IRES News: September 27th, 2021

IRES News & Events

September 30, 2021: National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

On September 30th, UBC will be observing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Classes are cancelled and university employees who are normally entitled to provincial and federal holidays will receive this day off. The day is designated as an opportunity to ‘recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools.’ Please consider attending A Participatory Reading of the 94 Calls to Action from the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission or joining an intergenerational march to mark the national day of Truth and Reconciliation.

September 28, 2021: Conservation Discussion Group with Rassim Khelifa

The Conservation Discussion Group (CDG) meets every other week on Tuesdays to discuss any and all things conservation-related. Next week's speaker Dr. Rassim Khelifa will lead a discussion on “Using Games for Environmental Education and Public Outreach”.

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September 29, 2021: Online Interview with Dr. Daniel Kahneman, Princeton University

Join us for a special interview with Dr. Kahneman by Dr. Jiaying Zhao, Dr. Dale Griffin, and Dr. Matt Lowe on Wednesday September 29, 2021.

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October 7, 2021: IRES Faculty Seminar with Edward Gregr

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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, & 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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Sustainability Scholars Program: Research to Action Conference

Join on September 29 for an afternoon of engaged discussions on a diverse range of applied sustainability projects produced by UBC graduate students in collaboration with partner organizations including the City of Vancouver, Metro Vancouver, BC Hydro, TransLink, local health authorities, local governments, and various NGOs.

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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.

Deadline extended to October 20, 2021 .


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External Events

Check the IRES website for the most up-to-date information on External Events.

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Recent IRES Publications

Recent publications by IRES faculty:

Beyond Local Case Studies in Political Ecology: Spatializing Agricultural Water Infrastructure in Maharashtra Using a Critical, Multimethods, and Multiscalar Approach

SH Shah and LM Harris
Annals of the American Association of Geographers. (2021).

A review of global gridded cropping system data products

Kwang-Hyung Kim et al
Environmental Research Letters 16.9 (2021): 093005.

Beyond productivism versus agroecology: lessons for sustainable food systems from Lovins’ soft path energy policies

N Ramankutty and H Dowlatabadi
Environmental Research Letters 16.9 (2021).

A framework to address cognitive biases of climate change

J Zhao and Y Luo.
Neuron (2021).

Everyday Experiences of Water Insecurity: Insights from Underserved Areas of Accra, Ghana

LM Harris.
Daedalus (2021).

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