Events Archive 2017

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   https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sea-level-rise-and-forced-migration-the-challenge-of-climate-refugees-tickets-37495119913?utm_campaign=order_confirmation_email&utm_medium=email&ref=eemailordconf&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=eventname 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: IOF Seminar: Recreational shark fishing in Florida.


Recreational shark fishing in Florida:  An interdisciplinary analysis of an emerging conservation issue Dr. David Shiffman Liber Ero Postdoctoral Research FellowSimon Fraser University   Friday, October 20, 2017 11:00 am AERL Theatre (120), UBC   Sharks are one of the most threatened groups of marine fishes, but the majority of research, advocacy, and management attention […] Read More

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


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October 22nd, 2017: Panel on Indigenous Resistance Across the Americas


October 19 2017 Seventh Biennial International Graduate Student Conference Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies (FHIS) Beyond the Right Turn: Narrating Resistance Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 4h30-5h30 Thea’s Lounge, Thea Koerner House. UBC Round Table: Indigenous Resistance Across the Americas: From the Pacific Northwest to Patagonia by way of Oaxaca. Sarama, Vivaldi and Gatica […] Read More

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

October 25 2017: Royal City Green City: City of New Westminster ESAP- Kai Chan as a speaker!


Click for link of poster for list of speakers and more information The Royal City Green City is holding an event of speakers and sharing ideas for the city of New Westminster’s Enviornmental Stragety and Action plan. Limited spots, reserve your seat at rcgc.eventbrite.ca At Anvil Centre Theatre, OCt 25 2017 Doors 6:30pm Starts 7pm […] Read More

October 26 2017: New Environmental Assessment Course at SFU


October 19 2017 Don’t miss this one day workshop where best practices will be examined through the lens of Environmental Assessment cases. Offered through Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Environment’s Professional Programs. Understanding Environmental Assessment Today: Cases and Issues Instructor Chris JosephThursday, October 26, 2017; 9:00am to 4:00pm Simon Fraser University, Wosk Centre for Dialogue, […] Read More

October 26, 2017: IRES Professional Development Seminar
Speakers: Alaya Boisvert, Ann Rowan, David Boyd, Adriane Carr
Environmental Policy and Government Relations Panel Discussion


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Thursday, October 26: IOF Screening – Deep Blue Sea


The IOFF Student Society would like to invite everyone to it’s Halloween special screening of Deep Blue Sea (IMDB; Trailer)! The screening will happen on Thursday, October 26th at 5:30 pm in Room 120. Pizza will be served from 5-5:30pm in the AERL lobby.   Please RSVP here https://survey.ubc.ca/s/DeepBlueSea/ in order to estimate the amount of pizza! Honestly, the […] Read More

October 26 2017: Miners, Minerals and Minamata: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on ASGM & Sustainable Development


Miners, Minerals and Minamata: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on ASGM and Sustainable Development  Join us for a Policy@UBC and CIRDI seminar series event with Kirsten Dales, Director, Program Development, Canadian International Resources & Development Institute (CIRDI). 12:30 – 1:45 pm Thursday, October 26th Caseroom – Liu Institute for Global Issues Light refreshments offered. The Artisanal and Small-scale […] Read More

October 27, 2017: IOF Seminar – Fish Wars


Fish Wars   Dr. Philippe Le Billon Professor, Department of Geography and Liu Institute for Global Issues   Jessica Spijkers PhD student, Stockholm Resilience Centre and James Cook University   Friday, October 27, 2017 11:00 am AERL Theatre (120)   Conflicts at sea over fisheries is a rising concern. We provide a brief overview of […] Read More

November 2, 2017: Talks with Malini Ranganathan, Ecologies of Social Difference Social Justice Network


The Ecologies of Social Difference Social Justice @ UBC Thematic Network and the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice are pleased to invite Dr. Malini Ranganathan to the UBC campus November 2nd (Thursday).   Please invite students and colleagues to the following events: Click for event poster THURSDAY NOVEMBER 2nd  10.30- 11.30 am.  […] Read More

November 2, 2017: IRES Faculty Seminar
Speaker: Terre Satterfield


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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 10, 2017: IOF Seminar – The Oceans Enabling Sustainable Development, and Development Enabling Sustainable Oceans: Research to Support Global Goals


November 11 2017 The Oceans Enabling Sustainable Development, and Development Enabling Sustainable Oceans: Research to Support Global Goals Dr. Gerald Singh Nippon Foundation Senior Nereus Fellow   Friday, November 10, 2017 11:00 am AERL Theatre (120)   In 2015, 194 countries adopted the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – 17 aspirational goals with 169 targets promoting […] Read More

November 9 2017: Workshop and Discussion on NAFTA’s Environmental Submissions Process & Public Engagement in Allard Law


Workshop and Discussion led by law professors and experts from Canada, Mexico, the United States, Peru, and Central America November 9, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Peter A. Allard School of Law, Terrace Lounge, 4th Fl. 1822 East Mall, Vancouver, BC Learn about the history of the CEC and NAFTA’s environmental submissions […] Read More

November 9 2017: Policy @ UBC with Professor Maria Holuszko: Urban Mining Engineering to Facilitate a Zero Waste Scenario


November 3 2017 Join us for a Policy@UBC presentation with Professor Maria Holuszko on urban mining and e-waste management and recycling. We will also discuss how to build collaborations with social scientists to address the policy perspective, governance, incentive structures of this important sustainability issue. Urban Mining Engineering to Facilitate a Zero Waste Scenario Thursday, November […] Read More

November 9, 2017: IRES Student Seminar
Speaker: Ghazal Ebrahimi (RES PhD Candidate)


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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 15, 2017: Green College Seminar
Hope in the Anthropocene Series
Speaker: Jeannette Armstrong


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November 16, 2017: IRES Faculty Seminar
Hope in the Anthropocene Series
Speaker: Jeannette Armstrong


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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

November 17, 2017: 3E+ Evaluation of REDD+: Findings from a pan-tropical sample of pilots


November 8 2017 3E+ Evaluation of REDD+: Findings from a pan-tropical sample of pilots   Abstract: REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation) is expected to play an important role in climate change mitigation. It is also expected to generate co-benefits that help meet the sustainable development goals. This presents design challenges for REDD+, […] Read More

November 17 2017 IOF Seminar: Trends and future priorities for market-based marine conservation initiatives


Trends and future priorities for market-based marine conservation initiatives Dr. Dalal Al-Abdulrazzak Ocean Wise Seafood Specialist Honorary Research Associate, IOF   Friday, November 17, 2017 11:00 am AERL Theatre (120)   This year marks the 20th anniversary of the sustainable seafood movement. A number of NGOs, businesses, and producers have put considerable effort into educating […] Read More

November 22 2017– Research Seminar with Dr. Andrea Suárez Serrano, Mesoamerican Center for Sustainable Development in the Tropical Dry Forest, National University of Costa Rica


Please join us on November 22 for a research seminar with Dr. Andrea Suárez Serrano, Research Director of the Mesoamerican Center for Sustainable Development in the Tropical Dry Forest (CEMEDE) at the National University of Costa Rica.   Dr. Suárez Serrano will talk about current research projects developed by CEMEDE and by the Water Resources […] Read More

November 23, 2017: IRES Faculty Seminar
Speakers: FuturAgua Team (Tim McDaniels, Douw Steyn, and others) plus poster session in AERL Lobby afterwards


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November 21-24 2017: Building SustainABLE Communities conference on Kelowna


The Foundation hosts a fantastic conference every 3 years called Building Sustainable Communities conference being held in Kelowna, November 21-24. Click on the website for the full agenda and schedule – https://freshoutlookfoundation.org. This conference attracts fantastic speakers and participants, and is an amazing opportunity for students to network among scientists, decision makers, and stakeholders from Western […] Read More

November 24, 2017: IOF Seminar: The UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs: leadership through engagement,


November 21 2017 The UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs:  leadership through engagement   Moura Quayle Director pro tem, UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs   Friday, November 24, 2017 11:00 am AERL Theatre (120)   Moura will discuss the opportunities open to the UBC Campus for evolving the UBC School of […] Read More