IRES News: October 12th, 2021

IRES News & Events

Last week, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution recognizing with overwhelming majority THE RIGHT TO A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT!

IRES’s Dr. David Boyd has advocated for the adoption since 2018 as the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to a healthy environment. He thanked civil society and communities, including environmental, human rights, youth, women’s and indigenous peoples, who have fought for the right for 30 years.

The IRES community commends David for his phenomenal contributions and extends our gratitude to all those involved in this historical breakthrough in favor of a sustainable planet.”

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October 14, 2021: The Transformative Potential of the Right to a Healthy Environment

Canadian historian and educator, Dr. Bernie Vigod (1946-1988) was a lifelong advocate of human rights and civil liberties. Dr. David Boyd will be speaking on how we can live in harmony with nature.

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October 14, 2021: IRES Student Seminar with Jack Durant and Alexa Tanner

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October 21, 2021: IRES Faculty Seminar with Don Carruthers Den Hoed

This presentation will outline the history and core programs of CPCIL and share opportunities for the academic community to get involved with real-world wicked problems, such as decolonizing parks, equity and diversity, conservation burnout, climate adaptation, and organizational sustainability – particularly tensions in financing protected areas.

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Job Opportunities

Graduate Student Opportunities

UBC Library Research Commons Newsletter

Check out the latest UBC Library Research Commons Newsletter for events, workshops, & more! 

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UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Update newsletter

Check out the latest "GradUpdate" - a weekly snapshot of workshops and opportunities available to UBC graduate students.

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Call for Applications: 2021 Simons Award in Nuclear Disarmament and Global Security

The Liu Institute for Global Issues at the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs invites applications to the Simons Award in Nuclear Disarmament and Global Security from UBC students intending to undertake research on topics broadly related to nuclear disarmament, including nuclear energy, and global security.

Application deadline: October 15, 2021.


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Call for Applications: The Cansbridge Fellowship

The Cansbridge Fellowship program is made up of three parts - the Silicon Valley Experience, the Asia Summer Internship, and the Cansbridge Network.

Application Deadline: October 17, 2021.


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Call for Applications: UBC Science Strategic Innovation Fund

To advance the objectives of Improving our World Through Science, UBC Science has allocated a strategic innovation fund (SIF) of up to $300,000 per year. Each year, priority areas are developed by the UBC Science community to guide SIF investments. All members of the UBC Science community are eligible to apply.

Application Deadline: November 12, 2021.


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External Events

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Recent IRES Publications

Recent publications by IRES faculty:

The “Sweet Spot” in the Middle: Why Do Mid-Scale Farms Adopt Diversification Practices at Higher Rates?

KE Esquivel, et al. 
Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems: 353.

Relative humidity gradients as a key constraint on terrestrial water and energy fluxes

Y Kim, M Garcia, L Morillas, U Weber, TA Black, and MS Johnson.
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 25.9 (2021): 5175-5191.

The Good Food for Learning Universal Curriculum-Integrated Healthy School Lunch Intervention: Protocol for a Two-Year Matched Control Pre-Post and Case Study

R Engler-Stringer, et al.
JMIR Research Protocols 10.9 (2021): e30899.

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