Call for Proposals: Queen Elizabeth Scholars projects – LOI due 7 November


Canadian universities are invited to submit multi-year project proposals seeking funding of up to $500,000 CAD for projects that will support doctoral researchers, post-doctoral fellows and early career researchers from Canada and low and middle-income countries (LMICs). All scholars must be undertaking research in one of the following areas of focus: Agriculture and Food Security; Climate Change; Employment and Growth; Food, Environment, and Health; Foundations for Innovation; Governance and Justice; Maternal and Child Health; and Networked Economies. 

Teams wishing to be considered are to submit a letter of intent form and budget form to G+PS by 4:00pm on Monday 7 November 2016. From the teams who submitted a letter of intent, three to five will be invited to submit a full application to G+PS by 4:00pm on Monday 21 November 2016. One application will be submitted to the national competition for the Friday 25 November deadline. 

Given the extremely tight application timelines, to be successful proposals will need to build on existing collaborations and relationships with partner organizations in low and middle-income countries. If there are any researchers from your Faculties that you think may be a good fit for this opportunity, please pass this note along to them or let me know who they are and I can follow up with them directly. 

Further information about the Queen Elizabeth Scholars program can be found at: 

With thanks,


Brendan Morey
Director, Graduate Awards and Development | Office of the Dean | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
Phone 604 822 0976 | Fax 604 822 5802
170 – 6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z2 |

Competition announcement: Tri-Agency CGS M / Affiliated Fellowships (Master’s)


The Fall 2016 Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS M) application is available on the Tri-Agency Research Portal

The deadline across Canada for applications is 5pm Pacific Standard Time on Thursday, 1 December 2016. After this time, the Research Portal will close, and there will be no opportunity to re-open the application. This is the deadline for all application materials, including reference letters. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their references are submitted on time. Please note that when identifying UBC as your institution, the official name is “The University of British Columbia”.

Instructions for completing a CGSM application (including transcript requirements) are available online

The Fall 2016 Affiliated Fellowships Master’s-level competition runs in parallel to the Tri-Agency CGS M competition. The Affiliated Fellowships materials for Master’s-level funding have now been posted to the Graduate Awards website:

The deadline by which Affiliated Fellowship applications for Master’s-level funding must be submitted to the applicant’s UBC graduate program is Thursday, 1 December 2016 (same as the deadline for Tri-Agency CGS M applications).

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science (soils or restoration ecology)


 Could you please help us recruit some applicants for this exciting new position in Environmental Science at the University of Alberta? We are looking for candidates to be able to teach environmental science and either soil science or restoration ecology. Please forward this to recently-completed or soon-to-be-completed PhD students. Please see the link for more details. 


thanks very much, 


Glen T. Hvenegaard, PhD

Professor of Environmental Science and Geography

University of Alberta, Augustana Campus, Founders’ Hall 3-08

4901-46 Avenue, Camrose, Alberta T4V2R3

phone: 780-679-1574; fax: 780-679-1590



Before the flood – documentary


The International Forestry Students Association is hosting an Advanced screening of the new climate change documentary BEFORE THE FLOOD, followed by a panel discussion on the upcoming COP 22 negotiations.  

Trailer : Inline image 1 

Admission is free !  The event will be held on Wednesday October 26th from 5-7.30 pm roughly.  It will be held in The Hennings building room 201 the University of British Columbia. Light refreshments will be served before hand.  

The event is open to all students,faculty, staff and community members interested in learning more about the the climate change negotiations following the historic agreement in Paris last year ! We welcome your attendance and participation in the panel discussion. 

Khalil Walji , Msc, Integrated Studies of Land and Food Systems
Sustainable Agricultural Landscapes Laboratory
University of British Columbia | Faculty of Land and Food Systems
MCML 124, 2357 Main Mall, Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6T 1Z4
Cell: 778-989-9343 | Skype: khalilwaljiubc

Call for Papers – Pacific Fish Technologist’s Conference 2017


Call For Papers.  Pacific Fish Technologists Conference 2017

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CALL FOR PAPERS The PFT 2017 Conference Organizing Committee is working on an exciting program and invites offers of oral and poster presentations from members of the international seafood industry, supporting industries, supporting government agencies and the research community. Presentations are invited on any topics dealing with products, processes analyses and current affairs related to seafood. Example topics are given below:

  • Ethics & Seafood
  • Seafood Safety & Microbiology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Environmental issues
  • Fish Harvesting & Handling
  • Fish Culture and Husbandry
  • Tissue Biochemistry
  • Sustainability / Ecolabelling
  • Novel Byproducts
  • Health Benefits of Seafood
  • Value-added Products
  • Consumer and Sensory Science
  • Processing and Preservation Technologies
  • Aquaculture


  • Quality Methods
  • Fish Nutrition
  • Regulatory Issues

Please prepare an abstract for your presentation and submit this to Joanna Cheuk for consideration. Guidelines for preparing an abstract can be found here To ensure consideration for the PFT 2017 conference program, please submit your abstract as early as possible and no later than Fri 6th January 2017.  International submissions should be made well in advance of the conference to allow the needed time for acquiring a visa. Oral presentations In selecting abstracts for oral presentation, priority will be given to submissions that address the theme: “From bottom to top, ethics matter”. Poster presentations A  poster session will feature up to 40 posters. Binder clips will be used to hold the poster in place on a foam core easel board (40” wide x 32” high x 1/8” thick). Posters should be readable from a distance of 3 feet. Presenters will be expected to attend the full session in order to answer questions. Student Competition Six student paper competition awards are available to recognize the top three oral and top three poster presentations. If you qualify and would like to participate in the student competition, please state this in your abstract. Guidelines can be found here. Judging criteria for oral presentations can be found here and for poster presentations here.