IRES News: February 14th, 2022

IRES News & Events

February 17th: IRES Faculty Seminar with Kathryn Harrison

Join Dr. Harrison's seminar series on February 17th where she talks about COP26 and what is next for Canada's climate policy and economy.

This seminar will be both in-person and on Zoom at 12:30-1:30 in AERL Theatre, Room 120 (2202 Main Mall).

 Zoom Registration Here!

BC Flooding - UBC Research Response Network

The Centre for Climate Justice is looking for volunteer researchers who are willing and able to support communities by carrying out quick response research projects that answer community needs and questions. Any member of the UBC community can volunteer. Faculty volunteers can indicate interest in conducting research or providing guidance and expertise to other researchers. Instructors of Term 2 courses may want to think creatively about whether a flood response research project might fit within their course.

Please complete the short survey by clicking the button below to indicate your interest in contributing research support.

Complete Survey Here!

The EOAS Colloquim Series continues via Zoom

A 6 part seminar series every Thursday on the Interactions between Earth Science & a Society-Spanning Response to the Climate Crisis, featuring IRES's Dr. Amanda Giang.

Virtual seminars are being currently held with hybrid formats later if possible. Click here for details

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Forest(Reads): Black Faces, White Spaces | Virtual Book Club

The first step to building community is showing up. We invite you to join Forest(Reads), the Faculty of Forestry’s virtual book club on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. This year’s Forest(Reads) focuses on understanding Black experiences within the environmental field with “Black Faces, White Spaces” by Dr. Carolyn Finney. Join and find out more here


Further Details

The Vancouver Summer Program (VSP) is a four-week academic program for international undergraduate students.

The program provides the opportunity to take two academic courses designed by IRES faculty on climate change, sustainability and food systems.

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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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Request for Volunteers: SCIE 113 Interview Project

Currently looking for volunteers who are interested in being interviewed about their research by SCIE 113 students.

Looking for: a diverse group of volunteers at different stages of their careers. This includes faculty members, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and research associates.

Interview details: students will contact you in early February, to arrange an interview between then and March 8. Interviews will last about 20 - 25 minutes, and might take place via Zoom or in person, depending on the pandemic situation at the time of the interview.

During the interview, students will ask you about your experiences with research, including your current research projects, collaboration with other researchers, and the publication process. They are reminded to prepare for the interviews by searching for information about your research interests, or those of your research group. Students will give a short presentation to their class highlighting what they learned from the interview, but they will not share this information elsewhere or make any audio or video recordings.

Please e-mail to let them know if:

  1. You would like to volunteer
  2. You would like to take part in 1 or 2 interviews (each with a pair of students)

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Abstract Call for Distribution

The Canadian Society for Ecological Economics is hosting its third biennial ‘EE Academy’ student symposium on May 27-28. 

As a transdisciplinary school of thought, CANSEE strongly encourages submissions from masters, doctoral, and postdoctoral researchers beyond the conventional bounds of ecological economics. Through a competitive submission process, select students will receive a comprehensive and personalized review of their research from senior scholars and industry practitioners.


Registration Deadline: February 15, 2022


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ORISE EPA Graduate Opportunity in Water Sustainability Research

A research opportunity is available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA), Office of Water in Washington, DC. The opportunity will be served with the Office of Policy Management and Engagement (OPME). The selected participant will be trained in OW with the Water Reuse Team and conduct program research to support the National Water Reuse Action Plan (WRAP). The WRAP was released on February 27, 2020, with an update published April 29, 2021 


Application Deadline: February 22, 2022


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APF Canada Call for Applications: Post-Graduate Research Scholars Program 2022-2023

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is committed to fostering the next generation of Asia Pacific researchers and analysts. To this end, it offers up to four one-year Post-Graduate Research Scholarships (PGRS), under our 2022-2023 Fellowship Program. Successful applicants will have a background in Asia-related research in Asian Studies, political science, economics, history, business, international relations, or related humanities or social science programs. The selection of candidates will be based on their abilities, skills, academic excellence, and fit with the Foundation’s research priorities.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2022


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Delta Science Fellowship

The Delta Science Program and California Sea Grant are excited to announce the 13th round of Delta Science Fellowships, with support for the 2022-2024 academic years. This fellowship funds research projects of up to two years in duration that will advance the state of knowledge underlying high priority science issues that affect the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) and its management as an integrated socio-ecological system.

The Delta Science Program and California Sea Grant hosted an optional informational webinar to review the fellowship program and application logistics on February 7th, 2022 from 10:30AM - 12:00PM PT.

Application Deadline: April 20, 2022

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Call for Papers: Reforming to Recover

The Queen’s Policy Review is a graduate-level scholarly publication edited and reviewed by students and faculty at the Queen's School of Policy Studies in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The goal of the journal is to publish exemplary work in the field of public policy and governance from graduate students across Canada. However, this year we have invited institutions abroad to submit publications for our journal.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2022

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External Events

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Recent IRES Publications

Recent publications by IRES faculty:

Eyster, H. N., Olmsted, P., Naidoo, R. & Chan, K. M. A. Motivating conservation even for widespread species using genetic uniqueness and relational values. Biological Conservation 266, 109438 (2022).

Khelifa, R., Mellal, M. K., Mahdjoub, H., Hasanah, N., & Kremen, C. (2022). Biodiversity Exploitation for Online Entertainment. Frontiers in Conservation Science, 2.

Tremblay, C., & Harris, L. M. (2022). Water governance in two urban African contexts: Agency and action through Participatory Video. Research for All, 6(1).

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