• Meeting Minutes

    BGSA Executive Meeting Minutes, October 17 2019

    BGSA Monthly Meeting – 14:00, October 17 2019   Voting Members Present: Kyle, Spencer, Miranda, Clair, Anmol, Erin Other: Jessica (GSA Rep), Noelle and Kate guests Andrew and Gulnara join at 3:00   Treasury Update: Snack room needs more stock. Claire and Jenny available to do costco runs.  $716 from last count.   EDI Working Group – Jessica Department starting a working group. Grad students that started it, transferred to more faculty heavy. Want a present student voice. Want to make formally affiliated with SGSAC group. Outline sent to bgsa. Would like feedback from the BGSA on purpose and action items. Jessica personal priority to offer a survey of students…

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    BGSA Executive Meeting Minutes, September 23 2019

    BGSA Monthly Meeting – 15:00, September 23 2019   Regrets: Jessica   Introductions Andrew, Miranda, Anmol, Claire, Nikki (PD), Jenny, Spencer, Erin, Kyle joined at 4:09pm, Gulnara (guest), Noelle (guest) Phil (guest), Emma (guest), Aneri (guest)   Guest Speakers Phil & Yasmine (not present)-  Wednesday Nighters. Weekly Seminar in Ecology Department. Want to bring back as a recurring event, have alcohol at events. Asking BGSA for advice on how to run. Need at least one security, 2 people with EOT and ProServe as sober observers. Advertise to the department or grad list to get a wide breadth of presenters and guests. Possibility of developing a club specifically surrounding this event. Presentations…

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    BGSA Executive Meeting Minutes, March 25 2019

    BGSA March Exec Meeting – Monday, March 25, 1:00 – 2:00 pm   Regrets: Ruhul, Alyssa   Housekeeping BGSA Lounge: Andrew Photo contest has submissions, need more research submissions. Have lots of coffee so will keep selling that and will use that for lounge. All baking goods are being provided for the rest of the semester. Want to think about coffee over the summer – at email or elections but no decision on whether we will do it.  Post-Mortem RE Peter: Spencer/Andrew Beer was leftover, and money was leftover as well. So bought a cart and a projector for the BGSA. Will give awards in cash for some with email paper…

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    BGSA Executive Meeting Minutes, February 25 2019

    BGSA January Meeting – Monday, February 25, 1:00 – 2:00 pm   Proposed Agenda Housekeeping: BGSA Lounge: Andrew Will get a couple of boardgames from Antonia and Andrew. Will send out a call for boardgames and books in general. Photo contest for putting things up on the wall both research and non-research. To print those would need $60. What other things do we want? How much are we willing to put in? Another $40 for fake plants? Will use coffee money for pictures first, then see from there. Budget update: Antonia and Spencer Coffee sustains itself, and actually makes money. $620 and change in the last 2 weeks. Spend $650 on…

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    BGSA Executive Meeting Minutes, January 28 2019

    BGSA Exec Meeting Minutes – 13:00 January 28, 2018    Regrets: None   Meeting with Toby Spribille (15/20 min) Graduate opportunities for EcoEvo Seminar Coffee break afterwards is a step in the right direction. In September Felix will leave and Kim will be joining to organize the seminar. Want more grad student engagement. Going forward, want to look at creating themes, making it more well-connected. Want to begin a conversation to see how this could change and become better! Possible ideas: have a seminar for post-docs and graduate students to present, and another for external speakers and professors. Think about how to change courses and requirements for the better. How to…

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    BGSA Executive Meeting Minutes, November 22 2018

    BGSA 2018 November Meeting – 12:00, November 22, 2018   Regrets: Ruhul   Updates Christmas Party!: Alyssa Approval: Nikki 50:50 draw: Nikki – Need to come up with education purposes to spend it on Alcohol has been ordered from Horowitz, license picked up Cookie bake-off Job Fair: Colleen Re Peter: Spencer/Colleen/Andrew BGSA Lounge: Andrew Need to bring back things from G404, Google Poll for when people can help Will add a shelf with food to better accommodate specific requirements (GF, etc.) Will get a projector in the lounge Open to poster ideas to cover the windows   Post-mortem Q&A with the BGSA Beers with Stephen Heard   Future events Hot Lunch…

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    BGSA Executive Meeting Minutes, October 25 2018

    BGSA Exec Meeting Minutes – 12:00, October 25, 2018   Regrets: Ruhul   Updates RE Peter updates Event submissions will start soon Other events? Christmas (December 7th, 4:00 pm-8:00 pm/9pm for room booking): Alyssa Christmas baking competition at the party where people can vote for one they like best. Ingredient cards. Will provide “purchased assorted goods” Nightmare before Christmas themed?? Job Fair (Mid November – Date TBA): Colleen Will be booking space and poster boards right away Will need IDP: Nikki More specific to BioSci than the FGSR one Do it in November? Or maybe in January, see what works best. Curling (March?): Yueyang April candidacy workshop (April): Andrew Intramurals: Erik…

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    BGSA Executive Meeting Minutes, September 20 2018

    BGSA Exec Meeting Minutes – 12:00, September 20, 2018   Regrets: Ruhul   Admin All execs need to send pics and bio to Colleen Assign ‘portfolios’ to Executive. Work with volunteers for these events to make sure they are on top of it. Christmas: Alyssa Job Fair: Colleen IDP: Nikki Curling: Yueyang April candidacy workshop: Andrew Intramurals: Erik Writing workshop: Spencer & Andrew Student Awards Fill Sports Council Positions Departmental Council & Admission and Awards Have applications from general student body. Departmental Council will have all 4 spots on the roster filled. Schedule October Budget meeting Will schedule at next BGSA meeting   Events Halloween Party: cancelled, was not well attended…

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    BGSA Executive Meeting Minutes, August 8 2018

    BGSA Exec Meeting Minutes – 14:00 August 8, 2018   Regrets: Antonia, Erik, Spencer   New Student Orientation August 30th Presentation to new students BBQ outside Drinks at the Faculty Club afterwards Andrew will send out a poll to see how many current students would come and ask for more volunteers, also send out emails to specific faculty   The BGSA website Work on making the website more workable Put more upcoming and past events on More information on resources, scholarships, forms, thesis template, volunteer opportunities, seminar notices, coffee news/weekly coffee meetings potential   Event organizer training Everyone needs to get by end October, will be good for two years https://www.su.ualberta.ca/services/studentgroups/eventplanning/riskmanagement/…

  • Job Postings

    Job Postings, April 10 2018

    Dean, College of Graduate Studies UAE University College of Graduate Studies Location Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Posted Mar. 12, 2018 Dean, Albert Nerken School of Engineering The Cooper Union Albert Nerken School of Engineering Location New York, NY, United States Posted Feb. 21, 2018 Vacancy Announcement for Academic Department Chairpersons University Of Sharjah Chancellor Office Location Sharjah, United Arab Emirates Posted Jan. 11, 2018 Vacancy Announcement for Academic Department Chairpersons University Of Sharjah Chancellor Office Location Sharjah, United Arab Emirates Posted Jan. 11, 2018 Endowed Faculty Position in Cancer Research South Dakota State University Pharmaceutical Sciences Location Brookings, SD, United States Posted Jan. 9, 2018 Open Dean Positions Michigan Technological University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs…