2017-18 International Research Roundtables awarded

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The Institute is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017-18 International Research Roundtable Awards.

These research awards foster excellence in research and serve as a catalyst for collaborative research between international and UBC scholars. The roundtables provide scholars, community leaders, artists, policy makers and others with unique opportunities to explore broad themes within an interdisciplinary environment for two to five days.

International Research Roundtables often serve as a catalyst for future collaborative research and prompt important advances in science and society, and/or have a significant impact on the discovery of solutions to important problems.

The International Research Roundtables for 2017-18 are awarded to:

Promise and peril: Design and application of conservation finance models to biodiversity conservation, human well-being and sustainability
Peter Arcese, Faculty of Forestry, UBC; Janis Sarra, Peter A. Allard School of Law, UBC; Amanda Rodewald, Dept. of Natural Resoources, Cornell University; John Tobin-de la Puente, SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University

From mind-wandering to imagination: Spontaneous thought in science and society
Kalina Christoff, Dept. of Psychology, UBC

Do rainbows come in green? Urban forests and multicultural citizenship
Cecil Konijnendijk, Faculty of Forestry, UBC

Levelling the playing fields: Developing strategies to promote outdoor play in schools and communities
Eva Oberle, Mariana Brussoni, and Martin Guhn, School of Population and Public Health, UBC

Curating critical pedagogies
Scott Watson, Dept. of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, UBC; Shelly Rosenblum, Curator of Academic Programs at the UBC Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

Smiling to their faces: Emotional labour, race and the university
Ayesha Chaudhry, Dept. of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies, UBC

The Role of Cultural Institutions in an Age of Populism
Kurt Huebner, Institute for European Studies, UBC; Sima Godfrey, Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies, UBC