Arctic Courses-Spring Quarter!

Visiting Scholars in Arctic Studies Offer Two Spring Quarter Classes!

The Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, and American Indian Studies, are offering the following courses in Arctic Studies in Spring Quarter 2013. The courses are open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

SIS 482A Canada Special Topics/AIS 475 Special Topics in American Indian Studies
Business in the Arctic – Working with Law and Policy in Resource Development
Dr. Sari Graben, U.W. 2012-13 Canada-U.S. Fulbright Chair
3 credits
Thursdays, 1:30-4:20p.m.
In the last several years, countries bordering the Arctic Ocean have made law and policy in the region a major priority. While there are several contributing factors to this prioritization, one of the most important ones is the opportunity for countries to develop their Arctic resources in concert with commercial partners.

SIS 482B Canada Special Topics/AIS 475 Special Topics in American Indian Studies
Indigenous Land Claim Treaties in North America and the Arctic
Tony Penikett, JSIS 2012-13 Visiting Scholar
5 credits
Fridays, 9:30a.m.-12p.m.
The course will address the precedents or foundations of 20th century land claims agreements in North America including the Mexican conquest, the Cherokee cases at the Marshall Court, and the 400-plus Canadian and U.S. treaties that followed. Treaty negotiations and settlements in Alaska and northern Canada will be compared to those in Greenland and Norway.

Sari Graben, LL.B. LL.M. Ph.D., currently serves as an Arctic Policy Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Queen’s Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy, Queen’s University, Toronto. Graben’s primary research interests are in the field of administrative law, contract law, and comparative law with a special focus on issues raised by environmental contracting, privatization, and collaborative governance in the Arctic.

Tony Penikett, a Vancouver-based mediator, served in politics for 25 years including two years in Ottawa as Chief of Staff to federal New Democratic Party Leader Ed Broadbent MP; five terms in the Yukon Legislative Assembly; and two terms as Premier of Canada’s Yukon Territory (1985-92). His government negotiated final agreement for First Nation land claims in the territory and passed pioneering education, health, language legislation, as well as leading a much-admired bottom-up economic planning process.


Student Conservation Association office hours NEXT TUESDAY

Student Conservation Association ‘Recruiter in Residence’ hours

Tuesday, February 19th


You must book an appointment time in advance – read on for instructions

This is an amazing opportunity for all majors and years to meet with a recruiter from the Student Conservation Association, ask questions about the SCA’s Alternative Spring Break, expense paid environmental internships, learn about the application process, and get selected for a position.

You can schedule your meeting through Husky Jobs – so hurry, before slots fill up! All times are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


SCA is a nationwide force of high school and college-age volunteers who are committed to protecting and preserving the environment. But SCA doesn’t just talk the talk—SCA is conservation in action. Through internships, conservation jobs and crew experiences, SCA members are rising to meet today’s environmental challenges while gaining real, hands-on field experience. They complete projects in every conservation discipline—from archaeology to zoology—and everything in between.

SCA internships provide the opportunity to work directly with environmental professionals, while gaining tangible skills, and contributing substantially to the preservation of our natural and cultural treasures. Ranging in length from 3 – 12 months, in all 50 states, SCA Internships are available throughout the year in all conservation disciplines. All positions are expense-paid (living stipend, housing, round trip travel) and most offer insurance, deferment of qualified college loans and AmeriCorps Education awards.

The SCA also offers year-round programming and professional development opportunities for Field Leaders 21+ years old. As an SCA Field Leader, you’ll facilitate and mentor a group of High School students or young adults, while completing various conservation service projects designed to build an ethic of community and environmental stewardship. From National Parks to Urban spaces across the country, these paid leadership positions are a critical way for us to pass on our conservation ethic to younger generations.

A quick way to find this position is to log in at and go to the ‘shortcuts’ section (in the right of your homepage.)
* Click on ‘Search – All On-Campus Interviews’
* Enter the position ID number 66990 in the ‘keyword’ box
* Locate the position title and click on it.
* Read the job description and follow the steps to book a timeslot with SCA for Tuesday, February 19th.


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Job Opportunity in Northern California – Geology

Green Diamond Resource Company has two Full-Time Temporary Geology Technician positions available. These positions will work under a Professional Geologist and may count toward time worked towards your geology license.

We are looking for Geology or Watershed Management students that have taken coursework in Hill-Slope processes (landslides) and/or Fluvial Geomorphology; a Bachelor’s degree in Geology is preferred. This is a field-intensive position that will work on over 350,000 acres of Redwood-forest terrain in Northern California. Our ownership spans from the Oregon border approximately 100 miles south and 30 miles east to west from the coast. Experience with geologic, watershed or aquatic monitoring surveys along with experience surveying topographic profiles is a plus. 4WD, GPS, and the ability to work as a valued member of a crew are required.

The full job posting is available at

Deadline to apply – Monday, February 25, 2013 @ 12 noon

Send a cover letter and resume to Lisa Zambas at e-mail: lzambas or fax: 707-268-3028.

Lisa D. Zambas, PHR-CA

Sr. Human Resource Specialist
Green Diamond Resource Company
ph: 707.668.3781sfax: 707-268-3028

This is my wish for you: peace of mind, prosperity through the year, happiness that multiplies, health for you and yours, fun around every corner, energy to chase your dreams, joy to fill your holidays!

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