Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability

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By order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), all events and social gatherings are reduced to prevent COVID-19 transmission EXCEPT personal gatherings of up to 10 people outdoors or 5 people/1 other household indoors. Businesses are allowed to serve groups of 6 people. Do not gather with several groups of new people - stick to the same people. The order came into effect on May 25, 2021 and will be kept in place until at least 65% of the 18+ population is vaccinated with dose 1.
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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.

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June 11: The Water and Environment Student Talks Conference

The Water and Environment Student Talks, also known as WEST, is an interdisciplinary conference organized by students for students and young professionals whose work relates to the water sphere. Dr. David Boyd will be a keynote speaker at WEST2021 on Friday, June 11th.

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June 29, 2021: UBC Advanced Research Computing Workshop

UBC Advanced Research Computing (ARC) invites you to a webinar workshop on June 29! 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.

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Congratulations to the IRES 2021 Graduates!

Congratulations to our May Graduates! We wish you all the best in your future endeavours and can’t wait to see what amazing things you’ll go on to do. If you wish to check out the graduate theses & dissertations, please click here.

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