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David Boyd, IRES Associate Professor, in the news

David Boyd, IRES Associate Professor, in the news

David Boyd, an Associate Professor at IRES on Law, Policy and Sustainability, has been in several recent news articles around Vancouver on the the needs for nature to have legal rights in Canada. You can find the articles in the links below. Metro News: http://www.metronews.ca/news/vancouver/2017/12/07/nature-needs-legal-rights-b-c-law-prof.html Vancouver Sun: http://vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/david-boyd-recognizing-land-as-a-legal-person-could-help-solve-native-land-claims The Star: https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2017/10/08/tragic-consequences-of-having-of-more-starbucks-than-cheetahs.html Time colonist: http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/op-ed/comment-should-b-c-s-killer-whales-have-legal-rights-1.23089015 Bio […]

New faculty member Amanda Giang starting in IRES in January 2018!

New faculty member Amanda Giang starting in IRES in January 2018!

We are so pleased to announce that Amanda Giang will join us as a new faculty member in IRES starting January 2018! Amanda Giang http://ires.ubc.ca/person/amanda-giang/ Assistant Professor, IRES and Department of Mechanical Engineering Bio Amanda Giang’s research addresses challenges at the interface of environmental modelling and policy through an interdisciplinary lens, with a focus on air […]

IRES welcomes two Visiting Professors – Bradley Eyre and Chris Barrington-Leigh!

IRES welcomes two Visiting Professors – Bradley Eyre and Chris Barrington-Leigh!

IRES would like to announce that we will have two visiting professors with us! Bradley Eyre Professor Bradley Eyre is a biogeochemist and the foundation Director of the Centre for Coastal Biogeochemistry at Southern Cross University, Australia. His publications include topics such as whole ecosystem carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus budgets, net ecosystem metabolism estimates, benthic […]

Ada Smith (RES MA) recipient of the Elizabeth Henry Scholarship!

Ada Smith (RES MA) recipient of the Elizabeth Henry Scholarship!

Congratulations to Ada Smith being one of the two recipients for the 2017 Elizabeth Henry Scholarship! On behalf of the Fraser Basin Council and the Elizabeth Henry Scholarship Committee, we are excited to announce that the Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health 2017 recipients are Ada Smith and Kim-Ly Thompson. Here is what Ada had to […]

IRES Faculty Kai Chan has been named a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists!

IRES Faculty Kai Chan has been named a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists!

November 28 2017   Congratulations Kai Chan for being named a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists!   Six UBC faculty have been named as members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Those named to the College represent the emerging generation […]

Congratulations to our November 2017 RMES/RES Graduates!

Congratulations to our November 2017 RMES/RES Graduates!

(in order of the photos from left to right)   Daniel Klein, ­ RES MSc. Supervisor: Gunilla Öberg   Emma Luker, RMES MSc. Supervisors: Leila Harris and Mark Johnson   Elizabeth Williams, RMES MSc. Supervisor: Kai Chan   Santiago De La Puente Jeri, ­ RMES MSc. Supervisor: Villy Christensen      

Congratulations to our November 2017 RMES/RES Graduates!

Congratulations to our November 2017 RMES/RES Graduates!

(in order of the photos from left to right)   Xuesi Shen, ­ RES MSc. Supervisor: Hadi Dowlatabadi   Jeffrey Scott, RMES MSc. Supervisors: Tony Pitcher and Mimi Lam   Maryam Rezaei, RMES PhD. Supervisor: Hadi Dowlatabadi    

Congratulations to our November 2017 RMES/RES Graduates!

Congratulations to our November 2017 RMES/RES Graduates!

(in order of the photos from left to right)   Abdul Ben Hasan, RMES MSc. Supervisor: Villy Christensen   Alicia Speratti, RMES PhD. Supervisor: Mark Johnson   Jason Brown, RES PhD. Supervisor: Terre Satterfield   Holly Andrews RMES MSc. Supervisor: Terre Satterfield and Mike Meitner  

RES PhD Candidate Michael Lathuillière’s recent publication in Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies!

RES PhD Candidate Michael Lathuillière’s recent publication in Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies!

November 23 2017 Congratulations to RES PhD Candidate Michael Lathuillière for his recent publication set to go out in print in December! You can check out the book chapter at the following link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780124095489100612

TA position for UBC ASIC 220

TA position for UBC ASIC 220

November 8 2017 TA Opportunity – UBC ASIC 220   Course Description & Learning Objectives This is an introductory review course, and as such it will provide a comprehensive introduction to sustainability. This means that the coverage of topics will be broad and encompass a number of disciplines including environmental science, economics, political science and […]