Dr. Florian Gassner, PhD

Contact Information

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Tel: 604-822-5165


Alternate Contact

Erik Rolfsen

Senior Media Relations Specialist

Tel: 604.822.2644

Cell: 604.209.3048

Email: erik.rolfsen@ubc.ca


German, Ukraine, Russia, Central Europe, Censorship,





In the Media

The second phase of Russia’s war against Ukraine – AM1150 Recent developments in Russia’s war against Ukraine – AM1150 Pro-Ukrainian mural in Burnaby defaced and Russian disinformation – CBC The role of language in Russia’s war against Ukraine – Vancouver Sun Protests against Soviet flag in Vancouver’s False Creek – CTV The effect of Western sanctions against Russia – CityNews Possible scenarios for the end of Russia’s war on Ukraine – CTV Russia’s war against Ukraine and the significance of international sanctions – CBC The cultural history informing Russia’s war against Ukraine – St. Albert Gazette The international reaction to Russia’s war in Ukraine – CTV Russia-Ukraine Crisis: Observers in disbelief over situation on the ground – Global Ukraine invasion follow – CBC Latest on Ukraine invasion – Global 900 CMHL A look into the Russia/Ukraine conflict – CFAX 1070 An expert on Ukraine – CBC Kenney announces $1M donation for humanitarian aid in Ukraine – Calgary Herald Ukrainian community in Metro Vancouver anxiously watching as tensions escalate back home – CTV Ukraine creates independent Orthodox Church – Global ‘People are still suffering’: B.C. aid group nears Ukraine frontlines to bring food to victims – CTV UBC professor compiles list of 118,000 banned books – City News 1130 Nick Wells: Online database brings banned books back to everyday readers – CTV UBC prof helps create an online database of banned books – CBC Birthday of the poet Nikolaus Lenau – WDR