(MUGS) Clothing| Business conference| Barbados| summer opportunity

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Hello geographers!!

i) Do you want geography clothing?? YES YOU DO! Clothing orders must be in by Friday this week!
Office hours will be held in the lounge tomorrow and Friday from 12:30-2:30, so come fill out/
drop off your forms, try on sizes, and make your choices!

ii) No movie night this Thurs, but we'll be right back at it after the break- March 3rd!

iii)Business Beyond Tomorrow Conference: The John Molson School of Business, HEC Montreal and McGill
University are joining forces for their annual conference on sustainability; Business Beyond
Tomorrow. The conference is a unique initiative that brings together the Montreal student
community, corporate leaders, and sustainable leaders to discuss social, economic and ecological
sustainability. Business Beyond Tomorrow explores the sustainable strategies and practices of
businesses today, the obstacles faced by industry in becoming sustainable, and common goals for
the future. The conference aims to educate and inspire the business leaders of today, as well
as our student community- the business leaders of tomorrow.
We are proud to present our 5 keynote speakers: Vandana Shiva, Bob Willard, John Fullerton
(Capital Institute), Claude Ouimet (InterfaceFLOR), and Cirque du Soleil!
In addition, experts in their respective fields will be joining us for panel discussions on
such diverse topics as Social Enterprise, Renewable Energy, Green Marketing, Sustainable
Consulting, Green Buildings, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The day will also be packed
with excellent networking opportunities and delicious organic food! Sign up now to take advantage
of the Early-Bird rate: http://www.businessbeyondtomorrow.com/attend/
For more information, and to pay by cash, please contact mcgill.stop@gmail.com<mailto:mcgill.stop@gmail.com>
See you at the conference!

iv) BITS: The Barbados Interdisciplinary Tropical Studies (BITS) field study program is located
at McGill's Caribbean campus, the Bellairs Research Institute. This 14 week summer program is
a hands-on study experience that exposes students to a wide range of agri-food-energy
industries and related socio-economic issues in Barbados. Intensive course work is integrated
with field trips and an applied group project in partnership with local NGOs. The program
addresses a global need for experienced international professionals capable of interacting
with various levels of government, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.
This amazing opportunity is open to students from all backgrounds! Potential funding
opportunities are available. Application Deadline has been extended to February 28th! For more
info visit: https://home.mcgill.ca/bits/ or contact Danielle.Donnelly@mcgill.ca

v) Check out this cool summer opportunity! Buck Island Reef National Monument (BIRNM), located on
the island of St.Croix, US Virgin Islands, is seeking applicants for the position of Sea Turtle
Research Assistant (RA) to conduct sea turtle research and monitoring. This will be the 24th
year of the Buck Island Sea Turtle Research Program (BISTRP), a long-term monitoring, research
and conservation project supported by the National Park Service (NPS), Buck Island Reef National
RAs must be available from 10 July through 1 October 2011 (applicants must state availability
in their cover letter) and are expected to stay the length of the project (specific dates will
be identified in phone interviews). This is a highly competitive project that is physically
and mentally intense, aimed at individuals who want to make ecology/resource management their
career. RAs must work equally effectively as a team and alone. RAs will provide assistance to
the NPS staff in the collection and processing of field data. Buck Island's nesting beaches
will be monitored 7 days/week sundown to sunup, by a joint team of NPS staff and RAs. Access
to the island is by boat only, where there are minimal facilities. RAs will be trained to meet
the high standard of competency in sea turtle monitoring established in the BISTRP protocol
manual (http://fl.biology.usgs.gov/Seaturtles.pdf). RAs will collect soil samples, deploy
temperature loggers, take water-related measurements, and participate in processing histological
samples. RAs will also assist in deploying satellite and acoustic tags. RAs may participate in
snorkel surveys for foraging sea turtles and/or assist in sea turtle stranding response
incidents.RAs will gain an invaluable experience learning research techniques from NPS
biologists and encountering threatened and endangered sea turtles in a pristine nesting habitat.
Each RA will be scheduled for up to 5 nights on the beach, or 4 nights and 1 day of lab/office
work (data entry and sample processing), on a dynamic schedule. RAs will be responsible for
field equipment care and maintenance. RAs are also responsible for weekly daytime monitoring of
beaches at The Buccaneer Hotel, their residence, recording activities using GPS. RAs will also
conduct outreach to hotel guests. RAs will write a report at season's end summarizing turtle
nesting activities at The Buccaneer Hotel. RAs will receive two meals/day and lodging from The
Buccaneer Hotel at no cost. A small weekly stipend will be allotted (less than $100), and travel
costs will be covered by the NPS. RAs need to seriously consider their finances before applying
to these openings; it will not be possible to work locally while conducting RA duties.
Qualifications Required - Must:
* Communicate effectively in English, orally and in writing
* Have biology training/background
* Collect data and maintain records precisely according to
standardized protocol
* Enter and analyze data (written and computer database format)
* Be in excellent physical shape
* Be able to persevere under stressful conditions
* Work outdoors, day and night in isolated conditions, and in
adverse weather
* Walk in the sand up to 10 kilometers/night
* Climb rocks; stoop, kneel and stand on soft substrate and in
cramped conditions.
* Have a strong work ethic
* Be able to work all night and on weekends
* Be able to lift and move heavy objects
* Operate communications equipment properly (cell phone, hand-held
VHS radio, marine radio)
* Be able to swim; crew a boat in open water conditions
* Have a valid US driver's license
To apply, send a cover letter stating your interest in and qualifications for the project, a
resume summarizing your experience, and contact information for three references to the email
address below. Email is preferred, but postal mail/fax is accepted. Deadline for application is
5 March 2011. If selected for interview you will be contacted by March 18TH,
Email: Ian_Lundgren@nps.gov Telephone: 340.773.1460 x 236 Fax: 340.719.1790
National Park Service
C/o Ian Lundgren, Biologist
2100 Church Street, #100
Christiansted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands 00820

Phew! That's it! Only two more days until reading week!!


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