IRES News: September 17th, 2019

IRES News & Events

Wishing our incoming IRES students a very warm welcome!

This year, IRES welcomes (in no particular order):

Jack Durant
Erika Luna Perez
Claire Ewing
Carly McGregor
Allison Cutting
Eun Hye Lee
Kushank Bajaj
Gaylean Davies
Alberto Campos
Sarah-Louise Ruder
Rapichan Phurisamban
Imranul Laskar
Evelyn Arriagada
James Wu
Martin Olszynski
Joanne Fitzgibbons
Jumi Gogoi

Tracy Wang
Neha Sharma

IRES Student Beach Picnic

Students at the IRES Student Beach Picnic organized by the IRES Student Society.



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Job Opportunities

Graduate Student Opportunities

GPS Update: Skills of Communication (Mitacs) + Essentials of Productive Teams (Mitacs) + Industry Ready-Resume Webinar+ Writing Abstracts + More!

The latest updates from UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS).

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IRSA 2020 XV World Congress of Rural Sociology

As part of the IRSA 2020 XV World Congress of Rural Sociology in Cairns, Australia, we are excited to invite abstracts for a mini-conference on the theme of "transdisciplinary visual methodologies". We’re also hosting a separate graduate student workshop for students exploring and using visual methods.

We welcome abstract submissions of 300 words or less by Nov. 1, 2019.

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UBC Sustainability Scholars Program

The UBC Sustainability Scholars Program is pleased to offer UBC graduate students the opportunity to work on funded sustainability internship projects.

Applications are now open! Current full-time UBC graduate students from all academic disciplines are eligible to apply.

Successful candidates work under the mentorship of a partner organization, and are immersed in real world learning where they can apply their research skills and contribute to advancing the organization’s sustainability goals. Each Scholar receives $21 per hour to complete 250 hours of work.

For more information on the available projects and to apply, visit our Student Opportunities page.

Applications close midnight September 22.

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2020 UBC Farm Practicum, Applications Now Open!

The 2020 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture is now accepting applications!

The UBC Farm Practicum can be taken as either a 7 month (April – October), or as a 5 month (April – August), experiential-learning program. The program is part-time (approximately 20 hours per week), and is designed for aspiring farmers, urban gardeners, environmental educators, and students with an interest in applying their learning about sustainable agriculture and food systems. The program is often taken as a non-credit Certificate program; however, 6-9 academic credits are available for interested students.

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Welcome (back) to the UBC Library Research Commons

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

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Policy Analyst Recruitment and Development Program

Are you looking to put your skills to use to help shape some of Canada's key policy issues? Do you strive for excellence and want the opportunity to build a rewarding career with a diverse portfolio? The Policy Analyst Recruitment and Development Program (PARDP) wants you!

PARDP Info Session:
Date: Wednesday, September 25
Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm
Location: AERL Building, Room 107

RSVP for the PARDP Info Session here.


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Food Connections 2019 – Call for Proposals

Greenways Land Trust, the Island Food Hubs, and your 2019 conference steering committee are now accepting proposals for presenters at Food Connections 2019, November 28, in Campbell River, BC.

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Call for Proposals: BC Parks Living Lab for Climate Change & Conservation Program

BC Parks is pleased to announce that we are accepting project proposals for our Living Lab for Climate Change and Conservation Program.

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The Terraton Challenge by Indigo Ag

A call for solutions that accelerate the drawdown of 1 trillion tons of atmospheric carbon dioxide into agricultural soils.

Any team with an original solution to one of our Terraton Challenge tracks should apply.

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Science Outreach Volunteer Opportunities with Let’s Talk Science

Let’s Talk Science is a national science outreach organization, focused on getting primary and secondary school students excited about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). The UBC chapter, run by UBC graduate students, has a variety of volunteer programs. These programs reach different age groups, cover different topics, and require different levels of commitment. There’s really something for everyone!

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Professional Programs and Partnerships

Professional programs and partnerships offered by SFU.

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External Events

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