ES Crop Consult is hiring


Integrated Pest Management Field Technician

Description: Integrated pest management technicians work in a team to collect pest (insect, mite, disease, and weed) information that is used to help growers achieve more effective pest control. Positions involve working outdoors in all weather conditions in co-operation with a team of other technicians and supervisors. The position involves extensive driving throughout the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver

ESCropConsult 2022 Job Description Field Technician

Length of Employment:

Start dates: Range between April 4, 2022 and May 24, 2022 depending on candidates availability.

End date: August 26, 2022 or September 2, 2022 depending on start date.

This is a fixed term position, with the possibility for extension.

Lesley Dampier  MSc PAg (She, Her, Hers)
MEd Student (expected completion 2022)
Animal Welfare Program Research Coordinator – Animal Welfare Program

Faculty of Land and Food Systems
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
Room 191 MacMillan | 2357 Main Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4 Canada


Research and Teaching Seminars – Food and Resource Economics


Dear LFS graduate students,

We will be interviewing 3 candidates for the position of Assistant Professor in Food and Resource Economics (1 of 3 positions awarded from the President’s Academic Excellence Initiative), starting January 13.  We would like to invite you to attend the LFS Graduate Student Roundtables, as listed below.  You are also invited to attend their research and teaching seminars. These will all be done online.  We hope that you will be able to attend and to provide feedback on these candidates. A copy of the advertisement can be found here.   

Colette Salemi, PhD candidate, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota

Colette Salemi is an applied microeconomist conducting research at the intersection of environmental and resource economics and development economics. She will complete her PhD in Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota in Spring 2022. Colette uses geospatial data and household microdata to examine the impacts of conflict and forced displacement, especially in relation to food and natural resources. For example, Colette’s ongoing research on refugee camps in sub-Saharan Africa and Bangladesh evaluates how camp openings affect land use, forest cover, and the nutritional status of local communities. Colette is also interested in sustainability challenges related to refugee encampment, the climate-conflict nexus, and studies of environmental conservation and ecosystem services. 

Research Seminar: Hungry hosts? Refugee camps and host community nutritional outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa

January 13, 3:30-5:00pm

Register here:


Teaching Seminar:  Beyond Maps: Introduction to Geocomputation

January 14, 2:00-3:00pm

Register here:


LFS Grad Student Roundtable  

January 13, 2:00-2:45pm

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 696 5559 5286

Passcode: 803255

Dora Zsuzsanna Simon, Assistant Professor, University of Stavanger, Business School

Dora Simon started as an Assistant Professor in September 2021 at the University of Stavanger Business School in Norway. Her main fields are International Trade and Environmental Economics, focusing on the agricultural sector. She finished her Ph.D. in 2021 at the University of Zurich.

 Research Seminar:  To Beef or Not To Beef: Trade, Meat, and the Environment

January 17, 12:00-1:30pm

Register here:


Teaching Seminar:  Emerging tools for Data Analysis in Economics

January 18, 9:00-10:00am

Register here:

LFS Grad Student Roundtable  

January 17, 9:30-9:45am

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 632 3492 9123

Passcode: 331169


Jonathan Proctor, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, Center for the Environment and Data Science Initiative 

Jonathan Proctor is an environmental economist with a background in agronomy, climate science, remote sensing and machine learning. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow jointly at the Harvard Data Science Initiative and the Center for the Environment. He received his PhD in Agriculture and Resource Economics from UC Berkeley in 2019. He develops and applies new methods to empirically estimate anthropogenic impacts on climate and, in turn, on global socio-environmental systems. He is particularly fascinated by how light, water and temperature jointly determine crop growth, and how high resolution satellite imagery can be used to measure socio-environmental conditions.

Research Seminar:  Accurate specification of water availability shows its importance for global crop production

January 24, 3:30-5:00pm

Register here:

Teaching Seminar:  Emerging tools for Data Analysis in Economics: Satellite Remote Sensing

January 25, 2:00-3:00pm

Register here:

LFS Grad Student Roundtable  

January 24, 1:00-1:45pm

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 696 6155 0759

Passcode: 198029


Melanie Train

Human Resources Manager-Faculty | Faculty of Land and Food Systems

The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus

248-2357 Main Mall | Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4

Phone 604-822-3105 | Fax 604-822-6394


Funding opportunity – Scholarship in Food Insecurity


We have been informed of a fairly new (and new to us) external award.  The award is the Scholarship in Food Insecurity, $15,000 value, offered by the Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security.  The application deadline is February 18.


This is an external award; interested students should apply directly to the funding organization (and contact the funding organization if they have questions).



For applicants to be considered, they must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • A master’s or PhD student of any discipline, enrolled at a Canadian university
  • In good academic standing with their academic institution
  • Entering their second or third year of post-graduate study and/or are prepared to commence their thesis research in the 2022/2023 academic year
  • Conducting thesis research that seeks to fill gaps in knowledge on food insecurity



GradUpdate – Soft Skills for Working in a Diverse Environment, Interviews, Doctoral Defence Procedures, Sustainability Internships, Getting Through Grad School Support Group, Podcasting, TA Institute, and more.



In this issue, Soft Skills for Working in a Diverse Environment, Interviews, Doctoral Defence Procedures, Sustainability Internships, Getting Through Grad School Support Group, Podcasting, TA Institute, CRA Tax webinars, and more.

Registration now open

Keys to Flourishing in Grad School including Career Planning from the Start
This session is part of GradStart Welcome. Current grad students are welcome to attend for a refresher on enhancing your academic plan for success within your program and into your post-degree career.
Tuesday, Jan 11 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM


Soft Skills for Working in a Diverse Environment
Wednesday, Jan 19 | 9:00 – 10:30 AM


Wednesday, Jan 19 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM


Doctoral Defence: Doctoral Examination and Defence Procedures
Thursday, Jan 20 | 2:00 – 3:15 PM


Events and Opportunities

A selection of upcoming events are highlighted below.  Visit and for our full events calendar.


Indigenous Strategic Initiatives Fund Brainstorm & Writing Session
Thursday, Jan 13 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM
ISI Fund’s Stream 3 Student-led Proposals: Up to $50k | Apply by Jan 27 Learn more


UILO is hiring: Technology Transfer Officer Positions
Graduating soon and have an interest in transitioning away from bench work? Apply by Jan 18 Learn more

Sustainability Scholars Program
Paid Internship Program | Apply by Jan 30 Learn more
Attend an information session on Wednesday, Jan 12, 12:00 – 1:30 PM or Thursday, Jan 20, 5:00 – 7:00 PM to learn more. Register

Employer on Campus Event: Isaac Operations
Tuesday Jan 18 | 5:30 – 6:30 PM Register

Exploring Careers Outside of Academia & Accessing the Hidden Job Market
Arts Amplifier Event for Social Sciences and Humanities | Thursday Jan 20 | 12:30 – 1:50 PM Register


Getting Through Grad School with Grace & Grit
Online Support Group | Tuesdays Jan 18 – Apr 5 | 2:30 – 3:45 PM | Join one or all sessions Register

Canada Revenue Agency Webinars for Students
Post-secondary & Financial Literacy: Wednesday Jan 12, 12:30 – 2:00 PM
International Students: Tuesday Jan 11, 6:30 – 7:00 PM
Scam Awareness – Be scam smart: Thursday Jan 13, 1:30 – 2:15 PM
Digital Services for Individuals: Tuesday Jan 18, 6:30 – 7:15 PM
Learn more about each session, additional dates and how to register.


Introduction to Git and GitHub
Monday, Jan 17 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM Register

Introduction to R and RStudio
Wednesday, Jan 19 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Register


Project and Time Management
A Mitacs Training event | Tuesday, Jan 18 | 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Asynchronous components to complete prior to synchronous session Learn more


January 2022 TA Institute
This collection of free online professional development workshops is for UBC graduate student TAs. The sessions highlight teaching fundamentals, adapting teaching strategies, technologies and approaches for online and hybrid classes, and interdisciplinary and experiential learning.
Jan 17 – 21 | various times | Learn more and register.
Download a full schedule of events.


SSHRC Storytellers
Submit a 3-min video or audio clip or 300-word text or infographic | Prizes for top 25 Apply by Monday, Jan 24 @2PM PST

Communicating your science through podcasting interviews
The Unscientific Method workshop | Mondays Jan 17, 24, & 31 | 9:00 – 10:00 AM Learn more.

The Art of Science Journalism
The Phil Lind Initiative | Thursday, Jan 20 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM Register to watch the broadcast live.