This interview features Adrian Semmelink, a 2018 RES MSc graduate! Adrian is currently working as a New Entrant Agrologist at the BC Ministry of Agriculture. What is your current position? New Entrant Agrologist with the BC Ministry of Agriculture. What kinds of responsibilities do you have in your current position, and what kinds of […]
Fernanda Tomaselli, a lecturer at UBC’s faculty of forestry, and Sandeep Pai, a PhD student at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at UBC, wrote about using traditional economic measures such as GDP growth to measure Canada’s progress.
Congratulations to Dr. Hannah Wittman, Professor at the UBC Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES) and the UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems (LFS), for being awarded a UBC Killam Research Fellowship.
For the days leading up to International Day of Women and Girls in Science, UBC Science is featuring 10 women researchers who are making their mark at UBC and beyond. Dr. Amanda Giang, a UBC IRES and Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor is the 6th feature for this #WomenInScience campaign!
Q&A with Dr. Jiaying Zhao, Associate Professor, UBC Department of Psychology and UBC Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, on a new partnership program, Science Meets Parliament (SMP), where scientific delegates met directly with policy decision-makers for the first time in Canadian history.
Hadi Dowlatabadi, a professor at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at UBC, says the levels of coal use in the high-end warming scenario were always implausible given the world’s coal reserves.
Future Global Leaders is a Pre-University Program for high school students ages 15 – 18 run by Extended Learning. The two-week course (July 26th – August 8th) includes three hours of morning classes and afternoon workshops focused on University preparation and social activities. IRES offers one class entitled ‘Introduction to Climate Change and […]
Congratulations to Jo Fitzgibbons, a 2019/2020 recipient of the Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral (CGS D) program! About the Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral (CGS D) Program: The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGS D) Program is to promote continued excellence in Canadian research by rewarding and retaining high-calibre doctoral students at Canadian institutions. By providing […]
On September 27th, 2019, students, staff, and faculty members from the UBC Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES) participated in the Global Climate Strike. The department’s Statement of Support for the Global Climate Strike can be found here. UBC IRES Students began the day by making posters out of reused pizza boxes, attending the […]
Kai Chan is a Clean16 Honouree for 2020. The 2020 Clean16 are truly the leaders of the leaders in sustainability in Canada. www.clean50.com. Kai coordinated an international team of experts on a ground-breaking analysis of the ways forward, culminating in the “Pathways” chapter of the UN Global Assessment of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and […]
The Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability invites applications for the position of sessional lecturer/ post-doctoral teaching fellow for the January – April 2020 period to teach an undergraduate course focusing on an introduction to sustainability. The salary range for this position will depend on qualifications and experience. Applicants must hold a PhD (or […]
UBC IRES PhD candidate, Graham McDowell, a Contributing Author for the IPCC Special Report on the Oceans and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate’s High Mountain Areas’ chapter. The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report highlights the urgency of prioritizing timely, ambitious and coordinated action to address unprecedented and enduring changes in […]
UBC ecologist Claire Kremen has been awarded an honorary degree by the American Museum of Natural History. Claire Kremen, a UBC ecologist and biologist whose research involves reconciling agricultural land use with biodiversity conservation, has been awarded an honorary degree by the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). Kremen received the degree Doctor […]
Congratulations to our RES & RMES September 2019 Graduates! Sending you all of our best wishes! If you wish to check out the graduate theses & dissertations, click here. Nayadeth Arriagada (MA) Supervisor: David Boyd Poushali Maji (PhD) Supervisors: Milind Kandlikar Marco Vazquez Perez (MSc) Supervisor: Gunilla Oberg and Daniel Steel Sean Smillie (MSc) Supervisor: […]
September 20, 2019 The Institute of Resources, Environment and Sustainability dedicates its teaching and research to solving critical sustainability challenges. Our research is fundamentally linked to the search for climate solutions and we are deeply committed to climate research and education. We recognize the need for a drastic shift in public policy to combat the growing threat of climate change and […]
Congratulations to the 2019/2020 recipients of the Canada Graduate Scholarships Master’s (CGS M) program! About the Canada Graduate Scholarships Master’s (CGS M) Program: The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS M) Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high […]
Congratulations to Dr. Jiaying Zhao who has been promoted to Associate Professor! What is psychology good for? How can psychology contribute to sustainability? To answer these questions, Dr. Zhao aims to use psychological principles to design behavioral solutions to address sustainability challenges. This approach offers insights on how cognitive mechanisms govern human behavior, and how […]
Congratulations to the 2018/2019 recipients of the Freda Pagani Award for Outstanding Master’s Thesis and the Freda Pagani Award for Outstanding PhD Dissertation! Freda Pagani Award for Outstanding Master’s Thesis Teddy Eyster Modeling dam removal in a mountain meadow with MODFLOW-NWT Freda Pagani Award for Outstanding PhD Dissertation Poushali Maji Access […]
The United Nations issued its first comprehensive global scientific report on biodiversity on Monday, May 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File) In the jobs-versus-environment debate, neither side is wrong. The problem is the 20th-century economy that forces us to choose. This is a key message of the new UN report I co-authored about nature […]
RANK: Research Associate FACULTY: Faculty of Science DEPARTMENT: Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability POSITION DESCRIPTION We seek to hire a Research Associate with strong quantitative skills to help build a new cross- disciplinary Conservation Science Initiative at the University of British Columbia (UBC) within the Biodiversity Research Centre located on the Vancouver campus. […]
New Climate Solutions Research – Opportunity Projects The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions is pleased to announce the first four research projects to be awarded funding under its new Opportunity Projects Program (OPP). Opportunity projects are partnership-driven, research initiatives that aim to generate high-impact climate mitigation or adaptation solutions. OPP launched in late 2018, resulting in […]
These photovoltaics panels provide this village with energy now, but they could become obsolete when the main grid arrives. (Shutterstock) Vikas Menghwani, University of British Columbia; Hisham Zerriffi, University of British Columbia, and Sandeep Pai, University of British Columbia In 2005, a small hydropower plant was installed in the Sukajaya district of West Java, Indonesia. […]
EDGES alumna Megan Peloso is based in Smithers, BC and works as a Land and Resource Coordinator with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. In her role with the Skeena Regional Initiatives team, Megan applies her background in watershed sustainability and governance to modernized land use planning. Megan graduated in May 2014 […]
Congratulation to IRES’ very own Helina Jolly for receiving the prestigious National Geographic Young Explorers award! This award is in support of Helina’s proposed project, “De-mystifying the Adivasi knowledge of forest and wildlife in India,” which will be used to help her conduct her field study on the Kattunayakar communities of the Western Ghats […]
David Boyd is an Associate Professor of Law, Policy and Sustainability, as well as a Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Environment for the United Nations. His first report to the UN Human Rights Council is now public and available in the six official UN languages here. Summary In the present report, the […]
The Vancouver Summer Program (VSP) is a four-week academic program for international undergraduate students from cooperating universities. The program provides the opportunity to take two academic courses while learning about Canadian practices and culture.
Nathan Bennett is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Institute for Oceans and Fisheries at UBC. His research focuses on research projects that interrogate various aspects of the complex relationship between the marine environment and human society.