IRES Newsletter: September 19, 2022

News & Events

IRES Seminar Series

We will be joined by Dr. Wang on September 22 to discuss his research in developing scale-free climate models, ecological niche models, response functions, and landscape genomic models.

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Next up in the IRES Seminar Series, Henry Lai will introduce you to the programs and services available at UBC and beyond to support your health and wellbeing.

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Partnering with the Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Program, IRES grad students produced 9 research projects to improve local sustainability: 

Birds on UBC’s Campus: A Mixed-Method Approach to Prioritize Bird Species and Assess Habitat Needs to Inform Policy & Campus Design

Emily Edwards, Dan Forrest, Marika Laird, and Alina Zeng

Enhanced Environmental Resilience for REAP 4.0: Connecting Biodiversity, Stormwater and Climate Change Adaptation

Grace Schaan, Vanessa Amorocho, Annika Ord, Celeste Pomerantz, Shuoqi Ren

One Person’s Trash is Another Person’s Treasure: Reimagining Furniture Use at the University of British Columbia

Brittney Wong, Giulia Belotti, Glory Oreoluwa, Jaden Phillips, Josh Travers, Rona MacNicol

Developing a Framework for a Circularity Analysis at UBC

Brittney Wong, Giulia Belotti, Glory Oreoluwa, Josh Travers, Rona MacNicol

Student-Activists’ Narratives on Organizing for Climate Justice in Institutional Settings: An Observational and Participatory Qualitative Study

Manvi Bhalla

Birds on Campus: Assessing Sources of Unintentional Feeding to Inform Policy and Campus Design

Eline Eronen, Dana Johnson, Kah Mun Wan

Reimagining Active School Transportation in the Acadia Park Neighborhood

Jessica Koski, Raihan Hassen & Savonnaé Street

Perceptions of Stormwater Management Policy at UBC Residences

Elina Eronen, Emily Edwards, Maria Larissa Silva Santos and Simone Rawal

Effects of Mixed-Use Green Roof on Student Community & Subjective Well-Being: A Case Study of the University of British Columbia’s Exchange Residence Green Roof

Lea M. Anderson and Kah Mun Wan

Volunteers needed at the UBC Apple Festival

Looking for fun volunteer opportunities this fall? Sign up to help at Apple Festival hosted at the UBC Botanical Garden, Oct 15 & 16. (If you don't want to volunteer, you can still attend the event by buying tickets at


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International Institute for Sustainable Development | Fall Internship 2022

The State of Sustainability Initiatives team is looking for a student or recent graduate student to support: 1) data collection and analysis on producer inclusion in global supply chain governance (e.g., standard-setting and trade agreements), and 2) development of a community of practice and a series of dialogues on producer inclusion in Voluntary Sustainability Standards.

Deadline: September 31, 2022


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Application open for 2022/23 Community-University Engagement Support Fund

The CUES Fund supports community-university partnerships and projects that benefit communities across British Columbia and advance collaborative research, teaching, and learning.

Deadline: October 21, 2022


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LEED Green Associate Training

The LEED Green Associate is the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in sustainability scorecard for green buildings.



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Stewards of the Chilcotin Ark – Internships

The Chilcotin Ark is a complex 2.5 million hectare ecosystem located on the lee side of the Coast Range Mountains. This internationally ecologically important place is a limited commodity with limited use capacity. Not many people get to experience the Chilcotins and those who do take responsibility for their impact and the well-being of it. Through our internships, we provide a unique opportunity for students to not only develop and grow professionally, but at the same time contribute to something bigger than themselves.

Deadline: Open till filled


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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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Recent IRES Publications

Joséphine Gantois. (22 June 2022) New tree-level temperature response curves document sensitivity of tree growth to high temperatures across a US-wide climatic gradient. Global Change Biology

Kennedy, E.H., Sprague, C., Wittman, H. Political Energy and Political Evaporation: Evaluating the Practice of Shopping for Food System Change International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society (2022)

Sarah R. Cooley, Sonja Klinsky, David R. Morrow, Terre SatterfieldSociotechnical Considerations About Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal Annual Review of Marine Science Review in Advance first posted online on July 18, 2022

[PRE PRINT] Li, Xinru and Donner, Simon D. (5 Sept 2022) Assessing future projections of warm-season marine heatwave characteristics with CMIP6 models Earth and Space Science Open Archive

External Events


When: Thursday, September 29, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Where: Online via Zoom

Registration: Free to all. Registration closes September 28.

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