Events

March 30, 2023: IRES Faculty Seminar with Alex Moore

Join Dr. Alex Moore to learn about the inclusion of cultural values and community-centered conservation interventions!

March 23, 2023: IRES Student Seminar with Alberto Campos and Rumi Naito

Join IRES PhD student Alberto Campos for his talk on the concept of rewilding and IRES PhD Candidate Rumi Naito's presentation about the impact of conservation messaging on reducing demand for exotic pets and promoting public support for policy change!

March 16, 2023: IRES Faculty Seminar with David Boyd

This week's IRES Seminar Series features Dr. David Boyd, who will talk about rights-based approaches to climate and environmental action

March 9, 2023: IRES Professional Development Seminar with Derek Gladwin

Join Derek Gladwin for his talk about digital presence as a process of professionalization.

Portrait photo of Kristen Hopewell

March 2, 2023: IRES Faculty Seminar with Kristen Hopewell

Join Dr. Kristen Hopewell for her discussion about ensuring food security in the context of climate change!

Feb 27 – Mar 2 | CPCIL 2023 Research eSummit

The 2023 Virtual Research Summit brings together “Knowers” (scholars/knowledge keepers), “Doers” (practitioners), and “Learners” (students, new hires) to make meaningful connections and build a network of interested individuals in the parks and protected areas field.

February 23, 2023: No Seminar This Week

There is no IRES Seminar on November 10 due to the Midterm Break (Feb 20 to 24, 2023).

February 16, 2023: IRES Student Seminar with Erika Gavenus and Shuoqi Ren

Join IRES PhD Candidate Erika Gavenus for her talk comparing historical and contemporary salmon harvest rates and MSc Student Shuoqi Ren's presentation about urban environmental justice!

Feb 9, 5pm – 6:30pm | Sue Big Oil: A Made in BC Climate Campaign

IRES PhD student Manvi Bhalla will be speaking at Sue Big Oil: A Made-in-BC Climate Campaign! In July 2022, Vancouver city councillors voted in favour of funding lawsuit against Canada’s biggest oil and gas companies. Check out this event to learn more about this movement!

Feb 9, 2pm – 3pm | Workshop: Happy Climate Action

Dr. Jiaying Zhao of IRES will present a brief talk on happy climate action as a preview to her upcoming TED talk in NYC and conduct a workshop on creating a climate action plan that enhances personal and planetary well-being.

February 9, 2023: IRES Faculty Seminar with Sumeet Gulati

Join Dr. Sumeet Gulati to learn about his research on the relationship between forest clearing and fatal human elephant conflict in India.

February 2, 2023: IRES Professional Development Seminar Series with Nivretta Thatra

Join Nivi for this workshop about science communication - on writing lay abstracts and creating a professional online presence.

January 26, 2023: IRES Faculty Seminar with Astrida Neimanis and Jennifer Hamilton

Join Dr. Astrida Neimanis and Dr. Jennifer Hamilton as they talk about the feminist concept of weathering.

TEDx Surrey Featuring Dr. Kai Chan

IRES’s Dr. Kai Chan is speaking at TEDx Surrey on January 21st – join him and other compelling speakers for the event!

January 19, 2023: IRES Student Seminar with Vincent Chireh and James Wu

Join IRES PhD Candidate Vincent Chireh for his talk on water conservation in BC and MSc Student James Wu's presentation about influence of framing on solutions to environmental and social problems!

January 12, 2023: IRES Faculty Seminar with Patrick Meyfroidt (First Seminar of Term 2)

Join Dr. Patrick Meyfroidt for his presentation about improving the sustainability of commodity supply chains!

Dec 1, 3:30pm – 5:30pm | Force of Nature x UBC Climate Café

In light of this COP and the stark absence of urgency in the negotiations, amidst the intensifying climate crisis, it is a normal response for us, especially as young people, to feel eco-anxiety. That is, feeling anxious and concerned about the future because of the state of our climate, and being overwhelmed by a sense of powerlessness in light of the colossal threat of climate change. For this reason, we are very excited to announce that we will be organizing a Climate Café! This specific climate café series is an initiative started by Force of Nature, a youth-led NGO based in the UK to provide a space for folks to talk about all sorts of climate emotions during and around the vicinity of COP negotiations. On top of their incredible flagship cafe at London’s Natural History Museum, this initiative has inspired dozens of decentralized climate cafés around the world — ours included!

Dec 1, 6pm – 8pm | COP27 and the power of politics, people, and place

Join a post-COP27 event for an opportunity to hear from and speak with faculty and student delegates, including IRES’s Rudri Bhatt, who have just returned from climate negotiations in Sharm El Sheikh.

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!