Monday, 18 June 2018

2018 Field Crop Student Assistants

Students are an important part of our research, especially during the summer months when field and laboratory work peaks at the Beaverlodge Research Farm.  Each summer, student assistants are hired using FSWEP1, COOP2, and RAP3 programs.  These job positions offer a unique opportunity for students to learn valuable on-the-job skills while supplementing the applied side of their scientific education.

The federal hiring programs used to staff our student assistant positions require that students be enrolled at a recognized post-secondary institution and that students carry a full-time course load both prior to and following their period of employment.  In fact, our research programs typically screen applicants by the end of December in order to offer positions to work at our Farm from May-August.

We’re pleased to have the following students join us to work and learn in the Agronomy & Crop AdaptationΨ, Integrated Forage Seed ManagementΦ, and Pest Management Programsπ for the 2018 growing season:

Back row (L to R): Nabeel Abdul-Basith enrolled at Mount Royal University, Maya Schmidt enrolled at the University of Alberta, Michael Theriault enrolled at Mount Royal University, Amanda Jorgensen enrolled at the University of Alberta,  and Shelby Dufton enrolled at the University of Lethbridge.

Front row (L to R): Marie McCallum enrolled at the University of British Columbia, Jacey Toerper enrolled at the Grande Prairie Regional College campus of the University of Alberta, Megan McElhinny enrolled at the University of British Columbia, Haley Brackenridge enrolled at Queens University, Rebecca Philip enrolled at Thompson River University, and Julia Kappeler enrolled at the Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta.

Absent from photo: Jeremy Poortvliet enrolled at University of the Fraser Valley.