IRES News: June 5th, 2019

Note that the IRES Newsletter will be on hiatus for the months of July and August, but will return in September.

IRES News & Events

IRES May 2019 Graduates: Nathan Bendriem (MSc), Tugce Conger (PhD), Rae Cramer (MA), Ghazal Ebrahimi (PhD), Teddy Eyster (MSc)

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Welcome Kelsey!

A big warm welcome to Kelsey Robertson, IRES' new Graduate Program Assistant.

Farewell Christina!

UBC IRES says 'farewell' to Work Learn student, Christina Fung, and wishes her the best on her next adventures!

Photographed (left to right): Sam Adeyanju, Mina Phaisaltantiwongs, Charlotte Liu, and Yang Tang

Welcome Sam, Charlotte, and Yang!

UBC IRES Welcomes Work Learn students Sam Adeyanju, Charlotte Liu, Yang Tang who will be assisting with the IRES Vancouver Summer Programs.

IRES Vancouver Summer Program Info Session

IRES Grad Students - join us for a pizza lunch and learn more about the IRES Vancouver Summer Programs and how to get involved! 

Please RSVP to

Photographed (left to right): Bri Della Savia, Cam Bullen, Krista Cawley, Erika Gavenus, Nicolas Talloni and Steve Williams.

Bike to Work Week: Team IRES!

Last week was Bike to Work Week and Team IRES logged:

728 km - equivalent to the approximate distance it would take to bike from Vancouver to Banff National Park.

79 trips equivalent to approximately 40 days worth of commuting to and from work.

21,843 cals burned - equivalent to approximately 48 cheeseburgers or 182 fried chicken drumsticks.

158 kg of greenhouse gases saved - equivalent to approximately the same amount of CO2 absorbed by the average tree after 7 years. 

Way to go Team IRES!

Job Opportunities

Graduate Student Opportunities

Call now open for PICS Opportunity Projects Proposals

Got a great climate solutions idea that’s never been tested before?

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions is now receiving applications under its Opportunity Projects Program, which supports innovative research ideas and approaches for climate change mitigation and adaptation. Targeting new entrants and emerging leaders, this program will encourage researchers to take bold, but calculated, risks in pursuit of high-impact results. Awards are capped at $60,000 per year, for up to three years.

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2019 Global Youth Video Competition Now Open for Applications

Young people from around the world are encouraged to submit videos for the 2019 Global Youth Video Competition showcasing positive solutions on three themes: Nature-based Solutions for Food and Human Health; Cities and Local Action to Combat Climate Change; and Nature-Based Solutions to balance the use of land for people and ecosystems.

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PHRN 2019 Call for Abstracts now open

The Pacific Housing Research Network (PHRN) Steering Committee is seeking submissions for the 2019 Symposium. Submissions should be focused on housing research and promising practices from community-based practitioners, academics and government researchers from across housing sectors (i.e., policy, technical, cultural, health, social services, political, economic, social) who will help draw the connections between research and practice. We also encourage graduate and senior undergraduate students at post-secondary institutions across BC to submit their research.

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Call for Proposals 2019: Community-Focused Coastal Research with the Robin Rigby Trust

Proposals are invited from qualified individuals seeking financial support to undertake collaborative research projects that focus on understanding and implementing conservation and sustainable development in coastal areas.

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UBC Library Research Commons Events Newsletter

Learn more about the UBC Library Research Commons events.

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The Borlaug Field Award Nominations

Calling all young researchers with a passion for fighting global hunger and poverty:

You could be nominated for the next Borlaug Field Award worth $10,000 for your work.

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Semester Abroad: Intern. Study. Travel.

Spend your next semester interning, studying and living in a developing country, gaining career relevant experience while exploring the world

As an alternative to volunteer tourism, the Semester in Development prioritizes learning from locals, both in the classroom, where you'll earn university credits, and in the field, during your hands-on internship

The program is open to undergraduates of all backgrounds, and is currently accepting applicants.

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GPS Update: Leveraging your Strengths to Strategize for Success + Career Development Webinar Series + More

The latest updates from UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS).

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External Events

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