Watch: BC Votes Municipal Election Panel

British Columbians went to the polls on October 15 to elect Mayors, city councils, and school board trustees in over 160 municipalities across the province.

On October 18, a panel of UBC Political Science faculty and alumni broke down the results of the province’s municipal elections and their consequences for future policy and the future of local government.


Event moderator: Dr. Gerald Baier

Priscilla Omulo (Thunder Bird Woman Consulting)  is a Tsartlip First Nations woman. ZINC̸O SȽÁNI is Thunderbird Woman in SENĆOŦEN of the W̱SÁNEĆ people. She is humbled and honoured to have worked with Douglas College (Aboriginal Student Services, college-wide and departmental ProD), UBC School of Medicine, Burnaby Family Living, PLAN, Xyolhemeylh Child & Family Services, Canroots, and more. She was a candidate for Port Coquitlam Council in 2018 and is an alumnus of UBC’s Institute for Future Legislators. She is passionate about sharing her culture, traditional ways, and her experiences as an Indigenous woman in hopes to support Truth & Reconciliation and Indigenous empowerment.

Carey Doberstein researches and teaches Canadian urban governance and public policy at UBC. His research has focused on governance and public policy questions related to homelessness, affordable housing, and drug policy, as well as participatory planning simulations. He regularly teaches an Urban Governance and Public Policy in Canada seminar course that applies urban politics theory to contemporary issues facing Vancouver.

Justin is the Municipal Affairs Reporter for CBC Vancouver, covering local political stories throughout British Columbia.

This event was presented in partnership with the UBC Faculty of Arts, UBC Connects Robson Square, and the Political Science Students’ Association.

*Panelist Simran Singh (Burnaby Beacon) was unable to attend because of breaking news in Burnaby.