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SFU-UBC Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium: Call for Proposals

The first SFU-UBC Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium is seeking graduate students whose research reflects the symposium theme: “Hands Back, Hands Forward – Indigenizing the Academy through Relationships.”

The theme aims to explore concepts, practices, innovations and challenges in making academia more respectful and responsive to indigenous knowledge systems, communities and learners.

The symposium, to be held March 7, is open to both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students.

The deadline for proposed submissions is Jan. 19, 2015 to grad.sage@ubc.ca.

See attached poster for details: http://www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/students/indigenous/Indigenous%20GS%20Symposium%20Poster%202015.pdf

LFS TA Orientation Day

You are invited to the LFS TA Training Orientation! This event is for new and returning TAs for both Term 1 and Term 2.

If you will be TAing in LFS in any capacity in the 2014/2015 year, the Faculty STRONGLY encourages your attendance. The Orientation Day will also include an informational session run by the TA Union, CUPE 2278, which is mandatory for all UBC teaching assistants.

At the orientation, you will become familiar with:

  • Resources on campus that can be used to build your teaching skills
  • Key people and policies relevant to the TA role
  • The expectations of you as a TA and what you can expect in your position
  • How to best manage or respond to potential challenging classroom situations
  • Strategies for working in a multidisciplinary courses that are group work focused

Date: Tuesday September 9th
Sign-In and Coffee: 9:30 am
Sessions: 10am – 3:30pm
Where: AGORA CAFE, MacMillan Building (2357 Main Mall)

**Free morning coffee, lunch, and midafternoon refreshments provided.

Register here before Tuesday September 2nd at midnight, for planning and catering purposes.

If you have any questions or are unable to attend, please email schrod10@mail.ubc.ca.

Special TerreWEB Seminar: Klaudia Ziemblińska

TUESDAY AUGUST 12, 2014

Klaudia Ziemblińska

Visiting TerreWEB Intern – Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poznan, POLAND

Will present a Seminar

Tuesday, August 12th at 11:00 A.M.
MACMILLAN 170

“Impacts of Climate Change on Forest Ecosystems: Are Forests Always Carbon Sinks?”

She will focus her presentation on “ extreme climatic events”.

ALL WELCOME

P.S. Cookies will be served!

Postdoctoral Research Day – September 17

SAVE THE DATE for the Postdoctoral Research Day hosted by the UBC PDA

All postdocs, research associates, PhD students, and faculty are welcome.

When: Wed Sept 17, 2:00pm-6:00pm (with food and beverage to follow)
Where: UBC Life Sciences Centre, Room LSC3 and West Atrium

This event will be an opportunity for interested participants to showcase their work, meet peers, and increase their visibility! Registration to present a talk or a poster will open in mid-August. Stay tuned for more details on our website,Twitter, or Facebook page.

Interested guests can send their questions to ubc.postdoc@gmail.com.

Please help distribute widely! We look forward to strengthening connections within the research community.

International Symposium on Agroecology for Food and Nutrition Security – Sept 18-19, 2014

FAO will host an International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition from 18th to 19th September 2014 to explore recent scientific research and knowledge and promote open dialogue while showcasing existing experiences and programs on Agroecology. The event brings together international experts in the field of Agroecology and within the new FAO Strategic Framework and Strategic Objective 2 to “Increase and improve provision of Goods and Services from Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries in a sustainable manner”.