About Don Shafer

I'm a broadcaster, community activist and pretty average guitar player. I studied English & Psychology at the University of Texas and Communications & Journalism at the University of Southern California. I'm currently completing my MA at Simon Fraser University. I work with many for profit as well as not for profits and I am on a number of boards and committees including Variety the Children's Charity, PFLAG Vancouver, The British Columbia Institute of Technology and the Deans Advisory Board at the University of British Columbia. I volunteer with the Climate Reality Project and other environmental groups. My academic interests include depth psychology, promoting environmental justice, peace building and ecological sustainability. I am actively interested in the relationship between media, art and culture and our interconnectedness with each other and the world we share.

Andrew Hoffman (March 18, 2018)


Andrew Hoffman is a Professor of Sustainability Enterprise at the University of Michigan, he is a leader using organisational network and strategic analysis to assess the implications of environmental issues for business. He has published over 14 books, and over 100 articles and he sat down with Don Shafer for an interesting chat.

Hanna Morris (Dec17 2017)


Hanna Morris joins Don on Impact to discuss how “we can recognize and visualize Global Warming” by investigating the absence of what we cannot see and experience. Coming on the heals of the impactful environmental decisions this past year, it leaves us to seriously discuss how human civilization can possibly begin to integrate lessons from the past into our future decisions on this planet, not because we should but because we now must. Please join us in this inquisitive and insightful interview.

Dr. Stephen Shepard, Steven Zhang, Dr. Jiaying Zhao and Miguel Rozo (Dec 9, 2017)

What do psychology and Climate Change have in common? Listen this Sat. to Impact and find out when Don jumps in with the organizers of a local social innovation hub, IdeasXchange and thought leaders from UBC connecting the dots for us.