Seminar Series Video Archive 2018/2019

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 Oyarzún, Krista Cawley, Victor Lam, Steve Williams and Connor Robinson. ************************************************************************************************ Photo Credit: from openclipart.org 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

March 21, 2019: IRES Faculty Seminar with Dr. Ron Stewart (University of Manitoba)


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

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. 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 7, 2019: IRES Faculty Seminar with Dr. Noella Gray


Marine protected areas (MPAs) are playing an increasingly significant role in global ocean conservation governance. In just the past ten years, total ocean area under protected status has increased more than fivefold. Drawing on literature from political ecology, political geography, and Science and Technology Studies, this talk will examine how science and other kinds of knowledge are produced for, and integrated into, MPA policies. 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 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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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 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