FNH 425 Food Science Laboratory III is a two term course (Sept – April) where students work in groups of 3-4 to develop and execute a research plan to solve a specific objective set out by a food industry partner. Students develop hypotheses, perform a literature review, devise an experimental plan, and then execute experiments followed by data analyses.
Each project is assigned a food science faculty member and graduate student who will help the students navigate the project’s progress and deliverables. The course instructor as well as two laboratory technicians will also provide assistance throughout the course.
Unlike other TA positions, TAs will interact with a small group of students over the course of two terms, providing a unique opportunity for student mentorship. TA’s will help guide students in scientific writing, presenting, experimental design, and executing research. It has been shown that when students teach other students, they not only enhance their own knowledge in the process, but demonstrate improved communication skills, increased confidence, and improved leadership ability. These enhanced qualities will benefit you as you continue your graduate studies. Student mentorship is additionally a very rewarding experience.
30 h (or more if needed) will be assigned to TAs for the following responsibilities:
- Grading 1 group proposal report and 1 group final results report
- Attending and 2 x 3 h presentation days and grading all groups
- Providing students access to FNH laboratories when needed
- Attending periodic student project meetings with the faculty supervisor and industry partner so that you are aware of the project’s progress and activities
If you are interested in this unique TAship opportunity, please contact the course instructor, Patricia Hingston at email@example.com
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
Student Assistantship for Land One program (please distribute to Forestry and LFS networks)
(Approved for distribution in LFS by Dr. Chris Scaman.)
This is the advertisement for the approved studentship to help develop teaching materials in support of the Land One program. I was hoping you could send this to the appropriate person so that we could get this as widely advertised as possible to students in both Forestry and LFS.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 (email@example.com)
Hi LFS TAs!
Just wanted to let you know about this exciting event – the UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT) will be hosting the annual Graduate Students in Teaching (GSiT) Conference virtually on May 10 & 11, 2022. This virtual conference is
an opportunity for graduate students to discuss and explore their present and future roles in teaching and is free for UBC students. The registration for the Conference is now open and graduate students
and postdocs can register for the conference here.
Amelie and Alysha
LFS TA Training Coordinators
Hello LFS TAs,
Hope you all had a great 2021-22 winter session! We would like to invite past, current and future TAs to share with us your experience and/or expectations of being a TA, and your needs to function as a TA. It will greatly help us evaluate the effectiveness of the current program and identify potential approaches to improve the program in the future.
Please click the hyperlink below to enter the survey:
TA Needs Assessment Survey
This survey takes about 10-15 min to complete. At the end of the survey, you will have the option to enter a prize draw for one of three $5 coffee cards. Please note that this survey is meant to be anonymous, we ask for your email address only for contacting you in case you win the prize, but it won’t be used to identify your responses.
To enter the prize draw, please submit the survey by Fri, May 6, 2022. We look forward to hearing your thoughts!
If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, please do not hesitate to contact me or Alysha.
Amelie Zhang (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Alysha Deslippe (email@example.com)
LFS TA Training Coordinators
2022/23 Winter TA Opportunity
I am looking for a TA for 2022 W2 FNH 490 002 Food Safety and Quality Management for the winter term of 2023 (January to April). This is a problem-based learning course that examines the techniques, including continuous improvement methods, needed to implement a food safety and quality system in a food manufacturing facility. Sanitation is an area of focus because of its link to significant food borne outbreaks.
Please apply to the LFS TA Application System by April 30th at 4:30pm, or email me, Rebecca Robertson, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in this TA position.
Hello LFS TAs!
If you are currently not included in the TA mailing lists (if you have not been receiving emails from Amelie and Alysha) and would like to be included, please send an email to email@example.com.
Please specify if you are a 2021/22 Winter TA or will be a 2022 Summer TA, or both. These lists are intended to inform TAs about upcoming training and relevant events.
To TA Candidates and interested others:
Now is the time to apply or encourage your students to apply for Winter TAships.
The LFS TA Application soon closes to applications for Winter 2022/23 TA positions for all Winter terms.
- The TA App will be open until Sat., April 30th, 2022 at 4:30pm.
After it closes April 30th at 4:30pm, application is by instructor or administrator invitation only.
If you are off-campus you must use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access the website.
Check the UBC IT website for help at: https://it.ubc.ca/services/email-voice-internet/myvpn
Questions? Email Virginia Frankian at firstname.lastname@example.org