Vol 18, Number 13
Dec 3, 2013
nUBC Grand Opening Monday
December 16, 2013
This event celebrates the official opening of PCIGR's most recent expansion: nUBC. This custom-built 2200 sq. ft. laboratory houses 5 state-of the-art analytical instruments, and represents an investment of ~$7.5 million (CFI-LEF; BC-KDF). nUBC is an important testing facility and Research & Development centre in collaboration with Nu Instruments Ltd. (UK).
The morning program consists of technical talks by key Nu Instruments personnel, followed by lab tours. The afternoon program features lectures from four invited speakers (A. Bouvier, R. Carlson, K. Maher, F. Albarede) on the applications of geochemistry. The event will conclude with an evening reception. Hope you can join us!
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From our friends on the PEEC 2014 organizing committee:
We are excited to announce that the call for abstracts to the 35th annual Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference is opening December 2nd! We encourage all masters, doctoral, and advanced undergraduate students, as well as post-docs and other researchers, to apply to attend. This is a great opportunity for students to present their research in a stimulating and non-threatening environment, while networking with students from other universities.
Further to my Heads-up message of October 4, I am writing to let you know that the President’s Advisory committee has now been established, to consider the extension of appointment of Dr. Linc Kesler, Director of the First Nations House of Learning and Senior Advisor to the President on Aboriginal Affairs. Membership follows below. The Advisory Committee will meet in January and will then begin consultations within the University and externally. I will ensure that the community is kept informed as we move forward with this process.
It is my pleasure to announce that the Board of Governors has accepted the President's recommendation to appoint Dr. Susan Porter as Dean of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, and Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, for a three-year term commencing December 1, 2013. She has been serving in the role as Dean protem since April, 2011.
Eric Holden (BSc ATSC 2006) continues to use his meteorological training in unconventional ways. In his latest project, he is skippering a yacht in the Clipper Round the World Race. Starting in the UK in September, the fleet is currently in Western Australia after stops in Rio and Cape Town. Along the way they have experienced the extremes of weather - from days of calms and thunderstorms in the Doldrums to hurricane force winds in Southern Ocean storms. The route will take them up to China, across the North Pacific, through the Panama Canal, and back across the North Atlantic, to finish in the UK by July 2014. Eric and the team on Henri Lloyd are currently sitting in first place in a tight fought race against 11 other identical 70 foot yachts. The Clipper Race was founded by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person to sail solo non-stop around the world, and is designed to give ordinary people the chance to do something extraordinary in circumnavigating the globe by sail. The race can be followed at: www.clipperroundtheworld.com/
Tenure-track faculty position in Landform Evolution and Surficial Processes/The Department of Geoscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks a geoscientist for an assistant professor, tenure-track position in Landform Evolution and Surficial Processes. We are particularly interested in a quantitative and field-oriented geoscientist. Specialties may include, but are not limited to, glacial geomorphology, fluvial geomorphology, paleoclimate, environmental/climatic interactions, Quaternary geology, tectonic geomorphology, submarine geomorphology, and geologic hazards.
The project is a placer gold mining and exploration program near Quesnel, BC.
Start dates: immediately, or 01.01.2014
Duration: 3 months
Location: Quesnel, BC
Employer: Henning Gold Mines Inc. - www.henninggoldmines.com
Duties (Junior mining engineer): planning, supervision and documentation of ongoing work activities at the active placer mine and possible future mines. Duties (Junior geologist): maintenance of the geological database, analysis of technical and geological reports, planning and supervision of drill and field programs on the to-be-explored claims. There is also the option to do master theses on this project. For any information regarding these positions please contact Norbert Ebel (var a,b,c,e;a='';a+= 'lto:';b+= '@';e = '';b+='rohstoffe.org';document.write(a+b+c);MailMe">MailMe).
Postdoctoral Fellow position in speleothem and groundwater geochemistry
Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin
The Department of Geological Sciences in the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin offers a position for a postdoctoral fellow to conduct research in the areas of groundwater geochemical evolution and paleoclimate reconstructions. These studies are focused on the limestone aquifer and caves in Guam in the tropical western Pacific, in collaboration with the Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific at the University of Guam. The research involves groundwater and rainwater geochemistry, including stable and radiogenic isotopes, and paleoclimate, including reconstructions using speleothems and assessments of speleothem proxies in the modern hydrologic system. The postdoctoral fellow will lead the analyses and interpretations of the geochemical time series and manage the project database.
The PICS office was asked to forward the following message regarding a call for Post Doctoral fellowships
Dear Sir or Madam,
Dear friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation,
I should like to draw your attention to this year's call for applications for the International Climate Protection Fellowship Programme of the Humboldt Foundation.
Up to 20 fellowships will be awarded to prospective leaders from non-European transition or developing countries, who are involved with issues relating to the scientific, engineering, legal, economic or social aspects of climate change. The young climate experts will come to Germany for a year to work alongside a host of their own choosing on a research-related project.