Department News and Notices
BGSA Curling Bonspiel
The BGSA is hosting the 2nd annual BGSA Curling Bonspiel on Saturday, March 5 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Saville Sports Centre, 6501-115 Street (University of Alberta South Campus). Trophies will be awarded for best team overall and a spirit award (costumes encouraged). We have booked the bar at the Saville Centre for after the curling bonspiel. Registration is no longer possible, as all spaces have been filled. Thanks to all those who registered for what promises to be a fun event! Contact Danielle Cobbaert if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancellation of Classes
In accordance with General Faculties Council policy, classes will be cancelled from noon until 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 7 for the Students' Union election rally. The rally takes place in the Myer Horowitz Theatre in SUB. Instructors are asked to be aware of this cancellation and that they inform students of the reason for the cancellation.
Summer Temporary Employment Program/Summer Career Placement Program
The applications process has now begun. Please see below for more detailed information on the particular program. The Department has normally submitted the unsuccessful STEP applications for consideration by the SCP program. However, because we will not hear back from the STEP program until after the SCP program application deadline, Joy Correia will need to submit all applications received by the March 8 deadline to both programs unless you indicate otherwise. See program guidelines.
STEP application information must be given to Joy by March 8, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. The Faculty Office will inform us of their decisions around April 4th, 2005. SCP only funding application will be accepted until March 18, 2005. Thanks for your cooperation in meeting the tight timelines.
If you’d like some assistance to fill your summer positions (with or without STEP or SCP funding), you may choose to post these positions with Career and Placement Services (CaPS). All University of Alberta students and alumni can access these jobs ensuring that you receive resumes from top notch candidates. CaPS receives between 1200 and 1500 hits a day on their website. To post a position with CaPS, visit the website at http://www.ualberta.ca/CAPS/CaPS_d2.html. Complete and submit the Job Posting Submission Form or call Carey Castillo at 2-4203 or e-mail email@example.com.
Defensive Driving Course
Diane Caird from Earth and Atmospheric Sciences has 10 spaces in a defensive driving course that she is offering on Saturday, March 19th, 2005 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Tory 3-36. Cost is $15 and if you would like to attend, please contact Diane at: firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. I will be offering similar courses in the last week of April and the first week of May and these will be advertised in Biofeedback.
Last chance to view a special entomology exhibit. A special exhibit curated by George Ball is on display only until March 2005 at the Bruce Peel Special Collections Library (Rutherford South). More information is available using the following link: http://www.library.ualberta.ca/specialcollections/exhibits/insect.html
Gala & Fundraiser 2005
Another collection from BioSci is the subject of a special night next week. The 2nd Annual Gala & Fundraiser for the museum and collections of vertebrate palaeontology at the UofA takes place on Saturday, March 12 at the Faculty Club. Keynote address by Dr. Phil Currie, Curator of Dinosaurs at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, an update on last year's Martian 'palaeontology' presentation by Dr. Chris Herd and a fabulous Silent Auction caps off the evening. Tickets are $85 for which you will receive a great meal and a $50 tax receipt. Detailed information at www.biology.ualberta.ca/uapm.hp/ or contact Mike Caldwell at 2-3458 or email@example.com
Thursday, March 3, 2005, 1:00 p.m., M 137 Biological Sciences Building
Mark A. Wolansky, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
"GENETIC MANIPULATION OF ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE LEVELS IN Brassica napus: NITROGEN USE EFFICIENCY"
Thursday, March 3, 2005, 4:00 p.m., TBW-1 Tory Breezeway
Harriet Harris, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
"SEX AMONG INSECTS: CYTOPLASMIC INCOMPATIBILITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE ENDOSYMBIONT Wolbachia pipientis "
Friday, March 4, 2005, 3:30 p.m., M 149 Biological Sciences Building
Ian Forsythe, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
"THE CANADIAN BIOINFORMATICS HELP DESK"
Monday, March 7, 2005, 11:00 a.m., M 137 Biological Sciences Building
Isabelle Lau, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
"REGULATION OF THE HEAT SHOCK RESPONSE IN Escherichia coli"
Microbiology 606-607 & 406
Monday, March 7, 2005, 12:00 p.m., M 149 Biological Sciences Building
Diana Lopez-Santiago, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
"METAL TOXICITY IN PLANTS: THE ROLE OF THE ANTIOXIDANT SYSTEM AS A TOLERANCE MECHANISM"
Monday, March 7, 2005, 3:00 p.m., B 121 Biological Sciences Building
Stefan Little, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
"INVESTIGATIONS OF AN EOCENE LAURACEAE: FRESH TECHNIQUES USING DEAD PLANTS"
Wednesday, March 9, 2005, 11:00 a.m., M 137 Biological Sciences Building
Zileena Zahir, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
"TOLERANCE OF BACTERIA TO ORGANIC SOLVENTS"
Microbiology 606-607 & 406,
Thursday, March 10, 2005, 12:30 p.m., V 112 Physics V-Wing
Serene Wohlgemuth, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
"EATING INVADERS: AUTOPHAGY AND THE INNATE IMMUNE SYSTEM"
Thursday, March 10, 2005, 4:00 p.m., TBW 1 Tory Breezeway
Christina Elliott, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
"FACTORS AFFECTING THE DISPERSAL, REPRODUCTION AND PHEROMONE RESPONSE OF MALE LARGE ASPEN TORTRIX (LEPIDOPTERA: TORTRICIDAE)
Friday, March 11, 2005, 12:00 p.m., M 149 Biological Sciences Building
Adrianne Rice and Melissa Day, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
"M AND M'S - MICROBES AND MUTUALISMS: EXAMINING COMMON MYCORRHIZAL MYTHS FROM A MICROBIAL PERSPECTIVE"
Friday, March 11, 2005, 3:30 p.m., M 149 Biological Sciences Building
Tim Caulfield, Faculty of Law/Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta
"GENETICS IN THE MEDIA"
Friday, March 11, 2005, 4:00 p.m., M 145 Biological Sciences Building
J. William Schopf, Department of Earth & Space Sciences, Institute of Geophysics & Planetary Physics, and Molecular Biology Institute, University of California, Los Angeles
"THE EARLIEST HISTORY OF LIFE: SOLUTION TO DARWIN'S DILEMMA"
Departmental, hosted by Ruth Stockey for the Systematics & Evolution Research Interest Group
Monday, March 14, 2005, 3:00 p.m., B 121 Biological Sciences Building
Lisa Lumley, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
"AMPLIFIED FRAGMENT-LENGTH POLYMORPHISMS (AFLPs): THE TECHNIQUE, COMPARISON TO OTHER MOLECULAR METHODS, AND APPLICATIONS IN EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY"
Thursday, March 17, 2005, 4:00 p.m., TBW 1 Tory Breezeway
Fred Gould, Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University
"THE PARADOX OF EVOLUTIONARY DIVERSIFICATION IN MOTH SEXUAL COMMUNICATION"
Friday, March 18, 2005, 12:00 p.m., M 149 Biological Sciences Building
Troy Wellicome, Canadian Wildlife Service, Edmonton, Alberta
Friday, March 18, 2005, 3:30 p.m., 3-27 Earth Sciences Building
Fred Gould, Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University
"AUTOCIDAL CONTROL AND STRAIN REPLACEMENT: POTENTIAL IMPACTS OF TRANSGENIC INSECT TECHNOLOGY"
Strickland Memorial Lecture
Links to biosci-related seminars on campus:
Anthropology - http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/anthropology/index.html
Cell Biology - http://www.ualberta.ca/CELLBIOLOGY/newsandevents.html
Chemistry - http://www.chem.ualberta.ca/news_seminars.html
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences - http://easweb.eas.ualberta.ca/events/eventtype.cfm?eventtypeid=1
ERSC - http://www.ualberta.ca/ersc/es.htm
Mathematical Biology - http://www.math.ualberta.ca/~mathbio/seminar/2004-2005_Seminars.html
Medicine (all groups) - http://www.med.ualberta.ca/news-publications/calendar.cfm Renewable Resources - http://www.rr.ualberta.ca/What's%20Happening/Seminars_lectures/
UofA Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society http://www.rr2.ualberta.ca/wildlifesociety/
News from the Chair
News from the Associate Chair Research
Department Deadlines for Grants and Proposals
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March 7 - NSERC - Nano Innovation Platform http://www.physics.mcgill.ca/NSERCnanoIP/e/
March 8 - University of Alberta Internal - UA Conference Fund, Self-Funded Research, Fund for Learned Journals Edited at the University of Alberta http://www.rso.ualberta.ca/internalforms.cfm
April 1 - NSERC Strategic Project Grants http://www.nserc.gc.ca/professors_e.asp?nav=profnav&lbi=b1
April 11 - EFF Distinguished Visitor's Fund (Please submit a draft letter of support from the department with your application) http://www.ualberta.ca/~univhall/vp/vpa/Awards&Funding/EFF-DVGuideline'Application.doc
No Deadline NSERC Research Partnership Agreements with Canadian Departments and Agencies
No Deadline Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Open Deadline Canadian Health Services Research Foundation - Career Re-orientation Award
Open Deadline ICORE Visiting Professor Grants
News from the Associate Chair Graduate Studies
News from the Associate Chair Undergraduate Studies
Training and Workshops
On/Off Campus News and Notices
Lunch and Learn
March is "National Nutrition Month" - Wellness Week is March 14-20
All sessions take place from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. and are free of charge. To register, call Mari Pizzey at 2-0725 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
March 14 - Location: QUAD
Just for Fun Series: UofA On the Move Walk, presented by Health Promotion and Worklife Services & Students Union
Kick off wellness week by joining us for a 30-minute walk that will depart from the QUAD at approximately 12:15. Come and enjoy a scenic tour around our campus with friends, fellow students and co-workers it's the perfect way to get started! Walk participants are encouraged to enter their name in the draw box prior to the walk. A draw will be held and prizes presented immediately following the walk.
March 16 - Location: Main Gym, Van Vliet Centre
Mental Health Series: UofA's Biggest Yoga Class, presented by Campus Recreation
Join Campus Recreation's Yoga instructors as they lead you through this one-of-a-kind yoga class. The class will feature a variety of styles of yoga. They are hoping to set a new record for the largest yoga class ever held at the UofA and in the City of Edmonton. No prior experience required, just be prepared to feel great!
March 23 - Location: Heritage Lounge, Athabasca Hall
Physical Health Series: Nutrition Information, presented by Meg Oechslin
Meg is a registered dietician and will be speaking to us about the nutrition services available throught hte University's service provider, Wilson Banwell. She will be providing some quick tips for healthy snacking and lunch ideas. This will be an informal, interactive setting. Please bring any questions you have on these topics.
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