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Maayan ups the ante, with Extinction Rebellion

At CHANS Lab, we believe it’s our responsibility to act when the science calls for action in the public interest, and we have our own individual styles of this, including civil disobedience. Maayan Kreitzman co-led Extinction Rebellion Vancouver’s closure of the Burrard Street bridge. See this video, the Star, and the Georgia Straight. #rebelforlife

Rumi Naito passes her comprehensive exams

Congratulations, Rumi!

Kai named one of Canada’s Clean16

Kai Chan was named a Clean16 Honouree for 2020, as one of the leaders of sustainability in Canada. www.clean50.com

Aspen Ono features in video campaign on climate action

Athletes can be powerful ambassadors to bring people together around climate action. Join our #climatecomeback! See video here and write-up here.

Alejandra Echeverri defends her PhD

Ale defended her deeply interdisciplinary PhD dissertation with rave reviews from esteemed examiners. Losing woodcreepers, iconizing manakins, and despising grackles: understanding human-bird relationships in agro-ecological landscapes

Webinar | Landmark U.N. Biodiversity Report with Lead Co-Author

Kai led a webinar hosted by the Smart Prosperity Institute (where he’s on sabbatical), CPAWS, Ducks Unlimited, Metcalf Foundation, Nature Conservancy of Canada, Nature United, and WWF Canada. See here for viewers’ thought-provoking questions (and their answers).

IPBES commentary, Citizen’s Call

Kai’s Commentary was published on Global News for International Biodiversity Day. It gave an inside perspective on IPBES negotiations in Paris, and solutions toward transformative change, including this Citizen’s Call. Please help spread the word!

Alberto Campos wins a 4YF and Ocean Leaders Fellowship

Congratulations to Alberto for his UBC Four-Year Fellowship and an Ocean Leaders Graduate Fellowship!

Joanne Fitzgibbons wins a SSHRC CGS-D

Congratulations to Jo for this SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship (Doctoral)!

Welcome to Joanne Fitzgibbons and Alberto Campos!

Jo and Alberto will be joining as PhD students in September, Jo from the University of Waterloo and Alberto from Aquasis in Brazil.