IRES and Open Access

It is an aim of IRES to ensure that our work is made as widely available as possible, facilitating a wider dissemination and actual application of important research results. In line with this goal, IRES is working towards an Open Access policy that would allow access to IRES publications by the broadest possible audience.

To do so, IRES is one of a few pilot departments working with cIRcle, UBC’s digital repository for research and teaching materials accessible to the public. Our aim is to create a comprehensive publications list available to the public.


To see a continuously updated list of IRES publications available to the public, please visit the IRES Research Paper collection.

To submit your published work to cIRcle as a member of IRES, please go to the IRES Upload Guide.


**Open Access Awards!!

In collaboration with the GSS, cIRcle is offering awards to both students and faculty for their submissions to cIRcle!

  1. Four $500 Open Scholar Awards are offered to graduate student entries, selected at random every April and October.
  2. One $2000  UBC Library Innovative Dissemination of Research Award is offered to students, faculty or staff, selected yearly.


Get your submissions in and ensure your eligibility for the next round of awards!!

To contact cIRcle, email: