IRES News: August 15th, 2022

Everyone Has The Right to a Healthy Environment!

Last week the UN General assembly recognized the right to a healthy environment for all people! We are indebted to communities including youth, women and indigenous peoples who fought for this right for 30 years.

A special congrats to Dr. David Boyd, who has been advocating for this right since his 2018 appointment as a UN Special Rapporteur!

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IRES Seminar Series returns on September 8 with Lisa Westerhoff

IRES Seminar Series is back with Lisa Westerhoff as she talks about a life after academia, from research to policymaking!

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IRES Seminar Series returns on September 15 with Carly and Diana

IRES Seminar Series continues with student speakers Carly McGregor and Diana Bedolla López!

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IRES welcomed Dr. Navin Ramankutty as our new Director on July 1, 2022, for a four-year term.

We are delighted that Navin has agreed to become the next Director of IRES!

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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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2022 Partnership Recognition & Exploration Fund | UBC Community Engagement

PRE funding fills small resource gaps and empowers community partners to build reciprocal relationships with UBC students, faculty, and staff.


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Graduate Academic Assistant – Digital Scholarship | UBC Library Research Commons

The GAA for Digital Scholarship will offer one-on-one consultations and small group training to teach fellow graduate students introductory digital scholarship skills and computational thinking. This position is open to graduate students in a Masters or PhD program at UBC.


Deadline: August 14, 2022


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Graduate Assistant - Data Analysis and Visualization | UBC Library Research Commons

The GAA for Data Analysis and Visualization delivers workshops and peer consultations on data analysis and data visualization tools including R, Python, and Tableau. This position is open to graduate students in a Masters or PhD program at UBC.


Deadline: August 14, 2022


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Map Collection Student Assistant | UBC Library Research Commons

The Koerner Map Collection Student Assistant in the Research Commons will provide support for the maintenance and development of our map collection, and carry out projects focused on the physical arrangement and findability of cartographic resources within the collection. This position is open to undergraduate and graduate students at UBC.


Deadline: August 14, 2022


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TA Opportunity (2) for New Graduate Course ‘Heavy Metal’

“Heavy Metal” is a new interdisciplinary and collaborative graduate course, examining the role of mining and mineral resources in the transition towards clean, renewable energy systems.


Deadline: August 19, 2022


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TA Opportunity for ASIC 220

The course will explore a range of questions related to defining and enacting sustainability, especially in areas where there is widespread uncertainty and disagreement on pathways forward.

The goal of this course is not to provide students with definitive answers to these questions. This course is designed to help students learn concepts, tools, methodologies, and strategies so that they can make positive and meaningful contributions to solutions to problems related to sustainability.

Please attach a current CV and return your application and attachments to:

Deadline: September 1, 2022

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Carlisle, L., Esquivel, K., Baur, P., Ichikawa, N. F., Olimpi, E. M., Ory, J., Waterhouse, H., Iles, A., Karp, D. S., Kremen, C., & Bowles, T. M. (2022). Organic farmers face persistent barriers to adopting diversification practices in California’s Central Coast. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, 1–28.

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