Astronaut’ Families Stressed by Straddling 2 Worlds: China and Canada

March 25, 2020

Peter Wall Institute associate David Ley, UBC Geography, is quoted in this article by the New York Times on the strain the COVID-19 pandemic is having on families whose members reside in different countries. The article focuses on the consequences of living apart for extended periods and the toll it takes on the children of these families. 

David Ley is an emeritus professor of geography at UBC and a former PWIAS Distinguished Professor, his research focuses on immigration and large urban centres, the role of human approaches to geography, gentrification and political ideology, and urban landscapes and cultural conflict.