IRES Newsletter: December 14, 2022

News & Events

Happy Holidays! IRES is closed from Friday December 23rd - January 2nd. See you in 2023.

IRES alum and postdoc Dr. Helina Jolly is the host of a new podcast, Biodiversity Speaks! In the first episode, Dr. Jolly speaks with Dr. Juliet Lu about the economic and ecological impacts of rubber plantations in Asia. Tune in to the 2nd episode on December 15 with Dr. Angela Brennan!

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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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Internship Positions at Chilcotin Holidays and the Chilcotin Ark Institute

Deadline varies

Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Opportunities in Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemistry | Trent University

Deadline varies

2 Postdoctoral Positions | University of the District of Columbia

Deadline: Open Until Filled

2 Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions | University of Arizona

Deadline: Open Until Filled

3 Positions for project: Quantifying the climate benefit of nature-based solutions in Canada | St. Francis Xavier University, Simon Fraser University & Concordia University

Deadline: Contact for Details

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

Data Scientist | Stockholm Environment Institute

Deadline: January 6, 2023

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Environment and Water Policy | Toronto Metropolitan University

Deadline: January 6, 2023

Assistant Professor in Human Geography | Durham University

Deadline: January 8, 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

Assistant Professor of Community & Regional Planning | Iowa State Univesity

Deadline: January 31, 2023

Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellowship

Deadline: February 1, 2023


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Term 2 New Interdisciplinary Course: Heavy Metal: Earth’s Minerals and the Future of Sustainable Societies

A collaborative new course will be taught for the first time this Winter, Term 2 (starting January 2023). The award-winning ‘Heavy Metal’ will examine the role of mineral resources and mining in the transition to green technologies and renewable energy systems. Heavy Metal was the 2021-2022 winner of the Killam Connection competition and was selected from among 21 proposals for an innovative and interdisciplinary graduate course.

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Course registration: Writing Climate Change: Storytelling & Action (ASTU 400H)

This seminar is ideal for students who are familiar with climate change as a subject of scientific or social inquiry, but want to write about it in ways that engage, delight, and inspire action. Thinking critically about existing climate content, we'll tackle what it means to create climate narratives that are inclusive and emotionally resonant with the general public. Drawing from historical discourse, recent market research, and storytelling strategies, discover how to write your own climate story.

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Call for Volunteers: 7th biennial North American Congress for Conservation Biology

SCB North America is very excited to be hosting the 7th biennial North American Congress for Conservation Biology (NACCB) in Vancouver, BC, in June 2024. The invitation for volunteers is open! See here for committee descriptions and sign up!

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Funded PhD in Geography and Research Assistant Positions | Clark University

The Graduate School of Geography at Clark University invites applications to its PhD program and offers two Research Assistant (RA) positions for a NASA-funded project on “Irrigation as climate change adaptation in the Cerrado biome of Brazil”, starting in August 2023. The PhD students working on this research project will develop expertise across a broad spectrum of the discipline of geography, including GIS, remote sensing, and political ecology / human-environment geography.

Deadline: December 15, 2022

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Call for application: World’s Challenge Challenge

The World’s Challenge Challenge is a competition hosted by the UBC Global Lounge, which seeks to engage students on international issues and how they can play a part in sparking social change.

Teams of students pitch their solutions to global problems for a chance to win up to $3000. Winners go on to compete in the International World's Challenge Challenge, for a top team prize of $30,000.

Deadline: January 2, 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.

Event Registration Open Date: January 3, 2023

Submission Deadline: January 6, 2023

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PhD Position at the Water Resilience Lab | Brock University

Dr. Ryan Plummer and Dr. Julia Baird are recruiting a doctoral student for a September 2023 start. This is a fully-funded position for the first two years, with a basic Brock funding package thereafter (and the student will be actively supported in applying for scholarships). The position will be situated within the Partnership for Freshwater Resilience between the ESRC and WWF-Canada and the project will be applied in nature.

Deadline: January 10, 2023

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PhD Positions at U Waterloo | Prof Jennifer Clapp

Looking for students who are interested in either: (1) corporate concentration and power in the global agri-food system and its implications for environmental outcomes, food justice and international governance of food and agriculture; or (2) environmental and political economy dimensions of global agricultural trade, investment and financial regimes in food systems, or (3) some combination of the above. Email wt

Deadline: Jan 15, 2023

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Elizabeth Henry Scholarship | Fraser Basin Council

The Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health supports graduate students working on research projects in partnership with one or more Indigenous and/or non-Indigenous British Columbia communities that are addressing air quality, environmental health issues and/or promoting environmental sustainability through cooperative initiatives.

Application opens on January 20, 2023

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Call for submissions: BBVA Foundation Awards for Biodiversity Conservation

The Foundation’s purpose in issuing this call is to recognize and reward the work done by conservationist organizations, institutions and agencies in carrying forward environmental conservation policies and projects, and the efforts of communication professionals who have placed their abilities at the service of protecting our natural heritage.

Deadline: March 31, 2023

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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

Bhalla, M., Boutros, H. & Meyer, S.B. Aunties, WhatsApp, and “haldi da doodh”: South Asian communities’ perspectives on improving COVID-19 public health communication in Ontario, Canada. Can J Public Health (2022).

James, D., Cazella, A.A., Bowness, E., Magnanti, N.J., Wittman, H. (2022). (De)institutionalising Agroecology: A Historical-Relational-Interactive Perspective on the Evolution of Brazil’s Agri-Environmental State. In: Ioris, A.A.R., Mançano Fernandes, B. (eds) Agriculture, Environment and Development. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

[PREPRINT]  Rodgers, T., Giang, A., Diamond, M., Gillies, E., & Saini, A. (2022). Where do they come from, where do they go? Emissions and fate of OPES in global megacities.

External Events

Winter 2023 Ocean Protection Plan (OPP) Dialogue Forum | Transports Canada will be taking place February 22-23, 2023 at Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront in Vancouver.

The 2023 Forum will focus on new and continuing initiatives under the renewed Oceans Protection Plan, including for example:

  • Marine Pollution Preparedness and Response
  • Cumulative Effects of Marine Shipping
  • Strategy for Vessels of Concern

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