March 10 – Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award – Call for nominations

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March 10 – Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award – Call for nominations

In recognition of the valuable role that Teaching Assistants play in our programs, UBC annually awards 19 Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards. Each UBC Killam GTA Award includes a certificate and $1,000. The calls for nominations for the Killam GTA Award for the Faculty of Land and Food Systems are open and can be submitted by any student, faculty or staff who have worked closely with the TA they are nominating.

Eligibility: The award is open to any UBC Graduate Teaching Assistant who acts or has acted in this position at UBC Vancouver during the current and/or preceding academic year (2022-23 and/or 2021-22).

Award Criteria: https://lc.landfood.ubc.ca/teaching-resources/killam-gta-award/

Nomination Process:

To honor the anonymity of students supporting their TAs and to streamline the adjudication process, the Learning Centre has developed a two-step nomination process: (1) nomination with a deadline on February 25, 2023, and (2) documents submissions with a deadline at 3 pm on Macch 10, 2023.

For TAs Self-Nominating Themselves:

  1. Submit a self-nomination using the Qualtrics form
  2. Create your nomination package as a 4-page document (see details) that includes
    1. Your philosophy statement.
    2. Your teaching responsibilities
  3. Submit your nomination package using the Qualtrics form
  4. Request support letters from students and instructors.
    1. Download and fill out a standard support letter form
    2. Submit it via the Qualtrics form

For Students, Instructors and Graduate Students/TAs nominating another TA:

  1. Submit a nomination using the Qualtrics form: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ehu2M3uWrhjFlGK
    1. The nominee will be notified and reminded to prepare a nomination package
  2. Download and fill out a standard support letter form
  3. Submit it via the Qualtrics form

Names of undergraduate students who have submitted a nomination or support letter will not be disclosed to the nominees. Only PDF file submissions will be accepted for the nomination package and support letters. All details can be viewed on: https://lc.landfood.ubc.ca/teaching-resources/killam-gta-award/

If you have any questions and feedback about the nomination process, please contact Judy Chan (judy.chan@ubc.ca).

Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award – Call for nominations

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March 10 – Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award – Call for nominations

In recognition of the valuable role that Teaching Assistants play in our programs, UBC annually awards 19 Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards. Each UBC Killam GTA Award includes a certificate and $1,000. The calls for nominations for the Killam GTA Award for the Faculty of Land and Food Systems are open and can be submitted by any student, faculty or staff who have worked closely with the TA they are nominating.

Eligibility: The award is open to any UBC Graduate Teaching Assistant who acts or has acted in this position at UBC Vancouver during the current and/or preceding academic year (2022-23 and/or 2021-22).

Nomination Process: Full details on how to nominate someone will be provided in LFS Today in the coming week. If you have any questions in the meantime, you can contact Judy Chan (judy.chan@ubc.ca) and you can review the award criteria at:

https://lc.landfood.ubc.ca/teaching-resources/killam-gta-award/

Accepting Applications: Agriculture and Energy Fellowship at Harvard Belfer Center

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The Environment and Natural Resources Program and the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs are pleased to offer predoctoral, postdoctoral, and professional fellowship opportunities in the area of agriculture and energy policy. The application period for the 2023–2024 academic year will close on December 1, 2022. We hope that you will share this call for applications with your networks and mentees.

Agriculture and Energy Policy Fellowship

Will greater dependence on biofuels and biomass impact food production? Some experts argue that population growth will increase the competition between food crops and energy crops, and climate change impacts including rainfall patterns and higher temperatures may reduce food supplies even further. Other experts argue that increased biofuel production will not appreciably impact food supplies, as improved agricultural practices can increase yields, while feedstocks for biofuels become more varied and can be grown on land that has been less productive. Fellows will explore topics related to the tension between food and fuel. We are interested in a broad menu of topics ranging from future uses of biomass for energy in sectors such as shipping, heavy trucks, and aviation to agricultural practices that enhance the capacity of soils to absorb and retain carbon.

This fellowship is open to doctoral candidates, recent Ph.D. recipients, faculty members, and mid-career professionals from the public and private sectors. The Center is committed to recruiting a highly diverse group of fellows and ensuring that our appointments and selection procedures consciously identify and evaluate people from underrepresented groups.

We hope that you will consider forwarding this opportunity to individuals within your networks who may be interested in pursuing a fellowship at the Belfer Center this year or in future application cycles. For more fellowship descriptions and application requirements, please visit our fellowship page. For questions related to our program’s fellowship opportunities, please contact Paul Sherman (paul_sherman@hks.harvard.edu).

Sincerely,

 

Henry Lee

Senior Lecturer in Public Policy
Jassim M. Jaidah Family Director
Environment and Natural Resources Program
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Harvard Kennedy School

 

2022 Ivarson Agricultural Scholarships – Call for Applications

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2022 Ivarson Agricultural Scholarships Call for Applications

Please circulate to potential candidates

PhD Scholarship $17,000
Masters Scholarship $10,000

Guidelines and Forms at CFFAE.ca

Eligibility Criteria:

·     Applications Deadline is October 14, 2022

·     Candidates must hold Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Resident status.

·     Candidates must be registered full-time in a masters or doctorate program in the area of agriculture or related discipline.

·     Candidates must be enrolled in their graduate program until at least one semester beyond the application deadline.

·     Previous recipients of this scholarship are not eligible for subsequent awards.

Candidates must be from the province of Alberta by meeting at least one of the following criteria. (“From the province of Alberta” is a qualifying criterion only and is not used as a scoring element in the selection of award recipients):

·     An applicant with a permanent residence in Alberta, Canada for a minimum of 12 months prior to the application deadline.

·     A student studying agriculture or a related discipline at an Alberta university.

·     A graduate of an Alberta high school or post-secondary institution but studying at a non-Alberta institution.

·     An applicant born in Alberta.

·     Significant knowledge of and attachment to Alberta, as demonstrated through a series of short-term residences including some primary or secondary schooling in Alberta.

·     Other (explanation required).

Application Deadline is October 14, 2022

Visit CFFAE.ca for more info

 

Sept. 23 – RSVP for LFS Welcome back event

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The Faculty is once again hosting a Welcome back event to kick off the new school year together! LFS faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to attend. The popular food trucks will make a return this year, so bring your appetites!

We encourage you to also bring a picnic blanket as the event takes place at UBC Farm – and it will go forward, rain or shine!

Date: Friday, Sept. 23

Time: 3-5 pm

RSVP by Sept. 21 (5pm) to be entered for a draw prize: Click here

Cost: $5 minimum donation, with proceeds going to the United Way

Location: UBC Farm events field, 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver

Map and directions to UBC Farm: https://ubcfarm.ubc.ca/contact-us/

Questions: Contact Barbara Hsiao (Barbara.hsiao@ubc.ca) or Karen Lee (Karen.lee98@ubc.ca).