[JOB]: 3 Vacancies, Veterinary Technical Advisor with Wildlife Conservation Society

Position: Veterinary Technical Advisor

Reports to: WCS Wildlife Health Program Associate Director – Asia Respective WCS Country Program Directors

Number of vacancy/Location Three (3)

Location: 1 vacancy – Vientiane, Lao PDR; 1 vacancy – Hanoi, Vietnam; 1 vacancy – Phnom Penh, Cambodia Country

Program/Sector: Global Conservation/ Wildlife Health Program

Position Type: Full-Time (Fixed-Term)

Expected travel: As required within the region, occasionally to New York if/when needed, and to donor/technical meetings as needed/possible

Organization Background: The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a US non-profit, tax-exempt, private organization established in 1895 that saves wildlife and wild places by understanding critical issues, crafting science-based solutions, and taking conservation actions that benefit nature and humanity. With more than a century of experience, long-term commitments in dozens of landscapes, presence in more than 60 nations, and experience helping to establish over 150 protected areas across the globe, WCS has amassed the biological knowledge, cultural understanding and partnerships to ensure that vibrant, wild places and wildlife thrive alongside local communities. Working with local communities and organizations, that knowledge is applied to address species, habitat and ecosystem management issues critical to improving the quality of life of poor rural people whose livelihoods depend on the direct utilization of natural resources.

The WCS Greater Mekong Program works to protect the last and largest intact tropical forests and freshwater, riverine and coastal wetland systems remaining across the countries of the Greater Mekong. Working simultaneously at community, landscape, national government, and wider policy levels we seek to protect and finance core landscapes and PAs; reduce the drivers of landscape scale deforestation; disrupt and dismantle wildlife trafficking networks; and promote policy change to improve land-use planning at a scale that addresses drivers of deforestation and reduce demand for wildlife and wildlife products.

The WCS Wildlife Health Program is central to delivering on our mission to save wildlife and wild places around the globe. Wildlife, livestock, and human diseases will likely have a significant impact on the future development of sustainable land uses, protected areas, transboundary natural resource management, other biodiversity conservation approaches, and livelihood opportunities in many of the landscapes and seascapes where we work. Our work at the interface of wildlife, domestic animal, and human health has demonstrated that a One Health approach can build new constituencies for conservation and strengthen existing ones, while mitigating a key threat to conservation.

Job Summary: WCS seeks dynamic, experienced veterinarians with a strong interest in international wildlife conservation, and addressing issues at the nexus of wildlife health, domestic animal health, and human health. These Veterinary Technical Advisor position require combined expertise in training, epidemiology, pathology, and wildlife/conservation medicine to support the design and implementation of a wildlife bio-surveillance network in Viet Nam, Cambodia, and Lao PDR as part of a three year United States Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) Wildlife Surveillance Project funded through the United States Department of Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Biological Threat Reduction Program (BTRP).

These positions provide an opportunity to be part of a “real world” One Health project working with partners across the wildlife, health, and livestock sectors to establish an operational network for wildlife disease surveillance in the three countries as part of WCS’s dynamic conservation program in the region. The INDOPACOM Wildlife Surveillance Project is part of a broader DTRA initiative to build capacity for especially dangerous pathogen (EDP) surveillance, and strengthen bio-surveillance networks in the region, by contributing to EDP surveillance study design, EDP disease reporting, and EDP risk analysis.

FOR MORE INFO, SEE POSTING: Vacancy Announcement_Veterinary Technical Advisor_LaosCambodiaVietNam


[FUNDING ALERT]: IDRC Indonesian Think Tanks on Climate Change Policy

Expressions of Interest for Indonesian think tanks working on climate change policy

This call is open to local, independent policy research organizations, or think tanks, that undertake cross-cutting policy and action research on climate mitigation and climate adaption solutions to tackle climate change challenges in Indonesia.

Deadline: January 3, 2019 by 11:30 PM (EST) / Friday January 4, 2019 by 11:30 AM (Jakarta time)

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Manifestations d’intérêt pour les think tanks indonésiens travaillant sur les politiques sur les changements climatiques

La présente demande s’adresse aux instituts locaux indépendants de recherche sur les politiques publiques, ou think tanks, qui entreprennent des recherches transversales sur les politiques et de la recherche-action en matière d’atténuation des changements climatiques et d’adaptation à ceux-ci, afin de relever les défis dans ce domaine en Indonésie.

Date butoir : 3 janvier 2019 à 23 h 30 (HNE) ou vendredi 4 janvier 2019 à 11 h 30 (heure de Jakarta)

[WEBALOGUE]: Holiday Round Table: Show, Share and Shovel out 2018

Just a friendly reminder that the next webalogue will be on Wednesday, Dec 12th from 12:30-2:00pm PDT

The topic will be: Holiday Round Table: Show, Share and Shovel out 2018

Join us as we shovel out 2018 and look back on the year that was. This is your chance to let us know what you’ve been up to. Simply send us a picture/slide of what you’ve been up to and get ready to share your story. We have a great list of past speakers and frequent webaloguers here to tell us their story and update us on what has changed over the last. BUT WAIT,  there is more! send us a caption for the picture below, the best caption wins a custom handwritten card sent in the mail!. But that is not all Stefan will even tell you the real story behind the picture so don’t miss out.

Our contributors will be:

  • A whole bunch of very interesting and festive participants including:
  • Dionne Sanderson, Environmental Contaminants Program Co-ordinator, First Nations Health Authority.
  • Michael Loevindohn, director of Applied Ecology Research based in Wageningen, Netherlands
  • Courtney Howard, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, NWT 
  • Sonya L. Jakubec, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta Canada.
  • Stefan Iwasawa, Researcher, Centre for Coastal Health

You can REGISTER for this webalogue by clicking HERE
Have a great topic/idea for a webalogue? We’d love to hear about it. Email: stefan.iwasawa@viu.ca

For more information on this event, past and future webalogues please visit: http://ecohealthkta.net/

Kindest Regards,
Stefan Iwasawa
Coordinator, Ecohealth in Action Webalogue Series Western Node, CoPEH-Canada

[JOB]: BORN Ontario

Job Title: Epidemiologist, BORN Ontario
Reference #: 18-600
Available Spots: 1
Union: OPSEU
Supervisor: Manager, Health Outcomes– Better Outcomes Registry & Network (BORN) Ontario
Classification: Full-Time
Salary: $44.70 to / à $53.29 per hour
Posted Date: 2018-12-04
Deadline: 2018-12-17

The BORN Ontario Epidemiologist will be a resource for the provision of methodological consultation and technical assistance on surveillance, research and evaluation.


  • Plans, develops and conducts complex epidemiological and/or biostatistical surveillance and research studies involving multi-disciplinary teams comprised of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Leads project teams conducting surveillance, risk assessment and investigations.
  • Critically evaluates and assesses epidemiological/statistical and other scientific evidence, targeted surveillance and research activities and methodologies to identify and evaluate risk factors to public health, identify information gaps and validate the integrity of the data and scientific methodology.
  • Contributes expertise to the development of epidemiological research studies – including methodologies, approaches and models.
  • Manages projects, resolves methodological and other problems, and ensures appropriate analysis and interpretation of the data/results.
  • Writes or edits grants protocols, proposals, comprehensive study reports/papers/publications with findings, conclusions, and evidence-based recommendations to enhance efforts for the prevention, mitigation or control of health risks and/or adverse outcomes in assigned area. Works with team members to ensures appropriate dissemination of this information. Stimulates the improvement or development of public health interventions at the provincial and national level.
  • Represents BORN Ontario at various regional, provincial, national and international committees and meetings.
  • Develops and provides professional, expert advice, intelligence and recommendations to BORN Ontario team members, and hospital, public health, LHIN and MOHLTC groups as requested.
  • Establishes, fosters and expands consultative networks with relevant stakeholders.
  • Participates in professional development activities for the epidemiology field such as peer review of journal publications, reports, and theses; develops executive-level briefings, presentations, and responses to inquiries about data from BORN Ontario stakeholders.


  • Police Record Check (PRC) (Essential)
  • Masters preparation in epidemiology (Essential)
  • Strong research, analytical and communication skills. (Essential)
  • Experience in perinatal health and epidemiologic research in this area (Essential)
  • Ability to identify and analyze, trends and changes in disease and corresponding risk factors, contributory factors, incidence and prevalence rates, outcomes and other relevant epidemiological measures (Essential)
  • Competence in SAS and data linkage(Essential)
  • Working experience with CIHI data (Essential)
  • A minimum of five years’ experience including strong experience in program evaluation. (Essential)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research and research methods (Essential)
  • Experience with statistical software and database development, management and analysis (Essential)

* Please note you will be represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU).

Should the applicant require any accommodations during the application process please notify Human Resources as per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.


LINK: http://www.cheo.on.ca/en/hr?job=7621

[JOBS]: Environmental education

The following environmental education jobs may be of interest to some of you…




Environmental Education Instructor, Lake County Forest Preserve District

Environmental Education Instructor – Seasonal, Lake County Forest Preserves District


Teacher/Naturalist Intern, Jay C. Hormel Nature Center

Prescribed Burn Technician (Internship), Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve


Lake Superior Reserve Education Intern, Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve

Crane Conservation Outreach Intern , International Crane Foundation



Marketing & Development Intern, National Enviornmental Education Foundation


Paddling Program Associate , Sultana Education Foundation

Assistant Director of Paddling Programs, Sultana Education Foundation

Director of Paddling Programs, Sultana Education Foundation


Research Intern, Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership

Research Assistant, Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership

Science Teaching Assistant (Intern), Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership

Seasonal Science Educators, Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership

Ag/ Environmental Camp Counselor, Hart-to-Hart Farm & Education Center


Outdoor Education Instructor, YMCA Camp Kresge

F. Otto Haas Executive Director, Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania


KAEE Communications Intern, Kentucky Association for Environmental Education

School Director, Camp McDowell Environmental Center and Farm School


Environmental Education Instructor, Blue Ridge Outdoor Education Center


Wilderness Leaders, Eagle’s Nest Foundation

Camp Counselor, Eagle’s Nest Foundation

Environmental Educator, Sound to Sea


Summer Citizen Science Internship , Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont

Summer Citizen Science Educator (Internship), Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont

Experiential Education Internship , Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont

Summer Teacher Naturalist (Internship), Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont



Field Instructor, Whiskeytown Environmental School

Community Education Program Manager, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation

Outdoor Education Instructor (Seasonal), Community Nature Connection

Environmental Educator , Nature’s Classroom Institute


Southwest Conservation Corps Youth Crew Leader, Southwest Conservation Corps

Fall Program Instructor, Keystone Science School

Apprentice, Keystone Science School

Program Instructor, Keystone Science School

Growing Gardens 2019 Environmental Education Internships – Spring, Summer, Fall and Full Season Openings, Growing Gardens of Boulder County

Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers , Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics

YouthBuild VISTA, Mile High Youth Corps


Spring Outdoor Science Instructor, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry


2019 Spring Instructors, Seattle Aquarium

Steelhead Research Technician (Internship), The Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group

Garden Educator, CYO Camp Services


Casper Mountain Science Program Instructor (Internship), Casper Mountain Science Program

[JOB]: Professor of Environmental Microbiology

MSU is searching in the broadly defined field of Environmental Microbiology as it pertains to understanding the dynamic interactions between microbial life and the environment that influenceplant, animal, and environmental health. This is a tenure-track appointment at the assistant/associate level. Please direct any questions to co-chairs Eric Boyd (eboyd@montana.edu) or Seth Walk (seth.walk@montana.edu).  We would appreciate it you would consider passing this along to anyone who might be interested. A full description of the position can be found here:https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/14404 

2018 MSU Microbiology_Job Advertisement

[JOB]: Quantitative Ecologist or Evolutionary Biologist

Quantitative Ecologist or Evolutionary Biologist: Open rank faculty position

The Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EEB) at UCLA is searching for a quantitative biologist (open rank), in any area of ecology, evolution or behavior. This position will enhance EEB’s strengths in theoretical biology and quantitative approaches in experimental and field research. We expect candidates to have or develop a robust research program to attract external funds, and to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels with innovative pedagogical approaches. The teaching expectation includes a new undergraduate introductory course (Statistics of Biological Systems), emphasizing simulation-based approaches to problem solving. Necessary qualifications include a PhD degree in a relevant discipline and a strong background in quantitative methods.

Please direct inquires to quantsearch@eeb.ucla.edu. Submit application packages online through https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF04204 and include the following: 1) cover letter 2) curriculum vita; 3) statement of research interests; 4) statement of teaching expertise; 5) statement of formal and informal activities to promote equity, diversity and inclusion; and 6) names of three referees. All items should be distinct documents. Individuals with a history of mentoring students under-represented in the sciences are encouraged to apply and to describe their experience in a cover letter. The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. Complete applications must be submitted by January 3, 2019.

The EEB Department has 29 faculty with strengths in population ecology, evolutionary and conservation genomics, behavioral biology, plant biology, and phylogenetics and paleobiology. EEB also features a large graduate program, three undergraduate majors (Biology; Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution; Marine Biology), and two minors (Conservation Biology and Evolutionary Medicine). EEB faculty have affiliations or close ties with the Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences and the Institute of Environment and Sustainability, the David Geffen School of Medicine, and the Fielding School of Public Health.  EEB is also closely associated with UCLA’s La Kretz Center for California Conservation Sciences, Stunt Ranch UC Reserve, the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden, the Donald R. Dickey Collection of Birds and Mammals, and the Center for Education and Innovation and Learning in the Sciences.

UCLA has programs to assist in partner employment, childcare, schooling and other family concerns. For additional information, visit the UCLA Academic Personnel Office website (https://www.apo.ucla.edu/) or the UC Office of the President’s website (http://www.ucop.edu/).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy. (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct)



Sheena Sanchez

Chairs’ Assistant


Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Computational & System Biology IDP

612 Charles E. Young Drive East

Hershey Hall

Room 120

Los Angeles, California 90095


[WEBALOGUE]: Holiday Round Table: Show, Share and Shovel out 2018

The next webalogue will be on Wednesday, Dec 12th from 12:30-2:00pm PDT

The topic will be: Holiday Round Table: Show, Share and Shovel out 2018

Join us as we shovel out 2018 and look back on the year that was. This is your chance to let us know what you’ve been up to. Simply send us a picture/slide of what you’ve been up to and get ready to share your story. We’ll also be asking past speakers and frequent webaloguers to tell us their story. BUT WAIT,  there is more! send us a caption for the picture below, the best caption wins a custom handwritten card sent in the mail!. But that is not all Stefan will even tell you the real story behind the picture so don’t miss out.

Our contributors will be:

  • A whole bunch of very interesting and festive participants including:
  • Stefan Iwasawa, Researcher, Centre for Coastal Health

You can REGISTER for this webalogue by clicking HERE
Have a great topic/idea for a webalogue? We’d love to hear about it. Email: stefan.iwasawa@viu.ca

For more information on this event, past and future webalogues please visit: http://ecohealthkta.net/

[CONFERENCE]: Blue Cities 2019

Blue Cities is May 7-8, 2019 in Toronto

Mark your calendars! May 7-8 at the Delta Toronto

This year’s conference theme is Embracing Change in Water Management. 

Explore new ways of thinking to better adapt to uncertainty and mitigate risk.

Registration opens on January 10, 2019


Preliminary Program – Concurrent Sessions

»      Bridging the Public/Private/Commercial Divide

»      Making the Case for Resource Recovery in Canada

»      Affordability, Equity and Financial Sustainability

»      Getting More from Asset Management Data

»      Monitoring Emerging Contaminants and Their Impacts

»      Safe-to-Fail: A Changing Paradigm for Resiliency

»      Good Governance for Today’s Utility Needs

Registration opens on January 10.




[EVENTS]: National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health

French follows…

Upcoming events

Communicating data for health equity action
January 17, 2019
1:00–2:30 p.m (ET)

Public Health and Preventative Medicine (PHPM) webinar 
This English-language webinar will focus on communicating health equity data to public health decision-makers who address population health inequities. Strategies for framing health equity data to highlight the root causes of inequities will be presented, as well as approaches to knowledge translation and mobilization in the health status reporting of data relating to the social determinants of health.

Health and proximity to resources
January 23, 2019
1:00–2:00 p.m (ET)
This webinar (in English and French) will discuss the relationship between population health and proximity to resources (parks, supermarkets, community centres, etc.) that impact our daily life. Drawing on solid scientific knowledge, speakers will explain the correlation between the physical and mental health status of urban populations and housing conditions, food environment, community life and sustainable mobility.


The anatomy of a health equity–oriented organization: Insights on organizational capacity
February 5, 2019
2:00–3:00 p.m (ET)

As part of the Organizational Capacity for Health Equity Action initiative, the NCCDH is hosting a series of webinars to discuss ways to strengthen organizational capacity for health equity
This webinar (in English) will discuss eight key areas of capacity for organizations seeking to improve health equity. These areas may have systemic, organizational and individual level components. Strengthening organizational capacity in these areas will enable organizations to more effectively enact health equity roles.
Measuring health inequalities: A toolkit
February 13, 2019
1:00–2:30 p.m (ET)

Drawing on the guidelines and resources in the Canadian Institute for Health Information‘s Measuring Health Inequalities toolkit, this English-language webinar will outline how to measure health inequalities and report on indicators by subpopulations defined by equity stratifiers (i.e., sociodemographic variables) such as income and education.


Activités à venir en français

Les ressources de proximité et la santé
le 23 janvier 2019
15 h à 16 h (HE)

Dans ce webinaire (en français et en anglais), on discutera des relations entre la santé de la population et l’accès à des ressources de proximité (parcs, supermarchés, centres communautaires, etc.) qui façonnent notre vie quotidienne. On y présentera, à la lumière d’une mise à jour rigoureuse des connaissances scientifiques, les associations entre l’état de santé physique et mentale de la population en milieu urbain et les caractéristiques du logement, de l’environnement alimentaire, de la vie communautaire et de la mobilité durable.


Activités à venir en anglais

Communicating data for health equity action (communiquer les données pour inciter à l’action en matière d’équité en santé)
le 17 janvier 2019
13 h à 14h 30 (HE)

Un webinaire sur la santé publique et la médecine préventive
Le webinaire se déroulera en anglais et portera essentiellement sur la communication des données sur l’équité en santé aux décideurs de la santé publique qui travaillent à atténuer les iniquités de santé observées dans divers groupes de population. Il y sera question des stratégies à employer pour faire ressortir les causes profondes des iniquités, de même que des modes d’application et de mobilisation des connaissances pour communiquer les données liées aux déterminants sociaux de la santé dans les rapports sur l’état de santé des populations.


The anatomy of a health equity–oriented organization: Insights on organizational capacity (anatomie d’un organisme axé sur l’équité en santé : observations sur la capacité organisationnelle)
le 5 février 2019
14 h à 15 h (HE)

Dans le cadre de son projet sur la capacité organisationnelle et l’équité en santé, le CCNDS organise une série de webinaires afin d’explorer les façons de renforcer la capacité organisationnelle en matière d’équité en santé. 
Le webinaire se déroulera en anglais et portera essentiellement sur la communication des données sur l’équité en santé aux décideurs de la santé publique qui travaillent à atténuer les iniquités de santé observées dans divers groupes de population.
Il sera question durant le webinaire de huit éléments de base à considérer par les organismes quant à leur capacité d’améliorer l’équité en santé. Ces éléments peuvent comporter des aspects systémiques, organisationnels ou individuels. En renforçant leur capacité organisationnelle dans chaque domaine, les organismes pourront mieux jouer leurs rôles en matière d’équité.



Measuring health inequalities: A toolkit (Mesurer les inégalités en santé : trousse d’outils)
le 13 février 2019
13 h à 14 h 30 (HE)

Le webinaire se déroulera en anglais. Les conférencières s’appuieront sur les étapes et les ressources de la trousse d’outils produit par l’Institut canadien d’information sur la santé intitulé Mesurer les inégalités en santé. Elles expliqueront comment mesurer les inégalités en santé et en communiquer les résultats par groupe de population en fonction de facteurs de stratification de l’équité (c.-à-d., variables sociodémographiques) comme le revenu et le niveau de scolarité.