Media Coverage

Heated debates: A student's guide to communicating climate researchThe UbysseyJiaying ZhaoOctober 15, 2021
How Steller's Sea Cows Impacted the Environment They Left BehindHakai MagazineCameron BullenOctober 15, 2021
Landmark UN resolution confirms healthy environment is a human rightUN Environment ProgrammeDavid BoydOctober 14, 2021
Istanbul Turns Taps on Old Fountains, Joining Global Push for Free DrinksBloombergRapichan PhurisambanSeptember 20, 2021
Indonesian court rules president negligent over pollutionABC NewsDavid BoydSeptember 16, 2021
Lululemon founder buys Canadian islands to conserve ecosystemsThe GuardianKai ChanJune 30, 2021
'Black swan' heat wave brings record-breaking power demandNational ObserverMilind KandlikarJune 28, 2021
Salad will survive climate change. But at what cost?GristNavin RamankuttyJune 17, 2021
Canada must recognize our right to a healthy environmentNational ObserverDavid BoydJune 16, 2021
The Human Right to a Healthy Environment: How It Can Transform Society and Achieve ReconciliationPorcupine PodcastDavid BoydJune 8, 2021
Plastics manufacturers seek to quash toxic designation in courtThe Globe and MailDavid BoydMay 21, 2021
Why Canada needs to think about accepting climate change refugeesCBCDavid BoydMay 21, 2021 takes aim at LululemonNational ObserverKai ChanMay 12, 2021
What Denver can learn from universal basic income tests in U.S. and CanadaThe Denver PostJiaying ZhaoMay 11, 2021
'War means blood': Can a treaty stop Latin American activists being killed?ReutersDavid BoydApril 19, 2021
When It Comes To Climate Change, Biases Affect EveryoneWyoming Public MediaJiaying ZhaoApril 16, 2021
The ongoing search for the perfect climate change metaphor Social SharingCBCKai ChanApril 16, 2021
Seaspiracy: Netflix Doc Got You Down? Here's How to Cope, and Help.LivekindlyJiaying ZhaoApril 8, 2021
Chocolate might melt out of memory if we don't protect pollinators, ecologist warnsCBCClaire KremenApril 6, 2021
What's that Smell? As Weather Warms, So Does a Perennial East Van DebateThe TyeeAmanda GiangMarch 30, 2021
David Staples: Climate scientists have already gotten it wrong with extreme forecasts. How and why?Edmonton JournalJustin RitchieMarch 19, 2021
The human right that benefits natureBBCDavid BoydMarch 16, 2021
Why community-run food hubs could be the key to better food securityThe StarHannah WittmanMarch 2, 2021
One BC Community's Fight to Tackle Industrial PollutionNational ObserverAmanda GiangMarch 1, 2021
Farmers’ mass protests in India cut deeply across CanadaPostmedia via Vancouver Sun, The ProvinceShashidharan EnarthFebruary 21, 2021
How Nova Scotia coastal communities are planning for climate changeCBCDavid RighterFebruary 10, 2021
Dr. Jiaying Zhao on behavioural sustainabilityThe Conference Board of CanadaJiaying ZhaoFebruary 10, 2021
Farm protests highlight complex India trade outlookBusiness in VancouverShashidharan EnarthFebruary 5, 2021
Spooked by COVID-19, B.C. government invests in food processing, supply chainNational ObserverHannah WittmanFebruary 3, 2021
Changes in Indian farm laws will be good for Canada's as well: expertsThe Canadian Press via Global, Globe and Mail, The Star & othersShashidharan EnarthJanuary 21, 2021
Giving people money turns out to be an incredibly effective tool in ending homelessnessFast CompanyJiaying ZhaoJanuary 13, 2021
Vancouver Gave Homeless People $5,800. It Changed Their Lives.Reasons to be CheerfulJiaying ZhaoJanuary 8, 2021
Here's What We Learned From The Pandemic, According To 10 ExpertsHuffington PostKai ChanJanuary 4, 2021
UBC researchers launch odour detecting appGlobal News Morning BCAmanda GiangDecember 31, 2020
UBC researchers launch smell-based app in VancouverGlobe and MailAmanda GiangDecember 29, 2020
ADAM STIRLING HOUR 3 Marginalized groups are exposed to higher cumulative air pollutioniHeartRADIOAmanda GiangDecember 23, 2020
Marginalized groups experience higher cumulative air pollution in urban Canada: UBC studyIndo-Canadian VoiceAmanda GiangDecember 21, 2020
COVID-19 may have halted massive protests, but youth are taking their fight for the future to the courtsVancouver Sun, The ProvinceDavid BoydDecember 19, 2020
'2 lost decades': How some experts view last 20 years of Canadian climate policyCBCDavid BoydDecember 18, 2020
This new app allows you to report all the weird smells you discover across Metro VancouverVancouver is AwesomeAmanda GiangDecember 17, 2020
What's that smell?! A new app developed by a pair of UBC researchers aims to find out!CKNW Mike Smyth ShowAmanda GiangDecember 9, 2020
UBC researchers mapping smelly spots around Metro VancouverNews 1130Amanda GiangDecember 9, 2020
What stinks? UBC researchers seek help to map the odours of VancouverVancouver Sun, The ProvinceAmanda GiangDecember 8, 2020
UBC researchers tracking stinky 'hotspots' in Metro VancouverCTVAmanda GiangDecember 8, 2020
Quebec car-sharing company is having its moment during the pandemicGlobe and MailHadi DowlatabadiDecember 6, 2020
Canadian nonprofit sees promising results in unique approach to homelessnessU.S. News & World ReportJiaying ZhaoDecember 3, 2020
Plant-based meats are on the rise. But are they sustainable?The StarNavin RamankuttyDecember 3, 2020
Plant-based meats are on the rise. But are they sustainable?National ObserverNavin RamankuttyDecember 3, 2020
UBC study digs into how trail use impacts wildlifePiqueRobin NaidooNovember 18, 2020
Crop diversification can improve environmental outcomes without sacrificing yieldsScienceDailyClaire KremenNovember 10, 2020
Will 5G be a detriment to low-income farmers?ForbesZia MehrabiNovember 3, 2020
What would Jesus do? Give the homeless cash!ForbesJiaying ZhaoNovember 3, 2020
La agricultura en la Era Digital: un mundo (no tan) interconectadoNational Geographic (Spain)Zia MehrabiNovember 2, 2020
Despite good intentions, 5G might widen the gap between farmersZME ScienceZia MehrabiNovember 2, 2020
To save threatened plants and animals, restore habitat on farms, ranches and other working landsThe ConversationClaire KremenOctober 29, 2020
Woodfibre LNG and climate played a role in swinging this B.C. riding GreenThe NarwhalKai ChanOctober 29, 2020
Banks lent $2.6tn linked to ecosystem and wildlife destruction in 2019: reportThe GuardianKai ChanOctober 28, 2020
Bank loans scrutinized for harm to wildlife as well as climateReutersKai ChanOctober 27, 2020
Why all human rights depend on a healthy environmentThe Conversation CADavid BoydOctober 27, 2020
What happens when you give homeless people money?Ottawa MattersJiaying ZhaoOctober 22, 2020
What happens when you give homeless people money?CityNewsJiaying ZhaoOctober 22, 2020
Ottawa's climate-change policies fail to protect First Nations against food scarcity: studyGlobe and MailKai ChanOctober 21, 2020
You have the right to a healthy environment, UBC prof to say at UNThe UbysseyDavid BoydOctober 16, 2020
Cash transfers help homeless to find stable housing and jobs: UBC reportVancouver SunJiaying ZhaoOctober 15, 2020
Sea otters are back with a worrying vengeance in B.C.Maclean'sEdward GregrOctober 15, 2020
Researchers gave homeless people money and what they did with it might surprise youYahooJiaying ZhaoOctober 14, 2020
Researchers gave homeless people money and what they did with it might surprise youMSNJiaying ZhaoOctober 14, 2020
$7,500 lump sum lifts homeless people out of the streets faster: UBC studyDaily HiveJiaying ZhaoOctober 14, 2020
Trailblazing BC study gave homeless $7,500 - and it workedCastanetJiaying ZhaoOctober 13, 2020
Here’s what happened when a trailblazing B.C. study gave one-time, $7,500 payments to people experiencing homelessnessVancouver is AwesomeJiaying ZhaoOctober 12, 2020
Researchers gave homeless people money and what they did with it might surprise youNBC TodayJiaying ZhaoOctober 10, 2020
New Research Shows the Major Benefits of Giving Money to People Experiencing HomelessnessGizmodoJiaying ZhaoOctober 9, 2020
Researchers gave thousands of dollars to homeless people. The results defied stereotypes.CNNJiaying ZhaoOctober 9, 2020
Marni Soupcoff: Circumvent the bureaucrats and give cash directly to the homelessNational PostJiaying ZhaoOctober 8, 2020
A B.C. research project gave homeless people $7,500 each — the results were 'beautifully surprising'CBCJiaying ZhaoOctober 7, 2020
UN rights expert urges Colombia to suspend some Cerrejon mine operationsReutersDavid BoydSeptember 28, 2020
UBC study uses cameras to show effects of outdoor recreation on B.C. wildlifeNews 1130Robin NaidooSeptember 28, 2020
Cameras show impact of recreational activities on B.C. wildlifeCTVRobin NaidooSeptember 28, 2020
Cameras reveal impact on wildlifeCTV VancouverRobin NaidooSeptember 28, 2020
Une étude suggère que la pratique du VTT et du vélo de montagne perturbe la fauneRadio CanadaRobin NaidooSeptember 25, 2020
Expert Opinion: The Right To Breathe Clean AirNDTVDavid BoydSeptember 21, 2020
City Bar Association Urges UN to Formally Recognize Human Right to a Healthy EnvironmentLaw.comDavid BoydSeptember 17, 2020
People don’t really grasp how their actions impact climate, study showsZME ScienceJiaying ZhaoSeptember 2, 2020
Reintroducing sea otters is good for the environment and the economy, and both matterMassive ScienceEdward GregrAugust 30, 2020
Think you’re making good climate choices? Take this mini-quizNew York TimesJiaying ZhaoAugust 30, 2020
'Non-union' bees make blueberries thrive — but only if they have a homeNational ObserverClaire KremenAugust 28, 2020
Road to recovery post-coronavirus paved with green bricksChannel News AsiaKai ChanAugust 24, 2020
Prof. Kai Chan: Choose Your Own AdventureIPBES PodcastKai ChanJuly 22, 2020
A scientist wanted us to stop flying. Just not like this.GristNavin RamankuttyJuly 22, 2020
Draft National Fisheries Policy seeks big growth but ignores fishersMongabaySahir AdvaniJuly 21, 2020
UN watchdog joins SA air pollution caseNew FrameDavid BoydJuly 6, 2020
Hummingbirds are able to see millions more colors than humansNew York PostHarold EysterJune 24, 2020
Hummingbirds can see colors we can’t even imagine, new research showsDaily MailHarold EysterJune 15, 2020
Sea Otter StudyCTV NewsEdward GregrJune 15, 2020
Return of sea otters to B.C. coast worth millions, but not everyone seeing the benefits, study saysCBC NewsEdward Gregr and Kai ChanJune 11, 2020
Study suggests it's time to bring back sea otters, which is obviously a good ideaGizmodoEdward GregrJune 11, 2020
Sandeep Pai on ensuring a 'just transition' for fossil fuel workersYahooSandeep PaiApril 28, 2020
What if we responded to climate change like we have to coronavirus?ElleJiaying ZhaoApril 21, 2020
B.C. farmers retool their offerings to sell more locallyGlobe and MailHannah WittmanApril 17, 2020
Vancouver experiences reduced air pollution amid COVID-19 pandemicNews 1130Kai ChanApril 15, 2020
The importance of relations between politicians and scientistsThe ConversationJiaying ZhaoApril 14, 2020
Biodiversity loss and wildlife trade are making pandemics like COVID-19 more likely, experts sayCBC NewsKai ChanApril 11, 2020
Farmers on remote island fight food insecurity with their flockNational ObserverHannah WittmanApril 7, 2020
Zero Hour: There’s no stopping climate change, but how bad it gets is still up to youRolling StoneJustin RitchieMarch 27, 2020
Seeking a more balanced indicator, Canada set to leave GDP in the dustIndependentSandeep PaiMarch 17, 2020
War, famine ... coronavirus? Chinese astrologers prophesied a year of doom in 2020The StarJiaying ZhaoMarch 6, 2020
Overhaul your carbon footprint: These are the most impactful choices you can makeVancouver SunJiaying ZhaoFebruary 8, 2020
Nearly 30 times more solar power needed to transition coal jobs, says studyMongabaySandeep Pai and Hisham ZerriffiFebruary 5, 2020
Understanding the great climate science scenario debateForbesHadi Dowlatabadi and Justin RitchieFebruary 3, 2020
We may avoid the very worst climate scenario. But the next-worst is still pretty awful.SF GateHadi DowlatabadiJanuary 30, 2020
Ottawa closer to single-use plastic ban after finishing science assessmentGlobe and MailDavid BoydJanuary 28, 2020
10 species still around that might not be in 2030NewsweekKai ChanJanuary 1, 2020
Lose livestock or lose the planet, scientists warnNational ObserverNavin RamankuttyDecember 12, 2019
Hundreds march on Douglas Street to call for climate actionTimes ColonistDavid BoydNovember 29, 2019
Can climate change change?CastanetKai ChanNovember 7, 2019
Organizers of climate-emergency declaration verifying names after 'Micky Mouse' turns up as signatoryCBC NewsKai ChanNovember 6, 2019
Not all carbon offsets are created equalBusiness in VancouverHadi DowlatabadiNovember 5, 2019
Environmental allies: Teen protesters, civil disobedience groups and climate scientists demand actionVancouver SunKai ChanOctober 25, 2019
Understanding extinction — humanity has destroyed half the life on EarthCBC Quirks & QuarksKai ChanOctober 18, 2019
Four scientists explain how they’re voting and why they decided to speak outStar VancouverKai ChanOctober 18, 2019
UN rights experts criticise London climate protest 'ban' before court hearingThomson ReutersDavid BoydOctober 16, 2019
ELECTION 2019: Climate strikes push environment to top of mind for federal leadersAbbotsford NewsKai ChanOctober 16, 2019
Here’s how climate change will impact the region where you liveGlobal NewsKai ChanSeptember 27, 2019
Trans Mountain oil tankers aren't the only thing endangering whales on the West CoastCBC NewsKai ChanSeptember 26, 2019
What Would Happen If Canada Treated Climate Crisis Like WarViceKai ChanSeptember 20, 2019
North America has lost 3 billion birds since 1970CBC NewsKai ChanSeptember 19, 2019
Climate explained: Why are climate change skeptics often right-wing conservatives?The ConversationYu Luo, Rebecca M. Todd and Jiaying ZhaoSeptember 18, 2019
To teach kids that know more of Pokemon than phytoplankton, David Ng made a game of itThe TyeeMeggie CallahanSeptember 18, 2019
Worried About Climate Change? Here’s What To Ask Political CandidatesChatelaineKai ChanSeptember 5, 2019
A Canadian Politician Said Climate Change Can Benefit The Country & Got Burned On TwitterNarcityKai ChanSeptember 2, 2019
‘For every benefit, there is a similar kind of cost’: Kai ChanGlobal NewsKai ChanSeptember 1, 2019
Upset about Amazon wildfires? There's something you can doCBC NewsKai ChanAugust 29, 2019
As forest fires rage, experts worry about the future of the AmazonCBC NewsKai ChanAugust 22, 2019
Cloverdale town hall addresses climate change and loss of biodiversityPeace Arch NewsKai ChanAugust 22, 2019
Pokémon-like card game can help teach ecologyMing PaoMeggie CallahanAugust 1, 2019
Pokemon-like card game inspires kids to learn about ecologyCTV NewsMeggie CallahanJuly 21, 2019
Ujjwala enrolment and refill show gapThe TelegraphAbhishek KarJuly 17, 2019
New study questions success of Centre's LPG schemeDeccan HeraldAbhishek KarJuly 16, 2019
New efforts to reduce indoor air pollution in IndiaEarth.comAbhishek KarJuly 15, 2019
Canada would miss Paris Agreement targets under Conservative climate plan: reportGlobal NewsKai ChanJuly 11, 2019
Environmentalism’s Next Frontier: Giving Nature Legal RightsMother JonesDavid BoydJuly 10, 2019
Kids suing governments about climate: It's a global trendNational GeographicDavid BoydJune 26, 2019
Conservatives unveil climate change policyGlobal NewsKai ChanJune 19, 2019
Local companies find pre-emptive ban on single-use plastics is good business, expert saysNews 1130Kai ChanJune 10, 2019
Fashion industry cleans up its act by tackling environmental and ethical issuesGlobal NewsAlejandra EcheverriJune 9, 2019
UBC to offer 100 per cent sustainable seafood in all dining hallsCBC NewsKai ChanJune 8, 2019
OPINION: A breath of clean air should be a human rightReutersDavid BoydJune 5, 2019
Society could collapse by 2050 under strain of climate change and conflict, paper warnsGlobal NewsKai ChanJune 4, 2019
Your Climate, Your Choice: NDP’s climate action planGlobal NewsKai ChanMay 31, 2019
COMMENTARY: May 22 is international biodiversity day — and this scientist thinks change is possibleGlobal NewsKai ChanMay 22, 2019
Why Lake Erie has the same rights as a person in Toledo, OhioMaclean'sDavid BoydMay 20, 2019
Your climate, your choice: Analyzing Federal Green Party’s climate planGlobal NewsKai ChanMay 17, 2019
Why life depends on biodiversityNew Zealand HeraldKai ChanMay 10, 2019
How humanity put 1 million species at risk of extinctionCBC RadioKai ChanMay 9, 2019
Science Says: Why biodiversity matters to youNational PostKai ChanMay 7, 2019
Why the Globe's Biodiversity Crisis Is Such a Big DealNBC New YorkKai ChanMay 7, 2019
Killer whales to caribou: UN environment report has strong message for CanadaYahoo NewsKai ChanMay 6, 2019
Killer whales to caribou: UN environment report has strong message for CanadaNational PostKai ChanMay 6, 2019
Killer whales to caribou: UN environment report has strong message for CanadaOttawa CitizenKai ChanMay 6, 2019
UN environment report has strong message for Canada: co-authorCityNewsKai ChanMay 6, 2019
Nature crisis: Humans 'threaten 1m species with extinction'BBC NewsKai ChanMay 6, 2019
Nature is in its worst shape in human history, UN report saysCBC NewsKai ChanMay 6, 2019
UN environment report has strong message for Canada: co-authorNews 1130Kai ChanMay 6, 2019
Killer whales to caribou: UN environment report has strong message for CanadaCTV NewsKai ChanMay 6, 2019
One million species facing extinction, posing a risk to human well-being: UN reportGlobe and MailKai ChanMay 6, 2019
Killer whales to caribou: UN environment report has strong message for CanadaTimes ColonistKai ChanMay 6, 2019
B.C. has a whopping 1,807 species at risk of extinction—but no rules to protect themThe NarwhalKai ChanMay 3, 2019
How Rights of Nature Legislation Affords Legal Standing, or Personhood, to Natural EntitiesTeen VogueElaine HsiaoApril 22, 2019
Blame the signs: When recycling is confusing, we avoid itCBC RadioJiaying ZhaoApril 21, 2019
How Protected Natural Areas in Developing Countries Impact Local ResidentsPsychCentralRobin NaidooApril 17, 2019
'Individual action matters': climate communicators need to give useful advice, researcher saysCBC NewsJiaying ZhaoApril 7, 2019
Naturschutz erhöht den WohlstandDer TagesspiegelRobin NaidooApril 4, 2019
The Fear of Losing It AllThe CutJiaying ZhaoMarch 21, 2019
Air pollution a silent killer, claims 7 million lives each year: UN expertBusiness StandardDavid BoydMarch 5, 2019
Time to see air pollution as a human rights threat: U.N.Business TelegraphDavid BoydMarch 5, 2019
Time to see air pollution as a human rights threat: UNArab NewsDavid BoydMarch 4, 2019
Air pollution kills 600,000 children every year: UNGulf NewsDavid BoydMarch 4, 2019
Air pollution, the 'silent killer' that claims seven million lives a year: rights council hears UN NewsDavid BoydMarch 4, 2019
Air pollution: The 'silent killer' that claims seven million lives a yearBreaking NewsDavid BoydMarch 4, 2019
UN: Time to See Air Pollution as Human Rights ThreatVOA NewsDavid BoydMarch 4, 2019
Vancouver City Hall follows outdated model in engaging residentsThe ProvinceRobin GregoryFebruary 14, 2019
Global energy transition powers surge in demand for metalsAlaska Highway NewsHadi DowlatabadiJanuary 30, 2019
'We can do a lot better': Metro Vancouver recycling, composting rate stalls at 63%CBC NewsJiaying ZhaoJanuary 26, 2019
Poverty, not donation bins, cause death, say advocates as death toll mountsThe Star VancouverJiaying ZhaoJanuary 8, 2019
Want citizens to care about climate change? Write them a chequeNational PostAbhishek Kar and Hisham ZerriffiDecember 21, 2018
Hungry great blue herons in Stanley Park eating young salmonThe ProvinceZachary SherkerDecember 10, 2018
You could be paying more for potatoes in 2019. Is climate change to blame?Global BCNavim RamankuttyDecember 4, 2018
Local authors tackle the problems and opportunities of just transition from a fossil-fuel economyVancouver SunSandeep PaiNovember 30, 2018
The uncertain future of U.S. coal communitiesNational PostSandeep PaiNovember 12, 2018
Towards 'Total Transition': How One First Nation Took Its Power BackThe TyeeSandeep PaiNovember 1, 2018
UN Urged to Recognize Healthy Climate As a Human Right Climate Liability NewsDavid BoydOctober 26, 2018
UK is endangering people's health by denying their right to clean air, says UN
The GuardianDavid BoydOctober 19, 2018
Full Episode for October 16, 2018 - The Current
CBC RadioDavid BoydOctober 16, 2018
Trump's 'all-out effort' on climate is derelict and risky SalonSameer Shah and Scott McKenzieSeptember 23, 2018
The very hot, very hungry caterpillar The AtlanticNavin RamankuttyAugust 30, 2018
If the world ate the USDA-recommended diet, there wouldn't be enough land to grow itCBC NewsNavin RamankuttyAugust 16, 2018
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana: Smokeless kitchens are becoming a realityFinancial ExpressAbhishek KarAugust 8, 2018
UBC lawyer named new UN watchdog for human rights and environmentThe Star VancouverDavid BoydAugust 1, 2018
What can other cities learn about water shortages from 'Day Zero'Canadian GeographicKieran Findlater and Lucy RodinaJuly 16, 2018
Starbucks, citing ocean threat, is ditching plastic strawsCTV NewsDavid BoydJuly 9, 2018
Recyclers make slick pitch with improvements to oil, antifreeze collection CBC NewsJiaying ZhaoJune 13, 2018
Boyd: Why the G7 must take bold action on plastic pollutionOttawa CitizenDavid BoydJune 6, 2018
Scientists make few gains on federal environment bill The Globe and MailKai ChanMay 25, 2018
Straws suck for pollution, but other items harmful too, say researchersCBC NewsDavid BoydMay 20, 2018
Public feels a 'sense of urgency' to restore B.C.'s foraged forests: studyThe Star VancouverGuillaume Peterson St-LaurentMay 17, 2018
How Income Affects the BrainThe AtlanticJiaying ZhaoMay 15, 2018
Colombian high court grants personhood to Amazon rainforest in case against country's governmentPRIDavid BoydMay 6, 2018
B.C. farmers' market program expands to support lower-income residents and food producersThe Star VancouverHannah WittmanMay 6, 2018
Hummingbirds 'sing' with their tail feathers to impress the femalesCBC RadioEmily MistickApril 14, 2018
Climate Change Just Got a Little Less TerribleBloombergJustin RitchieFebruary 9, 2018
What Colin Kaepernick can teach us about citizenshipMaclean'sScott McKenzie and Sameer H. ShahFebruary 3, 2018
B.C. creates more uncertainty for Trans Mountain with bitumen restrictionCBC NewsDavid BoydJanuary 30, 2018