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Climate Impacts on the Mental Health and Wellness of British Columbians

February 1, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join The BC-CfE’s COAST team in a virtual Café Scientifique titled “Climate Impacts on the Mental Health and Wellness of British Columbians” held on February 1st, 2021. This event represents a collaboration between the BC-CfE, the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University and the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, and has been funded by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions.

The event, held over Zoom, aimed to raise awareness and facilitate community engagement on the topic of climate change and mental health and discuss the pathways by which mental health and wellness and climate change influence each other. Through presentations and an interactive Q&A, we heard from two well respected academics in the field of climate change and mental health, Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo and Dr. Maya Gislason.

This event began with an Indigenous Ceremonial Opening by Elder Valerie Nicholson, a peer Indigenous Research Associate at the BC-CfE and was moderated by youth climate activist, Abhay Sachal, co-founder and director at Break the Divide Foundation.

Missed the event? Click here to view the recording.



February 1, 2021
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm