Land and Food Systems
1. July 13 – Following the leadership of the BC Food Systems Network Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty (WGIFS), the proposed Gathering of Indigenous Food Trading and Sharing (GIFTS) is being planned on July 13, 2016. GIFTS will provide the time and space for Indigenous harvesters to trade and share Indigenous foods and knowledge generated in inter-tribal trade relationships. The gathering is a traditional camp style gathering with free camping and all meals provided. We welcome contributions of Indigenous foods to contribute to the feasts.
Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society
Schoolyard Student Farm Worker
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Good Food For All
Everyone should have access to healthy food, soil, and community. We enact this vision
by cultivating engaging gardens and programs that catalyze healthy eating, ecological
stewardship, and community celebration. Fresh Roots stewards two ½ acre schoolyard
market gardens on school grounds in the heart of East and South Vancouver. The food
we grow is eaten in local school cafeterias, various Neighbourhood House food security
initiatives, and by neighbours. Our fields are hands-on learning classrooms; engaging
school communities and residents of Vancouver in addressing food security, community
health, and vocational skills development.
The Schoolyard Farm Worker grows Good Food For All. They are outside in the garden
planting, harvesting, weeding, and acting as stewards of our ecologically managed
urban farms. They will work under the supervision of our Farm Manager to ensure our
schoolyard farms are productive and welcoming spaces. The Schoolyard Farm Worker
will provide leadership to Farm Interns and volunteers to complete daily tasks on the
Minimum 1 year growing experience in small-scale agricultural production
A post-secondary student in the 2015/16 school year with intension of returning
in the fall
Physically fit and happy to work outdoors in all conditions
Comfortable with spreadsheets, email communication, and record keeping
Experience leading co-workers and volunteers in farming activities
Able to communicate with diplomacy and respect with people of all cultures,
ages, and backgrounds
Have a valid class 5 driver’s license and comfortable driving a delivery vehicle
Have a smart phone and access to a computer
Able to pass a criminal background check
Position begins as soon as possible and ends October 31, 2016
Summer: 24 hrs/week, Fall: 16 hrs/week at $12/hr
How to Apply
E-mail a short cover letter (500 words) and resume (in one document) to
firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the name of the job position in the subject.
Review of applications and interviews will begin immediately upon reception. We regret
that due to the high volume of applicants only those selected for interviews will be
Posting: PDF Document
The 2015 Winter Session TA application is now OPEN! As we were late getting the new application posted, we’ve been granted an extension by CUPE 2278 to keep it open until May 15.
A great opportunity to expand your career and employment skills!
The Faculty of Land & Food Systems has approximately 200 Teaching Assistant positions available during 2015 Winter Session (September 2015 to April 2016). East listed course will be assigned a set number of TA support hours. Instructors are responsible for determining the assigned number of hours for each TA. TA’s are appointed based on their classification (see SCHEDULE A – WAGES AND CLASSIFICATIONS of the CUPE 2278 Collective Agreement).
Please note this is a NEW online application that we started using for 2015 Summer Session TA’s. Carefully read all instructions and provide all requested information. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
One last note – over the last 10 months, there have been several changes to the SIN application process for international students that have resulted in delays in obtaining new or renewed SIN’s. International students must be able to provide an SIN and a valid study permit that covers the terms of their assigned TA appointment to secure a TAship offer, otherwise the offer will be rescinded. Offers for 2015 Winter Session are expected to be made between June – end of July 2015 so please make sure you have the required documentation.
Information on TA’ing with the Faculty of Land and Food Systems can be found on our TA Portal here: http://blogs.ubc.ca/lfsta/