Beyond the Apocalypse – University of British Columbia, 2015 Spring Feature Story

Before we left for China, our UBC professors put us through international reporting boot camp.

“You’re about to become quasi-experts on China and the environment,” Professor Peter Klein, tells us on the first day of class. “At the end of this course, you are going to be so sick of this topic!”

We spend hundreds of hours researching and brainstorming our theme. We stay up until 2 a.m. interviewing sources in China. We produce massive literature reviews, have weekly guest lectures and are inundated with papers and readings. Read more…