IRES News: February 18th, 2020

IRES News & Events

UBC Women in Science: Amanda Giang

In support of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which takes place every year on February 11, UBC Science featured 10 inspiring UBC Women Researchers who are making their mark at UBC and beyond. One of the featured women is IRES' very own Dr. Amanda Giang!

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February 20, 2020: No Seminar Due to Reading Week

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IRES Games Night

A throwback to the games, snacks, and good company at IRES Games Night hosted by the RES Student Society.

Job Opportunities

Graduate Student Opportunities

Letter from MP Patrick Weiler – Environmental Funding Programs

This week, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, launched our annual call for applications for eight funding programs to support community-based, environmental projects. These eight programs aim to support Indigenous communities, environmental groups, schools, other levels of government and businesses in taking environmental action. Relevant to BC are the following programs:

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UBC Library Research Commons Newsletter

Check out the UBC Library Research Commons March Newsletter for events, workshops, and more!

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BioTAP TA Training Opportunity Feb. 20th 12-2 PM

Creating an inclusive classroom environment can be challenging and BioTAP wants to help you with that. Come to the next workshop, Promoting Inclusivity in the Classroom, to learn about diversity, equity, inclusion and how to make your classroom more welcoming and accessible for all your students.

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IMBeR’s ‘Climate and Ecosystems’ Summer School

ClimEco7 is the seventh in a series of “Climate and Ecosystems” biennial summer schools organised by IMBeR, the Integrated Marine Biosphere Research project. ClimEco summer schools are designed for 60-70 post-graduate students and early career researchers and are led by an interdisciplinary group of scientists which includes leaders in their respective fields.

Post-graduate students and early career researchers from any oceans science discipline and any country in the world are welcome to apply.

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Are you an early career ecosystem services researcher? Are you a North American early career researcher or practitioner (PhD or MSc student or have completed your degree within the last five years)?

The Young Ecosystem Services Specialists (YESS) network is organizing a session at the ACES: A Community on Ecosystem Services 2020 Conference scheduled for December 14-17, 2020 in Florida, USA

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Canadian Geophysical Union Annual Meeting 2020

Call for Abstracts - CGU 2020 annual meeting in Banff, AB from May 3rd – 6th. The topic is “H.7: Rebuilding the Critical Zone: Hydrological and biogeochemical developments of reclaimed landscapes.” Deadline for abstract submissions is Tuesday February 25, 2020.

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ESRI Canada Scholarship 2020

Can you make a map?

The Esri Canada Scholarship Award application period is open! Demonstrate your use of GIS for the opportunity to receive $2,000 in funding, plus software and training. The deadline is on Monday, February 24, 2020.

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Political Ecology PhD Summer School

This six-day (plus preparation) intensive PhD workshop will be held from 29 June – 7 July 2020 in Wageningen, the Netherlands. This course is planned to complement the 3rd biannual conference of the Political Ecology Network (POLLEN) in Brighton, UK from 24-26 June 2020. The workshop gives motivated PhD students the chance to deepen their knowledge on political ecologies in an era of intensifying authoritarianism, populism, and post-truth politics, and to interact with the international team of cutting-edge scholars we have assembled to deliver the course.

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Lucerne Summer University: Ethics in a Global Context

“Know how, act now” – Application is now open for the "Lucerne Summer University: Ethics in a Global Context” held on June 4-9, 2020 at the Institute of Social Ethics ISE at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Lucerne.

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PARADE 2020 ‘Environments’ Conferences

PARADE (Publication and Research in Art, Architectures, Design and Environments) is collaborating with AMPS on conferences in London, Canterbury & Dubai.

It seeks to explore and share works at these conferences in the following areas: Sociology, Human Geography, Cultural & Community Studies, Health.

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Soapbox Science Vancouver – Call for Speakers

Soapbox Science, a novel public outreach platform for promoting female scientists, was developed in 2011 in the United Kingdom and has since spread around the world. Soapbox Science events have two aims:

  1. to engage members of the public in scientific discourse;
  2. to promote the visibility of women in science.

Soapbox Science events therefore feature an all-female slate of speakers. Soapbox Science Vancouver is currently recruiting speakers for their summer 2020 event.

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Notice of New Joint PhD Program with NMSU and UNM

The Department of Geography at New Mexico State University (NMSU) is seeking Masters and Ph.D. students who will begin with us in Fall 2020. The department offers competitive funding packages through teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and academic scholarships. For Fall 2020, students with interests in geographic information science, remote sensing, spatial modeling, landscape ecology, and geohumanities are of particular interest.

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External Events

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Recent IRES Publications

Recent publications by IRES' core faculty members.

A payment by any other name: Is Costa Rica’s PES a payment for services or a support for stewards?
M Chapman, T Satterfield, H Wittman, KMA Chan
World Development 129, 104900

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