December, 2023

The newsletter from the
Department of Zoology at UBC


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Deadlines & Important upcoming dates


BIOL/ZOOL SEARCH: Assistant Professor of Teaching in Animal Physiology

Please submit your feedback by Sunday December 3rd!

For candidates, interview schedules, recordings and feedback surveys:

Zoology website / Resources menu / search private page


ZOOL SEARCH: Two Assistant Professors in Evolution

The search has a short-list of 10 candidates and
interviews will start early 2024.

Please stay tuned for scheduling details!


⏰ Reminder: next Faculty Meeting πŸ—“οΈ
           Day: Monday, December 11th, 2023
       Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location: MSL 101


End-of-the-year parties - join us!


Biosci third floor party - December 8th, from 3pm to 5pm

We will gather in the coffee & donuts area, also known as the social area on the third floor of the south wing, and also in front of the door to room 3234 in the west wing. We hope you will join us



Zoology Holiday Party - December 10th, from 5:30 pm to 11:30 pm at Rogue


Thank you for all your RSVPs!


For more details


News & Updates


Diane Srivastava named Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada - new video posted November 27th, 2023


Watch video







Kayla King named Canada Excellence Research Chair - November 16th, 2023


Watch video







Ben Matthew at The Big Story podcast
November 27th, 2023


Listen here




The 50th Anniversary Issue of Fish Physiology
Physiological Systems and Development

1st Edition - October 26th, 2023

Editors: Anthony Farrell, Colin Brauner, David J. Randall, Erika Eliason


Learn more about this book: read the Preface here



Assistant Professor in Food, Forests and (Bio)Fuels - Ecology - Deadline for applications is January 16th, 2024.

Assistant Professor in Food, Forests and (Bio)Fuels - Policy
- Deadline for applications is January 16th, 2024.

Assistant Professor in Plant Developmental Biology - Deadline for applications is December 18th, 2023.

Assistant Professor in Fungal Diversity - Deadline for applications is December 15th, 2023.


Assistant Professor of Teaching position in Biostatistics and Data Science - Deadline for applications is December 15th, 2023.

Sessional Lecturer - BIOL 201 Introduction to biochemistry - Deadline for applications is December 8th, 2023.

Sessional Lecturer - BIOL 180 Thinking like a Life Scientist - Deadline for applications is December 7th, 2023.

Find more information on all these jobs


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Committees and other units - updates

BIF: Bioimaging Facility

  • If you would like to learn more about digital image processing, you have access to the Fiji/ImageJ workshop, which was offered by BIF-DBC-NINC in July 2021.
    The workshop covered:
    1) Guidelines for Image Editing
    2) Introduction to ImageJ
    3) Introduction to Macros.

Slides and materials: https://osf.io/kyj67/
Recordings: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwWirUO6vKgG91lO0dJKP3R3BqPT_g6AT

ZEDI: Zoology Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee

CTLT Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology

  • Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW): on January 13, 20 & 21, 2024.
    The Grad ISW is a 24-hour, fully participatory, and peer-based professional development workshop for graduate students that is beneficial to both new and experienced instructors.

    To apply for the waitlist January 13, 20 & 21, 2024. ISW please click HERE.

    Application opens on November 13th at 9 am and closes on January 10th, 2024 at 4:30 pm.



BIOLOGY COMMUNITY PANTRY - please contribute to replenish the pantry!

Who is it for? Biology undergradueate students

Where is it? Biosciences, 2nd floor, East wing


All members of the department are welcome!


Friday Coffee and Donuts schedule


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