IRES News: May 25th, 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.

Keep your eye on your inbox/IRES Social Media for the videos! Read a StoryMap on one of the projects:

                                                                                                                           StoryMap on Women's
Climate Narratives + Art compiles and shows evidence from peer-reviewed literature on the outcomes of agricultural management practices and food system interventions.

Dr. Zia Mehrabi, Dr. Navin Ramankutty, Victor Pineda Gonzalez, Jaehun Song, Tasch Mehrabi, Carlina Kim and Ally Lacey created FarmGeek over the last few years.

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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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Dr. Gunilla Öberg will be one of five panelists discussing analytical approaches, challenges and future directions of EDC exposure.

The webinar is hosted by Society of Toxicology of Canada (STC) and in partnership with Centre intersectoriel d'analyse des perturbateurs endocriniens (ICEDA).

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Launched in Fall 2020, IBioS is designed to broaden collaborative opportunities across and beyond UBC for globally important, policy-relevant biodiversity and conservation research and partnerships.

IBioS is looking for an RA with academic credentials with a focus on biodiversity conservation and/or environmental sustainability issues. The ideal candidate will have higher education research management experience.

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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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Two PhD Positions at the Institute for Environmental Studies at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Do you want to contribute to the sustainable management of natural hazards, working on multi-hazard risk science in a team of outstanding water and climate scientists? Please apply at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Application Deadline: May 28, 2021


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Call for Applications: Teaching Assistant Positions for UBC SCIE 300

Several TAships are available in SCIE300: Communicating Science.

Application Deadline: May 30, 2021


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Application Deadline Extended to May 30th: 2021 Institute for Future Legislators

If you have political aspirations, but want to know more about what being a legislator means and how to be most effective in that role, apply to UBC’s Institute for Future Legislators (IFL). The application deadline is now extended to May 30, 2021.

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UBC Vancouver Library Public Events

Virtual writing groups and workshops on writing abstracts, lay summaries, and more, including a two-day Graduate Writing Retreat.


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June 2-4, 2021: Environmental Studies Association of Canada Conference 2021

Join for the 2nd annual ESAC low-carbon conference featuring inspiring keynote talks, interactive research panel discussion as well as exciting network activities.


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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:

Diversification supports farm income and improved working conditions during agroecological transitions in southern Brazil

AE Stratton, H Wittman, and J Blesh.
Agronomy for Sustainable Development 41.3 (2021): 1-22.

Repair Failures Call for New Policies to Tackle Leaky Natural Gas Distribution Systems

MR Edwards, et al.
Environmental Science & Technology (2021).

Into the Animal Mind: Perceptions of Emotive and Cognitive Traits in Animals

M Callahan, T Satterfield, and J Zhao.
Anthrozoös (2021): 1-18.

From seed to sequence: Dematerialization and the battle to (re)define genetic resources

S Nawaz, T Satterfield, and S Hagerman.
Global Environmental Change 68 (2021): 102260.

Access rights, capacities and benefits in small-scale fisheries: Insights from the Pacific Coast of Canada

NJ Bennett, et al.
Marine Policy 130 (2021): 104581.

Towards enriched narrative political ecologies

Harris, Leila M.
Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space (2021): 25148486211010677.



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