Julia Craig’s bat research covered in Vancouver Sun

The story by Tiffany Crawford was titled, “UBC researcher rides bicycle around Vancouver to study how city affects bats”. Julia is now on a cross-continental bike tour of South America.

Ashli Akins defends her PhD

Congratulations to Ashli for her exceptional PhD Defence today for her dissertation entitled, “Pampa & Pallay: The Plight and Power of Quechua Textiles in the Face of Change”. It was a pass with no revisions (save a typo). Dorothy Nason and Jon Beasley-Murray were university examiners, Nancy Turner was on Zoom, Mark Turin in absentia, and co-supervisors Wade Davis and Kai Chan asking their own questions and those of external examiner Graham Dutfield at Leeds.

Julia Craig defends her MSc thesis

Congratulations to Julia for her excellent MSc thesis defence for her thesis entitled, “Prime Real Estate: How Urban Landscape Variables Influence Bat Activity in Vancouver, Canada”. Her examination committee included Matt Mitchell, Cori Lausen, and external examiner Cole Burton. Daniel Forrest, Harold Eyster, and Dana Johnson were also collaborators. Bravo, Julia!

Colton Stevens defends his MSc thesis

Congratulations to Colton for his excellent defence of his Master’s research entitled, “Walking the Walk: Outdoor recreation predicts sustainability actions alongside environmental attitudes, values, and beliefs“. Rashid Sumaila served as external examiner, and Terre Satterfield and Dave Hardisty were committee members. Bravo, Colton!

The IPBES Values Assessment is approved by plenary

The Values Assessment of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services was released, with the message that “Decisions Based on Narrow Set of Market Values of Nature Underpin the Global Biodiversity Crisis“. News coverage included an article in Nature and this one in The Guardian, among many others. Kai Chan served as a chapter Review Editor.

Lea Anderson publishes an op-ed on COP15

Montréal is hosting COP15. Here’s why Canadians should care” in the National Observer

Alberto Campos coauthors new IUCN manual on privately protected areas

Alberto Campos coauthors new practical guidelines for people managing privately protected areas that were recently released by the IUCN NL Land Acquisition Fund and American Bird Conservancy.

Lea Anderson wins a SSHRC CGS-M

Lea Anderson just got awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Canada Graduate Scholarship for her Master’s. Bravo!

Lea and Lauren’s essay published in the National Observer

Lea Anderson (1st year MA, RES) and Lauren Moody (3rd year BSc) argued for system change and a path to achieve it.

CoSphere news in Vancouver Sun

Vancouver Sun covered the CoSphere launch in this article.