WorkCabin » What’s New http://www.workcabin.ca Connecting conservation-focused job seekers with outstanding environmental jobs in Canada. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:34:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 WorkCabin films and produces new Christmas Bird Count video for Bird Studies Canada http://www.workcabin.ca/workcabin-shoots-and-produces-new-video-for-bird-studies-canada/ http://www.workcabin.ca/workcabin-shoots-and-produces-new-video-for-bird-studies-canada/#comments Sat, 07 Jan 2017 14:52:05 +0000 http://www.workcabin.ca/?p=5458 WorkCabin’s latest conservation film project went live over the holidays. Bird Studies Canada hired WorkCabin to film and produce a video for the Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids). The annual nationwide event is a fun, family-friendly birdwatching event that promotes nature appreciation and environmental stewardship. Learn more at http://www.birdscanada.org/cbc4kids. The video is now being used […]

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WorkCabin’s latest conservation film project went live over the holidays. Bird Studies Canada hired WorkCabin to film and produce a video for the Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids). The annual nationwide event is a fun, family-friendly birdwatching event that promotes nature appreciation and environmental stewardship. Learn more at http://www.birdscanada.org/cbc4kids. The video is now being used by Bird Studies Canada across Canada to promote the annual activity and encourage more families to get involved in birdwatching and enjoying nature.

“This was a fantastic project to be involved in,” said WorkCabin founder and conservation filmmaker Gregg McLachlan. “You can’t help but have a big smile when you see the enthusiasm for nature shown by the families and children involved in the Christmas Bird Count for Kids.”

Filmed over the course of an entire day at Port Rowan, Ontario, WorkCabin followed the families as they toured various habitats and recorded the birds they spotted. One of the highlights of the day was a young boy spotting a yellow warbler in a tree along a shoreline. The sighting was confirmed. It set a new record for the area for latest sighting of a yellow warbler in that area. Warblers are migrants and are usually long gone by December.

For inquiries about having WorkCabin film and produce a video for your conservation-focused organization, please contact nature@workcabin.ca

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WorkCabin founder is guest speaker at Latornell Conservation Symposium http://www.workcabin.ca/workcabin-founder-is-guest-speaker-at-latornell-conservation-symposium/ http://www.workcabin.ca/workcabin-founder-is-guest-speaker-at-latornell-conservation-symposium/#comments Thu, 17 Nov 2016 22:08:53 +0000 http://www.workcabin.ca/?p=5225 A conference room packed with young conservation professionals at the Latornell Conservation Symposium in Alliston, ON on Nov. 16, 2016 listened to WorkCabin founder Gregg McLachlan talk about how to create momentum in the early stages of a career in conservation. McLachlan’s talk focused on resume and interview tips directly related to conservation, insights from human […]

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A conference room packed with young conservation professionals at the Latornell Conservation Symposium in Alliston, ON on Nov. 16, 2016 listened to WorkCabin founder Gregg McLachlan talk about how to create momentum in the early stages of a career in conservation. McLachlan’s talk focused on resume and interview tips directly related to conservation, insights from human resources in the conservation field, personal branding with social media, and how to use stories to your advantage.

The Latornell Conservation Symposium is one of Ontario’s premier annual environmental events. The 23rdedition of the Symposium was held November 15th to 17th, 2016. The Symposium provides a forum for practitioners, policy makers, nongovernment organizations, academics and businesses to network and discuss the challenges and opportunities in Ontario’s conservation field.

Joining McLachlan for the session entitled Rethinking Career Development: Stories and Lessons Learned from Green Professionals were Katherine Wallace, Ph.D., P.Geo, Research Associate at the University of Toronto, and Andrew Kett, Senior Manager, Outreach and Education at Credit Valley Conservation.

This year’s keynote speakers at the conference featured Ontario Environment Commissioner Diane SaxeDr. Faisal Moola is one of Canada’s most respected environmental scientists and advocates, Brent Toderian is a nationally and internationally respected thought-leader on cities, and a renowned practitioner in advanced urbanism, city planning and urban design, and Dr. Avi Friedman, an acclaimed expert in Architecture and Town Planning.

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10 things that require zero talent http://www.workcabin.ca/10-things-that-require-zero-talent/ http://www.workcabin.ca/10-things-that-require-zero-talent/#comments Fri, 13 May 2016 13:49:44 +0000 http://www.workcabin.ca/?p=4177 Yes, employers do characterize employees based on hard skills, however, it’s the soft skills and intangibles they always get asked about when someone calls them up for a reference about a job applicant. That’s why it’s essential to excel in these. Keep this checklist handy. Each one of these 10 items collectively forms a perception […]

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Yes, employers do characterize employees based on hard skills, however, it’s the soft skills and intangibles they always get asked about when someone calls them up for a reference about a job applicant. That’s why it’s essential to excel in these. Keep this checklist handy. Each one of these 10 items collectively forms a perception about you. Make it a good one.

  1. Being on time
  2. Work ethic
  3. Effort
  4. Body language
  5. Energy
  6. Attitude
  7. Passion
  8. Being coachable
  9. Doing extra
  10. Being prepared

Zero Talent

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WorkCabin now a Verified brand by Facebook http://www.workcabin.ca/workcabin-now-a-verified-brand-by-facebook/ http://www.workcabin.ca/workcabin-now-a-verified-brand-by-facebook/#comments Wed, 30 Mar 2016 16:19:17 +0000 http://www.workcabin.ca/?p=3829 WorkCabin.ca achieved another exciting milestone on March 30, 2016 by becoming a Verified brand by Facebook. We are the first job board site of our kind in Canada to achieve the status. It’s another sign of WorkCabin’s extensive brand reach across Canada and growing success story as the premiere brand for conservation and wildlife job […]

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WorkCabin.ca achieved another exciting milestone on March 30, 2016 by becoming a Verified brand by Facebook. We are the first job board site of our kind in Canada to achieve the status. It’s another sign of WorkCabin’s extensive brand reach across Canada and growing success story as the premiere brand for conservation and wildlife job postings.

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Check out our new short conservation video http://www.workcabin.ca/check-out-our-new-short-conservation-video/ http://www.workcabin.ca/check-out-our-new-short-conservation-video/#comments Sat, 13 Feb 2016 02:49:53 +0000 http://www.workcabin.ca/?p=3302 Canada’s conservation employers have partnered with WorkCabin.ca since 2007 for genuine reasons: We’re the largest site of its kind in Canada and we’re authentically connected to what we do and why we do it. Here’s a short promotional video that is playing widely across social media. Hope you enjoy!  

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Canada’s conservation employers have partnered with WorkCabin.ca since 2007 for genuine reasons: We’re the largest site of its kind in Canada and we’re authentically connected to what we do and why we do it. Here’s a short promotional video that is playing widely across social media. Hope you enjoy!

 

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WorkCabin surpasses 6000 Page Likes on Facebook http://www.workcabin.ca/workcabin-surpasses-6000-page-likes-on-facebook/ http://www.workcabin.ca/workcabin-surpasses-6000-page-likes-on-facebook/#comments Fri, 29 Jan 2016 21:18:15 +0000 http://www.workcabin.ca/?p=3090 OK, we know it’s just a number and on social media, numbers mean very little. It’s the engagement that matters. And that’s why we’re excited to have reached a new milestone on Facebook … 6000 page likes! WorkCabin is humbled and truly appreciative for having such an engaged conservation community on our page. We work […]

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OK, we know it’s just a number and on social media, numbers mean very little. It’s the engagement that matters. And that’s why we’re excited to have reached a new milestone on Facebook … 6000 page likes!

WorkCabin is humbled and truly appreciative for having such an engaged conservation community on our page. We work really hard to be active on our Facebook page every day with fresh content and conversation. You make it all worthwhile, so thanks, Cabin fans!

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eBird Mobile now available and it’s free on Android http://www.workcabin.ca/ebird-mobile-now-available-and-its-free-on-android/ http://www.workcabin.ca/ebird-mobile-now-available-and-its-free-on-android/#comments Mon, 07 Dec 2015 23:31:49 +0000 http://www.workcabin.ca/?p=2610 eBird Mobile makes it easy to record the birds you see in the field in Canada, and seamlessly link these observations with eBird — a global online database of bird records used by hundreds of thousands of birders around the world. This free resource makes it easy to keep track of what you see, while […]

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eBird Mobile makes it easy to record the birds you see in the field in Canada, and seamlessly link these observations with eBird — a global online database of bird records used by hundreds of thousands of birders around the world. This free resource makes it easy to keep track of what you see, while making your data openly available for scientific research, education, and conservation. eBird Mobile is the only app that passes information directly from the Android device to your eBird account on the web.
Features- Enter bird observations from any location around the world.
– Full global taxonomy based on The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World.
– Common names available in local languages (e.g., Portuguese names in Brazil or in Portugal).
– Checklists customized for your location and time of year, showing most likely species based on eBird data.
– Rare species flagged during data entry and on the checklist.
– “Record as you go” functionality for incremental list keeping and counting while birding.
– GPS enabled location plotting to ensure accuracy.
– Map tools that enable selecting from hundreds of thousands of eBird “Hotspots.”
– Full offline functionality, enabling use in places with limited or no Internet connection.
– Trip and Day list functionality that makes it easy to keep track of your species list on a particular outing.
– Entire app translated to German, Mandarin, French, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Turkish, and Dutch.

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Tell your organization’s unique stories http://www.workcabin.ca/tell-your-organizations-unique-stories/ http://www.workcabin.ca/tell-your-organizations-unique-stories/#comments Fri, 06 Nov 2015 15:54:28 +0000 http://www.workcabin.ca/?p=2343 WorkCabin is now offering professional video storytelling filming and production services to conservation organizations. All work is performed by WorkCabin’s founder Gregg McLachlan. Commit by Dec. 18, 2015 to a 2016 film shoot (pay by Jan. 31), and you’ll get the 2015 introductory rate. Contact gregg directly at gregg@workcabin.ca. If a photo is worth one […]

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WorkCabin is now offering professional video storytelling filming and production services to conservation organizations. All work is performed by WorkCabin’s founder Gregg McLachlan. Commit by Dec. 18, 2015 to a 2016 film shoot (pay by Jan. 31), and you’ll get the 2015 introductory rate. Contact gregg directly at gregg@workcabin.ca.

If a photo is worth one thousand words…. a professional video is worth one hundred times that today. Audiences remember videos for a long time. That means the value, shelf  life, and opportunities to use a video across multiple platforms and over and over again are powerful reasons to tell your story in a professional video.

Tell the stories of your organization or your staff to better connect with audiences and build your authenticity.

Check out this video filmed and produced for Bird Studies Canada.

The Field Biologist | Meet Jody Allair of Bird Studies Canada from WorkCabin on Vimeo.

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WorkCabin’s Gregg McLachlan shares his top apps for enjoying nature http://www.workcabin.ca/workcabins-gregg-mclachlan-picks-top-nature-apps/ http://www.workcabin.ca/workcabins-gregg-mclachlan-picks-top-nature-apps/#comments Tue, 20 Oct 2015 01:44:10 +0000 http://www.workcabin.ca/?p=2225 Looking for awesome apps for enjoying nature and the outdoors? The Nature Conservancy of Canada’s special feature in the Globe and Mail in October 2015 turned to two experts in the nature and outdoors field to share the apps they use. Kevin Callan is the author of 15 books, including the best-selling The Happy Camper, […]

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Looking for awesome apps for enjoying nature and the outdoors? The Nature Conservancy of Canada’s special feature in the Globe and Mail in October 2015 turned to two experts in the nature and outdoors field to share the apps they use.

Kevin Callan is the author of 15 books, including the best-selling The Happy Camper, in addition to a popular series of paddling guides. He has been a key speaker at major outdoor events in North America and the U.K. for over 25 years. He is also a regular contributor and columnist for Explore and Canoerootsmagazines. He is a winner of several film and National Magazine awards and was just listed one of the top 100 modern-day explorers by the Canadian Geographical Society.

Gregg McLachlan is an avid conservationist, amateur naturalist and a well-known nature photographer who founded WorkCabin.ca in 2007. An avid traveller and explorer, he has trekked through rainforests, camped in remote wilderness backcountry, snorkelled over pristine reefs of remote islands way off the beaten path of tourists, and hiked the mountain trails of Montserrat to spot the critically endangered Montserrat oriole, one of the rarest birds on the planet. He’s also a past Director with a world biosphere reserve foundation.

Read the full story http://specialfeature.natureconservancy.ca/content/12-apps-for-your-next-outdoor-nature-adventure

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Our new beta website has launched http://www.workcabin.ca/our-new-beta-website-has-launched/ http://www.workcabin.ca/our-new-beta-website-has-launched/#comments Sat, 25 Jul 2015 15:19:51 +0000 http://www.workcabin.ca/?p=1444 We’re excited to launch our new WorkCabin beta website! It has been a long journey but we finally made it. We’re definitely still in beta. If you’ve ever launched a website, you’ll know the work never ends after launch. There are always surprises and we’re having lots of those “Oops, why wasn’t that done!” or […]

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We’re excited to launch our new WorkCabin beta website! It has been a long journey but we finally made it. We’re definitely still in beta. If you’ve ever launched a website, you’ll know the work never ends after launch. There are always surprises and we’re having lots of those “Oops, why wasn’t that done!” or “Hey, why wasn’t that caught during testing?” moments. Developing a website is major workload. There are lots of tweaks and fixes still to be made. Additional work on making all features of the site mobile friendly are still ongoing (as we go through the mobile version we’re noticing and adding several bug fixes to our to-do list). We’ll also be doing design tweaks on our home page and adding new features.

The big step was getting the beta site launched in July during the slowdown period in hiring. This will help us enter the busy fall hiring season with our new site.

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