Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability
a problem-focused and curiosity-driven interdisciplinary research institute and graduate program, with interest and expertise in a wide range of topics under the realm of environment and sustainability.
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Featured Panelist- Indigenous Feminist Movements Leading Climate Responses and Solutions – Evelyn Arriagada Oyarzún | June 7, 1:40 pm
IRES PhD student Evelyn Arriagada Oyarzún will be a featured panelist at The Together | Ensemble at UBC - Advancing the SDGs in BC which focuses on key cross-cutting themes relating to decolonization, climate justice, education, and just transition. Her talk will start at 1:40 pm
cosphere.net’s #SciOnEarthNet Initiative | May 9th at 1 pm
Are you interested in contributing your expertise to help change-makers combat the eco-climate crisis? Or to build a platform to enable other experts to do this, easily and enjoyably (but with professional credit)? Help shape #SciOnEarthNet, an initiative of EarthNet and Dr. Kai Chan’s project CoSphere.
Learn more and give feedback Tuesday, May 9th at 1pm PST in AERL RM 419 (the Fishbowl) or online via the RSVP link.
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Forget herbicides. Sandblasting will whack those weeds
Claire Kremen discusses the need for substantive changes to accomplish agricultural sustainability and to think about the environmental costs of simplified solutions and systems
Nose for trouble: B.C. scientists brace for a deadly bat fungus
Aaron Aguirre discusses the deadly bat fungus that has up to a 95% mortality rate and why we should care about it.
Seminar Series See all
The IRES Seminar Series resumes September 2023
Have a great summer!