Virtual Roundtable Awards Announced

October 15, 2020

The Institute is pleased to announce the recipients of the  Virtual Roundtable Awards.

The Virtual Roundtable awards serve as a catalyst for collaborative research between scholars and non-academic participants drawn from multiple disciplines.  This year’s awards gave preference to topics related to pandemics and their broader societal implications.  The projects draw on knowledge and evidence from multiple disciplines including Economics, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Data Science, Epidemiology, Public Policy, Ethics, Humanities and Law.

Roundtable outcomes include rapid publications with policy recommendations, and digital forms of communications (videos and online seminars) aimed at engaging policy makers at different levels of government.

The Virtual Roundtables for 2020-21 are:

Preparing for the end of the world as we know it: Implications and challenges for education and social innovation

Vanessa Andreotti, Educational Studies, Faculty of Education; Denise Ferreira da Silva, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice; Will Valley, Faculty of Land and Food Systems; Jean Marcus, UBC Sustainability Initiative

International Working Group on Health System Responses to COVID-19

Peter Berman, School of Population and Public Health; David Patrick, BC Centre for Disease Control; Peter Klein, Global Reporting Centre, UBC; Yoel Kornreich, Asia Pacific Foundation.

Advancing Early Childhood Education Outdoors Now

Mariana Brussoni, School of Population and Public Health; Hartley Banack, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education; Iris Berger, Language and Literacy, Faculty of Education; Enid Elliott, Early Learning and Care, Camosun College

Post COVID-19 Housing Policy Futures

Penny Gurstein, School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP); David Hulchanski, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto; Martine August, School of Planning, University of Waterloo; Ana Falu, University of Cordoba Argentina; Amy Khare, National Initiative on Mixed Income Communities, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, US; Kathleen Scanlon, London School of Economics,

Beyond Broken Chains: Global Inequities in Medical Supply Chains

Peter Klein, Global Reporting Centre, School of Journalism; Francois Venter, Univ. of Witwatersrand, South Africa; Fatima Suleiman, Univ. of KwaZulu-Natal; Deborah Cowen, Univ. of Toronto; Charles Holmes, Johns Hopkins Univ. School of Medicine; Veronika Wirtz, WHO Collaborating Center in Pharmaceutical Policy.

Time for Hope: Developing Innovative Ideas for a Net Zero Carbon Economy in the Post-Pandemic Period

Janis Sarra, Allard School of Law; Amanda Rodewald, Director of Conservation Science, Cornell University; Helen Eastman, Associate Artist, APGRD, Oxford, and Live Canon Ensemble, UK.

The Great Equalizer? At the Deadly Intersections of COVID-19

Sunera Thobani, Dept. of Asian Studies; Farida Akhtar, UBINIG (Policy Research for Development Alternative), Bangladesh; Radha D’Souza  University of Westminster, UK; Jin Haritaworn, York University, Canada; Sabiha Hussain, Jamia Millia University, India; Suvendrini Perera, Curtin University, Australia;  Meika Smart, Michigan State University, US; Zhao Yuezhi, SFU & Tsinghua University, China

The 5Ds of Redistribution: Policies for Food Systems Sustainability after COVID-19

Hannah Wittman, Centre for Sustainable Food Systems; Annette Desmarais, Dept. of Sociology, Univ. of Manitoba

COVID-19 Vulnerabilities: Asian Racialization, Coalition and Creativity

Danielle Wong, Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies, English Language and Literature; Chris Lee, English, UBC; Christine Kim, English, UBC/SFU; John Paul Catungal, Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (GRSSJ); Melissa Lee, Education and Public Programs, Vancouver Art Gallery.

COVID-19, Women’s Health and the Environment: Developing Policies to Catalyze Well-Being

Robert Woollard, Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine;
Co-principal Investigator: Farah Shroff, Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine & School of Population and Public Health.