Promotion of TA’ship


Subject: FNH 313 Food Microbiology Seeking Additional TA’s


Each TA will be assigned 72 h to mark student discussion posts, assignments, and final exams, and provide students with effective feedback on their work that will help them improve on subsequent assignments. All assignments will be marked within Canvas, UBC’s online learning management system. TAs will be asked to create a short video introducing themselves to students. These videos will be posted on Canvas.


The course instructor will hold a group meeting at the beginning of the course to become acquainted with the TAs, review the course structure and assignments, demonstrate how to mark assignments in Canvas, and answer any questions that TA’s may have. TAs will also receive a TA manual (~3 pages), that outlines their responsibilities and provides a breakdown of how many TA hours they can expect to spend on each marking task and when those tasks will occur.

The instructor will provide TA’s with marking guides and encourages TA’s to ask questions when they are uncertain how to grade certain student answers.


Education: Graduate students who have completed FNH 313 or an equivalent Food Microbiology course are preferred. Undergraduate students who have completed FNH 313 or an equivalent Food Microbiology course will be considered when not enough graduate students are available.

 No prior TA or work experience is required.


– Ability to correspond effectively with the Instructor and to ask questions when uncertain about marking responsibilities

– Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail when marking and provide students with effective feedback that will enhance their learning

– Good organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills

Please contact the course instructor Patricia Hingston ( if you are interested in this opportunity!


Patricia Hingston, PhD
Assistant Professor of Teaching

Food Science | Food, Nutrition and Health Program | Faculty of Land and Food Systems
The University of British Columbia | Musqueam Traditional Territory
Room 223 – MacMillan Building – 2357 Main Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4 Canada
Office: (604) 827-1604 | Cell: (604) 363-2110

UBC Indigenous Strategic Initiatives (ISI): Special Fund for Graduate Research


Special Fund – Instagram

Special Fund Poster

Sent on behalf of Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot, Senior Advisor on Indigenous Affairs


Dear Deans and Directors,


I am writing to share about a new one-time-only funding opportunity available for graduate students from the Indigenous Strategic Initiatives (ISI) Fund.

This was initiated by the Indigenous Strategic Plan Executive Advisory Committee (ISPEAC) and the Indigenous Strategic Plan Coordinating Committee (ISPCC) following adjudication of the Indigenous Strategic Initiatives (ISI) Fund Stream 3: Student-led Projects.

Graduate students have widely reported a lack of access to funds for on-the-ground, Indigenous community-based research. This one-time-only Special Fund for Graduate Research seeks to fill this gap to temporarily fund unique costs associated with research in this area.

  • Up to $30K is available per project.
  • Research projects can run for up to 18 months.
  • Principal Applicants must have at least one full-time faculty Co-Applicant tied to the ISI Fund research project.
  • Applications are due July 28, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. (PDT) through the online application portal
  • Further information can be found on the ISP website.


It would be greatly appreciated if this information could be shared in classrooms and throughout other communication channels you may consider appropriate. Please let us know if you have any questions The Office of Indigenous Strategic Initiatives (OISI) thanks you for your support.


Thank you,

Sheryl Lightfoot, PhD

Senior Advisor to the President on Indigenous Affairs

Canada Research Chair of Global Indigenous Rights and Politics

Associate Professor

Political Science, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, and First Nations and Indigenous Studies

The University of British Columbia

Buchanan C-425 – 1866 Main Mall, Vancouver BC CA V6T 1Z1

E: | Twitter: @sheryllightfoot |



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United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples


UBC Indigenous Strategic Plan updates:


Project website:


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GradUpdate – Writing with Integrity, Getting Through Grad School Support Group, Writing Personal Statements, Writing Research Article Conclusions, NVivo, Graduate Student Wellbeing Ambassador program, and more.



In this issue, Writing with Integrity, Getting Through Grad School Support Group, Writing Personal Statements, Writing Research Article Conclusions, NVivo, Graduate Student Wellbeing Ambassador program, and more.

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Writing with Integrity
Join this session to discuss ethical principles and practices in academic writing including proper citation, accurate representation of ideas, and avoiding plagiarism.
Online | Thursday, Jul 14 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM


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Using Zotero for Citation Management
Online | Monday, Jul 04 | 4:00 – 5:30 pm Register


Apply to become a Graduate Student Wellbeing Ambassador (GWSA)
Work with Health Promotion & Education, university collaborators and fellow Ambassadors to support and promote graduate student health and wellbeing.
Learn more about the program’s goals, GSWAs responsibilities, and eligibility criteria and apply.

Getting Through Grad School with Grace and Grit
Online Support Group | Connect with others over your grad school experiences, whether that be staying motivated, managing relationships with mentors, handling uncertainty about career goals, creating work-life balance, and everything in between.
Tuesdays until Jul 26 | 2:30 – 3:45 PM | Attend one or all sessions Register .
Learn more about the various online group programs.


NVivo part 1: getting started with NVivo
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NVivo part 2: classification and datasets
Online | Thursday, Jul 07 | 4:00 – 6:00 pm Register


Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop
In person | Aug 6,13 & 20 | 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM | Register by Aug 3
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Research Article Conclusions: Wrapping Up and Looking Forward
In person | Wednesday, Jul 06 |10:30 am – 12:00 pm Register

Writing Personal Statements: Crafting Your Professional Identity
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