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Thesis Defence: Chantel Chizen

Thesis Defence: Chantel Chizen

We are pleased to announce that our former PRSSS President Chantel Chizen successfully defended her Master’s in Soil Science thesis in late June 2020! Thesis Title: The Effects of Nitrogen Fertilizer Rates and Planting Date on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Potato Production in Delta, British Columbia Summary: In the Lower Fraser River Valley (LFRV), potatoes are […]

Environmental Science PhD Opportunities

Environmental Science PhD Opportunities

Researchers at McGill, the Centre Eau Terre Environement of the Institut nationale de la reserche scientifique (INRS-ETE) and the University of Montreal are recruiting two Ph.D. Students for a project ‘Investigating the role of soil microbial processes in aquatic greenhouse gas emissions in Eastern Canadian permafrost landscapes’. One student will be based at McGill and […]

Job Opportunities: Canadian Society of Soil Science Social Media Manager

Job Opportunities: Canadian Society of Soil Science Social Media Manager

The Canadian Society of Soil Science is seeking a Social Media Manager. Submit applications by July 10, 2020. The Canadian Society of Soil Science (CSSS) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization for scientists, engineers, technologists, administrators and students involved in professional soil science. Its goal is to nurture the discipline of soil science in Canada and […]

Profiling a Soil Scientist: Siddhartho (Sidd) Paul

Profiling a Soil Scientist: Siddhartho (Sidd) Paul

Welcome to the PRSSS’s new interview series called ‘Interview a Soil Scientist’! Our goal with this new series is to highlight some of the work of excellent researchers and professionals that are in the field of Soil Science and to get to know them a little better. With that in mind, we thought that there […]

Thesis Defence: Kiran Preet Padda

Thesis Defence: Kiran Preet Padda

We are pleased to announce that Kiran Preet Padda successfully defended her examination for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Soil Science on May 28, 2020! Thesis Title: Characterizing the beneficial ecological association of endophytic bacteria with lodgepole pine trees naturally-regenerating at unreclaimed gravel mining pits Summary: Gravel mining operations are responsible for extensive […]

M.Sc Graduate Student Research Positions – University of Guelph

M.Sc Graduate Student Research Positions – University of Guelph

The University of Guelph has posted three MSc graduate student research positions focusing on Breeding and Genetics, Crop Production and Tissue Culture in the asparagus breeding program that will begin January 1, 2021. Details and contact information are listed below.   MSc Position  – Breeding and Genetics – University of Guelph An M.Sc. graduate student […]

Thesis Defence: Akshit Puri

Thesis Defence: Akshit Puri

We are pleased to announce that Akshit Puri successfully defended his examination for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Soil Science on May 11, 2020! Title: Evaluating the comprehensive ecological role of endophytic nitrogen-fixing bacteria in sustaining the growth of boreal forest trees on nutrient-poor soils Thesis Summary: In natural ecosystems, plants associate with […]

Job Opportunities: Regional Agrologist – Vernon and Kamloops

Job Opportunities: Regional Agrologist – Vernon and Kamloops

A great opportunity to take the next step in your career with the Ministry of Agriculture Regional Agrologist Licensed Science Officer (Agrologist) 3 Vernon and Kamloops Closing Date:  4/6/2020 Req #68100 https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/68100 Two full time, permanent positions are currently available. 1 position is located in Kamloops, and 1 position is located in Vernon. An eligibility […]

Scholarship Opportunity: Excellence Award for Agricultural Students

Scholarship Opportunity: Excellence Award for Agricultural Students

Deadline: May 4th, 2020 Farm Management Canada (FMC) and the Canadian Association of Diploma in Agriculture Programs (CADAP) are proud to announce the launch of the 2019-20 Excellence Award for Agricultural Students, designed to encourage students to improve their critical thinking, communication and leadership skills through a national competition. How to apply FMC and CADAP […]

Scholarship Opportunity: Elizabeth Henry Fund for Communities and Environmental Health

Scholarship Opportunity: Elizabeth Henry Fund for Communities and Environmental Health

Deadline: June 15th, 2020 The Elizabeth Henry Scholarship Fund for Communities and Environmental Health was created in 2014 in memory of Elizabeth Henry to support graduate students working on research projects with one of more indigenous or non-indigenous British Columbia communities that are researching environmental health issues, air quality and/or promoting environmental sustainability through cooperative […]