September, 2023

The newsletter from the
Department of Zoology at UBC


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Deadlines & Important upcoming dates

2023 Annual Fall Faculty Symposium - Tuesday, September 5

Following the Zoology Graduate Student Orientation, this is a great way for new graduate students and the rest of the department to meet and mingle!

Join us at 1:30 pm at the BRC atrium for Cookies and Coffee followed by four talks by four zoology research faculty members.

See you all there!

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Imagine Day - Tuesday, September 5

Start of term is right around the corner – starts on September 5th, with “Imagine UBC Day”. BiologyUBC is planning the Biology Imagine activities, and need your help welcoming the Biology students.





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due September 12, 2023 at 12 pm PT

Who is eligible? Must be Canadian citizen or permanent residents of Canada to be eligible, CGSD is $35,000 per year for up to 3 years and the PGSD is $21,000 per year for up to 3 years.





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Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships -
due October 15, 2023

Annual stipend: $60,000 for a max. of two years
Brief application guide:

  1. UBC Zoology deadline: October 15, 2023 to zool.gradprgm@ubc.ca
  2. Each department/unit at UBC-V may forward one nominee Fto the F G+ PS by November 9, 2023 at 4:00 pm PT
  3. UBC-V contact: killam.fellowships@ubc.ca

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2024 Liber Ero post-doctoral fellows - due November 1, 2023

The Liber Ero Fellowship is open to candidates from any country whose research furthers conservation goals within Canada. Fellows must be hosted at a Canadian institution, with mentorship teams drawing from expertise in non-governmental organizations, government, and universities.



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NEW location Zoology Admin Office

Biosci East wing - starting September 2023

The Zoology Admin offices has moved to Biosci East wing, rooms 3041 to 3052. The printers that usually are located in the mailing room have moved to the Biosci South wing in the alcove area between the East and South wings



Two Assistant/Associate Professor positions in Evolutionary Biology - Deadline for applications is October 1st, 2023.


Assistant Professor of Teaching position in the Biology Undergraduate Program in the area of animal physiology - Deadline for applications is October 1st, 2023.



More information for all positions



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Committees and other units - updates

ZGSA: Zoology Graduate Student Association


CIEE: Canadian Institute of Ecology and Evolution / Institut canadien d’écologie et d’évolution

Email/Courriel: ciee-icee@biodiversity.ubc.ca
Twitter: @CIEEICEE


Graduate Program

  • Understanding Your Zoology Stipend
    Mimi will be hosting an info session for Zoology grad students to give an overview on how student stipends are organized and set up for each academic year, the difference between your different funding sources, common problems we may run into with different funding sources, and what you should do if your pay is incorrect (hint: contact Mimi).
         When: Wednesday, September 20 at 4pm
         Where: Biosci room 4223, West Wing)

    There will be another session in early October for students who can’t make it to this one so stay tuned


Biology Office

    Biology TAs please mark your calendars for orientation on September 6th from 10AM to 3PM! All TAs are expected to participate. Faculty and instructors, please have your TAs sign up and participate. Immediately afterwards at 3PM there will also be a union orientation from CUPE representatives regarding the new TA collective agreement”.

         To register, click here: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0iFbvYbogbcmx0i


CTLT Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology

Generative AI in Teaching and Learning
Are you looking for support, recommendations, and advice regarding Generative AI in teaching and learning? The CTLT is offering a variety of events this term designed to educate and empower educators with Generative AI knowledge, including learning sessions and drop-in support. You can browse events here: https://events.ctlt.ubc.ca/GenAI. You can also access valuable resources and ongoing support by visiting the CTLT “AI in Teaching and Learning” website here: https://ai.ctlt.ubc.ca/



A reminder to check www.zoology.ubc.ca - for news, events, resources & more


With the beginning of the 2023-24 academic year, new weekly seminar, event and special seminar schedules are posted daily on the Zoology website: https://zoology.ubc.ca/events



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