The Wave

  • Reflections on Social Change in the Local and Global

    At my university, where 98% of students come from outside Canada, I hear a decent amount of admiration for Trudeau. He’s “a feminist,” “better than Trump,” and, the classic, “soooo hot.” “He talks progressive, but often doesn’t act on it,” I usually tell my friends. Namely, at the climate conference leading up to the Paris […]

  • Get Out the Vote and Make BC a Leader in the Global Goals

    No poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being. Worthy causes, but unattainable aspirations at first glance. What is the meaning of these United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), if, as critics attest, their attainment is ‘virtually impossible?’ The 193 United Nations Member States that support the 17 goals recognize that they are aspirational, interconnected, and […]

  • Why a Global Perspective Matters in the BC Election

    Since the writ dropped, the last few weeks have been unmistakably filled with tell-tale signs of an upcoming election: candidate signs popping up overnight, inboxes filling with reminders to vote and partisan ads playing on loop on our TVs and radios. The talk is familiar, candidates debate the economy, housing, and healthcare. Environmental regulation and […]

  • Power and Energy for the Sustainable Development Goals

    Written by Vladimir Grebenyuk, Systems Architect, Ascent Systems Technologies – BCCIC Affiliate Member Ascent Systems Technologies is a private company specializing in research and development of integrated clean energy solutions, as well as consulting and education services. We work with a number of First Nations and remote communities in British Columbia helping them with their […]

  • Youth Voices & Intergenerational Equity at COP

    Written by Bethany Hindmarsh, BCCIC Youth Delegate to COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco. Bethany is part of the Canadian Youth Delegation to COP 22 a group of 17 young people who act as the voice of the Canadian youth climate movement in the United Nations climate negotiations. Hello from COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco! My name is […]