Ethical Data Governance Workshop for Agriculture | May 10 – June 14

Join this workshop series organized by IRES grad student Sarah-Louise Ruder, from May 10 – June 14.’s #SciOnEarthNet Initiative | May 9th at 1 pm

Are you interested in contributing your expertise to help change-makers combat the eco-climate crisis? Or to build a platform to enable other experts to do this, easily and enjoyably (but with professional credit)? Help shape #SciOnEarthNet, an initiative of EarthNet and Dr. Kai Chan’s project CoSphere. Learn more and give feedback Tuesday, May 9th at 1pm PST in AERL RM 419 (the Fishbowl) or online via the RSVP link.

April 20, 2023: IRES Student Symposium with Rumi Naito and Josh Travers (Last Seminar in Term 2)

Two IRES students will present their research this week for the IRES Student Symposium!

April 13, 2023: IRES Professional Development Seminar with Bekkah Coburn and Erica Triggs [IRES students only]

Join this week's discussion on raising student-supervisor concerns, and how students can get support!

April 6, 2023: IRES Professional Development Seminar with Tugce Conger, Ivana Zelenika, and Erika Luna

Join this week's IRES Alumni Panel on Public Service featuring Dr. Tugce Conger, Dr. Ivana Zelenika, and Erika Luna!

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 Bassam Javed and Sarah-Louise Ruder

Join IRES PhD Candidates Bassam Javed and Sarah-Louise Ruder's presentations: “Clean and affordable transportation” for all Canadians: Heterogeneity in cost of electrifying passenger transportation in Canada; "Farmer Sociotechnical Imaginaries for Canadian Agri-Food Future"!

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

March 2, 2023: IRES Faculty Seminar with Sara Barron

Join Dr. Sara Barron for her presentation exploring a new framework for a scenario-based approach incorporating a design process for planning future urban forests!

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 8 – 24 | The Liu Lobby Gallery: Millions of Kitchens. Are They Safe?

What does air pollution in rural India look like through the eyes of a photographer? From Feb. 8-24, visit Liu scholar Mrinmoy Chakraborty's exhibition at the Liu Lobby Gallery. Faculty mentorship for this exhibit is provided by Dr. Milind Kandlikar.

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!

February 14 | “Minding the gap. My experiences teaching about the role of values in science in interdisciplinary settings,” Gunilla Öberg

In this talk, Dr. Öberg will speak about the role of values in science in interdisciplinary settings, and discuss how one might go about mending communication gaps between the natural sciences and science studies.

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.