BC Public Service career opportunity – Team Lead, Land Use Planning


I have attached a current career opportunity with the Ministry of Agriculture Food and Fisheries I am hoping you can distribute to alumni. Closes to applications on May 27-2021. Please let me know if you need any further information.

76557 Online Ad Copy – Team Lead, Land Use Planning

Thank you


Jenn Arkinstall, Marketing Coordinator

100-940 Blanshard St. Victoria BC V8W3E6
Marketing and Talent Strategies | BC Public Service Agency

Telephone : 778-698-1300

Learn about parallel programming in Julia – UBC Library


In this webinar, we will start with a quick review of Julia’s multi-threading features, but focus primarily on distributed standard library and its seemingly bewildering array of tools. This is part of our WestGrid advanced-computing workshop series.

Parallel programming in Julia

Thursday, May 13

2 to 3:30 p.m.

Upcoming highlights

Mendeley, ProQuest RefWorks, Zotero

Need help picking the right citation tool?

Learn from fellow grad student experts who are using these tools for their own research.


Choose the right citation management tool for your research

Thursday, May 20
12 to 1:30 p.m.

Open UBC

Be part of something MUCH bigger

Open your research to the world:


Moving your Open Educational Resource project forward

Thurs, May 13 @ 11 a.m.


Copyright and licensing for Open Educational Resources

Wed, May 19 @ 11 a.m.


Pedagogical and professional reasons to adopt Open Educational Resources (OER) Fri, May 21 @ 10 a.m.


More Open UBC workshops

Pixellating Project Showcase
Mendeley, ProQuest RefWorks, Zotero

Qualitative data analysis can actually be easy with just intro skills to the software. All welcome!


NVivo part 1: getting started with NVivo

Monday, May 10

4 to 6 p.m.

View the full calendar

Browse all our offerings, to help optimize your research, by following the link below.

Thesis formatting


Finding the data: race and ethnicity

Tuesday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Digital scholarship

Emerging research in Asian studies

Celebrate student research: games in Asia

Tuesday, May 18 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Systematic & Scoping Reviews

Getting started and structured searching

Wednesday, May 12 from 1 to 2:45 p.m.

Translating database searches and finding grey literature

Wednesday, May 19 from 1 to 2:45 p.m.

Writing (Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication)

Book a one-on-one consultation

For subjects such as:

▸ NVivo, R

▸ GitHub, Docker, UNIX


▸ Citation management, thesis formatting

+ lots more

Workshop materials

Self-directed learning resources for:

▸ Core skills – such as APIs and GitHub

▸ Data analysis and management

▸ Geographic information systems (GIS)

▸ Thesis formatting
…just to name a few

BC Public Service Career Opportunity – Crop Risk Specialist


Please post the attached career opportunity for a Crop Risk Specialist. Close date is May 21, 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

Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Victoria

Crop Risk Specialist

$68,008.54 – $85,592.73 annually


This position is also posted as a STO 27 under REQ 76597.

A great opportunity to take the next step in your career

The Business Risk Management Branch provides agricultural risk management services to help farmers and farm organizations proactively manage uncertainty through production insurance, income stabilization and wildlife damage compensation programs. These programs are funded through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership Agreement between the provinces and Canada.

As the Crop Risk Specialist, you will work independently within the terms, objectives, plans, policies and procedures of the Provincial and Federal Governments, the Ministry and the scientific principles and practices of agronomy and horticulture to analyze current and new agronomic practices and test pilot projects for the high profile production insurance and risk management programs. You will also be providing professional, technical expertise, correlation and standards experience, and guidance for production insurance product design, development, testing, delivery, and maintenance.

Qualifications for this role include: 

  • Degree in the Information technology or Information Management, or Business Administration or related field and 2 years directly related experience; or
  • Diploma in a directly related field and 3 years related experience; or
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Business or Economics; AND
  • 5 years’ experience in agriculture industry analysis with a focus on financial and/or production parameters for commodities common to B.C.; OR
  • Master’s degree in Agriculture, Business or Economics; AND
  • 3 years’ experience in agriculture industry analysis with a focus on financial and/or production parameters for commodities common to B.C.; OR
  • Secondary school graduation or equivalent or a Diploma in Agriculture, Business or Economics; AND
  • 7 years’ experience in agriculture industry analysis with a focus on financial and/or production parameters for commodities common to B.C.
  • Registered as a Professional Agrologist, or immediately eligible* for registration as a Professional Agrologist, with the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists.
  • * Note:  immediately eligible is defined as being registered as a professional Agrologist in another Canadian jurisdiction and able to transfer that membership to the BCIA.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to have the BCIA review their qualifications to ensure they have the necessary requirements for registration.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in the discipline of agronomy or related to primary agriculture production.
  • Minimum of two (2) years recent experience supervising technical and/or administrative staff (within the last 10 years).

For more information and to apply online by May 21, 2021, please go to: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/76596

GradUpdate – Communicating your Value, Small Talk IQ, Roadmaps to Careers (Gov’t, Consulting, Public Sector, Life Sciences), Thesis Formatting, Career Stories with Indigenous Professionals, and more.



In this issue, Communicating your Value, Small Talk IQ, Roadmaps to Careers (Gov’t, Consulting, Public Sector, Life Sciences), Thesis Formatting, Career Stories with Indigenous Professionals, and more.

Registration now open

Spring Career Symposium
For Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
Tuesday, May 11 | Building Clarity and Confidence

  • 12:30-2:00 PM: Communicating Your Value in a Way that Works
  • 2:15-3:45 PM: Panic to Power: Make Stress Work for You
  • 4:00-5:15 PM: Small Talk IQ

Wednesday, May 12 | Roadmap to Careers | Concurrent Panels

  • 1:00-2:30 PM: Life Sciences Industry | Government
  • 3:00-4:30 PM: Consulting | Public Sector

Info, RSVP May 11

Info, RSVP May 12, panelist info now available

Seats still available

Roadmap to Resilience in Graduate School and Beyond
Wednesday, May 5 | 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Decrease your stress levels and optimize your well-being as you pursue academic success and your career aspirations
Join us

Additional Events and Opportunities

The following highlights some upcoming events. Please find more on community.grad.ubc.ca and grad.ubc.ca/current-students/professional-development


Your Success Ensures Our Success and Our Success Ensures Your Success: Supporting Indigenous Community-Led Research Projects and Curriculum Design
IBPOC Voices Speaker Series | Friday, May 7 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM Register

Systematic & Scoping Review: Getting Started and Structured Searching ONLINE
Wednesday, May 12 | 1:00 – 2:45 PM Register

Hua Ki’i: A Prototype for Developing Ethical Indigenous AI panel
CAIDA and Language Sciences Talks | Thursday, May 13 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM Register

Dissertations and Theses Formatting: Strategies For Successful Submission
Thursday, May 13 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM Register

Research Abroad and COVID-19
Monday, May 17 | 5:30 – 6:30 PM or Tuesday, May 18 | 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Register


Summer instructor role with the Ch’nook Indigenous Business Education Centre
Apply by May 6 Learn more

Career Stories with Indigenous Professionals
Community Connection Series | Thursday, May 13 | 3:30 – 5:00 PM Learn more


Modeling Polyrhythmic Experience: An Introduction to Music Research in the Digital Era
Pixallating | monthly Digital Humanities Mixer | Friday, May 14 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM Learn more


Apply now to be a Financial Wellness Peer
4 – 5 hrs/week | 2021-22 academic year Learn more


NVivo part 1: getting started with NVivo
Monday, May 10 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM Learn more

Finding the data: Race and Ethnicity
Tuesday, May 11 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Learn more

WestGrid advanced-computing workshop series: Parallel programming in Julia
Thursday, May 13 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM Learn more


Moving Your Open Educational Resource Project Forward
Thursday, May 13 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Register

Teaching and Learning Innovation Panel
Monday, May 17 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM Register
This event is part of Celebrate Learning Week, see all events here.

LFS Graduate Peer-to-Peer (GP2P) Program – 2021S


Attention:  All currently registered LFS research-based graduate students

This month, 9 new research-based graduate students will be starting their programs in LFS.  They have been invited to an orientation on May 11th;  we’re excited to meet with our new incoming students and give them an introduction to our Faculty.

An important aspect of the student experience is the connections made with other graduate students within and outside of their own program.  Peer support is invaluable and can have an impact on a student’s success.   Establishing connections for our incoming students this year will be challenging as many of them won’t be here physically.

Last September, we started a mentor/coach peer program that matched new incoming students with current, senior graduate students.   Interested LFS graduate students were asked to reach out to at least one incoming student on a sign-up sheet.  The feedback from new students was very positive.  They appreciated the opportunity to connect with current LFS graduate students and found the contact very beneficial.

We want to keep this informal for this year, but we hope to consult with the LFS Grad Student Council and LFS Faculty to get their input on where this program could go in the future.  For this year, we just want to make sure we do whatever we can to let our new incoming students feel as welcomed and supported as possible.

If you would be interested in participating in this program, please reply by Thursday, May 6th.

Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you, in advance, for your participation.


Shelley Small
Administrative Manager, Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Room 293 MacMillan Building
2357 Main Mall Vancouver BC  V6T 1Z4
Phone:  604-822-4593       Fax:  604-822-4400
lfs.gradmgr@ubc.ca          www.landfood.ubc.ca