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FULLY FUNDED MA, MSc, and PhD position at UBC, Canada 🇨🇦

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at The University of British Columbia is currently recruiting 30 to 40 M. A., MSc. and Ph.D. students for Fall 2022.
Funding packages start at $25,000 per year for PhD
students.

These are research degrees that integrate research with fundamental and advanced courses. Students are provided the opportunity to assume teaching assistantships in undergraduate courses. Students work under the guidance of their Research Supervisor, and other faculty
members. Students must satisfactorily complete course work, a comprehensive examination (Ph.D. only), a departmental exam, and write and defend a research-based thesis. Research topics include, but are not limited to:
a)Biorefining, Biofuels, Bio-Based Materials and Nanocellulose
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1/ The Right-Wing Political Machine Is Out to Take Over School Boards by Fanning Fears of Critical Race Theory rightwingwatch.org/post/the-right… Leadership Institute training conservatives to run for school boards to “stop the teaching of #CRT before it destroys the fabric of our nation."
2/ The Leadership Institute, which is offering trainings on taking over school boards, runs a project called Campus Reform, which encourages conservative students to “expose the leftist abuses on your campus.” Image
3/ Campus Reform is a project of the Leadership Institute connecting "conservatives into a nationwide conservative network and a lifetime of civic involvement.Almost all significant conservative organizations across America now employ Institute graduates" leadershipinstitute.org/aboutus/ Image
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A 🧵 on managing expectations in #academia #highereducation (from my own painfully learnt experiences)

#AcademicTwitter, I accidently deleted my earlier popular pinned thread. I thought it was a good excuse to repost, but with some further reflections (older/wiser?)
So here is the original thread:
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These are tips that I wish I had learnt earlier - I hope they help a few of you struggling with the many demands of academic life in long, dragging #pandemic where academic life is increasingly under acute pressure and everything feels extra hard
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 07/15/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/07/15/dai…
To Manage Wildfire, California Looks To What Tribes Have Known All Along

npr.org/2020/08/24/899…

#wildfires #ForestryManagement #NativeAmericans #IndigenousKnowledge
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Higher Education in Australia: The Crisis we don't need to have. 1. Australian universities, such as Adelaide Uni right now, are facing large job losses. Bad for students. Bad for staff. Bad for the sector. #auspol #highereducation
2. The precise quantum of the federal government's contribution to Higher Education funding is difficult to calculate as @andrewnorton and Geoff Sharrock show andrewnorton.net.au/2021/05/14/the… geoffsharrockinmelbourne.net/2021/05/17/may… #auspol
3. Universities Australia states: "The sector took a $1.8 billion revenue hit last year. Universities Australia estimates another $2 billion will be lost this year - against 2019 actual operating revenue" - through loss of international student revenue. canberratimes.com.au/story/7249374/…
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 05/31/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/05/31/dai…
Declining biodiversity in wild Amazon fisheries threatens human diet

phys.org/news/2021-05-d…

#biodiversity #amazon #fisheries #diet #consequences
The Covid-19 Lab Leak Theory Is a Tale of Weaponized Uncertainty

wired.com/story/covid-19…

#COVID19 #origin #wuhan #LabLeak #weaponization #uncertainty
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Our research on #HigherEducation #inclusivity for students with #ChronicIllness is now published by @JDisSoc!!

We discuss stigma towards chronic illness as a #disability, and aim to influence HE practices.

Pls rt! 🎓
@JulieH_Psyc @EmHaz_Psy
#NEISvoid
bit.ly/2QApwQP
It will be open access soon, but if anyone who doesn't have an institutional login would like to read the paper in the meantime, then I'm very happy to send you an e-print
The above paper might hopefully be of interest to some of you!
@TabouMagazine @DisInHigherEd @DisabledAcadem @ChangeDisabled @chronicinclude @chron_ac @AbleismAcademia @EnabledInAca @KeeleUniversity

And @CDSLeeds, your archives were really helpful🙂
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 04/22/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/04/22/dai…
Opinion | Set Up Branches of Elite Colleges to Expand Access

nytimes.com/2021/04/15/opi…

#HigherEducation #accessibility #OpEd #BranchCampuses
Vartan Gregorian, Savior of the New York Public Library, Dies at 87

nytimes.com/2021/04/16/nyr…

#obituary #PublicLibrary #scholarship #leadership #service
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Removal of HEC chairman: Let us think beyond personalities. The #PoliticalEconomy of #HigherEducation in #Pakistan is such that whoever had challenged the status quo, system would have turned against him/her. I think following led the removal of chairman #HEC
1) #HEC R&D grants system was revamped to fund those projects only which had an impact (determined by peer review). #HEC Closed many projects which failed peer review.
2) set up #disciplinary panels for peer review headed by well-reputed scholars such as Dr Zulfiqar Bhutta, Dr Noman ul Haq, Dr Tariq Hassan, Dr Sarosh Lodhi etc., to make fund/no-fund decisions in Committee.
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Further research done by myself revealed there’s a degree mill in existence by the name of Northern California Global University. This name was linked to a bogus university degree scam in Indonesia & 12 people were arrested incl. high profile officials. m.liputan6.com/news/read/1079…
A Malaysian deputy minister was forced to resign after being exposed to having a fake MBA from this same fake degree mill as recent as 2020. These degrees can be ‘bought’ for a price without having to sit an exam or submit a research paper/assignment. coconuts.co/kl/news/bogus-…
The only other Global University that’s in existence in the US (Missouri) is an institute dedicated to Christian studies. There is no PhD listed on Women Empowerment or Entrepreneurial Management as claimed by a famous Sri Lankan professional & her family. globaluniversity.edu
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So administration at Laurentian University used Tri-Council research funds to pay the bills.

This is happens after decades of systemic underfunding of public education and @fordnation @RossRomanoSSM say it has nothing to do with them.

I have some thoughts. A thread.
Ross Romano @RossRomanoSSM, Minister of Training, Colleges, and University, knew about the financial issues at @LaurentianU MONTHS go. Did not then and is doing nothing now.

FIVE of LU’s board members are appointed by the provincial government.

This didn’t come out of nowhere.
“BUT DEREK IT’S BECAUSE PROFS LIKE YOU MAKE SO MUCH MONEY!!!”

Sure, I’ll concede some profs have great, well-paying, secure jobs. But you seem to be missing something here:
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 02/08/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/02/08/dai…
Gambling research: The 'fun' can stop with unemployment, ill-health and even death

medicalxpress.com/news/2021-02-g…

#death, #gambling, #unemployment
Boomers: A book event with Helen Andrews and Michael Dougherty | American Enterprise Institute - AEI

aei.org/events/boomers…

#boomers, #AEI, #book
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A little story: “Everything you need to learn to be a rocket scientist is available online, right now, for free."

Several years ago, @BenBlair (my husband) and @JoshStanley (my brother) learned that premise and it stuck with them.
If that premise was true (and they could see it clearly was true), then tuition rates should be falling — and falling fast. But they’re not. U.S. College Tuition is outrageous, and it gets worse every year!

theatlantic.com/education/arch…
In response, they set out to build the Most Affordable, Accredited, U.S.-based, Degree-Granting University possible — and make it available to students all over the world. And they’ve succeeded.

Permit me to brag a bit about what they’ve built and why it's so cool.
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Hard to believe but in academic time, fall 2021 is just around the corner. Delays in vaccination program make this extremely challenging for universities, in many ways more challenging than planning for F2020 or S2021 was.
A #highereducation 🧵
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Do unis assume herd immunity and business as usual by f21? Yay, let's go back to in-person classes w/ no physical distancing, normal dorm capacity! But, it's a risky bet, because much harder to pivot at last minute from normal -> covid than reverse. Hello, contingency plans. 2/6
Scenario 2: most faculty vaccinated & want to teach in person, too few students vaccinated for herd immunity. Too few classrooms to teach >≈50% of catalog F2F w/ distancing. Legal, moral question if can deny equal access to unvaccinated students (and what does equal mean)? 3/6
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📢We are gearing up for the #IRMIAC2021, with a #workshop on pre-award #grant management!

IRMI (India Research Management Initiative) Annual Conference is focused on “Bringing Professional #ResearchManagement into the Indian #Science & #Innovation Ecosystem”👥

Stay tuned! ImageImageImageImage
⏱️The clock is ticking!

#IRMI Annual Conference - the first-of-its-kind for #ResearchManagement professionals in India - starts at 2:30 pm today👥

Watch this #thread for updates from #IRMIAC2021!

Glimpses from Pre-Conference #Workshop 3 on 'Post-Award Grant Management'👇 ImageImageImageImage
#NowOn

Inaugural session of the much-awaited #IRMI Annual Conference 2021🥁

India Alliance CEO @VasanSambandam1 takes through India Research Management Initiative - the history, purpose and opportunities🧑‍🏫

If you're at the conference, give us a shoutout using #IRMIAC2021! ImageImageImageImage
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Tough choice: @GavinNewsom and @JoeBiden speaking at the same time...
Going w/@GavinNewsom budget talk:

"There's no better investment than #teacher preparation."

You have my attention...

2/
Adding funds for Special Ed, Early Childhood and Preschool- "Historic investments".

Of the $13B in deferrals $9.2B will be paid off- if #CaLeg adopts proposal

$2B to support reopening schools for in-person teaching

Go on... #Budget2021
3/
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So the CDC has a new study about #highereducation and #COVID19 .

Listen closely.

#thread
First, CDC links pandemic spread with f2f campuses:

"university counties with in-person instruction (n = 79) experienced a 56% increase in incidence, comparing the 21-day periods before and after classes started."

56%!
Second, CDC links teaching online to *lower* pandemic spread:

"U.S. counties with large colleges or universities with remote instruction (n = 22) experienced a 17.9% decrease in incidence"
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Four Work Trends Set to Boom

Some food for thought for the new year...

#TechForGood #FutureOfWork

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1 - More Ways to Earn

Chefs 🧑‍🍳
Gamers 👾
Teachers 👩‍🏫
#crypto freelancers 🚀
and Pet Caretakers 🦮🐩🐶

#GigEconomy #careers

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2 - More Ways to Learn

Massive investment in lifelong learning and reskilling

Estimated at $7 trillion by 2025 @holoniq

#Education #EdTech #HigherEducation #Learning #Disneyfication @packyM @satyanadella @LambdaSchool @lyndagratton

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Our executive director, Jasmine Banks, was contacted to comment on this piece. Her comment did not make the final edits, and we are sure you can imagine why wsj.com/articles/charl…
This article is a gaslight to the highest degree. It is not unlike what we've seen Trump do to our nation-- say one thing and attempt to coerce us to believe their words over what we've witnessed and lived.
Maya Angelou taught us that when someone shows us who they are, we should believe them the first time. Koch's investments have material outcomes. Those outcomes demonstrate what he believes. Budgets are moral documents.
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Sitting down to enjoy some virtual pancakes as part of the @pedPancakes #CPD opportunities. Looking forward to hearing from @a_merrydrew

#HigherEducation #Poetry #Teaching #CloseReading
Why create #Blackout #Poetry...
Benefits of Blackout Poetry for close reading purposes
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Grants will help Notre Dame scholars expand program on U.S. national security policy charleskochfoundation.org/news/grants-wi… New $3.66 million from the Charles #Koch Foundation. An earlier Koch $3.5 million grant helped the center hire three faculty members and four postdoctoral fellows #unKoch Image
#unKoch announces a National Day of Action - 10/22/20 - that will focus on building public awareness of the impact of the #KochNetwork within the institutions of education and our broader democracy. #highereducation Image
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A business idea for these times, in which higher education is seen as a commodity, and students are treated like customers: a university modelled on #CrossFit. (And no, this is *not* about Greg Glassman’s idiotic views on COVID or racism.) #HigherEducation /1
From the point of this university “your education is just our warm-up.” Students will have to suffer (every single day) to increase their depth of thinking. Daily existential crises are part of the programme. Only this kind of learning builds sustainable cognitive muscle. /2
Cognitive nutrition will be strictly regulated. No greasy writings are part of the curriculum. Only Spartan intellectual rigour. No literary intoxication. Only Henry-Rollins style straight edge. No romantic poetry, just analytic prose. /3
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