School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Event: Climate Emergency Week at UBC highlights collective action
his week through Feb. 16 is Climate Emergency Week at UBC, building on the university’s declaration of a climate emergency in 2019 and a climate action report in 2021 that focuses on climate justice.
Feb 6, 2023
UBC experts on health care funding in Canada
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada’s premiers are to meet in Ottawa on Tuesday to work out a new arrangement for funding health care in Canada. UBC experts are available to comment.
Feb 6, 2023
Seafood farming’s growth rate has already peaked, and now it’s in decline
Dr. Rashid Sumaila and Dr. Muhammed Oyinlola discuss why we can’t rely on just farmed seafood for our fishy needs.
Nov 14, 2022
B.C. ocean’s worth of almost $5 billion to GDP likely an underestimate
British Columbia’s ocean contributed almost $5 billion to provincial gross domestic product in 2015, a sum that is likely an underestimate, a new UBC study has found.
Aug 9, 2022
UBC experts on new federal climate plan
The federal government announced its new 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan today. UBC experts are available to comment.
Mar 29, 2022
UBC experts on deal between federal Liberals and NDP
The federal Liberal Party has reached an agreement with the NDP that will allow the Liberals to govern Canada until 2025. UBC politics experts are available to comment.
Mar 22, 2022
Mining industry would boom under a new global carbon tax, research shows
When the mining industry fights carbon taxes, it is arguing against its own economic interests, suggests new research from UBC’s Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering and School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.
Feb 8, 2022
UBC experts on Canadian political party leadership decisions
Conservative Party of Canada leader Erin O’Toole faces a possible leadership vote today, and the BC Liberal Party is to vote on its new leader this weekend. UBC experts are available to comment.
Feb 2, 2022
UBC experts on 2021 Canadian federal election
UBC experts are available to comment on various election issues.
Sep 21, 2021
How the human right to a healthy environment can help protect us all
From the COVID-19 pandemic to the raging wildfires in Australia and the U.S., scientific evidence shows an increase in planetary environmental emergencies that pose a risk to Canadian and global communities.
Oct 27, 2020
Canadians wary of China while supporting continuing contact, new poll reveals
Canadian public attitudes are surprisingly stable and generally supportive of continued contact at multiple levels with China, despite significant worries and uncertainties about China and a lack of trust in the U.S.
Nov 4, 2019
UBC experts on Boris Johnson becoming U.K.’s next prime minister
Boris Johnson will replace Theresa May as prime minister after winning the Conservative Party leadership on Tuesday. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jul 23, 2019
Achieving Paris climate target could net additional billions in fisheries revenue
Achieving the Paris Agreement global warming target could protect millions of tonnes in annual worldwide fisheries catch, as well as billions of dollars of annual revenues for fishers, workers’ income and household seafood expenditures, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.
Feb 27, 2019