Thesis Defense – PhD – SOIL


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

Sean Patrick KEARNEY 

“Integrating field and remote sensing approaches to evaluate ecosystem services from agriculture in smallholder landscapes”

Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 12:30 pm
Room 207, Anthropology and Sociology Building

6303 Northwest Marine Drive

Latecomers will not be admitted



Prof Maged Senbel (Planning)

Supervisory Committee:
Prof Sean Smukler, Research Supervisor (Soil Science)
Prof Kai Chan (Resources, Environment and Sustainability)

University Examiners:
Prof Sarah Gergel (Forestry)
Prof Jeanine Rhemtulla (Forestry)

Everyone is welcome!

Asst. Prof. position – Pedology, Genesis & soil classification (Université Laval)


Attached is an announcement (in French) for a tenure track assistant professor position in Pedology, Genesis and soil classification at Laval University in Quebec (Department of soils and agrifood engineering). We’d appreciate it if you would post this position announcement on your career web site or distribute to those who may be interested.

PUBLICITÉ DU POSTE- Pédologie genèse et classification des sols


Nadine Lemay

for Antoine Karam


Prof. Dr. Antoine Karam

Professeur titulaire

Directeur du Département des sols et de génie agroalimentaire

Directeur des programmes de maîtrise et de doctorat en sols et environnement

FSAA, Pavillon Paul-Comtois

2425, rue de l’Agriculture

Université Laval Québec (Québec)


Community meeting


Prof. Santa Ono to Present at Next Community Meeting, June 5th

We are delighted to welcome Prof. Santa Ono to our next Community Meeting on Monday, June 5th. Prof. Ono will be discussing UBC’s strategic plan and answering questions. There will be an open mic or you can send your questions for Prof. Ono in advance to by May 31st.

Monday, June 5th, 2017
FNH 60
RSVP: by May 31st. Pizza lunch will be provided. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.

Waitlist Registration Now OPEN for July 9, 10, 16 and July 17, 18, 20 2017 Grad ISWs


Waitlist registration is now open for the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) July 9, 10, 16 and July 17, 18 20 2017.  The ISW is an internationally recognized program and students receive transcript notation for their participation. In addition, graduate students in STEM departments are eligible to become CIRTL associates upon completion of the workshop.   The ISW is a 3-day intensive workshop that develops participant’s teaching skills and confidence.  It is appropriate for first time teachers or those with years of experience.  Join the thousands of students who have taken this workshop.

 Grad ISW FAQs

Grad ISW_registration_process

IMPORTANT: The workshop runs from 8:15am-5:00pm. Please note you must be able to attend all three days, i.e. the entire 24-hour workshop.  Please find attached the policy for registering in an ISW and an FAQ sheet.  

This workshop is always in high demand. To register for the July 9, 10, 16 2017 ISW , please go to the following link and sign-up:  To register for the July 17, 18, 20 2017 ISW, please go to the following link and sign-up: Waitlist registration will close on Friday at 4:30pm. By clicking this link, you can register for the waitlist, however this does not register you for the workshop. If you are accepted into the workshop, you will be contacted directly by our office. 

Please let me know if you have any questions. 


Elissa Morris 
Events Assistant | Centre for Teaching Learning and Technology
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver
214-1961 East Mall, Vancouver BC, V6T 1Z1 Canada
Phone 604 827 4871| | @UBC_CTLT

Postdoc position open


I am currently recruiting a post-doctoral research associate to facilitate our nutrition project for Starch Chemistry and Health Program in Bi-State School of Food Science, a joint program of the University of Idaho and Washington State University. 

A student with biochemistry, enzymology, and molecular biology training is preferred.


The position is opening now. Please see the attached flyer for full descriptions and information on how to apply.  Please kindly share with your colleagues. Thanks a lot for your help. ‘

postdoc flyer_0529 

All the best,



(Amy) Hui-Mei Lin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor | Bi-State School of Food Science |University of Idaho & Washington State University


Agricultural  Science Bldg 118 | University of Idaho

875 Perimeter Dr. MS2312 | Moscow, ID 83844-2312

Tel: 208-885-4661