NEW BC Institute of Agrologists Scholarships


NEW BC Institute of Agrologists Scholarships

Agrologists!  Do you know a student attending a BC post-secondary agrology-related program?

To support future agrologists in achieving their career in agrology, the BC Institute of Agrologists will award up to two $1500 scholarships annually.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Scholarship applicants must be:

  • enrolled in a degree program in a recognized British Columbia post-secondary institute
  • enrolled in 3rd or 4th undergraduate degree program or a post-graduate (Masters) program
  • full-time or part-time (no fewer than 2 courses)
  • enrolled in a program of study related to agrology
  • a student member or member of BCIA  (Complete student member application at )
  • Canadian or permanent resident of Canada
  • B+ average academic achievement in previous 2 years(minimum of 15 courses) of post-secondary degree studies

Applicants must provide a 300 to 500 word essay on the topic “What is Agrology in British Columbia?”  The essay should demonstrate an understanding of agrology in the province of BC and provide support for the ideas expressed.  All applicants must first be accepted as a member or student member of BCIA before submitting their application. Scholarship recipients may have their photo and essay published in BC Institute of Agrologists promotional materials.

The deadline for applications is October 15, 2018.  The BCIA Communications Committee will review eligible applications based on the essay submission.  The scholarships will be awarded by Dec. 1, 2018.  Questions may be sent to

NOTE: Scholarship applications must include official unopened transcripts and be mailed to BC Institute of Agrologists,  2777 Claude Road, Victoria, BC  V9B 3T7 and post-marked no later than Oct. 15, 2018.

Find scholarship application at:

Waitlist Registration is now OPEN for October 21, 27, 28 2018 Grad ISW


Subject: Waitlist Registration is now OPEN for October 21, 27, 28 2018 Grad ISW

Waitlist registration is now open for the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) October 21, 27, 28 2018.  The ISW is a 3-day intensive workshop that develops participant’s teaching skills and confidence.  It is appropriate for first time teachers or those with years of experience.  Join the thousands of students who have taken this workshop. The ISW is an internationally recognized program and students receive transcript notation for their participation. In addition, graduate students in STEM departments are eligible to become CIRTL associates upon completion of the workshop.

IMPORTANT: The workshop runs from 8:15am-5:00pm. Please note you must attend all three days for the complete duration of the workshop, i.e. the entire 24-hour workshop.

This workshop is always in high demand. To register for the October 21, 27, 28 2018 ISW please go to the following link and sign-up:

Waitlist registration will close on Friday Sept 21 at 4:30pmBy clicking this link, you can register for the waitlist, however this does not register you for the workshop. If you are accepted into the workshop, you will be contacted directly by our office after registration closes.

Elisa Herman
Events Assistant
Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
214-1961 East Mall  | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z1 Canada
Phone 604 827 4871 | @UBC_CTLT


National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity: Free Membership


Sent on behalf of Christine Scaman:

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity: Free Membership

UBC has obtained an institutional membership with the NCFDD (

As part of UBC’s efforts to support the career growth and aspirations of our faculty, postdocs and graduate students, we hope you will find this service to be useful in the pursuit of your academic goals. All are encouraged to join.

The NCFDD offers workshops and programs on a variety of topics, such as increasing research productivity, dissertation success, and maintaining work-life balance, as well as networking opportunities. The majority of these resources are free of charge.

Please see these instructions to create your own, free account with NCFDD.

Natural Resources Canada Recruitment Presentation


Natural Resources Canada Recruitment Presentation

PARDP Promo Poster EN Sept 10

A former student, Wrenna Robertson would like to share her experience working in policy at Natural Resources Canada.  Wrenna will give a presentation on Tuesday September 25, 2018 at 2 PM in room FNH 220.

 The Policy Analyst Recruitment and Development Program (PARDP) is Natural Resources Canada’s signature accelerated development program for Master’s and Ph.D. graduates. Program participants learn how to effectively manage their careers and develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become leaders in policy.


What you get

  • Full-time, permanent federal government employment
  • Starting salary at the EC-03 level (from $63,428)
  • Graduate at the EC-05 level (from $81,858)
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Opportunities for training and career development
  • Ability to choose a start date that works for you (up until January 2020)
  • Relocation costs up to $5000

Program highlights

  • Continuous support and opportunities for professional development
  • Rotational placements in 2 different NRCan sectors
  • Tackle meaningful issues such as
    • How can Canada’s economy transition to a low-carbon economy?
    • How can Canada advance its trade interests?
    • How can Canada develop its clean technology and bioeconomy industries?

Program requirements


Graduation with a Master’s Degree or PhD from a recognized post-secondary institution that will be completed no later than December 31, 2019, with a combination of three half undergraduate or graduate courses in economics, sociology or statistics.


All positions are in the National Capital Region, a vibrant cosmopolitan area with endless activities, events, festivals and miles of nature to explore. We offer compensation for relocation of up to $5,000.

GPS Workshop and Webinar: Time Management


GPS Workshop and Webinar: Time Management

Registration is open for next week’s:

Time Managment | Wed, Sept 19

In-person (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM @Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road):

Webinar (1:00 – 2:30 PM):


Orientation 2018 events continue this week with:

Late Start International Welcome (Sept 10, 11, or 13).  Information on your study permit, working in Canada, and accessing health services while studying at UBC

Orientation to the Library for Graduate Students, Sept 12

GSS Speed Friending Social, Sept 14

Please visit for details.


Check out for other opportunities including:

Lecture featuring Indigenous Scholar’s from the University of Waikato (tonight, Sept 10 at 5 PM) |

Mentoring (for Senior TAs), Sept 17, 9:30 |

Formatting your Thesis: Tips and Tricks, Sept 17, 10 AM |

Cultural Safety and Addressing Systemic Racism with Harley Eagle, Sept 18, 10:00 |

Graduate Connections Café for Mid-Career Students, Sept 18, 4:30 |

Career Directions for STEM Graduate Students, Sept 19, 12:30 PM |

GSS French, Zumba, and Yoga Classes, mid-Sept to Dec (on campus, BC Children’s, VGH area) |