Contract Opportunities for Students/Youth with Canadian Parks Collective project


Hi everyone,

I’m sharing the attached opportunities for students or youth (aged 15-30) from Oct. to Dec. 2021 and Jan. to Mar. 2022 funded in part by Project Learning Tree and Canada’s Green Jobs program for youth.

These contracts will contribute to the work of the Canadian Parks Collective for Innovation and Leadership (, specifically with a) participatory research on equity, diversity, and inclusion related to parks and protected areas science, research, and management in Canada, and b) resource curation for a community of park practitioners, community partners, researchers, and students through knowledge mobilization, online content, and support for leadership programs.

I would be grateful if you would distribute the opportunity among your students or recent graduates. The timeline is short so we can get projects started, but we can accept applicants until the positions are filled. And we have flexibility on the smaller contracts to make them equivalent to 10 hours per week so the workload is manageable for a student.

CPCIL Knowledge Gatherers Postings v3

I’m happy to field any questions you have as well.


Don Carruthers Den Hoed, PhD
Senior Fellow, Canadian Parks Collective for Innovation and Leadership
Research Associate, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability
University of British Columbia
Research Associate, Institute for Environmental Sustainability
& Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery
Mount Royal University
Pronouns: he/him
Time Zone: Pacific (UTC -7)

LFS Scholar Series resumes on Oct. 7 – Speaker topic: Fish Farm Impacts


*** message from Sean Smukler, Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies *** 

You’re invited to the Land and Food System (LFS) Scholar Series – Oct. 7

LFS faculty, staff and graduate students are welcome to join LFS Scholar Series events, where experts in their field present the broad impacts of their research and engage in audience discussion. This October speaker event is organized by Andrea Frommel from the Applied Animal Biology research program and the Graduate Program Office. 

Invited Speaker: Bob Chamberlin, Kwikwasutinuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation & advocate for wild salmon

Title: Fish Farm Impacts – Too Complicated for Fulsome Media Reporting  

Biography:  Bob Chamberlin served as an elected chief Councillor for the Kwikwasutinuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation for 14 years, and a Vice President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs for 9 years. A well-known wild salmon advocate, he has participated in various federal & provincial initiatives examining the full spectrum of issues related to open net cage fish farms.  Bob served as a key negotiator for the Broughtan Fish Farm LoU where the UNDRIP was successfully implemented for the first time in Canada’s history and participated as negotiator for 3 First Nations at the recent Discovery Island Fish Farm Consultations.

Date and Time:

Thursday October 7, 2021

4-5 pm


Earth Sciences Building, Room 2012


Online volunteer mentors needed


Hello Students!

We are Rural eMentoring BC and we are looking for student volunteers to be mentors for our online mentoring program. ReMBC connects rural high school students to post-secondary students around BC. No experience required!

Time commitment:

All communication is through our online platform.

  • Asynchronous messaging: so you can send messages whenever you want—as long as you respond to your mentee within 3 days.
  • Flexible timing: Logon 2-3 times per week at your convenience—it’s usually about a 1-3 hour commitment per week.

What you’ll do:

  • Answer questions and give advice about life after high school.
  • Help your mentee work through a flexible online curriculum of videos, articles, and discussion that covers topics like well-being, post-secondary and careers.

We hope you’ll join us for the 2021/2022 school year! To apply, please visit our website:

Have questions? Email


The ReMBC Team

Juliet Oshiro PhD  (She, her, hers)
Project Manager, eMentoring BC:
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus| unceded xʷməθkʷəyəm (Musqueam) Territory
5102A – 2405 Wesbrook Mall University of British Columbia | Vancouver British Columbia | V6T 1Z3 Canada
Phone 604 827 4197

Navigate the publishing ecosystem in this new workshop!


See how a TLEF grant has changed the way the UBC Research Commons creates and delivers content

The success of this project was made possible by partnerships with Advanced Research Computing (ARC), Emerging Media Lab (EML), Public Humanities Hub (PHH), Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), and Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS).

Read the full story here

Open Scholarship in practice: Call for speakers

UBC Library and CTLT are hosting Lightning Talks for graduate students for our annual Open Scholarship in Practice event (November 1 – 5, 2021). 

If you are working on an area of Open Scholarship and are interested in promoting your work, please fill out the form.


SFU and UBC team up again to celebrate GIS Day

If you use GIS, you don’t want to miss GIS Day 2021. Better yet, why not share your GIS-related research or project with the SFU and UBC communities. The organizing team is currently seeking presenters for this special event. Submit your proposal here.

Change the way you work with your research data.

The Research Data Management Fall 2021 series continues. Learn about REDCap, sensitive data, Indigenous data, Unix shell, and High-Performance Computing (HPC).

View full series

Containers with Docker demystified

Learn Docker containerization for reproducible Digital Scholarship research.

Introduction to Docker

Tuesday, October 5 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.


Not sure which tool to use for Citation Management?

In this workshop, we compare tools so you can pick the best one for your research.

Choosing the right citation management tool for your research

Monday, October 4 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.


NVivo workshops are back!

Join us for Part 1, 2, or both.


NVivo part 1: getting started with NVivo

Wednesday, September 29 from 4 to 6 p.m.



NVivo part 2: classification and datasets

Wednesday, October 6 from 4 to 6 p.m.


Multi-processing in Julia: Part 1

Thursday, October 14 from 2 to 4 p.m.


Introduction to Voyant

Friday, October 1 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.


Getting started with Jupyter and other computational notebooks

Thursday, October 7 from 1 to 2 p.m.


Profits, predators, and prestige: Understanding the modern academic publishing ecosystem

Monday, October 4 from 1 to 2 p.m.


Creating and managing your academic profile

Thursday, October 7 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Lay Summaries: Going public with your research

Wednesday, October 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Other writing workshops for graduate students

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

Book a one-on-one consultation

For subjects such as:

▸ NVivo, R

▸ GitHub, Docker, UNIX


▸ Citation management

+ lots more

Workshop materials

Self-directed learning resources for:

▸ Core skills – such as APIs and GitHub

▸ Data analysis and management

▸ Geographic information systems (GIS)
…just to name a few

Email us

Request to help with LFS 450 TA recruitment


I am writing you to ask for your help in sharing a position advertisement with graduate students.  I am teaching LFS 450 in Jan, and just learned that I don’t have a TA!

Are you able to share the attached advertisement to grad students and any one else in your network?

Virginia is posting in the TA portal again and suggested I connect with you as well.

LFS 450_TA_Advertisement


Liska Richer

Manager, SEEDS (Social Ecological Economic Development Studies) Sustainability Program

Community Development & Engagement | Campus + Community Planning

Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems

Cell 604 722 5056