TA Opportunity: FNH 345 January to April 2023 – 50 hrs


2022/23 W2 FNH 345 201

Email contact information – sinead.feeney@ubc.ca 

Course overview:

This course will introduce students to counselling in dietetics. The role of privilege, systemic identities, internal and external biases, core beliefs, personal values and expectations will also be considered. Topics will include communication theory, foundational counselling skills, theories of behaviour change, motivational interviewing, goal setting, learning abilities and styles, obstacles to effective communication, Safe and Effective Use of Self (SEUS), multicultural competence, and ethical standards in nutrition counselling.

Work Performed:

Use moderately detailed marking guides to mark class assignments and projects. Submit the verified marks to the instructor using an Excel spreadsheet. Be available for occasional office hours at particular times prior to assignments/projects being due and be able to correspond by email when needed. Meet with students after assignments have been returned to refer unresolved queries about grading to the instructor. Assist with posting lectures and assignments to canvas and other communications. Attend some of the lectures to assist instructor with activities during the lecture.

Minimum qualifications and skills

Education and knowledge requirements: Preference will be given to graduate students in Human Nutrition, Health Sciences and Counselling psychology who have obtained an undergraduate degree in nutrition or dietetics and have a thorough understanding of nutrition, health and counselling techniques. Certificates in any continued education in counselling methods/skills an asset. Skills: Ability to correspond effectively with the instructor and to ask questions when uncertain about grading responsibilities. Very good organizational skills. Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail (marking assignments, entering data into spreadsheets). Ability to communicate effectively with the students with their questions. Ability to navigate Canvas and Zoom very well to assist with tasks associated.


If interested please email me at the address above and provide a recent CV.

Many thanks!
Sinead Feeney


Sinéad Feeney, MSc, RD

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Registered Dietitian

Provincial Adult Tertiary Specialized Eating Disorders Program (PATSED) (Tues, Wed, Thurs)

St Paul’s Hospital | Providence Health Care

Clinical Sessional Instructor | University of British Columbia




I respectfully acknowledge that I live, work, and play on the unceded territories of Coast Salish Nations, including the homelands of the St’át’imc, Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh).

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop Spots Available


Hi folks,

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 (alyshade@student.ubc.ca) know if you are interested in one of these spots! We would love to fill them.

Jordy Kersey

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

Upcoming EDI (equity, diversity and inclusion) workshops at UBC


Hello LFS TAs,

Happy Thursday and welcome to your second official week of term.

UBC is hosting a couple of upcoming workshops to support addressing EDI (equity, diversity and inclusion) in the classroom setting. These workshops are a great way to become more familiar with principles of EDI, why it’s important and strategies to implement it in your teaching practice.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in TAing Workshop 
September 14, 21 and 28, 4:00 – 6:00pm | Audience: Teaching Assistants
EDI TA Workshop Opportunity: The Equity & Inclusion Office is offering online EDI in TAing workshops designed to prepare TAs to provide an inclusive learning environment. TAs will learn about power and privilege, the policies and guidelines that frame their work, and how best to support students as they navigate ethical dilemmas and potential conflicts. Workshops take place on September 14, 21 and 28. TAs can register at equity.ubc.ca/TA-workshops
Activating Inclusion Workshop: Tools and resources to support EDI planning and strategy  
September 26, 2:00 – 3:30pm | Audience: Faculty, staff and postdoc scholars
Activating Inclusion Workshop: The Equity & Inclusion Office is offering an online workshop to help units embed equity, diversity and inclusion in their work. The workshop will cover tools and resources that units can use in their EDI planning and strategy. UBC faculty, staff, postdoc scholars and grad students interested in advancing EDI in their unit are welcome. Workshop takes place on September 26 from 2:00 – 3:30pm. Register at equity.ubc.ca/events.  
Alysha Deslippe (MSc)
Doctoral Student, LFS TA Training Program Coordinator

Nutrition and Eating Behaviour (NEB) Lab | Healthy Starts

University of British Columbia | BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute

TA Opening – 2022 W1 LFS 350 199


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.

Many thanks,


Amber A. Heckelman, PhD (She/Her)
Food System Researcher, Consultant, and Activist


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