Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability

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The Race to Zero: Universities Working to Catalyze Climate Action | June 23, 2022

The University Climate Change Coalition (UC3) Vancouver Summit invites you to join for an evening panel discussion asking the question, “How do we use the resources and influence of universities to catalyze partnerships and innovation for accelerated climate action across industry, government and greater society?” The panel will examine this question from several scales, including the campus, regional, and global scale.

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Reducing your waste

Psychology professor Dr. Jiaying Zhao (Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability) discussed one way to reduce clothing waste.

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IRES Seminar Series resumes on Thursday, September 8, 2022. Details coming soon! 

The IRES Seminar Series showcases the research of our graduate students, faculty and guests. We also host monthly professional development seminars. The seminars run every Thursday during the Winter Session (September 2022 to April 2023) from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. ********************************************************************************* The IRES Seminar Series resumes on Thursday, September 8, 2022. Details coming soon!  Have a […]

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