News and Events

December 1, 2022: IRES Faculty Seminar with Sara Knox (Last Seminar in Term 1)

Join our Faculty Speaker Sara Knox as she talks about wetlands in a changing world.

November 24, 2022: IRES Student Seminar with Susanna Klassen and Taya Triffo

Join our two student speakers Susanna Klassen and Taya Triffo as they talk about agriculture and green infrastructure planning!

November 17, 2022: IRES Faculty Seminar with Sara Ghebremusse

An IRES Faculty Seminar with Sara Ghebremusse where she talks about corporate control over human rights.

October 27, 2022: IRES Faculty Seminar with Shashidharan Enarth

Join faculty speaker Shashidharan Enarth as he talks about agriculture policy reforms in India.

October 20, 2022: IRES Professional Development Seminar with Chelsey Armstrong

Join Chelsey Armstrong as she talks about an archaeological perspective and anti-colonial approach to forest history.

Details for CoSphere's Webinar on September 8th at 3pm PT are shown on a teal background with an image of Kai Chan, who is the speaker.

Webinar: Backing youth leaders to #UnleashValues

For system change to confront the Climate-and-Ecological Crisis. In response to a culture that suppresses transformative efforts and visions, we need to #UnleashValues for a sustainable future. Join a webinar hosted by CoSphere to learn how easy it can be to amplify pro-sustainability values!

October 13, 2022: IRES Faculty Seminar with Jessica Seddon

Join Jessica Seddon as she talks about science foundations for governing solar radiation management!

The UN just recognized access to a healthy environment is a universal human right. It’s time for Canada to take action

Institute For Resources, Environment and Sustainability, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, school of public policy and global affairs, and mechanical engineering researchers Dr. David Boyd, Dr. Kai Chan, Dr. Amanda Giang and Dr. Navin Ramankutty wrote about the need for Canada to take action to ensure that all Canadians have the right to live in a clean, healthy and sustainable environment. Dr. Boyd is also the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment.

Canada ranks high for mammal movement between protected areas

Research associate Dr. Angela Brennan (Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability) discussed her research on how mapping animal movement could help protect biodiversity across the world.

Canadians could soon have the legal right to a healthy environment. But can it be enforced?

Dr. David R. Boyd (Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability; school of public policy and global affairs) explained the importance of adopting the UN resolution on the right to a healthy environment.

UK has ‘moral duty’ to improve air pollution

David Boyd talks about how the UK has a moral duty to improve air pollution

October 6, 2022: IRES Faculty Seminar with Miranda Böttcher

Join faculty speaker Miranda Böttcher as she talks about assessing mCDR in Germany.

September 29, 2022: IRES Professional Development Seminar with Henry Lai

Join Henry Lai in our IRES Professional Development Seminar talking about health and wellbeing!

September 22, 2022: IRES Faculty Seminar with Tongli Wang

Join Faculty Speaker Tongli Wang where he talks about climate and ecological models for forest adaptation to climate change.

September 15, 2022: IRES Student Seminar with Diana Bedolla López

IRES Seminar Series continues with student speaker Diana Bedolla López

September 8, 2022: IRES Faculty Seminar with Lisa Westerhoff (First Seminar in Term 1)

Join us for our first IRES Seminar of the year with Lisa Westerhoff!

Could lab-grown meat ever be Indigenized?

Atlanta Grant, an Indigenous master's student at UBC, was quoted in an article exploring the implications of lab-grown meat.

Reducing your waste

Psychology professor Dr. Jiaying Zhao (Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability) discussed one way to reduce clothing waste.

IRES welcomes new Director Dr. Navin Ramankutty

IRES is welcoming Dr. Navin Ramankutty as our new Director on July 1, 2022, for a four-year term. We are delighted that Navin has agreed to become the next Director of IRES! Navin is jointly appointed in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) in the Faculty of Arts and IRES in the […]