Events Archive 2016

September 29, 2016: IRES Faculty Seminar
Speaker: Peter Klein


Peter Klein is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and an Associate Professor in the UBC Graduate School of Journalism. Photo credit: Pete O'Shea from flickr/Creative Commons. Read More

October 2016: UBC Research Commons – Workshops & Events


This month, the Research Commons is offering tons of workshops and events for grad students, including Thesis Formatting, Citation Management, NVivo and SPSS, R Study Group, the Grad Student Writing Community and more! Photo credit: Thomas Chung from flickr/Creative Commons Read More

October 4, 2016: BC Climate Leadership Plan – An Initial Assessment


Join Pembina Institute’s Matt Horne and UBC Sustainability Initiative’s Executive Director Dr. James Tansey for insights on GHG reduction strategies and recommendations provided by the Climate Leadership Plan. Photo credit: Edward Stojakovic from flickr/Creative Commons. Read More

Professional Practice Workshops in October and November 2016 | SFU Faculty of Environment


Professional Practice Workshops | SFU Faculty of Environment. Photo credit: John Christian Fjellestad from flickr/Creative Commons. Read More

October 6, 2016: IRES Professional Development Seminar
Speakers: Sophia Murphy, Kirsten Dales and Conor Reynolds


This seminar will have 3 panelists. Photo credit: Audrey from flickr/Creative Commons. Read More

October 13, 2016: IRES Faculty Seminar
Speaker: Gunilla Öberg


IRES faculty member Gunilla Öberg presenting on October 13. Photo Credit: Gunilla Öberg/Artist Dino Pai Read More

October 13, 2016: Cool Tools for a Warming World – Engaging Citizens on Climate Change with Powerful Digital Media


Join us for a free public talk on "Cool Tools for a Warming World: Engaging Citizens on Climate Change with Powerful Digital Media" hosted by the Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP) in partnership with the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS). Photo credit: Osccarr from flickr/Creative Commons Read More

October 13, 2016: Angélica Choc is not alone – A conversation on Canadian corporate violence in Guatemala


Environmental defenders are murdered every month in Latin America. What can you do to help? Read More

October 13, 2016: Providing Effective Feedback on Writing Assignments


This two and a half-hour workshop introduces feedback strategies that focus on using educator time effectively and encouraging students to both use feedback and take responsibility for the quality of their science writing. Photo credit: Aaron Osborne from flickr/Creative Commons Read More

October 14, 2016: IOF Seminar Series
Speaker: André Frainer (University of Norway)


Recent studies indicate that the composition of fish communities is changing in the Arctic due to climate warming. It is less clear if the functional composition of these communities is also changing, and how that could affect ecosystem functioning. Photo credit: Peter Pearson from flickr/Creative Commons Read More

October 18, 2016: How Great Enclosures Enable Great HVAC Design


Eric Catania is presenting in the NSERC CREATE Sustainable Building Science Program. Photo credit: Miguel Garcia from flickr/Creative Commons. Read More

October 20, 2016: IRES Student Seminar
Speakers: Jeff Scott and Jonathan Taggart


RES MSc student Jeff Scott and RES PhD Candidate Jonathan Taggart will be presenting. Photo credit: Trevor Wilson from flickr/Creative Commons. Read More

Breaking the Cycle: Canada’s Refugee Record on the Global Stage Symposium & The Consul Opera


Join us from Oct. 21st – Nov. 6th for a multi-day symposium, Breaking the Cycle: Canada’s Refugee Record on the Global Stage, alongside an opera and an art exhibit titled The Consul in order to stimulate discussion on the global refugee crisis. Photo credit: ResoluteSupportMedia from Flickr/Creative Commons Read More

October 24, 2016: IRES Special Seminar
Speaker: Alex Davis (Carnegie Mellon University)


Location changed to AERL 107/108. Photo credit: Fe Ilya from flickr/Creative Commons Read More

October 27, 2016: IRES Faculty Seminar
Speaker: Michele Koppes


Michele Koppes is a new IRES Faculty Associate. Photo credit: Dominic Sherony from flickr/Creative Commons. Read More

Global Fishing Watch: Using satellites to track fishing activity


Can we have eyes in the sky to monitor global fishing efforts? The Global Fishing Watch uses remote sensing collected by satellites to expose the impact of fishing. Photo credit: Global Fishing Watch Read More

Managing Decarbonization: The Cases of Germany and Canada


Photo credit: Andrew Hart from flickr/Creative Commons Read More

November 2, 2016: Just Eat It – Sustainability Event and Movie Night


Join UBC Sustainability in partnership with their Sustainability Ambassadors for another installment of the UBC Future of Food Dialogue Series. This networking event and movie night will provide club, staff and community members the opportunity to learn and communicate on projects and events on the topic of sustainability. Read More

Graduate Pathways to Success: Statistics II + Conquering Stress by Connecting with Your Personal Power


It is Thrive Week: check out the series of events focused on building positive mental health at http://thrive.ubc.ca/. Photo credit: Studio Incendo from flickr/Creative Commons Read More

November 3, 2016: IRES Professional Development Seminar
Speakers: Kai Chan, Hadi Dowlatabadi & Hannah Wittman


Three IRES faculty are presenting today. Photo credit: Mahbub Islam from flickr/Creative Commons. Read More

November 7, 2016: The Science of Healing: Tibetan Medicine as Local Practice, National Heritage, and Global Brand


This event is sponsored by the UBC Himalaya Program and the Contemporary Tibetan Studies Program. Photo credit: HaPe_Gera from flickr/Creative Commons. Read More

November 7, 2016: Harnessing Renewable Resources for Energy Production in Rural India


Agricultural residues are a potentially significant resource for energy production, particularly in rural areas of developing countries where energy access is problematic. However, agricultural residues remain under-studied and their potential benefits and costs are less well understood in comparison with other renewable energy sources. Read More

November 7, 2016: Libby Porter’s Lunchtime Talk


Cities are constituted by multiple and diverse expressions of occupying, using and belonging to urban space – from those that are formally recognised through land titles, to informal, untitled performances of property. Photo credit: Steve Jurvetson from flickr/Creative Commons Read More

November 9 – 11, 2016: Feeding the Insatiable – Creative Explorations of Real and Imaginary Futures


Please see the following for details: http://artenergysymposium.info/about/   Photo credit: Dean Wiles from flickr/Creative Commons Read More

November 10, 2016: IRES Special Seminar
UBC Reads Sustainability with Simran Sethi


Join Simran Sethi for this UBC Reads Sustainability talk to find out more about the loss of agricultural biodiversity, efforts to conserve endangered foods and ways we can help save the foods we love. Photo credit: StateofIsrael from flickr/Creative Commons Read More

November 14, 2016: Fourth Global Symposium for Health Systems Research


Recognizing that global health is inherently complex, this event will bring together health systems experts, policy makers and complexity scientists to achieve common understanding at the interface of health systems and complexity science. It serves both as a learning event to build capacity and a forum to exchange ideas between disciplinary experts. Read More

November 16, 2016: Ideas for the Future of Citizenship and Belonging


This year’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation conference invites you to join us to experiment with ways to re-think and re-feel citizenship from people’s points of view. Photo credit: Shawn Nystrand from flickr/Creative Commons Read More

November 17, 2016: Impacts of climate change on contaminants in fisheries


Dr. Elsie Sunderland is the Thomas D. Cabot Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering in the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science. Photo credit: Tony Hisgett from flickr/Creative Commons Read More

November 17, 2016: IRES Student Seminar
Speakers: Michiko Namazu and Jason Brown


RES PhD Candidates Michiko Namazu and Jason Brown are presenting. Photo credit: Myriam Khalfallah. Read More

November 18, 2016: IOF Seminar Series (FISH 500) – Straddling the Science-Policy Interface with Values in the Haida Gwaii Herring Fishery


Photo credit: Ralph Arvesen from flickr/Creative Commons Read More