Job posting – Plant


Head of Laboratory Needed 

Head of Laboratory is needed for a new analytical company based in Vancouver, BC.

This is a unique opportunity to grow with our company as we emerge from a new and exciting

industry in Canada.

The Head of Laboratory will be responsible for running, troubleshooting and analyzing samples

with a GC, HPLC and/or ICP system; writing and reviewing standard operating procedures

(SOPs); and performing laboratory procedures including sampling, chromatographic and

material assays.



• Master’s or PhD in Plant Science, Analytical Chemistry or a related field.

• Experience with creating statistical methods of data analysis.

• Experience with the following instrumentation: HPLC, GCMS, LC-MS/MS, GC-MS/MS,


• Experience with method development and optimization.

• Experience with instrument maintenance and trouble-shooting.


To apply: Send resume and cover letter in PDF format to

Win up to $75 in bookstore gift cards! – KIN 465 Research Project & SEEDS Sustainability Program


Want to win up to $75 in bookstore gift cards? Keep reading!

Eligibility: are you a student who self-identifies as female, and Chinese (including Hong Kong and Macao) and/or Taiwanese?

KIN 465: Interculturalism, Health & Physical Activity, in collaboration with UBC’s Physical Activity office through the SEEDS Sustainability Program are researching the facilitators and barriers to physical activity for students who self-identify as Chinese (including Hong Kong and Macau), and/or Taiwanese.  

Three student project teams are taking on this research by have three different focused approaches. The results of this research will inform UBC how to improve their offerings of recreation events to better encourage physical exercise.

How to participate:

  • For each of the project focuses that you sign up and participate in, you are entered into a draw to win $25 bookstore gift card!
  • If you choose to participate in all three projects, you can win up to $75 worth of bookstore gift cards!
  • Check out the project focus below and find sign-up links to the different projects!

Project Focuses & Sign-Up Links

1. Environmental, Situational & Communications Barriers
Do you ever feel like you want to exercise but simply have no time? Have you skipped out on exercise sessions because you had too much academic work to complete? Our focus group will provide participants the opportunity to share personal recommendations for improving physical activity participation at UBC. The focus group will take place on either November 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 6th.

To sign up for the focus group, please complete this quick 1 minute eligibility survey:

Please feel free to email if you have any questions!

2. Cultural, Gender-based and Social Barriers

In collaboration with UBC SEEDS, the purpose of our project is to explore and understand the perceived cultural, gender-based, and social barriers to physical activity for UBC students self-identifying as female and Chinese (including Taiwanese, Hong Kong and Macao).  The students’ experiences, ideas, and values will be collected through a focus group session that will last approximately 1.5 hours.

Register to participate: 

3. Time Mapping

It has been found that female Asian students are currently underrepresented in recreational participation and physical activity at UBC. This project will be investigating time-related barriers to physical activity faced by self-identified female Chinese undergraduate students at UBC. If eligible, please complete the following and you will be entered into a draw to win $25!

  • an excel sheet for your weekly activities
  • a short survey

Instructions and Excel:

Survey Link:

If you have any questions please email

Sally Lin

Project Coordinator, SEEDS Sustainability Program

Campus and Community Planning | Community Development
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
Cell 778 388 5366 |

CFREE Invites You to Fireside Chat this Friday – Dr. Catherine Kling (Iowa State University)


Hello Everyone,

The Centre for Food, Resource and Environmental Economics (CFREE) invites you to a Fireside Chat this Friday, featuring Dr. Catherine Kling from Iowa State University. 

Centre for Food, Resource and Environmental Economics (CFREE) Fireside Chat

Speaker: Dr. Catherine Kling (Iowa State University)

Topic: Agriculture: Bad for Water?

Date & Time: Friday, October 19, 2:30 – 3:30pm

Venue: MCML 350 

All are welcome! 

Best regards,


Shristee Rahman  MFRE
Educational Researcher
Land and Food Systems | Master of Food and Resource Economics
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
348A-2357 Main Mall | Vancouver British Columbia | V6T 1Z4 Canada

Job Opportunity at the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems


Research Associate- Economist

The Institute for Sustainable Food Systems (ISFS) is seeking applications for a one-year Research Associate position focused on food system economics. The research associate will collaborate with other ISFS research associates to develop research methodology and analyze data on the economic impacts of local/regional food systems, such as agricultural land protection, household food consumption, farm income etc. Please see the attached form position details and how to apply. 

Position Overview

·        35 hours/week for one year, with opportunity to renew on an ongoing annual basis dependent on performance and funding

·        Application Nov. 9th, 2018

·        Position start date: January 2nd, 2019

·        Position end date: December 31st, 2019

ISFS_Job Posting Research Economist

Liu Institute Network for Africa


Liu Institute Network for Africa- Call for Members 

Africa is tackling various global issues, including peace and security, human rights, health, sustainable development, climate change, big data and many more. Stakeholders within and outside Africa continue to discuss and shape this transformation through diverse platforms. 

Liu Institute Network for Africa (LINA) has been formed to be a diasporic, scholarly platform, operating from UBC that contributes to issues from a multidisciplinary perspective. We aim to create an active forum for research on global issues as applicable to Africa and the rest of the world. Relevant activities will include facilitated dialogues (conferences, workshops, seminars, etc.) and writing (working papers, periodic volumes, etc.). We hope this initiative will contribute to shaping Africa’s transformation through high-impact academic and community research that has policy significance. 

Current members are from academic units across UBC, but there is room for more. Membership is open to both African and non-African graduate students, post-graduate and post-doctoral fellows, and faculty members with research interests that align with our aim. 

To be a member, please send your (1) name, (2) field, (3) affiliation (student or faculty, and the department) and (4) primary contact email to Tebby ( and/or Temi (  

The deadline for responding to this call is Wednesday 31 October 2018 (for planning purposes). We will send a welcome email to all members in November, and the first general meeting is tentatively planned for December 2018. 


Temi Onifade and Tebogo T. Leepile