IRES News: May 23rd, 2022

Congratulations to our May 2022 Graduates!

Join us in celebrating our graduates -- Jack Durant (MA) supervised by Daniel Steel & Gunilla Oberg, Brynley Hanson-Wright (MSc) supervised by Jiaying Zhao, Dana James (PhD) supervised by Hannah Wittman, Helina Jolly (PhD) supervised by Terre Satterfield & Milind Kandlikar, Erika Luna Perez (MSc) supervised by Navin Ramankutty & Amanda Giang, and Balsher Singh Sidhu (PhD) supervised by Navin Ramankutty & Milind Kandlikar!

Virtual Event Hosted by IRES's Dr. Helina Jolly

The current policies for gender expression on BC government-issued IDs are an example of a decade long effort in behavioural, intellectual and social change management. Join SPPGA Adjunct Professor Natasha Thambirajah, Dr. Daniel L Metzger, and Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity Grace Lore for an inside view on the evidence-based, change management, and stakeholder engagement practices used to gradually shift the BC health sector and provincial government towards recognizing the criticality of recognizing rights of people who are transgender or gender non-conforming to express their gender identity with minimal or no state or medical intervention.



To truly address climate change, we need to change the very systems we live and work in., a platform by Dr. Kai Chan, is seeking young activists and folks (including expert scientists) who can articulate the science of sustainability to join their community.

CoSphere has identified

- 6 systems where huge change is needed including economy and finance

- levers to change them including incentives and laws

- and leverage points at which to apply them, including consumption.

They then provide a platform to enable these changes.

Join CoSphere! compiles and shows evidence from peer-reviewed literature on the outcomes of agricultural management practices and food system interventions.

Dr. Zia Mehrabi, Dr. Navin Ramankutty, Victor Pineda Gonzalez, Jaehun Song, Tasch Mehrabi, Carlina Kim and Ally Lacey released FarmGeek last year – check it out!

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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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Les Lavkulich Graduate Student Fellowship

This is a call for applications for our departmental Les Lavkulich Awards which have been endowed by colleagues, friends and UBC alumni in honour of Professor Les Lavkulich, who created the Resources and Environment Program in 1979, the first truly interdisciplinary graduate program at UBC. As the program's inspirational leader between 1979 and 2004, he was able, with his unrelenting effort and visionary thinking, to build it into an internationally renowned program.

Deadline: May 31, 2022

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TA Opportunity for SCIE300 

SCIE 300 is a required course in the Combined Major in Science program within the Faculty of Science. The course introduces students to a variety of methods for communicating scientific information. It is divided broadly into two main sections: communicating science within the scientific community (e.g. writing a scientific paper and giving presentations), and communicating science to a broader, non-expert audience (e.g. writing in journalistic style, blogging, and producing podcasts and videos). 

Deadline: June 10, 2022

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New Relationship Trust Foundation Scholarships and Bursaries 

The New Relationship Trust Foundation (NRTF) is pleased to announce that the first call for 2022-23 Scholarships and Bursaries is now available for First Nations students from British Columbia (BC).


Deadline: June 24, 2022

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TA Opportunity for UBC Course (SCIE 420)

Sustainability issues and concepts are addressed in a multitude of undergraduate course at UBC. Throughout their studies, students are presented with a variety of sometimes contradictory thoughts, opinions, and approaches to sustainability. SCIE 420 is designed to make sense of this cacophony, and to provide students from any Faculty the opportunity to develop, critique, and synthesize their understanding of sustainability and related concepts, something which is not provided in other courses. Furthermore, students will be given the opportunity to apply their knowledge to a real-world problem through their work on a Community Based Experiential Learning project.

Deadline: August 16, 2022

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Wilson, N.J., Montoya, T., Lambrinidou, Y., Harris, L.M., Pauli, B.J., McGregor, D., Patrick, R.J., Gonzalez, S., Pierce, G., Wutich, A., 2022. From “trust” to “trustworthiness”: Retheorizing dynamics of trust, distrust, and water security in North America. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space 25148486221101460.

Chignell, S. M. (2022). A missing link? network analysis as an empirical approach for critical physical geography. The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe Canadien.

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