Volume 21 No. 20

February 14, 2017

Positions Available

Instructional Associate - Brandon University

The Faculty of Science at Brandon University is seeking an individual to fill a full-time regular appointment as Instructional Associate in the Department of Geology. A minimum of an M.Sc. or equivalent, in Geoscience is required. The
successful applicant will operate and maintain the Brandon University Micro-analytical Facility and related labs, which include an analytical scanning electron microscope, benchtop X-ray diffractometer, fluid inclusion heating-freezing stage, lapidary and other research equipment housed in the Department of Geology. The candidate will be required to develop and implement the Analytical Facility’s business plan, and carry out research and commercial services for internal and external clients, including industry and government. Ability
to communicate and work with the mining, petroleum and exploration industries and with government is essential.

Applications are due April 15, 2017, or until position is filled. Start date is August 1, 2017. For more information, see here.


IRES Faculty Seminar - Amanda Rodewald, Cornell University

12:30-1:30PM, Thursday 16 February, AERL Theatre (room 120), 2202 Main Mall
Amanda Rodewald - Can working landscapes work for conservation?

For more information, see here.

IOF Seminar - Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries

11:00AM, Friday 17 February, AERL Theatre (room 120), 2202 Main Mall
Dr Daniel Pauly & Dr Dirk Zeller - Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries

For more information, see here.

Reading Week Educator Workshops - Writing Across the Curriculum+

Registration is now open for the Writing Across the Curriculum+ (WAC+) Reading Week Workshops! These 2-hour workshops are designed to support educators in the teaching of communication skills in science. For more information, see here.


CGU/CSAFM in Vancouver

The Canadian Geophysical Union and the Canadian Society of Agricultural and Forest Meteorology is coming to UBC at the end of May, 2017. For the range of registration options see here. For the wide range of sessions in Biogeosciences, Hydrology, Earth Surface Processes and Meteorology, see here.

This conference is an excellent opportunity for graduate students (as well as faculty!) to present their work as either an oral talk or as a poster to a large and friendly audience of  academics and professionals from across North America.  For those of us in the Lower Mainland, the one-day registration option is a cost effective means of participating in the conference without incurring the normal expenses associated with such a conference. We encourage you to present your ongoing research conducted while at UBC or work completed during post-graduate research projects elsewhere.
Abstracts are due Wednesday, 15 February.

GEM-2 Call for Grant Proposals

 Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals Program, Phase 2 (GEM-2) has an available budget to fund grant agreements with Canadian academic institutions to address GEM research objectives. Over the next two years, the program is looking to support innovative proposals to help develop long-term Canadian geoscience capacity and to address pressing resource industry needs in the North. The program is currently seeking proposals for projects to be completed by September 30, 2019. The GEM-2 Proposal Template is attached and information will be available on the GEM web site shortly. Proposals must be received by 11:59 pm EST on March 3rd, 2017 to GEM@NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca. Any additional documentation submitted (or not submitted via the proposal template) will not be considered in the evaluation.  Please note that proponents will not be provided with the results of their application before April 15th, 2017. For more information, see here or contact here.

Last call for nominations to the Hometown Heroes Award

Do you know someone in your community who is taking heroic action to support a healthier environment? Nominate them (or yourself) for Earth Day Canada’s Hometown Heroes Award Program. Hometown Heroes recognizes and celebrates environmental leaders, groups and small businesses who foster meaningful, long-term community awareness and action. For more information, see here.