January 28, 2021: IRES Professional Development Seminar with Zia Mehrabi

IRES Seminar Series

Time: 12:30pm to 1:30pm (every Thursday)

Via Zoom

(This seminar will not be recorded.)


What makes a good researcher?

A few months back, I led a short workshop at the Land Use and Global Environment Laboratory on this topic. One of the PhD students thought that other Masters/PhD students at IRES would benefit from me running the same workshop for the wider grad student body. So here you are. Come along to explore what makes a good researcher.

Zia Mehrabi

Research Associate, School of Public Policy & Global Affairs and the Institute for Resources Environment & Sustainability at UBC


Zia Mehrabi is a Research Associate at the University of British Columbia, where he works on the food system, climate change, digital technology, and biodiversity conservation. At UBC he helps teach and mentor students, develop ideas, data sets, software and data science on sustainable food systems. He is an active member of the Global Land Programme, a contributing author to The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, and a co-author on Ceres2030: Sustainable Solutions to End Hunger, and the forthcoming World Bank’s World Development Report 2021: Data for Better Lives.