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Evan Bowness named finalist in SSHRC 2018 Storytellers Challenge

Evan Bowness named finalist in SSHRC 2018 Storytellers Challenge

Evan Bowness, an RES doctoral student, is among the 25 finalists of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)’s 2018 Storytellers challenge. SSHRC’s annual contest challenges postsecondary students from across the country to tell the story—in three minutes or 300 words—of how SSHRC-funded research is making a difference in the lives of Canadians. The Top 25 Storytellers represent […]

Toward zero waste events: Reducing contamination in waste streams with volunteer assistance

Toward zero waste events: Reducing contamination in waste streams with volunteer assistance

Jiaying Zhao (IRES Professor) and Ivana Zelenika (PhD Candidate) have recently published a paper in the Waste Management journal. Toward zero waste events: Reducing contamination in waste streams with volunteer assistance    Jiaying Zhao   Assistant Professor, IRES Assistant Professor, Psychology Canada Research Chair (t2, Behavioral Sustainability) Behavioral change, Policy and Decision-making, Resource scarcity,Sustainability Bio What is […]

IRES Alumnus Megan Peloso has new position as B.C. Communications Lead with the Freshwater Alliance

IRES Alumnus Megan Peloso has new position as B.C. Communications Lead with the Freshwater Alliance

We’d like to congratulate IRES and EDGES Alumnus Megan Peloso (MA) on her new position as B.C. Communications Lead with the Freshwater Alliance, where she develops creative engagement tools to advance freshwater health across BC. Megan is based out of Smithers in the Northwest region of British Columbia. Megan earned an MA at IRES in […]

Two publications with Mark Johnson (IRES Faculty) and Michael Lathuillière (PhD Candidate)
Gunilla Öberg (IRES Faculty) published in Environmental Science and Policy! Read it here.

Gunilla Öberg (IRES Faculty) published in Environmental Science and Policy! Read it here.

Gunilla Öberg, an IRES professor has been published in the Environmental Science and Policy journal! The paper is called: On the limitation of evidence-based policy: Regulatory narratives and land application of biosolids/sewage sludge in BC, Canada and Sweden The paper is free for 50 days via link below.  Anyone can access this before May 9th […]

Zia Mehrabi (IRES Postdoc) has correspondence published in Nature!

Zia Mehrabi (IRES Postdoc) has correspondence published in Nature!

Zia Mehrabi, an IRES Postdoc has a correspondence published in Nature! To view the correspondence click here: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-02566-1   Zia Mehrabi Bio Zia Mehrabi is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at IRES, with adjunct positions in The Liu institute for Global Studies & The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems. He obtained an undergraduate degree in […]

Congratulations to Dean of Science Excellence in Service Award recipient Gillian Harris (IRES Manager)!

Congratulations to Dean of Science Excellence in Service Award recipient Gillian Harris (IRES Manager)!

Congratulations to Gillian Harris for winning the Dean of Science, Excellence in Service Award! Gillian is a truly integral and irreplaceable member of the IRES community, and so deserving of this recognition. The award is for recognizing staff, students and faculty whose service contributions have had a significant positive impact in achieving UBC Science’s mission. […]

Two new IRES Faculty Associates: Nadja Kunz and Sumeet Gulati!

Two new IRES Faculty Associates: Nadja Kunz and Sumeet Gulati!

IRES would like to welcome Nadja Kunz and Sumeet Gulati as new IRES Faculty Associate members!   Nadja Kunz Assistant Professor, Liu Institute for Global Issues and Norman B. Keevil Mining Engineering Nadja Kunz Nadja Kunz is an Assistant Professor at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and Norman B Keevil Mining Engineering […]

Outstanding Student Paper Award Winner at the AGU-Michael Lathuillière (IRES PhD Candidate)

Outstanding Student Paper Award Winner at the AGU-Michael Lathuillière (IRES PhD Candidate)

The winners of the Outstanding Student Paper Awards for the AGU (Advancing Earth and Space Science) Fall Meeting 2017 have been announced, and Michael Lathuillière (IRES PhD Candidate) was one of the recipients! His presentation was on the: Evapotranspiration measurements in rainfed and irrigated cropland illustrate trade-offs in land and water management in Southern Amazonia’s agricultural […]

IRES Faculty Leila Harris and previous IRES Postdoc Crystal Tremblay published a new article

IRES Faculty Leila Harris and previous IRES Postdoc Crystal Tremblay published a new article

February 21 2018 Faculty member Leila Harris and previous IRES Postdoc Crystal Tremblay published a new article. Click on the link to read the full article: https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1WaOP3pILM2z4 This URL has a 50 day free access to the article. Until April 8 2018 this link will be taken directly to the final version of the article […]