UBC experts on 2023 federal budget

Photo by Jason Hafso on Unsplash
Photo by Jason Hafso on Unsplash
Canadian finance minister Chrystia Freeland is to present the federal government’s 2023 budget on Tuesday. UBC experts will be available to comment on the budget and spending priorities identified by the government.


Dr. Penny Gurstein
Professor Emeritus, School of Community and Regional Planning

Interview language(s): English
  • Affordable housing

Dr. Paul Kershaw
Associate Professor, School of Population and Public Health

Interview language(s): English
  • Implications for Canadians in their 20s, 30s, 40s and their children; generational equity, including policy related to housing, families and medical care; taxation; debts

*unavailable Tuesday before 1 p.m. PT

Clean economy

Dr. Werner Antweiler
Associate Professor, UBC Sauder School of Business

Interview language(s): English
  • Energy and electricity infrastructure

Prof. Robert Godin
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

Interview language(s): English, French
  • Solar energy, photocatalysis, solar fuels, hydrogen

Dr. Carol Liao
Associate Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law
Director, Centre for Business Law
Co-lead, Canada Climate Law Initiative

Interview language(s): English
  • Sustainability, climate governance, socially responsible investment, sustainable development, corporate social responsibility, ESG

Dr. Walter Mérida (he/him)
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Interview language(s): English, Spanish, Italian
  • Net-zero transition and role of hydrogen; sustainable energy, decarbonization, climate policy

Dr. U. Rashid Sumaila (he/him)
University Killam Professor, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries and School of Public Policy and Global Affairs

Interview language(s): English, Hausa, Norwegian
  • Blue economy, sustainable and just ocean systems, fisheries economics


Dr. Kim McGrail (she/her)
Professor, School of Population and Public Health

Interview language(s): English
  • Health care, health data, public health

Dr. Jason Sutherland
Professor, School of Population and Public Health and Interim Director, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research

Interview language(s): English
  • Health care funding policy

*available Tuesday from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., except for 10-11 a.m. PT


Dr. Allan Tupper
Professor, Department of Political Science

Interview language(s): English
  • Canadian politics, Western Canadian politics

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