IRES News: January 7th, 2020

IRES News & Events

Job Opportunities

Graduate Student Opportunities

GPS Update: Save the date for Anne Krook and GradStart Orientation + more!

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

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Library Research Commons Newsletter

Check out the UBC Library Research Commons March Newsletter for events, workshops, and more!

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ComSciConCAN 2020

  • Are you interested in strengthening your ability to communicate your science to the general public?
  • Would you like to meet other graduate students across the country who are passionate about science communication?
  • Do you want to network with professionals to explore science communication in all its facets?

...and all for FREE? This is your opportunity!

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Sustainability Scholars Program Information Session

Are you interested in:

  • Applying your research skills to solving real-world sustainability questions and challenges?
  • Getting paid while gaining valuable professional work experience?
  • Developing applied sustainability skills and knowledge under the guidance of a mentor?
  • Building a professional network of sustainability practitioners?


If this describes you, please attend the UBC Sustainability Scholars information session on Monday January 13 at 5:00 pm.

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2020 UBC-Yale Fox International Fellowship Program

Are you interested in studying as a fully funded, visiting student at Yale University? Current UBC graduate students are now invited to apply for the Yale-UBC Fox International Fellowship, hosted by the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.

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UBC Farm Seed Funding for Research Competition 2020

The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) UBC Farm Seed Funding for Research (UBC Farm SFR) provides short-term support (up to $6,000/one year) for the development of innovative research at the UBC Farm that will eventually form the basis of a larger research proposal linked to the CSFS (CSFS as the designated Research Centre) and funded independently. This research competition aims to support early-stage research and enable preliminary data gathering on any theme.

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Harvard Environmental Fellows Program

Harvard Environmental Fellows work for two years, supervised by a faculty host in any part of the University. Fellows conduct research in various disciplines of environmental scholarship. They convene frequently in a series of dinners and meetings with faculty to foster intellectual and social connections across disciplines and departments.

The fellowships include a salary of $70,000 per year, employee health insurance and other benefits, and a $2,500 per year allowance for travel and other professional expenses.

The Environmental Fellows Program is open to anyone with a doctorate or comparable terminal degree awarded between May 2016 and August 2020.

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External Events

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Recent IRES Publications

Recent publications by IRES' core faculty members.

A global synthesis reveals biodiversity-mediated benefits for crop production|
Dainese et al.
Science Advances, EAAX0121

The Human Right to Breathe Clean Air
DR Boyd
Annals of Global Health 85 (1)

Mercury Benefits of Climate Policy in China: Addressing the Paris Agreement and the Minamata Convention Simultaneously
Mulvaney et al.
Environmental Science & Technology

Pervasive human-driven decline of life on Earth points to the need for transformative change
Díaz et al.
Science 366 (6471)

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