Many hands make light work: crowd-sourcing reveals population status for Weddell seals in Antarctica

Online/Virtual Event

The Weddell seal is a fast-ice-obligate, mesopredator found around the Antarctic coastline. Traditional methods of understanding population abundance, including shipboard or aerial transects, are cost-prohibitive and risky, so we combined high-resolution satellite imagery (VHR) with the web platform, Tomnod, to conduct a citizen science campaign to: 1) determine where seals are present, 2) estimate abundance […]

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Starting Your Own Seedlings

Online/Virtual Event

UBC Farm invites you to *Online* Starting Your Own Seedlings. This event is one of several food skills education workshops featured in the UBC Farm 2022 Community Workshop series. For a detailed event description and to register, please visit: https://ubcfarm.ubc.ca/events/event/online-starting-your-own-seedlings-2/

$18

Help us shape UBC’s next Zero Waste Action Plan

Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) 2260 West Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia

As part of the goals for UBC's Climate Action Plan 2030 (CAP 2030), UBC will be updating its Zero Waste Action Plan to more strongly prioritize emissions reductions and circular economy opportunities including sustainable procurement and reuse. In March 2022, we are holding a university-wide engagement process on the Zero Waste Action Plan update. The […]

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Tamamta (All of Us): Indigenizing and Decolonizing Fisheries Education, Research, and Governance in Alaska

Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL) 2202 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia

SPEAKERS: Dr. Jessica Black and Dr. Courtney Carothers, University of Alaska Fairbanks Motivated by deep inequities, Indigenous erasure, and systemic racism against Alaska Native people and Tribal sovereignty, the Tamamta program seeks to transform education, research, governance systems in Alaska and beyond. We envision a future where Indigenous Peoples and our/their knowledge and governance systems […]

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Dean’s Distinguished Lecture: Climate Justice and Educational Responsibility

Online/Virtual Event

The distinguished lecture series highlights ongoing work in the Faculty of Education and beyond to address some of society’s most pressing problems. Join Dr. Jan Hare, Dean pro tem of the Faculty of Education, as she engages Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis in conversation. Following the distinguished lecture, the Association of Canadian Deans of Education […]

Fish Wars and Blue Conflicts

Online/Virtual Event

War at sea is still a rare event, but declining fish stock and growing geopolitical tensions are rapidly pushing maritime security up the international agenda. Ocean governance systems have become more complex, setting important norms and institutions but also giving way to new injustices, grievances, and territorial claims.The scope and scale of ‘fish wars’ and […]

Indigenous Rights, Reconciliation, and Climate Change with Kyle Whyte

Online/Virtual Event

ABOUT THE EVENT Indigenous peoples have long had knowledge of the dynamics between climate change and society. Due significantly to ongoing colonialism and racism, Indigenous peoples are disproportionately vulnerable to harm from climate change. Indigenous guided solutions to climate change require the ending of colonialism and racism and are leading forces in global movements to […]

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What can Mother Trees teach us about climate justice?

Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) 2260 West Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia

An Earth Week special on old growth forests and climate change featuring Mother Trees, climate litigation, and Indigenous knowledge. What lessons can we draw to advance climate justice? Join UBC Professor of Forest Ecology, Suzanne Simard, and the Executive Directors of Sierra Club BC and CPAWS-BC, in a discussion moderated by Dr. Danielle Ignace, Associate […]

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