2022/23 W2 FNH 345 201
Email contact information – firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Sinéad Feeney, MSc, RD
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).
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 (email@example.com) 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
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.
September 26, 2:00 – 3:30pm | Audience: Faculty, staff and postdoc scholars
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.
Hello LFS TAs,
Welcome back to another school year!
For those who are interested in some training for incorporating EDI (equity, inclusivity and diversity) into their teaching practice the Equity and Inclusion Office at UBC is putting on some training workshops via Zoom. If you are interested, please sign up using the link below.
Stay tuned for information on the upcoming LFS TA orientation as well – this is a great opportunity to meet your fellow TAs and learn about the supports available to you in this role.
Teaching Assistant Workshops: EDI in TAing
Hello LFS TAs,
The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) is hosting a Workshop Facilitation (Basics) workshop. It is largely geared towards senior TAs or those leading workshops to teach other TAs, although all interested TAs can attend.
The workshop is being offered free of charge via Zoom.
You can find registration links below:
Workshop Facilitation (Basics) workshop registration:
Part 1: Tuesday, August 16, 9:30-12:30
Part 2: Wednesday August 17, 9:30-12:30
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.firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
- [Reading: estimated 80 mins] Tuck, E., & Yang, K. W. (2012). Decolonization is not a metaphor. Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society, 1(1), 1-40.
- [Reading: estimated 36 mins] Andreotti, V., Stein, S., Ahenakew, C., Hunt, D. (2015). Mapping interpretations of decolonization in the context of higher education. Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society, 4(1), 21-40.
- [Video: 12mins] The Bus within Us Methodology – an approach to develop the capacity to sit with the tensions, complexities, and contradictions that emerge when engaging with difficult material related to decolonization