News and Events

September 29, 2021: Online Interview with Dr. Daniel Kahneman, Princeton University

Join us for a special interview with Dr. Kahneman by Dr. Jiaying Zhao, Dr. Dale Griffin, and Dr. Matt Lowe on Wednesday September 29, 2021. Please RSVP by September 22.

September 21, 2021: UBC Future Waters group meeting

Join the UBC Future Water group on Tuesday, September 21st for the first meeting of the semester!

September 21-23, 2021 | BE.Hive: Behavioral Solutions to Water Pollution – A Virtual Summit

The world relies on clean water. Yet pollution threatens nearly every body of water on earth around the globe. Human behavior lies at the center of this issue, both as the problem and the solution. This online summit from September 21-23 explores water pollution through the lens of human behavior. IRES’s Dr. Jiaying Zhao is a featured researcher for Session 3 of the summit.

September 17, 2021: 2021 Virtual SPPGA Policy Salon: Shaping the Post-COVID World

The 2021 Policy Salon, Shaping the Post-COVID World, aims to acknowledge the precarious situation that we remain in globally with respect to COVID-19, while also looking ahead to consider how key lessons can be applied to overcoming other global challenges such as climate change. Featured speakers include IRES/SPPGA prof Dr. David Boyd and IRES PhD […]

September 14, 2021: Conservation Discussion Group Welcome Session

The Conservation Discussion Group (CDG) meets every other week on Tuesdays to discuss any and all things conservation-related. Join on September 14 for their welcome session!

December 2, 2021: IRES Professional Development Seminar with Leroy Little Bear

December 2, 2021: IRES Professional Development Seminar with Leroy Little Bear

November 25, 2021: IRES Faculty Seminar with Naoko Ellis

We understand that for technological advancements to become solutions impacting society positively, various non-technical aspects must be in place. How do we then train engineers to become solution providers who understand the complexity of society? How are boundaries of engineering manifested? These questions have led me to join IRES last year, and continue working towards climate emergency through transdisciplinary research.

November 18, 2021: IRES Student Seminar with Yeonuk Kim and Helina Jolly

November 18, 2021: IRES Student Seminar with Yeonuk Kim and Helina Jolly

Hitting global climate target could create 8m energy jobs, study says

July 23, 2021: Sandeep Pai, a PhD candidate at IRES, was interviewed by the Guardian about his PhD thesis, which found that currently an estimated 18 million people work in the energy industries, which is likely to increase to 26 million if climate targets are met.

October 21, 2021: IRES Faculty Seminar with Don Carruthers Den Hoed

This presentation will outline the history and core programs of CPCIL and share opportunities for the academic community to get involved with real-world wicked problems, such as decolonizing parks, equity and diversity, conservation burnout, climate adaptation, and organizational sustainability – particularly tensions in financing protected areas.

October 14, 2021: IRES Student Seminar with Jack Durant and Alexa Tanner

October 14, 2021: IRES Student Seminar with Jack Durant and Alexa Tanner

October 7, 2021: IRES Faculty Seminar with Edward Gregr

Understanding the distribution of species and the services they provide is critical to effective resource management. This understanding typically relies correlations between observations of species and the environment.

September 23, 2021: IRES Faculty Seminar with Rachel White and Simon Donner

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. The IPCC provides regular assessments of the scientific basis of climate change, its impacts and future risks, and options for adaptation and mitigation. Join us on September 23 for a roundtable discussion on the 2021 IPCC Report with Dr. White and Dr. Donner.

September 16, 2021: IRES Student Seminar with Erika Luna and Claire Ewing

September 16, 2021: IRES Student Seminar with Erika Luna and Claire Ewing.

About 40 percent of India’s districts have some form of coal dependency

July 1, 2021: Sandeep Pai, a PhD candidate at IRES, discussed his PhD thesis, which showed that India’s transition away from coal should include comprehensive interventions that address the concerns of millions of people involved.

Lululemon founder buys Canadian islands to conserve ecosystems

June 30, 2021: In a new Guardian article, Dr. Kai Chan says while private land conservation is an important part of the solution to overdevelopment, it is not a complete solution.

‘Black swan’ heat wave brings record-breaking power demand

June 28, 2021: Dr. Milind Kandlikar gave comments about how utility providers will have to adjust to changing weather patterns.

William Cheung named director of Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries

June 25, 2021: Marine biologist William Cheung, an IRES Faculty Associate and an IRES alumnus, has been appointed director of the UBC Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, effective July 1.

June 29, 2021: UBC Advanced Research Computing Workshop

UBC Advanced Research Computing (ARC) invites you to a webinar workshop on June 29! They offer tools that are useful to many IRES researchers, even those that don’t identify as High Performance Computing users. If your research involves computationally intensive tasks, you could benefit from using and consulting with ARC.

July 14, 2021: Indigenous Bodies of Evidence and Counter-Mapping in the “Green” Nuclear Archive

How does our imagination of a climate-friendly future hinge on rebranding or erasing our toxic past? Join Dr. ann-elise Lewallen on July 14 as she delves into recent Indigenous strategies to counter the “green energy” archive enlisted to promote nuclear energy. Cohosted by UBC SPPGA and IHRC.