July 23, 2021: Sandeep Pai, a PhD candidate at IRES, was interviewed by the Guardian about his PhD thesis, which found that currently an estimated 18 million people work in the energy industries, which is likely to increase to 26 million if climate targets are met.
This presentation will outline the history and core programs of CPCIL and share opportunities for the academic community to get involved with real-world wicked problems, such as decolonizing parks, equity and diversity, conservation burnout, climate adaptation, and organizational sustainability – particularly tensions in financing protected areas.
July 1, 2021: Sandeep Pai, a PhD candidate at IRES, discussed his PhD thesis, which showed that India’s transition away from coal should include comprehensive interventions that address the concerns of millions of people involved.
UBC Advanced Research Computing (ARC) invites you to a webinar workshop on June 29! They offer tools that are useful to many IRES researchers, even those that don’t identify as High Performance Computing users. If your research involves computationally intensive tasks, you could benefit from using and consulting with ARC.
How does our imagination of a climate-friendly future hinge on rebranding or erasing our toxic past? Join Dr. ann-elise Lewallen on July 14 as she delves into recent Indigenous strategies to counter the “green energy” archive enlisted to promote nuclear energy. Cohosted by UBC SPPGA and IHRC.
June 17, 2021: Dr. Navin Ramankutty commented on the importance of finding a balance between nutritive value and widespread access. He said that even as fewer people in the world go hungry, nutrient deficiencies remain high and the best remedy is to feed people more fresh fruits and vegetables.
June 16, 2021: In a new National Observer op-ed, Dr. David Boyd and others discussed Bill C-28, the first federal recognition that all people in Canada have the right to a healthy environment, as well as the bill's limitations.
Congratulations to our May Graduates! We wish you all the best in your future endeavours and can’t wait to see what amazing things you’ll go on to do. If you wish to check out the graduate theses & dissertations, please click here.
The Water and Environment Student Talks, also known as WEST, is an interdisciplinary conference organized by students for students and young professionals whose work relates to the water sphere. Dr. David Boyd will be a keynote speaker at WEST2021 on Friday, June 11th.
May 12, 2021: Dr. Kai Chan commented on a Twitter campaign that is raising awareness about Lululemon’s use of coal in its clothing manufacturing process. He said that bigger industry-wide systematic problems need to be addressed, rather than the actions of single companies.
May 11, 2021: Denver Post mentioned a research initiative by UBC and Foundations for Social Change, where Dr. Jiaying Zhao led the research team, that found a positive impact of giving direct cash transfers to homeless individuals.
Dr. Gunilla Öberg will be one of five panelists discussing analytical approaches, challenges and future directions of EDC exposure. The webinar is hosted by Society of Toxicology of Canada (STC) and in partnership with Centre intersectoriel d'analyse des perturbateurs endocriniens (ICEDA).
Join Prof. Leila Harris for the Water Politics Week (May 17-21, 2021), which offers public lectures by renowned scholars on water politics, and a PhD/Master course! The Water Politics week will take place in an online format.