Welcome to the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES) at the University of British Columbia (UBC). We are a problem-focused and curiosity-driven interdisciplinary research institute and graduate program, with interest and expertise in a wide range of topics under the realm of environment and sustainability. Our mission is to foster sustainable futures through integrated research and learning about the linkages among human and natural systems, and to support decision making from local to global scales. More often than not, we achieve this through collaborations across students and faculty in a manner that recognizes our collective skills, intellectual histories and methodological approaches, and yet encourages our interdependencies as we consider real world problems. You can learn more about IRES through these web pages. We encourage you to check back frequently for current news. If you have any questions or comments, please contact our staff for more information.
Director of IRES
Professor of Risk, Culture and the Environment