AURORA EOAS Newsletter   Vol 18, Number 50  Sep 2, 2014



Tad Ulrych Memorial

The EOAS community is invited to a memorial service for Tad Ulrych on Saturday, September 20th at 3:00pm in the ESB Atrium. Please send any letters or reminiscences to E-Mail-To. 

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EOAS Welcomes New Science Teaching and Learning Fellow, Tara Holland

Tara is an environmental geographer who earned her PhD from the University of Guelph where she was a Vanier scholar. She has developed and taught a broad range of undergraduate courses at Guelph, Bishop’s University, Mt. Royal University, and most recently, at Quest University. She was the project coordinator for an undergraduate curriculum review at Guelph and has been a facilitator for professional development workshops in various aspects of teaching and learning. She will be working with faculty on co-teaching projects, course transformations, and consulting. Stop by EOS-South 361 (the STLF office) and say hi. 


UBC Housing Action Plan Implementation Update

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2015 American Meteorological Society Student Conference

Correction to previous advertisement (see Volume 18, Number 48)- new advertisement is attached.

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Grant Application Submission and Prize Nomination Dates for Faculty of Science

See the attached document for upcoming grant deadlines. Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships provide funding for both international and national postdoctoral candidates. Application deadline is September 24th. See here. Note: NSREC RTI grants are pre-screened at UBC with a deadline of September 9th. See here

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Wildlands Studies Student Info Session



Location: ESB 5104

Wildlands Studies field projects provide students with the opportunity to join backcountry study teams as working field associates, studying environmental impact assessment, environmental policy, geologic, climatic and topographic factors that support various habitats, and the relationships between environments and culture.  Most participants are undergraduates who join us on site from all over North America and Canada.  Each program grants 4-12 units of upper division semester credit that easily transfers to UBC.  Project teams consist of 8-16 participants working with a course instructor who provides onsite instruction and directs all field study activities.

This season students can choose among eighteen wildlife, wildland and cultural ecology field studies searching for solutions to environmental and cultural challenges.  Field studies take place in:  Yellowstone, Big Sur (California), Banff (Canada), California Channel Islands, Vancouver Island, Fiji, Belize, South Africa, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Thailand, Nepal, Indian Himalaya, Costa Rica, Panama, Australia, and New Zealand.  Information on all of our programs is available on our website:  Our email address is E-Mail-To.

Please join us at the Student Information Session for PIZZA to learn how to participate.

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University of Waterloo Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences: New Department Chair

The University of Waterloo Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is seeking a new Chair of the Department. See attached.

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