Events Archive 2018

Invitations to Lind Initiative Series on The Unravelling of the Liberal Order, Winter Term 2


November 8 2017 Lind Initiative: The Unravelling of the Liberal Order The Lind Initiative in U.S. Studies presents our January-March 2018 speaker series on The Unravelling of the Liberal Order. The world is undergoing a wrenching process of geopolitical transformation. Will the liberal order hold, or is its disassembling inevitable? What kinds of global order(s) does the future […] Read More

January 4, 2018: IRES Faculty Seminar
Speaker: Jocelyn Stacey
(First Seminar for Term 2)


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January 11 2018: Edward Luce: Invitations to Lind Initiative Series on The Unravelling of the Liberal Order


Lind Initiative: The Unravelling of the Liberal Order The Lind Initiative in U.S. Studies presents our January-March 2018 speaker series on The Unravelling of the Liberal Order. The world is undergoing a wrenching process of geopolitical transformation. Will the liberal order hold, or is its disassembling inevitable? What kinds of global order(s) does the future hold? The Lind Initiative’s […] Read More

Geography Colloquium Series “Women in Geoscience:  Power, Behaviour, and the Scientific Division of Labour at a Canadian Geoscience Conference”


“Women in Geoscience:  Power, Behaviour, and the Scientific Division of Labour at a Canadian Geoscience Conference” Tuesday, January 16 12:30 pm GEOG room 229   The study of the earth is a human endeavour, shaped by human habits, values, and institutions. Science is often presented as an emancipatory project for humanity, speaking truth to power, […] Read More

January 17, 2018: Green College Seminar
Hope in the Anthropocene Series
Speakers: Thomas Sisk and Wendy Palen


Location: Coach House, UBC Green College  Address: 6201 Cecil Green Park Road Date: Wednesday, January 17th 2018 Time: 5pm Participatory Science, Public Discourse, and Hope for Solving Wicked Environmental Problems Thomas D. Sisk, Landscape Conservation Initiative, Northern Arizona University, and Wendy J. Palen, Earth to Ocean Research Group, Simon Fraser University   Abstract:  Hope for the […] Read More

January is Sexual Assault Awareness Month at UBC


This month, it’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) at UBC   Through this month-long series of events, everyone is encouraged to join the conversation that’s happening in the media, in our communities, and around the world. The goal of SAAM is to raise awareness and understanding about sexual assault and what we can do to […] Read More

January 19, 2018: IOF Seminar: Under pressure: Vulnerability and resilience of marine ecosystems and fisheries to multiple stressors.


Under pressure: Vulnerability and resilience of marine ecosystems and fisheries to multiple stressors   Dr. Fiorenza Micheli David and Lucile Packard Professor of Marine Science Co-Director, Center for Ocean Solutions Hopkins Marine Station Stanford University   Friday, January 19, 2018 11:00 am AERL Theatre (120)   Marine and coastal ecosystems and human communities around the […] Read More

January 23 2018: Free Event at The Vancouver Aquarium: Ocean Matters Lecture| Uncharted Perspectives on Our Oceans and Climate Change – Kai Chan (IRES faculty) is the speaker!


Ocean Matters Lecture | Uncharted Perspectives on Our Oceans and Climate Change What: Lecture Series (every 4th Tuesday of the month) exploring how all aspects of modern society affects, and is affected by, climate change and our oceans. We concentrate on significant, but under-reported aspects of sustainability and climate change, exploring the social, cultural, political […] Read More

January 25 2018: Francis Fukuyama in Invitations to Lind Initiative Series on The Unravelling of the Liberal Order


Lind Initiative: The Unravelling of the Liberal Order The Lind Initiative in U.S. Studies presents our January-March 2018 speaker series on The Unravelling of the Liberal Order. The world is undergoing a wrenching process of geopolitical transformation. Will the liberal order hold, or is its disassembling inevitable? What kinds of global order(s) does the future hold? The Lind Initiative’s […] Read More

January 25, 2018: IRES Professional Development Seminar
CV of Failures


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January 25th 2018: Chasing Coral Screening


Chasing Coral Screening   Thursday, January 25, 2018 5:30pm AERL 120 – Auditorium   Join us for a screening of Chasing Coral, a Netflix Original documentary that follows a team of divers, photographers, and scientists as they set out to document and understand the disappearance of the world’s coral reefs.   The screening will be […] Read More

January 26, 2018 IOF Seminar: Construction of advanced techniques to detect seafood fraud and adulteration.


Construction of advanced techniques to detect seafood fraud and adulteration   Dr. Xiaonan Lu Associate Professor, Food Science UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems   Friday, January 26, 2018 11:00 am AERL Theatre (120)   Seafood is a global commodity traded worldwide that follows a long, non-transparent and complicated supply chain. Seafood fraud and […] Read More

January 31 2018: Future of Food Global Dialogues: Gastón Gordillo


You are invited to the UBC Future of Food Global Dialogue Series: a campus-wide initiative bringing together food security and sustainability experts from across UBC and North America to engage audiences with the Global Food System. Dr. Gastón Gordillo, UBC Anthropology “The Imperial Metropolis: the Infrastructure of the Soy Supply Chain in South America” Wednesday, January 31, 2018 12:30 […] Read More

February 1 2018: Steven Pinker in Invitations to Lind Initiative Series on The Unravelling of the Liberal Order


Lind Initiative: The Unravelling of the Liberal Order The Lind Initiative in U.S. Studies presents our January-March 2018 speaker series on The Unravelling of the Liberal Order. The world is undergoing a wrenching process of geopolitical transformation. Will the liberal order hold, or is its disassembling inevitable? What kinds of global order(s) does the future hold? The Lind Initiative’s […] Read More

February 1, 2018: IRES Faculty Seminar
Speaker: Steve Conrad


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February- August 2018: Upcoming Workshops at the UBC Farm


The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the University of British Columbia is excited to announce that registration for the first half of our 2018 workshop series is now open! The UBC Farm hosts a wide range of workshops covering everything from permaculture and gardening to herbal medicine, weaving, fermenting, foraging, and much more. This year, we […] Read More

February 2 2018: Biodiversity Legendary Internal Seminar Series (BLISS) with Dr Matthew Mitchell on landscape ecology and management


Managing human-dominated systems for nature and people: the importance of landscape structure This term’s sixth Biodiversity Legendary Internal Seminar Series (BLISS) speaker: Dr. Matthew Mitchell Dr. Matthew Mitchell is an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at UBC. Prior to this he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Queensland, Australia. Matt completed his PhD at […] Read More

February 8 2018: RSVP to Lind Initiative talk with Misha Glenny – New Venue


Our Phil Lind Initiative talk with Misha Glenny on Feb. 8 will now be held at a larger venue at The Frederic Wood Theatre so we’ve reopened registrations. Please feel free to share our invitation with your students, alumni, and colleagues. Thank you!   The Phil Lind Initiative presents: Misha Glenny on The Unravelling of […] Read More

February 8, 2018: IRES Student Seminar
Speaker: Michaela Neuberger and Kiely McFarlane


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Feb 9 & March 15 2018: SFU Faculty of Environment: Workshops & Short Courses, Spring 2018


Workshops & Short Courses, Spring 2018 Please join us!  EXPLORING THE POTENTIAL OF GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE IN A CHANGING CLIMATE: A ROUNDTABLE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2018; 9:00am – 2:00pm COST: $79 – includes lunch LOCATION:  Operations Lobby Meeting Room 1;  City of North Vancouver Operations Centre, 61 Bewicke Ave., North Vancouver Join us and our panel of […] Read More

February 9 2018: Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH) Seminars- Jonathan Patz


Occupational and Environmental Seminar Series Friday February 9 2018 12:30-1:30pm School of Population and Public Health Building 2206 East Mall Room B151 http://www.spph.ubc.ca/oeh-seminars/?login   Mitigating climate change: greatest public health opportunity of the 21st Century?   The global climate crisis poses large risks to public health through many exposure pathways, from heat waves and air […] Read More

February 10-11, 2018: Fishackathon 2018


IOF is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the Vancouver site for this year’s Fishackathon!   Taking place on February 10-11, 2018, this event brings together code developers from all walks of life, with researchers in ocean and fisheries science, to work on sustainability related challenges.   Background In April 2017, the U.S. Department of […] Read More

February 15 2018: Susan Rice in Invitations to Lind Initiative Series on The Unravelling of the Liberal Order


Lind Initiative: The Unravelling of the Liberal Order The Lind Initiative in U.S. Studies presents our January-March 2018 speaker series on The Unravelling of the Liberal Order. The world is undergoing a wrenching process of geopolitical transformation. Will the liberal order hold, or is its disassembling inevitable? What kinds of global order(s) does the future hold? The Lind Initiative’s […] Read More

February 15, 2018: IRES Professional Development Seminar
To Profit or Not? How organizational structures impact sustainability projects


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February 15 2018: IOF Student Society Post-Valentine’s Day Bake Sale


The IOF Student Society will be hosting a Post-Valentine’s Day Bake Sale on Thursday, Feb 15! Come eat your sorrows away with tasty treats and scrumptious snacks! Read More

February 16, 2018: IOF seminar – Reshaping societal expectations: Four reasons why mature economies should converge on zero economic growth


Reshaping societal expectations: Four reasons why mature economies should converge on zero economic growth Friday, February 16, 2018 11:00 am AERL Theatre (Rm. 120) The fundamental principle of economic growth is the central paradigm of western society and economics, and is rarely questioned outside of academic circles. In this presentation Dr. Rosenfeld will consider the […] Read More

Two Free Events At The Vancouver Aquarium: ‘Rise Above Plastics’ & ‘Beluga Whales, Microplastics and an Inuit Community’


Event: Rise Above Plastics Education Night Date: Tuesday 20th February Time: 7.30pm (doors 7pm) Location: The Vancouver Aquarium Description: Learn about the life-cycle of plastic and its implications to the ecosystem and human health. Discover how The Ocean Legacy Foundation has teamed up with LUSH to turn plastic pollution into recycled packaging and find out […] Read More

February 26 2018: Anne-Marie Slaughter in Invitations to Lind Initiative Series on The Unravelling of the Liberal Order


Lind Initiative: The Unravelling of the Liberal Order The Lind Initiative in U.S. Studies presents our January-March 2018 speaker series on The Unravelling of the Liberal Order. The world is undergoing a wrenching process of geopolitical transformation. Will the liberal order hold, or is its disassembling inevitable? What kinds of global order(s) does the future hold? The Lind Initiative’s […] Read More

Friday March 2, 2018: Future of Food Global Dialogues: ‘Grazed and Confused’


“Grazed and Confused”: Panel on meat production, climate change, and sustainability Friday, March 2, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Room 107 – Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory, 2202 Main Mall, Vancouver Grazing animals have a significant influence on anthropogenic greenhouse emissions from agriculture. This seminar will invite dialogue on topics related to meat production, grazing, […] Read More