October 13, 2017: IOF Seminar – The 21st Century Wharf.

The 21st Century Wharf Josh Eagle Solomon Blatt Professor of Law, Director, Coastal Law Field Lab University of South Carolina   In early colonial America, the English common law did not grant waterfront landowners the right to construct a wharf (a pier or dock) on the submerged land next to their property. By the 1640s, however, […] Read More

October 11 – 19 2017: Invitation to After the Flight: Community-University Refugee & Migration Symposium

September 28 2017   Mark your calendars for the second annual refugee & migration symposium taking place between October 11 – 19, 2017 at UBC and in the community. Organized by campus and community partners, the 2017 After the Flight symposium provides opportunities to learn from one another, exchange refugee and claimant settlement experiences, share research, knowledge and passion on refugee […] Read More

October 12, 2017: IRES Student Seminar
Speakers: Adrian Semmelink and Elaine Hsiao

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October 13th 2017: Opening reception & free film screening: The Price of Sex (Liu Lobby Gallery)

You are invited to join us Friday Oct 13th at the Lobby Gallery for the opening of our fall photography exhibition AND a free public film screening of the award-winning documentary film The Price of Sex, by Bulgarian-American filmmaker and photographer Mimi Chakarova. This work is an intimate insider portrait into global sex trafficking of young women and has won numerous […] Read More

October 19 2017: Seminar invitation: Evidence of Transboundary Mercury and other Pollutants in the Puyango-Tumbes River Basin, Ecuador-Peru

Evidence of Transboundary Mercury and other Pollutants in the Puyango-Tumbes River Basin, Ecuador-Peru Bruce Marshall Associate Researcher and Postdoctoral Fellow at Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, University of British Columbia   12:30-1:45 pm Thursday, October 19 Caseroom – Liu Institute No RSVP required   Abstract In Portovelo in southern Ecuador, 87 gold processing […] Read More

October 18, 2017: UBC Green College
Hope in the Anthropocene Series
Speaker: John Reganold

SUSTAINABLE FARMING SYSTEMS IN THE 21ST CENTURY John Reganold, Regents Professor of Soil Science and Agroecology at Washington State University Coach House, Green College, UBC (6201 Cecil Green Park Road) Wednesday, October 18, 5-6:30 pm in the series Hope in the Anthropocene: Sustainability Solutions and Inspirations  Agriculture is at a critical juncture. To feed a […] Read More

October 20 2017: E-waste talk at SFU: Reassembling Rubbish & Worlding Electronic Waste

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 4PM–6PM, ROOM 2270, SFU HARBOUR CENTRE Event is free and open to the public   Co-presented by VIVO Media Arts Centre, SFU’s School of Communication, Free Geek Vancouver, SFU’s Institute for the Humanities, and the SFU Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology.   Abstract by Josh Lepawsky My talk addresses the global trade and […] Read More

October 19, 2017: IRES Faculty Seminar
Hope in the Anthropocene Series
Speaker: John Reganold

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October 19 2017: Talk on Sea Level Rise and Forced Migration

October 10 2017 Sea Level Rise and Forced Migration, The Challenges for Climate Refugees Who will be tending your garden when the ocean rises? An octopus? A sea star? SFU’s Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT), the Pacific Water Research Centre in Faculty of Environment and Dialogue Programs in partnership with the Pacific […] Read More

October 20 2017, Upcoming Research Methods Workshop & E-waste Geography Talk

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October 24, 2017: Reconciliation: A New Relationship for Investors

October 11 2017 As part of national Responsible Investment Week, the Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability at SFU Beedie School of Business and the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at UBC Sauder School of are co-hosting an event on “Reconciliation: A New Relationship for Investors”. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada called […] Read More

November 2 2017: Invitation to Oceans Protection Plan Introductory Dialogue Forum

September 28 2017 We are writing to provide you with information about the Government of Canada Oceans Protection Plan, and invite you to participate in an introductory engagement session. The Oceans Protection Plan is the largest investment ever made to protect Canada’s coasts and waterways. This national strategy will help establish a worldleading marine safety […] Read More

November 15-16 2017: Conference on Building Psychological and Psychosocial resilience for Climate Disasters in the PNW

 Preparing People for Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest Conference for Social Service, Climate, Social Justice, Faith & Other Community Leaders on Building Individual and Collective Human Resilience for Climate Shocks & Stressors  The conference is sponsored by the International Transformational Resilience Coalition (ITRC), a network of over 250 mental health, resilience, climate, faith, disaster response, […] Read More

November 16 2017: Present at the 3rd Annual Life Science Research Night

October 4 2017 On behalf of Undergraduate Research Opportunities, we would like to invite you to our 3rd annual Life Sciences Research Night, held in collaboration with six other undergraduate life sciences clubs. A mingling session will take place on the evening of Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 7:15 – 8:30pm. We are inviting you to this session […] Read More