November 22, 2018: IRES Professional Development Seminar with Panel Discussion

IRES Seminar Series

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

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


This seminar will not be filmed.


The nuts and bolts of the publishing-industrial complex


Scholarly publications are the bread and butter of academic work. As graduate students, some of us are just starting to dip our toes into the world of academic publishing, while some of us are seasoned and prolific publishers. What do we all need to know about publishing during our graduate studies? What’s normal? What are tradeoffs in trying to publish a lot vs a little? And how important is it anyway? In this conversation, we’ll talk to people at different stages of their academic life about the both the practical mechanics and underlying questions behind this ubiquitous, but seldom-discussed topic.


Dr. Leila Harris










Associate Professor, IRES
Associate Professor, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice


Leila Harris is an Associate Professor at IRES and in the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice. She also serves as Co-Director for UBC’s Program on Water Governance, is a member of the EDGES research collaborative (Environment and Development: Gender, Equity, and Sustainability Perspectives. Dr. Harris’s current research focuses on the intersection of environmental issues and inequality / social difference, water governance shifts (e.g. marketization, participatory governance), in addition to a range of water governance challenges important for Canada.


Dr. Guillaume Peterson St-Laurent










UBC Faculty of Forestry Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Dr. Guillaume Peterson St-Laurent is a recent graduate from IRES and currently a post-doctoral research fellow in the UBC Faculty of Forestry. His research falls at the intersection between natural and social sciences. He has broad research interests that bring together natural resource management, territorial governance, environmental policies, deliberative-analytical engagement processes, climate change mitigation and adaptation and the socio-economic and environmental impacts of the extractive industries.


Dr. Matthew Mitchell








UBC IRES Postdoctoral Fellow 


Dr. Matthew Mitchell is a post-doctoral fellow at IRES. He completed his PhD at McGill, and previously spent two years as a post-doc at the University of Queensland in Australia. His current research focuses on how the arrangement of different land uses and habitats across landscapes affect biodiversity and ecosystem services, mainly in human-dominated agricultural and urban landscapes. His work aims to improve our knowledge about how human activities influence landscape and ecosystem dynamics.





Photo Credit: Madison Stevens, IRES PhD Student