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M.Sc. Opportunity: University of Manitoba

M.Sc. Opportunity: University of Manitoba

Hydrological Modelling for Soil Moisture Monitoring and Forecasting The Issue Soil moisture is highly variable in space and time. Climate change is expected to produce more dramatic precipitation fluctuations causing extremes in soil moisture (i.e. drought and flood) more frequently. These extremes profoundly impact on agriculture, flood risk and infrastructure. However, monitoring and forecasting soil […]

Meet the 2019-2020 PRSSS Executive!

Meet the 2019-2020 PRSSS Executive!

Click here to learn more about your new PRSSS Executive. Thank you to the 2018-2019 Executive!

Job Posting: Project Coordinator (UBC-O) Agricultural Adaptation to a Changing Climate in British Columbia

Job Posting: Project Coordinator (UBC-O) Agricultural Adaptation to a Changing Climate in British Columbia

Salary:​ $18,000- $24,000/year (conditional on qualifications) Hours:​ 15 hours per week (or 780 hours per year) Appointment:​ May 2019 until May 2021 (2 years) For more information: https://www.bcacarn.com/project-coordinator-opportunity/ Background​: The ​Agricultural Adaptation to a Changing Climate in British Columbia ​project is a collaboration between multiple government, industry and academic groups working at the nexus of climate […]

Job Posting: Postdoctoral Fellow (UBC-O) Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change in British Columbia

Job Posting: Postdoctoral Fellow (UBC-O) Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change in British Columbia

Duration: Two years, summer 2019 to summer 2021. Location: The University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus, Kelowna, BC. Salary: $45,000 per year, with benefits. For more information: https://www.bcacarn.com/postdoctoral-fellow-oppertunity/   Project Summary Agriculture in British Columbia is very diverse, and faces a diverse collection of challenges from the changing climate. A number of those challenges stem […]

BC Institute of Agrologists AGM – May 8, 2019

BC Institute of Agrologists AGM – May 8, 2019

Date:  Wednesday May 8, 2019 Location:  The Westin Bayshore Hotel, 1601 Bayshore Drive in Vancouver – Ballroom Time:  2:00pm – 4:00pm Registration for the BCIA AGM is NO CHARGE.    Login to register below.  (Be sure to confirm your registration by selecting REGISTER FOR EVENT twice.) The business conducted at the annual general meeting shall include: adoption of […]

Karl C. Ivarson Scholarship for Students in Soil Science

Karl C. Ivarson Scholarship for Students in Soil Science

The Dr. Karl C. Ivarson Soil Science Scholarship provides financial support to a student entering the second or subsequent year of graduate studies in soil science (agriculture, environment, geology, agro-ecology or other related disciplines) at a Canadian university. Candidates must hold Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residence status in Canada and be enrolled in their graduate […]

CSSS Alaska and Arctic Soils Field Tour

CSSS Alaska and Arctic Soils Field Tour

There are still three spots available for the CSSS 2019 Alaska and Artic Soils summer field tour. Spots will be assigned on a first come basis. The trip is July 11-23, 2019. The base trip should cost $1,735 plus airfare for undergraduates. There are no funds for scholarships or discounts for students this year. Airfare […]

Job Posting: UBC Applied Biology Education/Research Support Technician

Job Posting: UBC Applied Biology Education/Research Support Technician

Job Posting: Education / Research Support Technician Position The Education/Research Support Technician oversees all Applied Biology (APBI) labs within the HR MacMillan building and provides technical support to laboratories/PBL courses and teaching activities including managing and delivering lab training and orientation, equipment set/clean up, troubleshooting and developing methodologies for both laboratory and field experiments and […]

2019 Alberta Soils Tour

2019 Alberta Soils Tour

May 30-31, 2019 Central Alberta Region Red Deer – Drumheller – Red Deer The Alberta Soils Tour is an excellent training opportunity for those working with soils, whether the focus is on soil conservation, land reclamation, or agronomy. Experts will provide background on soil formation and the various soil profiles for each of the landscapes […]

As above, so below: An introduction to soils, ecosystems and livelihoods in the Tropics

As above, so below: An introduction to soils, ecosystems and livelihoods in the Tropics

The tropics are as beautiful and diverse below-ground as they are above-ground. Learn how to use knowledge about the natural variability in soil properties for the sustainable management of ecosystems and farms.   This free, 7-week, edX course starts May 13, 2019. Learn more and view the course syllabus here.   Instructors: Karen Vancampenhout, Professor […]