SFU-UBC Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium: Call for Proposals


The first SFU-UBC Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium is seeking graduate students whose research reflects the symposium theme: “Hands Back, Hands Forward – Indigenizing the Academy through Relationships.”

The theme aims to explore concepts, practices, innovations and challenges in making academia more respectful and responsive to indigenous knowledge systems, communities and learners.

The symposium, to be held March 7, is open to both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students.

The deadline for proposed submissions is Jan. 19, 2015 to grad.sage@ubc.ca.

See attached poster for details: http://www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/students/indigenous/Indigenous%20GS%20Symposium%20Poster%202015.pdf

Agricultural Institute of Canada Foundation Karl C. Ivarson Agricultural Scholarship Deadline for Application – October 31, 2014


The Agricultural Institute of Canada Foundation invites applications for The Karl C. Ivarson Agricultural Scholarship.

This scholarship is open to agricultural science students from the province of Alberta. Students may be enrolled in any post-secondary institution within or outside the province of Alberta. In 2014, two awards will be granted:

  • $8,000 Masters level (1)
  • $13,000 PhD level (1)

Candidates must hold Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residence status in Canada and be enrolled in their graduate program for at least one semester beyond the application deadline.

Deadline for applications is October 31, 2014

Scholarships are awarded on the following basis, but not necessarily placed in order of importance:

  1. Academic achievement
  2. Areas of study
  3. Leadership
  4. Career interests
  5. Letters of recommendation

This scholarship was created by Dr. Karl C. Ivarson through a gift to the Agricultural Institute of Canada Foundation and is administered by the Foundation. 2014 Application Guidelines and Application Form can be found at http://www.aic.ca/foundation/Ivarson_Agr.cfm

LFS TA Orientation Day


You are invited to the LFS TA Training Orientation! This event is for new and returning TAs for both Term 1 and Term 2.

If you will be TAing in LFS in any capacity in the 2014/2015 year, the Faculty STRONGLY encourages your attendance. The Orientation Day will also include an informational session run by the TA Union, CUPE 2278, which is mandatory for all UBC teaching assistants.

At the orientation, you will become familiar with:

  • Resources on campus that can be used to build your teaching skills
  • Key people and policies relevant to the TA role
  • The expectations of you as a TA and what you can expect in your position
  • How to best manage or respond to potential challenging classroom situations
  • Strategies for working in a multidisciplinary courses that are group work focused

Date: Tuesday September 9th
and Coffee: 9:30 am
Sessions: 10am – 3:30pm
Where: AGORA CAFE, MacMillan Building (2357 Main Mall)

**Free morning coffee, lunch, and midafternoon refreshments provided.

Register here before Tuesday September 2nd at midnight, for planning and catering purposes.

If you have any questions or are unable to attend, please email schrod10@mail.ubc.ca.

Special TerreWEB Seminar: Klaudia Ziemblińska



Klaudia Ziemblińska

Visiting TerreWEB Intern – Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poznan, POLAND

Will present a Seminar

Tuesday, August 12th at 11:00 A.M.

“Impacts of Climate Change on Forest Ecosystems: Are Forests Always Carbon Sinks?”

She will focus her presentation on “ extreme climatic events”.


P.S. Cookies will be served!

Genomics and Feeding the Future


Genome Canada is seeking proposals for large-scale research projects that focus on the application of genomics in the agri-food and fisheries/aquaculture sectors to address challenges and opportunities related to global food safety, security and sustainable production, and thereby contribute to the Canadian bioeconomy and well-being of Canadians.

Applicants must demonstrate how their proposal holds a high potential for attaining concrete deliverables by the end of the funding period. Proposals that make a strong case that those deliverables will be subsequently translated into significant social and/or economic benefits within as short a time-frame as possible after the end of the project are particularly encouraged, taking into consideration what is reasonable for the different research areas in these sectors.

Visit the Genome BC website to learn more. Registrations must be received by Genome BC no later than August 11, 2014.

Further questions can be directed to:
Alison Dendoff
Coordinator, New Programs
Email: adendoff@genomebc.ca, Phone: 604-637-4381