4th SCWIST UBC Brown Bags


Do you love science and technology? Do you like discussing recent advances in science? Would you like to meet like minded people and network with them ?

The 4th Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) Brown Bags talk at The University of British Columbia will be on Tuesday (Feb 25th) from 12 to 1 PM at the Chan Gunn Pavilion (Room 200).

Our speaker this time is Yukiko Stranger-Galey, who is the Exhibits & Design Manager, Beaty Biodiversity Museum.

She will talk about Science Communication and her career path. Everyone is welcome.

Refreshments provided by SCWIST. Sign up to attend here. It’s free!!????  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/brown-bags-ubc-tickets-93967089093

Kind regards

Vaishnavi Sridhar

OBO SCWIST-UBC Brown Bags Organizing team

PRSSS Spring Workshop and AGM


The Pacific Regional Society of Soil Science (PRSSS) invites you to attend its annual Spring Workshop and AGM which will be held on March 7, 2020, at the University of the Fraser Valley – Abbotsford Campus. The theme of this year’s workshop is ‘Soils in the Field’, which is aimed at highlighting the need for highly trained soil scientists, not only in theory but also in the field. The workshop will feature several exciting talks from experts including a panel discussion on the demand for soil science education for students and professionals. This event is offered in partnership with the BCIA and after the event, there will be a Social.

There will also be a Student Poster Competition with cash prizes for the top 3 posters.

For more information and to register go to the event page on our website!

Please register by March 2nd!

We hope to see you at the workshop!

– The PRSSS Executive Committe

2020 Annual Plant Science Graduate Student Symposium – Last day to use promotional code to book your hotel


This is a friendly reminder about accommodation for the 2020 Annual Plant Science Graduate Student Symposium.

If you have not booked your hotel rooms yet, we have reserved a block at the Holiday Inn Express, just steps away from campus. Rooms must be reserved prior to February 12, 2010 to receive the discount. The promotional code “PSS” provides a discount from Thursday March 12-Sunday March 15, 2020. The discounted rate for two queen bedded rooms is CAD$139.00/night

Do not hesitate to contact me or any other U of S PSGSA member if you have any questions.

Berenice Romero, MSc. candidate
Office 4C26,
Department of Plant Sciences,
College of Agriculture and Bioresources,
University of Saskatchewan
Cell: (306) 227-8702

(Opportunity) Summer Interns – Juvenile Salmon Program – Deadline February 14, 2020


Summer Interns – Juvenile Salmon Program

The Hakai Institute Juvenile Salmon Program and the Pelagic Ecosystems Laboratory (UBC, Institute for the Oceans & Fisheries) are looking for two full time interns for their 2020 salmon field program. Interns will be based at Hakai Institute’s Quadra Island Research Station.

  • Intern 1: oceanographic and salmon sampling in the Discovery Islands, laboratory processing, and data management.
  • Intern 2: assisting an experiment on effects of climate change and suboptimal ocean conditions on wild out-migrating juvenile Pacific salmon. Work includes maintaining the experimental units, fish care, sampling, laboratory processing and data management.

Deadline: Applicant review will begin February 7th & will CLOSE on February 14th

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Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries

Faculty of Science, The University of British Columbia

xʷməθkʷəy̓əm  (Musqueam) Territory

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LFS Community Meeting


The next LFS Community Meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 18 in FNH 40. Come by starting at 11:45am for refreshments and socializing, with presentations beginning at 12:00pm.

11:45-12:00 Refreshments and socializing
12:00-12:15 Message from Dean Rickey Yada
12:15-12:35 Update on MacMillan Classrooms – Jodi Scott
12:35-12:55 UBC Travel Program – Services and Benefits for Faculty and Staff – Judith Fograscher

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