Volume 21 No. 1

September 20, 2016

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New EOAS Weather Forecast Webpage for UBC

Professor Roland Stull's group has a new weather forecast website for UBC.

BCIT Geomatics Course

The BCIT School of Construction and Environment is offering a geomatics course, SURV 1125  - UAS Applications for Geomatics. 

For more information, see here and their website.


PWIAS Public Talk: Coming to Groups with Ocean Acidification

The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS) is presenting a free public talk by UBC Zoology Professor Dr. Chris Harley:

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Time: 4:00-5:00pm

Location: Peter Wall Seminar Room, University Centre, Rm 307, 6331 Crescent Road, Vancouver, BC

Reception to follow. Registration is NOT required.

Ocean acidification has been called global warming's evil twin. Like warming, acidification is caused by human greenhouse gas emissions and has the potential to reshuffle the ecological deck in the ocean. Unlike warming, however, near-future changes in pH will exceed anything in the recent geological record, and there are few if any places to hide. Dr. Harley will discuss the many ways in which ocean acidification affects marine species, including shellfish that we eat and kelps and invertebrates that define key marine habitats. He will emphasize the importance of moving beyond studies of single species studies, and present examples of how ocean acidification may change coastal ecosystems in British Columbia and beyond.

IRES Seminar Series: Aaron Moguin and Sara Elder 

Date: September 22, 2016

Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm

Location: AERL Theatre (room 120), 2202 Main Mall

There will be two talks:

1) The Influence of Financial Factors on Sustainable Design Decisions (Aaron Moguin)

2) Assessing the Impacts of Retail Supply Chains on Food Security and Agricultural Sustainability in the Global South: The Case of Walmart in Nicaragua (Sara Elder)

For more information about both talks, please see here.

Simon Fraser University: Earth Sciences Seminar

Speaker: Eileen van der Flier-Keller, SFU Earth Sciences Teaching Professor

Seminar: Engaging youth in Earth Science by Empowering Educators: schools and information educational environments

Date: Friday, September 23, 2016 at 10:30am

Location: SSB 7172

Refreshments will be served (bring your own coffee mug!)

SCARP Lunchtime Dialogue Series - "Planning for the Future with the Cheslatta Carrier First Nation"

Speaker: Jason Calla, Temixw Planning Ltd

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Location: Rm 150, West Mall Annex (1933 Memorial Road)

Time: 12pm-1:30pm

For more information and to RSVP, see here.

Public Lecture - The Ruse of Reason: Poverty, Inequality and Personal Freedoms in the People's Republic of China (1950-2015)

Speaker: John Friedmann, Honorary Professor

Location: CK Choi Building, room 120 (1885 West Mall)

Date: Thursday, October 6 at 5pm

Light refreshments will be served in honour of John's 90th birthday.

Please RSVP by September 30th. For more information, see here.

Himalaya Program - Fall 2016 Event Series

For a list of the fall events, see here.