Selected Media

Below is a compilation of selected media pieces that have featured my work related to Climate Change & Mental Health and Ecological Grief, among various other topics.

Climate Change & Mental Health

  • Fears around climate change are causing some people to seek out support groups. CBC Radio – The Current. November 29, 2018. Read and listen here.
  • Rising temperatures could worsen mental health. Psychology Today. November 8, 2018. Read here.
  • Climate change takes a toll on our minds, too. Deutzsche Welle. August 31, 2018. Read here.
  • Climate change’s looming mental health crisis. WIRED Magazine. August 2, 2018. Read here.
  • ‘Sea, ice, snow…it’s all changing’: Inuit struggle with warming world. The Guardian. May 30, 2018. Read here.
  • How our climate affects our personalities. Pacific Standard. March 27, 2018. Read here.
  • Why lost ice means lost hope for an Inuit village. The New York Times. November 25, 2017. Read here.
  • Trapped ‘like a caged animal’: Climate change taking toll on mental health of Inuit. CBC News. May 27, 2017. Read here.
  • Climate change affecting mental health in Northern Labrador. CBC News – The National featured interview. May 26, 2017. Watch here.
  • Experiencing ‘eco-anxiety’? Report suggests link between climate change and mental health. CBC Radio – The Current. April 6, 2017. Listen here.
  • Aboriginal leaders are warning of mental health cost of climate change in the North.  Toronto Star.  February 29, 2016. Read here.
  • CBC Radio. Up North. Interview on climate change and mental health in the North. March 19, 2015. Listen here.
  • As the Ice Sheets Melt, Communities Worry that Health Effects are Overlooked. E & E News – Climate Wire. May 29, 2014. Read here.
  • Interview on community perspectives of climate change and mental health Research. CBC Radio – Labrador Morning. January 15, 2014.
  • Research interview on climate change and mental health. CBC Radio – Quirks and Quarks. January 11, 2014. Listen here.
  • Climate change rattles mental health of Inuit in Labrador. CBC Science & Technology. January 10, 2014. (picked up on international news wires)
  • What climate change does to our minds. The Tyee. December 9, 2013. (picked up on
  • Celebrating two Canada Research Chairs. CBC Radio – Mainstreet Cape Breton. November 28, 2013. Listen here
  • Research interview on climate change and mental health. CBC Radio – Information Radio Cape Breton. October 8, 2013. Listen here.
  • Climate change affects mental health of Inuit: Lack of snow and ice changes their way of life. University of Guelph News. May 7, 2012. Read here.
  • Cold. Pioneer Radio, University of Guelph. January 2012. Listen here.

Ecological Grief

  • Ecological Grief. BBC Sounds. January 20, 2020. Listen here.
  • How scientists are coping with ‘ecological grief’. The Guardian. January 12, 2020. Read here.
  • Feeling distressed about climate change? Here’s how to manage it. LA Times. January 11, 2020. Read here.
  • The impact of ‘eco-grief’. CBC Morning Syndicates. August 14, 2019. Listen to CBC Edmonton AM Interview here.
  • Tomorrow’s doctors will diagnose the mental health toll of climate change. OZY. July 22, 2019. Read here.
  • Ecological grief: Learning to deal with climate change and species loss. Detroit Today. July 15, 2019. Read and listen here.
  • Is climate change causing us to experience ‘ecological grief’? PRI’s The World. June 24, 2019. Read and listen here.
  • How to cope with the real stress of climate change. Chatelaine. May 1, 2019. Read here.
  • Ecological mourning is a unique form of grief. Psychology Today. March 16, 2019. Read here.
  • Climate change isn’t just frying the planet, it’s fraying our nerves. Mother Jones. February 18, 2019. Read here.
  • It’s time to talk about ecological grief. Undark Magazine. January 10, 2019. Read here.
  • Mourning the land: Researchers are taking stock of the emotional toll of climate change in threatened communities worldwide. American Psychological Association. May 2019. Read here.
  • ‘People talk about deep sadness’: Scientists study climate change grief. The Hamilton Spectator. December 29, 2018. Read here.
  • Solastalgia is the specific grief and anxiety caused by climate change. Huffpost Canada. December 13, 2018. Read here.
  • Doctors prescribe action for ‘eco-anxiety’. Canada’s National Observer. November 30, 2018. Read here.
  • Growing ‘ecological grief’ is the mental health cost of climate change. CBC Radio. October 21, 2018. Read here.
  • Climate change and environmental degradation are ‘social justice issues’ in Indigenous communities, experts say. The Star. September 12, 2018. Read here.
  • ‘The lost summer’: the emotional and spiritual toll of the smoke apocalypse. The Narwhal. August 21, 2018. Read here.
  • Hope and mourning in the Anthropocene: Understanding ecological grief. The Conversation. April 4, 2018. Read here. 
  • To grieve or not to grieve? NiCHE. January 19, 2018. Read here.
  • Land connections, climate change, and grief. Memorial University Gazette. December 1, 2017. Read here.

Other Selected Media

  • Labrador Inuit develop app to track changes in the land. CBC Radio – Spark. December 6, 2016. Listen here.
  • ‘We need to do things differently’: Collaborative podcast tackles water management. The Labradorian. May 30, 2016. Read here.
  • Monitoring climate change? There’ll be an app for that. The Labradorian. May 24, 2016. Read here.
  • InukBook app to monitor health, environment in Nunatsiavut, Labrador. Canadian Geographic. April 15, 2016. Read here.
  • Interview on Children’s University Presentation on Polar Bears, Dog Teams, and Seals…Oh My: Learning from the Inuit. CBC Radio – Information Morning Cape Breton. February 23, 2015. Listen here. 
  • Interview on documentary film and People’s Climate Forum. CBC Radio -Information Morning Cape Breton. September 17, 2014.
  • Interview on documentary film, Attutauniujuk Nunami/Lament for the Land. CBC Radio – Labrador Morning. June 6, 2014. Listen here.
  • CBU faculty working to integrate Indigenous and Western knowledge for effective water management in Canada. Cape Breton University News. June 6, 2014.
  • Film documents impacts of climate change on Labrador Inuit. CBC North. June 2, 2014.
  • “Climate change is bad for Inuit health,” research groups says: McGill group says the Arctic needs better adaptation policies. Nunatsiaq News. April 28, 2014.
  • On thin ice: Labrador’s lifestyle is slowing melting away. Downhome Magazine. April 2014, Vol 6, No 11.
  • Community needs should be a priority for Aglukkaq at Arctic Council. Northern Public Affairs. January 11, 2013. Read here.
  • Climate change poses health threats in Arctic. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 2012, 84(1), E33-E34. Read here.
  • Storytelling links climate change and health: Researchers, Inuit community collaborate on digital storytelling project. University of Guelph News. July 4, 2011. Read here.

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