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)