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?
Dr. Jiaying Zhao is featured in CBC for her project that shows why it's a "no-brainer" for provinces to offer more money to its poorest and most vulnerable populations. It would likely curb homelessness and save taxpayer money.
Dan Forrest, a PhD student at IRES, is featured in the Good Men Project for his study on how food waste is affecting Vancouver’s crow population. This study can help residents and the city make better-informed decisions by revealing the hidden dynamics of the urban ecosystem they’re part of.
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.
Media mentioned a study by psychology professor Dr. Jiaying Zhao which found that unhoused people are more likely to spend a lump sum of money on rent, food, housing, transit and clothes, despite public perception otherwise.
Dr. Justine Townsend, a postdoctoral fellow at IRES, co-authored an article on the challenges facing First Nations advancing Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas, or IPCAS. The article emphasizes how Canadian governments and the conservation sector respond to the roadblocks encountered is crucial. Only by assisting these initiatives can we build meaningful and lasting IPCAs which not only restore and protect ecosystems but also advance reconciliation through Indigenous governance, laws, and knowledge systems.
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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.
PFAS can damage your liver, immune system, reproductive health, development, thyroid function and cancer. Dr. Gunilla Öberg discusses ways we can avoid PFAS such as filtering our tap water and why at a federal level, it is essential for Canada to have regulations to reduce exposure.
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.
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
This seminar features a panel of three speakers from local policy sectors. They will discuss current policy priorities in Vancouver and BC, research needs, and perspectives on how research can inform policy.
Snake soup is rich with a history in Chinese medicine, cultural, and health beliefs. “If farmed ethically and properly, I would imagine snakes take up less space, emit less greenhouse gases, and are perhaps even healthier to eat than cattle or pork, perhaps a stronger emphasis on ensuring snake meat is sourced responsibly could prolong or revitalise the tradition.” says postdoctoral researcher Dr. Félix Landry Yuan who is featured in South China Morning Post for his opinion and research regarding this topic