Volume 21 No. 8

November 15, 2016

Positions Available

Sessional Instructor in Earth and Environmental Sciences - Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, UBC Okanagan

The Earth and Environmental Sciences and Physical Geography Unit of the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at UBC Okanagan requires a sessional instructor to teach courses in oceanography and global biogeochemistry. For more information, please see here.

Faculty Position in Biological Oceanography/Marine Ecology - Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego

Scripps Institution of Oceanography invites faculty applications for a faculty position in biological oceanography/marine ecology. They seek an outstanding candidate with interests in marine ecosystem, population, or organismal response to global change, with strong preference for a sea-going scientist. For full consideration, please apply before the November 20, 2016 deadline. For more information, see here.

Research Positions - Ocean Frontier Institute, Dalhousie University

There are several job postings at the new Ocean Frontiers Institute at Dalhousie, open to all types of oceanographers. For more information, see here.

Student Positions Available

Student Delegates - CatIQ Canadian Catastrophe Conference

CatIQ’s annual conference (CatIQ’s Canadian Catastrophe Conference – C4 2017) is set to take place Feb 1-3 in Toronto. The aim of the conference is to bring together industry, academia, and government to discuss Canadian natural and man-made catastrophes. More information about the conference, including the full program can be found here.

In order to provide networking and presentation experience to students, we are offering 5 opportunities for graduate students to become Student Delegates. We hope to interest students involved in, or who have conducted research relating to, the following topics: Climate Change, Adaptation, Resiliency, Economics, Actuarial Sciences, Emergency Management, Engineering, Meteorology, Hydrology, Earth Science, Seismology, Risk Management, Geography, Socio-economics, and other fields related to catastrophes.

Student delegate opportunities include: full conference registration, thesis presentation, as well as display space for further discussion and/or poster session, and a $1,000 academic award.

The submission deadline is November 30, 2016. More information can be found here.


MDRU Western Tethyan Metallogeny Day - November 28, 2016

Join us for a day of presentations providing insight into MDRU's industry-sponsored Tethyan Metallogeny research spanning Turkey, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Armenia, and Iran. There will be regional and deposit specific presentations and posters from MDRU's Western Tethyan Metallogeny Project Team and students, as well as talks from select industry guests.

Date: November 28, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, lunch included
Location: UBC Robson Square (800 Robson Street)

For more information and a link to register for this event, please see here.


FES Mentorship Medal - Call for Nominations and CFES Selection Committee Members

The deadline for nominations for the 2017 CFES Mentorship Medal is January 15, 2017. Nomination forms and guidelines are available here. The medal is awarded annually to recognize the sustained and inspirational mentorship of colleagues and employees including peers, graduate students, undergraduate students, and technicians. It was established in honour of Paul F. Williams, a geologist known for scientific and mentoring excellence, candor, and integrity.

In addition, we are requesting names of appropriate individuals to serve on the CFES Mentorship Medal Selection Committee. The committee normally includes 6 geoscientists - 2 from academia, 2 from industry, and 2 from government. Please forward names and contact information for individuals from your society whom you think would be appropriate members of the selection committee to the chair of the committee, Dr. Shoufa Lin

External Seminars and Events

Peter Wall Institute Wall Wednesday Afternoon Series

Please join us for a free public talk by UBC Physics & Astronomy Professor Dr. Aaron Boley.

Title: Wait, isn't it just gravity? Planet formation and its puzzles that keep astronomers awake all night
Speaker: Aaron Baley
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM -5:00 PM
Location: Peter Wall Seminar Room (University Centre, Rm 307, 6331 Crescent Road)

Reception to follow. Please register here.

UBC Green College Seminar Series - Adapting to Global Changes in Oceans and Fisheries

Title: Impacts of climate change on contaminants in fisheries
Speaker: Elise Sunderland, Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, Harvard
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016
Time: 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Meet and Greet (coffee, tea, snacks), 5:00 PM -6:00 PM - Lecture, 6:00 PM -6:30 PM - Q&A
Location: Green College, 6201 Cecil Green Park Road

For more information, see here.

UBC Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries (IOF) Seminar Series

Title: Straddling the science-policy interface with values in the Haida Gwaii herring fishery 
Speaker: Mimi Lam, Research Associate, IOF and EOAS
Date: Friday, November 18, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: AERL 120

For more information, see here.

GenomeBC Public Talk

Faculty and students are invited to attend a free public talk in downtown Vancouver at the SFU Segal Centre about climate change. 

Title: Putting Genomics to Work: Protecting the Earth from Climate Change
Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: SFU Segal Centre (515 West Hastings St.) 

For more information and a link to register, see here.

IRES Student Seminars 

This week's student seminars will feature PhD candidates Michiko Namazu and Jason Brown. For more information, see here.