TA position: Hours: 50 hrs – FNH 345/HUNU 545 January to April 2023


TA Hours: 50 hrs – FNH 345/HUNU 545 January to April 2023

Email contact information – sinead.feeney@ubc.ca

Course overview:

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.

Work Performed:

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. Very good organizational skills. 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 very well to assist with tasks associated.

If interested please email me above and provide a recent CV.

Many thanks!
Sinead Feeney


Sinéad Feeney, MSc, RD

she, her

Registered Dietitian

Provincial Adult Tertiary Specialized Eating Disorders Program (PATSED) (Tues, Wed, Thurs)

St Paul’s Hospital | Providence Health Care

Clinical Sessional Instructor | University of British Columbia




I respectfully acknowledge that I live, work, and play on the unceded territories of Coast Salish Nations, including the homelands of the St’át’imc, Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh).

All-Day-Sacred Fire Ceremony at UBC Farm September 30th


I wanted to share with you our invitation to the All-Day Sacred Fire Ceremony at xʷci̓cəsəm Garden at UBC Farm. It is a late invitation as we depended on the fire ban, but now that the ban has been lifted, we can go ahead with the event.

I would appreciate it if you could help us disseminate the message through your communication channels.

I am attaching the invitation. Please let me know if you have any questions. Take care!

All-Day Sacred Fire Ceremony event


Warmest regards,



Eduardo Jovel PhD
Associate Professor,

Director of Indigenous Research Partnerships | Faculty of Land and Food Systems | Applied Biology
The University of British Columbia | Point Grey Campus

xʷməθkʷəy̓əm | Unceded Musqueam Territory
2357 Main Mall | Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z4
Phone 604 822 3338 | Lab 604 822 4629 | Fax 604 822 4400
http://www.landfood.ubc.ca/ | http://www.ubcaboriginalresearchlab.ca/

Sustainability Scholars Conference “Research to Action” (There’s still time to regis



Research to Action Poster v1

When: Thursday, September 29, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Where: Online via Zoom

Registration: Free to all. Registration closes September 28.


What happens when you give bright and engaged students real-world sustainability problems to solve?

UBC’s Sustainability Scholars are helping to make real change in the world. Join us on September 29 to learn more about what our local governments and institutions are doing to future-proof our people, our cities, our urban spaces, and the Fraser Estuary.


You will enjoy an afternoon of engaged discussion on a diverse range of applied sustainability projects produced by UBC graduate students in collaboration with community partners including the City of Vancouver, Metro Vancouver, BC Hydro, Translink, and many other local governments, local health authorities, and NGOs from across BC.


Scholars will present their research in concurrent themed panel sessions throughout the afternoon. Panels will be moderated by experts from UBC and Sustainability Scholars Program partners.


Keynote Speaker: Angela Danyluk, Senior Environmental Specialist, City of Vancouver

Panel Themes: Land, Water & Resource Management | Living Shorelines & Habitat Restoration | Mobility & Sustainable Transportation | Energy & Emissions | Agriculture & Food Security | Resilient Communities | Water Systems| Livable Cities | Better World | Biodiversity | Capacity Building | Sustainable Health Care


Conference Website: https://sustain.ubc.ca/events/research-action-advancing-urban-sustainability-2022

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/research-to-action-advancing-urban-sustainability-2022-tickets-416310214057


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Karen Taylor  MA (she, her)
Manager, Sustainability Scholars Program | Sustainability Hub
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
2343 – 2260 West Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4 Canada
Phone 604 822 9362 | karen.taylor@ubc.ca | https://sustain.ubc.ca/scholars

GradUpdate – Finding and Applying for a Job, Statistics webinars (Intro to Reproducible Research, Exploratory Data Analysis), Communicating Research Findings With Brevity and Concision, Presenting as a Scholar, Ethics for Classroom Evaluation and Research



In this issue, Finding and Applying for a Job, Statistics webinars (Intro to Reproducible Research, Exploratory Data Analysis), Communicating Research Findings With Brevity and Concision, Presenting as a Scholar, Ethics for Classroom Evaluation and Research, Career Fair, and more.

Registration Open

Finding and Applying for a Job
Online | Wednesday, Oct 5 | 1 – 2 pm


Fundamentals of Statistics I: Exploratory Data Analysis
Online | Monday, Sep 26 | 10 am – 12 pm


Seats available

Exploring career options for students in course-based programs
Online | Tuesday, Sep 27 | 5 – 6 pm Register

Intro to Reproducible Research and its Pitfalls
Join the Applied Statistics and Data Science Group at UBC Statistics for this new free webinar series designed to help you to improve the efficiency of your research and the reliability of its findings.
Online | Wednesday, Sep 28 | 10 am – 12 pm Register

Research as a Book – Academic Book Publishing 101
In-person and online | Wednesday, Sep 28 | 2 – 3:30 pm Register

Events and Opportunities

A selection of upcoming events are highlighted below.  Visit  community.grad.ubc.ca and grad.ubc.ca/current-students/professional-development for our full events calendar.


Simons Award for Student Research in Nuclear Disarmament and Global Security
For students intending to undertake research on topics broadly related to nuclear disarmament, including nuclear energy, and global security | $1500 award
Apply by Oct 7 Learn more.


Graduate and Professional Schools Fair 2022
Open to those interested in pursuing additional professional or post-graduate degrees
In-person | Wednesday, Sep 28 | 11 am – 3 pm
Check out the full details and list of exhibitors.

UBC Career Fair 2022
In-person | Thursday, Oct 6 | 11 am – 4 pm
54 of the 72 participating organizations have indicated wanting to meet advanced degree students and alumni. Check out the full details and list of exhibitors. Registration recommended to access employer information.

Employer On-Campus Info Session: Analysis Group
In-person | Tuesday, Oct 4 | 5:30 – 6:30 pm | For masters students in Economics, Finance, Statistics, Epidemiology, Biostats, Public Health, or related. Learn more

Employer Virtual Info Session: Geotab
Online | Wednesday, Oct 5 | 12 – 1 pm Learn more


2021 Census Webinar Series: Indigenous Peoples and Housing
Statistics Canada event | Online | Wednesday, Sep 28 | 1 – 2:30 pm Register


Classroom Evaluation and Research: Do I Need Ethics Approval?
For students, faculty and staff in instructional positions
Online | Tuesday, Oct 4 | 10 – 11:30 am Register


Abstracts: Communicating Research Findings With Brevity and Concision
In-person and online | Wednesday, Oct 5 | 10 – 11:30 am Register

Academic Oral Presentations: Presenting as a Scholar
In-person and online | Thursday, Oct 6 | 11 am – 12:30 pm Register

Learn about research from the Sustainability Scholars program!


Sep 29: Research to Action: Advancing Urban Sustainability 2022 

Enjoy an afternoon of engaged discussion on a diverse range of research projects produced by UBC graduate students at this conference on applied urban sustainability research completed through the Sustainability Hub’s Scholars program.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/research-to-action-advancing-urban-sustainability-2022-tickets-416310214057

Please don’t hesitate to connect with any questions or feedback and thanks so much for your consideration,



Natalie Hawryshkewich (She, Her, Hers)
Communication and Engagement Specialist
Sustainability Hub
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability 2260 West Mall, 2nd Floor | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4
Phone 604 827 2606
https://sustain.ubc.ca/hub | http://climateemergency.ubc.ca/

The UBC Vancouver campus is situated within the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam).