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Thesis Defence: Teresa Silverthorn

We are pleased to announce that our former PRSSS Executive Teresa Silverthorn successfully defended her Master’s in Forestry thesis! Thesis Title: The influence of forest management and spatio-temporal variation on greenhouse gas fluxes from riparian soils along headwater streams Abstract: Riparian zones, or the zones of interaction between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, have valuable ecosystem functions, and […]

BC Institute of Agrologists Scholarships

BC Institute of Agrologists Scholarships

The BC Institute of Agrologists (BCIA) is a regulatory body which establishes standards for the competent and ethical practice of agrology in BC.  To support future agrologists in achieving their career in agrology, the BCIA supports two students with $1500 scholarships each year. Applicants must submit an essay that answers the question: What does Agrology mean […]

BC TRCR Virtual Mine Reclamation Symposium, September 23, 2020

BC TRCR Virtual Mine Reclamation Symposium, September 23, 2020

BC Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation: Annual Mine Reclamation Symposium Click HERE to be taken to the BC TRCR Website for more information. The BC TRCR Committee is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 43rd Annual Mine Reclamation Symposium.  We have worked out an action-packed agenda for the virtual September 23, 2020 event […]

Profiling a Soil Scientist: Dr. Kira Borden

Profiling a Soil Scientist: Dr. Kira Borden

Welcome to the PRSSS’s interview series ‘Profiling a Soil Scientist’! Our goal is to highlight 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, Hannah Friesen conducted an interview with Dr. Kira Borden. Kira is not […]

Job Opportunities: Northern Environmental Action Team – Digital and Information Technology Development

Job Opportunities: Northern Environmental Action Team – Digital and Information Technology Development

The Northern Environmental Action Team (NEAT) is excited to be seeking an intern candidate to head up digital and information technology projects. This is a temporary, full-time position that will develop the tools and frameworks to help us meet our mission and vision. Funding for this position is generously provided by the Government of Canada […]

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: Dr. Siddhartho (Sidd) Paul

Profiling a Soil Scientist: Dr. Siddhartho (Sidd) Paul

Welcome to the PRSSS’s new interview series called ‘Profiling 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 […]