IRES News: July 25th, 2022

IRES welcomed Dr. Navin Ramankutty as our new Director on July 1, 2022, for a four-year term. We are delighted that Navin has agreed to become the next Director of IRES!

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UBC Library Research Commons Newsletter

Check out the latest UBC Library Research Commons Newsletter for events, workshops, and 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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2022W T1 Course Offering – SOCI 599C: Sociology of the Environment

In this class, we meet once per week, for roughly three hours. In a typical class, there will be a combination of brief lectures, in-class activities, and discussions of the readings for the week, with an emphasis on using the readings to become familiar with the field of environmental sociology and to use that knowledge to connect to current events, cultural phenomena and questions about the nature of human-environment interactions. Topics covered include: gender and environment, social movements, political polarisation, food and agriculture, economy and environment, colonialism, environmental justice, climate change and sustainable consumption.


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Climate Teaching Connector | UBC Climate Hub

"Interested in teaching climate change at UBC?

The Climate Teaching Connector (CTC), a collaboration between the UBC Climate Hub and the UBC Sustainability Hub, is recruiting UBC graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with teaching experience and expertise in climate change-related topics to join a cohort of Climate Experts delivering paid guest lectures in undergraduate classes.

This academic year (Winter Terms 1 and 2), we are aiming to fill openings for a cohort of UBC graduate (Master's, PhD) students and postdoctoral fellows with teaching experience and expertise in climate change-related topics to deliver paid guest lectures in undergraduate classes. This is an open call, with a particular focus on engaging Indigenous UBC grad students/postdocs from any program and grad students/postdocs in Engineering programs."

Deadline: July 28, 2022


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Immersive Wetlands Restoration Workshop | Wetlands Education Program

This upcoming September, the Wetlands Education Program will be hosting their annual Wetlands Institute, a 7-day immersive wetlands restoration workshop in the Kootenay-Boundary region. This year, participants will have the opportunity to assist renowned Wetlands Restoration Specialist Robin Annschild in restoring wetlands at Cambridge and Violin Lake Reservoirs in Trail and assist with the Flood Mitigation Project in Grand Forks, B.C.


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Adachi K., Dowlatabadi H., Zhao J. (2022) On the acceptance of intergenerational climate legacies: A comparison of Canada and Japan. PLOS Clim 1(7): e0000048.


Nawaz S, Satterfield T. On the nature of naturalness? Theorizing ‘nature’ for the study of public perceptions of novel genomic technologies in agriculture and conservation. Environmental Science & Policy (2022). Volume 136.

Nawaz S, Satterfield T, Phurisamban R. Does “Precision” Matter? A Q Study of Public Interpretations of Gene Editing in Agriculture. Science, Technology, & Human Values. July 2022. doi:10.1177/01622439221112460

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