October 14, 2021: IRES Student Seminar with Jack Durant

October 14, 2021: IRES Student Seminar with Jack Durant

September 23, 2021: IRES Faculty Seminar with Don Carruthers Den Hoed

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.

June 29, 2021: UBC Advanced Research Computing Workshop

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.

July 14, 2021: Indigenous Bodies of Evidence and Counter-Mapping in the “Green” Nuclear Archive

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 11: The Water and Environment Student Talks Conference

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.

June 10: 25 years after Our Stolen Future: What have we learned about endocrine disruption?

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).

May 17-21: Water Politics Week

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.

IRES Seminar Series Resumes Thursday, September 9, 2021

See you on September 9, 2021! (Photo by Garrett Parker on Unsplash)

April 21: Take Nature as the Measure: The Search for Sustainability

Join us for a conversation with Wes Jackson, author Robert Jensen, Dr. Hannah Wittman, and Dr. M.V. Ramana about the ideas to advance sustainable agriculture and the other changes necessary to effectively address climate change.

April 3: Women x Climate Studio: An Art-Sharing Event

As part of the RES510 project with Dr. Leila Harris, the Women x Climate Studio: An Art-Sharing Event is a virtual art exhibit and art-sharing space, where RES students will provide a platform for women and non-binary artists to share their art related to climate change.

April 20: Global Goals for Nature, Climate & People

This Earth Week, join Dr. David Boyd and 18 other speakers from around the world for a new TV program, Global Goals for Nature, Climate & People, airing April 20th on EarthX, to explore how can we build an equitable, carbon neutral, and nature positive future.

April 16: Infrastructures of Inequality: Justice and Democracy at the Margins

Join us for the Richard Murphy Memorial Lecture with Dr. Leila M. Harris about a decade of work on everyday processes and politics related to water (and sanitation) infrastructure, conditions and access in underserved communities of Accra, Ghana and Cape Town, South Africa.

March 31: WEBINAR 4: Plant Health for One Health

Dr. Navin Ramankutty will be one of six panelists examining plant health and agriculture from a “One Health” approach—a collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary perspective that recognizes the health of people, animals, plants and their environments as all closely connected.

March 25: Climate Research Made Real: Practical Applications of Research for Better Futures

Dr. Amanda Giang will be one of four panelists from diverse disciplinary backgrounds as they engage in a conversation about the climate crisis and work to be done in the here and now.

March 12: Las Fuentes de agua tienen cara de mujer: Tierra, territorio y Medio ambiente en América Central @ 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council

Women play a key role in defending the right to water but often face specific risks when doing so. English / Spanish event

March 11: Leila Harris presents at Climate Hack: Water

This interdisciplinary conference is the first unique one-of-a-kind event for academic scholars and societal & business activists with a deep and profound interest in pushing climate action. Organised by Aalborg University Copenhagen, Department of Planning.

March 4: Integrating Ecosystems Services

March 4, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific | Integrating Ecosystem Services w/ former IRES postdoc Dr. Matthew Mitchell | Canada has committed to protecting 30% of its land by 2030 for conservation, but can it do this and protect the benefits nature provides to people at the same time?

March 3: The Right to a Healthy Environment @ 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council

Webinar: March 3, 7:45 am Pacific, 4:45pm CET Dr. David Boyd, prof at IRES and SPPGA and the UN Special Rapporteur on Human rights and the environment, will present a new report to UN General Assembly on the right to water including 37 recommendations to member States.

April 15, 2021: IRES Student Symposium

The IRES Student Symposium features various RES graduate students presenting their research.

April 8, 2021: IRES Faculty Seminar with Erle Ellis

Global evidence confirms that human societies have gained the capacity to transform our entire planet. Could this unprecedented capacity be redirected to shape a better future for both people and the rest of nature? This presentation explores the possibility that some of the same social processes that have transformed this planet for the worse could also transform it for the better.