Dr. Karl C. Ivarson Scholarship – soil science grad students



Following, is an announcement for the Dr. Karl C. Ivarson Scholarship for graduate students in soil science and related studies (including environment, geology, agro-ecology, and other related disciplines).  This award is administered by the  Agricultural Institute of Canada Foundation (AICF).

Please post or circulate this announcement as appropriate.  As noted in the announcement, application guidelines and application form are available on the AICF website, www.aicfoundation.ca/ivarson-soils/.  Deadline for application is June 8, 2016. 

Thank you.

Frances Rodenburg
Agricultural Institute of Canada Foundation
300 Earl Grey Drive, Suite 233Ottawa, Ontario  K2T 1C1

Agricultural Institute of Canada Foundation
Dr. Karl C. Ivarson Scholarship
for graduate students in soil
and related sciences

Call For Applications

The Dr. Karl C. Ivarson Soil Sciences Scholarship provides financial support to a student entering the second or subsequent year of graduate studies in soil science (in the areas of agriculture, environment, geology, agro-ecology or other related disciplines) at a Canadian university. 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.

One scholarship of $1,750 will be offered in 2016.

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.       References

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.  2016 Application Guidelines and Application Form can be found at www.aicfoundation.ca/ivarson-soils/.

Deadline for Application – June 8, 2016

Agricultural Institute of Canada Foundation
300 Earl Grey Drive, Suite 233, Ottawa, Ontario K2T 1C1

   manager@aicfoundation.ca     |     www.aicfoundation.ca 


2015 Winter Session TA Health Rebate Cheques


The 2015 Winter Session TA health rebate cheques (in the amount of $118) are now ready for pick-up.

You can either pick-up your cheque in person or have someone pick it up for you provided they have a signed note from you authorizing them to pick up your cheque on your behalf.  Due to the number of cheques we receive, we are not able to mail them out.  All unclaimed cheques will be returned to the union office by the end of June 2016.

Fume Hood Shut Down


Fume Hood Shut Down

Plant Operations has proposed a fume hood shut down of MacMillan building for Tuesday, May 3rd from 5AM to 12PM. This will allow the contractor to inspect the roof. Please contact either Martin Hilmer (martin.hilmer@ubc.ca) or Sylvia Leung (Sylvia.leung@ubc.ca) if there are any difficulties with the proposed shut down.

Off Road Use of Faculty Vehicles


Off Road Use of Faculty Vehicles 

It has come to our attention that under carriage and wheel wells of the Dodge Cavalier were coated in a thick layer of mud.  This dried mud had to be removed by the garage mechanic prior to servicing the brakes.  As explained by the mechanic this type of misuse can affect the wheels themselves and the performance of the vehicle.  Our faculty vehicles are not off road type of units and while recognizing the need to use them for research purposes (i.e. field sampling, etc.) they are not designed to drive through farm fields or dirt based roads.  In the future please park the faculty vehicles in such areas as well maintained driveways or entrances to farm fields or on the shoulder of a road or highway where it is safe and visible while undertaking your research.