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Kai wins a Killam Research Fellowship

Kai was awarded a UBC Killam Research Fellowship for his upcoming sabbatical in 2018-9. Click here for more details.

Rocío López joins CHANS Lab

Rocío López, a new PhD student supervised by Kai, joined IRES and CHANS Lab in January 2018. Welcome, Rocío!

Kai kicks off new public lecture series at Vancouver Aquarium

Tue Jan 23 @ 7pm, Kai will talk about, “Seeking Justice Amidst Complexity: Sea Otters, Poachers, Kelp, and Coastal Communities” in the free Ocean Matters series. http://www.vanaqua.org/experience/events/annual-and-upcoming-events/monthly-public-lectures

Kai and Casey Chiu publish an op-ed in the Vancouver Sun

Creating a whale sanctuary is not as easy as it sounds“. Casey is an undergrad who was in ENVR 430; this op-ed began as an assignment in that class.

Mollie Chapman defends her PhD

Mollie defended her PhD dissertation entitled, “Agri-‘culture’ and Biodiversity: Rethinking Payments for Ecosystem Services in Light of Relational Values”. Congrats, Mollie!

Kai joins the RSC College of New Scholars

Kai Chan was inducted as one of 70 new members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. UBC’s spiffy 1-minute video.

Kai speaks in favour of Canada’s Fundamental Science Review

… and argues for the need for inter-agency collaboration to support truly interdisciplinary research (Canada lags behind with its siloed funding councils). Video

Rumi Naito joins CHANS Lab

Rumi Naito, a new PhD student co-supervised by Jiaying Zhang and Kai, joined IRES and CHANS Lab in September 2017. Welcome, Rumi!

Liz Williams defends her Master’s

Liz Williams defended her Master’s thesis, entitled “Content and prevalence of environmentalist stereotypes in Canada : a psychological perspective” (now online). Congratulations, Liz!

Karp et al. show that agriculture erases climate-driven bird diversity in Costa Rica

Climate change and habitat conversion to agriculture are working together to homogenize nature, indicates a study in the journal Global Change Biology led by Danny Karp during his postdoc at CHANS Lab…. (see more here).

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