IRES Seminar Series

The IRES Seminar Series showcases the research of our graduate students, faculty and guests.  There are also monthly professional development seminars.  The seminars run every Thursday during the Winter Session (September to April) from 12:30pm to 1:30pm in AERL Theatre (room 120). The AERL building (Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory) is located on 2202 Main Mall at UBC Vancouver. Our IRES Series are open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

Select seminar videos are available for viewing here.

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September 6, 2018: IRES Faculty Seminar
Speaker: Charlie Wilson
(First Seminar for Term 1)


Charlie Wilson, an IRES alum, and a current research in the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research will be speaking on "Transforming Energy Demand to Meet the 1.5°C Climate Target and Sustainable Development Goals Without Negative Emission Technologies". Photo Credit: Madison Stevens, IRES PhD Student Read More

September 13, 2018: IRES Faculty Seminar
Speaker: Julia Baird (Brock University)


Julia Baird, Assistant Professor at Brock University, will present on the "Understandings of water resource systems through a resilience lens" Read More

September 20, 2018: IRES Faculty Seminar
Speaker: David Boyd


David Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment and environmental lawyer, will be presenting on "The Right to Breathe Clean Air:  Catalyst for Change?" Read More

October 4, 2018: IRES Student Seminar
Speakers: Johnnie Manson and Rainer Lempert


We will be hearing presentations from Johnnie Manson, a PhD student and Rainer Lempert, MSc student. ******************************************************************************************************** Photo Credit: Graham McDowell, IRES PhD Candidate Read More

October 11, 2018: IRES Student Seminar
Speakers: Abhishek Kar and Zachary Sherker


We will be hearing presentations from Abhishek Kar, a PhD student and Zachary Sherker, MSc student. ************************************************************************************************ Photo Credit: Robin Harder, Postdoctoral Fellow at IRES Read More

October 18, 2018: IRES Faculty Seminar with Robin Harder


Join IRES on Thursday, Oct. 18 for Robin Harder's talk on "Five often overlooked aspects of closing nutrient cycles from human excreta to food and farming systems." Read More

October 25, 2018: IRES Professional Development Seminar
Speaker: Panel discussion (various speakers)


Justin Ritchie, a PhD student at IRES will be presenting on "Extending the reach of your research through a podcast: the story of building the Energy Transition Show as a knowledge mobilization tool" today. ************************************************************************************************ Photo Credit: Susanna Klassen, IRES PhD Student Read More

November 1, 2018: IRES Faculty Seminar with Amanda Giang


Join IRES on Thursday, Nov. 1 for Amanda Giang's presentation on "Policy Evaluation Problems: Evaluating the effectiveness of a global mercury treaty" Read More

November 8, 2018: IRES Student Seminar
Speaker: Nathan Bendriem


We will be hearing a presentation from Nathan Bendriem, MSc student. More info coming soon. ************************************************************************************************ Photo Credit: Maggie Low, IRES PhD Candidate Read More

November 15, 2018: IRES Faculty Seminar
Speaker: Sheryl Lightfoot


Sheryl Lightfoot, Canada Research Chair in Global Indigenous Rights and Politics and Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science with be presenting. More info on her talk soon. ************************************************************************************************ Photo Credit: Madison Stevens, IRES PhD Student Read More

November 22, 2018: IRES Professional Development Seminar
Speaker: TBD


More info coming soon. ************************************************************************************************ Photo Credit: Madison Stevens, IRES PhD Student Read More

November 29, 2018: IRES Faculty Seminar
Speaker: Matthew Mitchell
(Last Seminar for Term 1)


Matthew Mitchell, an NSERC postdoc with IRES, will be presenting on "Managing landscapes for people and nature at multiple spatial scales." ************************************************************************************************ Photo Credit: Robin Harder, Postdoc Fellow at IRES Read More

January 10, 2019: IRES Faculty Seminar
Speaker: TBD (First Seminar for Term 2)


************************************************************************************************ Photo Credit: Ivana Zelenika, IRES PhD Candidate Read More

January 17, 2019: IRES Faculty Seminar
Speaker: Nadja Kunz


Nadja Kunz is an Assistant Professor at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and Norman B Keevil Mining Engineering at the University of British Columbia Vancouver campus. More info on her talk soon. ************************************************************************************************ Photo Credit: Ivana Zelenika, IRES PhD Candidate Read More

January 24, 2019: IRES Professional Development Seminar
Speaker: TBD


IRES Seminar Series Time: 12:30pm to 1:30pm (every Thursday) Location: AERL Theatre (room 120), 2202 Main Mall ************************************************************************************************ Photo Credit: Alejandra Echeverri, IRES PhD Candidate Read More

January 31, 2019: IRES Faculty Seminar
Speaker: Michelle Daigle


Michelle Daigle is Mushkegowuk (Swampy Cree) and a member of Constance Lake First Nation, located in the Treaty 9 territory. ************************************************************************************************ Photo Credit: Graham McDowell, IRES PhD Candidate Read More

February 7, 2019: IRES Student Seminar
Speakers: Sahir Advani and Sean Smilie


We will be hearing presentations from Sahir Advani, PhD student, and second speaker TBA. More talk info coming soon . ************************************************************************************************ Photo Credit: Graham McDowell, IRES PhD Candidate Read More

February 14, 2019: IRES Faculty Seminar
Speaker: Nathan Bennett


Nathan Bennett is currently cross-appointed as a Postdoctoral Fellow with the OceanCanada Partnership at the University of British Columbia (Canada) and the University of Nice (France). ************************************************************************************************ Photo Credit: Mahek Bhandal from flickr/ Creative Commons Read More

February 21, 2019: No Seminar due to Reading Week


No Seminar due to Reading Week ************************************************************************************************ Photo Credit: Ivana Zelenika, IRES PhD Candidate Read More

February 28, 2019: IRES Professional Development Seminar
Speaker: TBD


************************************************************************************************ Photo Credit: Madison Stevens, IRES PhD Student Read More

March 7, 2019: IRES Faculty Seminar
Speaker: TBD


************************************************************************************************ Photo Credit: Robin Harder, Postdoc Fellow at IRES Read More

March 14, 2019: IRES Student Seminar
Speakers: Marco Vázquez Pérez and TBA


We will be hearing presentations from Marco Vázquez Pérez, MSc student, and second speaker TBA. More talk info coming soon . ************************************************************************************************ Photo Credit: Rocio Lopez, IRES PhD Student Read More

March 21, 2019: IRES Faculty Seminar
Speaker: Ron Stewart (University of Manitoba)


Ron Stewart from University of Manitoba will be presenting on climate/ weather extremes in a changing climate. While focusing on the physics aspect, Ron will also include societal impacts and adaptation measures. Read More

March 28, 2019: IRES Professional Development Seminar
Speaker: TBD


************************************************************************************************ Photo Credit: Madison Stevens, IRES PhD Student Read More

April 4, 2019: IRES Faculty Seminar
Speaker: TBD


************************************************************************************************ Photo Credit: Susanne Nilsson from Flickr/ Creative Commons Read More

April 11, 2019: IRES Student Symposium
Speakers: various RES Master and PhD students


The IRES Student Symposium showcases research done by our Masters and PhD students. ************************************************************************************************ Photo Credit: from openclipart.org Read More