Events Archive 2017

March 30, 2017: IRES Special Seminar
Speaker: Claire Kremen
University of California Berkeley


A special IRES Seminar. Photo credit: Matthew Smith from flickr/Creative Commons Read More

March 31, 2017: Environmental Anarchism: Agriculture and Social Renewal in Modern Korea
Speaker: Dr. Albert L. Park, Claremont McKenna College


Dr. Park will traces the rise of environmental consciousness and movements in South Korea after 1945. In particular, it locates the origins of environmentalism in rural South Korea with agricultural farming communities and cooperatives, such as Hansalim, leading the way. Picture credit: StateofIsrael from flickr/Creative Commons Read More

March 31, 2017: Trade Between Tibet and the Tang Empire
Speaker: Li Yongxian


This event is sponsored by the Himalaya Program, Contemporary Tibetan Studies Program, Asian Studies and Department of Anthropology. Photo credit: Dennis Jarvis from flickr/Creative Commons. Read More

March 31, 2017: Ugly fish, science engagement, and the indigenous basket
Speaker: Dyhia Belhabib


Photo credit: Ana Ulin from flickr/Creative Commons. Read More

April 2, 2017: HERRING PEOPLE An Arts-Based Initiative
Speakers: James Hart, April White, Tom Hackett & Mimi Lam


Sunday, April 2, 2017 Bill Reid Gallery, 639 Hornby St. Vancouver, BC Reception: 3:00 – 3:30 pm Event: 3:30 – 5:00 pm This public event aims to raise awareness of Pacific herring’s role in BC marine ecosystems, aboriginal communities, and commercial fisheries. Hereditary Chief and master carver James Hart will speak about reconciliation in the […] Read More

April 2, 2017 – Law and Order: A Forum on Environmental Rights
Speakers: The David Suzuki Foundation and Ecojustice


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April 4, 2017: Private Sector Development in Resource-Rich Developing Countries
Speaker: Eric Werker


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April 6, 2017: IRES Faculty Seminar
Speakers: Hadi Dowlatabadi and Justin Ritchie
(Last IRES Seminar for Term 2)


This is a joint presentation with Hadi Dowlatabadi and Justin Ritchie. Photo credit: Moyan Brenn from flickr/Creative Commons Read More

April 7, 2017: IOF Seminar Series: Fish, farms, and flow: adaptive habitat differentiation and environmental impacts on stream salmonids
Speaker: Dr. Jordan Rosenfeld


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April 13, 2017: IRES Student Symposium
Seminar Videos are now available


The IRES Student Symposium showcases the research of our graduate students. Photo credit: Andy Morffew from flickr/Creative Commons Read More

April 18, 2017: Environmental Fluid Mechanics Lecture Series
Speaker: Dr. Jörg Imberger


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April 28, 2017: “An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch” Screening at IOF


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May 11, 2017: Passive House and Beyond: Lessons from Brussels’ Success


Join us over lunch to learn more about the Passive House building standard from A2M, one of Brussels’ leading Passive House design firms. Six years ahead of time, Brussels’ Nearly-Zero Energy Regulation, based on Passive House, was made mandatory for all new builds as well as all retrofits as of January 2015. Completing their first […] Read More

May 12, 2017: IOF Seminar – Conservation Research of Giant Clams


Friday, May 12, 2017 11:00 am MSL Theatre, 2185 East Mall, UBC Abstract: Giant clams, large and charismatic, are almost eaten to extinction, as men exploited them for their meat and shells as a source of food and material respectively. Overharvesting between the 1960s and 1980s had accelerated the pervasive loss of giant clams across […] Read More

June 5, 2017: Adult Learning and Education in a ‘post-truth society’?


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June 9, 2017: IRES Special Seminar
Speaker: Jonah Busch
Time: 11am in UBC AERL Theatre


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June 12, 2017: Invitation to Research Panel at the Allard School of Law


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June 15, 2017: PICS Seminar: Canada’s climate change moonshot: BC-made solutions and clean-tech breakthroughs


Please see the following for details: http://pics.uvic.ca/events/canadas-climate-change-moonshot-bc-made-solutions-and-clean-tech-breakthroughs Photo credit: U.S. Department of the Interior from flickr/Creative Commons Read More

June 26, 2017: Seminar: Fish, Fishing and Fishing-dependent Communities
Speaker: Nicholas Watts

IRES Seminar Series resumes Thursday, September 7


See you on September 7! (Photo credit: Dennis Leung) Read More

September 7, 2017: IRES Faculty Seminar
Speaker: Simon Goring
University of Wisconsin


The first IRES Seminar for the 2017/2018 Winter Session! Photo credit: Joshua Mayer from flickr/Creative Commons Read More

September 13, 2017: UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Effective Implementation and Reporting


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September 14, 2017: IRES Student Seminar
Speakers: Ivana Zelenika and Lucy Rodina


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September 21, 2017: IRES Faculty Seminar
Hope in the Anthropocene Series
Speaker: Mary Galvin


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September 27, 2017: UBC Sustainability Scholars Conference


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September 28, 2017: IRES Professional Development Seminar
Speakers: IRES Postdocs Panel


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September 29, 2017. IOF Seminar: Are ecosystem models used for management and policy?


IOF Seminar:  Are ecosystem models used for management and policy? Friday, September 29, 2017 11:00 am AERL 120, 2202 Main Mall, UBC   There is almost global agreement that marine resources have to be managed sustainably and with an ecosystem perspective. Ecosystem models play an important role for this, but are they actually used for […] Read More

October 5, 2017: IRES Faculty Seminar
Speaker: Sean Smukler


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


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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