TA POSITION FOR FNH 302 001 Food Analysis – W1 Sep-Dec 2024 – NEEDED


2024 W1 FNH 302 001 – September to December 2024

Email contact information –tianxi.yang@ubc.ca

Course overview:
This course will introduce principles and procedures for analyzing the chemical and physical properties of food, proximate analysis, an introduction to instrumental analysis, and data reporting and analysis.

Work performed as a TA: The TA will be responsible for the tutorial section of this course. Tutorial questions and answers will be provided. The TA will participate in discussions with the instructor to share information on facilitating marking schemes and questions/answers raised by students in assignments and tutorial discussions. The TA will help mark the quizzes, midterm and final exams. Marking schemes for the quiz and exam will be provided. The TA will assist in invigilating the final exams. 
Education and Knowledge Requirements: Preference will be given to students who have obtained an undergraduate degree in food science and, furthermore, to students who have taken a course in food analysis. Applicants with an undergraduate degree in a related discipline or undergraduate students who have taken a course in food analysis may also be considered.
Experience: Preference will be given to students who can effectively correspond with the instructor, ask questions when uncertain about their marking responsibilities, and reliably check their work for accuracy (marking exams and entering data into spreadsheets). Experience with Canvas, especially using the grading tools and previous experience with FNH 302 will be considered valuable assets.
Skills: Preference will be given to students who have taken the LFS TA orientation and other workshops (e.g., marking and assessment), can use Excel/Canvas to enter marks and who have experience with FNH 302 and Canvas learning management system.


A few more details about the course:

Course code – 2024 W1 FNH 302 001
Delivery – In person.
September 2024 to December 2024
Weekly Schedule – Lecture (Tuesdays & Tuesdays, 9-11 am); Tutorial (Wednesday, 11 am -12 pm)

If interested, please apply through the LFS TA Application, email me above, and provide a recent CV.

Tianxi Yang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Food Science
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
The University of British Columbia
Email: tianxi.yang@ubc.ca
Website: Yang Lab at UBC

How’s it going, TAs?


Hello LFS TAs! Thanks to everyone who came out to pick up goodie bags– it was so nice to see you all.

For those who didn’t have a chance to make it out, we’d still love to hear more about how your term went! Please take a minute to fill out this survey. Your feedback helps us improve the LFS TA Training Program to best suit your needs.




Any questions? Email Lexis (lexis.ly@ubc.ca) and Steven (sbristow@student.ubc.ca)

Thank you TAs!


Happy end-of-term, LFS TAs! We want to thank you for all your hard work over the year. Take a break from marking and come grab a goodie bag, courtesty of the LFS TA Training Program.

On Monday, April 22, your LFS TA Coordinators (Lexis and Steven) will have goodie bags for you! Come say hello and let us know how your term went. Find us at:

MCML Lobby: 2:00 – 3:00pm

FNH Lobby: 3:15 – 4:15pm

Let us know you that you want a goodie bag –> https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9pmDITisDDwKOBU

See you then!

Your LFS TA Coordinators,

Lexis (lexis.ly@ubc.ca) and Steven (sbristow@student.ubc.ca)

Graduate Students in Teaching Conference

Consider attending the UBC Graduate Students in Teaching Conference– Details below!
Lexis Ly (lexis.ly@ubc.ca) and Steven Bristow (sbristow@student.ubc.ca)
LFS TA Coordinators
The University of British Columbia (UBC), will be hosting its annual Graduate Students in Teaching Conference<https://gsit.sites.olt.ubc.ca/registration-and-2023-program/> virtually on May 7 & 8, 2024.
This conference is an opportunity for graduate students to discuss and explore their present and future roles in teaching. The registration for the Conference is now open and graduate students, TAs and postdocs can register for the conference here<https://gsit.sites.olt.ubc.ca/registration-and-2023-program/>.
On behalf of the GSiT 2024 Organizing Committee
Shaya Golparian Ph.D.
Educational Developer: TA Development Programs | Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
2.16 – 1961 East Mall | Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z4
Phone 604 822 0831 | shaya.golparian@ubc.ca<mailto:shaya.golparian@ubc.ca>

Graduate ISW for LFS TAs!



We still have *two spots left* LFS graduate students to take the Instructional Skills Workshop this year. These spots are subsidized through the LFS Training Program.

If you’re interested in attending, please email your TA Coordinators (lexisly@mail.ubc.ca and sbristow@student.ubc.ca). Details about upcoming ISWs are below.


The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) will be offering a Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) on May 25, June 1 & 2, 2024.

The Grad ISW is a 24-hour, fully participatory, and peer-based professional development workshop for graduate students that is beneficial to both new and experienced instructors.

Please note: You must attend all sessions and complete all independent work for the complete duration of the workshop, (i.e. the entire 24-hour workshop).

To apply for the waitlist for May 25, June 1 & 2, 2024 ISW click here: https://events.ctlt.ubc.ca/events/graduate-instructional-skills-workshop-may-25-june-1-2-2024-preliminary-application/

Application opens on April 12 at 9 am and closes on May 22  at 4:30 pm. By clicking this link, you are applying for the WAITLIST only and this DOES NOT register you for the workshop. Graduate ISWs at UBC are in high demand. To create an equitable registration process all graduate students who apply for an ISW will first be enrolled on a waitlist, from which participants are randomly selected. If a participant has applied for more than one ISW waitlist, their name will appear more frequently when generating the participant list, giving them a higher chance of being selected for an ISW. If you are accepted into the workshop, you will be contacted by our office to confirm your registration. For more information and a list of all upcoming sessions visit: http://ctlt.ubc.ca/gradisw

Workshop Eligibility:

Please read the application process and workshop eligibility prior to applying.

A participant who wishes to take the Grad ISW is eligible if they are:

a full-time or part-time registered graduate student at UBC during the academic term when the ISW is offered
a graduate student at UBC who has completed degree requirements but has not yet convocated
a joint degree graduate student who is enrolled at UBC and another institution
a graduate student at UBC pursuing non-degree studies
a visiting graduate student that is eligible to take courses

A participant who wishes to take the Grad ISW is not eligible if they are:

not a graduate student at UBC
a graduate student at UBC who has on-leave status
a visiting graduate student that is not eligible to take courses