January 25, 2018: IRES Professional Development Seminar
CV of Failures

IRES Seminar Series

Time: 12:30pm to 1:30pm (every Thursday)

Location: AERL Theatre (room 120), 2202 Main Mall


CV of Failures


We all want to succeed in our careers, but what about the dark underbelly of success? We rarely expose our many failures, projecting a skewed version of reality that makes us feel isolated and embattled in the face of others’ seeming never-ending accomplishments. In this PDS, we will break the taboo of talking about our failures in order to acknowledge, understand, and perhaps even move past them. We talk to some professors in our department about the things that they don’t put on their CV. The CVs that made them better, and the ones that still haunt them.

This seminar will not be filmed.


Speaker Bios:

Stephanie Chang studies issues of community vulnerability and resilience to natural disasters. Her current projects focus on coastal hazard risk and resilience in British Columbia. Dr. Chang has written extensively on socio-economic impacts of disasters, and served on the U.S. National Research Council’s Committee on Disaster Research in the Social Sciences.


Milind Kandlikar is a Professor at the Liu Institute for Global Issues and IRES. His work focuses on the intersection of technology innovation, human development, and the global environment. In addition to being the current IRES Director, Dr. Kandlikar has published extensively on the science and policy of climate change.


Terre Satterfield is an interdisciplinary social scientist and professor of culture, risk, and the environment. Her research concerns sustainable thinking and action in the context of environmental management and decision making. Dr. Satterfield is also a board member or scientist for several international initiatives that seek to integrate social science research into policy analysis.



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