NEW PUB FROM EDGES MEMBER LEILA HARRIS: RESILIENCE COUNTER-CURRENTS: WATER INFRASTRUCTURES, INFORMALITY, AND INEQUITIES IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

NEW PUB FROM EDGES MEMBER LEILA HARRIS: RESILIENCE COUNTER-CURRENTS: WATER INFRASTRUCTURES, INFORMALITY, AND INEQUITIES IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Abstract: In 2017 and 2018, Cape Town faced historically unprecedented water shortages. With the imminent possibility of running out of water, the city’s leadership prioritized reducing water demand and expanding new water sources, while also reinvigorating the goal of seeking to build system-level water resilience for the longer term. Beyond the context of Cape Town, […]

CONGRATS TO EDGES MEMBER MELISSA PLISIC ON THE COMPLETION OF THEIR MA DEGREE FROM THE INSTITUTE FOR GENDER, RACE, SEXUALITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE!!

        (pictures from left to right: Melissa’s master’s defense/poetry reading, Melissa’s zine on display at the Hatch Art Gallery [featuring EDGES member Joanne Nelson’s t-shirt print art], Melissa performing standup at the Climate Catharsis exhibit)   EDGES member Melissa Plisic has successfully completed their MA degree from UBC’s Institute for Gender, Race, […]

NEW PUB FROM EDGES MEMBER LEILA HARRIS: GENDER IDENTITIES, WATER INSECURITY, AND RISK: RE-THEORIZING THE CONNECTIONS FOR A GENDER-INCLUSIVE TOOLKIT FOR WATER INSECURITY RESEARCH

NEW PUB FROM EDGES MEMBER LEILA HARRIS: GENDER IDENTITIES, WATER INSECURITY, AND RISK: RE-THEORIZING THE CONNECTIONS FOR A GENDER-INCLUSIVE TOOLKIT FOR WATER INSECURITY RESEARCH

Abstract: Informed by decades of literature, water interventions increasingly deploy “gender-sensitive” or even “gender transformative” approaches that seek to redress the disproportionate harms women face from water insecurity. These efforts recognize the role of gendered social norms and unequal power relations but often focus narrowly on the differences and dynamics between cisgender (cis) men and […]

NEW PUB FROM EDGES MEMBER JOANNE NELSON: URBAN PLACES CREATE UNIQUE HEALTH SPACES FOR WILDLIFE, PEOPLE, AND THE ENVIRONMENT

  Abstract: Cities pose a multitude of health challenges to people and wildlife. This work reviews these challenges and discusses the merits of a One Health approach, including that it encompasses a diversity of health harms, such as the risks of infectious disease spread between animals and people, the mental health benefits of engaging with […]

NEW PUB FROM EDGES MEMBER MELISSA PLISIC: NOT ANOTHER PLANT-BASED DOCUMENTARY: A CRITICAL REVIEW OF EATING OUR WAY TO EXTINCTION

NEW PUB FROM EDGES MEMBER MELISSA PLISIC: NOT ANOTHER PLANT-BASED DOCUMENTARY: A CRITICAL REVIEW OF EATING OUR WAY TO EXTINCTION

Abstract: Despite mounting evidence that industrial animal agriculture is a formidable force of climate change and mass extinction, many humans remain impervious to this knowledge. Eating Our Way to Extinction is a timely documentary that takes this issue head on. This film review is guided by Alexandra Juhasz’s explanation of media praxis as ‘an enduring, mutual, and […]

NEW PUB FROM LORIEN NESBITT, LEILA HARRIS, AND OTHERS: GREENING PRACTITIONERS WORRY ABOUT GREEN GENTRIFICATION BUT MANY DON’T ADDRESS IT IN THEIR WORK

NEW PUB FROM LORIEN NESBITT, LEILA HARRIS, AND OTHERS: GREENING PRACTITIONERS WORRY ABOUT GREEN GENTRIFICATION BUT MANY DON’T ADDRESS IT IN THEIR WORK

Abstract: As cities attempt to ameliorate urban green inequities, a potential challenge has emerged in the form of green gentrification. Although practitioners are central to urban greening and associated gentrification, there has yet to be an exploration of practitioner perspectives on the phenomenon. We fill this gap with an online survey of 51 urban greening […]

EDGES MEMBERS MANVI BHALLA, MELISSA PLISIC, AND RACHEL STERN PRESENT AT CCJ SYMPOSIUM

  photo credit: Leslie Kennah, CCJ EDGES Members Manvi Bhalla, Melissa Plisic, and Rachel Stern presented on their research for the Centre for Climate Justice’s Graduate Research Symposium on Tuesday, December 5th, 2023. Congratulations, Manvi, Melissa, and Rachel!

NEW PUB FROM EDGES MEMBERS GAYLEAN DAVIES, EVELYN ARRIAGADA OYARZÚN, AND LEILA HARRIS: GENDERED INTERSECTIONS IN WATER AND DEVELOPMENT:

NEW PUB FROM EDGES MEMBERS GAYLEAN DAVIES, EVELYN ARRIAGADA OYARZÚN, AND LEILA HARRIS: GENDERED INTERSECTIONS IN WATER AND DEVELOPMENT:

Abstract: The scholarly literature and global policy arena focused on gender in the water and development sphere are complex. On the one hand, the development sphere is increasingly incorporating gender into intervention design and implementation. On the other hand, the outcomes of this inclusion are mixed and have not consistently resulted in greater equity, particularly […]

NEW BOOK PUB FROM EDGES MEMBER MANVI BHALLA: PRACTICING REST, RECOVERY, RESISTANCE: AN INTERACTIVE DREAMING JOURNAL

NEW BOOK PUB FROM EDGES MEMBER MANVI BHALLA: PRACTICING REST, RECOVERY, RESISTANCE: AN INTERACTIVE DREAMING JOURNAL

Abstract: Written by the experienced intersectional youth climate justice organizers at Shake Up The Establishment, this book provides a guided experience for readers to explore and play with our Rest, Recovery and Resistance (3RS) framework, a spin on sustainability’s well-known slogan “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. By making time for rest, promoting recovery from burnout, and celebrating […]

CONGRATS TO EDGES MEMBER RONA MACNICOL ON THE COMPLETION OF HER MA DEGREE IN RES!!

EDGES member Rona MacNicol has successfully completed her MA degree from UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability. Congrats, Rona! Her master’s thesis is titled “Coping together?: Metro Vancouver tenant’s engagement with mutual aid during extreme heat events“. Master’s Thesis Abstract: Multiple factors coalesce to make some communities more at risk than others during extreme […]

CONGRATS TO EDGES MEMBER RACHEL STERN ON THE COMPLETION OF HER MA DEGREE IN GEOGRAPHY!!

EDGES member Rachel Stern has successfully completed her MA degree from UBC’s Geography Department. Congrats, Rachel! Her master’s thesis is titled “’We knew it was coming, we just didn’t know what it would be like to live it’: the extreme weather worlds of senior tenants in Vancouver, British Columbia“. Master’s Thesis Abstract: This thesis explores […]

NEW PUB FROM CECILIA CAMPERO, LEILA HARRIS, ALESSIA RODRIGUEZ, AND NADJA KUNZ: WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION IN THE MINING INDUSTRY: TRACING THE BUSINESS CASE ACROSS APEC COUNTRIES

Abstract: The role of women in mining economies is increasingly recognized in management and policy fora. Nonetheless, mining remains a male-dominated industry. In this paper, we examine how women’s participation in the mining industry is commonly articulated through what we refer to as a ‘business case’ approach, and find that this approach is frequently adopted […]

NEW PUB FROM ALEXANDRA BREWIS, LEILA HARRIS, AND OTHERS: GENDER IDENTITIES, WATER INSECURITY, AND RISK: RE-THEORIZING THE CONNECTIONS FOR A GENDER-INCLUSIVE TOOLKIT FOR WATER INSECURITY RESEARCH

NEW PUB FROM ALEXANDRA BREWIS, LEILA HARRIS, AND OTHERS: GENDER IDENTITIES, WATER INSECURITY, AND RISK: RE-THEORIZING THE CONNECTIONS FOR A GENDER-INCLUSIVE TOOLKIT FOR WATER INSECURITY RESEARCH

Abstract: Informed by decades of literature, water interventions increasingly deploy “gender-sensitive” or even “gender transformative” approaches that seek to redress the disproportionate harms women face from water insecurity. These efforts recognize the role of gendered social norms and unequal power relations but often focus narrowly on the differences and dynamics between cisgender (cis) men and […]

WELCOME NEW EDGES MEMBER: KATE LAI REYNOLDS

WELCOME NEW EDGES MEMBER: KATE LAI REYNOLDS

The EDGES Research Collaborative is very pleased to welcome a new member, Kate Lai Reynolds, who is working on her Master’s of Arts degree under the supervision of Prof. Leila Harris at UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability! More about Kate below: Contact email: kreynol@student.ubc.ca Kate’s research, rooted in feminist political ecology, explores the […]

EDGES MEMBER DACOTAH-VICTORIA SPLICHALOVA INTERVIEWED ON HER WORK

EDGES Member, Dacotah-Victoria Splichalova, PhD Candidate, was interviewed live on the Los Showrunners podcast in Mérida, México on July 20, 2023. She shared about her work on the subject of water rights and relationships with water in the Yucatán Península with her colleague, Nicolás Salazar Sutil, Editor at Minority Rights Group (London). Congratulations, Dacotah! Check out […]

NEW PUB FROM EDGES ALUM SEJIN UM BASED ON HER UBC MA THESIS: THE MILITARIZED WORKPLACE: HOW ORGANIZED CULTURE PERPETUATES GENDER INEQUALITY IN KOREA

Abstract:This study advances our understandings of gender inequality in organizations by examining the experiences of young women who leave their jobs even in the absence of family responsibilities. Based on 29 in-depth interviews with young women who left full-time employment at large Korean firms early in their careers, complemented by interviews with 16 men who […]

UPCOMING EVENT: IRUS BRAVERMAN – SETTLING NATURE: THE CONSERVATION REGIME IN PALESTINE-ISREAL

On May 3, 2023, the University at Buffalo Gender Institute will be holding an event showcasing Prof. Irus Braverman, speaking on her new book, Settling Nature. The event features EDGES member Dr. Leila Harris as a commentator. Irus Braverman is Professor of Law and Adjunct Professor of Geography at the University at Buffalo, where she […]

NEW PUB FROM PHYLLIS LESNIKOV, NADJA KUNZ AND LEILA HARRIS: GENDER AND SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING – CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF GENDER APPROACHES IN MINING

Abstract: The mining sector remains economically significant across the globe. With a number of growing sustainability concerns (from environmental waste and pollution to social and ethical considerations), most major mining companies have highlighted sustainability concerns and social license to operate as corporate priorities. A number of case studies have also identified serious gender concerns, including […]

EDGES RECENTLY HOSTED SCHOLARS ASTRIDA NEIMANIS AND JENNIFER HAMILTON

Dr. Astrida Neimanis (University of British Columbia, Okanagan) and Dr. Jennifer Hamilton (University of New England) joined the EDGES research collective meeting on January 26th following the scholars’ IRES seminar series talk on the feminist concept of “weathering”. The talk described how the term can be used to guide research design and analysis in interdisciplinary […]

CONGRATS TO LEILA ON HER CATALYST COLLABORATION FUND AWARD!

EDGES member, Prof. Leila Harris, has been awarded a Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies Catalyst Collaboration Fund Award. Congratulations, Leila! The fund provides up to $10k support for collaborative research projects and/or events, knowledge translation and mobilization related to the climate and nature emergency. Leila’s funded project is Makers’ Lab: Art/Research Collaborations and Solutions […]

CONGRATS TO EDGES ALUM TAYA TRIFFO ON HER NEW JOB!

EDGES alum Taya Triffo, who completed her MA degree at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability earlier this year, has recently accepted a job as a network coordinator for ClimateWest. Congratulations, Taya! Taya grew up on Treaty 4 lands in the Canadian prairies, and she is excited to take on a new role back […]

NEW PUB FROM MANVI BHALLA, HELANA BOUTROS & SAMANTHA MEYER: AUNTIES, WHATSAPP, AND “HALDI DA DOODH”: SOUTH ASIAN COMMUNITIES’ PERSPECTIVES ON IMPROVING COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH COMMUNICATIONS IN ONTARIO, CANADA

NEW PUB FROM MANVI BHALLA, HELANA BOUTROS & SAMANTHA MEYER: AUNTIES, WHATSAPP, AND “HALDI DA DOODH”: SOUTH ASIAN COMMUNITIES’ PERSPECTIVES ON IMPROVING COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH COMMUNICATIONS IN ONTARIO, CANADA

Abstract: Objective: To identify, from the perspective of South Asian communities, areas for improvement in public health communication. Methods: Focus groups were conducted with individuals (N=24) who could converse in English and self-identified as South Asian adults (18+) residing in Ontario. Participants were asked to share how, if at all, their identity as South Asian shaped […]

NEW PUB FROM RUTGERD BOELENS, LEILA HARRIS, AND OTHERS- RIVERHOOD: POLITICAL ECOLOGIES OF SOCIONATURE COMMONING AND TRANSLOCAL STRUGGLES FOR WATER JUSTICE

NEW PUB FROM RUTGERD BOELENS, LEILA HARRIS, AND OTHERS- RIVERHOOD: POLITICAL ECOLOGIES OF SOCIONATURE COMMONING AND TRANSLOCAL STRUGGLES FOR WATER JUSTICE

Abstract: Mega-damming, pollution and depletion endanger rivers worldwide. Meanwhile, modernist imaginaries of ordering ‘unruly waters and humans’ have become cornerstones of hydraulic-bureaucratic and capitalist development. They separate hydro/social worlds, sideline river-commons cultures, and deepen socio-environmental injustices. But myriad new water justice movements (NWJMs) proliferate: rooted, disruptive, transdisciplinary, multi-scalar coalitions that deploy alternative river–society ontologies, bridge […]

WELCOME NEW EDGES MEMBER: MANVI BHALLA

The EDGES Research Collaborative is very pleased to welcome a new member, Manvi Bhalla (she/her), who is working on her Doctoral degree under the supervision of Prof. Leila Harris and Prof. Amanda Giang at UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability! More about Manvi below: Contact Email: manvi.bhalla@ubc.ca Manvi has over 13 years of experience […]

CONGRATS TO EDGES ALUM SAMEER SHAH ON HIS NEW JOB!

CONGRATS TO EDGES ALUM SAMEER SHAH ON HIS NEW JOB!

EDGES alum Dr. Sameer Shah is now an assistant professor at the University of Washington’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. Congratulations, Sameer! His research at the university aims to understand the socio-economic and political processes by which climate change unevenly impacts people, and their water, food, and energy resources. He is especially interested in analyzing […]

CONGRATS TO TAYA TRIFFO ON THE COMPLETION OF HER MA DEGREE IN RES!!

CONGRATS TO TAYA TRIFFO ON THE COMPLETION OF HER MA DEGREE IN RES!!

EDGES member Taya Triffo has successfully completed her MA degree from UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability. Congrats, Taya! Her master’s thesis was titled “Green infrastructure planning in Vancouver: addressing environmental justice with participatory resident workshops“. Master’s Thesis Abstract: Urban rain gardens, wetlands, street trees: these “green infrastructures” (GI) are being used for a […]

NEW PODCAST WITH LEILA HARRIS: PROF. LEILA HARRIS ON EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND STATE-CITIZENSHIP RELATIONS IN WATER GOVERNANCE

Summary: In the second season of CO-Water Voice, in summer, 2022, I invite you to understand conflicts over water resources and water ecosystems in a critical manner. Leila Harris is with us on this episode! She is a Professor at the Institute for Resources Environment and Sustainability (IRES) and the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality […]

CONGRATS TO RACHEL STERN ON HER AFFILIATED FELLOWSHIP AWARD!

EDGES member Rachel Stern has been awarded an Affiliated Fellowship, the Cordula and Gunter Paetzold Fellowship, on the recommendation of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies! Congratulations, Rachel! Through this fellowship, Rachel will conduct research at the intersection of climate justice and housing justice, specifically looking at the impact of climate change-induced extreme weather […]

CONGRATS TO RONA MACNICOL ON HER LAVKULICH AWARD!

EDGES member Rona MacNicol has been awarded a Lavkulich Scholarship! The Les Lavkulich Scholarships for Resource and Environment has been endowed by colleagues, friends and UBC alumni in honor of Professor Les Lavkulich, who created the RES program in 1979, the first truly interdisciplinary graduate program at UBC. As the program’s inspirational leader between 1979 […]

NEW PUB FROM LEILA HARRIS: LEARNING FROM AOTEAROA: WATER GOVERNANCE CHALLENGES AND DEBATES

NEW PUB FROM LEILA HARRIS: LEARNING FROM AOTEAROA: WATER GOVERNANCE CHALLENGES AND DEBATES

Abstract: The New Zealand experience continues to make an outsized imprint in water governance scholarship globally. The articles collected here press forward frontiers in hydrosocial and narrative approaches to water politics, reporting much-needed grounded accounts of governance experimentation and providing critical insight into approaches towards decolonizing environmental governance. Although the contributions are – and must […]

NEW PUB FROM RACHEL STERN AND MELISA LAELAN: COVID-19 AND DISCRIMINATION EXPERIENCES IN THE MARSHALLESE COMMUNITIES OF SPRINGDALE, ARKANSAS

NEW PUB FROM RACHEL STERN AND MELISA LAELAN: COVID-19 AND DISCRIMINATION EXPERIENCES IN THE MARSHALLESE COMMUNITIES OF SPRINGDALE, ARKANSAS

Abstract:This research uses a “migration with dignity” framework to look at the twin impacts of COVID-19 and discrimination on the Marshallese community in Springdale, Arkansas. Specifically, it focuses on the ways in which rights to non-discrimination, to basic quality of life, and to access services, especially healthcare, have not been adequately upheld. As the research […]

NEW PUB FROM MAYURI SENGUPTA AND LEILA HARRIS: INTERROGATING DIFFERENCES: INTERSECTIONALITY AND PARTICIPATORY LIVELIHOOD DEVELOPMENT IN THE UPLAND FOREST OF TRIPURA

  Abstract: Intersectionality is used in academic and policy circles to show how mutually constitutive axes of power and social difference intersect to shape lived experiences of inequality. The concept has made inroads in investigations of participatory development to examine people’s engagement, participatory experiences, and outcomes. However, in doing so, there is sometimes a propensity […]

EDGES JOINS NEW RESEARCH INITIATIVE: RIVERHOOD AND RIVER COMMONS

EDGES JOINS NEW RESEARCH INITIATIVE: RIVERHOOD AND RIVER COMMONS

The EDGES Research Collaborative is pleased to announce its part in a new research initiative: the Riverhood and River Commons research projects. EDGES member Prof. Leila Harris has joined the scientific advisory board for the River Commons project. Riverhood and River Commons are both five-year research projects that focus on enlivening rivers, river co-governance initiatives, and new […]

NEW PUB FROM LEILA HARRIS: WATER GOVERNANCE IN TWO URBAN AFRICAN CONTEXTS

NEW PUB FROM LEILA HARRIS: WATER GOVERNANCE IN TWO URBAN AFRICAN CONTEXTS

Abstract: This paper describes and critically examines the process and outcomes of a community-based participatory video (PV) research project on issues related to water governance with residents of underserved and informal settlements in Khayelitsha, South Africa and Accra, Ghana. Co-produced videos were used to facilitate communication and to open a dialogue between the participating communities […]

UPCOMING SEMINAR, JAN 28: OPERATIONALIZING EQUITY IN THE PROVISION OF WATER INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

UPCOMING SEMINAR, JAN 28: OPERATIONALIZING EQUITY IN THE PROVISION OF WATER INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

On January 28, at 4:00 pm, Khalid K. Osman will be speaking via zoom as part of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Seminar Series hosted by Carnegie Melon’s Engineering and Public Policy department. Abstract: Historic decisions in the water sector were designed to limit access to certain groups of people with impacts that still loom […]

NEW PUB FROM LEILA HARRIS: A BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS

NEW PUB FROM LEILA HARRIS: A BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS

In a correspondence to the editor of the journal Nature Sustainability, Leila Harris and sixteen other critical water researchers respond to an August, 2021 editorial arguing that little recent innovative research has emerged in water studies, and that the field is overrepresented by quantitative and technically-driven studies. The authors of the correspondence offer the view […]

CONGRATS TO LEILA ON HER KILLAM AWARD!

EDGES member, Prof. Leila Harris, has been awarded the Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring. Congratulations, Leila! The Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring recognize outstanding mentorship of numerous graduate students over many years. Recipients show outstanding ability to foster the intellectual, professional, and personal development of graduate students, as well as activities that go […]

CONGRATS TO MELISSA PLISIC ON THEIR UBC OKANAGAN ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT FEATURE

EDGES member Melissa Plisic has been featured by the University of British Columbia Okanagan News in an Alumni Spotlight article! Congratulations, Melissa! Melissa is an alumni of the Cultural Studies and Sociology programs at UBC Okanagan. The article details Melissa’s decision to pursue a degree at UBC Okanagan, and how the recognition of personal experience […]

WELCOME NEW EDGES MEMBER: EMILY EDWARDS

The EDGES Research Collaborative is very pleased to welcome a new member, Emily Edwards (she/her), who has just begun her Doctoral degree working under the supervision of Prof. Leila Harris at UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability! More about Emily below: Contact Email: ecedward@student.ubc.ca Emily Edwards is a PhD student at the Institute for […]

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