IRES Newsletter: January 23, 2023

News & Events

This week's IRES Facullty Seminar features Dr. Jennifer Hamilton and Dr. Astrida Neimanis. Join their presentation about the feminist concept of weathering!

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Huge congratulations to Dr. Jiaying Zhao for being chosen to give a TED talk!

The event in NYC will feature 14 of the brightest speakers and biggest changemakers connected to Canada, associated with the theme O P E N.

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IRES PhD student Manvi Bhalla will be speaking at Sue Big Oil: A Made-in-BC Climate Campaign!

In July 2022, Vancouver city councillors voted in favour of funding lawsuit against Canada’s biggest oil and gas companies. Check out this event to learn more!

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Dr. Harris Leila has been announced as an awardee of the Catalyst Collaboration Fund - congratulations! Her project aims to coordinate spaces for BC-based artists, UBC artist/academics, and students to connect and create with a focus on the climate emergency.

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Communities across UBC campus are preparing for this year’s Climate Emergency Week. In the lead up to this week of events and action for climate justice (Feb. 6-10), Lea Anderson (RES master’s student and Climate Wellbeing Lead at the UBC Climate Hub) and Meghan Wise (UBC Climate Hub Coordinator) joined the Climate Emergency Response Team for a Q&A about how supporting wellbeing at individual, community, and systemic levels can help us navigate the climate emergency.

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IRES alum Dr. Helina Jolly is the host of a new podcast, Biodiversity Speaks! In the second episode, Dr. Jolly speaks with Dr. Angela Brennan about connectivity. Tune in to the 3rd episode with Dr. Jonathan Davies!

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IRES Seminar Series continues with a Professional Development Seminar where Nivi Thatra, IRES Communications Managers, discusses science communication - on writing lay abstracts and creating a professional online presence.

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The Draft 30-Year Vision is out! Learn about the envisioned growth for UBC Vancouver over the next 30 years. We would like to hear your feedback!

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Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Opportunities in Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemistry | Trent University

Deadline varies

Opportunities at COMUNIDAD Latina de Vashon

Deadline varies

2 Postdoctoral Positions | University of the District of Columbia

Deadline: Open Until Filled

2 Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions | University of Arizona

Deadline: Open Until Filled

3 Positions for project: Quantifying the climate benefit of nature-based solutions in Canada | St. Francis Xavier University, Simon Fraser University & Concordia University

Deadline: Contact for Details

Manager, Salmon Climate Adaptation Program | Pacific Salmon Foundation

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Instructional Faculty - Climate Action and Sustainability | Pima Community College

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Forest Service Research Social Scientist | The Northern Research Station of the USDA Forest Service

Deadline: January 27, 2023

4 Job Positions in Geography | King’s College London

Deadline: January 31, 2023

Assistant Professor of Community & Regional Planning | Iowa State Univesity

Deadline: January 31, 2023

Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellowship

Deadline: February 1, 2023

Postdoctoral Fellow in Ecology, Evolution, Environment & Society | Dartmouth College

Deadline: February 1, 2023

Assistant Professor -Conservation Science - Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management | University of California Berkeley

Deadline: February 2, 2023

Assistant Professor of Geography & Sustainability Studies | State University of New York College at Geneseo

Deadline: February 3, 2023

Postdoctoral Fellow Position: The Economics of Irrigation in the Okanagan Valley | University of British Columbia

Deadline: February 8, 2023

TT Assistant Professor - Dept of Environmental Studies & Science | Pace University

Deadline: February 15, 2023

Training Coordinator | Coastal Stewardship Network

Deadline: February 28, 2023

Postdoc/Research manager in marine biological sciences, bioengineering, microbiology | University of Gothenburg

Deadline: March 1, 2023

Atmospheric Sciences Technical Expert | Ausenco


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Call for Volunteers: 7th biennial North American Congress for Conservation Biology

SCB North America is very excited to be hosting the 7th biennial North American Congress for Conservation Biology (NACCB) in Vancouver, BC, in June 2024. The invitation for volunteers is open! See here for committee descriptions and sign up!

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Paid Summer Internship | UBC Sustainability Hub

The UBC Sustainability Hub is pleased to offer UBC graduate students the opportunity to work on funded sustainability internship projects.

We are currently accepting applications for over 64 internships that will commence May 1, 2023.Current UBC graduate students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to confirm the eligibility requirements and apply.

Deadline: January 29, 2023

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Geomatics Career Conversations | Masters of Geomatics for Environmental Management

UBC Forestry’s Masters of Geomatics for Environmental Management is hosting Geomatics Career Conversations for all graduate students interested in a career in geomatics/GIS with environmental or resource management applications.

Please RSVP by January 27, 2023.

Event date: February 2, 2023, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm (Doors open at 9:10 am)

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Grant applications for community-based projects | UBC Centre for Community Engaged Learning

The UBC Centre for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL) is currently accepting grant applications for community-based off-campus projects that are done in partnership with a BC-based not for profit organization: registered charity, society, cooperative, non-profit or public sector, community organization, Frist Nation, school, municipal, federal or provincial government office.

Deadline: February 5, 2023

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Post-doctoral Fellow in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems | Bishop's University

The Department of Environment, Agriculture and Geography at Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, is looking for a highly qualified candidate with a strong interest in sustainable food systems for a full-time, 2-year funded post-doctoral fellow position in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (SAFS).

The SAFS Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to undertake a program of original research under the supervision of Dr. Vivian Valencia (Research Chair in Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Action) and Dr. Darren Bardati (Director of SAFS) and in collaboration with the SAFS faculty team.

Deadline: February 17, 2023

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Call for application: Green Labs Fund

The Green Labs Fund supports sustainable research and lab activities. All UBC staff, faculty, and students are invited to apply to receive up to $4000 for project implementation.

Deadline: March 19, 2023

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Call for submissions: BBVA Foundation Awards for Biodiversity Conservation

The Foundation’s purpose in issuing this call is to recognize and reward the work done by conservationist organizations, institutions and agencies in carrying forward environmental conservation policies and projects, and the efforts of communication professionals who have placed their abilities at the service of protecting our natural heritage.

Deadline: March 31, 2023

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Elizabeth Henry Scholarship | Fraser Basin Council

The Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health supports graduate students working on research projects in partnership with one or more Indigenous and/or non-Indigenous British Columbia communities that are addressing air quality, environmental health issues and/or promoting environmental sustainability through cooperative initiatives.

Deadline: May 10, 2023

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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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Recent IRES Publications

Bennett NJ, López de la Lama R, Le Billon P, Ertör I and Morgera E (2023) Ocean defenders and human rights. Front. Mar. Sci. 9:1089049. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2022.1089049

Bhatt, R., Giang, A. & Kandlikar, M. Incentivizing alternatives to agricultural waste burning in Northern India: trust, awareness, and access as barriers to adoption. Environ Syst Decis (2023).

Sargent, R. D., Carrillo, J., & Kremen, C. (2022). Common pesticides disrupt critical ecological interactions. Trends in Ecology & Evolution.

Sidhu, B. S., Mehrabi, Z., Ramankutty, N., & Kandlikar, M. (2023). How can machine learning help in understanding the impact of climate change on crop yields? Environmental Research Letters.

Wynes, S., Dickau, M., Kotcher, J. E., Thaker, J., Goldberg, M. H., Matthews, H. D., & Donner, S. D. (2022). Frequent pro-climate messaging does not predict pro-climate voting by United States legislators. Environmental Research: Climate, 1(2), 025011.

External Events

Data Privacy Week @ UBC will be hosting a series of events to help spread awareness about the impact technology has on our privacy rights, and to underline the importance of valuing and protecting personal information.

  1. What’s New in Privacy? (January 23, 2023 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

  2. Student & Employee Investigations – the Privacy Issues (January 24, 2023 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

  3. Web Analytics and Web Marketing – the Privacy Issues (January 25, 2023 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

  4. Ask Me Anything: Privacy Edition (January 26, 2023 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

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