Invitation to Genome BC’s Genomics Forum – RSVP required


15th Annual Genomics Forum 

The Genome Engineering Revolution: CRISPR and SynBio

Thursday, May 25th, 2017
8:30am to 4:30pm (TBC)


UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Building

2405 Wesbrook Mall, Room 1101
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

Genome BC is pleased to invite BC’s life sciences community to attend our 15th Annual Genomics Forum.  

This is your opportunity to learn more about the scope, scale and progress of genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics research in BC. This one-day scientific forum brings researchers and collaborators from all of BC’s life sciences sectors together to share information and discuss opportunities for future collaborations.  

There will be a blend of local, national and international speakers, panel discussions and audience engagement. 
 An  agenda is available here.



We strongly encourage your attendance as well as that of your team members (including grad students, post docs and project managers). This forum provides an opportunity to spark ideas, develop partnerships, and enhance current and future research collaborations.   


A light breakfast, coffee break and lunch will be provided. Registration for this free event is mandatory.


For up-to-date information, visit the event page at click here


Research Exchange 2017 Poster Competition


As part of the 15th Annual Genomics Forum, graduate students are invited to present their research poster to the life sciences community in BC. Hosted by Genome BC and the Student Biotech Network, the poster competition will feature an impressive display of graduate, post-doctoral and platform technology research posters in disciplines across the life sciences (not just genomics). Judges from across the life sciences sector will determine the top three presentations.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three posters.

Entries for the poster competition must be registered in advance. Complete info will be found on their website:


Dr. Catalina Lopez-Correa

Chief Scientific Officer & Vice President, Sectors

Genome British Columbia

Thesis Defense – PhD – AANB


UBC – Faculty of Land and Food Systems announces The Oral Examination for the Degree of



“Societal unease with modern agricultural production: the case of animal welfare” 

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 9:00 am

Room 350, HR MacMillan Building  

Latecomers will not be admitted

Robbins (Jesse) Programme



Prof Douglas Altshuler (Zoology)

Supervisory Committee:

Prof Marina von Keyerslingk, Supervisor (Applied Animal Biology)

Prof Daniel Weary (Applied Animal Biology)


University Examiners:

Prof Murray Isman (Plant Science)

Prof Daniel Steel (Population and Public Health)


Everyone is welcome!

Outdoor Environmental Education courses | UBC Faculty of Education


Outdoor Environmental Education courses that are being offered this summer, at the Faculty of Education that may be of interest to your students:



Facilitate exceptional outdoor learning experiences 

·       EDCP 323 93A | May 8 ­ June 18

·       EDCP 323 96A | July 4 ­ 21



Design, facilitation, and evaluation of OEE curriculum 

·       EDCP 423 96A | July 17 ­ August 4 

Where appropriate, would you be able to inform faculty, staff and students of the Faculty of Land and Food Systems who may be interested in incorporating Outdoor Education into their program? There¹s some text below that could be shared with student listservs. 

Thanks very much,


Heather McGregor
Professional Development & Community Engagement

Faculty of Education

The University of British Columbia

 1304 ­ 2125 Main Mall | Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4


 UBC Outdoor Environmental Education (OEE) courses support educators to facilitate outdoor learning experiences that enhance student personal knowledge and connections to the natural world. Both of these courses are applicable towards the UBC Diploma in Education ­ Outdoor Environmental Education program.


Facilitate exceptional outdoor learning experiences.

EDCP 323 93A | May 8 to June 18

EDCP 323 96A | July 4-21

This course provides a practical and experiential introduction to the history, methodology, planning, and assessment of local outdoor and experiential learning opportunities.  During this course, students learn basic elements around planning, teaching, and assessing safe and pedagogical OEE learning experiences, including field and over-night outings;

 ·       The overnight trip to Deas Island is mandatory for all students.



Design, facilitation, and evaluation of OEE curriculum.

EDCP 423 | July 17 ­ August 4

 The EDCP 423 course builds on core competencies introduced in EDCP 323 to further develop and explore the creation, implementation, and evaluation of OEE experiences. Particular emphasis is placed on curricular integration and local realizations for formal and non-formal learning environments. Students develop awareness and understanding of a range of skills and processes related to design, facilitation, and evaluation of OEE programming and curriculum. A variety of outdoor experiences will be explored, including an overnight out-trip. Further course details, required fees, and specific information regarding the out-trip will be provided by the instructor.

 ·       The overnight trip to Deas Island is mandatory for all students.

UBC Farm | Indigenous Garden | Summer Student Internship


Call for Summer Interns 

Summer Student Internship 2017_Indigenous Garden_UBC Farm 

Warm regards, Wilson 

Wilson Mendes

Garden Coordinator

Xwc̓ic̓əsəm: Indigenous Health Research & Education Garden Indigenous Research Partnership | Faculty of Land and Food Systems xʷməθkʷəy̓əm | Unceded Musqueam Territory The University of British Columbia | Point Grey

2357 Main Mall | Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4

NEW Agronomy Faculty Position – Univ. of Guelph, Dept of Plant Agriculture – Specializing in Northern/Eastern Ontario Agronomy


The Department of Plant Agriculture at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada is seeking applicants for a NEW tenure-track Assistant Professor Position specializing in Eastern and Northern Ontario Agronomy.  We would appreciate your assistance in making potential candidates aware of this opportunity.  The position is located centrally at the University’s main campus in Guelph, (located one hour west of Toronto) and will make use of significant existing agronomy and cropping systems research infrastructure at the University’s Northern & Eastern Ontario research stations  (New Liskeard and Emo in the north, Winchester in the east).  Please forward this news throughout your department, institution and contact networks as well as directly to any qualified individuals you feel might be strong candidates. 

 Ad-Agronomy Prof-Plant Ag,Univ of Guelph-Final

CLICK HERE for the position posting and application instructions or refer to the PDF attachment.

General inquiries relating to this search can be sent to: 

Thank you, 

Jen Kingswell, Administrative Assistant

on behalf of Dr. Hugh Earl

Associate Professor, Crop Physiology

Chair, Department of Plant Agriculture

University of Guelph

Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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