IRES News: July 5th, 2021

You’re invited to a meetup for IRES faculty, staff and students on July 8th at Jericho beach!

Provisionally we will meet by the concession stand. Exact meeting point and time will be sent closer to the day.

Congratulations to Dr. William Cheung, an IRES Faculty Associate and an IRES alumnus, for being appointed director of the UBC Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries.

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July 14, 2021: Indigenous Bodies of Evidence and Counter-Mapping in the “Green” Nuclear Archive

How does our imagination of a climate-friendly future hinge on rebranding or erasing our toxic past? Join Dr. ann-elise Lewallen on July 14 as she delves into recent Indigenous strategies to counter the “green energy” archive enlisted to promote nuclear energy. Cohosted by UBC SPPGA and IHRC.


Call for Authors for the Canadian Mountain Assessment

The Canadian Mountain Assessment (CMA) is currently seeking authors interested in contributing to this foundational effort to understand the state of knowledge of Canada’s rapidly changing mountains systems, guided by innovative conceptual and ethical frameworks for knowledge sharing.

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IRES’s Steve Chignell and UBC Anthropology’s Maya Daurio and Dr. Leslie Robertson are seeking collaborators on a digital atlas of COVID-19 vulnerability!

To contribute a brief vignette describing overlapping harms & positive solidarities due to the pandemic contact:

Visit the Digital Atlas

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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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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Getting to net-zero in half a semester: GEOB504D Topics in Climate Studies

GEOB504D, the half-course (1.5) credits traces the science and the history behind the global temperature limits in the Paris Climate Agreement, the remaining carbon budget to avoid those limits, pathways to net-zero emissions, and the likelihood of achieving those pathways.

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Two PPGA Courses Offered by Professor Kristen Hopewell in 2021W

PPGA 591J: Global Economic Policy

This course introduces the key issues and debates in global economic policy. Students will come away with a strong understanding of the workings of the global economy, which is essential to a successful career in many different areas of global policy.

PPGA 591I: Emerging Powers

This course examines the role and impact of emerging powers in the international system. It begins by analyzing the politics, economics, and foreign policy objectives of these countries. It then turns to assessing the sources and nature of contemporary power shifts and their implications for a variety of different areas of global politics and governance, including security, human rights, environment, trade, finance, and development.

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Intramurals Student Staff Opportunities

he UBC Intramurals student-staff volunteer program is back for the upcoming school year. Be a part of a community of students that passionately volunteer their time to deliver some of UBC’s most iconic events, leagues and marketing initiatives. 

Application Deadline: July 16, 2021

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Sessional Lecturer positions for Winter 2021 at UBC Geography

The EEES Scholars Program is a workshop designed to diversify the next generation of academic leaders in the fields of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Earth Systems Science and Environmental Social Sciences.

Application Deadline: July 23, 2021


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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:

Characterizing public perceptions of social and cultural impacts in policy decisions

NF Dieckmann, R Gregory, T Satterfield, M Mayorga, & P Slovic.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118.24 (2021).

Shifting consumer behavior to address climate change

R Habib, K White, DJ Hardisty, J & Zhao, J.
Current Opinion in Psychology (2021).



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