Category Archives: Notices

Final Exam invigilators needed – December 6

Two invigilators are required for the FNH 350 001 final exam on Wednesday, December 6 for 2.5 hours, 3:30PM to 6:00PM.

These invigilator positions will be paid at the appropriate TA rate depending on the student’s classification.  Please do not apply for these positions if the additional hours will put you over the 192 hours/term maximum.

If you are interested, please contact the course instructor directly

Thank you!

TA Positions Available

If you are interested in the following Term 1 TA position, please contact the instructor directly.  The find out when this course is scheduled, please refer to the course calendar listing here: 

FNH 300 001 – 2017 Winter Session, Term 1 (144 available TA support hours)


Answer student questions related to completion of 5 problem-set assignments per student
Mark problem sets and provide feedback to students
Assist with marking of midterm and final exam (calculation-based questions)
Perform other related duties as required (eg. assignment & marking key updates, assist with evaluation of oral student group presentations)

Education and Knowledge Requirements: Undergraduate degree in food science and thorough understanding of undergraduate-level food process science, particularly with respect to mass and energy balances and thermal food processing techniques and calculations. Senior undergraduate students who have completed FHN 300 with excellent marks may also be considered when graduate students are not available.

Skills: TA’s are expected to have a proficiency in Math. Ability to correspond effectively with the Instructor and to ask questions when uncertain about marking responsibilities. Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail. Computer experience required (Excel preferred). Ability to correspond with students regarding questions during exams and office hours.

John Frostad

Uncollected initial payroll cheques (pre-2017)

It came to light that some UBC employees have not collected their initial payroll cheques prior to December 31, 2016.

We have contacted, by mail, all current employees who are affected and are replacing the uncollected payments, with interest, through our standard payroll runs on June 15 and June 23, 2017. You will receive a letter with details if you are affected. If you have not received a letter, you are not affected.

Inquiries can be directed to or 604 827 2731 to answer any questions. We will endeavour to respond as soon as possible; however, response times may vary depending upon call volumes. We appreciate your patience.

If direct deposit is not in place for a new employee, our revised practice is to mail out all initial payroll cheques to the address on their HRMS file. We also contact new employees to secure their direct deposit as soon as possible after they commence employment.

If you started working at UBC after July 31, 2016, this will not affect you as we have mailed out any cheques dated thereafter.

Amounts unclaimed by former employees who left the university between April 14 and July 31, 2016 have been submitted to the Employment Standards Branch. These former employees are advised to contact the Employment Standards Branch:

Employees who left UBC prior to April 14, 2016 are advised to review the database on the BC Unclaimed Property Society website or email

2017 Summer Session TA Positions

The Faculty of Land and Food Systems has a limited number of TA positions for 2017 Summer Session. If you are interested in TA’ing, please complete an online application.

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The application will be open on Thursday, February 16, 2017 and will close on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Please note:

You must be registered in 2017 Summer Session in order to be hired as a TA.

If you are offered a position, you are expected to be available throughout the term of your contract.  If you have plans to be away at any point during your appointment, please discuss this with the instructor prior to accepting the TA position.

Call for Nominations – LFS Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

In 2014, the Faculty of Land and Food Systems created the LFS Graduate Teaching Assistant Award in order to be able to annually recognize the valuable role that teaching assistants play.  This is a biennial award offered in alternate years of the UBC Killam GTA Awards.  The winner will be presented with an award in the amount of $1,000 and a certificate.

The deadline to submit an electronic application package to Melanie Train is Friday, March 3, 2017.  Applicants must have been appointed as an LFS TA during 2016 Summer Session, 2016 Winter Session – Term 1, or 2016 Winter Session – Term 2.

Please refer to the LFS Graduate Teaching Assistant Award 2016-17 V2 for additional information and details.

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