IRES Seminar Series: Thurs, Nov 3 with Teresa (Sm’hayetsk) Ryan


Hi IRES Sister Departments and Faculties,


Please circulate the event email below within your unit.  Thanks!


Happy Halloween!!




Bonnie Leung

RES Program Support (she/her/hers)

Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES)

University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory

Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL Building)

Room 429 – 2202 Main Mall | Vancouver, BC | V6T 1Z4 | Canada



Tel: 604-822-9249




Hi everyone,


The next IRES Seminar is in the Beaty Museum Theatre.  Reminder: No food and drinks allowed in the Museum.


November 3, 2022: IRES Professional Development Seminar with Teresa (Sm’hayetsk) Ryan

Rematriation of Indigenous Forest Stewardship

Time: 12:30pm to 1:20pm

Location: Beaty Museum Theatre (2212 Main Mall)

Click here to register in advance to receive a Zoom link.

Talk summary:

Pacific Northwest Forests have provided many amenities for thousands of years – as long as humans have inhabited these spaces. How these forests have been used over time has changed in the most recent century as Indigenous uses have been marginalized or outright displaced. Indigenous uses of the forest have been greatly misunderstood, with no small coincidence because this sentiment has expeditiously facilitated others’ uses.
The colonial dispossession of Indigenous lands and trade interrupted the ecologic and social harmony enjoyed by Indigenous people with enormous costs to them, to the natural resources, and colonial society.  Traditional governance systems were ignored with attempts to dismantle many of them to be replaced by an imposed system created under the Indian Act, and other instruments. Differences between these systems in the governance of resource use are exemplified by the disconnect of social obligations for the stewardship of resources as is found in traditional social institutions. It is these ancient social institutions in the Pacific Northwest that social reproduction transmits the Indigenous knowledge of resources and the power of law.

Dr. Teresa (Sm’hayetsk) Ryan, Ts’msyen; Indigenous Knowledge Lecturer, UBC Faculty of Forestry


Dr. Teresa (Sm’hayetsk) Ryan (Ts’msyen; Indigenous Knowledge Lecturer, UBC Forestry) is an ecologist specializing in Indigenous stewardship of natural resources and their interdependent connections within complex adaptive systems. She works at the forefront of forestry research to reconcile Indigenous values in projects, practices, and informing policy. Teresa is investigating relationships between salmon and healthy forests and revitalizing traditional Indigenous stewardship in the Salmon Forest Project (funded by Donner Canadian Foundation). She also works on Mother Tree Project (Simard) and is exploring old growth forests in supporting biodiversity and resiliency. Visit Teresa’s TEDxBerkley talk to hear the inspiration to her journey.



See you on Nov 3 in the Beaty Museum Theatre!



Bonnie Leung

RES Program Support (she/her/hers)

Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES)

University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory

Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL Building)

Room 429 – 2202 Main Mall | Vancouver, BC | V6T 1Z4 | Canada



Tel: 604-822-9249

You’re invited: LFS Scholar Series – Dr. Claudia Wagner-Riddle November 3


Land and Food System Scholar Series


Invited scholar: Dr. Claudia Wagner-Riddle


Hosted by:  JT Cornelis, Soil Science


Title: Charting a path to net-zero carbon agriculture


Abstract: Agriculture is a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), has a unique capacity for carbon storage and is also significantly impacted by changing temperature, and extreme climate events making it an important focus for climate change action. As a result, government and industry have set ambitious emission reduction targets for the sector. Achieving these targets requires the identification and implementation of the most promising mitigation practices for on-farm management of energy, animals, manure, soils and crops. Taking an integrated systems approach to food systems considering the inter-connectedness of various parts will be key.


Biography: Dr. Claudia Wagner-Riddle is a Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph, Canada.  Originally from Brazil, Claudia has degrees from the University of Sao Paulo and Guelph. Claudia leads an internationally renowned research program greenhouse gas emission measurements to determine the carbon footprint of food, feed, and fuel produced by agriculture.  Claudia is the Editor-in-Chief of Agricultural and Forest Meteorology and leads a nationwide training program on Climate-Smart Soils. Claudia is Director of the North American regional chapter of the International Nitrogen Initiative and was awarded the 2020 IFA Borlaug Award of Excellence in Crop Nutrition.


Join in-person or via Zoom:

Date: Novemeber 3, 2022

Time: 10:00-11:00 AM PDT

Location: In-person at SWNG 310, or via Zoom

Please register here by Oct 30.

In-person seating is limited (capacity of 30)

Film Screening


Hello Maja,


I don’t know if you remember but I was one of Roy Turkington’s students in Lac Du Bois, all those years ago.


I write because we are putting on a film screening next week that some people in Land and Food might be interested in. Its called Transmission and examines the interface between wildlife conservation and farming and how a disease can affect both. I’ve attached some promotional materials and would love it if you could send around to a group in Land and Food connected to agricultural systems.


You can view the trailer here:


I hope you are well.



UBC Postdoc Research Day



The UBC Postdoctoral Association is organizing our annual Postdoc Research Day, a full day of interdisciplinary research talks featuring UBC postdocs, on December 6, 2022! Please see attached flyer for details.


This year’s Research Day will be back in person following the latest COVID-related safety guidelines. All postdocs from your department and unit are welcome to submit an abstract for peer-review and attend the Research Day in person.


One of our keynote speakers is Dr. John Madden who will be talking about Mend the Gap, a successful international collaboration of an interdisciplinary team to accelerate efforts towards a regenerative treatment for spinal cord injury. Additionally, he will discuss the steps this team took to apply for and implement this 6 year, 11 university, $24 million dollar grant.


We would appreciate it if you can circulate the information below and the attached flyer to your colleagues. 


Thank you for your help!



Kind regards,​


Natasha Orr

VP Communications



On behalf of the UBC Postdoctoral Association




Join us for UBC Postdoc Research Day on December 6th, 2022!


The UBC Postdoctoral Association Research Day is back in person this year!


Featuring a full day of interdisciplinary talks, the annual Postdoc Research Day brings together postdoctoral researchers from across faculties at UBC Vancouver.


When: December 6, 2022 (Tuesday); 9:00 am-6:00 pm; Evening Reception from 6:00-8:00 pm


Where: Life Sciences Institute (2350 Health Sciences Mall), UBC Vancouver


Who can attend: All UBC postdocs!


Why should you attend?

  • ​Share your research with your peers for a chance to win awards for the best presentations
  • Connect with your postdoctoral peers over the free coffee, lunch, and dinner
  • Find new collaborators and learn about ongoing research at UBC


​Register here:


Submit an abstract (250 words max) using the link above.


Deadline for abstract submission: November 18, 2022, 11:59 pm PT


Feel free to email us (​) if you have any questions!

Announcement re: The Annual Crossroads Interdisciplinary Health Research Conference 2023


Good morning,


I am writing to you on behalf of the Crossroads Interdisciplinary Health Research Conference (Crossroads) 2023 Planning Committee. We are beginning to spread the word about Crossroads 2023, and we ask that you please share the following message with students and faculty within your departments and programs. Thank you in advance, and we look forward to sharing more details with you in the coming weeks!


Crossroads Interdisciplinary Health Research Conference is making a comeback in 2023 for its 19th iteration!  The Crossroads Conference is a national, student-led health research conference taking place March 10 and 11, 2023 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Crossroads is hosted by the Graduate Student Society at the School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University and is one of the longest-running events of its kind. It is an adjudicated, peer-reviewed event for student researchers at all levels of study and offers a unique opportunity to showcase and engage in dialogue about innovative health research. Additionally, it provides a forum for interdisciplinary learning and collaboration between students and experts. The conference welcomes submissions from students in a wide range of health-related disciplines for oral and poster presentations.


To stay up to date on the latest conference details, you can follow us at @dalcrossroads on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram or on our website at

Crossroads Interdisciplinary Health Research Conference

Crossroads Interdisciplinary Health Research Conference

More information will be announced over the coming weeks, so stay tuned!






Michelle Lincoln (She/Her), Promotions and Communications, Lead

Crossroads Planning Committee
Dalhousie University
Stairs House, 6230 South Street
PO Box 15000 Halifax NS, B3H 4R2

Dalhousie University is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq. We are all Treaty people.
We acknowledge the histories, contributions, and legacies of the African Nova Scotian people and communities who have been here for over 400 years.