Students & Young Professionals Section

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IAIA Section: Students and Young Professionals

This group strives to provide activities and services of interest to this highly diverse segment of IAIA membership and to recruit new members in this interest area. SYP has initiated a student waiver, room sharing and/or student hostel and the mentoring programs for the annual conferences.

Co-chairs:  Claudia Valencia and Alexandra Polido

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    Mar 16, 2018 by Loreley Fortuny


    A limited number of free training course registrations are available to student participants of IAIA18 once courses reach their minimum paid enrollments.

    Applications for free course registrations will be accepted from 15 March to 30 March 2018. Allocations of the free training course slots will be made by 15 April 2018, based on the order in which the requests were received and subject to instructor approval.

    For more details, please go to

  • IAIA PDP Foundation Course in EIA available online, February 12th through May 4th

    Jan 24, 2018 by Loreley Fortuny

    Dear IAIA Members,

    As the first of IAIA's envisioned Professional Development Program series of online courses, the Foundation Course in EIA was piloted in 2017 and is being offered over a 12-week period starting on February 12, 2018.  The course is designed for early-career professionals with some EIA experience.  Over 16 topics in 5 Units, it covers the basic principles and objectives of EIA, its core concepts and methods, and the fundamentals of EIA review processes and study management.  The course adopts a comprehensive definition of "environment" to include the physical, biological, resource use, social, cultural, health and economic dimensions of the project environment.  Each course participant receives personal support from an experienced IAIA trainer, especially through several online video conferences. 

    For further information, and to apply for the course, explore the "PDP Series" on the IAIA website at  Course applications are open now, and are due no later than February 5, 2018.

  • IAIA18 Training Courses

    Jan 12, 2018 by Loreley Fortuny

    For a list courses available for our IAIA18 conference go to

    Please register early! Courses will be cancelled if they do not reach the minimum number of paid participants by 15 March 2018. 

    A limited number of free training course registrations are available to full time student participants of IAIA18, once courses reach their minimum paid enrollments. More details in

  • Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor Position Open at Murdoch University

    Nov 21, 2017 by Jennifer Howell

    Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in
    Environmental Policy, Law and Impact Assessment

    School of Veterinary and Life Sciences

    Murdoch University, Perth, Australia

    • Continuous, fulltime position
    • Senior Lecturer | $113k-$126k plus 17% superannuation
    • Associate Professor | $136k-$150k plus 17% superannuation
    • Ref: 0833E02/201886

    Students and staff in the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences (VLS) pursue a variety of exciting disciplines that relate to the science of life on our planet, including the complex problems seen at the interface between human health, animal health and environmental health. VLS is well resourced with first-rate teaching and research facilities as well as highly qualified and motivated academic and professional staff.

    The Environmental and Conservation Sciences cluster has achieved an Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment of 4 or "above world standard" for Environmental Science and Management, which has highlighted its reputation for world-class research.  

    The Role

    The Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Environmental Policy, Law and Impact Assessment will make a significant contribution to the research endeavours of the Environmental and Conservation Sciences cluster, and will consult with and provide advice to undergraduate, postgraduate and HDR students.  The position will undertake teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as develop curriculum and course materials. 

    For further information about this position, please refer to the Position Description.

    Skills and Experience

    The successful candidate will have:

    • A PhD as well as strong experience in teaching within the field of policy, law and impact assessment;
    • Demonstrated success in generating high quality independent research outputs with national or international recognition; and
    • Experience in course coordination and design.

    Think Murdoch

    With strong links to government, business and the community, Murdoch University helps people discover how to make a difference. Our staff and students are committed to high quality education, innovative research, and strong community engagement both locally and internationally.

    Prospective staff can expect to enjoy the lively, natural campus and dynamic work environment, as well as a range of benefits and services unique to employment at Murdoch. There's never been a better time to join us.

    To Apply

    Please submit the following documents via the Apply Online button below:

    • A cover letter
    • Your most recent resume (CV)
    • A statement addressing the selection criteria (found in the Position Description)

    Applications sent by post or email will not be accepted.

    Murdoch University values workplace diversity, promote inclusion, and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, women, and individuals with disability. Applicants who have support or access requirements, are encouraged to advise this at the time of their application, to ensure appropriate assistance is provided throughout the recruitment process.

    Position contact: Associate Professor Treena Burgess, Leader of Environmental and Conservation Science at

    Closing date:  Thursday 7 December 2017 (11:59pm)

    See for more information and to apply.


  • IAIA18 Student and Young Professional Opportunities

    Oct 9, 2017 by Loreley Fortuny

    The flyer describing how students and young professionals can benefit from attending IAIA18 and listing opportunities for them to participate during the conference has been posted as a resource in the IAIA Members group, for you to access, download and share with your contacts.

    The information is also available at .

  • 5 Foolproof Presentation Layout Ideas

    Aug 30, 2017 by Jennifer Howell

    In your work or academic career, do you ever need to make a presentation? Do you want to create powerful, professional-looking slides that will keep your listeners engaged? Try these ideas for presentation layouts!

  • Turn your PhD into a successful book

    Aug 23, 2017 by Jennifer Howell

    Thinking about publishing your thesis? Turn your PhD into a book with these tips from the publisher of IAIA's journal, Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal.



  • Arctic Summer College 2017 - Applications

    May 15, 2017 by Loreley Fortuny

    Invitation from:

    You can now apply to be a part of Arctic Summer College 2017 at is external)

    The deadline for your application is June 8, 2017.

    Since 2012, the Arctic Summer College provides an interdisciplinary learning environment to increase knowledge and understanding of the people and the environment of the Arctic. To achieve this, the College focuses on climate change adaptation, natural resource management, biodiversity protection, environmental governance, energy policy, security, and human health. The College is primarily a virtual campus for learning about the environment in the Arctic and exchanging ideas on how collaborative efforts can protect the Arctic from negative impacts of human activities in the High North. 

    The Arctic Summer College invites practitioners and graduate students from around the world to participate in an expert-led, interactive webinar series in which you will engage with Arctic experts in a variety of fields in real time. During the course, you will build relationships with other participants, develop connections with Arctic professionals, and enter into a larger network of Arctic Summer College Alumni upon completion of the program.   

    You will benefit from lectures and submit a final paper to earn our Arctic Summer College Student Certification. The final paper can be on a topic of your choice within relevant fields such as sustainable development, environmental protection, and/or international cooperation in the Arctic. Exceptional participants will have the opportunity to publish their work in the peer-reviewed Arctic Summer College yearbook (see also our previous book on Arctic Governance: is externa) and the World Policy Institute's Arctic in Context Blog. Additionally, distinguished participants will receive a travel grant to present their research at the 2017 Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik, Iceland. 

    9 online lectures will be hosted by Ecologic Institute on Wednesdays from 18:00-20:00 CEST / 12:00-14:00 EDT from July 5 to August 30, 2017.  

    The participation fee for the Arctic Summer College is 300 USD or 300 EUR. 

    You can contact us with questions about the Arctic Summer College and the application process at sends e-mail)

  • YES Costa Rica 2017: Applications open

    May 4, 2017 by Loreley Fortuny


    Post from a climate related listserv.

    Build capacities, create memories, shape our future: Youth Encounter on Sustainability YES is your impact lab to develop entrepreneurial skills and minds for sustainable change. Set in a truly diverse environment, YES offers a unique learning experience for students and young professionals from all fields and countries.

    YES Costa Rica ¦ August 27 -September 8, 2017 ¦ San José and Talamanca, Costa Rica

    Do you want to tackle challenges like energy system transformations, resource use, urban and rural infrastructures - on-site and at home?

    Do you want to explore models for businesses, regions, societies in a low-carbon world?

    Do you want to develop your own project and business ideas with experts from practice and academia, and boost your personal and career path?

    Do you want to get inspired by 30 peers from all around the world gathering in Costa Rica, famous as sustainable land-use pioneer and for its pledge to become climate neutral by 2021?

    Join in for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Become part of the YES community with 1,462 change makers and sustainability professionals in 143 countries. Get 3 ECTS credits (ask your university for recognition).

    5 full tuition scholarships available!

    Final application deadline: June 1, 2017

  • New report on planning for socially sustainable, resilient urban communities

    Mar 21, 2017 by Ben Cave

    Ever thought that social and well-being dimensions are absent from dialogue about cities vulnerable to climate change, and to sustainability and resilience?

    A new report has been published. What about the people? The socially sustainable, resilient community and urban development

    By Cathy Baldwin (University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University) and 
    Robin King (World Resources Institute and Georgetown University)

    What about the people? is a research and policy report about planning and designing public urban built environments to influence community behaviours and psychological states of mind that promote strong networks and cohesion in communities, thus improving their collective ability to adapt to and cope with the effects of climate change and natural disasters.

    It includes: 

    1. Case studies from urban development projects for housing, public spaces and transport stops, and / or environmental disasters situations.
    2. Policy recommendations for urban development stakeholders wanting to implement socially-aware planning for socially sustainable, resilient cities.
    3. A theoretical framework from the social and psychological sciences.

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