Aquatic Invasive Species Ecologist (Perm Full Time) – ENV001970, Ministry of Environment, Regina, SK

The Ministry of Environment takes a team-based approach to protecting Saskatchewan’s environment for the wellbeing of the province, its people and its future. We use science-based solutions and environmental laws to help safeguard communities, and to protect our air, land, water and habitat. We are committed to high citizen and client satisfaction through workplace excellence, continuous improvement and innovation.

The Fish, Wildlife and Lands Branch within the Ministry of Environment is seeking a knowledgeable individual to fill the position as an Aquatic Invasive Species Ecologist. This position plays a significant role in managing several areas of the aquatic invasive species program, such as the watercraft inspection program, risk-assessments and the management of invasive species, and outreach initiatives.

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Assistant Professor (eight-month position, non-tenure track), Department of Biology, Saint Mary’s University – Application deadline: May 31st, 2021

The Department of Biology at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for two eight-month sessional appointments (non-tenure track) at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective September 1st, 2021.  The ideal candidates must hold an MSc or PhD in Biology (or related field) and have a record of effective teaching in the field of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the introductory level, with an ability to teach a selection of other courses in Organismal Plant or Animal Biology, Physiology, Ecology or EvolutionThe position swill require the successful applicants to teach about two courses per term. 

The Faculty of Science, which houses the Department of Biology, has gone through significant renewal in the past decade, with many new and active faculty involved in teaching and research.  Our facilities have also been renewed and all space within the Faculty of Science and the Department of Biology have been renovated and upgraded within the last five years.  We are working to establish and build upon areas of distinct research strength and through those foster collaborations locally, regionally, and internationally.

Saint Mary’s University is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 430,000 people.  Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities.  It is conveniently located to recreational areas and to other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States.  For information about the University and the Faculty of Science, please visit our website at http://science.smu.ca/.

At Saint Mary’s University equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment to inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at hr@smu.ca.

Qualified candidates must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and teaching dossier that includes evidence of teaching effectiveness.  The application must include the names, addresses, and email contacts of three persons that are best able to describe your suitability for this position.  Complete applications should be sent to:  Dr. Jeremy Lundholm Chairperson, Biology Department, Saint Mary’s University, 923 Robie Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3C3, email:  jeremy.lundholm@smu.ca.  Applications must be received on or before May 31st, 2021.

Horticultural Research Technician, the University of Guelph and Kayanase – Application Deadline May 7, 2021

We are looking for a professional to oversee rare plant propagation trials and the production of thousands of native plants for rare plant recovery trials in southern Ontario.  This is a full-time position that will be based at Kayanase, an ecological restoration and native plant and seed business based on the Six Nations Reserve near Brantford Ontario. The successful candidate will work at Kayanase’s large greenhouse and growth facility and collaborate with Kayanase staff and researchers at the University of Guelph and the University of Lethbridge, Alberta. They will contribute to seed collection, processing, production and inventory of native Carolinian species at the Kayanase nursery including trees, shrubs, grasses and herbaceous species.

Key qualifications: 

  1. Minimum 5 years experience in native plant nursery management and production
  2. Knowledge of native plant taxonomy, especially Carolinian Native Plants (Zone 37, Eco-region 7E)
  3. Plant identification skills an asset
  4. Familiarity with concepts of Traditional Ecological Knowledge

In addition, possessing or willing to obtain: 

  1. IPM (Disease/Sanitation/Pesticide application)
  2. Familiarity with Groware Inventory Management Software an asset
  3. Good physical condition. Lifting up to 40 lbs
  4. Good interpersonal and communication skills
  5. Willingness to work overtime to meet deadlines (Saturday and Sundays may be required)
  6. Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  7. Working knowledge of relevant computer software programs including MS word, spreadsheet applications, etc.
  8. First Aid and CPR an asset
  9. Knowledge of WHMIS

Pay rate:  

$21 + benefits, 35 hours per week

Start date:

May 2021

To apply: 

Send your resume and cover letter by email to Dr. Ryan Norris: rnorris@uoguelph.ca with Horticultural Research Technician in the subject line.

The University of Guelph and Kayanase are committed to equity in policies, practices, and programs and support diversity in work environments. We strongly encourage indigenous candidates to apply for this position. We will ensure that applications from members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under the university’s employment equity policy. 

Species at Risk Coordinator – Islands Trust Conservancy

There is currently one temporary opportunity available until March 31, 2023, which may be extended or become permanent.

This posting may establish an eligibility list for future temporary and/or permanent positions.

Bring your strong administrative experience and superior organizational skills to this challenging position

Islands Trust is incorporated under the Islands Trust Act of British Columbia. The mandate of the Islands Trust is to preserve and protect the Trust Area and its unique amenities and environment, for the benefit of the residents of the Trust Area and of British Columbia generally, in cooperation with municipalities, regional districts, improvement districts, the provincial government and other related organizations and people.

Islands Trust Conservancy, as a provincial conservation agency created under the Islands Trust Act, is authorized to acquire land and funds to further the mandate of the Islands Trust. Islands Trust Conservancy can accept land, conservation covenants, and other financial contributions from individuals, corporate donors, and government. Islands Trust Conservancy Board is responsible for the management and disposition of funds and acquisition and management of lands it holds. To ensure a balance of both local and provincial interests the board consists of three trustees elected by the Islands Trust Council and up to three trustees appointed by the Province.

Working with a highly dynamic and dedicated team, the Species at Risk (SAR) Program Coordinator coordinates activities, develops communication materials, writes reports and manages contracts, funding agreements and financial resources for the Islands Trust Conservancy Species at Risk Program at a regional level within the Islands Trust Area.  If managing budgets, grants and contracts with internal and external stakeholders is your area of expertise, we look forward to receiving your application.

The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.

Although the incumbent must be willing to work from an office in Victoria 2 to 3 days per week, a part-time work-from-home arrangement may be considered.

Because this is a role with the BC Public Service, applications are only accepted via the BCPSA Employment Website – please do not submit your application by email.

For information regarding this role please contact Kate Emmings at kemmings@islandstrust.bc.ca

Développeuse ou développeur web pour un projet en sciences de la biodiversité

Le Réseau d’observation de la biodiversité du Québec (BD-QC) développe une infrastructure informatique qui servira à documenter en temps réel l’état de la biodiversité et ses changements. La direction du Réseau BD-QC est située à la Faculté des Sciences à l’Université de Sherbrooke et la supervision est réalisée par le Professeur Dominique Gravel du Département de Biologie.

Dans le cadre de ce projet, nous sommes à la recherche d’une développeuse ou un développeur web qui sera responsable de superviser le déploiement d’un portail web qui documente les changements de biodiversité.

Emploi à temps complet, 35 heures par semaine.

Durée du poste : 1 an avec possibilité de renouvellement, annuellement sur 5 ans.

Date d’entrée en fonction : dès que possible.

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