Seminar Series 2023/2024

November 30, 2023: IRES Faculty Seminar with David Tindall

November 30, 2023: IRES Faculty Seminar with David Tindall

Tindall describes recent work: This study examines the perceived influence of different actors in Canada’s climate change policy network just prior to the signing of the Paris Agreement. In this research, we consider the problem of addressing climate change from a policy network perspective

December 7, 2023: IRES Student Seminar with Evelyn Arriagada Oyarzún and Jumi Gogoi (Last seminar in Term 1)

December 7, 2023: IRES Student Seminar with Evelyn Arriagada Oyarzún and Jumi Gogoi (Last seminar in Term 1)

Talk titles:

1. Women+ counter-mapping hydrosocial territories: activists’ practices of knowledge co-production in the Chiloé archipelago (southern Chile) and,

2. Developing a field-scale crop yield prediction model using satellite and environmental data

November 23, 2023: IRES Professional Development Seminar with Jackie Lerner

November 23, 2023: IRES Professional Development Seminar with Jackie Lerner

This presentation will be a frank exploration of careers in environmental consulting. IRES Alumnus Dr. Jackie Lerner has been a consultant to industry and to municipal, Indigenous, provincial, territorial, and federal governments for over twenty-five years. Most of her work has related to the environmental assessment of large resource development projects in Canada: primarily mining and energy projects in British Columbia.

November 16, 2023: IRES Faculty Seminar with James Connolly

November 16, 2023: IRES Faculty Seminar with James Connolly

How do land-use-based climate strategies reorder the local geography of risk for urban residents? In this talk, Connolly argues that the answer to this question is more complicated than the one commonly presented in public discourse.

Seminar Cancelled — November 9, 2023: IRES Student Seminar with Lindah Ddamba and Tatiana Chamorro-Vargas

Seminar Cancelled — November 9, 2023: IRES Student Seminar with Lindah Ddamba and Tatiana Chamorro-Vargas

Talk titles: 1. Energy Transitions in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Review of the Factors Inhibiting Accelerated Progress, and;

2. Revealing the pathways to scale up agricultural transformation: Factors influencing adoption of Silvo pastoral systems in Colombia

November 2, 2023: IRES Faculty Seminar with Jonathan Foley

November 2, 2023: IRES Faculty Seminar with Jonathan Foley

Dr. Jonathan Foley is the Executive Director of Project Drawdown, and next Thursday he’ll show us how the Drawdown Roadmap charts a path to accelerate climate solutions before it’s too late.

October 26, 2023: IRES Professional Development Seminar with Tom Green

October 26, 2023: IRES Professional Development Seminar with Tom Green

We’re joined by the Senior Climate Policy Adviser for the David Suzuki Foundation, Tom Green! His talk will cover how the ecological economics perspective can inform education, advocacy and policy.

October 12, 2023: IRES Student Seminar with Giulia Belotti and Brian Wang

October 12, 2023: IRES Student Seminar with Giulia Belotti and Brian Wang

Talk titles:
1. Understanding debates over urban development projects: navigating sustainability, affordability, and livability issues in Vancouver’s Broadway Plan

2. Lost in Transition – Dissolved Carbon Evolution along a Pacific Maritime Headwater Stream Network

October 5, 2023: IRES Faculty Seminar with Rachel Scholes

October 5, 2023: IRES Faculty Seminar with Rachel Scholes

Researchers like Dr. Rachel Scholes are increasingly worried about the negative impacts of contaminants found in road runoff, like the tire rubber byproduct 6PPD-quinone. But research is showing that urban rain gardens can help!