Year 2016

January 7, 2016: Faculty Lecture
John Beatty (First Seminar for Term 2)


John Beatty on "The Ambiguity of Consensus". Read More

January 14, 2016: Student Lecture
Nicole Wilson & Allison Franko


IRES Seminar Series presents to you the research of Nicole Wilson, a PhD Candidate, and Allison Franko, a MSc student. Read More

February 4, 2016: Guest Lecture
Julian Yates


Julian Yates on "Between metaphor and practice: environmental governance and the decolonial option in the Peruvian Andes". Read More

February 25, 2016: Professional Development Seminar
Juanita Sundberg


Juanita Sundberg, UBC Associate Professor from the Department of Geography, will be speaking at the IRES Seminar Series. [Photo Credit: juanitasundberg.wordpress.com] Read More

March 10, 2016: Faculty Lecture
Jessica Dempsey


Jessica Dempsey will be a new professor in UBC Geography starting January 2016. Read More

March 17, 2016: Student Lecture
Maery Kaplan-Hallam & Jill Guerra


[Photo Credit: www.menghongkoh.wordpress.com] Read More

April 7, 2016: Faculty Lecture
Leila Harris


Leila Harris on “Assessing States, Differentiating Citizens: Perspectives on water services and evolving state-society relations in Accra, Ghana and Cape Town, South Africa”. Read More

April 14, 2016: IRES/RES Student Symposium


IRES/RES Student Symposium Time: 1pm – 4:30pm Location: AERL Theatre (main floor), 2202 Main Mall (BBQ and Cash Bar afterwards from 4:30pm to 8pm) This event showcases the research done by our current RES Master and PhD students. [Photo Credit: Jonathan Taggart] Speakers: Simon Harding, PhD Candidate – no video available Alicia Speratti, PhD Candidate […] Read More

UBC CISAR/IAR Conference: Challenges of Urbanization
April 29, 2016


CISAR / IAR Conference: Challenges of Urbanization Date: Friday, April 29 Time: 9:30AM – 5PM Location: Room 120, C.K. Choi Building, 1855 West Mall Over the next three decades the world urban population is expected to rise by over two billion people with China and India alone accounting for almost a third of this. This […] Read More

June 25, 2016: Food Festival and Annual Fundraiser at the UBC Farm


Joy of Feeding 2016 This unique inter-generational, international food festival and annual fundraiser for UBC Farm celebrates home-cooked dishes from around the world. Vij’s, Terra Breads, the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts and UBC Food Services bring together fifteen home cooks of different cultural backgrounds—from Egypt to Switzerland to Turkey and beyond—to offer a taste […] Read More

PHABC Summer School: Promoting Health and Sustainability – July 11 to 12, 2016


  The Public Health Association of BC (PHABC) is putting on the 7th Annual PHABC Summer School July 11 – 12, 2016. The topic ‘Promoting Health and Sustainability: The Case of Climate Change and Energy Use’ presents an exciting opportunity for intersectoral collaboration and local action. This event will bring together professionals, trainees and students […] Read More

UBC Blueberry Festival: July 13 to 15, 2016


Location: UBC Bookstore Plaza Dates: July 13 to 15, 2016 Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm Click here for more information. Photo credit: Steven Isaacson from flickr/Creative Commons Read More

July 18, 2016: A talk on global approaches to agroecology to enhance sustainability and ecosystem services


Please join us for a UBC Future of Food Global Dialogue Event! Date: Monday, July 18 Time: 2:00pm Location: Macmillan Building room 170 A (Centre for Sustainable Food Systems)   “Global approaches to agroecology to enhance sustainability and ecosystem services”  Dr. Alexander Wezel Director, Department of Agroecology and Environment Institut Supérieur d’Agriculture et d’Agroalimentaire Rhônes-Alpes Dr. […] Read More

“Sea Around Us: Research and Collaboration in West Africa” Opening Session – July 25, 2016


July 12, 2016 The Sea Around Us announces the first capacity building workshop funded by the MAVA Foundation (Switzerland) under the project “Sea Around Us: Research and Collaboration in West Africa” to be held at the UBC Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries (IOF) from July 25 to August 5, 2016. Sixteen participants from 6 […] Read More

July 26, 2016: Workshops for UBC graduate students on thesis and doctoral exam preparation


Registration is now open for 2 workshops: Submitting Your Thesis This session is intended for graduate students who are preparing to submit their thesis. This session will review the UBC formatting and submission requirements. Tuesday, July 26 | 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM (in-person) | 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM (webinar) For more information or […] Read More

Summer 2016 and Fall 2016: Workshops for Sustainability Leaders at SFU’s Faculty of Environment


Upcoming summer 2016 and fall 2016 workshops at SFU' Faculty of Environment. Photo credit: www.sfu.ca/fenv.html. Read More

August 15, 2016: Webinar on Community Engagement and the new Water Sustainability Act with RES PhD Candidates Kiely McFarlane and Ashlee Jollymore


Do you care about strong protections for BC’s freshwater? Join us next Monday, August 15th at 1pm (Pacific Time). The Canadian Freshwater Alliance will be hosting a webinar on community engagement and the development of BC’s new Water Sustainability Act (WSA). Guests Kiely McFarlane and Ashlee Jollymore, PhD Candidates at the University of British Columbia, […] Read More

Fall 2016: Free Statistical Consultation from UBC Department of Statistics


Photo credit: Ken Teegardin from flickr/Creative Commons Read More

September 1, 2016: NSERC Scholarships and Fellowships Information Session


Information Session on NSERC Scholarships and Fellowships. All welcome. Photo credit: Wellness GM from flickr/Creative Commons. Read More

Fall 2016: UBC Spatial Data and Analysis Workshop in Ecology and Evolution


The Workshop will be interdisciplinary in nature and will offer five modules with both theoretical and practical elements, covering specific topics from a range of disciplines. Photo credit: Julian S. Yates. Read More