IRES News: December 20th, 2021

IRES News & Events

IRES faculty Dr. Mark Johnson, Dr. Jiaying Zhao and Dr. Leila Harris are 2021 Killam Scholars!

Please join us in congratulating these scholars for their outstanding contributions to mentoring and research.

IRES grad student Sarah-Louise Ruder and University of Waterloo grad student Sophie Sanniti co-authored a new book chapter, a living case study of unconferencing.

In a volume generatively critiquing the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), this chapter presents six initiatives that prioritize intersectional climate justice and solidarity across the goals to reimagine SDG13 and SGD17.

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Thank you to the IRES Student Society for organizing a fun potluck and gift exchange. Lovely to see so many of you!

Have a safe winter break, IRES community members!

The Vancouver Summer Program (VSP) is a four-week academic program for international undergraduate students.

The program provides the opportunity to take two academic courses designed by IRES faculty on climate change, sustainability and food systems.

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UBC Library Research Commons Newsletter

Check out the latest UBC Library Research Commons Newsletter for events, workshops, & 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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BC Flooding – UBC Research Response Network

The Centre for Climate Justice is looking for volunteer researchers who are willing and able to support communities affected by flooding by carrying out quick response research projects that answer community needs and questions. Any member of the UBC community can volunteer (undergraduate or graduate student, post-doc, research associate, faculty). Faculty volunteers can indicate interest in conducting research or providing guidance and expertise to other researchers. Instructors of Term 2 courses may want to think creatively about whether a flood response research project might fit within their course.

Please complete the short survey by clicking the button below to indicate your interest in contributing research support.

Complete Survey Here!

Opportunity for funded Masters Degree in Geography at the University of Victoria

This opportunity offersfunding for 2 years and admission into the Geography graduate program at the University ofVictoria, with coursework and supported fieldwork focused on Community Mapping with partner First Nations in BC to support wild salmon stewardship. This opportunity provides employment income to support tuition and living expenses.

Application Deadline: December 31, 2021


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Call for Papers: Queen’s Policy Review 2022-Reforming to Recover

The Queen’s Policy Review (QPR) invites your institution to contribute, as we seek paper submissions from global institutions in either English or French for publication in the Spring 2022 (Volume 13) edition. The QPR is a graduate-level scholarly publication edited and reviewed by students and faculty at the Queen's School of Policy Studies.


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UBC ORICE Term 2 Co-curricular Opportunities

UBC ORICE has two student research projects taking place next term.

Application Deadline: January 9, 2022


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Call for Papers: 2022 Environmental Studies Association of Canada Annual Conference

The Environmental Studies Association of Canada ( is pleased to invite you to participate virtually in the 2022 Annual Conference as part of the 2022 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Application Deadline: January 10, 2022


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Vivien Srivastava Child-Care Stipend for Postdoctoral Fellows and Graduate Students

A critical barrier for the advancement of women in scientific careers is the lack of affordable child care. To address this issue the Srivastava UBC Science Child-care Stipend was established to help alleviate the child-care costs for women postdoctoral fellows and graduate students in the Faculty of Science at UBC Vancouver.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2022


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May 18-19, 2021: Doctoral Student Participatory Workshop on Climate and Energy Decision Making at CMU

Join doctoral students from across North America to share your work on climate and energy decision making!


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