Volume 21 No. 9

November 22, 2016

Positions Available

Faculty Position in Mineral Exploration - Department of Earth Sciences, Western University

The Department of Earth Sciences invites applications for a probationary (tenure-track) faculty position in the broad area of mineral exploration. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2017. Building upon the recent appointment of an Industrial Research Chair in Advanced Mineral Exploration in the department, the position will further develop our current strength in sustainable exploration of mineral resources.

Review of applications will commence on January 5, 2017. For more information, please see here.

Student Positions Available

Internship - Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS), University of Victoria

PICS has announced a call for applications for funding of up to $10,000 to hire an internship student for a four-month period in 2017. We anticipate these opportunities will provide students the chance to develop knowledge and expertise in the area of climate solutions and thereby act as ambassadors for PICS.

The guidelines and application form are available on the PICS website here. The deadline for applying is midnight on January 9, 2017. 

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EOAS Greater Vancouver Food Drive - November 15 to December 15, 2016

EOAS is organizing another food drive in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank (GVFB). We will be collecting non-perishable food items from November 15 - December 15. A box will be stationed in the EOAS main office (ESB 2020 - 2207 Main Mall) and we are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM -4:30 PM. Your donation will go a long way in helping our community in need.

Most wanted items:

  • Canned fish or meats
  • Canned beans, kidney, black bean, chickpeas
  • 100% nut butters
  • Pasta and rice
  • Canned vegetables, pasta sauces
  • Canned fruit, packed in its own juice or water
  • Whole grain breakfast cereals
  • Hearty soups, stews and chili

Due to health and safety issues we are not able to accept the following items:

  • Homemade items
  • Expired food
  • Products containing alcohol
  • Open packages of food

More information can be found here. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the EOAS organizer, Alicia Warkentin

Scholarships and Funding Opportunities for Students

American Geosciences Institute Scholarships for Female Geoscientists

The American Geosciences Institute is offering two,$5,000 scholarships to female geoscientists pursuing graduate degrees in a recognized geoscience department. The Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship will be awarded to one Master’s candidate and one PhD candidate for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Incoming Master’s or PhD students are highly encouraged to apply.  Successful applicants must be female, U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents, be enrolled or accepted into a recognized geoscience program by Summer 2017, and must be full-time students for the 2017-2018 academic year.  All disciplines of geoscience will be considered, including but not limited to geoscience, geology, geophysics, atmospheric science, environmental science, earth science, geochemistry, physical geography, meteorology, geoscience education, geo-library science, or economic geology.

The application deadline is January 4, 2017.  For more details about the scholarship, eligibility requirements, and how to apply please see here. For questions please contact the scholarship coordinator Heather Houlton.

Scholarships for International Students in the Lab for Atmospheric Pollution, Haze and Climate Change, Zhejiang University

Scholarships for international students for postgraduate master degrees and doctoral degree programs are available in the Lab for Atmospheric Pollution, Haze (wumai) and Climate Change with Professor Shaocai Yu at Zhejiang University under a Chinese Government Scholarship. Interested applicants should contact Professor Yu directly. The full scholarship will cover all registration, tuition, laboratory experiment, internship, and basic learning material fees,as well as accommodation for living in a dormitory on campus.

For more information, see here.

External Seminars and Events

SFU Earth Sciences Seminar

Title: Diverse Origins of Gold in the Yukon and Alaska Cordillera
Speaker: Murray Allan, Research Associate, UBC EOAS
Date: Friday, November 25, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: SSB 7172

UBC IRES Faculty Seminar

Title: Conservation Social Science: Understanding and Integrating Human Dimensions to Improve Local to Global Conservation Policy and Practice
Speaker: Nathan Bennett, IRES Postdoctoral Fellow
Date: Friday, November 25, 2016
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: AERL Theatre (room 120), 2202 Main Mall

For more information about this event, see here.

UBC IOF Seminar Series

Title: Exploring the Impact of Climate Change on the Bioaccumulation of Chemical Pollutants in a Marine Food Web from the Northeastern Pacific: An EwE model approach  
Speaker: Juan Jose Alava, MITAC Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries and Vancouver Aquarium 
Date: Friday, November 25, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: AERL Theatre (room 120), 2202 Main Mall

For more information about this event, see here.

UBC Peter Wall Institute Wall Wednesdays Afternoon Series

Title: Soft Architecture
Speaker: Joe Dahmen, Professor, UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: University Centre, Seminar Room, 307 | 6331 Crescent Road 

Joe Dahmen will present recent architectural installations exploring softness. The move toward soft, regenerative systems has important implications for the way we design architectural materials and environments in the Anthropocene. This talk will look at the effects of physical and operational softness on the experience of architectural space through the lens of recent public space installations by AFJD, the design firm of Joe Dahmen and Amber Frid-Jimenez. The projects draw on a diverse range of materials, including mushrooms, recycled polystyrene, and soil. Collectively, they suggest a future in which dynamic architectural environments contribute to local ecosystems and engage with temporality in new and productive ways.

For more information, see here