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New published paper from Jiaying Zhao (IRES Professor) and Ivana Zelenika (PhD Candidate): Toward zero waste events: Reducing contamination in waste streams with volunteer assistance

New published paper from Jiaying Zhao (IRES Professor) and Ivana Zelenika (PhD Candidate): Toward zero waste events: Reducing contamination in waste streams with volunteer assistance

Jiaying Zhao (IRES Professor) and Ivana Zelenika (PhD Candidate) have recently published a paper in the Waste Management journal. Click on title to view: Toward zero waste events: Reducing contamination in waste streams with volunteer assistance    Jiaying Zhao   Assistant Professor, IRES Assistant Professor, Psychology Canada Research Chair (t2, Behavioral Sustainability) Behavioral change, Policy and […]

IRES Alumnus Megan Peloso has new position as B.C. Communications Lead with the Freshwater Alliance

IRES Alumnus Megan Peloso has new position as B.C. Communications Lead with the Freshwater Alliance

We’d like to congratulate IRES and EDGES Alumnus Megan Peloso (MA) on her new position as B.C. Communications Lead with the Freshwater Alliance, where she develops creative engagement tools to advance freshwater health across BC. Megan is based out of Smithers in the Northwest region of British Columbia. Megan earned an MA at IRES in […]

Two publications with Mark Johnson (IRES Faculty) and Michael Lathuillière (PhD Candidate)
IRES Seminar Series resumes Thursday, September 6
Gunilla Öberg (IRES Faculty) published in Environmental Science and Policy! Read it here.

Gunilla Öberg (IRES Faculty) published in Environmental Science and Policy! Read it here.

Gunilla Öberg, an IRES professor has been published in the Environmental Science and Policy journal! The paper is called: On the limitation of evidence-based policy: Regulatory narratives and land application of biosolids/sewage sludge in BC, Canada and Sweden The paper is free for 50 days via link below.  Anyone can access this before May 9th […]

We are seeking a Program Coordinator to run our IRES Vancouver Summer Program May – June 2018

We are seeking a Program Coordinator to run our IRES Vancouver Summer Program May – June 2018

Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability May – June 2018 DEADLINE: April 13th 2018 IRES will be offering two packages (1.The Grand Challenge of Climate Change; 2. Energy Innovation and Climate Solutions) for their June Vancouver Summer Program. We are looking for an enthusiastic, culturally fluent program coordinator who will oversee the delivery of the […]

Zia Mehrabi (IRES Postdoc) has correspondence published in Nature!

Zia Mehrabi (IRES Postdoc) has correspondence published in Nature!

Zia Mehrabi, an IRES Postdoc has a correspondence published in Nature! To view the correspondence click here: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-02566-1   Zia Mehrabi Bio Zia Mehrabi is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at IRES, with adjunct positions in The Liu institute for Global Studies & The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems. He obtained an undergraduate degree in […]

Congratulations to Dean of Science Excellence in Service Award recipient Gillian Harris (IRES Manager)!

Congratulations to Dean of Science Excellence in Service Award recipient Gillian Harris (IRES Manager)!

Congratulations to Gillian Harris for winning the Dean of Science, Excellence in Service Award! Gillian is a truly integral and irreplaceable member of the IRES community, and so deserving of this recognition. The award is for recognizing staff, students and faculty whose service contributions have had a significant positive impact in achieving UBC Science’s mission. […]

Two new IRES Faculty Associates: Nadja Kunz and Sumeet Gulati!

Two new IRES Faculty Associates: Nadja Kunz and Sumeet Gulati!

IRES would like to welcome Nadja Kunz and Sumeet Gulati as new IRES Faculty Associate members!   Nadja Kunz Assistant Professor, Liu Institute for Global Issues and Norman B. Keevil Mining Engineering Nadja Kunz Nadja Kunz is an Assistant Professor at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and Norman B Keevil Mining Engineering […]

New op-ed in The Conversation by Jiaying Zhao and Leila Harris  Nudging the city and residents of Cape Town to save water

New op-ed in The Conversation by Jiaying Zhao and Leila Harris
Nudging the city and residents of Cape Town to save water

IRES Faculty Leila Harris and Jiaying Zhao have a piece in The Conversation. Click the link to view the piece. https://theconversation.com/nudging-the-city-and-residents-of-cape-town-to-save-water-92192   Leila Harris Associate Professor, IRES Associate Professor, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice Leila Harris is an Associate Professor at IRES Institute on Resources Environment and Sustainability and in the Institute […]