IRES News: March 8th, 2021

IRES News & Events

Current and former IRES students, we urge you to complete the 40-question Survey on Systematic Bias, Diversity & Inclusion.

The title belies the fact that we are asking a much larger set of questions about every student’s experience in everything to do with IRES. From whether you thought the admission process was needlessly arduous to whether you feel adequately supported in preparing for your career after graduation. Hadi went to university in 1976 as a visible minority and says, “OUR voices may not have counted for much 50, 40, or even 10 year ago — so please do add your voice to the chorus seeking changes for the better.

Dr. Leila Harris is presenting at CLIMATE HACK: WATER on March 11th

This interdisciplinary conference is the first unique one-of-a-kind event for academic scholars and societal & business activists with a deep and profound interest in pushing climate action. Organised by Aalborg University Copenhagen, Department of Planning.

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Dr. Kai Chan was a section lead on a new UN Environment Programme report, which provides a comprehensive blueprint to urgently solve planetary emergencies and secure humanity’s future.

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Dr. David Boyd addressed the UN General Assembly, pushing for a rights-based approach to water governance.

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March 11, 2021: IRES Faculty Seminar with Erika Zavaleta

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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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Call for Volunteers: Adjudicators at the 2021 Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference

The Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference (MURC), the largest undergraduate research conference at UBC, is currently looking for adjudicators to evaluate presentations during the conference!

Application Deadline: March 13, 2021

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Call for Submission: IOER Annual Conference 2021 “Space & Transformation"

Under the heading “Space and Transformation”, the IOER Annual Conference 2021 will focus on societal change. With the global ecological crisis, such a transformation has become urgently necessary, because the exceeding of planetary boundaries endangers human existence and social justice permanently.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2021

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Pre/Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity in Race, Ethnicity and Politics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is inviting applications for a residential fellow for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2021 

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PhD Scholarship in Household and Community Innovations for Low Waste Cities at Monash University

This PhD scholarship is funded as an important part of an ARC funded project Household innovation and the transition to the low waste city conducted by A/Prof Ruth Lane, Prof Jo Lindsay, A/Prof Dharma Arunachalm, Prof Rob Raven and Prof Annica Kronsell.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2021 

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Call for Applications: The Ages Foundation Fellowship & Bursaries

The rare Charitable Research Reserve has partnered with the Ages Foundation Fund to financially assist students in pursuit of higher education.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2021 


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Call for Applications: International Political Economy and Ecology Summer School at York University

The IPEE Summer School invites applications from graduate students and other interested individuals.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2021


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External Events

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Recent IRES Publications

Recent publications by IRES faculty:

Acculturation as an ecosystem service? Urban natural space supports evolving relational values and identity in new female migrants

Aspen J. Ono, David R. Boyd, and Kai M. A. Chan
People and Nature (2021).

Attentional and perceptual biases of climate change

Yu Luo and Jiaying Zhao.
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences 42 (2021): 22-26.

Key information needs to move from knowledge to action for biodiversity conservation in Canada

RT Buxton, et al.
Biological Conservation (2021): 108983.

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