From: StudentAffairs Exam Coordinator <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, November 1, 2021 7:20 PM
Subject: Centre for Accessibility – Invigilator job posting help request
Hope you are enjoying autumn. At the Centre for Accessibility UBC we are looking to hire about 80-90 graduate students in our team to work part time as an invigilator. Would it be possible to help circulate this posting to all students in your department?
Interested applicants can apply through Careers Online with their resume and cover letter.
In case, if students are unable to login or use this link they can use the following steps:
Go to https://ubc-csm.symplicity.com/students/app/jobs/detail/4bccd5276de148e1dd8fcf6ac7c98b82 > Click on student/alumni > login using your CWL and password > In the search box type “exam invigilator” > posting should show up.
Please have them apply with a cover letter and resume, clearly indicating your experience and interest for the job
If they have any further questions or concerns, they can contact email@example.com
Thank you, if you have questions or concerns please reach out to us.
Ron Au-Yang, B.Com
Exam Coordinator | Centre for Accessibility
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Musqueam Traditional Territory
1203-1874 E. Mall, UBC, | Vancouver British Columbia | V6T 1Z1 Canada
Exam invigilator Job Description
Job ID: 870687
Job Title: Exam Invigilator, Centre for Accessibility
Job Type: Part Time (29 hrs./wk. or less)
Organization Type: UBC Faculty, Department, Unit or Student Group
Hours per Week: 5-29
Field of Work: Education, Training and Teaching
Job Nature: On-Campus (UBC Vancouver) Job
Job Location: Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
The Centre for Accessibility is seeking UBC graduate students to invigilate exams for students with disabilities. As per UBC Policy #73, invigilators are part and parcel to removing barriers and providing equitable opportunities for students with disabilities writing exams. Invigilators are expected to treat all students and colleagues with fairness, dignity, and respect, while maintaining exam procedures and protocols.
**Preference will be given to Masters and PhD students; however, undergraduate students who are not taking courses with exams are welcome to apply. Please note that you cannot be registered in any course with exams throughout the year **
Duties include: preparing, starting, monitoring, and ending exams for students with disabilities in private spaces or group settings; setting up adaptive and computer equipment for the exams; ensuring examinees adhere to UBC and Centre for Accessibility exam procedures; maintaining good communication with Exam Coordinators and working as part of a team with other invigilators; compiling detailed and accurate records and incident reports. Other assigned tasks by Exam coordinators. Centre for Accessibility invigilators must strictly adhere to the University’s regulations and procedures regarding exams.
These positions are open only to registered UBC students who are not currently taking courses with exams.
Please submit full application:
A strong cover letter
Submission of an unofficial transcript are required.
The cover letter should include your expected graduation date. Students taking courses with exams will not be considered. Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate the following:
*** Must be able to attend training on September 28, 2019 (Saturday)***
* Friendly demeanor and strong interpersonal skills.
* Contributes to a positive, respectful and dynamic team environment.
* Ability to work and remain calm while under stress and pressure.
* Effective written and oral communication. Successful candidates must have the ability to compose detailed reports using clear, concise business English.
* Outstanding attention to detail and ability to accurately follow procedures.
* Ability to exercise tact and discretion when handling sensitive and/or confidential matters.
* Punctuality and reliability essential.
* Ability to follow directions, work independently, and to work within a team environment.
* Flexible schedule and ability to commit an average availability of 12 hours per week.
*Must be available to take shifts between 7:30am and 10:00pm.
* Experience working with persons with disabilities, in education, or in a service- oriented environment is an asset.
Current Students in an Undergraduate Program, Current Students in a Master’s Program, Current Students in a PhD Program
TA Hours: 50 hrs – FNH 345 January to April 2022
Instructor: Sinead Feeney, MSc, RD
Email contact information – firstname.lastname@example.org
This course will introduce students to counselling in dietetics. The role of privilege, systemic identities, internal and external biases, core beliefs, personal values and expectations will also be considered. Topics will include communication theory, foundational counselling skills, theories of behaviour change, motivational interviewing, goal setting, learning abilities and styles, obstacles to effective communication, Safe and Effective Use of Self (SEUS), multicultural competence, and ethical standards in nutrition counselling.
Use moderately detailed marking guides to mark class assignments and projects. Submit the verified marks to the instructor using an Excel spreadsheet. Be available for occasional office hours at particular times prior to assignments/projects being due and be able to correspond by email when needed. Meet with students after assignments have been returned to refer unresolved queries about grading to the instructor. Assist with posting lectures and assignments to canvas and other communications. Attend some of the lectures to assist instructor with activities during the lecture.
Minimum qualifications and skills
Education and knowledge requirements: Preference will be given to graduate students in Human Nutrition, Health Sciences and Counselling psychology who have obtained an undergraduate degree in nutrition or dietetics and have a thorough understanding of nutrition, health and counselling techniques. Certificates in any continued education in counselling methods/skills an asset. Skills: Ability to correspond effectively with the instructor and to ask questions when uncertain about grading responsibilities. Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail (marking assignments, entering data into spreadsheets). Ability to communicate effectively with the students with their questions. Ability to navigate Canvas and Zoom.
Please contact Sinead Feeney directly if interested.
I am looking for a TA for LFS 450 – Land, Food and Community III: Leadership in Campus Food System Sustainability.
LFS 450 is offered in the 2021/22 Winter Term 2: January to April, 2022 from 2-5pm.
The course uses an applied learning, team-based approach with students to gain knowledge and skills to critically examine and actively advance food system sustainability challenges, spanning climate change, biodiversity, circular economies, food security to ecological and human health, and more. The position is for 165 hours and involves assisting with course preparation, class and group facilitation, evaluating individual and team based assignments, and consulting with students as needed to support them in achieving course learning objectives. More details about the course and job position below.
Interested in applying for this position? Please send me an email at email@example.com letting me know you are interested along with your resume as soon as possible. If helpful, we can also set up a time to chat about the opportunity first prior to submitting a resume.
Liska Richer (she/her)
Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
MORE DETAIL BELOW:
Teaching Assistantship for LFS 450 – Land, Food and Community III: Leadership in Campus Food System Sustainability
Instructor: Liska Richer
LFS 450 (Land, Food, and Community III) uses an applied learning, team-based approach with students to gain knowledge and skills to critically examine and actively advance food system sustainability challenges. It offers students the opportunity to apply skills and concepts derived from earlier coursework, experience, and areas of specialization to address contemporary challenges in an integrative, interdisciplinary setting. The central theme of this course is the envisioning, planning, implementation and evaluation of projects aimed at enhancing the ecological, economic and social sustainability of the campus food system. Opportunities will be provided throughout the course for students to critically examine food-related academic literature and food system issues experienced in the UBC-Vancouver Campus and broader regional and global contexts.
Upon completion of LFC III, students will be able to:
- Identify personal values, strengths, conflict styles and leadership attributes
- Identify and critically evaluate food system sustainability issues
- Plan and initiate activities that can affect positive change towards food system sustainability and alleviating the interconnected climate, health, food and ecological planetary crises
- Apply principles of Community-Based Action Research
- Apply principles of whole systems approaches
- Demonstrate proficiency in conducting secondary and primary research
- Gain and apply leadership skills
- Demonstrate competence in project management skills and applications
- Communicate effectively and professionally in written and verbal form with various audiences, ranging from non-academic to academic food system practitioners and affiliated community members
The position is for 165 hours and involves assisting with course preparation, class and group facilitation, evaluating individual and team based assignments, and consulting with students as needed to support them in achieving course learning objectives. Specific duties below:
- Participate in regular teaching team meetings with course instructor
- Read all required reading materials in preparation for class discussions
- Consult with students as needed to support individual and group assignments and learning needs (including meetings, email communication and responding to Canvas discussions)
- Evaluate assignments: Practitioner literature review, UBC Food System Project community-based action research proposals, report and presentations.
- Review various individual assignments for participation marks
- Prepare and tabulate individual and group marks, including entering on Canvas and Faculty Service Centre
- Take attendance
- Other duties as required
MINIMUM EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
-Preference for student enrolled in a Masters or PhD Program in an area related to food systems, biodiversity, climate change/justice, planning/policy, sustainability, food security, ecological-human health.
-Preferred Degrees/Disciplines: Land and Food Systems, IRES, Geography, Public Policy, Planning
– Experience in local food system analysis, critical thought, argumentation, and essay construction
– Previous TA experience preferred
– Experience with community-based action/applied research
– Experience in working with students and/or professionals with diverse skillsets and specializations
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:
– Familiarity with a broad range of food system issues (biodiversity, climate, food security, food system sustainability, food justice) and other intersectional issues
-Excellent English language and communication skills
– Ability to think strategically, creatively, and apply systems perspectives
– Excellent organizational and time management skills and strong attention to detail is required
– A passion and commitment to social, ecological and economic sustainability, environmental issues and social justice
Interested in facilitating a problem-based discussion and leading a field lab focused on agroecological data collection and analysis techniques at the UBC Farm? Got Monday and Wednesday afternoons “open” from 1-4? If so I’ve got the perfect job for you! I’ve still got a TA position open for my APBI 260 Introduction to Agroecology. Send me an email letting me know you are interested along with your CV as soon as possible (like now) and we can set up a time to talk.
TAships can range from 15-65 hours depending on your availability.
Sean M. Smukler PhD (he/him)
Associate Professor, Associate Dean of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, Chair of Agriculture and Environment
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
123-2357 Main Mall University of British Columbia | Vancouver British Columbia | V6T 1Z4 Canada
Traditional Ancestral Unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Musqueam Territory
MORE DETAIL BELOW:
Teaching Assistantship for APBI 260 Agroecology 1: Introduction to principles and techniques
Instructor: Sean Smukler
The course introduces the biophysical and socioeconomic factors affecting systems management and production in select agroecosystems. The course consists of two hours of lecture per week, 8 three-hour labs at the University of British Columbia Farm and weekly three-hour problem-based learning (PBL) discussion sessions.
A team of teaching assistants (TAs) help with various aspects of course delivery for 15-80 hours per term depending on the TA’s role. The lead TA will assist the instructor in organization and facilitation of course and leadership of TA team. TAs will lead a field-based laboratory on agriculture and environment assessment. They will also facilitate PBL discussion sessions. TAs will give feedback on PBL performance to learners, participate in teaching team meetings, grade learning issues and PBL reports, attend student presentations and provide feedback within an indication of possible grades (to Instructor). TAships are also available for grading only for fewer hours. Perform other duties as required. Student not familiar with the labs or PBL will be required to attend a half day training in preparation for course.
Minimum qualifications & skills
Education: Must have field research or work experience. Undergraduate degree in an Agricultural Sciences program preferred; Science and Arts programs may be eligible. Major in Sustainable Agriculture and Environment, Agroecology/Agricultural Science, Applied Biology, Environmental Science, Ecology, or Natural Resource Management an asset.
Experience: Facilitation or leadership experience preferred. Experience with PBL an asset.
Skills: Excellent English language and communication skills, including active listening skills. Effective interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to work in a team environment.
I am looking for a TA for FNH 490 001 Food Safety and Quality Management for the
2021/22 Winter Term 2 – that is, January to April, 2022.
This is a problem-based learning course that examines the techniques, including continuous improvement methods, needed to implement a food safety and quality system in a food manufacturing facility. Sanitation is an area of focus because of its link to significant food-borne outbreaks.
Please email me, Rebecca Robertson, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in this TA position.
I’m looking for TAs for both my Winter Term 1 courses – FRE 340 001 – International Agricultural Development and FRE 490 001 – Impact Evaluation Analytics
Here are the course descriptions…
FRE 340 001 – Course Overview:
FRE 340 offers students an understanding of the critical role that agriculture plays in international economic development – including but not limited to:
- an examination of theories of growth and development, and their relationship to the agricultural sector, along with;
○ the factors responsible for growth and transformation in rural and urban areas;
○ the role of agriculture in least developed countries’ (LDCs) economic development;
○ government policies that enhance the prospects for sustainable growth;
○ the environmental impact of economic development;
○ the social impact of economic development;
○ the linkages among the industrial, natural resource, and agricultural sectors;
- methods of analysis in development in order to help shape government policy;
● analysis of agricultural development problems using economic concepts;
● an analysis and critique of policies related to international agricultural development; and
● an analysis of the challenges facing contemporary international agricultural development.
Examples will be drawn from a variety of developing countries and political units. Although the agricultural sector will be covered in some detail, the complementary role of other industries will also be given attention to show how to apply, more broadly, the lessons learned in agriculture to other sectors of the economy. Our studies will reveal the complex aspects of economic development, the actuality that growth paths are difficult to achieve, and that our understanding of the intricacies of economic development is not complete.
Use a detailed marking guide to mark the midterm or final exams and a portion of the term assignments, and submit a breakdown of the verified marks via spreadsheet to the Instructor Meet students during office hours to answer questions about course materials, term papers, assignments, and examinations Collect data and/or articles for course reading list and materials Photocopy course materials as required Additions to hours worked according to task requirements listed above Invigilate a midterm exam and a final exam. Perform other related duties as required
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
Education and Knowledge Requirements: Undergraduate degree in economics or agricultural economics and thorough understanding of intermediate microeconomics and its applications is preferred. Students completing an undergraduate degree in either economics or agricultural economics may be considered, but only when graduate students are not available. Skills: 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.
FRE 490 001 – Course Overview:
Current Issues in Food & Resource Economics
2021: Impact Evaluation Analytics – Strategies for Sustainable Development
Grade midterm and final exams plus a portion of 2 homework assignments; submit a breakdown of the verified marks via spreadsheet to the Instructor. Lead two 1 hour discussion sections prior to homework assignments being due. 2 hours preparing material for each discussion= 6 hours total. Invigilate 2-hour final exam and 90 minute midterm. (3.5 hours) Hold 2 hours of office hours per week: 12 weeks x 2 hours/week=24 hours.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
Education: Completion of an undergraduate degree in an area related to economics and/or environmental/agricultural policy; completion of, or enrolment in, at least one graduate-level course related to agricultural, development and/or environmental economics. Experience: Preference will be given to students with extensive experience writing reports and grading paragraph-type answers. Skills: excellent interpersonal skills; good organizational skills; strong research skills; and ability to correct English usage (grammar, spelling, paragraph structure) when marking written assignments.
If interested, please contact:
Sessional Lecturer – Faculty of Land & Food Systems
Master of Food & Resource Economics (MFRE) – UBC
BA.Econ., BA.Spanish – UBC
H.R. MacMillan Building
#321 – 2357 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC. V6T 1Z4
Dear LFS Research Graduate Students,
Our faculty has been approved funding to hire two TA Coordinators to run the LFS TA Training Program, which seeks to enhance the professional development and community of practice for Teaching Assistants of LFS courses. The position involves evaluating TA needs, coordinating workshops and Orientation, organizing community of practice opportunities for/with LFS TAs, and preparing funding applications. This position is expected to pay the GTA salary for a 96 hour contract over 12 months, to be used at the discretion of the successful candidates. Ideally, the positions will be filled by students who will be in LFS for 2 or more years, to provide continuity for the program.
Interested individuals are encouraged to review the attached document below for additional details, and direct questions to the previous TA Training Program Coordinators, Tebogô Leëpile (email@example.com) or Lennie Cheung (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To apply for the position, please contact Dr. Zhaoming Xu, Associate Dean, Academic (email@example.com) by Aug 29, 2021 with the subject line: “TA Training Coordinator Position Application – [First Name, Last Name]”. The position starts Sep 1, 2021.
Please Note: If we are unable to fill the positions this year, professional development and community-building opportunities for TAs will decrease, and we will have to forfeit funding for the program.
Additional details here:
I am looking for a TA for FNH 490 001 Food Safety and Quality Management for Winter Term 2 (January to April 2022). This is a problem-based learning course that examines the techniques, including continuous improvement methods, needed to implement a food safety and quality system in a food manufacturing facility. Sanitation is an area of focus because of its link to significant food-borne outbreaks.
Please email me, Rebecca Robertson, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in this TA position.