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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!

Kai is named to the RSC College of New Scholars

Kai Chan was named as one of 70 new members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

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).

Harold Eyster wins an International Doctoral Fellowship

Harold was awarded one of UBC’s new International Doctoral Fellowships. Congratulations, Harold!

Alejandra Echeverri wins a Killam Doctoral Scholarship

Alejandra was awarded the prestigious Killam Doctoral Scholarship at UBC. Congratulations, Ale!

Kai, Emily, Mollie, Paige argue to re-imagine incentive schemes

In a new paper, CHANS lab folks (plus Kristjan Jespersen) proposed to re-imagine incentive programs to encourage values of responsibility, not to buy behaviour change. Full citation: Chan, K.M.A., E. Anderson, M. Chapman, K. Jespersen and P. Olmsted (2017). “Payments for ecosystem services: Rife with problems and potential—for transformation towards sustainability.” Ecological Economics 140: 110-122. Doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2017.04.029

Ale Echeverri wins the Les Lavkulich Outstanding Leadership and Service Award

Congratulations to Alejandra Echeverri Ochoa for winning IRES’ Les Lavkulich Outstanding Leadership and Service Award for her crucial contributions to RES, IRES, and also to the global community (e.g., through the COP13 process of the Convention on Biological Diversity)!

Ed Gregr wins the Freda Pagani Outstanding PhD Thesis Award

Congratulations to Edward Gregr for winning IRES’ Freda Pagani Outstanding PhD Thesis Award for his dissertation, which he defended in August 2016!

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