Legal Briefs- Spring 16

The Office of Legal Counsel is pleased to provide you with a copy of our 2016 Spring issue of Legal Briefs, featuring important updates on both CASL and the U of G’s newly approved Trademark Policy .

Position available in micrometeorology / trace gases StFX, Nova Scotia, Canada

The primary project for this person is very applied, industrial, and societally relevant. However, there is also opportunity to collaborate with technicians and graduate students in the group working on polar soil carbon research initiatives (Arctic/Antarctic). Please see attached job advert for a position in trace gas fluxes / micrometeorology at StFX.

Insect Population Dynamics – Graduate Student Position Available

Enhanced modeling of swede midge population dynamics in North America.Project summary: I am currently seeking an enthusiastic, committed, and hard-working graduate student (Ph.D. or M.Sc.) interested in investigating factors affecting population dynamics of the invasive pest, Contarinia nasturtii, and developing an improved population dynamics model for this pest. The model will be used in novel ways to elucidate possible differences among regional populations, as well as for predictive insights about the conditions affecting occurrence of economically damaging populations.

Applied Ecology & Pest Management – Graduate Student Position with Rebecca Hallett

Host-plant interactions and pheromone-based action thresholds of the invasive swede midge in canola. Project summary: I am currently seeking an enthusiastic, committed, and hard-working graduate student (Ph.D. or M.Sc.) interested in elucidating the impact of swede midge on canola growth and yield, and applying that knowledge to the development of pheromone-based action thresholds for use in canola to manage the invasive pest, Contarinia nasturtii.

SES Summer Fiesta - All welcome to attend

Please join us for our annual Summer Fiesta at the Bullring on Campus.  Mexican Themed buffet and cash bar.

If you purchase your tickets by June 8th  Tickets: Staff, faculty and guests: $10.00 Summer students and grads:$5.00 kids under 12 $2.50.

After that they are $20.00 for all. 

Stephanie Vickers in Alexander Hall and Jo Scarrow in Bovey have tickets.


MSc and PhD positions in project 'Diverse cropping systems as a best management practice: Insight from lysimeters on soil health, air, and water quality' available at University of Guelph for Fall 2016 and Winter 2017

We are seeking highly motivated individuals to study the impact of crop rotation diversification soil, air and water quality, specifically addressing the questions: (i) are diverse cropping systems actually beneficial for air and water quality? (ii) what are the trade‐offs between soil, water,and air quality upon implementing a diverse cropping rotation?

See attached PDF for all the details.

PhD Student Assistantship at University of Guelph: Measure, quantify and model GHG emission

An assistantship (3 years) is available for a PhD program at the University of Guelph through Research Affiliate Program of AAFC. The assistantship is available right way with actual degree starting from September 2016. This is a great opportunity to work on a multi institutional project with leaders in the field (Dr. Elizabeth Pattey, AAFC, Ottawa; Prof. Ian Strachan, McGill University; and Prof. Asim Biswas, University of Guelph).

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