Events Archive 2018

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


“Grazed and Confused”: Panel on meat production, climate change, and sustainability This is a joint event between IRES, UBC Farm and UBC Animal Welfare Program (in Faculty of Land and Food Systems)   Friday, March 2, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Room 107 – Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory, 2202 Main Mall, Vancouver Grazing animals […] Read More

Invitation: Exiled To Nowhere: Burma’s Rohingya with Greg Constantine March 15th


Exiled To Nowhere: Burma’s Rohingya with Greg Constantine Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Liu Institute for Global Issues – Multipurpose Room Light lunch offered with registration. Limited seats available! RSVP today About the talk: Over the past six months, the Rohingya community in Burma have been subjected to what UN officials have […] Read More

March 15 2018 FAIR AND EQUITABLE BENEFIT-SHARING AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ NATURAL RESOURCES: INSIGHTS FROM A GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS LAW PERSPECTIVE


The presentation will discuss a little-explored but increasing area of cross-fertilization between international environmental law and international human rights law around natural resources owned and traditionally used by indigenous peoples. It will reflect on fair and equitable benefit-sharing as an inherent component of indigenous peoples’ human rights connected to natural resources, shining a light on […] Read More

March 6 2018 UBC Climate Town Hall


************************************************* UBC Climate Town Hall What? A university-wide event to brainstorm strategies for UBC to lead the fight against climate change and for climate justice. When? Tuesday, March 6th from 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Where? The Lower Atrium at the Nest (6133 University Boulevard). Snacks? Yes! Please RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/aGnXfnXD4VwbzAjl1 Facebook link? https://www.facebook.com/events/373576676439318/   Scientists have […] Read More

March 8, 2018: Jonathan Wilkinson, MP
Revamping Canada’s Environmental Laws


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March 8 2018: NSERC Presents: Advancing Research Excellence and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion


NSERC Presents: Initiatives to Advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Research Excellence Faculty members, research staff and graduate students are invited to a presentation by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) as they share initiatives to advance equity, diversity, inclusion, and research excellence. The presentation will take place March 8th, 11:00 to 12:30 in the […] Read More

March 9 2018 Master of Food and Resource Economics Seminar


MFRE Speaker Series presents:   Chelsea Erhardt, Trader, Renewable Fuels and Compliance, Elbow River Marketing March 9, 3:30pm, MCML 160   The topic of her presentation is Environmental Markets and Compliance Trading: Cap and Trade Carbon Offsets Low Carbon Fuel Standards US Renewable Fuels Standard and RIN trading About the Speaker: Chelsea Erhardt works with […] Read More

March 13 2018: Colloquium with Leila Harris- Implementing, Narrating, and Resisting the Human Right to Water


Colloquium with Leila Harris Start: 13 March 2018 12:30 pm-  1:45 pm Venue: Department of Geography Room 229 Please join us on March 13 12:30 – 1:45 pm in GEOG room 229 for a colloquium with Leila Harris, on Implementing, Narrating, and Resisting the Human Right to Water Abstract: The human right to water has been intensely […] Read More

March 13th 2018: UBC Reads Sustainability with Elizabeth May


Join leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament, Elizabeth May, for a riveting discussion on Canada’s role in a challenging time. Who We Are with Elizabeth May When: March 13th | 1:00-3:00PM Where: UBC Old Auditorium In Who we are: Reflections on my life and on Canada, Elizabeth draws from her life […] Read More

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


Workshops & Short Courses, Spring 2018 Please join us!  SUCCESSFUL RESOURCE PROJECTS: A PRIMER ON THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN ABORIGINAL LAW AND POLICY THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018; 9:00am – 5:00pm COST: $225 + GST LOCATION: SFU Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 W Hastings St, Vancouver  Stephanie Axmann is counsel in McCarthey Tetrault’s National Environmental, Regulatory & […] Read More

March 15 Thursday: Workshop at SFU Vancouver Campus -Successful Resource Projects: A Primer on the Latest Developments in Aboriginal Law and Policy


  UPCOMING WORKSHOP Innovative | Evidence-Based | Timely Here is a friendly reminder of an upcoming learning opportunity at SFU’s Faculty of Environment’s Professional Program Successful Resource Projects: A Primer on the Latest Developments in Aboriginal Law and Policy Instructor: Stephanie Axmann, Counsel at McCarthy Tétrault Thursday, March 15, 2018 10:00am – 1:30pm, includes a working […] Read More

March 16, 2018- IOF seminar: Subsidies, climate change, high seas protection and the fair sharing of the global ocean


  Subsidies, climate change, high seas protection and the fair sharing of the global ocean   Friday, March 16, 2018 11:00 am AERL Theatre (Rm. 120) IOFSeminar-March 16 Fisheries subsidies, climate change and high seas protection are three topical issues being vigorously debated currently in relation to the global ocean. Here, Dr. Sumaila will explore […] Read More

March 17th, 2018: Mental Health Symposium 2018


UBC’s annual Mental Health Symposium brings together students who care about mental health and connects them with mental health champions on campus to foster collaboration while providing them with an opportunity to explore resources and engage in self-care activities. This year, one of our rockstar Wellbeing Liaisons, Dr. Steven Barnes, will be the keynote speaker! […] Read More

March 19 2018: Liu Lobby Gallery exhibit “The Colours of Food Security” Reception with TED Speaker Dr. Jonathan Foley


The Colours of Food Security – Public Reception with TED Speaker Jon Foley Monday, March 19, 2018 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Lobby Gallery – Liu Institute for Global Issues, 6476 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 Please RSVP.     The Colours of Food Security is a series of bold and striking maps that paint […] Read More

March 19th 2018 Ocean Leaders: Making Waves


We are pleased to invite you to Making Waves on March 19th! This evening will showcase the projects our fellows have been working on this year. We also look forward to speaking with you and hearing your thoughts about issues currently affecting our ocean and coastline. Please find more information and RSVP instructions in the […] Read More

March 20, 21 2018: Invitation to Oceans Protection Plan South Coast Dialogue Forum


On behalf of Transport Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canadian Coast Guard, and Environment and Climate Change Canada, I am pleased to invite you participate in our second round of Pacific Dialogue Forums for the Government of Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan. These Forums will be an ongoing opportunity to engage on specific OPP initiatives over […] Read More

March 23 2018 Seminar – MFRE Speaker Series with Dr. Sean Smukler: Agriculture and Climate Change


MFRE Speaker Series Master of Food and Resource Economics Speaker: Dr. Sean Smukler Topic: Agriculture and Climate Change Date & Time: Friday, March 23rd, 3:30 PM Venue: ORCH 1001     About the Speaker: Originally from Berkeley, California, Smukler earned a PhD in Ecology at the University of California, Davis (2008) – where he spent […] Read More

March 23, 2018- IOF Seminar: Experiences in the development of operating models for global fisheries: the inconvenient, the incoherent and the inexcusable.


Experiences in the development of operating models for global fisheries: the inconvenient, the incoherent and the inexcusable   Friday, March 23, 2018 11:00 am AERL Theatre (Rm. 120)   In the process of developing more than 80 fisheries operating models around the world, a number of inconvenient truths emerge regarding current fishery management paradigms. Attempting […] Read More

March 26, 2018: Claudia Leal, “Unequal Rights, Strategies of Belonging, and Colombian National Parks”


SFU Department of History will host a lecture: “Unequal Rights, Strategies of Belonging, and Colombian National Parks”   Claudia Leal University of the Andes, Bogotá   Monday, March 26 6:30 – 8:30 pm SFU Harbour Centre Room 1530 – 515 West Hastings Street FREE registration. RSVP:  http://bit.ly/2tPgOC0   This presentation examines the historical relation between national […] Read More

March 27 2018: Free Event at The Vancouver Aquarium – How to Tell Good Climate Science from Bad | Ocean Matters


Free event at the Vancouver Aquarium brought to you by Ocean Wise. https://ocean.org/ Event: How to Tell Good Climate Science from Bad | Ocean Matters March Lecture Date: Tuesday 27 March Time: 7pm (doors 6.30pm) Price: Free, but register to guarantee your seat Location: The Vancouver Aquarium Description: Watching TV or browsing social media we are […] Read More

March 29, 2018: Hawthorn Lecture “When Nature is not Only Nature? Stories from the Anthropo-not-seen”


The UBC Department of Anthropology is pleased to present the 2018 Hawthorn Lecture March 29th, Thursday, 5:00pm Multipurpose Room, Liu Institute Dr. Marisol de la Cadena “When Nature is not Only Nature? Stories from the Anthropo-not-seen” ABSTRACT: Accelerated consumption of minerals, oil and energy as well as the development of infrastructure to make them available […] Read More

March 29, 2018: “Illumination and its Discontents: Electricity Theft and the Political Economy of Japanese Energy”


The UBC Department of History is pleased to invite you to this year’s 8th Annual Burge Lecture “Illumination and its Discontents: Electricity Theft and the Political Economy of Japanese Energy” with guest lecturer Dr. Ian Miller, Professor of History at Harvard University. How did the world’s third-largest economy, Japan, become addicted to fossil fuels? The […] Read More

March 29, 2018: CRACS seminar with Dr. Boatema Boateng, “Laws of Extraction: From Intellectual Property to Global Cultural Justice”


March 26 2018 The Critical Racial & Anti-Colonial Studies (CRACS) Research Network at The Social Justice Institute is pleased to invite you to our upcoming seminar with:   Dr. Boatema Boateng Associate Professor, Department of Communication, UC San Diego   “Laws of Extraction: From Intellectual Property to Global Cultural Justice”   Date: Thurs, March 29 Time: 12PM – 2PM […] Read More

April 3rd 2018: Book Launch with Mohamed Zayani – Digital Middle East: State and Society in the Information Age


Book Launch with Author Mohamed Zayani – Digital Middle East: State and Society in the Information Age Join the launch of Liu Institute Visiting Fellow Mohamed Zayani‘s new book titled Digital Middle East: State and Society in the Information Age (Oxford UP). Tuesday, April 3, 2018 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Liu Institute for Global Issues […] Read More

April 5, 2018: No IRES Seminar


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April 5th 2018: A Matter of Confidence: The Inside Story of the Political Battle for BC


A Matter of Confidence: The Inside Story of the Political Battle for BC Authors Richard Zussman and Robert Shaw join us to discuss their new book, A Matter of Confidence: The Inside Story of the Political Battle for BC, moderated by Professor Gerald Baier, Political Science. Hosted by the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, […] Read More

April 6th 2018: Citizen science- case examples that bridge scientist & public interests in urban environments; Mark Chandler, Earthwatch Institute


April 4 2018 Citizen science: case examples that bridge scientist and public interests in urban environments Who: Mark Chandler, Earthwatch Institute Dr. Mark Chandler, International Director of Research Initiatives, Earthwatch Institute. Mark is a prominent conservation biologist with over 20 years of experience conducting field research globally, and is responsible for oversight of scientific research […] Read More

April 6th 2018: ZGSA Symposium at UBC Beaty Museum


Please see the attached schedule for our much-anticipated Spring ZGSA Symposium happening on April 6th Friday 2018. The event begins at 10am in the Beaty museum auditorium with the poster session in the Biodiversity Research Centre (Poster Session) ZGSA_Spring_Symposium_2018_program 2018_ZGSA_Spring_Symposium_schedule   Photo Credit: Beachcombster NW from flickr/ Creative Commons  Read More

April 12, 2018: IRES Student Symposium Symposium


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April 18 2018: Movie Screening “Unsettling Environmental Review”


  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. The last event of the semester features a movie screening and discussion: “Unsettling Environmental Review” Wednesday, April 18, 2018 12:30 pm – […] Read More