TA Opportunity: Winter Term 2 LFS 450 – Land, Food & Community III: Leadership in Campus Food System Sustainability

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Hello!

I am looking for a TA for LFS 450 –  Land, Food and Community III: Leadership in Campus Food System Sustainability.

LFS 450 is offered in the 2021/22 Winter Term 2: January to April, 2022 from 2-5pm.

The course uses an applied learning, team-based approach with students to gain knowledge and skills to critically examine and actively advance food system sustainability challenges, spanning climate change, biodiversity, circular economies, food security to ecological and human health, and more. The position is for 165 hours and involves assisting with course preparation, class and group facilitation, evaluating individual and team based assignments, and consulting with students as needed to support them in achieving course learning objectives. More details about the course and job position below.

Interested in applying for this position? Please send me an email at liska.richer@ubc.ca letting me know you are interested along with your resume as soon as possible. If helpful, we can also set up a time to chat about the opportunity first prior to submitting a resume.

Cheers,
Liska

Liska Richer (she/her)
Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Email: Liska.richer@ubc.ca

 

MORE DETAIL BELOW:

Teaching Assistantship for LFS 450 –  Land, Food and Community III: Leadership in Campus Food System Sustainability

Instructor:  Liska Richer

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 

LFS 450 (Land, Food, and Community III) uses an applied learning, team-based approach with students to gain knowledge and skills to critically examine and actively advance food system sustainability challenges. It offers students the opportunity to apply skills and concepts derived from earlier coursework, experience, and areas of specialization to address contemporary challenges in an integrative, interdisciplinary setting. The central theme of this course is the envisioning, planning, implementation and evaluation of projects aimed at enhancing the ecological, economic and social sustainability of the campus food system.  Opportunities will be provided throughout the course for students to critically examine food-related academic literature and food system issues experienced in the UBC-Vancouver Campus and broader regional and global contexts.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Upon completion of LFC III, students will be able to:

  • Identify personal values, strengths, conflict styles and leadership attributes
  • Identify and critically evaluate food system sustainability issues
  • Plan and initiate activities that can affect positive change towards food system sustainability and alleviating the interconnected climate, health, food and ecological planetary crises
  • Apply principles of Community-Based Action Research
  • Apply principles of whole systems approaches
  • Demonstrate proficiency in conducting secondary and primary research
  • Gain and apply leadership skills
  • Demonstrate competence in project management skills and applications
  • Communicate effectively  and professionally in written and verbal form with various audiences, ranging from non-academic to academic food system practitioners and affiliated community members

WORK PERFORMED

The position is for 165 hours and involves assisting with course preparation, class and group facilitation, evaluating individual and team based assignments, and consulting with students as needed to support them in achieving course learning objectives.  Specific duties below:

  •  Participate in regular teaching team meetings with course instructor
  • Read all required reading materials in preparation for class discussions
  • Consult with students as needed to support individual and group assignments and learning needs (including meetings, email communication and responding to Canvas discussions)
  • Evaluate assignments:  Practitioner literature review, UBC Food System Project community-based action research proposals, report and presentations.
  • Review various individual assignments for participation marks
  • Prepare and tabulate individual and group marks, including entering on Canvas and Faculty Service Centre
  • Take attendance
  • Other duties as required

MINIMUM EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

EDUCATION:
-Preference for student enrolled in a Masters or PhD Program in an area related to food systems, biodiversity, climate change/justice, planning/policy, sustainability, food security, ecological-human health.
-Preferred Degrees/Disciplines: Land and Food Systems, IRES, Geography, Public Policy, Planning

 EXPERIENCE: 

– Experience in local food system analysis, critical thought, argumentation, and essay construction
– Previous TA experience preferred
– Experience with community-based action/applied research
– Experience in working with students and/or professionals with diverse skillsets and specializations

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:

– Familiarity with a broad range of food system issues (biodiversity, climate, food security, food system sustainability, food justice) and other intersectional issues
-Excellent English language and communication skills
– Ability to think strategically, creatively, and apply systems perspectives
– Excellent organizational and time management skills and strong attention to detail is required
– A passion and commitment to social, ecological and economic sustainability, environmental issues and social justice

 

TAship available for W1 APBI 260 001

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Hi there,

Interested in facilitating a problem-based discussion and leading a field lab focused on agroecological data collection and analysis techniques at the UBC Farm?  Got Monday and Wednesday afternoons “open” from 1-4?  If so I’ve got the perfect job for you!  I’ve still got a TA position open for my APBI 260 Introduction to Agroecology.  Send me an email letting me know you are interested along with your CV as soon as possible (like now) and we can set up a time to talk.

TAships can range from 15-65 hours depending on your availability.

Sean

Sean M. Smukler  PhD (he/him)
Associate Professor, Associate Dean of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, Chair of Agriculture and Environment
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
123-2357 Main Mall University of British Columbia | Vancouver British Columbia | V6T 1Z4 Canada

Traditional Ancestral Unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Musqueam Territory

Phone 604 822 2795 | Cell 604 728 2816
sean.smukler@ubc.ca | @smsmukler | outlook calendar
http://sal-lab.landfood.ubc.ca

 

MORE DETAIL BELOW:

Teaching Assistantship for APBI 260 Agroecology 1: Introduction to principles and techniques

Instructor:  Sean Smukler

Course Overview:

The course introduces the biophysical and socioeconomic factors affecting systems management and production in select agroecosystems.  The course consists of two hours of lecture per week, 8 three-hour labs at the University of British Columbia Farm and weekly three-hour problem-based learning (PBL) discussion sessions.

Description:

A team of teaching assistants (TAs) help with various aspects of course delivery for 15-80 hours per term depending on the TA’s role.  The lead TA will assist the instructor in organization and facilitation of course and leadership of TA team. TAs will lead a field-based laboratory on agriculture and environment assessment.  They will also facilitate PBL discussion sessions.  TAs will give feedback on PBL performance to learners, participate in teaching team meetings,  grade learning issues and PBL reports, attend student presentations and provide feedback within an indication of possible grades (to Instructor). TAships are also available for grading only for fewer hours.  Perform other duties as required. Student not familiar with the labs or PBL will be required to attend a half day training in preparation for course.

Minimum qualifications & skills

Education: Must have field research or work experience. Undergraduate degree in an Agricultural Sciences program preferred; Science and Arts programs may be eligible. Major in Sustainable Agriculture and Environment, Agroecology/Agricultural Science, Applied Biology, Environmental Science, Ecology, or Natural Resource Management an asset.
Experience: Facilitation or leadership experience preferred.  Experience with PBL an asset.
Skills: Excellent English language and communication skills, including active listening skills. Effective interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to work in a team environment.

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TA needed: Winter Term 2 FNH 490 001 – Food Safety and Quality Management

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TA Opportunity

I am looking for a TA for FNH 490 001 Food Safety and Quality Management for the
2021/22 Winter Term 2 – that is, January to April, 2022.
This is a problem-based learning course that examines the techniques, including continuous improvement methods, needed to implement a food safety and quality system in a food manufacturing facility. Sanitation is an area of focus because of its link to significant food-borne outbreaks.

Please email me, Rebecca Robertson, at rebecca.robertson@ubc.ca if you are interested in this TA position.

 

TAs needed for W1 FRE 340 001 and W1 FRE 490 001

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I’m looking for TAs for both my Winter Term 1 courses – FRE 340 001 – International Agricultural Development and  FRE 490 001 – Impact Evaluation Analytics

Here are the course descriptions…

FRE 340 001 – Course Overview:

FRE 340 offers students an understanding of the critical role that agriculture plays in international economic development – including but not limited to:

  • an examination of theories of growth and development, and their relationship to the agricultural sector, along with;
    ○      the factors responsible for growth and transformation in rural and urban areas;
    ○      the role of agriculture in least developed countries’ (LDCs) economic development;
    ○      government policies that enhance the prospects for sustainable growth;
    ○      the environmental impact of economic development;
    ○      the social impact of economic development;
    ○      the linkages among the industrial, natural resource, and agricultural sectors;
  •    methods of analysis in development in order to help shape government policy;
    ●      analysis of agricultural development problems using economic concepts;
    ●      an analysis and critique of policies related to international agricultural development; and
    ●      an analysis of the challenges facing contemporary international agricultural development.

Examples will be drawn from a variety of developing countries and political units. Although the agricultural sector will be covered in some detail, the complementary role of other industries will also be given attention to show how to apply, more broadly, the lessons learned in agriculture to other sectors of the economy. Our studies will reveal the complex aspects of economic development, the actuality that growth paths are difficult to achieve, and that our understanding of the intricacies of economic development is not complete.

Description:

WORK PERFORMED

Use a detailed marking guide to mark the midterm or final exams and a portion of the term assignments, and submit a breakdown of the verified marks via spreadsheet to the Instructor Meet students during office hours to answer questions about course materials, term papers, assignments, and examinations Collect data and/or articles for course reading list and materials Photocopy course materials as required Additions to hours worked according to task requirements listed above Invigilate a midterm exam and a final exam. Perform other related duties as required

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

Education and Knowledge Requirements: Undergraduate degree in economics or agricultural economics and thorough understanding of intermediate microeconomics and its applications is preferred. Students completing an undergraduate degree in either economics or agricultural economics may be considered, but only when graduate students are not available. Skills: Ability to correspond effectively with the Instructor and to ask questions when uncertain about marking responsibilities. Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail. Computer experience required (Excel preferred). Ability to correspond with students regarding questions during exams and office hours.

 

FRE 490 001 – Course Overview:

Current Issues in Food & Resource Economics

2021: Impact Evaluation Analytics – Strategies for Sustainable Development 


Description:
WORK PERFORMED

Grade midterm and final exams plus a portion of 2 homework assignments; submit a breakdown of the verified marks via spreadsheet to the Instructor. Lead two 1 hour discussion sections prior to homework assignments being due. 2 hours preparing material for each discussion= 6 hours total. Invigilate 2-hour final exam and 90 minute midterm. (3.5 hours) Hold 2 hours of office hours per week: 12 weeks x 2 hours/week=24 hours.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

Education: Completion of an undergraduate degree in an area related to economics and/or environmental/agricultural policy; completion of, or enrolment in, at least one graduate-level course related to agricultural, development and/or environmental economics. Experience: Preference will be given to students with extensive experience writing reports and grading paragraph-type answers. Skills: excellent interpersonal skills; good organizational skills; strong research skills; and ability to correct English usage (grammar, spelling, paragraph structure) when marking written assignments.

 

If interested, please contact:

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Sean Holowaychuk
Sessional Lecturer – Faculty of Land & Food Systems
Master of Food & Resource Economics (MFRE) – UBC
BA.Econ., BA.Spanish – UBC
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H.R. MacMillan Building
#321 – 2357 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC. V6T 1Z4
+1.604.822.8753
Email:  sean.holowaychuk@ubc.ca

LFS TA Coordinators for 2021-2023 – Graduate students apply by Aug 29th, 2021

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Dear LFS Research Graduate Students,

Our faculty has been approved funding to hire two TA Coordinators to run the LFS TA Training Program, which seeks to enhance the professional development and community of practice for Teaching Assistants of LFS courses. The position involves evaluating TA needs, coordinating workshops and Orientation, organizing community of practice opportunities for/with LFS TAs, and preparing funding applications. This position is expected to pay the GTA salary for a 96 hour contract over 12 months, to be used at the discretion of the successful candidates. Ideally, the positions will be filled by students who will be in LFS for 2 or more years, to provide continuity for the program.

Interested individuals are encouraged to review the attached document below for additional details, and direct questions to the previous TA Training Program Coordinators, Tebogô Leëpile (tebogo.leepile@ubc.ca) or Lennie Cheung (lennie.cheung@ubc.ca).

 

To apply for the position, please contact Dr. Zhaoming Xu, Associate Dean, Academic (zxu@mail.ubc.ca) by Aug 29, 2021 with the subject line: “TA Training Coordinator Position Application – [First Name, Last Name]”. The position starts Sep 1, 2021.

Please Note:  If we are unable to fill the positions this year, professional development and community-building opportunities for TAs will decrease, and we will have to forfeit funding for the program.

Additional details here:
2021-2023-TA-Coordinator-Job-Posting

TA Opportunity – 2021/22 Winter T2 FNH 490 001 Food Safety & Quality Management

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I am looking for a TA for FNH 490 001 Food Safety and Quality Management for Winter Term 2  (January to April 2022). This is a problem-based learning course that examines the techniques, including continuous improvement methods, needed to implement a food safety and quality system in a food manufacturing facility. Sanitation is an area of focus because of its link to significant food-borne outbreaks.

Please email me, Rebecca Robertson, at rebecca.robertson@ubc.ca if you are interested in this TA position.

TASHIP IN BIOLOGY: REMINDER TO APPLY ASAP

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From: Biology Program Assistant
Sent: June 11, 2021 12:10 PM
Subject: TASHIP IN BIOLOGY: REMINDER TO APPLY ASAP

 

Hello,  As the application deadline is approaching, this is a kind reminder of TA opportunity at the Biology Program. We’d appreciate it if you can forward this email to your students.  Best,  Yuki

Yuki Matsumura, Program Asst.
Biology Program & TAship | Faculty of Science
3156 – 6270 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Hours: Mon/Thurs/Fri  8am-2pm

  

Please include your student number and full name in all student correspondence.

**************************** Dear Students, We invite you to apply for TA positions in the Biology program. These arefull TAships, at 196h per term. Please

  1.   Go to http://www.biology.ubc.ca/
  2.   Click on the “teaching assistants’ tab” and then on “Biology TA application 2021W”

3.  Fill the form and please read info given on this form.

4.  Application must be submitted by June 20th and acceptance of offer must be sent by July 15th to ensure that your first paycheck will not be delayed. (Note: if you miss these deadlines, you can still be hired, BUT there is a possibility of delay for your first paycheck).

5.   We will start sending offers by July 2nd, and offers will continue until all positions are filled. Please check your email daily so that you can reply to our offer   promptly.

6.   Do not forget to get permission from your PI to TA for Biology.

7.  All communication regarding TAship application must be sent to this email address: taship-application@biology.ubc.ca  If there is a problem, do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Sincerely,

TAship team

 

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From: Matsumura, Yuki
Sent: May 28, 2021 9:14 AM
Subject: TASHIP IN BIOLOGY: the APPLICATION FORMS are RELEASED – Apply ASAP

Dear Students,

We invite you to apply for TA positions in the Biology program. These are full TAships, at 196h per term.

Please

  1. Go to http://www.biology.ubc.ca/teaching-assistants-2/
  2. Click on “Biology TA application 2021W”
  3. Fill the form and please read info given on this form.
  4. Application must be submitted by June 20th and acceptance of offer must be sent by July 15th to ensure that your first paycheck will not be delayed. (Note: if you miss these deadlines, you can still be hired, BUT there is a possibility of delay for your first paycheck).
  5. We will start sending offers by July 2nd and offers will continue until all positions are filled. Please check your email daily so that you can reply to our offer promptly.
  6. Do not forget to get permission from your PI to TA for Biology.
  7. All communication regarding TAship application must be sent to this email address: TAship  taship-application@biology.ubc.ca

 

If there is a problem, do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Sincerely,

TAship team

Yuki Matsumura
Program Assistant | Faculty of Science | Department of Botany
The University of British Columbia
3156 – 6270 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Hours: Mon/Thurs/Fri 9am – 2pm

 

Teaching Assistant – 2021/22 Winter Term 1 – FNH 415 001 (2 positions available)

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Position: Teaching Assistant (2 positions available)

Course: FNH 415 001: Business Concepts in Food, Nutrition & Health

Term: 2021/2022 W1 (September-December 2021)

Total hours for position: 135 for the whole semester (split between 2 people; exact split to be determined based on strengths/availability of successful applicants)

Job Description: The Teaching Assistant will be responsible for grading written assignments, clarifying course concepts and assignment requirements with students, and setting up Quizzes or similar tasks in Canvas. A general understanding of business concepts, and/or previous completion of FNH 415 001, is needed.

PLEASE NOTE: FNH 415 001 will be taught online this semester – on-campus attendance is NOT required.

If you are interested, please email Jessica.oman@sauder.ubc.ca with a resume and a brief description of your interest in, and qualifications for, this position.

Application deadline: June 1, 2021

Graduate Students in Teaching 2021 Conference

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The 2021 Graduate Students in Teaching Conference (GSiT) organizing committee is looking forward to welcoming presenters and attendees on May 19 & 20, 2021. This conference is an opportunity for students to focus on the present and future role of graduate students in teaching: graduate students teaching now, as well as graduate students as future faculty. Hosted by Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology.

This event is FREE for UBC registrants.

The deadline to register is May 14, 12:00 PM (PST).

Conference Dates:  May 19-20, 2021
Conference Program:  You can download the full program here.
Register by May 14:  Click here