Catalyst for change: Social, economic and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

In 2020, governments and businesses worldwide were forced to reconsider conventional wisdom as they responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ideas and innovations that once seemed unlikely – even idealistic – became reality. This has opened up doors to transformative social, economic, and environmental changes, leading many to hope that the systems that emerge will be more sustainable and equitable. Join experts from the UBC Faculty of Arts and UBC Sauder School of Business as they explore some of the areas where we are likely to see lasting change. Moderated by Dr. Alfred Hermida, Director and Professor, UBC School of Journalism, Writing and Media.

Presented in partnership with UBC Sauder School of Business and the Faculty of Arts.

This is the eleventh webinar in our COVID-19 series.


Dr. Alfred Hermida– Director and Professor, UBC School of Journalism, Writing and Media


Dr. Justin Bull, BA’05, PhD’15 – Lecturer, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group, Leader, Sustainability & Ethics Group, UBC Sauder School of Business
Dr. Katherine Lyon, BA’08, PhD’17 – Assistant Professor of Teaching, UBC Department of Sociology

Recorded December 8, 2020.

Resources shared during the webinar:

The Conversation – Racism at the county level associated with increased COVID-19 cases and deaths:

COVID-19 and Society (via UBC edX):

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