IRES News: September 13th, 2021

IRES News & Events

September 14, 2021: Conservation Discussion Group Welcome Session

The Conservation Discussion Group (CDG) meets every other week on Tuesdays to discuss any and all things conservation-related. Join on September 14 for their welcome session!

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September 16, 2021: IRES Student Seminar with Erika Luna and Claire Ewing

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September 17, 2021: 2021 Virtual SPPGA Policy Salon

The 2021 Policy Salon, Shaping the Post-COVID World, aims to acknowledge the precarious situation that we remain in globally with respect to COVID-19, while also looking ahead to consider how key lessons can be applied to overcoming other global challenges such as climate change. Featured speakers include IRES/SPPGA prof Dr. David Boyd and IRES PhD student Sandeep Pai.


September 21-23, 2021 | BE.Hive: Behavioral Solutions to Water Pollution – A Virtual Summit

The world relies on clean water. Yet pollution threatens nearly every body of water on earth around the globe. Human behavior lies at the center of this issue, both as the problem and the solution. This online summit from September 21-23 explores water pollution through the lens of human behavior. IRES’s Dr. Jiaying Zhao is a featured researcher for Session 3 of the summit.

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September 21, 2021: UBC Future Waters group meeting

Join the UBC Future Water group on Tuesday, September 21st for the first meeting of the semester!

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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 Proposals: The 2022 International Marine Protected Areas Congress

Come to Vancouver, Canada for the 5th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5), a global forum that brings together ocean conservation professionals and high-level officials to inform, inspire and act on marine protected areas. 

Application Deadline: September 20, 2021


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Transformative Food Systems Fellowship at the University of Michigan

The TFS Fellowship is a two-year opportunity for master’s students who are traditionally underrepresented in food systems studies and careers. Supporting two cohorts of master’s students who enroll in the Fall of 2022 and Fall 2023, the TFS Fellowship offers a stipend, international summer travel award, and tuition scholarships — with a total estimated value of $85,000.

Applications are due by January 31, 2022 to be considered for the Fall 2022 incoming class of Fellows.


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External Events

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Recent IRES Publications

Recent publications by IRES faculty:

Climate services promise better decisions but mainly focus on better data

K Findlater, S Webber, M Kandlikar, and S Donner.
Nature Climate Change (2021) 11:731–737.

Promoting Youth Engagement and Employment in Agriculture and Food Systems

H Wittman, et al.

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