IRES News: January 22nd, 2020

IRES News & Events

IRES at the UBC Winter Classic Hockey Game

Students from IRES cheered on the UBC Thunderbirds in their game against the Manitoba Bisons last Friday. Go T-Birds!

Job Opportunities

Graduate Student Opportunities

UBC Farm Seed Funding for Research Competition 2020

The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) UBC Farm Seed Funding for Research (UBC Farm SFR) provides short-term support (up to $6,000/one year) for the development of innovative research at the UBC Farm that will eventually form the basis of a larger research proposal linked to the CSFS (CSFS as the designated Research Centre) and funded independently. This research competition aims to support early-stage research and enable preliminary data gathering on any theme.

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Call for Applications – UBC Sustainability Scholars

The UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI) is pleased to offer UBC graduate students the opportunity to work in funded sustainability internship projects.

We are currently accepting applications for over 60 UBC Sustainability Scholars (including Greenest City Scholars) internships that will commence May 4. Current UBC graduate students from all academic disciplines are eligible to apply.

Applications will be accepted until midnight Sunday February 2, 2020.

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Call for Papers: 2020 Environmental Studies Association of Canada Annual Conference

As Canada’s leading association of interdisciplinary researchers and practitioners involved in a diversity fields relating to the environment, the Environmental Studies Association of Canada ( is pleased to invite you to submit a proposal to participate in our Annual Conference as part of the 2020 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences ( This year’s Congress theme is “Confronting Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism”, and we welcome a wide range of environment-related researches.


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$1M PICS Theme Partnership Call

The opportunity to receive a $1M Theme Partnership award with PICS remains open, with 1 more month left to apply. 

The Theme Partnership Program supports research into particularly complex—and critically important—climate mitigation and adaptation challenges.

Bring your innovation, ideas and ambition to PICS!

Deadline: February 14th, 2020.

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LEED Green Associate Training

Pad your resume with the LEED Green Associate, the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified as can people!

To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 9000 students pass their respective exam at a 99% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and allows students to graduate with letters after their name!


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External Events

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Recent IRES Publications

Recent publications by IRES' core faculty members.

Canadian Science Meets Parliament: Building relationships between scientists and policymakers
Zhao et al.
Science and Public Policy

Science Is Political But Should Not Be Partisan
G Öberg, K Elliott, A Leopold
Integrated environmental assessment and management 16 (1), 6

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