UBC Experts on the 2021 Canadian Federal Election

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Media advisory

UBC experts are available to comment on various electoral issues.

Canadian politics

Prof. Max Cameron
Professor, Department of Political Science
Phone. : 604-786-0992
Email: [email protected]
Language (s) of the interview: English, Spanish

  • Democracy, democratic reform, electoral reform

Prof. Kathryn Harrison (she she)
Professor, Department of Political Science
Phone. : 778-968-4923
Email: [email protected]
Language (s) of the interview: English

  • Climate and energy, federalism

Dr Richard Johnston
Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science
Cell: 778-387-3425
Email: [email protected]
Language (s) of the interview: English

  • Elections, public opinion, representation

Grace nosek (she she)
PhD Candidate, Peter A. Allard School of Law
Email: [email protected]
Language (s) of the interview: English

  • Elections / public opinion, environmental policy, governmental and democratic institutions, youth electoral participation

Dr Allan Tupper
Professor, Department of Political Science
Email: [email protected]
Language (s) of the interview: English

  • Canadian politics, western Canadian politics, political parties in Canada, government ethics

Economy

Teacher. Werner Antweiler
Associate Professor, Sauder School of Business
Phone. : 604-822-8484
Email: [email protected]
Language (s) of the interview: English

  • Environmental, energy / electricity and climate change policies, electrification of mobility and public transport, international trade

Dr Thomas Davidoff
Associate Professor, UBC Sauder School of Business
Email: [email protected]
Language (s) of the interview: English

  • Housing, real estate, mortgages

* unavailable August 18, August 24 to 28

Dr Paul Kershaw
Associate Professor, School of Population and Public Health
Phone. : 604-761-4583
Email: [email protected]
Language (s) of the interview: English

  • Funding for child care, generational equity including affordability, debt, housing, tax, family and health care policy, election budget, youth engagement in the political process

Dr Kevin Milligan
Professor, Vancouver School of Economics
Email: [email protected]
Language (s) of the interview: English

  • Taxes, debt and deficit, inflation

* unavailable until August 24

Adam pankratz
Lecturer, UBC Sauder School of Business
Cell: 778-320-2187
Email: [email protected]
Language (s) of the interview: English, French

  • Vancouver and Burnaby ridings, TMX pipeline, resource development and environment, federal party platforms and strategies

Prof Tsur Somerville
Associate Professor, UBC Sauder School of Business
Cell: 604-329-4585
Email: [email protected]
Language (s) of the interview: English

  • Housing, mortgage markets, real estate

Environment and climate change

Teacher. Werner Antweiler
Associate Professor, Sauder School of Business
Phone. : 604-822-8484
Email: [email protected]
Language (s) of the interview: English

  • Environmental, energy / electricity and climate change policies, electrification of mobility and public transport, international trade

Professor Kai Chan (he him)
Professor, Institute of Resources, Environment and Sustainability and Institute of Oceans and Fisheries
Email: [email protected]
Language (s) of the interview: English

  • Climate change, sustainability, climate policy, biodiversity conservation, environmental policy

Prof. Simon Donner
Professor, Department of Geography
Email: [email protected]
Language (s) of the interview: English

  • General climatology, climate change, science policy, climate policy, energy and environment

Prof. Kevin Hanna
Associate Professor, Department of Earth, Environmental and Geography Sciences
Email: [email protected]
Language (s) of the interview: English

  • Climate Change Policy and Climate Change Adaptation, Forest Fire Planning and Impacts, Environmental Impact Assessment (e.g. Bill C69), Energy Policy and Energy Projects

* unavailable between Sept. 27 and Oct. 8

Prof. Kathryn Harrison (she she)
Professor, Department of Political Science
Phone. : 778-968-4923
Email: [email protected]
Language (s) of the interview: English

  • Climate and energy, federalism

Dr George Hoberg
Professor, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Email: [email protected]
Language (s) of the interview: English

  • Energy and environmental policies, including climate policy

Dr Stephen Sheppard (he him)
Professor Emeritus, Department of Forest Resources Management
Phone. : 778-997-7292
Email: [email protected]
Language (s) of the interview: English

  • Climate change action plans for communities, public perceptions and communications on climate change, tackling climate anxiety through positive change on the ground, community engagement on climate change, visualization of scenarios and future solutions to climate change
  • Renewable energies, urban forestry / nature-based solutions, heatwave, public support for government policies on climate change.

Dr Jiaying Zhao (she she)
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Institute of Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Email: [email protected]
Language (s) of the interview: English, Mandarin

  • Behavior change, climate change psychology, communication

Health care

Professor Michael Law (he him)
Associate Professor, School of Public and Population Health
Phone. : 604-849-6048
Email: [email protected]
Language (s) of the interview: English

  • Drug plans, prescription drug coverage, prescription drug costs

Prof Steve Morgan (he him)
Professor, School of Population and Public Health
Email: [email protected]
Language (s) of the interview: English

  • Health Care Policy, National Pharmacare, Canada Health Transfer, Home Care and Dental Care

Health and media communication

Dr Devon Greyson
Assistant Professor, School of Population and Public Health
Email: [email protected]
Language (s) of the interview: English

  • Communication on vaccines, trust / hesitation, adoption and politics (warrants, passports, etc.), communication on public health, disinformation and disinformation on health

* not available Wednesday afternoons of Sept.

Dr Heidi Tworek (she she)
Associate Professor, Department of History and School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Phone. : 617-905-2321
Email: [email protected]
Language (s) of the interview: English, German

  • Communications around COVID-19 and vaccines, online harassment of political candidates, social media and elections, foreign interference in elections, disinformation and hate speech, regulation of social media

Lodging

Dr Thomas Davidoff
Associate Professor, UBC Sauder School of Business
Email: [email protected]
Language (s) of the interview: English

  • Housing, real estate, mortgages

* unavailable August 18, August 24 to 28

Professor Penny Gurstein
Professor, School of Town Planning and Regional Planning (SCARP)
Phone. : 604-319-0242
Email: [email protected]
Language (s) of the interview: English

  • Affordable housing issues and solutions, community (social) housing

Prof Tsur Somerville
Associate Professor, UBC Sauder School of Business
Cell: 604-329-4585
Email: [email protected]
Language (s) of the interview: English

  • Housing, mortgage markets, real estate
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