IRES Newsletter: February 22nd, 2021



IRES News: February 22nd, 2021


IRES News & Events


Former IRES Research Associate Dr. Ituarte-Lima and current prof Dr. Boyd have been recognized for their “serious, significant longstanding commitment to advancing peace, justice and sustainable development in the world.”

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  • For more information on the Feb 23 event, please click here.
  • For more information on the Feb 26 event, please click here.


February 25, 2021: IRES Faculty Seminar with Andrew Baron

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Parks and Protected Areas Research Network
Virtual Research Summit

March 9-12, 2021

The Canadian Parks Collective for Innovation and Leadership (CPCIL)–with support from Parks Canada and the Canadian Parks Council–are hosting a Virtual Research Summit.


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Job Opportunities


Request for Quote: Exploring a Virtual Circular Food Economy Connecting Racialized Residents and Foodpreneurs

Deadline: February 22, 2021


One Postdoctoral (2 years) and One PhD Researcher Position at Université Catholique de Louvain

Deadline: February 25, 2021


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Social Dimensions of Coastal Studies at Virginia Tech

Deadline: March 1, 2021


Research Support Technician at Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm

Deadline: March 1, 2021


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position at Acadia University

Deadline: March 1, 2021


Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Urban Climate Action at University of Arizona

Deadline: Open Until Filled


Academic Appointments in Higher Education on ProfessorPositions

Deadline: Multiple Deadlines


Teaching and Research Appointments on

Deadline: Multiple Deadlines


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Graduate Student Opportunities


UBC Library Research Commons Newsletter

Check out the latest UBC Library Research Commons Newsletter for events, workshops, and more!

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Call for Applications: Post-Graduate Research Fellowship Program 2021-2022 at Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada has launched its annual competition for the Post-Graduate Research Scholars Program for 2021-2022.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2021

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Call for Applications: Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition

Young people all around the world can now apply for a fully funded ticket to attend the Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition event in Milan, Italy!

Application Deadline: February 28, 2021

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Call for Applications: Esri Canada GIS Scholarship 2021

Call for applications now open for the Esri Canada GIS Scholarship 2021. The scholarship provides recipients with great networking opportunities, funding and access to extensive GIS resources including Esri software, books and training to develop their GIS skills and knowledge.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2021

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Call for Applications: The Geneva Challenge 2021

The Geneva Challenge 2021 is inviting Master students from all academic programmes and from anywhere in the world to provide helpful strategic recommendations. Five prizes, one per continent, will be distributed.

Registration Deadline: March 21, 2021 

Submission Deadline: July 21, 2021 

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External Events


Check the IRES website for the most up-to-date information on External Events.

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Recent IRES Publications


Recent publications by IRES faculty:

An integrative framework for transformative social change: A case in global wildlife trade
R Naito, J Zhao, K.M.A. Chan (2021, February 16)

Dismantling and rebuilding the food system after COVID-19
D James, E Bowness, T Robin, A McIntyre, C Dring, A Desmarais, H Wittman.
Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 10(2), 1-23.

Risk and responsibility in the corporate food regime: research pathways beyond the COVID-19 crisis
E Bowness, D James, A.A Desmarais, A McIntyre, T Robin, C Dring, H Wittman.
Studies in Political Economy, 101(3), 245-263.


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