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Welcome to new professor in Salmon Arm

Andrew Perkins in the field and soon in Salmon Arm!

We are excited to welcome our newest full-time faculty member – Andrew Perkins! Andrew is a glacial geomorphologist specializing in reconstruction of paleoglacial landsystems, Quaternary geology, sedimentology, geochronology and geophysics.

As of June 2014, Andrew will be based in Salmon Arm teaching and developing a new Environmental Studies Diploma option in Geographic Information Science. This GIS option will provide skills for students wishing to work with GIS, remote sensing, and other geospatial technology in the environmental sector. The option is expected to be available for students in 2015.

Andrew, welcome to the beautiful Okanagan!

http://www.okanagan.bc.ca/Programs/Areas_of_Study/arts/Departments/geogees/People/Andrew_Perkins.html

 

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Job: Continuing, full-time professor in Geographic Information Science

Okanagan College, Salmon Arm Campus 
Department of Geography and Earth & Environmental Science

Continuing, full-time professor in Geographic Information Science

On CAGLIST http://www.geog.uvic.ca/dept/cag/jobs.htm#L1098

The Department of Geography and Earth & Environmental Science at Okanagan College is seeking to fill a full-time continuing position based in Salmon Arm, British Columbia. The successful candidate will have experience in Geographic Information Science and Remote Sensing, an excellent teaching record, interest in program development, and an engaging research program. Okanagan College is a SSHRC and NSERC eligible institution. The position is a teaching intense position, with the opportunity for research release. PhD preferred; a Master’s degree in Geography or related field required. Salary and working conditions are governed by the Okanagan College Faculty Association Collective Agreement. Placement on the salary scale is dependent upon qualifications and experience. As a learner-centred institution, Okanagan College is committed to providing excellence in teaching and learning. For more information about the mission of Okanagan College, please visit our website at www.okanagan.bc.ca 

The successful candidate must be able to teach the following courses:

1.      EESC 101 Environmental Science

2.      At least one of the following: EESC 111 Earth and Environmental Science, GEOG 111 Introduction to Physical Geography: Climate & Vegetation, or GEOG121 Introduction to Physical Geography: Water & Landscapes

3.      GEOG 210 Introduction to Environmental Issues

4.      GEOG 270 Geographic Data Analysis

5.      GEOG 272 Introduction to Cartography, GIS and Remote Sensing

6.      A remote sensing course at the 200 or 300-level

7.      At least one more GEOG or EESC course at the 200-level


Application review will begin on 09 July 2013.  

Anticipated start date is August 2014 or earlier.

Interested candidates should submit the following documents to the online employment site (
www.employmentopportunities.okanagan.bc.ca/applicants/Central?quickFind=52109):
1.      Letter of application

2.      Curriculum vitae

3.      Evidence of teaching excellence and a statement of teaching philosophy

4.      Statement of research interests
 
5.      A copy of an academic publication

6.      Contact information of three references


For inquiries of an academic nature, please contact Arthur (Gill) Green, Department Chair, Geography and Earth & Environmental Science at 
agreen@okanagan.bc.ca

Research Assistants: Permaculture, Okanagan Agriculture, and Spatial Forensics

Calling all Okanagan College students. If you are interested in working as a research assistant, there are three opportuntities for work with Professor Green.

To be considered you must be enrolled as an Okanagan College student. Application materials are due on Monday 29 April 2013.

 

Spatial Forensics:

Under the direct supervision of the College Professor, the student research assistant will aid with the essential work of secondary data entry, cleaning of data, and manipulation of data in GIS software. This research project develops a GIS that will reduce the costs and increase the likelihood of locating human remains related to genocides and mass atrocities. This research helps forensic anthropologists and legal experts gather evidence used to prosecute war crimes and it represents multi-disciplinary approach to applied technology development.

http://webapps-1.okanagan.bc.ca/ok/StudentCoop/JobPostings/Grad/StuGradDetails.aspx?jobId=15470

 

Agriculture and ALR in the Okanagan:

Under the direct supervision of the College Professor, the student research assistant will aid with the collection of secondary data regarding the history of agriculture, gardening, the ALR, and AAC in Kelowna. Based on its geographic location and regional connections, Okanagan College has a unique opportunity to integrate regional agricultural resources and new research on sustainable agriculture into its curriculum. For example, urban agriculture, ALR management, orchard and vineyard production and community supported agriculture are all currently part of OC courses but are not linked through the curriculum to a broader understanding of regional food systems and agricultural sector employment. This project will result in a proposal for new curriculum and in an academic paper.

http://webapps-1.okanagan.bc.ca/ok/StudentCoop/JobPostings/Grad/StuGradDetails.aspx?jobId=15471

 

Permaculture in Education:

Under the direct supervision of the College Professor, the student research assistant will aid with the collection of secondary data regarding permaculture and education. Based on its geographic location and regional connections, Okanagan College has a unique and unrealized opportunity to integrate regional agricultural resources and new research on sustainable agriculture into its curriculum. For example, urban agriculture, ALR management, orchard and vineyard production and community supported agriculture are all currently part of OC courses but are not linked through the curriculum to a broader understanding of regional food systems and agricultural sector employment. This project will result in a proposal for a course on permaculture and in an academic paper examining permaculture in higher education.

http://webapps-1.okanagan.bc.ca/ok/StudentCoop/JobPostings/Grad/StuGradDetails.aspx?jobId=15472