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Gerald Singh and Sarah Klain defended their PhDs

In a gruelling double-header (at least for supervisor Kai Chan and key committee member Terre Satterfield), Gerald Singh and Sarah Klain defended their PhDs on Sept 27. Congratulations, Dr. Singh and Dr. Klain!

Ed Gregr defended his PhD

A belated congratulations to Dr. Edward Gregr, who successfully defended his PhD on August 5th (no revisions!).

Kai to give closing keynote at the European Ecosystem Services conference

On Friday September 23, Kai will give the closing keynote lecture at the European Ecosystem Services conference in Antwerp, Belgium.

Kai to serve as a Coordinating Lead Author for IPBES’ Global Assessment

Along with John Agard and Jianguo (Jack) Liu, Kai will be serving as a Coordinating Lead Author for chapter 5 of the IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) Global Assessment. The first authors meeting is in Bonn, Aug 15-19 2016.

Sustainability: Steeped in Values, Animated by Process, and Structured (but Not Dictated) by Experts

Marc Tadaki and Kai Chan’s BioScience review of Bryan Norton’s book, “Sustainable Values, Sustainable Change: A Guide to Environmental Decision Making”. Better than any other, the book integrates environmental values with adaptive management, pointing towards engagement processes for sustainability.

John Driscoll awarded a Killam Doctoral Scholarship

Congratulations to John Driscoll for winning a UBC Killam Doctoral Scholarship!

Kai is co-organizing a UNESCO workshop on Relational Values

Kai is co-organizing (with Unai Pascual) a UNESCO workshop in beautiful San Sebastian, Spain on Relational Values and Nature.

Jordan Tam passed his PhD Defense!

Congratulations to Jordan Tam for an exceptional defense of his PhD on Thu May 19!

Alejandra Echeverri wins Freda Pagani Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award

Congratulations to Ale for winning this best-thesis award at RMES (now RES, for Resources, Environment & Sustainability)!