Volume 22 No. 8

October 10, 2017

Employment Opportunities

Project Manager, Pacific Fisheries Monitoring & Compliance Panel

Reporting to the Monitoring & Compliance Panel (M & C Panel) Program Manager, this position is responsible for i) implementing a three-year M & C Panel initiative to improve Chinook and Coho catch monitoring in recreational and aboriginal fisheries in the southern waters of the Strait of Georgia and the Fraser Basin; and ii) supporting the Program Manager by providing secretariat support to the M & C Panel.

To view the full job description, please see here. If you have any questions or wish to submit an application, please email Bob Purdy at or Dave Barrett at .

Assistant Project Scientist, Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC), University of California

The University of California (Davis) Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) is recruiting for a full time Assistant Project Scientist with particular expertise in:

(a) Long Term Data Management and Analysis - Collating, storing, validating, managing and analyzing the accumulated and ongoing data collection in the Tahoe basin. The candidate will analyze the data for both long-term (multidecadal) and short-term (multi-year) trends, and directly interact with TERC field and laboratory staff.

(b) Hydrologic Optics - expertise in aquatic optics, for both clear water and highly colored water conditions. He/she will maintain and develop TERC’s program on optical properties of natural waters. This currently includes data from continuous recording stations, profiling instruments, remotely sensed data and the application of light models. The calibration of optical instruments, particularly for CDOM, will be an important element of this work.

The successful candidate will be expected to publish in peer-reviewed journals (individually or collaboratively) and to assist in the preparation of grant proposals.  For full details see: http://johnmuir.ucdavis.edu/assistant-project-scientist-terc

Applications close: October 20, 2017

Information: TERC director,

Sessional Lecturer, UBC Vantage College

UBC Vantage College invites applications for a Sessional Lecturer for the second term of the academic year 2017-2018, effective January 1, 2018. The successful candidate will teach one or two sections of SCIE 113: First-Year Seminar in Science. 

For more information and how to apply, please see: https://vantagecollege.ubc.ca/careers.

Programs and Events

CSEGF Scholarship 2017-2018

The application process for the 2017-2018 Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysics Foundation (CSEGF) Scholarships has begun.  I have attached a CSEG Recorder article highlighting last year's recipients.

In order to qualify for an award, students must be enrolled at a Canadian university in an academic program leading to a geophysics career in industry, teaching or research.  Scholarships, $2,000 for university students and $1,000 for technology students, are awarded on the basis of academic performance, financial need, interest in geophysics and extra-curricular activities.  


  • Applications opened: Sept. 1
  • Application deadline: Nov. 1
  • Successful applicants notified: Dec 1.
  • Funds paid out (tuition credit) in January for 2nd semester


The application document is attached here or can be found online at: http://cseg.ca/assets/files/students/CSEG-Scholarship-Application-2014.pdf

Commonwealth Science Conference - Funding Opportunities and Evaluation

Fellowship Opportunities – Singapore

As discussed at the Commonwealth Science Conference in June, the Royal Society and the National Research Foundation in Singapore (NRF) are working together to promote opportunities for collaboration across the Commonwealth.

We are therefore delighted to announce that the NRF has established a new Post-doctoral International Collaborative Fellowship for the Commonwealth. Up to ten Post-doctoral Fellowships will be awarded to do research in either Oceans or Sustainable Cities, two of the themes of the Conference. The Fellowships will be based in a Singapore institution. Details of the scheme and the supervising team are available here.