Volume 21 No. 3

October 4, 2016

Positions Available

Academic Director, UBC Vantage College

UBC Vantage College is inviting applications from faculty members interesting in the position of Academic Director.

UBC Vantage College is a Senate-approved academic unit offering an enriched first-year experience for international students admitted to UBC Arts, Engineering, Management, and Science programs.

Those enrolled in “Vantage One” experience an innovative first-year curriculum that includes embedded academic English instruction. Over 11 months, students complete a full set of first-year credit courses for their respective degree programs. After successful completion, they transition into the second year of their chosen degree program at either the UBC Okanagan or UBC Vancouver campus.

The Academic Director is a vital role at UBC Vantage College. This individual provides academic leadership, planning and implementation oversight for the college’s “Vantage One” program. They are responsible for oversight of all curriculum development and renewal as well as the expansion of existing program streams and the potential development of new cohorts with a view to continuous improvements.

For further information, including candidate requirements, please see here or email E-Mail-To

The deadline for applications is October 15, 2016.

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British Columbia Geological Survey Open House - November 17-18, 2016 in Victoria, BC

We invite you to attend the annual British Columbia Geological Survey Open House, featuring a day and a half of presentations highlighting the geology and mineral deposits of the province.

Date: November 17-18, 2016

Location: Victoria, BC

Immediately following the Open House on November 18 will be a half day workshop on MapPlace 2. 

For more information, see here.


Department of Microbiology and Immunology Postgraduate Seminar - Microbial Community Responses to Fracing

Speaker: Dr. Nikolaus Finke, Research Associate, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, UBC

Title: Microbial community responses to fracing

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 12:30-1:30pm

Location: LSC 3

Host: Dr. Sean Crowe

IRES Professional Development Seminar Series: Sophia Murphy,  Kirsten Dales, Conor Reynolds

Date: October 6, 2016

Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm

Location: AERL Theatre (room 120), 2202 Main Mall

The talk is entitled "Harnessing Academic Training to Advance Work in the Public Interest".

For more information, see here.