IRES News: March 22nd, 2021

IRES News & Events

Today, March 22, is World Water Day!

Water means different things to different people. If you have social media, consider sharing the image above, your answer to the question it asks, include a link to your water-related research if applicable, and get everyone talking about water. Tag your conversations with #Water2me and help shape the 2021 #WorldWaterDay campaign.

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Congratulations! Dr. Jeanine Rhemtulla, an IRES Faculty Associate and Associate Professor at UBC Forestry, has been named as one of six recipients of the inaugural Killam Accelerator Research Fellowships.

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March 25, 2021 | Climate Research Made Real: Practical Applications of Research for Better Futures

Dr. Amanda Giang will be one of four panelists from diverse disciplinary backgrounds as they engage in a conversation about the climate crisis and work to be done in the here and now.

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March 25, 2021: IRES Faculty Seminar with Gordon Christie

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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, and more! 

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Save the Date: Three-Minute Thesis Competition Final on March 31, 2021

An 80,000-word thesis would take nine hours to present. Their limit: 3 minutes. Join us on March 31 for the 2021 finals and hear inspiring presentations from UBC’s graduate students on their research. All members of the public are welcome to attend.


UBC Tax Assistance Clinics for Students

Need help with your taxes? International Student Development has once again partnered with the UBC Tax Assistance Clinics for Students (TACS) to offer students and low-income individuals in the community assistance in completing their Canadian tax forms. Students can register for appointments on the TACS webpage, and clinics will be held entirely online this year by the TACS team of dedicated volunteers.

Clinic Dates: Daily from March 1 to April 30, 2021, by appointment

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Applications Opening Monday, April 5, 2021: UBC Public Scholars Initiative

PSI applications for the 2021/22 period will open on Monday, April 5, 2021, and will run until Friday, June 4.


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L’Oréal Canada For Women in Science Research Excellence Fellowships

The purpose of this fellowship program is to highlight the role of women in devising scientific solutions to problems confronting humankind in the 21st century. The program supports major research projects undertaken by women scientists at the postdoctoral level in Canada.

Application Deadline: April 14, 2021 


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Call for Applications: Evidence Review of Natural Climate Solutions Intern at Conservation International 

The intern will support evidence synthesis efforts led by the Moore Center for Science, in collaboration with the Center for Natural Climate Solutions and other CI global programs.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2021 


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Call for Applications: PhD Candidate at Chr. Michelsen Institute and the Department of Geography at the University of Bergen

Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) and the Department of Geography at the University of Bergen (UiB) are seeking a PhD candidate to conduct research related to the project “Prioritizing the Displacement-Environment Nexus: Refugee and IDP Settlements as Social-Ecological Systems”. 

Application Deadline: April 30, 2021

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2021 Harmony Foundation Environmental Essay Prize for Young Scholars

The purpose of the Essay Prize is to recognize outstanding work which explores cutting-edge thinking while presenting cases where traditional knowledge inspires practical action and produces meaningful results with social, cultural, environmental and/or economic benefits.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2021


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External Events

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Recent IRES Publications

Recent publications by IRES faculty:

Household water insecurity will complicate the ongoing COVID-19 response: Evidence from 29 sites in 23 low- and middle-income countries

J Stoler, JD Miller, A Brewis, MC Freeman, LM Harris, W Jepson, et al.
International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health (2021): 113715

The Fishery Technology Complex: From Mapping to Depletion of Pacific Ocean Perch, 1880s–1970s

C Levings.
Technology and Culture 62.1(2021):185-211.

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