Department News and Notices
TGIF and Chili Contest
The annual TGIF and Chili Contest is set for Friday, January 29th, 4-8pm in CW 410 & CW 422. Dig out your best chili recipe and take on the “chili challenge.”
We will be looking for volunteers to:
1) Set-up ~2pm
2) Judge the contest 3-3:30 pm
3) Serve beer/wine (staff or grad students with SIPS training)
4) Serve as security
5) Sell tickets
And of course, make chili for the contest. For grad students making an entry, the department will cover the cost of your ingredients up to a maximum of $25. If you will enter the contest, please let me know so we can estimate how much “house chili” will have to be made. Chili should be brought to the department by noon on Friday the 29th. We ask that you bring it in a slow cooker or crockpot as the electrical system in CW 410 is unable to handle some of our hot plates.
For more information or to volunteer, contact Maggie Haag (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Animal Care and Use Committee for Biosciences (ACUC-Bio)
The next meeting is scheduled for January 22, please submit your new protocols, annual reports and modifications before Thursday, January 14. Go to http://www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/orca/formscabinet.cfm to obtain the current forms, or call Ed Bailey at 5358.
Thanks to everyone for contributing to and participating in Silent Auction. We raised total of $1,708. Well done! Let's try to raise even more next year! All proceeds will go to the Youth Emergency Shelter and to the United Way.
Please view the lists of on-campus and off-campus friends as well as biosci people who donated the goodies and made this auction possible.
Special thanks to CW405 office staff for their help in setting up and cleaning up.
Undergrad Biology Job Fair
The BGSA will be holding our annual undergrad job fair on Friday, January 8th from 11:30am until 2:30pm. This is a great opportunity for professors and grad students to find enthusiastic undergraduate
laboratory and field assistants. The job fair is held before the deadline for NSERC undergraduate student research assistantships (Jan 18th), which will allow for hiring of full, or partially funded assistants. As usual, the job fair will be held in the foyer of the BioSci building and will accomodate 40 large posters (4'x6'). We are working hard to ensure the undergraduate students are aware of this event and are invited to check it out. If you would like to advertise at the job fair contact Jamie Gorrell email@example.com by
The University of Alberta Palaeontological Society is pleased to be hosting its 3rd Biennial Symposium on January 30, 2010, beginning at 8:30 am in the Earth Sciences Building. Speakers from the departments of Biological Sciences, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and Anatomy, and from the Royal Tyrrell Museum, will present the latest and greatest palaeontological research. Admission to the symposium is free and all are welcome.
Following the symposium, there will be a wine and cheese reception at Leva Cappucino Bar, located close to campus at 11053 86 Ave, beginning at 7pm. Tickets are $10 each and can be reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will be available for purchase and pick-up at the symposium registration desk, and include entrance to Leva, one free glass of wine, and refreshments.
The next IAUTP Wildlife Part 1 course is scheduled for Wednesday, January 13, 8:00 - noon in room CW313 Bio Sci bldg. Please register using the “Part 1 Animal Training Registration Form” at http://www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/orca/formscabinet.cfm, and submit the form to email@example.com or fax it to 9429.