Finding joy in climate action
Being inundated by climate news can be wearying and discouraging. But could a shift in our approach both empower positive change and our well-being? Together, let’s explore how climate solutions can have a positive impact while also boosting our enjoyment in life. Attend this webinar to hear from experts who will discuss how we can easily adapt our behavior while also emotionally benefitting from that change.
Presented by alumni UBC in partnership with UBC Faculty of Arts and UBC Sauder School of Business.
Dan Burritt, BA’04 — Host and Producer, CBC Vancouver News at 11 PM
Dr. Kate White, PhD’03 (she/her), — Senior Associate Dean, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Sustainability; Professor, Marketing and Behavioural Science, Watkinson Professorship in Sustainability, UBC Sauder School of Business
Dr. Jiaying Zhao (she/her) — Associate Professor, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES) and Department of Psychology, UBC Faculty of Arts; Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Sustainability; UBC Sauder Distinguished Scholar
Thursday, December 7, 2023
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Dan Burritt, BA’04
Dan Burritt is the host and producer of CBC Vancouver News at 11 PM. He has reported on a wide range of breaking and in-depth news stories in the region, and has an extensive background in election coverage. Prior to joining CBC in 2012, he spent six and a half years as a radio reporter. He received the Broadcast Performer of Tomorrow award from the BCAB (British Columbia Association of Broadcasters) in 2010 and a Jack Webster Award nomination for his Chuck Davis Tribute. Burritt spent considerable time writing, reporting, and hosting at UBC’s student newspaper and radio station before pursuing his career further by enrolling at BCIT.
Dr. Kate White, PhD’03
Dr. Kate White is the Senior Associate Dean, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Sustainability at the UBC Sauder School of Business and is a professor of marketing and behavioural science. She has published over 50 research articles, is an associate editor for the Journal of Marketing Research, and is on the editorial review boards of the Journal of Consumer Research, the Journal of Marketing, and the Journal of Consumer Psychology. She was named one of the top five marketing researchers in the world by the American Marketing Association; was inducted to the College of Arts and Sciences, Royal Society of Canada; and received a Canada Clean 50 Award and the American Marketing Association’s Award for Responsible Research in Marketing.
Dr. Jiaying Zhao
Dr. Jiaying Zhao is the Canada Research Chair and an associate professor in the Department of Psychology and the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at UBC. Dr. Zhao is also a faculty affiliate with the Center for Effective Global Action at University of California, Berkeley, and an invited researcher at J-PAL at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Zhao uses psychological principles to design behavioural solutions to address sustainability challenges. She recently gave a TED talk on happy climate action.
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