IRES Newsletter: October 31, 2022

News & Events

RES application: Applications to our RES grad program are open! Please share with your colleagues.

Deadline: Dec 15, 2022

This year we're shining a spotlight on Dr. Joséphine Gantois, who is the incoming IRES Core Faculty member! She is currently recruiting an MSc student to join her lab group in Fall 2023 to work on a project around marginal farmland naturalization in Southern Ontario.

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Information for Prospective Students

IRES’s Dr. Kai Chan is speaking at TEDx Surrey on January 21st – join him and other compelling speakers for the event!

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The above six RES graduate students have been chosen as the 2022/2023 Public Scholars for their diverse modes of creating and circulating knowledge for and with publics and communities. A huge congratulations to this cohort!

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IRES Seminar Series this week: Dr. Teresa (Sm'hayetsk) Ryan will be discussing Indigenous stewardship of Pacific Northwest Forests.

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A new policy brief coauthored by Dr. David Boyd states that human rights and environmental due diligence laws (HREDD laws) are needed to hold business actors accountable for the ways their actions may threaten people and the planet.

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Want to know how UBC is fairing on sustainability? Check the latest report and open data dashboards by clicking the button below.

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Ecosystem Science | Binghamton University State University of New York

Deadline: open until filled

2 Tenure Track Faculty in Environment & Sustainability | University at Buffalo

Deadline: open until filled

Multiple opportunities from the United Nations Foundation

Deadline varies

Physicaloxy: Job vacancies in schools of physical and earth sciences

Deadline varies

Assistant/Associate Professor (Feminist/Economic Geographies) | National University of Singapore

Deadline: November 1, 2022

Assistant/ Associate/ Full Professor of Environmental Studies, Social Science | University of Oregon

Deadline: November 1, 2022

Assistant Professor, Race and Spatial Justice | University of Texas at Austin

Deadline: November 1, 2022

President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program | University of Michigan

Deadline: November 1, 2022

Professor of Public Policy, Racial Justice in Science and Technology Policy | University of Michigan

Deadline: November 1, 2022

Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology | Colorado State University

Deadline: November 4, 2022

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies (Environmental Justice) | Hamilton College

Deadline: November 4, 2022

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies (Environmental Justice) | Hamilton College

Deadline: November 4, 2022

Executive Director | Food Secure Canada

Deadline: November 4, 2022

AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship Program | University of Michigan

Deadline: November 7, 2022

Assistant Professor in Urban Environmental Health | University of Maryland

Deadline: Nov 13, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow - Indoor Environment | Colorado State University

Deadline: November 14, 2022

Assistant Professor in Indigenous and/or Black approaches to biodiversity research or management | University of British Columbia Vancouver Campus

Deadline: November 15, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Global Change and Health Inequalities | University of Michigan & Cornell University

Deadline: November 15, 2022

Professor of Public Policy, Racial Justice Approaches to Environmental Racism and Health Equity | University of Michigan

Deadline: November 15, 2022

Assistant Professor in Sociology of Health | University of Texas at El Paso

Deadline: November 22, 2022

Assistant/Associate Professor Tenure Track, Applied Socio-Environmental Sciences | Emory University

Deadline: November 27, 2022

Assistant Professor in Indigenous Geographies | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Deadline: November 30, 2022

Assistant Professor, Coastal/Marine Climate Change | Duke University

Deadline: December 1, 2022

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology | University of Virginia

Deadline: December 1, 2022

Assistant Professor - Climate Change and Sustainability in Africa | University of Toronto

Deadline: December 5, 2022

Assistant Professor - Planetary Health | University of Toronto

Deadline: December 5, 2022

Assistant Professor in Water and Environmental Justice | University of South Florida Tampa campus

Deadline: December 10, 2022

Assistant or Associate Professor in Sustainable Systems School for Environment and Sustainability | University of Michigan

Deadline: December 12, 2022

Environmental Science and Policy Assistant/Associate/Full Professor | University of Miami

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Call for Volunteers: Food Hub Market

Join this student-led non-profit initiative to support a community space for promoting food access!

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UBC Library Research Commons | One-on-One Consultations

Need help with online tools, scholarships, citation, and other topics related to research? Book an one-on-one consultation session!

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UBC Office of Research Ethics | Questions about Research Ethics?

The Office of Research Ethics offers in-person consultations about behavioural research ethics. Drop-in or register for a time slot (see button below)!

Date: Every Wednesday, 12pm - 3:30pm

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Call for application: InSTEM mentorship program | UBC Geering Up

UBC Geering Up Engineering Outreach is looking for UBC STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) faculty and students interested in mentoring Indigenous high school students from across BC.

Date: November 21, 2022

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CPCIL 2023 eSummit Call for Presenters

CPCIL invites submissions for the 2023 eSummit on creating an inclusive community of park and protected area leaders and sharing knowledge.

Date: November 15, 2022


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Policy Communication Workshop

Policy intersects with almost every academic field. Many research or knowledge products can effect greater change if they are also communicated to non-academic audiences in the policy world. This workshop will introduce participants to policy communications.

Date: 12:30pm - 2pm, November 1, 2022


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Funded PhD positions | University of Utah

The University of Utah invites application for three funded PhD positions on a National Science Foundation funded project investigating the role of digital tools on environmental justice in urban forests.

Deadline varies

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Join the UBC Future Waters Community

Future Waters welcomes all UBC faculty and students interested in water-related research and discussions to join both the WaterLIST mailing list AND the Future Waters Cluster.


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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

Research by IRES alum Erika Luna-Perez and co-authors finds poor representation of within-species diversity in Canadian plant inventories. This demands an integrative conservation strategy that emphasizes in situ protection, write the authors. This publication originated in RES 509 taught by Dr. Claire Kremen!

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Aishwarya Ramachandran, Klara Abdi, Amanda Giang, Derek Gladwin & Naoko Ellis (2022) Transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary programmes for collaborative graduate research training, Educational Review, DOI: 10.1080/00131911.2022.2134312

Bakker, K. (2022) The Sounds of Life: How Digital Technology Is Bringing Us Closer to the Worlds of Animals and Plants. Princeton University Press.

Carver, R. (2022), Extraction and the Ocean “Frontier”: Dispossession, Exclusion, and Resistance in Namibia. Antipode.

Eyster, H.N., Srivastava, D.S., Kreitzman, M. and Chan, K.M.A. (2022), Functional traits and metacommunity theory reveal that habitat filtering and competition maintain bird diversity in a human shared landscape. Ecography e06240.

Hoffmann, V., Paul, B., Falade, T., Moodley, A., Ramankutty, N., Olawoye, J., Djouaka, R., Lekei, E., de Haan, N., Ballantyne, P., & Waage, J. (2022). A one health approach to Plant Health. CABI Agriculture and Bioscience, 3(1).

Ulrich, J. C., Moreau, T. L., Luna-Perez, E., Beckett, K. I. S., Simon, L. K., Migicovsky, Z., Diederichsen, A., & Khoury, C. K. (2022). An inventory of crop wild relatives and wild-utilized plants in Canada. Crop Science, 00, 1– 25.

Watson F, Becker MS, Smit D, Droge E, Mukula T, Martens S, Mwaba S, Christianson D, Creel S, Brennan A, M'soka J, Gaylard A, Simukonda C, Nyirenda M, Mayani B. Predation strongly limits demography of a keystone migratory herbivore in a recovering transfrontier ecosystem. Ecol Evol. 2022 Oct 17;12(10):e9414. doi: 10.1002/ece3.9414. PMID: 36262265; PMCID: PMC9575999.

[PREPRINT] Bhandari, S., Ferreyro Monticelli, D., Xie, K., Ramkairsingh, A., Eykelbosh, A., Henderson, S., Zimmerman, N., & Giang, A. (2022). Odor, Air Quality, and Well-Being: Understanding the Urban Smellscape Using Crowd-sourced Science, Monitoring, and Modeling. Earth and Space Science Open Archive, 94.

[PREPRINT] Lindsay Bochon, Janet Dean, Tanja Rosteck, Jiaying Zhao. Nudging policymakers on gendered impacts of policy, 06 October 2022, available at Research Square

External Events

Climate Law and Governance Initiative (CLGI) invites registration for the this year’s upcoming series of climate law and governance online events, as well as the opportunity to join the Climate Law and Governance Specialists Registry.

Climate Law and Governance Day 2022
Register here: Climate Law and Governance Day 2022 Tickets | Eventbrite.
Date: November 11, 2022

Climate Law and Governance Specialization Course
Register here: Climate Law & Governance Specialization Course 2022 Tickets | Eventbrite.
Date: November 13, 2022

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