Job Posting: Process Technician

Enterra – Job Posting – Process Technician Sept 4, 2018

At Enterra, we believe we can change the world with our innovative insect farming technology. We grow

black soldier fly larvae, a beneficial insect species that is highly efficient at converting recycled food into sustainable nutrients for animals and plants. Our team is our most important asset, bringing innovative thinking, a can-do attitude, and a commitment to driving change.


We are currently looking for a full-time position, contract or permanent, as a process technician to join our growing team and contribute to the safe and reliable operation of our production facility in Langley, BC. The position can be either contract until June 30, 2019 or permanent with a relocation to Calgary, AB in early 2019.


What Enterra offers you:

  • Competitive wages (start at $18.00, plus $1.00 for afternoon shift)
  • Excellent benefits plan
  • Participation in annual bonus program
  • Significant opportunity for growth
  • A job you can feel good about!


Responsibilities include:

  • Strict adherence to health and safety policies
  • Insect rearing using our proprietary technology and equipment
  • Accurate reporting and data collection



  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel for data entry and tracking
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Post-secondary education an asset
  • Occasionally, to lift loads of up to 20kg


Interested? Please send your resume and a cover letter to For more

information about Enterra and our technology please visit

Let’s Talk Science events


To kick-off Back-to-School, we have a great line of exciting Let’s Talk Science events to be a part of this month!


Living Space Action Project – URGENT NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS

As space exploration evolves into long distance space travel, the impact of such travel on humanity is becoming more important! Let’s Talk Science has developed the Living Space Action Project to bring space down to earth and show the next generation of youth topics related to space! We are looking for volunteers to help with a teacher training program to help teachers develop skills to educate their students on programming and other space-related topics! Details below!

Opportunity 1 – A teacher professional development session using MicroBits from September 12 1p.m – 4p.m. The activity will be delivered by staff but 3-5 volunteers would be great to help teachers with activities. A description of the session can be found here: style=”color:rgb(34,34,34)”>. The session is geared towards teachers who want to include Let’s Talk Science’s new Action Project (that’s what we are calling “citizen science” projects): Living Space in their classroom (more information about the Action project can be found here:

Opportunity 2 – A reception for funders and guests from September 12 4p.m.- 8p.m. The volunteers would be in charge of booth activities that include Micro:Bits (see attached activity), Virtual reality headsets(see description and videos her: style=”color:rgb(34,34,34)”>) and other coding activities.

Interested Volunteers, sign up at here or contact Evelyn( for more information.


Vancouver Public Library Booth

The Vancouver Public Library will be hosting two amazing speakers on Sept 17 to talk about the science of beer making and the science behind Captain America. To follow these amazing speakers, Let’s Talk Science will be hosting a booth at the library to engage children and families in hands-on activities like candy DNA and DIY slime.

When: Sept 17, 2018 3:00pm-6:30pm

Where: Vancouver Public Library

Who: Public

Sign up here:

Contact Evelyn at with any question.


CAGIS Workshop

CAGIS or the Canadian Association for Girls in Science is a non-profit association dedicated to promoting, educating and encouraging girls between ages of 7 to 16 to explore the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. They hold monthly chapter events at workplaces of science professionals to give the girls a “behind-the-scenes” look and hands-on experience with science. Let’s Talk Science will be hosting a workshop on the science of Rube Goldberg devices for these amazing girls, please sign up to volunteer.

When: Sept 22, 2018 10:15am-11:45am

Where: Renfrew Community Centre

Who: Girls ages 7-16

Sign up here:

Contact Evelyn at with any question.





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Thesis Defense – PhD – Christine Lynn Sumner


University of British Columbia – Faculty of Land and Food Systems


The Oral Examination for the Degree of


(Applied Animal Biology )



Promoting Farmer and Veterinarian Cooperation to Improve Dairy Calf Welfare


Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 9:00 AM
MCM 139, MacMillan, 2357 Main Mall, V6T 1Z4

Latecomers will not be admitted




Prof. Christopher B. McLeod (Population and Public Health)

Supervisory Committee:

Prof. Daniel Weary – Research Supervisor (Agroecology)

Prof. Marina Von Keyserlingk (Applied Animal Biology)

Prof. Hannah Wittman (Food, Nutrition & Health)

University Examiners:

Prof. Susan Cox (Population and Public Health)

Prof. Ronaldo Cerri (Biology)


Everyone is welcome





Win Tickets to the UBC Harvest Festival!


Win Tickets to the UBC Harvest Festival!

LFS is giving away two tickets to one Graduate student to attend this year’s Harvest Festival with a friend, on Thursday, September 20th! Simply enter your name here to win:

Nothing says “cozy” like a night of food, art and culture to bring in the fall season. This year marks the fifth year of Harvest Festival, an epic feast featuring fresh local food from the UBC Farm, followed by an evening of arts and culture programming. More information available here:

The contest is open to all graduate students at LFS, and the last day to enter is Wednesday, September 12th. The winner will be connected by email on September 13th.