IRES Newsletter: November 14, 2022

News & Events

IRES graduate student Manvi Bhalla received the Youth Eco Hero of the Year Award from the Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival in recognition of her numerous leadership roles in the sector. These roles include being featured in diverse media engagements and co-founding the national non-profits Shake Up The Establishment and missINFORMED. She works to ensure intersectional and decolonized approaches are always centred within the health research space, and is lauded for raising awareness through artistic expression. Congratulations, Manvi!

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The Sustainability Hub featured Dr. Jiaying Zhao on their podcast series on sustainability and climate action. Check it out!

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IRES’s Dr. Kai Chan is speaking at TEDx Surrey on January 21st – join him and other compelling speakers for the event!

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SEVEN of this year’s 45 UBC Public Scholars are RES graduate students! A huge congratulations to this cohort.

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IRES Faculty Seminar Series with Dr. Sara Ghebremusse where she talks about corporate control over human rights.

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Want to know how UBC is fairing on sustainability? Check the latest report and open data dashboards by clicking the button below.

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RES application: Applications to our RES grad program are open! Please share with your colleagues.

Deadline: Dec 15, 2022

This year we're shining a spotlight on Dr. Joséphine Gantois, who is the incoming IRES Core Faculty member! She is currently recruiting an MSc student to join her lab group in Fall 2023 to work on a project around marginal farmland naturalization in Southern Ontario.

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Information for Prospective Students

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Ecosystem Science | Binghamton University State University of New York

Deadline: open until filled

2 Tenure Track Faculty in Environment & Sustainability | University at Buffalo

Deadline: open until filled

Multiple opportunities from the United Nations Foundation

Deadline varies

3 Tenure-Line Positions in Climate Science and Solutions | Pennsylvania State University

Deadline varies

Assistant Professor in Indigenous and/or Black approaches to biodiversity research or management | University of British Columbia Vancouver Campus

Deadline: November 15, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Global Change and Health Inequalities | University of Michigan & Cornell University

Deadline: November 15, 2022

Professor of Public Policy, Racial Justice Approaches to Environmental Racism and Health Equity | University of Michigan

Deadline: November 15, 2022

Assistant Professor in Sociology of Health | University of Texas at El Paso

Deadline: November 22, 2022

Assistant/Associate Professor Tenure Track, Applied Socio-Environmental Sciences | Emory University

Deadline: November 27, 2022

Assistant Professor in Indigenous Geographies | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Deadline: November 30, 2022

Assistant Professor, Coastal/Marine Climate Change | Duke University

Deadline: December 1, 2022

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology | University of Virginia

Deadline: December 1, 2022

Assistant Professor - Climate Change and Sustainability in Africa | University of Toronto

Deadline: December 5, 2022

Assistant Professor - Planetary Health | University of Toronto

Deadline: December 5, 2022

Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Applied Economics and Environmental Geography in the Global South | University of Wisconsin-Madison

Deadline: December 7, 2022

Assistant Professor in Water and Environmental Justice | University of South Florida Tampa campus

Deadline: December 10, 2022

Assistant or Associate Professor in Sustainable Systems School for Environment and Sustainability | University of Michigan

Deadline: December 12, 2022

Assistant/Associate Professor (Feminist/Economic Geographies) | National University of Singapore

Deadline: December 15, 2022

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Studies & Science | Pace University

Deadline: January 5, 2023

Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of (In)Equality Postdoctoral Fellow, Racial Justice & Global Change | University of Denver

Deadline: January 13, 2023

3 Tenure-Track Positions in Geoscience | Florida Atlantic University

Deadline: January 15, 2023


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Call for Applications: Olav Slaymaker Scholarship in Environment

The Olav Slaymaker Scholarship application is awarded to current UBC PhD or Masters students studying topics related to environmental issues and supervised by a faculty member appointed in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.

Deadline: December 2, 2022

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Call for submission: Yale Graduate Conference in Religion & Ecology


The 7th Annual Graduate Conference in Religion and Ecology has opened its Call for Papers and Creative/Artistic Submissions. The conference will be held on March 3, 2023.

The theme of this year’s conference, “Earth’s Lamentation: Ecological Grief and the Paradox of Hope,” invites participants to consider the necessity of lamentation and the complexity of hope in the face of climate change.

Deadline: November 30, 2023

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Call for abstracts: Crossroads Interdisciplinary Health Research Conference 2023

The 19th Annual Crossroads Interdisciplinary Health Research Conference is happening on March 10-11th, 2023 at the Halifax Central Library and Dalhousie University’s Collaborative Health Education Building (CHEB) in Halifax, NS. Crossroads will be accepting abstracts for poster and oral presentations from students working on any health-related project, at any stage.

Deadline: January 6, 2023

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Join the WEST 2023 Organizing Committee

Water and Environment Student Talks (WEST) is an interdisciplinary conference organized by students, for students and young professionals whose work relates to the water sphere. WEST 2022 saw over 300 participants from 16 countries, creating a truly Global water forum.

Students from all water-related disciplines across the West Coast of Canada are invited to join the interdisciplinary committee hosting a student-led premier Water Conference. WEST needs students for the finance, communications, publicity, logistics and content teams.

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Become a Canadian Journal of Undergraduate Research Reviewer

Canadian Journal of Undergraduate Research (CJUR) at the University of British Columbia is a journal that aims to provide an accessible platform for undergraduate researchers to gain experience in academic publishing. Click here to apply to become a reviewer!

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Call for Applications: Talaria Summer Institute Research Mentor 

TSI is a STEM research mentorship program for female and genderqueer high school students that will take place this July. The Vancouver Chapter is looking for graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and professors to serve as mentors for the program during July 2023.

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Call for Volunteers: Food Hub Market

Join this student-led non-profit initiative to support a community space for promoting food access!

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Call for application: InSTEM mentorship program | UBC Geering Up

UBC Geering Up Engineering Outreach is looking for UBC STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) faculty and students interested in mentoring Indigenous high school students from across BC.

Date: November 21, 2022

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CPCIL 2023 eSummit Call for Presenters

CPCIL invites submissions for the 2023 eSummit on creating an inclusive community of park and protected area leaders and sharing knowledge.

Date: November 15, 2022


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Funded PhD positions | University of Utah

The University of Utah invites application for three funded PhD positions on a National Science Foundation funded project investigating the role of digital tools on environmental justice in urban forests.

Deadline varies

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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

Nawaz, S., & Satterfield, T. (2022). On the nature of naturalness? theorizing ‘nature’ for the study of public perceptions of novel genomic technologies in Agriculture and Conservation. Environmental Science & Policy, 136, 291–303.

Nawaz, S., Satterfield, T., & Phurisamban, R. (2022). Does “Precision” Matter? A Q Study of Public Interpretations of Gene Editing in Agriculture. Science, Technology, & Human Values, 0(0).

Sidhu, B.S., Mehrabi, Z., Kandlikar, M., Ramankutty, N. On the relative importance of climatic and non-climatic factors in crop yield models. Climatic Change 173, 8 (2022).

[PREPRINT] Mrinmoy Chakraborty, Amanda Giang, and Naomi Zimmerman. Performance evaluation of portable dual-spot micro-aethalometers for source identification of Black Carbon aerosols: Application to wildfire smoke and traffic emissions in the Pacific Northwest, 04 November 2022, available at European Geosciences Union

External Events

In partnership with the Centre for Climate Justice, Department of Geography welcomes Prof. AbdouMaliq Simone as the next colloquium speaker.

When: Tuesday, November 15, 9am – 10:15am

Where: Online via Zoom

Registration: Link to Zoom registration

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Check the IRES website for the most up-to-date information on External Events.

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