, 2014.

In-person interview dates: Jan 21 & 23, 2014

While we greatly appreciate all the replies we receive, regretfully only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Mobilities Conference March 2014: Call for Papers

Mobilities: Flows, Ruptures, Intersections Bi-Annual Sociology Conference 2014

Location: University of Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Dates: Friday, March 7 – Sunday, March 9, 2014 Keynote Speaker: Michael Burawoy President of the International Sociological Association (ISA)


The Sociology Graduate Students’ Association is now accepting abstract submissions for its 2014 conference titled Mobilities: Flows, Ruptures, Intersections, which will be hosted from Friday, March 7 – Sunday, March 9 at the University of Alberta.

Mobilities address a variety of movements, flows, and changes, as well as their interruptions. These forces permeate our lives due to the fact that the world does not stand still, and neither do our imaginations. Mobilities are mediated, differentiated, and controlled, becoming the object of political, economic, social, and moral struggles. Mobilities can be harnessed, privileged, and excluded. They shape and are shaped by the spaces around us, and are increasingly tied to our digital experiences.

We invite participants from across disciplines who engage with mobilities in their work and research to submit abstracts that address any aspect of the theme. Potential topics include:


Social movements and mobilization

Tourism and travel

Differential or alternate mobilities

Human geography

Spaces and the built environment

Telecommunications and mobile technologies Tracking (Im)mobile work Mapping Confinement, surveillance, and social control The mobility and fluidity of culture (Im)migration Embodiment Networks Capital The relation between mobilities and social theory


Please send abstracts of 150 words or less and a biography of 75 words or less to<> by Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Limited financial support is available for selected presenters; if you would like to be considered for this assistance, please indicate why and if there are other financial resources for which you are eligible.


Graduate Research Assistantships in Geomorphology & Human-Environment Geography at Montana State University

The Department of Earth Sciences at Montana State University is pleased to offer several graduate research assistantships. GRAs will contribute to interdisciplinary research at MSU. Possible research topics include:
•Geomorphology & Landscape Evolution
•Resource Development and Rural Sustainability
•Environmental Policy & Governance
•Cultural & Environmental Geography in the American West
•Climate-Water-Energy Nexus
•Climate Change Vulnerability & Adaptation in the Water Sector


These new emphases will build on traditional departmental strengths in geology, historical and economic geography, and applications of GIS. They will also contribute to a College-wide initiative focusing on the American West and a state-wide initiative on understanding Montana’s complex socio-ecological systems. GRAs will be affiliated with the Montana Institute on Ecosystems .
For more information, please see faculty webpages:
Dr. Jean Dixon
Dr. Julia Haggerty
Dr. Jamie McEvoy
Application deadline is Feb. 1


Registration Now Open for the Instructional Skills Workshop: January 25, 26, February 1

Registration is open for the Instructional Skills Workshop January 25, 26, and February 1, 2014.  Please note that participants must be able to attend the entire 24 hour workshop.  Please find attached the new policy for registration in the ISW.


The Instructional Skills Workshop is an internationally recognized program and students receive transcript notation for their participation.  It is a 3-day intensive workshop that develops participant’s teaching skills and confidence.  It is appropriate for first time teachers or those with years of experience.  Join the thousands of students who have taken this workshop.


This workshop is always in high demand. To register for the January 25, 26, February 1 ISW, please go to:

Upcoming External Award Competitions

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme


The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong’s institutions.


Deadline: December 2, 2013

More info:


Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship


The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship (SNSF) Program, made possible by a generous grant from the Stanton Foundation, offers younger scholars studying nuclear security issues the opportunity to spend a period of twelve months at the Council on Foreign Relations’ (CFR) offices in New York or Washington, DC, conducting policy-relevant research.


Deadline: December 16, 2013

More info:


Science Policy Fellowships


The Science Policy Fellowships program gives health researchers and trainees the opportunity to gain real world experience in health policy making. Researchers from all areas of health can apply to spend six to twelve months in a policy setting where they will work as part of a policy team.


Deadline: December 16, 2013

More info:


Graduate Student International Research Mobility Award


These awards support UBC graduate students who wish to participate in research abroad at a leading institution outside of North America, and UBC faculty who wish to host an international graduate student at UBC from a non-North American institution.


Deadline: January 10, 2014 – for travel May 1st or later More info:


UBC Biodiversity Research Centre Postdoctoral Fellowship


As a part of the NSERC CREATE training program in biodiversity research, the UBC Biodiversity Research Centre is seeking applicants for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship.


Deadline: January 13, 2014

More info:


Karl C. Ivarson Scholarship for Students in Soil Science and Related Studies


Dr. Karl C. Ivarson Scholarship provides financial support to students entering second or subsequent year of graduate studies in soil science (in areas of agriculture, environment, geology, agro-ecology or other related disciplines). Candidates must hold Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residence status in Canada and be enrolled in their graduate program for at least one semester beyond the application deadline.


Deadline: January 17, 2014

More info:


London Goodenough Association of Canada Scholarship


Scholarships are offered towards the cost of accommodation at Goodenough College, the pre-eminent residential college for international graduate students in London.


Deadline: January 27, 2014

More info:


Canadian Northern Studies Trust Awards


The Canadian Northern Studies Awards support students undertaking research that includes northern or circumpolar fieldwork.


Deadline: January 31, 2014

More info:

Call for Papers for the Third Annual UBC Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference

Third Annual UBC Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference Saturday, April 5th, 2014 UBC Asian Centre


We invite submissions for the UBC Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference, which will be held at the UBC Asian Centre on Saturday, April 5th, 2014. As one of the largest and most recognized Asian Studies departments in Canada, we hope to foster multi-regional and interdisciplinary discussion while providing students with an opportunity to present their research and exchange ideas with their peers and UBC faculty members.


We seek papers from graduate students engaged in Asian area studies in all levels and disciplines that engage “Asia” without necessarily being tethered to any one geographical, temporal or cultural framework. We encourage a variety of methodologies and approaches including (but not limited to) history, art, literature, linguistics, religion, political science, and gender studies.


We invite all those interested in presenting papers to submit an abstract (250 words maximum) along with brief biographical information (150 words max) by December 31, 2013.  Successful applicants will be notified by January 15th.


Participants will be asked to limit their presentations to a maximum of 20 minutes, so as to leave ample time for discussion. Presentation papers should be about 1500-2000 words long, and must be submitted by February 1st for review by discussants. Audio/visual equipment will be provided.


Further information about the conference location on the UBC campus, accommodations, and transportation can be found on the conference website at:


Please e-mail submissions and queries to the conference committee at:<>.

Term 2, Geography TA Training & Prof Dev Series

Workshop: Writing Strategies
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Room 223
Facilitators: Simon Donner and Matthew Evenden
If you are planning to write a thesis, have term papers looming in the next few months, or have any other writing projects on your plate, then this workshop is for you! Faculty members Simon Donner and Matthew Evenden share their tips on making writing a regular habit in the midst of busy schedules. Get ready to discuss how to write strategically, well, and often.
Please RSVP here:


Workshop: Publishing Strategies
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Room 223
Facilitators: Jamie Peck and Brett Eaton
Publishing can be a puzzling, not to mention an intimidating, endeavor. Maybe you are curious about how the peer review process works, wondering about how to craft an effective abstract, or deciding which journal submit a paper to. No matter what stage you are at in your degree, this workshop led by faculty members Jamie Peck and Brett Eaton will help you prepare your writing for publication.
Please RSVP here:


Workshop: Aboriginal issues in the classroom
Thursday, January 30, 2014
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Room 223
Facilitators: Jessica Hallenbeck, Noémie Boulanger-Lapointe, Hanae Tsukada and Amy Perrault (Centre for Teaching and Learning Technology)
This workshop focuses on ways in which TAs, grad students and instructors can engender classroom environments and course content that increases students’ basic knowledge of Indigenous Peoples’ histories and contemporary experiences, as well as create classrooms of respect and mutual learning. Physical geographers, in particular, are invited to participate.
Please RSVP here:


Workshop: Designing and Teaching Courses
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Room 223
Facilitators: Jennifer Williams and Siobhán McPhee
Perhaps your first teaching appointment is around the corner, or perhaps you want to be more than ready when the opportunity arises. From reading selection, to lecture organization to day-to-day administration, course delivery involves a lot of moving parts, and strategic planning is essential. Faculty members Jennifer Williams and Siobhán McPhee share their experiences and strategies for designing and teaching courses so that your students receive a mind-blowing pedagogical experience, and you get to maintain your sanity (mostly)!
Please RSVP here:


Public Knowledge: Sharing your research through Op-Eds
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Room: 223
Facilitators: Basil Waugh, UBC Public Affairs
The role of the public intellectual might be changing (‘Twilight of Pundits’), with graduate students and professors now able to reach publics through new media and blogs. The traditional newspaper and the Op-Ed column, however, remain important spaces with graduate students and faculty can weigh in on public debates. In this session, Basil Waugh of UBC Public Affairs will show you how to quickly craft a publishable, convincing op-ed so that you can intervene in public discourse when an issue that touches your research is ‘trending’. This is one of the easiest, most impactful ways your research and its significance can influence the public. Samples of published op-eds from our own UBC Geography grad students will be presented.
Please RSVP here:


Lunch is provided at all noon hour workshops


7th Summer Institute in Economic Geography, Frankfurt, 20-26 July 2014

Details at:

For early career researchers in economic geography, broadly defined.  Local costs are covered; travel assistance available

This year’s featured speakers:  Brett Christophers (Uppsala), Susan Christopherson (Cornell), Mark Lorenzen (Copenhagen), Katharine Rankin (Toronto), and Marion Werner (Buffalo)

Organizers: Marc Boeckler (Frankfurt) and Jamie Peck (UBC)

Applications close January 31, 2014

Call for Papers: 20th Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium, Carleton University

We are pleased to launch the call for papers for the 20th Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium, the annual interdisciplinary conference organised by the graduate students of Carleton University’s Department of History. We invite students from all academic fields to submit papers. Attached, you will find a poster and the detailed call for papers. Please circulate and post these within your department.

Submission deadline: January 17, 2014
Colloquium dates: March 6, 7, and 8, 2014

We look forward to receiving your paper proposals.

Kathryn Boschmann, Public Relations Liaison Marie-Anne Gagnon and Michael Chiarello, 2014 Underhill Co-Chairs Department of History Carleton University Ottawa