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

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.

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.

June 11: The Water and Environment Student Talks Conference

The Water and Environment Student Talks, also known as WEST, is an interdisciplinary conference organized by students for students and young professionals whose work relates to the water sphere. Dr. David Boyd will be a keynote speaker at WEST2021 on Friday, June 11th.

June 10: 25 years after Our Stolen Future: What have we learned about endocrine disruption?

Dr. Gunilla Öberg will be one of five panelists discussing analytical approaches, challenges and future directions of EDC exposure. The webinar is hosted by Society of Toxicology of Canada (STC) and in partnership with Centre intersectoriel d'analyse des perturbateurs endocriniens (ICEDA).

May 17-21: Water Politics Week

Join Prof. Leila Harris for the Water Politics Week (May 17-21, 2021), which offers public lectures by renowned scholars on water politics, and a PhD/Master course! The Water Politics week will take place in an online format.

IRES Seminar Series Resumes Thursday, September 16, 2021

See you all on September 16, 2021! (Photo by Garrett Parker on Unsplash)

April 21: Take Nature as the Measure: The Search for Sustainability

Join us for a conversation with Wes Jackson, author Robert Jensen, Dr. Hannah Wittman, and Dr. M.V. Ramana about the ideas to advance sustainable agriculture and the other changes necessary to effectively address climate change.