Seminar Videos

September 22, 2022: IRES Faculty Seminar with Tongli Wang

Join Faculty Speaker Tongli Wang where he talks about climate and ecological models for forest adaptation to climate change. Read More

September 15, 2022: IRES Student Seminar with Diana Bedolla López

IRES Seminar Series continues with student speaker Diana Bedolla López Read More

September 8, 2022: IRES Faculty Seminar with Lisa Westerhoff (First Seminar in Term 1)

Join us for our first IRES Seminar of the year with Lisa Westerhoff! Read More

June 9, 2022: IRES Special Seminar with Daniel Olivares Quero

Join Professor Olivares on June 9th as he talks about "The Role of Distributed Energy Resources in the Long-Term Energy Planning in Chile: Models, Projections and Policy Implications". Read More

April 27, 2022: IRES Special Seminar with Alain Nadaï

The urgent need to prevent the worst effects of climate change and to preserve a habitable earth is widely recognized. The massive shift to non-fossil forms of energy, so-called renewables, confronts us with (new) pulsations of ecosystems (wind speed, solar radiation, ocean currents) and the need to install infrastructure in a myriad of new environments. This changes our relation to energy and the environment, and raises questions of acceptance in many countries. Read More

April 14, 2022: IRES Student Symposium

Three IRES Students talk about "Exploring a mercury mystery: Weaving Western Science and Inuvialuit Knowledge to model the drivers of mercury pollution in the Beaufort Sea food web", "Boosting understanding of lifestyle carbon emissions: Evaluating the effectiveness of personal carbon calculators to promote climate action", and "Understanding people’s assessment of risks from nuclear energy in India." Read More

March 31, 2022: IRES Faculty Seminar with Naomi Zimmerman

This seminar is co-sponsored by UBC IRES & UBC CERC (UBC Clean Energy Research Centre). Read More

March 24, 2022: IRES Faculty Seminar with Danielle Ignace

Dr. Ignace talks about "Broadening our approach to find community-driven solutions to environmental challenges" Read More

March 17, 2022: IRES Student Seminar with Georgia Green and Justin Huynh

Two Students talk about "Characterizing Diverging Perspectives of Relevance for Chemicals Policy" and "Predicting the Impact of Minerals for a Low-Carbon Energy Transition" Read More

February 10, 2022: IRES Student Seminar with Helina Jolly and Allison Cutting

Helina's talk: Reimagining Conservation Landscapes: Adivasi Characterizations of The Human-Dimensions of Southern Indian Forests Allison's talk: A Closer Look into Bycatch for Improved Marine Conservation and Management Design Read More

February 3, 2022: IRES Faculty Seminar with Mara Jill Goldman

In this talk I present my new book, Narrating Nature: Wildlife Conservation and Maasai Ways of Knowing (University of Arizona Press, 2020), which draws on over two decades of fieldwork among Maasai pastoralists in northern Tanzania and southern Kenya. Read More

January 27, 2022: IRES Professional Development Seminar with Alex Walls and Nivi Thatra

Researchers, how you communicate about your work impacts the reach and therefore the real-world applicability of your scholarship. For this workshop Alex Walls from UBC Media Relations and Nivi Thatra from IRES invite you to come with a research topic or paper in hand. Read More

January 20, 2022: IRES Faculty Seminar with Ilyas Siddique (First Seminar for Term 2)

Successional agroforestry offers great potential to accelerate and scale out ecosystem restoration and produce healthy food at the same time on the same land. Yet, simultaneous ecological and socioeconomic success requires detailed knowledge of management traits of diverse plants and experience with efficient allocation of labor and inputs in space and time. Read More

December 9, 2021: IRES Faculty Seminar with John Reganold (Last Seminar for Term 1)

Agriculture is at a critical juncture. While trying to provide calories for 7.9 billion people, agriculture is a major contributor to global greenhouse gases, biodiversity loss, nutrient pollution, land clearing, soil degradation, and public health problems. Read More

December 2, 2021: IRES Professional Development Seminar with Leroy Little Bear

December 2, 2021: IRES Professional Development Seminar with Leroy Little Bear Read More

November 25, 2021: IRES Faculty Seminar with Naoko Ellis

We understand that for technological advancements to become solutions impacting society positively, various non-technical aspects must be in place. How do we then train engineers to become solution providers who understand the complexity of society? How are boundaries of engineering manifested? These questions have led me to join IRES last year, and continue working towards climate emergency through transdisciplinary research. Read More

November 4, 2021: IRES Professional Development Seminar with Allen Edzerza

November 4, 2021: IRES Professional Development Seminar with Allen Edzerza Read More

October 28, 2021: IRES Professional Development Seminar with Suzette McFaul

The uncertainties of how mining will affect communities created a blockade for Torex mining company.  It is in this context that SEF Canada was brought to participate in November 2015.   Read More

October 25, 2021: IRES Special Seminar with Jamie McEvoy

Drought is a threat to human communities and natural systems. This talk focuses on drought adaptation strategies that account for multispecies needs in a more-than-human world. Read More

October 21, 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. Read More