Posts by Peter Prontzos

Peter Prontzos

About Peter Prontzos

Peter G. Prontzos, Faculty Emeritus at Langara College in Vancouver, taught Political Science for over 25 years. His courses included International Political Economy, Latin American Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Developing Nations, Political Ideologies, Social Movements, International Relations, Political Psychology and Political Philosophy.

He also has a degree in Psychology, and an interest in such fields as Anthropology, History, the Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Environmental Studies, and Media. His articles have appeared in print and online including in the CCPA Monitor, and he has worked in both radio and television. He has lectured at conferences in Canada, the US, Scotland, and Greece. He now leads educational tours to Greece, and is finishing his first book, Remembering Our Humanity: A Better World Is Possible.

Does BC need a UK-style Minister of Loneliness?

Mar 28, 2018
A British Cabinet Minister, Tracey Crouch, has been given the task of coming up with a national strategy to combat an epidemic of loneliness in the UK. Loneliness is a health problem around the world, and British Columbia is no exception. Social isolation is increasing here and across our country. SFU’s Director of Gerontology, Andrew Wister, notes… View Article

Create BC jobs by investing in desperately needed services

Mar 16, 2016
A few months ago, economist and CCPA research associate Jim Stanford gave a talk in Vancouver based on his newest book, Economics for Everyone: A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism. Of the many important insights that he discussed, perhaps the most significant concerned a problem that has afflicted British Columbia and most other… View Article

Social Determinants of Health

Jun 7, 2011
It is now clear that economic, and social variables – more than individual behaviour – are the most salient factors in determining people’s well-being. Working and living conditions, the distribution of wealth, and where we live are some of , “the primary factors that shape the health of Canadians” (CCPA Monitor, June 2010). Almost everything… View Article