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November 30th 2017: CISAR event ” A Tryst with Destiny? The Politics of Buddhist Heritage and the Making of Modern India by Douglas Ober”

November 30th 2017: CISAR event ” A Tryst with Destiny? The Politics of Buddhist Heritage and the Making of Modern India by Douglas Ober”

Title: A Tryst with Destiny? The Politics of Buddhist Heritage and the Making of Modern India by Douglas Ober Speaker: CISAR Research Associate, Douglas Ober Date: November 30, 2017 Time: 5 pm – 6:30 pm Location: Room #120, C.K. Choi Building, 1855 West Mall, Vancouver, B.C. Website: http://cisar.iar.ubc.ca/events/event/atrystwithdestiny/ Contact: cisar.iar@ubc.ca; maham.khanum@ubc.ca   An information session hosted by Douglas Ober, Research Associate, UBC IAR One of the more curious incidents […]

Survey design for UBC History Lab

November 22 2017 Heidi Tworek, a history professor at UBC, is looking for someone with survey design skills for a short-term contract. She’s looking for someone to design a rigorous survey that could be administered before and after a “History Lab” to measure skills gained through the lab. The contract would pay a monthly rate […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Adjunct Professor- Babak Pourbohloul!

New Adjunct Professor- Babak Pourbohloul!

We’re happy to announce that Babak Pourbohloul has become an Adjunct Professor at IRES! Bio Babak Pourbohloul is trained as a theoretical physicist (PhD in complex systems and chaos theory) and has been a faculty member at the University of British Columbia since 2004. He was the founding Director of the Division of Mathematical Modeling at […]

November 24, 2017: IOF Seminar: The UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs: leadership through engagement,

November 24, 2017: IOF Seminar: The UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs: leadership through engagement,

November 21 2017 The UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs:  leadership through engagement   Moura Quayle Director pro tem, UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs   Friday, November 24, 2017 11:00 am AERL Theatre (120)   Moura will discuss the opportunities open to the UBC Campus for evolving the UBC School of […]

December 5 2017: Shooting Ghosts: An Evening with Finbarr O’Reilly

December 5 2017: Shooting Ghosts: An Evening with Finbarr O’Reilly

November 21 2017 We’re proud to be co-hosting an event with Arts and the History department featuring internationally-acclaimed photographer and UBC History alum, Finbarr O’Reilly. Please feel free to forward our invitation to student, faculty, and staff lists, as appropriate. A graphic for social channels is attached. Thank you. Sample tweet with graphic: Join Finbarr O’Reilly, internationally-acclaimed photographer & […]

Graduate Research Assistantships – Michigan State University

November 21 2017 Up to three Ph.D. graduate research assistantships are available at Michigan State University in the areas of social-ecological systems, coupled human and natural systems, ecosystem services, and participatory research to support a pair of new, multi-year, multidisciplinary, NASA-funded projects addressing the socio-ecological effects of climate change and dam construction in the Lower […]

GPS Workshop: Business Writing + Time Management + Thesis Boot Camp

November 21 2017 Registration is now open for: Business Writing for Today’s Professional (Mitacs Training) Mon, Nov 27, 9 AM – 5 PM @ Thea Koerner House Register at: www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16337-business-writing-todays-professional 2017-11-27 – Graduate Pathways to Success – Business Writing PDF   Time Management (Mitacs Training) Tue, Nov 28, 9 AM – 5 PM @ Thea Koerner House Register at: www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/16338-time-management 2017-11-28 […]

Few free spots left – Nov 24, 2017: SciCATS: Open access, modular science education training for grad students and post-docs in Science

November 21 2017 Nov 24, 2017: ScieCATS – Open access, modular science education training for grad students and post-docs in Science You’re invited to join SciCATS, your local science communication team on Friday, November 24, for a half-day science communication workshop right at UBC! Through in-class activities and discussion, we’ll delve into the following topics: […]