Institute For Resources, Environment and Sustainability, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, school of public policy and global affairs, and mechanical engineering researchers Dr. David Boyd, Dr. Kai Chan, Dr. Amanda Giang and Dr. Navin Ramankutty wrote about the need for Canada to take action to ensure that all Canadians have the right to live in a clean, healthy and sustainable environment. Dr. Boyd is also the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment.
Dr. David R. Boyd (Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability; school of public policy and global affairs) explained the importance of adopting the UN resolution on the right to a healthy environment.
IRES is welcoming Dr. Navin Ramankutty as our new Director on July 1, 2022, for a four-year term. We are delighted that Navin has agreed to become the next Director of IRES! Navin is jointly appointed in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) in the Faculty of Arts and IRES in the […]
If interested, please submit the following in a single PDF file to Prof. Amanda Giang at email@example.com, using “APPLICATION: Environmental Impacts of Shipping and Decision Analysis – YOUR NAME” in the subject line: cover letter describing your relevant experience, research interests, and preferred start date; curriculum vitae; names and emails for two references. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled; the priority deadline is June 30th, 2022. The position will be appointed for one year, with possible extension for an additional two years, based on performance.
A UBC psychology experiment found that pictures of marine animals helped one office building in Downtown Vancouver reduce plastic waste by 17 per cent. Psychology professor and the experiment's senior author Dr. Jiaying Zhao was quoted.
Dr. Jiaying Zhao (Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability; department of psychology) was quoted in a story about a new report on climate change impacts. Dr. Zhao said we'll see significant human suffering and casualties from climate change in low-income communities.
A New York Times opinion piece mentioned research co-authored by Dr. Terre Satterfield (Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability), which found that white men’s risk perception ratings were lower than those of white women, minority-group women and minority-group men.
Dr. Claire Kremen, a professor at UBC's department of zoology and Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, discussed what can be done to render agriculture less hostile to biodiversity and the climate.
A team led by Dr. Kai Chan, a UBC professor at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries and the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, has launched CoSphere, a new social media hub where people can connect to take action for a sustainable future.
Dr. Kai Chan, a UBC professor at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries and the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, wrote about system change to reduce our environmental footprints.
Unveiling a new report on the devastating impacts of pollution, United Nations expert, Dr. David Boyd, on Thursday called for "urgent and ambitious action" to ensure that everyone on the planet experiences "a safe, clean, healthy, and sustainable environment."
UN expert, Dr. David Boyd, has warned of the creation of pollution “sacrifice zones” across the world, where tens of millions of people are suffering strokes, cancers, respiratory problems and heart disease as a result of toxic contamination of the environment.
Six months after the UN recognised the human right to a healthy environment, a report by the UN expert on the environment, Dr. David Boyd, shows that this is far from being the reality for some of the world’s most vulnerable.
Dr. Milind Kandlikar will finish his term as Director of the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES) on June 30, 2022. A search committee has been formed to conduct a search for the next Director of IRES.
Dr. Simon Donner, a professor of climate science and policy at UBC, said the key message of climate reports is that every action counts, and the more we reduce emissions, the less the planet warms, and the less people suffer.
Balsher Singh Sidhu, a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability, wrote about the impact of climate change on global water security and how we must work to adapt to climate change in order to mitigate the effects immediately.
UBC institute for resources, environment and sustainability professor Dr. Terre Satterfield discussed her research that analyzes the “human dynamics” component of a project to store carbon dioxide under the ocean floor.
Feb 23, 2022 | Natural Habitat Maximizes the Benefits of Birds for Farmers, Food Safety and Conservation | Dr. Claire Kremen and colleagues published a new study in the Journal of Applied Ecology, which was conducted at 21 strawberry fields along California’s Central Coast. | http://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.14124
Dr. Kai Chan, a UBC professor at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries and the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, co-wrote about rewilding, a method which could help alleviate the planet’s current climate and extinction crises, including in B.C.
Dr. David Boyd, a UBC Professor at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability and U.N. Special Rapporteur talks of how "Current approaches to managing the risks posed by pollution and toxic substances are clearly failing, resulting in widespread violations of the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment,"
Dr. Claire Kremen, a professor in UBC's department of zoology and the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, gave comments about increasing crop yields to tackle the challenge of feeding a growing population.
January 12, 2022: Sarah-Louise Ruder, IRES PhD Student, and IRES alum Dr. Evan Bowness draw attention to the social impacts of cellular agriculture for the dairy sector in BC, advocating for food system transitions that prioritize sustainability and justice.