Student Assistantship for Land One program


GAA / UAA Forestry, Land & Food, and Environment Applications in Calculus (50 hrs)

Interested in the connections between math and real-world applications? We are hiring an academic assistant (graduate or undergraduate) to help develop applied calculus problems that focus on natural resources for first-year students. You will work under the guidance of Dr. Fok-Shuen Leung to create pedagogical materials on applied calculus with relevance to Forestry and Land & Food Systems (ex. forest management, land management, conservation, food systems, nutrition, animal husbandry, food and resource economics etc).

Applicants should have a good understanding of calculus and natural resource issues important to the Faculties of Forestry and Land & Food Systems. The appointment (either as a GAA or UAA) is 50 hrs (timing is flexible and work can be done remotely). To apply, please send a brief cover letter outlining your knowledge in calculus and interest in researching and developing pedagogical materials plus a brief resume. Applications should be sent to Dr. Athena McKown ( Successful candidates will be contacted for an interview via phone or video call.

Application deadline: June 12th

Start date: June 20th (ending no later than Aug 31st)

Questions? Please contact Dr. Athena McKown (


Doctoral Deadline Reminder – Fall 2022 Graduation


Att: PhD students – doctoral deadline reminder

The deadline for submission of Nominations for External Examiner for PhD candidates wanting to complete on the timeline for Fall 2022 Graduation was Friday, May 27. This is a flexible deadline, and there is still time for students to submit those forms. They should come in during the next week or so, to reduce the likelihood of a delay in the invitation process.

As a reminder, the other dates candidates need to meet are as follows:

FRIDAY, 29 JULY 2022 – Doctoral dissertation (and supporting documentation) submitted to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for external examination

FRIDAY 23 SEPTEMBER – Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examination

FRIDAY, 21 OCTOBER – Acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Students will be able to choose to defend either in person or on Zoom. We will work with students to select the most appropriate mode for their defence.

There is an information session for students about the Doctoral Exam process organized by Graduate Pathways to Success on Wednesday, June 1 at 1pm. Students who are interested in attending this Zoom session can register here:

Please distribute this email to any faculty or students you think may be interested.



Robyn Starkey (Pronouns: No Preference)
Doctoral Exams Coordinator
Office of the Dean | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
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GradUpdate – Mitacs Internships Info Session, Power Intelligence, Research Article Introductions, CIRTL Summer Institute, Discipline-specific Writing Using Free Language-analysis software, and more.



In this issue, Mitacs Internships Info Session, Power Intelligence, Research Article Introductions, CIRTL Summer Institute, Discipline-specific Writing Using Free Language-analysis software, and more.

Registration now open

Mitacs Internship Info Session: Advance your career with community partnerships – all disciplines
Online | Wednesday, Jun 08 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM


Discover your Power Intelligence to Transform your Impact
Online | Thursday, Jun 09 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Seats still available

Doctoral Defence: Doctoral Examination and Defence Procedures
Online | Wednesday, Jun 01 | 2:00 – 3:15 PM Register

Copyright for Graduate Student Creators: Preparing your research for publication
Online | Thursday, Jun 02 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Register

Events and Opportunities

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


Learn About Ayming Canada
In person | Monday, May 30 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Henry Angus Building
Seeking Masters and PhDs in Engineering, Bioscience, IT and Business Management Drop by


Leadership Lessions
A Student Biotech Network event | Online | Tuesday, May 31 | 5:00 PM Register


Join CTLT this week for the Spring Institute
Online | May 30 – June 3 | Multiple events daily | Improve your teaching practices with workshops on topics from assessment to accessibility, academic integrity to the scholarship of teaching and learning, and more.
Learn more and register or download a PDF of the full schedule of events.

Navigating Emotional Responses in the Classroom
Online | Jun 6 | 10:00 AM –12:00 PM  Join the waitlist.

Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) Summer Institute
In-person | Jun 20, 22 & 24 | 9:00 AM –5:00 PM
This intensive professional development session caters to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who have some basic skills and experience, but are looking to continue to build a deeper understanding of teaching and learning, both in theory and in practice. Register by June 5.


Research Article Introductions: Mind the Gap
In person | Wednesday, Jun 08 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Register

Writing in STEM: A Data-based Approach to Discipline-specific Writing Using Free Language-analysis software
In Person | Thursday, Jun 09 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Register