Labour organizing and climate justice: intersections, challenges, and political opportunities panel | IRES co-sponsored event | March 12, 5-6:30 PM | CIRS, BC Hydro Theatre (1st floor)
This panel will address two entwined questions: What can the climate movement learn from contemporary and historic labour strategy for building durable power? And, how can the climate and labour movements mutually strengthen one another?
Interdisciplinary biannual North American conference (NACCB) | Society for Conservation Biology | UBC | June 24-28, 2024 (Early bird rates until April 12)
The Society for Conservation Biology is holding their interdisciplinary biannual North American conference (NACCB) at UBC June 24-28, 2024. It will be a dynamic program with science, art, and nature-based activities.
Curious about moving from academia to policy work? Claire Ewing shares her journey after graduating from IRES and what she’s learned so far from her current, amazing job at Metro Vancouver.
January 16th from 3:00-4:00pm | Alternatives to fossil fuels are needed and innovations in wind, solar and other renewable energies are progressing. However, the question of storage remains a challenge. Join UBC researchers Robert Godin (UBCO Chemistry) and Werner Antweiler (UBCV Business) in a discussion around the question of energy storage.
There is no IRES Seminar on February 22 due to the Midterm Break (Feb 19 to 23, 2024).
Geomatics career conversations – Panel and small group discussions, hear directly from GIS professionals | Register before January 19th
Masters of Geomatics for Environmental Management invites you to a panel discussion followed by small-group conversations. Hear directly from GIS professionals as they share advice on building a career in Geomatics. Then, meet and chat with the experts about career-building, networking, and the geomatics working world. All graduate students are welcome. Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be provided.
Irus Braverman will discuss her latest book, Settling Nature: The Conservation Regime in Palestine-Israel (2023, University of Minnesota Press).
Talk titles: 1. When Indigenous and Western sciences collide: re-storying/restoring Mekong expertise through community-engaged research
2. The role of happiness in pro-environmental action
Kwekwecnewtxw Watch House Elder Jim Leyden will tell his personal stories working at the frontline, and share his perspectives on community-engaged research, and how to do it well.
This talk will explore – through six case studies of extractivism in the Global South – how the organization of the international financial system influences state policy towards extractive land use change