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Insight on today's issues

Big issues like climate change and social justice can feel overwhelming to tackle. The first step? Understanding. UBC experts help navigate the issues with ideas on how to shape a better world.

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How the COP27 climate conference could confront colonialism by centring Indigenous rights

Many “green” solutions represent more violations of Indigenous rights and territories, without consultation or consent

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What’s the big deal? Here’s why microaggressions matter

Microaggressions reinforce power structures and actually harm our health

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What are Indian day schools? 3 things you might not know

Like residential schools in Canada, Indian days schools were created to assimilate Indigenous children and eradicate their culture

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Actions for change

What can you do to make life better for yourself, your community and beyond? Learn how to harness the latest advances in health, science and technology, business and more.

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Drug overdoses in public bathrooms are common: here’s how we could prevent harm

Communities can save lives by incorporating safe bathroom practices and raising awareness about overdose

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Why our imaginations are the key to solving climate change

Envisioning a different future can help us overcome inaction on climate change, says Dr. Simon Donner in his TEDx talk

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How to prepare for the 2022 flu season in BC

What to expect and where to get your influenza vaccine, along with answers to some common questions

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