November 28, 2019: IRES Professional Development Seminar with Navin Ramankutty and Terre Satterfield

IRES Seminar Series

Time: 12:30pm to 1:30pm (every Thursday)

Location: AERL Theatre (room 120), 2202 Main Mall


*** Note: This seminar will not be recorded***

A broader view of academic integrity: doing the right thing for the right reasons

We often face many challenging situations in academia (e.g., co-authorship decisions, appropriate credit for work done) where the solutions of integrity are not obvious and for which we have little training. This workshop will provide you the opportunity to work through and discuss several such scenarios.

Standard discussions of academic integrity surround issues of plagiarism, falsifying results, etc. However, as academics, we often find ourselves in numerous challenging situations for which we have little training to navigate, and where ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ are not clear or are interpreted differently by different people. There are also scant open discussions of such issues. In this workshop, we will give you several typical scenarios that we have encountered or have heard about. You will discuss them in smaller groups, after which we will invite comments from everyone on how to best navigate them.

Navin Ramankutty

Professor, IRES
Professor, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Canada Research Chair (t1, Food Security)


Navin Ramankutty is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Global Environmental Change and Food Security at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and the Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia. His research uses global data and models to explore solutions for sustainably feeding humanity.


Terre Satterfield

Professor of Culture, Risk and the Environment, IRES


An anthropologist by training and an interdisciplinarian by design, Terre’s work concerns sustainable development in the context of debates about cultural meanings, environmental values, perceived risk, environmental and ecosystem health. Difficult environmental policy dilemmas and the qualitative and quantitative methods that might resolve these are of particular interest. Locally, her work pertains to First Nations interest in land management, oil and gas development, and regulatory contexts. Globally, her research incorporates biodiversity management and politics, and the perceived risk of new technologies (biotechnology, fracking and nanotechnology). Terre is also a board member or research scientist for several international initiatives that seek to better integrate social science research into policy analysis normally led by the natural and engineering scientists.

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