IRES News: August 30th, 2021

IRES News & Events

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IRES faculty and students have been considering the weight and influence of their actions on the climate crisis:

In late 2019, IRES's Stephen Chignell joined 20 other PhD students at Humboldt University for a conversation on the tensions between scholarship and activism in the environmental sciences.


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In a new publication, Drs. Verena Rossa-Roccor, Amanda Giang and SPPH’s Paul Kershaw argue that it is time for academics to expand their knowledge mobilization approaches to include evidence-based strategies, such as lobbying or civil resistance.

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Check out the latest "GradUpdate" - a weekly snapshot of workshops and opportunities available to UBC graduate students.

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Seminar Course Offered by Assistant Professor Anais Orsi in 2021/2022

EOSC 595B 002 (Directed Studies)

Seminar course to survey the content of the IPCC AR6 Climate Change 2021: the Physical Science Basis. Students will be expected to present at least one seminar during the term and to participate in the discussion of other seminars. In addition, students will translate small ‘bites’ of scientific content for a general audience, to be broadcast widely in the UBC community.

In this course, we will review the content of the Working Group 1 : The Physical Science Basis.

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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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Call for Applications: BCIA Scholarships for Future Agrologists

To support future agrologists to achieve their career in agrology, the BC Institute of Agrologists will award up to $1500 in scholarship(s) in the graduate and undergraduate categories respectively, on an annual basis.

Application Deadline: October 29, 2021


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External Events

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Recent IRES Publications

Recent publications by IRES faculty:

The ghost of a giant – Six hypotheses for how an extinct megaherbivore structured kelp forests across the North Pacific Rim

CD Bullen, AA Campos, EJ Gregr, I McKechnie, KM Chan.
Global Ecology and Biogeography.

Framing climate change as a human health issue: enough to tip the scale in climate policy?

V Rossa-Roccor, A Giang, and P Kershaw.
The Lancet Planetary Health 5.8 (2021): e553-e559.

Data: Avian cultural services peak in tropical wet forests

A Echeverri, D Karp, D, L Frishkoff, J Krishnan, R Naidoo, J Zhao, J Zook, and K Chan.
Methods 2021 (2021): 04-04.

How do farmers adapt to agricultural risks in northern India? An agent-based exploration of alternate theories of decision-making

Sanga, Udita, et al.
Journal of Environmental Management 298 (2021): 113353.

How activist should scientists be?

Vega, Jorge, et al. (2021).

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