IRES News: July 26th, 2021

Congratulations to the recipients of our 2021 IRES Departmental Awards! We're lucky to work with scholars Diana Bedolla López and Sarah-Louise Ruder and alums Cameron Bullen and Sameer Shah.

RES grad students Alberto Campos and Evelyn Arriagada are 2020/2021 Vanier Canada Scholars, with funding from NSERC and SSHRC.

What a well deserved honour — please join us in congratulating them!

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Smell Vancouver, a project of IRES’s Dr. Amanda Giang and colleagues, has updates!

Their latest Monthly Sniff had 50 odour logs over the month of June, up from 27 and 23 and April and May. Garbage, decaying animal, and sewage were their most common smell descriptors. Summer conditions (heat, humidity, open doors and windows) can enhance the production of some stinky smells, or allow odours to travel further and linger longer. During the heat wave, they saw an uptick in odour logs.”

Log Odours

The UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs has published its 2020-2021 annual report!

IRES's Navin Ramankutty, David Boyd and Milind Kandlikar, co-appointed at SPPGA, are featured in the report's summaries of research projects, policy engagement, and notable achievements.

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The UN Special Rapporteurs on Toxics, Environment & Human Rights — Dr. David Boyd & Dr. Marcos Orellana — want to hear from YOU about places of severe pollution where profits have been prioritized over people.

Please share widely!

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It was lovely to see so many of the IRES community at the beach on Thursday, July 8th

We hope to continue to meet in safe, fun ways in the coming months. Thanks to Emma Gillies for taking a photo of the sunset that evening.

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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INDS 502 E | Methodologies of Crossing: Exploring Interdisciplinary Knowledges, Trajectories, and Worldviews

This course offers a creative and collaborative approach to understanding and exploring interdisciplinary constructions of knowledges across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

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Call For Papers & Reviewers: For All the Fish

For All the Fish is an online magazine that aims to provide the public with accurate, evidence-based information on sustainable food through peer-reviewed articles written for a general audience, explainers on key terms in the field, and interviews with leading sustainability thinkers. It’s seeking submissions and reviewers on an ongoing basis.


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Call now Open for the 2021 PICS Opportunity Projects Proposals

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) has announced the 2021 Call for Opportunity Projects proposals. Applications are now being received from faculty at PICS partner universities for the PICS Opportunity Projects Program (OPPs) which supports new and emerging leaders to pursue bold and impactful climate solutions research.

Application Deadline: August 4, 2021


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Check the IRES website for the most up-to-date information on External Events.

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Recent publications by IRES faculty:

Elucidating the community health impacts of odours using citizen science and mobile monitoring

A Eykelbosh, R Maher, D de Ferreyro Monticelli, A Ramkairsingh, S Henderson, A Giang, & N Zimmerman.
Environmental Health Review 64.2 (2021): 24-27.

Relating the importance of psychological science in addressing climate change to cities and health

LJ McCunn, R Gifford, & J Zhao
Cities & Health (2021): 1-4.



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