IRES News: June 14th, 2021

A huge congratulations to our May 2021 graduates!

We applaud your scholarship.


Congratulations to IRES's Bronwyn McIlroy-Young who received the Faculty of Science nomination for the Governor General's Gold Medal, recognizing the most outstanding academic achievement by a research-based Masters student in the Faculty!

The June 2 virtual graduation honoured all graduates and the recipients of the award — Nevena Rebic, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Madeleine Ransom, Philosophy.

UBC Advanced Research Computing (ARC) invites you to a webinar workshop! They offer tools that are useful to many IRES researchers, even those that don’t identify as High Performance Computing users. If your research involves computationally intensive tasks, you could benefit from using and consulting with ARC.

On June 29th at 12pm, join us for:

  • A general introduction to ARC services
  • Explanation of specific services like: commercial cloud computing, REDcap & research data management
  • Q&A with ARC – send in requests for walk-throughs or other specific questions to!

Zoom Link

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 by Dr. Amanda Giang and colleagues — is pleased to share their inaugural "Monthly Sniff"!

This is actually a 6-month sniff (a deep inhale?). Log the smells you encounter around our city and let the team know what you think of their first Sniff!

Check out SmellVan

IRES’s Steve Chignell and UBC Anthropology’s Maya Daurio and Dr. Leslie Robertson are seeking collaborators on a digital atlas of COVID-19 vulnerability!

To contribute a brief vignette describing overlapping harms & positive solidarities due to the pandemic contact:

Visit the digital atlas

UBC Library Research Commons Newsletter

Check out the latest UBC Library Research Commons Newsletter for events, workshops, and more! 

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Sessional Lecturer positions for Winter 2021 at UBC Geography

A list of sessional lecturer positions available in Geography for the 2021 Winter Session at UBC. There are 29 courses listed for this coming year.

Application Deadline: July 7, 2021


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Call now Open for the 2021 PICS Opportunity Projects Proposals

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) has announced the 2021 Call for Opportunity Projects proposals. Applications are now being received from faculty at PICS partner universities for the PICS Opportunity Projects Program (OPPs) which supports new and emerging leaders to pursue bold and impactful climate solutions research.

Application Deadline: August 4, 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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Check the IRES website for the most up-to-date information on External Events.

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Recent publications by IRES faculty:

The EU Green Deal's ambition for a toxic-free environment: Filling the gap for science-based policymaking

J van Dijk, et al.
Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management (2021).

A 'Drought-Free' Maharashtra? Politicising Water Conservation for Rain-Dependent Agriculture

SH Shah, et al.
Water Alternatives 14.2 (2021): 2.

Social comfort zones for transformative conservation decisions in a changing climate

S Hagerman, et al.
Conservation Biology (2021).



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