Recruiting MA Student for Agri-Environmental WebGIS User Research (University of Guelph)

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Dr. Eric Nost (Geography, Environment and Geomatics – University of Guelph) is recruiting a Master of Arts student with interests in agri-environmental stewardship, geospatial technology, and science-policy interfaces, to start in Fall 2022.

The MA student will complete a social science research project on best practices for agri-environmental data management and use, conducting focus groups with and surveying stakeholders including farmers, farmer organizations, Indigenous communities, conservation authorities, conservation NGOs, and governments. The thesis research will support colleagues who are developing a WebGIS platform to enable stakeholders to identify agri-environmental hot spots at a field scale in the Lake Erie Basin and prioritize investments in conservation actions (see Liu et al. 2018). The research is funded by the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph via the Canada First Research Excellence Fund.

The MA student will gain research skills related to focus group and Q survey methods (Nost et al. 2019). A key component of the research involves knowledge mobilization alongside collaborators – an opportunity for the student to enhance their project management and public communication skills. A fuller description of the project is available here.

The Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics at Guelph and I aim to foster welcoming and collaborative spaces that value diversity and wellness. I encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including from justice-seeking groups and those underrepresented in higher education.

Prospective applicants should contact me via email – enost@uoguelph.ca – and forward an unofficial transcript, resume or CV, and a brief statement outlining their interests as they relate to the project.

Guelph Agri-Environmental WebGIS Recruitment

Dr. Eric Nost (he/him)

Assistant Professor
Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics
University of Guelph

twitter.com/ericnost ericnost.github.io | natureculturepolitics.uoguelph.caenvirodatagov.org

GradUpdate – Designing your Grad School Strategy, Access to LinkedIn Learning, Careers in Industry (STEM), Common Academic Expressions in English, and more.

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GradUpdate

In this issue, Designing your Grad School Strategy, Access to LinkedIn Learning, Careers in Industry (STEM), Common Academic Expressions in English, and more.

Registration now open

Getting the Most Out of your Academic Experience: Designing your Grad School Strategy
Online | Wednesday, May 25 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM

Register

Events and Opportunities

A selection of upcoming events are highlighted below.  Visit  community.grad.ubc.ca and grad.ubc.ca/current-students/professional-development for our full events calendar.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Designing for Transformation
Are you working on a complex challenge/s and searching for ways to empower transformation – grounded in social, racial and ecological justice and community-engaged research? Join this free, non-credit course for learning and applying approaches from systems design, social innovation and regenerative development; rooted in decolonization, anti-racism, equity and justice.
Module 1: Planting Seeds | May 17, 24, 31 | Register by May 16 (today!)
Module 2: Growing Roots and Shoots | various dates in June and July
Learn more

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Careers in Industry for Stem Grads
Online | Hosted by Elsevier | Tuesday, May 17 | 10:00 AM Register

Building Your Project Network Map
Online | Mitacs Training | Asynchronous course “Advance your Reach” must be completed prior to synchronous course
Tuesday, May 24 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Learn more

LinkedIN Learning
Do you know you have access to free, online professional development including short videos, audio, and course on topics including:

  • Business Skills including finance, teamwork, strategic thinking, etc.
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Problem solving and analyzing data
  • Career Exploration
  • Technical Skills like Excel, R, SPSS, coding and design

Learn more

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Getting Through Grad School with Grace and Grit
Online Support Group | Tuesdays, May 17 – Jul 26 | 2:30 – 3:45 PM
Attend one or all sessions Register

RESEARCH SKILLS

Tools, Screening Criteria, and Appraisal
Systematic and Scoping Review Workshop Series
Online | Thursday, May 26 | 1:00 – 2:45 PM Register

TEACHING DEVELOPMENT

Exploring Complex Classroom Dynamics Using Case Studies
Online | Tuesday, May 24 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Register

WRITING AND COMMUNICATION

Common Academic Expressions in English: Basic Functions
Online | Tuesday, May 24 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Register

DIY Media Support Drop-In Session
Online | Wednesday, May 25 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM Register

PhD position available at UW-Madison

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Seeking a graduate student to complete a PhD in Dairy Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Van Os PhD student cow handling 2022-2023

Project title: Innovative approaches for improving cow handling on dairy farms

Supervisor: Jennifer Van Os, PhD

Start date: September 2022 or January 2023

Program duration: 4 years
Funding: stipend, tuition, and fringe benefits will be covered for 4 years. Students pay their own segregated fees.

Posting date: May 11, 2022

Applications will be reviewed until a suitable candidate is secured.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, see the attached PDF or visit: https://animalwelfare.cals.wisc.edu/people/

 

Jennifer Van Os  Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist – Animal Welfare

Alfred Toepfer Faculty Fellow

Department of Animal & Dairy Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison
jvanos@wisc.edu

www.DairyAnimalWelfare.org
@AWSUWM (Animal Welfare Science at UW-Madison)

 

GradUpdate – Getting Through Grad School with Grace and Grit, The Ins and Outs of Publishing (Editor panel), Career Corner at Congress, Dissertation Success Curriculum, and more.

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GradUpdate

In this issue, Getting Through Grad School with Grace and Grit, The Ins and Outs of Publishing (Editor panel), Career Corner at Congress, Dissertation Success Curriculum, and more.

Seats still available

From the Editor’s Desk: The Ins and Outs of Publishing
Getting ready to submit a manuscript? Curious about peer review? Join our panel of editors to hear their advice on navigating the editorial process! You can also check out these 25 Ways to Increase Your Chances at Publication .
Online | Tuesday, May 10 | 12:00 – 1:15 PM

Register

Events and Opportunities

A selection of upcoming events are highlighted below.  Visit  community.grad.ubc.ca and grad.ubc.ca/current-students/professional-development for our full events calendar.

ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND SUCCESS

Dissertation Success Curriculum
Making your summer research plan? Check out the online, on-demand Dissertation Success Curriculum, available for free through UBC’s subscription to facultydiversity.org.
Not sure where to start? Join our May 25th Designing Your Grad School Strategy session to learn about this resource and others.

International Policy Ideas Challenge
SSHRC and Global Affairs Canada | $3000 award | Apply by May 20 Learn more

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Career Corner at Congress
Online | May 12 – 20 | Various dates and times
Topics include Publishing, Applying for Funding, Navigating Career Transition, Academic Podcasting, Tips for Successful Dissertation Completion, and more.
Explore the program and Register. $55 (free for Black and Indigenous Students).

Individual Career Development (IDP) Plans
Do you know you have access to free, online career exploration and planning tools? Check out these sites to learn more:

  • The Canadian Institutes of Health Research IDP
  • Imagine PhD for the humanities and social sciences.
  • myIDP from ScienceCareers.org.

Not sure where to start? Join our May 25th Designing Your Grad School Strategy session to learn more about creating your own Individual Development Plan.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Getting Through Grad School with Grace and Grit
Online Support Group | Tuesdays, May 17 – Jul 26 | 2:30 – 3:45 PM
Attend one or all sessions Register

RESEARCH SKILLS

Introduction to Git and GitHub
Online | Monday, May 16 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM Register

NVivo part 2: classification and datasets
Online | Tuesday, May 17 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM Register

Translating Database Searches and Finding Grey Literature
Systematic and Scoping Review Workshop Series
Online | Thursday, May 19 | 1:00 – 2:45 PM Register

TEACHING DEVELOPMENT

It’s Celebrate Learning Week
Online and in person | May 9 – 13 | See the full list of events or download a full schedule of events.

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
*in person* | June 18, 25 & 26 | various times | Register by June 14
Learn about additional upcoming sessions.

WRITING AND COMMUNICATION

Apply to be a Writing Consultant
The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication is hiring current UBC graduate students to fill vacant Writing Consultant positions from Sept 1, 2022 – Apr 21, 2023. Learn more.

REMINDER REVISED 2022-2023 LFS Major Awards Competition – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

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Reminder

Date to notify the LFS G&PS office of your intent to apply for the LFS Major Awards competition = May 16.

Application (including supporting documentation) deadline = May 27

Please send your intent to apply and application to Iris at lfs.gradasst@ubc.ca

2022-2023 Major Award Application REVISED 4-22

2022-2023 Major Awards Instructions REVISED 4-22

2022-2023 Major Award Reference Form

Thank you,

Shelley

 

Shelley Small
Administrative Manager, Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Room 293 MacMillan Building
2357 Main Mall Vancouver BC  V6T 1Z4
Phone:  604-822-4593       Fax:  604-822-4400
lfs.gradmgr@ubc.ca          www.landfood.ubc.ca

I gratefully acknowledge that I live, work and play on the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples –sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.