TA Opportunity for non-LFS UBC Course: ASIC 220 – Introduction to Sustainability (IRES)

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From: UBC-LFS Dean
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 4:23 PM
To: Dragan, Lia Maria <lia.maria@ubc.ca>
Subject: FW: TA Opportunity for UBC Course: ASIC 220

Hi Lia – please post for grad students. Thx R

Rebecca Lee
Dean’s Office Coordinator | Faculty of Land and Food Systems
The University of British Columbia | 248-2357 Main Mall | Vancouver BC Canada V6T 1Z4
Phone 604.822.1219 | Fax 604.822.6394
Dean.landfood@ubc.ca | @ubcLFS
www.landfood.ubc.ca | www.facebook.com/ubcLFS

 

From: Ickert, Stefanie <stefanie.ickert@ubc.ca>
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 3:44 PM
Subject: TA Opportunity for UBC Course: ASIC 220

Dear Colleagues,

We would be grateful if you would please forward the below call for TA applications and attached document to your graduate students.

Many thanks,

Stefanie

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Dear Grads,

Please find attached a TA Opportunity for ASIC 220 – Introduction to Sustainability in Term 2, 2019W.

To apply, please complete the attached application and return it along with your current CV to ires.applicants@ubc.ca by 4pm on Wednesday, November 13. A description of the course and the primary TA duties can be found here.

All the best,
Stefanie

Stefanie Ickert MA
Graduate Program Manager | Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES)
The University of British Columbia |430 – 2202 Main Mall| Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4
Tel: 604-822-9034|www.ires.ubc.ca

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LFS TAs Community of Practice – Wed., Oct 30th 11-12noon, MCML 139

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Greetings all,

You are invited to the LFS TAs Community of Practice.

Having a space to share insights or troubleshoot issues is an important part of your professional development. Our Community of Practice space is an informal get together of TAs once a month over coffee. For the month of October, we will have an open-topic gathering to hear about your experiences and feedback. Below are the details:

DATE: Wednesday 30th | 11-12:00 PM

VENUE: MCML 139

RSVP at: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ePsdYwC5mucEsDP

Looking forward to seeing you.

Best Regards,

Lennie and Tebby

Last Advance Notice – Term 2 TAs – October 31st last day to withdraw from TAship

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Hello Everyone, especially Term 2 TAs –
Winter Session Term 1 is well underway, and I hope your course load and activities are balancing out.
Sometimes a student will realize a change has to be made: he or she may have taken on too much, or something comes up.
So, she or he decides to withdraw from his/her Term 2 TA-ship.
If you accepted an offer for a Term 2 TA-ship and are considering a change like this,
  *   your deadline is October 31st, 2019.
Please first inform your instructor, then contact me at: lfs.ta@ubc.ca.
This deadline for foreseeable changes allows time for your instructor to find another TA.
We can process your changes before the term ends, everyone scatters, and the
holidays are upon us.
Thank you for your cooperation! Questions? Let me know.
Regards, Virginia
Virginia Frankian
Academic Coordinator
UBC Faculty of Land & Food Systems
FNH Building, Room 230
2205 East Mall
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4
For all TA-related correspondence, please use lfs.ta@ubc.ca

LFS TAs Community of Practice: October 30th – 11:00 AM – RSVP

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Greetings all,

I hope your semester is progressing well. Thank you to those who attended the Marking and Assessment workshop. This is an invitation to another important activity.

LFS TAs Community of Practice

Having a space to share insights or troubleshoot issues is an important part of your professional development. Our Community of Practice space is an informal get together of TAs once a month over coffee. For the month of October, we will have an open-topic gathering to hear about your experiences and feedback. Below are the details:

DATE: Wednesday 30th | 11-12:00 PM

VENUE: TBA

RSVP at: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ePsdYwC5mucEsDP

Looking forward to seeing you.

Best Regards

Lennie and Tebby

Advance Notice: Term 2 TAs – October 31st, 2019 – last day to withdraw from TAship

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Hello Everyone,
especially Term 2 TAs –

Now that Winter Session is well underway, you probably have a pretty good feel for how your course load and activities are balancing out.

Sometimes a student will realize a change has to be made: he/she has taken on too much, or something comes up, and s/he decides to withdraw from his/her Term 2 TA-ship.

For those of you who accepted offers for a Term 2 TA-ship and are considering a change like this,

          • your deadline is October 31st, 2019.

Please first inform your instructor, then contact me at: lfs.ta@ubc.ca.

This deadline for foreseeable changes allows time for your instructor to find another TA, and to process your changes, before the term ends, everyone scatters, and the holidays are upon us.

Thank you for your cooperation!
Questions? Let me know.

Regards,
Virginia

Virginia Frankian
Academic Coordinator
UBC Faculty of Land & Food Systems
FNH Building, Room 230
2205 East Mall
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4
Phone: 604 822-0434
For all TA-related correspondence, please use lfs.ta@ubc.ca

Last Day to Register: Marking, Feedback & Early Alert Training for LFS TAs

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Hello LFS TAs,

This is a friendly reminder that registration closes tonight for the Midterm season workshops.

These workshops are offered to help LFS TAs:

  • follow rubrics consistently
  • deliver effective feedback
  • take appropriate action should they be concerned about a student in class

Midterm Season Workshops – Mon, Oct 7 at FNH 300
10 AM – 12 PM | Marking and Feedback (facilitated by CTLT)
12 PM – 1 PM | Early Alert Training (facilitated by UBC Student Support Services)

For catering purposes, please register at: http://bit.ly/LFS_MT

Cheers,
Tebby Leepile
Lennie Cheung

LFS TA Needs Assessment – Results and Prize Draw Winner; Midterm Season Workshops Date; Community of Practice continues

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Happy Friday, LFS TAs!

LFS TA Needs Assessment – Results and Prize Draw Winner

Thank you to all those who completed the LFS TA Needs Assessment Survey. The training areas you expressed the most interest in are:

– Offering Constructive Feedback
– Technology in the Classroom
– Developing a Teaching Portfolio
– Facilitating Discussions
– Marking and Assessment

We have already started to take your preferences into account (as you will see below!), and will try our best to coordinate these sessions for this academic year. Please also join us in congratulating Anna R. on winning the LFS TA Needs Assessments draw for an LFS umbrella!

Midterm Season Workshops – Mon, Oct 7

Midterm season is quickly approaching and can be a stressful time for students and teachers alike.
To help LFS TAs prepare for this time, and in light of your feedback from the Needs Assessment, the LFS TA Training Program is pleased to coordinate the following workshops on Monday, October 7 in Room 300 of the Food, Nutrition and Health Building:

  • Marking and Feedback (10 AM – 12 PM)
  • Early Alert Training (12 – 1 PM)

For catering purposes, please register by Oct 1 at: http://bit.ly/LFS_MT
(you may choose to register for one or both workshops)

Marking and Feedback

This workshop will discuss how to use grading rubrics effectively to mark consistently and develop strategies for providing constructive feedback.

Facilitated by representatives from UBC’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology.

Early Alert Training

UBC strives to build a caring community, in which we all reach out and offer support when we notice signs of difficulty in others. Early Alert helps facilitate this by helping staff, faculty and TA’s better support students who are facing difficulties that put their academic success at risk. This training is an introduction to the Early Alert program, and includes information about how to submit an Early Alert and how to access resources that will be useful when you are concerned about a student.

Facilitated by Brian Barth (Manager, UBC Student Support Services)

Community of Practice

We are excited to continue the Community of Practice for LFS TAs this year – please stay tuned for more details on these opportunities to meet your fellow TAs and discuss teaching challenges and strategies!

Best wishes from your TA Coordinators,

Tebby Leepile

Lennie Cheung

Just Scheduled: Problem-Based Learning Workshop – and TA Needs Assessment

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Hello LFS TAs,

Thank you to those who attended the LFS TA Orientation. The 2019-2020 TA Handbook is now posted on the TA Portal.
Just Scheduled: Problem-Based Learning Workshop 
PBL is an active learning method that prompts students to analyze problems and determine what they need to find solutions. This technique is commonly used in medical education, and gaining popularity in other disciplines. This workshop is designed to not only help TAs succeed in PBL courses, but also to enhance teaching skills in learner-centered environments.
PBL Workshop for LFS TAs
Fri, Sep 6 | 9 AM – 12 PM
FNH 300
TA Needs Assessment 
What teaching skills would you like to develop this year? Facilitating discussions? Technology in the classroom? Preparing a teaching portfolio?
Tell us anonymously at: http://bit.ly/LFSTA_Needs
Upon submission, you can choose to enter the prize draw for LFS swag.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Lennie

Reminder to register for LFS TA Orientation and Provide Feedback

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Hello LFS TAs,

Registration closes soon for LFS TA Orientation
If you intend to attend the Orientation next week but have not registered yet, please do so by Sun, Aug 25th at: 

http://bit.ly/LFSTA_Orientation

This will help us submit an accurate catering order.

 

LFS TA Orientation
Wed, Aug 28 | 9 AM – 1 PM
Agora Cafe
(Please arrive 15 minutes early for registration; Welcome Remarks begin at 9 AM)

 

LFS TA Needs Assessment

New and returning LFS TAs will assist in interdisciplinary courses with diverse pedagogical approaches. Let your TA Training Program know what resources and topics are most relevant and useful to you by completing the survey below:

http://bit.ly/LFSTA_Needs

 

Have a great weekend,
Lennie

Lennie Cheung
TA Coordinator
Faculty of Land and Food Systems

Assisting new international TA/RAs with obtaining a Social Insurance Number (SIN)

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We wanted to highlight our SIN Clinic starting August 27 – International Advising Office in collaboration with Service Canada are offering exclusive on-campus appointments for new UBC students to obtain their SIN.

Students are welcome to sign up for an appointment here.

Sign up for your SIN clinic appointment

Does your TA position begin soon or do you want to work in Canada? Before you can start working you need to get a Social Insurance Number (SIN) from Service Canada. You will also need to provide your SIN to UBC for tax purposes.

Service Canada will come to the UBC Life Building to issue SINs exclusively for UBC students starting August 27. This saves you a one hour commute to the nearest Service Canada office.

Spaces are limited, register online today!

Please let our office know if you have any questions, and many thanks for supporting incoming international graduate students!

Emilie

Emilie Omi, RISIA
International Student Advisor
International Student Development | Student Development and Services
The University of British Columbia |1200 UBC Life Building
6138 Student Union Boulevard | Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z1
xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Territory
E: emilie.omi@ubc.ca  | P: 604-822-1810
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Kind regards,
Lia

Lia Maria Dragan
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Faculty of Land and Food Systems, The University of British Columbia
344-2357 Main Mall | Vancouver BC Canada V6T 1Z4
Phone 604.822.8373 | Fax 604.822.4400
Lia.maria@ubc.ca / lfs.gradapp@ubc.ca www.landfood.ubc.ca