IRES Newsletter: February 8th, 2021




IRES News: February 8th, 2021


IRES News & Events


Save the Dates: Join us for the IRES Coffee Socials!

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New IRES Research Associate Dr. Don Carruthers Den Hoed ( serves as the senior fellow and manager of CPCIL. Check out CPCIL’s webinars, events, Park Leaders program and resources by creating an account or by signing up for their newsletter at!



February 11, 2021: IRES Student Seminar with Joanne Nelson and Kyoko Adachi

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Remember to help out Dr. Amanda Giang by logging funky smells around Vancouver at!



Job Opportunities


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

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


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position at Acadia University

Deadline: March 1, 2021


Simons Foundation Canada Postdoctoral Fellow at Simon Fraser University

Deadline: March 10, 2021


Academic Appointments in Higher Education on ProfessorPositions

Deadline: Multiple Deadlines


Academic and Research Job Vacancies in Schools of Physical and Earth Sciences

Deadline: Multiple Deadlines


Kikta Chair Position in Environment and Sustainability at University at Buffalo

Deadline: Open Until Filled


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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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2021 UBC Three-Minute Thesis Competition

Think you can sum up your thesis in just three minutes? Communication skills are key to becoming a successful graduate – hone yours now by signing up for UBC Three Minute Thesis (3MT)!

Heats Begin: Mid-February

Semi-Finals and Final: March

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Call for Papers: 2021 Environmental Studies Association of Canada Annual Conference

The Environmental Studies Association of Canada ( is pleased to invite you to participate virtually in our 2021 Annual Conference as part of the 2021 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Deadline Extended: February 19, 2021

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PhD Studentship in the Department of Global Studies at Queen’s University

A four-year PhD position is available in the Department of Global Studies at Queen’s University starting September 2021. The PhD student will work with an interdisciplinary, international team of social and biophysical scientists on a project examining biosafety regulatory requirements and public acceptance of gene editing technology in legume production in Canada and Brazil.

Application Deadline: February 21, 2021

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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 01, 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:

Using the earth imagery revolution to save wildlife
L Pendleton, E Guirado, B Madon, D Alcaraz-Segura, S Tabik, A Shapiro, R Naidoo, C Loucks, W Elliott, D Thau.

Incomplete transitions to clean household energy reinforce gender inequality by lowering women's respiratory health and household labour productivity
P Maji, Z Mehrabi, M Kandlikar
World Development 139 (2021): 105309.

Characterization of shortwave and longwave properties of several plastic film mulches and their impact on the surface energy balance and soil temperature
H Jones, TA Black, RS Jassal, Z Nesic, MS Johnson, S Smukler
Solar Energy, 214, 457-470

Advancing food sovereignty through farmer-driven digital agroecology
H Wittman, D James, Z Mehrabi
International Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 47(3), 235-248


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