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Welcome (back) to the UBC Library Research Commons!

We are back here at the UBC Library Research Commons and we hope you will be able to share our short but information rich newsletter (at the bottom of this message) with your Graduate Students. If you have any questions or concerns, please just let me know.

The online version can be found here:

http://bit.ly/UBCRCNewsSept2019

Thank you for your continued collaboration,

Sarah Blay (she, her, hers)
Program Coordinator | UBC Library Research Commons
Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory

Walter C. Koerner Library | 455-1958 Main Mall | V6T 1Z2
sarah.blay@ubc.ca
researchcommons.library.ubc.ca

Public Policy & Global Affairs: Courses Available

GPP 543: Sustainable Water Systems

Tuesdays, 2:00 – 5:00pm, Term 1

Location: #1008, Ponderosa Commons: Oak House

Enrollment: Graduate Students with instructor approval (or advanced undergraduates with instructor approval and completed G+PS form).

This course examines ways to value, manage and sustain water systems for agriculture, industry, the built environment, recreation and ecosystems. Topics include principles of water resource modeling and integrated resource management, water accounting in time and space, supply and demand management, and pros and cons with decentralized and centralized solutions. Attention will be given to policy aspects of service delivery, the multiple roles for government intervention, causes and consequences of government policy responses in the water sector, including water system regulations. Special attention will also be paid to the interrelationship between water and sanitation, integrated resource recovery, water and energy, and relationships between water systems and human development.

If you would like to register in this course, please contact Professor Nadja Kunz (nadja.kunz@ubc.ca) to indicate your interest in the course and copy MPPGA Program Coordinator, Alex Brzezinski (mppga.program@ubc.ca) who will assist with registration after professor approval.

 

GPP 564: Security Challenges for Asian States and People

Tuesdays, 2:00 – 5:00pm, Term 1

Location: #351, C.K. Choi Building (1855 West Mall)

Enrollment: Graduate Students with instructor approval (or advanced undergraduates with instructor approval and completed G+PS form).

Asian state policies on security threats that impact their national and human security including: civil-military relations, intrastate conflict, transnational crime, spread of disease, and environmental and natural disasters, geo-political power shift, defence modernization, resurgent nationalism, and historical legacies.

If you would like to register in this course, please contact Professor M. V. Ramana (m.v.ramana@ubc.ca) to indicate your interest in the course and copy MPPGA Program Coordinator, Alex Brzezinski (mppga.program@ubc.ca) who will assist with registration after professor approval.

 

GPP 565: Nationalism, Religion, and Ethnic Conflict in Asia

Tuesdays, 9:00am – 12:00pm, Term 1

Location: #1011, Ponderosa Commons: Oak House

Enrollment: Graduate Students with instructor approval (or advanced undergraduates with instructor approval and completed G+PS form).

Over the course of the 20th century and into the 21st, Asian nations emerged out of anti-colonial movement. As each sought idea that supported a singular nation or strong nationalism, Asian states often looked to secular ideas that de-emphasized religious and ethnic differences even as they relied upon religious or cultural ideas that emphasized national sameness.  In contemporary Asia, this has given rise to a complex situation in which religious and ethnic identity are emerging to the fore.  The course will focus on the kinds of ethnic and religious conflict that are prevalent in Asia, and how these relate to the historical and dialectic development of different forms of nationalism. The course will examine the confluence between religion, ethnicity, and nationalist ideologies in the escalation of conflicts in different Asian societies.

If you would like to register in this course, please contact Professor Tsering Shakya (tsering.shakya@ubc.ca) to indicate your interest in the course and copy MPPGA Program Coordinator, Alex Brzezinski (mppga.program@ubc.ca) who will assist with registration after professor approval.

Thank you,

Alex
Alexandra Brzezinski
Program Coordinator
Master of Public Policy & Global Affairs
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
#161-1855 West Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada
Phone 604 822 3801
alexandra.brzezinski@ubc.ca
www.sppga.ubc.ca
@ubcMPPGA | @ubcSPPGA

MFRE Speaker – September 20, 2019

Next week’s guest for the MFRE Speaker Series is Dr. Justin Bull from UBC Sauder School of Business.

Justin is the Chair of the Sustainability and Ethics Group at the Sauder School of Business, and teaches extensively on sustainability, technology, and strategy to graduate and executive audiences. He has helped big companies – like IKEA, Lyft, and Rolling Stone – design strategies for responsible business. He has also worked with indigenous communities in Canada, Africa, and Latin America to help them build their capacity to engage in economic development. He graduated with a BA in International Relations and a PhD in Wood Science from the University of British Columbia.

In his talk on “The Infinite and the Inevitable”, Justin provides an overview of the technological and environmental trends that are behind the biggest business opportunity of a generation.

Please share and distribute as you deem appropriate. Thank you.

 

 

Looking For Canadian Society of Horticulture Science BC Student Representative for 2019-2020

I’m contacting you today on behalf of the Canadian Society for Horticultural Sciences. I’m a member of the Canadian Society for Horticultural Science Student Committee, and I am looking for a student to represent the province of British Columbia.

We are looking for graduate students who are studying a horticultural crop to become members of the CSHS Student Committee. Interested students should email CSHS.Student.Committee@gmail.com with a short (250 word) bio. The responsibilities of CSHS Student Committee members are to attend quarterly online meetings, and host one event during the year which promotes horticultural science to the general public.

Any student who is a member of the CSHS is eligible to apply. Student membership is only $25, or $40 for a joint membership in the CSHS, Canadian Society of Agronomy, and Canadian Society of Soil Science (https://cshs.ca/membership-application-renewal/).

Our thanks,

Yifan Yan

On behalf of the CSHS Student Committee

Science outreach volunteer opportunities with Let’s Talk Science

Let’s Talk Science is a national science outreach organization, focused on getting primary and secondary school students excited about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). The UBC chapter, run by UBC graduate students, has a variety of volunteer programs. These programs reach different age groups, cover different topics, and require different levels of commitment. There’s really something for everyone!

See the attached poster for details on information sessions, where interested potential volunteers can learn more about what we do, and how to get involved.

Thank you for passing along this information,

Deborah Good

Executive Coordinator for Volunteer and Internal Relations

UBC Let’s Talk Science

volunteer@ubclts.com

Website: https://outreach.letstalkscience.ca/ubc