BC Public Service Career Opportunity – Range Agrologist


Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

There is currently one (1) temporary opportunity available until May 30, 2022.

Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.

Range Agrologist

$61,182.54 – $77,067.27 annually

 Make a difference in this rewarding career opportunity

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is responsible for the stewardship of provincial Crown land and ensures the sustainable management of forest, wildlife, water, and other land-based resources. The Ministry works with Indigenous and rural communities to strengthen and diversify their economies.

As the Range Agrologist, you will be an expert for the District’s Range Program.  Some of the key range activities will include: operational planning, inventory (plant species composition, forage productivity and usability, livestock limiting factors, range use levels and stocking rates), range tenure administration (grazing and hay cutting, grazing leases), range developments and practices, effectiveness evaluations, and ecosystem restoration.  If you’re ready to take on a new and exciting challenge, we encourage you to apply.

Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it-9laHaKyc&feature=youtu.be.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive, and rewarding workplace.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree (or higher) in range management, plant ecology, natural resource management science or agriculture or a related field that includes range science.
  • Registered or immediately eligible for registration as a Professional Agrologist with the BC Institute of Agrologists. *

    *Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification – Articling Agrologists will be considered if they are eligible to be designated as a Professional Agrologist within 24 months with the BC Institute of Agrologists.

For more information and to apply online by May 20, 2021, please go to: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/76382

Please post the attached career opportunity for a Range Agrologist. Close date is May 20, 2021.

Please let me know if you have any questions.



Derek Hockley, Marketing & Communications Officer, Marketing and Talent Strategies

Human Resources Services and Solutions | BC Public Service Agency| 236-478-1253


Ask MyHRwww.gov.bc.ca/myhr/contact | 250-952-6000 | 1-877-277-0772

MS funding opportunity


Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is looking for a MS student for one of their projects. Would you please circulate this poster around in your faculty?


Li, Sheng

Research Scientist / Chercheur scientifique

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada / Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada

Telephone / Téléphone: 506-460-4467

Facsimile / Télécopieur: 506-460-4377

Fredericton Research and Development Centre

P.O. Box 20280, 850 Lincoln Road

Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada E3B 4Z7



Master of Science program on controlled traffic farming in fields under commercial potato production 

April 28th, 2021

We are seeking a highly motivated and talented candidate for a Master of Science degree program on controlled traffic farming (CTF) in potato production systems in Atlantic Canada.

Agricultural machinery is essential to modern agriculture. Over the past century, the size and weight of agricultural machinery and traffic intensity have increased substantially, leading to widespread soil compaction in agricultural fields, resulting in deteriorated soil health. One solution to this traffic-induced soil compaction is CTF, which limits in-field traffic to fixed permanent tracks so that the areas between these tracks can be traffic-free. However, the effects of CTF have not been tested on commercial potato fields. The MS student will join a diverse team of researchers under the McCain Foods’ Future of Farm initiative to examine the effects of CTF on soil physical and chemical properties, field hydrology and runoff water quality, crop growth and yield, and farm revenue. A paired field sites under commercial potato productions have been established in the province of New Brunswick in Canada and the MS student will take the lead on field experiment and data analysis as part of his/her thesis program.

Position description

  • The position is available immediately and will be open until filled
  • The position will be funded by the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and field work will be in New Brunswick
  • The candidate can be enrolled in any Universities in Canada of their choice, providing that the University supports such an arrangement
  • Stipend: 24k (in Canadian Dollars) per year plus benefits as applicable to Canadian federal government employees (health care and pension)


  • Holds a Bachelor degree in soil science, agricultural/biosystems engineering, agronomy, plant science, hydrology or a relevant area of agri-environmental science
  • Enrolment in MS program in a Canadian University
  • Fluent in English (spoken and writing) and excellent academic records
  • Field research experiences related to agriculture or environmental sciences are considered asset qualification
  • Willingness to work in both field and laboratory settings
  • Meet all other HR requirements applicable to hiring by AAFC


  • A letter of interest (maximum one page)
  • A resume describing qualifications and experience
  • Transcripts
  • Contact information for three references
  • Email to Dr. Li, Sheng (Li@Canada.ca)

Doctoral Students Well-being Study





Survey on doctoral student well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Doctoral students
  • Survey on psychosocial factors’ influence on doctoral student well-being during the pandemic
  • Opportunity to win up to $100 Amazon gift certificate
The Department of Psychology at McGill University is conducting a study on the role of social and departmental support in the physical and psychological well-being of doctoral students in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study is completed entirely over the Internet, requiring the completion of the same questionnaire at two different time points (~20-30 mins) in English.

All currently-enrolled doctoral students are eligible to participate in the study and can access the survey here.

Participants also have the chance to enter a draw to win up to $100 Amazon gift certificate. There will be a draw for one of twenty-five $50 Amazon e-gift certificates after each part of this study (a total of two draws), and the estimated odds of winning in each draw is 1 in 8.

This study has been approved by McGill’s Research Ethics Board for compliance with policies and guidelines involving the use of human participants in the research.
For questions and concerns about the study, please contact the Principal Investigator Samira Feizi or the Supervisor Dr. Frank Elgar.

For more info, please contact Samira Feizi or Dr. Frank Elgar.

REB Approval (University of British Columbia)

REB Approval (McGill University)


Thank you for your time and support.

Samira Feizi, Principal Investigator (PhD student)

Department of Psychology, McGill University samira.feizi@mcgill.ca

Dr. Frank Elgar (faculty supervisor, McGill University) frank.elgar@mcgill.ca

Summer registration – Reminder


This is friendly reminder about summer registration.

Research students: Please register for the Thesis course for BOTH terms ASAP and keep continuous registration throughout your program. If you have doubts, or problems registering, don’t hesitate to contact me. 

Professional students: make sure you are registered for the major project – please check with your academic advisor (Azita for MFS, Janelle for MFRE, Megan for MLWS).

MFS: mfs.degree@ubc.ca

MFRE: mfre.lfs@ubc.ca

MLWS: mlws.program@ubc.ca

Research Abroad and COVID-19 – Information Session for Graduate Students


My name is Mat Lyle and I’m the Safety Abroad Manager for UBC based at Go Global. In light of the further extension of university travel restrictions for students to December 31, I wanted to provide a bit of information about UBC’s Safety Abroad Policy, and about an information session we will be offering for Masters and PhD students who may have research plans that require travel outside of Canada.

When students are involved in a university activity requiring travel outside of Canada such as research, fieldwork or conference attendance, they have obligations under UBC’s Student Safety Abroad Policy (SC12). Students are required to have adequate travel medical insurance, to register their travel on the Safety Abroad Registry, to use the resources provided by UBC to support safe travel planning, and obtain High-Risk Authorization when travelling to a destination with Government of Canada travel advisory in place. At this time, all destinations require this authorization as a consequence of the pandemic.

Staff and faculty supporting student travel have a responsibility to inform students of their obligations pursuant to the Policy.

Kindly share this message with grad students about our upcoming session:

Research Abroad and COVID-19 – Information Session for Graduate Students

Date and time: May 17 at 5:30pm or May 18 at 11:15am (PDT, Vancouver time)

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many graduate students who need to do research outside of Canada have had their research delayed and academic progress disrupted. Attend this information session with UBC’s Student Safety Abroad Manager to learn more about current UBC student travel restrictions, the authorization process for academically-necessary travel, and safe travel resources available to you.

We also welcome staff and faculty supporting student researchers to attend as well.

Sign up here: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1FztP6HRUEvZzF4

See UBC’s Safety Abroad Website: https://safetyabroad.ubc.ca/

Contact: safety.abroad@ubc.ca

We welcome any questions or concerns that this may have raised for you or your students.

Best wishes,


Mathew Lyle

(Pronouns: he/him/his)

Manager, Student Safety Abroad
Global Engagement Advisor, Partnerships

Go Global: International Learning Programs | Office of the Vice-Provost, International
University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus

xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Territory

mathew.lyle@ubc.ca | safety.abroad@ubc.ca