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1- complete the COVID-19 Safety Planning Training mandatory online module,
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January 13, 2022: IRES Faculty Seminar with Carsten Meyer (First Seminar for Term 2)

The challenges surrounding food-biodiversity-development trade-offs are vast, urgent, and complex. To tackle these, we often act fast by pulling together bits and pieces from different fields and adding these to pre-existent models or frameworks. Seldom, though, do we pause long enough to consider how to build sustainable data and modelling structures that can remain powerful for tackling such issues over the long term.

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