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Green Rights & Warrior Lawyers Inspirathon

Online/Virtual Event

The Centre for Law and the Environment is excited to announce our first annual Inspirathon. Part research-a-thon, part global collaborative exercise, the Inspirathon is open to students from around the world. Working in teams of two or more, students will choose a country to research, and will collaborate in their team to answer a series […]

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GIS Day 2022

Online/Virtual Event

GIS Day is an annual, worldwide celebration of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology and community. Organized by Simon Fraser University Library, University of British Columbia Library, and UBC Faculty of Forestry, GIS Day 2022 will be an online event, to be held via Zoom. This event is open to the public, and all skill levels […]

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2022 Larkin Lecture: Critical Freshwater Fish Futures: using interdisciplinary and arts-based research approaches to engage relationships between Indigenous sovereignty and freshwater fish well-being

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Hybrid presentation: in person: AERL Theatre (Rm. 120, 2202 Main Mall) / over ZOOM Speaker: Dr. Zoe Todd Associate Professor Department of Sociology and Anthropology Carleton University This talk provides an overview of the relationships between Indigenous sovereignty and freshwater fish futures in Canada, with an explicit focus on ongoing community-driven interdisciplinary research partnerships in […]

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2022-23 Wall Catalyst Program on Climate and Nature Emergency

Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS) 6331 Crescent Road, Vancouver, British Columbia

The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies and the UBC Emeritus College have assembled a cohort of Emeriti to participate in the 2022-23 PWIAS Catalyst Program. The Wall Catalyst Emeriti cohort will meet monthly to share research experience and engage with guest lecturers on the topic of the "Climate and Nature Emergency". This month, we have […]

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Arts-based participatory research methods for more inclusive area-based ocean management

Online/Virtual Event

Current ocean management approaches are often characterised by economic or environmental objectives, paying limited consideration to social and cultural dimensions, as well as Indigenous and local knowledge. Piloting arts-based participatory research methods to co-produce knowledge with Indigenous and local knowledge holders in Algoa Bay, South Africa, the research finds that the use of photography and […]

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Migration, stress, and animal health: Using movement ecology to support conservation for narwhal and other marine mammals in the Arctic

Online/Virtual Event

Speaker: Dr. Courtney Shuert Postdoctoral Fellow, IOF’s Statistical Ecology Research Group & Fisheries and Oceans Canada The compounding and accelerating effects of climate change are rapidly altering the environment that animals experience. While every animal may experience stress throughout their life-history, alterations to the physical and biotic environment, soundscape, and phenological cues can increase stress […]

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Completing the Circle: A Path Towards Nutrient Circularity in Food Systems

Online/Virtual Event

Can we achieve balance in the nutrient cycle? In an ideal world the nutrients in soil, such as phosphorus and nitrogen, flow through the entire food system, growing into plants, which animals and humans eat, and eventually those same nutrients return back to the soil, beginning the cycle once again. But in our food system, […]

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The Anthropocene Ocean: challenges and prospects for ocean sustainability

Online/Virtual Event

Speaker: Dr. Jean-Baptiste Jouffray Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University Humans have become a dominant force of planetary change. This epoch, referred to as the Anthropocene, implies profound alterations to the Earth’s marine and terrestrial ecosystems upon which so many people depend. The prospect of an era of blue growth, in particular, poses unprecedented sustainability and […]

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How Ancestral Voyaging Mobilizes Knowledge of Biodiversity & Climate Change

Liu Institute for Global Issues 6476 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia

Reception to follow xʷθəθiqətəm or The Place of Many Trees Liu Institute for Global Issues 6476 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2   The future of the ocean is essential to the planet’s future and human life. Climate change intersects profoundly with biodiversity, food security for billions of humans, culture, and economy and peace. […]

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Marine Heatwave-Driven Transformation of Coral Reef Ecosystems

Hybrid Online/Virtual and In-Person - See Description Vancouver, British Columbia

Speaker: Dr. Julia K. Baum Professor and President’s Chair, Ocean Ecology and Global Change, University of Victoria Climate change-amplified marine heatwaves now pose an imminent threat to the world’s tropical coral reefs. On almost all coral reefs, however, climate change is superimposed on a suite of local anthropogenic stressors, and available evidence suggests that these […]

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