There are two LFS spots available for graduate students to participate in the Instructional Skills Workshop provided by CTLT during Winter Term l 2022.
There are multiple sessions for the workshop over the next few months –
Oct 15, 22, & 23 2022
Oct 29, Nov 5 & 6 2022
Nov 27, Dec 3 & 4 2022
This is a great opportunity and LFS has already paid for these available spots. As a former participant, I can tell you how insightful and fun the program is. It comes highly recommended by many.
Here is the link to more information: https://ctlt.ubc.ca/programs/all-our-programs/instructional-skills-workshops/
Please let me or Alysha (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you are interested in one of these spots! We would love to fill them.
Jordy Kersey, MSc (she/her)
Doctoral Fellow | Sustainable Agricultural Landscapes Lab
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
The University of British Columbia | Unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Territory
President – Pacific Regional Society of Soil Scientists
I am the instructor for the 2022 W1 LFS 350 199: Land, Food, and Community II online course this term.
I am looking to fill one more TA position at 93 hours. I would like to share this opportunity with grad students and have those who are interested get in touch with me directly. We’re hoping to fill the spot ASAP.
Amber A. Heckelman, PhD (She/Her)
Food System Researcher, Consultant, and Activist
LinkedIn | Twitter | Academia
Additional TAs needed for FNH 413 (Food Safety)
DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Each TA will be assigned 48-72 h to lead group discussions, mark student assignments, invigilate and mark final exams, and provide students with effective Q&A and feedback on their work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
Education: Preference will be given to students who have obtained an undergraduate degree in food science / microbiology / chemistry. Applicants with an undergraduate degree in a related discipline may also be considered.
Experience: Preference will be given to students who have: (1) experience with facilitating small group discussions, and (2) the ability to correspond effectively with the Instructor, to ask questions when uncertain about their marking responsibilities, and to reliably check their work for accuracy (marking exams and entering data into spreadsheets).
Skills: Preference will be given to students who have taken the LFS TA orientation and other workshops (e.g. marking and assessment), and are able to use Excel for entering marks.
Please contact the course instructor Dr. Siyun Wang (Siyun.email@example.com) if you are interested.
Siyun Wang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Food Safety Engineering
Graduate Advisor of Food Science
Food, Nutrition and Health, Faculty of Land & Food Systems
The University of British Columbia
241-2205 East Mall, Vancouver, BC Canada, V6T 1Z4
Phone: (+1) 604.827.1734 | @UBCFoodSafety
From LFS Today – July 12, 2022
Tech Tip Tuesday: LFS VPN
We encourage LFS faculty and staff members to use the UBC LFS VPN to connect to UBC resources when they are working off campus.
The LFS VPN will place users within the LFS firewall, providing better security and access to some LFS websites that are not accessible from the general UBC VPN pool. The LFS VPN will also feature MFA with Duo starting Aug 3, 2022, further increasing its security.
Instructions on how to connect can be found here, https://lc.landfood.ubc.ca/connecting-to-the-lfs-vpn/.
Please contact the Learning Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.
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)