Merck Canada: Seeking Associate Director, Veterinary Services (Cattle)






My name is Gabriela and I am a Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor here at Merck Canada.


I am reaching out to you today in the hopes that you may assist me with finding a candidate to fill the role of Associate Director, Veterinary Services with a focus on Cattle, for Canada.


I have included the job description below, please feel free to share within your networks or if you have any referrals, please send me their information / resume ????. We’re looking for those primarily with a background in dairy/beef/feedlot.


If you aren’t the correct person to share this with, would you kindly direct me to the right individual?


I appreciate your cooperation and remain available to answer any questions you may have!


Thank you,


**Please note I will be OOO on May 5th-9th inclusive**

Gabriela Szulzinger

Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor


  1. 514-428-2751






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Jobs for graduate students


MSc Position: Improved health of fish in aquaculture (UBC and DFO)


We are looking for highly motivated students, with a strong work ethic and a passion for sustainable aquaculture for this exciting research opportunity. The person would be based at UBC and DFO’s Pacific Science Enterprise Centre (PSEC) and conduct research on the use of fulvic acid in diets for improved health of fish in aquaculture.


Project Manager – Taking Root (remote work options possible)


The reforestation organization Taking Root is growing fast and looking for a new project manager with knowledge and passion for development projects. This would be a great opportunity for graduate students finishing their degrees. The person would be joining a team of four other members.







Karen Lee  (She, Her, Hers)
Director of Marketing and Communications
Faculty of Land and Food Systems | Room 235
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
H.R. MacMillan, 2357 Main Mall | Vancouver British Columbia | V6T 1Z4 Canada
Phone 604 827 5297 | Cell 604 312 6343 | @ubcLFS

Spring Graduate Awards Competition


LFS Internal Deadline – Friday, May 6th at 4:00 PM PDT.

Please notify me of your intention of applying by Tuesday, April 26th , 2022

Spring Graduate Awards Competition

A number of university awards for the upcoming academic year are available to current and incoming graduate students.  The maximum value of funding that can be offered to a student is $16,000.  Applicants will apply via their graduate programs with a single application that may be considered for as many of the Spring Graduate Awards as they are eligible for, taking note of the following important considerations:

  • Eligibility: To be eligible to receive funding, applicants must meet both the overall eligibility requirements as outlined on the award webpage (ex. months of study) and all of the eligibility requirements for each individual Spring Graduate Award they apply for. Applicants will not be considered for an award if they do not clearly meet the criteria for the award.  
  • Selection:   While award recipients will be selected based on the evaluation criteria, priority will be given to eligible candidates who do not hold significant scholarship funding (i.e., $16,000 or higher) for the 2022/23 academic year (September 2022 to August 2023). If a student is offered Spring Awards funding, and later receives other scholarship funding of $16,000 or higher for the same period, the Spring Awards funding offer would normally be rescinded.
    • Exception: Some of the Spring Graduate Awards have very niche award descriptions (eligibility requirements).  For example, the #6362 award ‘James and Setsuko Thurlow Scholarship in Peace and Disarmament Studies’.  If a Spring Graduate Award receives a very low number of eligible applications, it may be awarded to a student who already has significant scholarship funding.


  • Application deadline: LFS Internal Deadline is 4:00 PM PDT, Friday May 6, 2022.

Applicants must submit the following materials to Iris ( by the deadline:

  1. Completed Application Form – PART 1
  2. Completed Application Form – PART 2
  3. Canadian CCV – CGS-Master’s version
  4. Up-to-date, complete, official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate studies (including studies undertaken but not completed) up to December 31, 2021.
  5. One recommendation letter/form. In some cases, a reference letter submitted for a previous scholarship competition may be used; see the application instructions for details.

Important: Please refer to the application instructions for essential details on each application item noted above.

Important note: Please make sure you meet the eligibility for the specific awards you have selected (in the completed Application Form – PART 2). The Spring Graduate Awards competition tends to receive a high number of nominations from applicants who have weak or non-existent eligibility for the specific awards they have applied for.

For more information, such as the complete eligibility requirements and application materials, please refer to:

Best regards,



Iris Li  (She, Her, Hers)
Program Assistant
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies | Faculty of Land and Food System
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
#291 – 2357 Main Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4 Canada

U-Pass exemption application for Summer 2022 Term (May to August 2022)


Hi everyone,


I hope this message finds you well and you are keeping healthy and safe.


The online exemption application for the 2022 Summer Term (May to August 2022) is now available. The attached email was sent to the students today. Please note, for this term as indicated on the attached email, there are two exemption application forms (regular U-Pass BC exemptions through SSC and COVID-19 U-Pass BC exemptions through AMS) and the students must apply through the correct application form if meeting the specific exemption criteria. The exemption deadlines for this term will be May 27, 2022 (regular U-Pass exemptions through SSC) and May 27, 2022 (COVID-19 U-Pass BC exemptions through AMS).


For the students who will be applying for exemption under “Regular U-Pass BC exemptions” (i.e. Co-Op or Practicum or Graduate students completing their thesis course while living outside of Metro Vancouver area) and if you know who the students are, please provide me a list of your students as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for the information.


If your students have any questions or concerns regarding U-Pass program or U-Pass exemptions, please refer them to our U-Pass website or send an email at If you have a question or concern, please feel free to reach out to me.


Be well and be safe!


Kind regards,


2022 Summer Term U-Pass Exemption Email

Mantavya Kaushik (he, him, his)

Student Financial Processing Specialist

U-Pass Administration | Enrolment Services | Student Financial Management
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
#40-1874 East Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z1 Canada

GradUpdate – Leveraging your Strengths to Strategize for Success, Using theatre to discuss graduate supervision, Resiliency, How We Think About Inclusion, Accommodation, and Disability, and more.

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In this issue, Leveraging your Strengths to Strategize for Success, Using theatre to discuss graduate supervision, Resiliency, How We Think About Inclusion, Accommodation, and Disability, and more.

Registration open


Using Theatre to Reimagine Graduate Supervision
Online | Grad Wellness Series | Wednesday, Apr 27 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Screening of vignettes with discussion re: fostering effective supervisory relationships


Harnessing your Resilience for Thriving in Grad School and beyond
In person | Thursday, Apr 28 | 2:00 – 5:00 PM


Leveraging your Strengths to Strategize for Success
Online | Wednesday, May 4 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Includes a free To 5 Strengths Assessment through Gallup.


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Think Like an Entrepreneur
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Digital Scholarship Graduate Academic Assistantships
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The Hurdle and the Highway: How We Think About Inclusion, Accommodation, and Disability, and Why it Matters
Online | Celebrate Learning Week Keynote
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Research Ethics & BREB Applications
Online | Teaching as Research Workshop
Thursday, Apr 28 | 9:30 – 11:00 AM | Register


Refined Project Communictaion Plan
Online |  Mitacs Training | Asynchronous module on Enhancing your communication skills must be completed before registering for asynchronous session
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