Happiness: The Urban Lens

An investigation of the social sciences and community aspect of what makes urban places happy places to live and work.

On March 22, 2017, IdeasXChange hosted an interdisciplinary discussion with a special focus on students, youth, and civic engagement. Special thanks to the UBC Science Undergraduate Society for hosting us at the Abdul Ladha Science Centre.

View the event page.



Michael Simpson

Executive Director, BCCIC

Executive Director of the BC International Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) and former Executive Director of One Sky.


Elizabeth Dunn

Professor, UBC Psychology

Elizabeth Dunn is a Professor at the UBC Faculty of Psychology and co-author of Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending.


Aidan Scott

Founder, SpeakBox

Aidan Scott is the Founder of SpeakBox and motivational speaker.


Robyn Chan

Project Manager, Evergreen

Robyn Chan is the Project Manager at Evergreen and driving force behind 100In1Day in Vancouver.