Dr. Jiaying Zhao is featured in Big Issue for busting stereotypes. Her study 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. Timothy Rodgers is featured by CBC Quirks and Quarks for a study he co-authored that found specially designed gardens could reduce the amount of a toxic chemical associated with tires entering waterways by more than 90%
Aaron Aguire, an IRES masters student, is featured by CBC for his time spent walking around the city of Vancouver, studying bats. He was trying to understand how bats use urban and natural landscapes in the city and how this impacts their diversity and abundance. He also spent a lot of time happily explaining his work to curious onlookers.
The Guardian features a study led by 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.
Postdoc Dr. Sahil Bhandari (mechanical engineering) is featured in the Province and Vancouver Sun for why we love the smell of fresh rain. "The smell of rain, especially after a long dry spell kind of tells me: ‘I can do agriculture, there’s water here. My survival is not going to be at risk in this area now.’ The brain is saying: ‘This is a good place to live. We can live here now.'”
" High-frequency coral bleaching can be fully mitigated at some reefs under low-to-middle emissions scenarios where, for example, the Paris Agreement commitments are fulfilled". Dr. Simon Donner, an IRES professor, is featured in Express for his co-authored paper that found coral reefs in a remote part of the Pacific Ocean have increased their thermal tolerance and adjusted to higher ocean temperatures.
Dr. Simon Donner, an IRES professor, is featured in a podcast by iheartradio for how his research shows that courage and openness to transformation is necessary for solutions to climate change, not fear and gloom.
Aaron Aguirre is featured on CBC as part of a specialized team spending the summer gathering more information about the city's urban bat population to protect the mammals — and their billion-dollar benefit to the economy — as one of the deadliest wildlife diseases in North America creeps closer to the coast.
If everyone drove 10% less in the US, it would be equivalent of taking almost 30 coal power plants offline in a year. How can these moments be something humans want to do? Dr. Jiaying Zhao discusses how to make this powerful action enjoyable.
Today, both Canada and the United States are dealing with unprecedented levels of smoke from wildfires. And while forest management practices and climate change are partly to blame, so is the failure of governments to give people the right tools to make effective proactive crisis decisions.
IRES’s Robin Gregory is featured by breaking down preparation to 3 crucial factors. (Featured image:
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IRES professor Robin Gregory is featured in the Globe and Mail as he argues that reducing the threat and damage from wildfires can happen - but not without implementing the well researched forest management policies that are co-ordinated among all levels of government.
A study co-authored by Timothy Rodgers, Amanda Giang, and civil engineering researchers found that specially designed gardens could reduce the amount of a toxic chemical associated with tires entering our waterways by more than 90 per cent.
The global shipping industry — including those ships at the Burrard Inlet — is making decisions right now that will determine whether it helps or hurts efforts to meet climate change goals, say IRES researchers Imranul Laskar and Amanda Giang in the Tyee
Manvi Bhalla and a group of peers deliver mock job applications to the constituency office of Carla Qualtrough. Their message is clear: young people want green jobs, and those jobs could help Canada meet its climate commitments.
Dr. Gunilla Öberg along with other experts shares her opinion that categorizing harmful plastics as PBT pollutants can help governments to control, or eliminate altogether, the creation and usage of toxic or otherwise harmful plastics. They hope the UN will make the right choice.
Dr. Matthew Mitchell (land and food systems) and Aaron Aguirre (Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability) discuss how they will spend the summer collecting data on bats in Metro Vancouver
“Inspired by high school climate strikes and building on the success of the university divestment movement, a new era of student organizers is turning its attention to Canada’s banks,” write the authors.
PhD student Rocío López de la Lama discussed her study which concluded that the legal frameworks and support mechanisms for private land conservation in South America are insufficient, making it difficult for independent actors to protect and maintain conservation areas.