Wed 31 Jan 2018: 10.30am-4.00pm – Zero-waste Roadshow @ NUS’ The Deck canteen

This Wednesday, The Deck canteen (Arts Canteen) is hosting a zero waste roadshow – learn how to reduce disposables, and be inspired about leading a zero waste lifestyle by outreach partners, retailers and video screenings (11am-2pm).

This initiative of Tingkat Heroes Singapore is conducted in collaboration with NUS SAVE and in support of NUS Goes Lite 2018. Visit the Facebook page to learn more and get connected.

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nBox – a Dropbox-like 1TB cloud storage service for NUS Staff!

Staff were rolling up their sleeves to tackle the onslaught of students returning on the first day of semester. Well, we received some great news and it was about nBox, a 1TB cloud service for NUS staff.

This provides a secure service which Dropbox users were trying to work around and also relieved us of OneDrive which has restrictive name formatting issues. nBox has them too, but is slightly less fussy.

nBox has “team folders” which have independent storage allocation and adjust permissions per folder.

Even as @mammal_gram Marcus Chua was raving about the service over in Washington DC, I shifted over the teaching folders I share with the FTTAs.

That’s a relief – now to take it through its paces!

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Jobs: Museum Officers (PhD required) @ LKCNHM (apply by 31 Dec 2017)

Details at the LKCNHM webpage.

The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) of the National University of Singapore invites applications to two Museum Officer positions. The successful candidates must be highly motivated and passionate about specimen-based research on Southeast Asian biodiversity as well as educating NUS students about Singapore and regional biodiversity.

As such, we are looking for candidates with a strong research CV, good communicators who can multi-task and are effective team players. Salary and benefits are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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Job: Lecturer in Sustainability at Ridge View Residential College (humanities, social science, business welcome)

Details at the RVRC webpage.

RVRC seeks to appoint a Lecturer able to adopt an integrated, interdisciplinary approach in their pedagogy. Working with a highly motivated teaching team, they would be required to develop and implement interdisciplinary teaching content and explore innovative ways of facilitation. Lecturers will be employed as full-time RVRC faculty on the Educator track and appointments commence in Semester 2 AY 2017/18.

Position 1 – Sustainability

Applicants must have a strong interest in environmental sustainability and mentoring wide-ranging student projects in the local context of Singapore. Applicants should have a relevant PhD and some undergraduate teaching experience. Applicants from a humanities and social sciences background will be given preference, to complement the existing teaching team.

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Jobs: Educator-track lecturer positions in sustainability & workplace readiness @ RVRC, NUS

Ridge View Residential College at NUS is seeking to appoint two Educator-track Lecturers who would be able to adopt an integrated, interdisciplinary approach in curriculum development and enjoy an experiential learning approach and close mentoring of students.

Lecturers will be employed as full-time RVRC faculty and appointments commence on Jan 2018 (Semester 2 of AY 2017/18).

Details at the RVRC Webpage.

26–27 Jul 2017 @ NUS LT31 – Aquatic Invasive Alien Species in Southeast Asia Symposium: open to public and free

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Introduction of invasive alien species (IAS) resulting from anthropogenic removal or bypassing of natural dispersal barriers is a global issue with far-reaching environmental, economic, and human health impacts. In aquatic environments, the frequency and extent of IAS introduction and establishment can often be exacerbated by the intensification of socio-economic activities, particularly introduction pathways that are associated with international trade.

The Aquatic Invasive Alien Species in Southeast Asia (AIASSEA) 2017 symposium brings together leading international and regional researchers with the overall goal of disseminating and sharing current knowledge, ongoing research, and expertise on aquatic invasive alien species in Southeast Asia.

This symposium is open to public, and is free. Read more and register here.

Symposium on Marine Pollution in Singapore and South East Asia @ LKYSPP, 25 Nov 2016

Another seeking gig, with great company!

Symposium on Marine Pollution in Singapore and South East Asia Symposium

Initiated by the LKYSPP, an overview on the current state of things around the topic of marine pollution in Singapore and South East Asia has been organized by a group of young local and regional scientists to introduce Boyan Slat and symposium participants to these important topics that affect our marine life and well being.

Boyan Slat is a young Dutch entrepreneur whose ambitious plans on cleaning plastic waste from the world’s oceans brought him to the public eye worldwide.

South East Asia is a region with important and growing economic activities that can affect the marine environment regionally and globally. It is also a very important region for plastic waste production. A symposium was organized with the goal of presenting the fields of expertise of young scientists in different institutions in Singapore and the region, with a particular focus on plastic waste.

The following are the main themes to be discussed:

  • Introduction to regional geography and physical features
  • Trace metals in the region as traceable sources of anthropogenic pollution
  • Microbiological implications of trace metals and microplastics
  • Coral reefs and Plastics
  • Harmful Algal Blooms around Singapore
  • Singapore’s marine ecosystem overview
  • Plastic waste on Singapore shores: profiles, trash removal and recycling efforts

Dr. Gonzalo Carrasco
Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Environmental Sensing and Modeling, Singapore MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, Singapore

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