IRES News: August 16th, 2021

IRES students in RES 510, led by Dr. Leila Harris and in collaboration with the UBC SEEDS (Social Ecological Economic Development Studies) Sustainability Program, designed and conducted applied research to promote sustainable practices on campus.  

They’ve summarized their findings in four videos. Check them out!

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 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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Call for Proposals: Climate Innovation Challenge

The Climate Innovation Challenge (CIC) aims to crowdsource innovative and disruptive technology solutions from around the world for resilience in South Asia. Through grant awards, matchmaking and pilot-testing, CIC will facilitate innovations across different sectors at national, sub-national and local/community levels in the region.

Application Deadline: August 30, 2021

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Call for Applications: BCIA Scholarships for Future Agrologists

To support future agrologists to achieve their career in agrology, the BC Institute of Agrologists will award up to $1500 in scholarship(s) in the graduate and undergraduate categories respectively, on an annual basis.

Application Deadline: October 29, 2021


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Recent publications by IRES faculty:

A meta-analytic cognitive framework of nudge and sludge

Y Luo, D Soman, and J Zhao. (2021).

Avian cultural services peak in tropical wet forests

Echeverri, Alejandra, et al.
Conservation Letters 14.2 (2021): e12763.

How do farmers adapt to agricultural risks in northern India? An agent-based exploration of alternate theories of decision-making

Sanga, Udita, et al.
Journal of Environmental Management 298 (2021): 113353.

How activist should scientists be?

Vega, Jorge, et al. (2021).



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