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2-year postdoctoral fellowship: Recreational ecology in the Yellowstone to Yukon (Y2Y) region

2-YEAR POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP: RECREATIONAL ECOLOGY IN THE YELLOWSTONE TO YUKON (Y2Y) REGION

SUMMARY: The Y2Y vision is an interconnected system of wild lands and waters stretching from Yellowstone to Yukon, harmonizing the needs of people with those of nature. As well providing wildlife habitat and holding important ecological values, outdoor spaces are places where people recreate. Identifying how and where people and wildlife co-occur in landscapes is an important part of “large landscape conservation”. This applied research project will focus on identifying and mapping where people recreate in the Y2Y region, and compiling and modeling the ecological impacts of different types and intensities of use. The results will be used to inform and manage access.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The University of Northern British Columbia (Dr. Pamela Wright, UNBC) and the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Dr. Aerin Jacob, Y2Y) seek one postdoctoral fellow to work on this two-year funded project. The appointee will lead a team of researchers, conservationists, and partners in the US and Canada to:

· develop a spatially explicit database of motorized/non-motorized trails used for nature-based recreation in the Y2Y region, acquired via partnerships, remotely sensed data, and digitization;

· working from primary and grey literature, and potentially with subject matter experts, review recreation ecology impacts on selected wildlife species and ecosystem components of conservation concern; and,

· develop functional models of disturbance in the Y2Y region (e.g., where structural habitat exists but recreation-related disturbance affects specific species or ecosystem components, and where managing recreation differently could advance conservation priorities).

This position is ideal for a collaborative self-starter committed to applied research and actionable science, and with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. It is anticipated that the appointee will work closely with Y2Y and UNBC researchers, staff, and partners to learn about transboundary conservation and research in non-profit and academic sectors. This may include grant writing and reporting, supervising students and/or technicians, and related technical and non-technical outreach and professional development.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in conservation-related natural sciences with strong geospatial skills. An interest and background in recreation or road ecology is an asset, as are experience conducting and communicating landscape-level, collaborative research that informs management and conservation. We welcome applications from individuals with relevant experience and skill sets outside conservation science, from people who identify as under-represented minorities, and international applications.

Essential skills and experience include:

– Proficient in ESRI ArcGIS and R; experience creating and managing databases, multivariate and/or spatial statistics, classifying and applying ecological risk analysis to large remotely sensed/geospatial data sets, LiDAR or satellite imagery, imagery interpretation and analysis, automating or scripting solutions (e.g., Python)

– Publication record (e.g., journal articles, book chapters, funder/agency reports)

– Collaborative approach (especially non-academic) and multi-tasking

Desired skills and experience include:

– Leading large projects to completion, supervising undergraduate students or technicians

– Literature reviews and meta-analyses

– Grant writing and working with government, community, and/or non-profit partners

– Science communication and outreach (including technical and non-technical audiences)

SETTING: Based in either Y2Y head office in Canmore, Alberta (preferred) or UNBC campus in Prince George, British Columbia (significant time spent at the other location) and travel within the Y2Y region.

START DATE: The appointee will preferably start on or before June 1, 2019.

SALARY: $45,000-50,000 CAD per year for two years commensurate with qualifications and experience, second year of funding contingent upon successful progress in year 1.

TO APPLY: Applications must include a cover letter (addressing your interest and experience in the topic, how you meet essential and desired qualifications, and relationship to career goals), CV, 1-3 writing samples of published material, and contact information for three references. Documents/materials must be submitted in a single PDF file (“Y2YPostdoc-FirstNameLastName.pdf”) with the position title as the subject header to pamela.wright.

CLOSING DATE: Application review will begin February 15, 2019, with interviews anticipated in spring 2019. The position will remain open until filled.

WEB POSTING: www.y2y.net/RecEcolPostdoc

RecreationEcologyPostdoc_UNBC-Y2Y.pdf

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Scholarship Opportunity for Undergrads, Grads, and PhD students to study in Denmark

The UW Scan Design program would like to make students aware of the generous funding opportunities to study abroad at UW’s partner institutions in Denmark.

This funding is available to Undergrads, Grads, and PhD students from ALL MAJORS and from all departments and schools.

Please visit scandesign.be.uw.edu for information and scholarship applications and studyabroad.washington.edu to apply to exchange programs.

Information sessions will be held this Thursday, December 6th at 10:00am, and Wednesday January 9th at 11:00am in the Study Abroad Office (Schmitz 459).

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Winter 2019 Diversity & Justice course, GRDSCH 640

The Graduate School is pleased to announce a new course for the Winter quarter entitled:

“Breaching Borders: Intersectional pathways towards equity and justice”

We invite graduate students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines to participate in this interdisciplinary course which seeks to engage and breach the boundaries between our various intersecting identities, and how these identities interact across issues of equity and social justice. Inspired by Gloria Anzaldúa’s concept of “borderlands”, we introduce the concept of “breaching” to invite participants to engage with, resist, and transgress across these invisible lines that have been constructed to divide us (e.g. gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, language, ability, mental health, and nation/states). The course will work as a collaborative space to explore the meaning of such identities in our lives and society, and strategize for fostering intersectional pathways towards equity and justice.

Please see the attached flyer for more information, and distribute widely across your department/unit.

You may email Saejin Kwak Tanguay (sjk119) with any questions.

Winter 2019 Course Flyer.pdf

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New Course SEFS 590B (2)

SEFS 590B, Soil Hydrology, 2 Credits, also open to Juniors and Seniors—see attached!

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SEFS 521C Tomorrow City: Planning for a planet that doesn’t burn and a future that doesn’t suck

What will the city of the future look like after the world has made a full shift to renewable energy and sustainable resource use? What will it take to make such a transition effective, attractive, and equitable? How do we make this a future that everyone wants and from which everyone benefits? This course will be a hands-on, visioning exercise. We’ll start with a foundation in reading from a number of authors who have attempted to envision a sustainable future. We’ll then break into groups and work together to design the various elements of the city of the future. The course will be co-taught by Chip Giller, founder of the environmental media organization Grist, and Josh Lawler, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, and will feature a number of guest appearances (largely digital) from authors, thinkers, and doers, including Grist Fixers. Enrollment is limited to 20 and preference will be given to graduate students. Please contact jlawler with any questions.

Joshua J. Lawler
Denman Professor of Sustainable Resource Sciences

School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

University of Washington

Phone: 206.685.4367

http://depts.washington.edu/landecol

Skype: jjlawler

Twitter: @jjjlawler

Flyer __ UW Course __ January FY19.pdf

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Winter course: Applying Indigenous Knowledge to Modern Natural Resource Management Techniques

SEFS graduate students,

Please consider the attached flyer for SEFS 590 D, Applying Indigenous Knowledge to Modern Natural Resource Management Techniques. This course will be taught Winter quarter by Kristiina Vogt and several tribal leaders. The course is offered Friday afternoons. Space is very limited so register today if you are interested.

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Graduate Certificate in Ethics

Dear Graduate Students,

Are you interested in exploring ethical questions within your field of graduate study? The Graduate Certificate in Ethics(offered by the Program on Ethics in the Department of Philosophy) is designed for students in all disciplines and can be customized to complement your primary graduate degree program.

VALUES 512: JUSTICE MATTERS, Winter 2019 (5 credits)

In Winter 2019 we will be offering our core course for the year (taught by Professor Stephen Gardiner, Director of the UW Program on Ethics). JUSTICE MATTERS is specifically aimed at non-philosophers doing graduate work that has a significant ethical dimension. (Philosophy graduate students do not take this course.) Some students take JUSTICE MATTERS as a stand-alone course. Others take the course as part of the Graduate Certificate in Ethics, for which it can function as a core course.

Course Description: This course aims to introduce graduate and professional students from a wide range of backgrounds to some central moral questions about social structures and institutions. Discussion will center on concerns of justice, broadly construed as the basic virtue of social institutions. It includes topics such as economic inequality, freedom, class, race, gender and environmental injustice. In particular, the course will ask what it is to treat people as equals, and consider different answers to this question proposed by (for example) utilitarians, liberals, libertarians, feminists, communitarians, Marxists and nationalists. Students will consider conceptual frameworks for thinking about the increasingly familiar difficulties that arise in any attempt to fashion fair and decent policies in various areas of our lives. It is assumed that the perspectives brought from different fields will prove mutually illuminating.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN ETHICS

The Graduate Certificate in Ethics aims to facilitate graduate research in ethics as it arises across the disciplines. The program is designed to provide students with the necessary groundwork for pursuing ethics scholarship as it relates to their field of study. The curriculum is designed to accommodate diverse student interests and to facilitate cross-disciplinary conversations and scholarship.

Summary of Certificate Requirements:

  • Selection of a Certificate advisor from among the Core Faculty of the Program on Ethics.
  • Completion of 15 credits, including:
    • One core course (5 credits): Either VALUES 511: Ethics Matters or VALUES 512: Justice Matters
    • Additional graduate level values-laden courses (a minimum of 8 credits) related to your primary area of graduate study
    • VALUES 513: Capstone Workshop (2 credits)

We welcome applications to the Graduate Certificate in Ethics from graduate students across the university community. More information about the graduate certificate’s requirements, curriculum, and faculty can be found at: https://phil.washington.edu/graduate-certificate-ethics.

Don’t hesitate to contact me, Britta Anson (brittama) or the Certificate Director Stephen Gardiner (smgard) if you have questions.

Poster_Graduate Certificate in Ethics.pdf

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New Class: SEFS 521 Decision support tools for urban water pollution

Yup, it is time to be signing up for winter classes. Did you know that there is a new winter class?

SEFS 521, which is in partnership with King County and The Nature Conservancy to conduct a formal “systemic review” on the relationship among stormwater treatment, social, economic, and ecological outcomes, and ecosystems services across the Puget Sound region with potential for co-authorship.

If you have any questions feel free to ask at caitbay.

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Noble Research Institute Accepting Applications for Summer Agriculture Internship

Noble Research Institute Accepting Applications for Summer Agriculture Internship

DEADLINE: February 6, 2019

The Lloyd Noble Scholars in Agriculture program offers students the opportunity to work alongside agricultural professionals at one of the nation’s foremost agricultural research organizations. Scholars work forty hours a week and will earn approximately $4,800 during the two-and-a half month program.

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Hiring OWRC Writing Center Tutors for 2018-2019 (Applications due 11/19)

The Odegaard Writing & Research Center (OWRC) is now hiring new writing consultants for Winter and Spring quarters. If you or your colleagues know someone who might be both interested in and qualified to apply for work as a peer tutor at the OWRC, please feel free to share the following link (https://depts.washington.edu/owrc/hiring) and encourage them to apply on Handshake (#2139717). Preference will be given to candidates graduating in June 2020 or later.

The OWRC is an interdisciplinary writing and research center that aims to support UW students, staff, and faculty on their diverse writing and research projects through one-to-one tutoring sessions, group tutoring sessions, workshops, and other programs.

Our tutors are undergraduate and graduate students from a wide range of academic fields, and we provide a rich learning environment for writers and tutors alike. We consistently hear from tutors that their work here is challenging and transformative. The OWRC is a vibrant learning community that provides tutors with ongoing training, varied professional experiences, and a welcoming work environment.

Complete application instructions are posted on our website; the deadline is Monday, November 19 at 5:00 pm. We also encourage applicants to to bring their materials to the OWRC and discuss them with our current tutors—just make an appointment and come by.

http://depts.washington.edu/owrc

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“Which Public Health Degree Is Right for Me?” 11/29/18 Event

Are you considering a public health graduate degree? The Department of Health Services trains students for influential careers in public health practice and research, health administration, health promotion, and health policy. Would you like to learn more about the types of graduate degrees we offer and what makes them unique?

The Department of Health Services invites you to attend our “Which Public Health Degree is Right For Me?” session –

Which Public Health Degree Is Right for Me?

Date/Time: November 29, 2018; 5:30-7:30pm

Location: UW Bothell campus, UW1-280

Event Description: Join us for a panel led by graduate students in our COPHP, MPH, MS, MHA, and MHIHIM programs, followed by small group break-out sessions. Pizza and beverages will be served!

RSVP link: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/hservask/358394

We hope to see you there!

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5 spaces available in Cross-Cultural Religious Literacy

There are 5 spaces open in JSIS 578 A: Cross-Cultural Religious Literacy with Chris Seiple. This course meets on Mondays in winter 2019 from 11:30a-1:20p.

Finding solutions to global challenges demands different perspectives, as well as partnerships among individuals and institutions who do not share the same values. How does one build unity without uniformity across sectors—each of which possess believers and faith-based actors—in order to effectively lead in complicated times? Through theory, case study and the practical experience of both the instructor and the students, this course understands and wrestles with the role of religion in context—at least as an underexamined analytic factor, and perhaps even as tremendous force for the common good – and seeks to teach the skill sets of evaluation (self & contextual), communication, and negotiation as a means to mutual literacy and respect across cultures and countries.

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Post-doc opportunity at USDA

Please see the attached announcement from the USDA if you are looking for a post-doc opportunity. The field is soil science or agronomy. Here is a short message describing the important elements they are looking for: USDA has an opening, and they are looking for someone with training in meta-analysis, statistical programing in SAS, R GIS knowledge experience useful, data mining -database development.

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Upcoming Information Sessions for Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Degree Programs

Interested in pursuing a graduate degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington? In a few weeks we will be offering virtual information sessions to give you greater insight into some of our different research areas. In these sessions lead faculty will outline their section of the department, classes offered, and answer questions you have about the program. We hope you join us.

The Structural information session will be held on

11/29/18 4:00-5:00 PM PST via this link: https://washington.zoom.us/j/536697413

The Environmental and Hydrology & Hydrodynamics information session will be held on

11/27/18 4:30-5:30 PM PST via this link: https://washington.zoom.us/j/212054126

The Transportation information session will be held on

11/27/18 2:00-3:00 PM PST via this link: https://washington.zoom.us/j/353785648

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ENV H 446/546 Hazardous Waste and Public Health

ENV H 446 / 546 Hazardous Waste and Public Health

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Winter 2019 – QSCI 497 Special Topics: Agent Based Modelling

Q SCI 497 Special Topics in Quantitative Science: Agent Based Modelling (4 credits)
Winter 2019
Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30am – 12:20pm
Instructor: Dr. Andrew Berdahl, berdahl

Agent-based models (aka individual-based models) provide a flexible framework for creating simple representations of complex phenomena in the life, social and physical sciences. In this play-based course we will learn to design, build and perform computational experiments using agent-based models. Along the way you will learn useful programming and data visualization skills.

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iSchool Graduate Programs Online Information Session for Veterans

Link: https://uwioss.com/2018/11/02/events-ischool-graduate-programs-online-information-session-veterans-resources/

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Are you a Veteran, or eligible for Veterans’ benefits to cover graduate education? Interested in learning how a graduate degree in information science can help you achieve your professional and personal goals?

Attend an online information session especially for Veterans and those eligible for Veteran’s education benefits, who are interested in the iSchool’s Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) and Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM) programs. Learn about building a career in data science, information architecture, librarianship, information security, UX, IT consulting, information management or the information sciences!

Session Information:
November 7, 2018, 3-4pm PT
Online (via Zoom)

Click here for more information and a link to the online session

Click here to RSVP for the session

Ready to find out more about iSchool Graduate Programs? Join our email list to get notifications about iSchool Graduate Program Information Sessions and other recruiting events. You can also check our recruiting calendar for a full list of events happening soon.

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USDA grant and scholarship programs

Educational Scholarship Programs

Students with talent in the sciences, especially those relating to food, natural resources and human sciences, will make the research discoveries of tomorrow. Today, they need training to realize their potential. Funding education can be a challenge, especially for students from communities that are under-represented in the scientific workforce. NIFA has two types of funding options to ensure more talented students can achieve their research career goals in agriculture.

  • Funding for universities
    • National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program
    • Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP)
  • Funding for fellows
    • Afri Fellowship Grants Program

Other grants

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Master of Science in Technology Innovation Info Session: Thursday, November 8th, 6pm

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UW Master of Science in Technology Innovation

Information Session: November 8, 6-7 pm, UW Bothell

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Join us at the Information Session to learn more about MSTI program. Engage with MSTI faculty, staff, and current students!

Through intensive courses in design thinking, technology development, and entrepreneurship, the Master of Science in Technology Innovation (MSTI) at the University of Washington teaches the skills needed to take an innovation from concept to development and on to launch.

For students interested in developing a global perspective on technology innovation, we offer a dual degree that combines the UW MSTI with a Master of Engineering in Data Science & Information Technology at Tsinghua University in China.

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New Winter Class SEFS 521 – Decision support tools for urban water pollution

There is a new winter class, SEFS 521, which is in partnership with King County and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to conduct a formal “systemic review” on the relationship among stormwater treatment, social, economic, and ecological outcomes, and ecosystems services across the Puget Sound region.

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