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 with Dr. Justin Ritchie & Dr. David Shiffman


Join IRES on Thursday, Oct. 25 for a professional development seminar on "Communicating our research through creative media," presented by Dr. Justin Ritchie and Dr. David Shiffman. Read More

November 1, 2018: IRES Faculty Seminar with Dr. 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: Seminar with Nathan Bendriem & Weildler Guerra Curvelo


Join IRES on Nov. 8 for Nathan Bendriem's talk on "Economic Analysis of Genomic Technologies used to Enhance Coho Broodstock" and Weildler Guerra Curvelo's talk on "Wayuu Ontology: a relationship between time, Wayuu people, and the non-human world." Read More

November 15, 2018: IRES Faculty Seminar with Sheryl Lightfoot


Join IRES on Thursday, Nov. 15 for Sheryl Lightfoot's presentation on "Global Indigenous Rights and Politics: A Subtle Revolution." Read More

November 22, 2018: IRES Professional Development Seminar with Panel Discussion


Join IRES on Thursday, Nov. 22 for a panel discussion presentation on "The nuts and bolts of the publishing-industrial complex." Read More

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


Join IRES on Thursday, Nov. 29th. Matthew Mitchell, an NSERC postdoc with IRES, will be presenting on "Managing landscapes for people and nature at multiple spatial scales." Read More

January 10, 2019: IRES Professional Development Seminar with Panel Discussion


Join IRES on Thursday, Jan 10th for our first seminar of the term, "Effecting change through community research and non-research projects" featuring panelists Dr. Terre Satterfield, Dr. Hadi Dowlatabadi, and Dr. Nathan Bennett. Read More

January 17, 2019: IRES Faculty Seminar with Dr. Nadja Kunz


Join us for a talk by Nadja Kunz, Assistant Professor at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and Norman B Keevil Mining Engineering at the University of British Columbia. Read More

January 24, 2019: IRES Faculty Seminar with Dr. Margery Fee


Margery Fee is an Emeritus Professor of English at UBC and discusses “Polarizing Bears” and the Climate Change Debate in this week's seminar series. Read More

January 31, 2019: IRES Faculty Seminar with Dr. 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 Faculty Seminar with Dr. Noella Gray


Dr. Noella Gray is from the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics at University of Guelph Read More

February 14, 2019: IRES Faculty Seminar with Dr. Nathan Bennett


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. 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 Student Seminar with Sahir Advani & Sean Smillie


We will be hearing presentations from Sahir Advani, PhD student, and Sean Smillie, MSc student. More talk info coming soon . ************************************************************************************************ Photo Credit: Madison Stevens, IRES PhD Student Read More

March 7, 2019: IRES Professional Development Seminar
Speaker: TBD


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

March 14, 2019: IRES Student Seminar with Marco Vázquez Pérez and Alejandra Echeverri


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

March 21, 2019: IRES Faculty Seminar with Dr. Ron Stewart


Dr. 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 with Navin Ramankutty


Navin Ramankutty is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Global Environmental Change and Food Security at the Liu Institute for Global Issues and the Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia. ************************************************************************************************ Photo Credit: Graham McDowell 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. Presenters include John Driscoll, Naya Arriagada Oyarzun, Krista Cawley, Victor Lam, Steve Williams and Connor Robinson. ************************************************************************************************ Photo Credit: from openclipart.org Read More