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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

WELCOMING VISITING FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR: JAMIE MCEVOY

The EDGES Research Collaborative is very excited to announce the arrival of visiting Fulbright scholar, Dr. Jamie McEvoy! I am an associate professor of geography at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT. I’m currently on sabbatical as a Fulbright Scholar and will be a visiting scholar at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES) […]

WELCOME NEW EDGES MEMBER: RACHEL STERN

The EDGES Research Collaborative is very pleased to welcome a new member, Rachel Stern (she/her), who has just begun her Master of Arts degree working under the supervision of Prof. Leila Harris and Prof. Mohammed Rafi Arefin at UBC’s Department of Geography! More about Rachel below: Contact Email: rachel.naomi.stern@gmail.com Rachel N. Stern is a geographer […]

WELCOME NEW EDGES MEMBER: MELISSA PLISIC

The EDGES Research Collaborative is very pleased to welcome a new member, Melissa Plisic (she/they), who has just begun their Master of Arts degree working under the supervision of Prof. Leila Harris at Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice! More about Melissa below: Melissa (she/they) is a zine-making, plant-loving, trail running, druid-adjacent urbanite. They hold […]

WELCOME NEW EDGES MEMBER: RONA MACNICOL

The EDGES Research Collaborative is very pleased to welcome a new member, Rona MacNicol, who has just begun her Master of Arts degree working under the supervision of Prof. Leila Harris at UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability! More about Rona below: Rona (she/her) is an MA student in the Institute of Resources, Environment […]

NEW PUB FROM SAMEER SHAH AND LEILA HARRIS: BEYOND LOCAL CASE STUDIES IN POLITICAL ECOLOGY

Abstract. Political ecologists (PEs) have powerfully illuminated dynamics responsible for the uneven distribution of resources and risk in society. However, localized PE approaches have been criticized as insufficient for producing careful generalizations needed to affect policymaking. We offer an approach to critically explore factors that shape the distribution of climate adaptation interventions—and their potential equity […]

NEW PUB FROM SAMEER SHAH: SHAH, S. H. “HOW IS WATER SECURITY CONCEPTUALIZED AND PRACTICED FOR RURAL LIVELIHOODS IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH? A SYSTEMATIC SCOPING REVIEW”

Abstract: In the global South, rural and resource-based livelihoods increasingly face water-related risks. The conceptualization and application of the water security concept in relation to rural livelihoods has not been reviewed in this context. To fill this gap, a systematic scoping review of refereed journal articles (2000–2019) was conducted to examine how water security is […]

NEW PUB FROM SAMEER SHAH: SANGA ET AL. “HOW DO FARMERS ADAPT TO AGRICULTURAL RISKS IN NORTHERN INDIA? AN AGENT-BASED EXPLORATION OF ALTERNATE THEORIES OF DECISION-MAKING”

Abstract: Agricultural decision-making processes occur in complex and dynamic environments and are highly contextual. Despite evidence to the contrary, utility maximization is often the implicit theoretical assumption underlying agricultural decision-making processes. This study undertakes an exploratory approach to test alternative theories of human decision-making on the process of agricultural adaptation of farmers in India by […]

CONGRATS TO EVELYN ARRIAGADA ON HER VANIER CGS AWARD!

EDGES member, Evelyn Arriagada, has been awarded a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, administered by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada! Congratulations, Evelyn! Evelyn Arriagada is a PhD student at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (UBC), supervised by Professor Leila Harris. Her research interests include subjective experiences of environmental suffering, collective […]

NEW PUB: ABDULAI, CHIREH & TCHOUKALEYSKA. “ENGAGING DIVERSE AUDIENCES: THE ROLE OF COMMUNITY RADIO IN RURAL CLIMATE CHANGE KNOWLEDGE TRANSLATION.”

Abstract: Community radio is an important form of knowledge dissemination, especially in rural areas where it can create opportunities for a geographically spread-out audience to engage in local debates. Through this article, we reflect on the community-building function of radio and consider how it can be mobilized to support climate change knowledge transfer in rural communities. […]

NEW PUB: YIRIDOMOH, CHIREH, BONYE & DERBILE.“ENHANCING THE ADAPTIVE CAPACITY OF PRO-POOR POPULATIONS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION: ANALYSIS OF CASH TRANSFER PROGRAMS IN RURAL GHANA.”

Abstract: Social cash transfer (SCT) has been recognised as an essential social policy intervention to address poverty and vulnerability. The policy intervention has also been observed as a critical package for reducing climate risks. Using the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) program in Ghana, the study investigates the role of SCT to climate change adaptation […]

NEW PUB: BENNETT, BAN, SCHUHBAUER, SPLICHALOVA ET AL. “ACCESS RIGHTS, CAPACITIES AND BENEFITS IN SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES: INSIGHTS FROM THE PACIFIC COAST OF CANADA”

Abstract: Small-scale fisheries depend on availability of and access to resources. Yet research on access – the combination of rights and capacities that enable fishers to benefit from available resources – has been limited compared to research on availability in Canadian fisheries. We surveyed 118 independent fishers in British Columbia, Canada to understand access rights […]

NEW PUB: HARRIS. “TOWARDS ENRICHED NARRATIVE POLITICAL ECOLOGIES”

Abstract: Work on narrative, story, and storytelling has been on the rise across the humanities and social sciences. Building on significant work on these themes from Indigenous, Black, and Feminist scholarship, and other varied traditions, this piece explores and elaborates the potential regarding the elicitation, sharing, and analysis of stories for nature-society studies. Specifically, the […]

CONGRATS TO SAMEER SHAH ON COMPLETION OF HIS PHD DEGREE IN RES!!

EDGES member Sameer Shah has successfully completed his PhD degree from UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability! His PhD thesis was titled “Advancing livelihood water security in the rural global south“. PhD Thesis Abstract: Climate change and variation, and rising demand for freshwater increasingly impact water security for humans, ecosystems, and integrated social–ecological systems. […]

CONGRATS TO TAYA TRIFFO ON HER SSHRC CGS-M AWARD!

EDGES member, Taya Triffo, has been awarded a Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s Award administered by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada! Congratulations, Taya! Under the supervision of Dr. Leila Harris, Taya is developing her thesis research on equity, urban water resilience, and resource planning in the City of Vancouver. She plans to […]

NEW PUB: CAMPERO, HARRIS & KUNZ. “DE-POLITICISING SEAWATER DESALINATION: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS IN THE ATACAMA MINING REGION, CHILE”

Abstract: The construction of desalination plants is proliferating worldwide. In Chile, seawater purification technologies are framed as a tool for confronting water scarcity, stabilizing water provision and optimizing overall water availability while minimizing impacts on groundwater resources. Yet, local communities hosting desalination facilities in their territories are still confronting ongoing water-related inequities. The aim of […]

UPCOMING TALK: LEILA HARRIS TO SPEAK AT AALBORG UNIVERSITY CLIMATE HACK: WATER EVENT

On March 11, 2021 at 12.00pm CET Prof. Leila Harris will speak at Aalborg University’s “CLIMATE HACK: WATER” event as part of a full day conference on the topic. Prof. Harris will speak on the topic of “The human right to water: infrastructures, democracy, and engagement through an equity and justice lens”. The event is part […]

NEW PUB: STOLER, MILLER, BREWER, FREEMAN, HARRIS ET AL. “HOUSEHOLD WATER INSECURITY WILL COMPLICATE THE ONGOING COVID-19 RESPONSE”

Abstract: In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a set of public guidelines for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) prevention measures that highlighted handwashing, physical distancing, and household cleaning. These health behaviors are severely compromised in parts of the world that lack secure water supplies, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). We used […]

WELCOME, TAYA TRIFFO AS OUR NEWEST EDGES MEMBER!

The EDGES Research Collaborative is very pleased to welcome its newest member, Taya Triffo who has just begun her Master of Arts degree working under the supervision of Prof. Leila Harris at UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability! More about Taya below: Taya Triffo is a graduate student with the Institute of Resources, Environment, […]

NEW PUB: MCDOWELL, HARRIS, KOPPES, ET AL. “FROM NEEDS TO ACTIONS: PROSPECTS FOR PLANNED ADAPTATIONS IN HIGH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES”

Abstract: Adaptation needs in high mountain communities are increasingly well documented, yet most efforts to address these needs continue to befall mountain people who have contributed little to the problem of climate change. This situation represents a contravention of accepted norms of climate justice and calls attention to the need for better understanding of prospects for externally resourced adaptation initiatives […]

NEW PUB: MEEHAN, JEPSON, HARRIS, ET AL. “EXPOSING THE MYTHS OF HOUSEHOLD WATER INSECURITY IN THE GLOBAL NORTH”

This manuscript was developed based on the workshop “Household Water Insecurity in the Global North” held at the University of British Columbia, 17–19 November 2019 as part of the Household Water Insecurity Experiences Research Coordination Network (HWISE-RCN). Safe and secure water is a cornerstone of modern life in the global North. This article critically examines […]

CONGRATULATIONS TO GAYLEAN DAVIES ON HER UBC PUBLIC SCHOLAR AWARD!

EDGES member Gaylean Davies is a new UBC Public Scholar. Gaylean’s Public Scholars Initiative (PSI) award will support the arts-based portion of her “Women, Water, and Empowerment” PhD project in Ghana. PSI funding will allow Gaylean to engage women through employing a combination of visual methods (photovoice and participatory mapping) and focus group discussions (FGDs) […]

CONGRATS TO GAYLEAN DAVIES ON HER KILLAM DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP!

EDGES member Gaylean Davies has been awarded a Killam Doctoral Scholarship to support her PhD research project “Women, Water, and Empowerment: Investigating Connections and Disconnections in Small Water Enterprises in Ghana”. Gaylean’s work aims to employ feminist conceptualizations of empowerment to investigate women’s experiences of small water enterprise (SWE) projects in Ghana. Feminist understandings of empowerment […]

CONGRATS TO VICTOR LAM ON SUCCESSFUL DEFENSE AND COMPLETION OF HIS MA DEGREE!

EDGES member Victor Lam has successfully completed his master’s degree from UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability. His master’s thesis was titled “Justice, Reconciliation, and Solidarity: Religious Environmental Organizations in the Construction and Tailoring of Climate Change Messages in the Trans Mountain Resistance.” MA Thesis Abstract: Religious environmental organizations (REOs) are emerging religious actors in broader […]

NEW PUB: HARRIS ET AL. “WATER SHARING AND THE RIGHT TO WATER: REFUSAL, REBELLION, AND EVERYDAY RESISTANCE”

Leila Harris, Chad Staddon, Amber Wutich, Jessica, Budds, Wendy Jepson, Amber L. Pearson, and Ellis Edjei Adams published a guest editorial in Political Geography titled “Water sharing and the right to water: Refusal, rebellion and everyday resistance”. In this commentary we draw attention to water sharing as political, highlighting the stakes and concerns around such practices. We engage a broad definition of […]

CONGRATS TO GRAHAM MCDOWELL ON COMPLETION OF HIS PHD DEGREE IN RES + NEW JOB!

EDGES member Graham McDowell has successfully completed his PhD degree from UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability. His PhD thesis was titled “Adaptation to glacio-hydrological change in high mountains“. Graham has accepted a position as Project Leader for the Canadian Mountain Assessment, a flagship initiative of the recently established Canadian Mountain Network. In this […]

NEW PUB: SENGUPTA “CONSERVING AND COMMERCIALISING FORESTS: TRIBAL WOMEN AND SUBJECTIVITY IN BAGAFA FOREST OF TRIPURA (NORTHEAST INDIA)”

EDGES alumna, Mayuri Sengupta, published an article titled, “Conserving and commercialising forests: tribal women and subjectivity in Bagafa forest of Tripura (Northeast India)” in Gender, Place & Culture. Abstract: Two perspectives on women’s relationships to forests are usually invoked in much of the mainstream policies and research on gender and forest management in India. First, forest-dwelling women, particularly […]

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