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Big and Bittersweet Changes in Store for 2023

The new year is upon us, bringing with it opportunities for reflection, gratitude, and of course – change. Here at Spheres of Influence, we are kicking off 2023 with some big, exciting, and also bittersweet changes.  First, I will be stepping down as executive director. This was an incredibly difficult decision, as the last two…

COP27: Where We’ve Come from and Where We’re Going

For three decades, the United Nations has demonstrated its commitment to climate change action in the form of an annual meeting called the Conference of Parties, or COP. This November 6-18, almost 200 countries are convening in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt to negotiate consequential decisions on climate commitments.  Since the first UN COP in 1992,…


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Danica Torrens (she/her) is a fourth-year student at UBC pursuing a BA in Political Science and Middle East Studies.  More »


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