Applications for the Resources, Environment and Sustainability (RES) program are now being accepted. Apply by December 31, 2018 to join one of the top ten global centres for the study of Environment and Sustainability.
Join us for an informal conversation reflecting on Gregor Robertson’s decade as Mayor of Vancouver. This event is hosted by Professor David Boyd (SPPGA and IRES) and is part of SPPGA’s Policy in Practice series.
This August, IRES Professor David Boyd takes on the role of Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment for the UN Human Rights Council. In this Q+A, he discusses priorities for his three-year mandate, and where Canada fits into the international context.
Coming up in May, G+PS will be presenting the second annual Supervisor Appreciation Week! From May 7-13, UBC graduate students are invited to tell the world about their great supervisors through social media and an online submission form. Graduate students can offer kudos using #GreatSupervisor #UBC on Twitter and Facebook. Don’t forget to tag @IRES_UBC in your […]
Evan Bowness, an RES doctoral student, is among the 25 finalists of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)’s 2018 Storytellers challenge. SSHRC’s annual contest challenges postsecondary students from across the country to tell the story—in three minutes or 300 words—of how SSHRC-funded research is making a difference in the lives of Canadians. The Top 25 Storytellers represent […]
Jiaying Zhao (IRES Professor) and Ivana Zelenika (PhD Candidate) have recently published a paper in the Waste Management journal. Toward zero waste events: Reducing contamination in waste streams with volunteer assistance Jiaying Zhao Assistant Professor, IRES Assistant Professor, Psychology Canada Research Chair (t2, Behavioral Sustainability) Behavioral change, Policy and Decision-making, Resource scarcity,Sustainability Bio What is […]
We’d like to congratulate IRES and EDGES Alumnus Megan Peloso (MA) on her new position as B.C. Communications Lead with the Freshwater Alliance, where she develops creative engagement tools to advance freshwater health across BC. Megan is based out of Smithers in the Northwest region of British Columbia. Megan earned an MA at IRES in […]
Gunilla Öberg, an IRES professor has been published in the Environmental Science and Policy journal! The paper is called: On the limitation of evidence-based policy: Regulatory narratives and land application of biosolids/sewage sludge in BC, Canada and Sweden The paper is free for 50 days via link below. Anyone can access this before May 9th […]
Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability May – June 2018 DEADLINE: April 13th 2018 IRES will be offering two packages (1.The Grand Challenge of Climate Change; 2. Energy Innovation and Climate Solutions) for their June Vancouver Summer Program. We are looking for an enthusiastic, culturally fluent program coordinator who will oversee the delivery of the […]
Zia Mehrabi, an IRES Postdoc has a correspondence published in Nature! To view the correspondence click here: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-02566-1 Zia Mehrabi Bio Zia Mehrabi is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at IRES, with adjunct positions in The Liu institute for Global Studies & The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems. He obtained an undergraduate degree in […]
Congratulations to Gillian Harris for winning the Dean of Science, Excellence in Service Award! Gillian is a truly integral and irreplaceable member of the IRES community, and so deserving of this recognition. The award is for recognizing staff, students and faculty whose service contributions have had a significant positive impact in achieving UBC Science’s mission. […]
IRES would like to welcome Nadja Kunz and Sumeet Gulati as new IRES Faculty Associate members! Nadja Kunz Assistant Professor, Liu Institute for Global Issues and Norman B. Keevil Mining Engineering Nadja Kunz Nadja Kunz is an Assistant Professor at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and Norman B Keevil Mining Engineering […]
The winners of the Outstanding Student Paper Awards for the AGU (Advancing Earth and Space Science) Fall Meeting 2017 have been announced, and Michael Lathuillière (IRES PhD Candidate) was one of the recipients! His presentation was on the: Evapotranspiration measurements in rainfed and irrigated cropland illustrate trade-offs in land and water management in Southern Amazonia’s agricultural […]
A $4,000 prize has been endowed by Dr. Rashid Sumaila, an IRES Faculty Associate, upon being named the 2017 Volvo Environment Prize laureate. This prize is offered to the Master’s or PhD student whose peer-reviewed publications to date are expected to have the most significant impact on the field of environmental sustainability. Preference is given […]