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To ensure persons in all AERL workspaces remain as safe as possible, it is required that all persons follow the COVID-19 Campus Rules. IRES must operate under the AERL building Safety Plan.
Per the rules above and an August 25th mandate by the Provincial Health Officer, MASKS ARE REQUIRED IN COMMON SPACES at UBC to prevent COVID-19 transmission. Anyone entering the AERL building is required to
1- complete the COVID-19 Safety Planning Training mandatory online module,
2- complete a daily self-assessment for symptoms of COVID-19,
3- AND to fill out the sign-in sheet at the 4th floor elevator every time you enter or exit.
With exemptions provided for those who are vaccinated against COVID-19, UBC requires COVID-19 testing for all students, faculty and staff. UBC has implemented a process for confidential self-disclosure of vaccination status here. Click the button below to register for your vaccine if you have not already done so.
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November 2, 2021: A Discussion on Open Access in Canada

Moderated by Stephen Chignell, IRES Ph.D. Student | Open access publishing is a rapidly expanding and evolving strategy for making scholarly work globally accessible. Unlike the traditional scholarly publishing model under which publishers require institutions or individuals to pay for access to these materials, open access provides a model for freely available research outputs to […]

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Seeking Assistant Professor: Human Dimensions of Biodiversity Conservation

IRES and Faculty of Land and Food Systems are seeking an interdisciplinary scholar who uses econometric and other quantitative techniques to investigate human dimensions of biodiversity conservation. For example, research interests may include how individual and institutional actions affect conservation outcomes, or how biodiversity conservation affects aspects of human well-being. Anticipated start July 1, 2022.

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