Department News and Notices
Effective May 1, 2012, the University of Alberta will revert to Spring/Summer hours. For employees whose regularly scheduled work day is 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Spring/Summer hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Please note that the Faculty of Science, including our department of Biological Sciences, remain on the 8:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. schedule year-round.
Moodle Training at Bio-Sci
We have invited a Moodle trainer from CTL for additional Moodle Training.
Training is available on May 2 for instructors. This session will be held in the morning at the Bio-Sci B108 Computer lab on May 2, 9am - 12pm.
Additional sessions may be scheduled based upon interest.
Please RSVP Kofi at email@example.com for additional details.
Plant Collection Workshop
Plant Collection Workshop: 1:00 pm on Monday April 30th, 2012 in BioSci B319.
A good collection is easier to identify later and could be vouchered in the herbarium for thesis or publication.
The Vascular Plant Herbarium (ALTA) will be offering a plant collection workshop for field workers (faculty, graduate students and summer students) again this year. The purpose of the workshop is to train summer students and graduate students in the best practices including: how to select a good specimen, demonstration of equipment, pressing techniques, data collection and specimen labels. There will be some opportunity to practise the techniques. We will also cover collection ethics and requirements for depositing voucher specimens in ALTA.
There is no fee for this workshop.
For information or to register, contact Dorothy Fabijan (phone: 492-5523 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
WHMIS and Bear Safety Training for the 2012 Research Season
All members of the Department are reminded that WHMIS training is mandatory before starting work as an employee of the University. This includes volunteers, project students, graduate students, support (Trust and continuing) staff, post-doctoral fellows and academic staff.
A Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System session will be held on Monday April 30, 2012, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. in Room BS-M149. There is no formal registration; signing the attendance sheets at the session will entitle you to a form letter indicating that basic WHMIS training was covered. Please note the that information will be generic in scope - more in-depth training must be provided by the supervisor based on the specific parameters of the the work place.
For those involved in field research, a Bear Safety seminar (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.) will follow the WHMIS presentation in the same room.
If you are unable to attend either session, on-line (WHMIS) and DVD (Bear Safety) resources are available.
Contact Tom Hantos (email@example.com) for more information.