ARTS RESEARCH IN THE NEWS
iPolitics Thu February 23 2017 By: Michael HarrisWade Davis, a UBC anthropology professor, was quoted in a story on iPolitics about the perception of Justin Trudeau on the West Coast. Davis said he was shocked that every mega-development that people in B.C. took issue with has been endorsed by the federal government.
The Tyee Fri February 24 2017 By: Daniel WoodThe Tyee interviewed Michael Church, a UBC geography professor emeritus, about the potential ecological impacts of construction on the Massey Bridge if activities like dredging occur. Church said dredging, river speed, channel erosion would increase the silt deposits in the Fraser estuary, and threaten the habitat of migratory shorebirds.
Global Mon February 20 2017 By: Erica AliniKevin Milligan, a UBC economist, was mentioned in a Global article about a chart that illustrates the need for immigrants in order to maintain economic growth in North America. Milligan said making a connection between population growth and economic expansion can be tricky.
Roundhouse Radio Fri February 17 2017Alejandro Yoshizawa, a professor in UBC’s department of theatre and film, was interviewed on Roundhouse Radio about why documentary films matter now more than ever. He said the power of film is that it allows us to view complex issues more deeply.
Vancouver Sun Sat February 18 2017 By: Douglas ToddWork by David Ley, a UBC geographer, was mentioned in a Vancouver Sun article about the housing bubble in Vancouver. Ley wrote that Canada is ranked on the list of countries that don’t publish foreign investment data.
Vancouver Sun Mon February 20 2017 By: Randy ShoreThe Vancouver Sun highlighted a UBC study that supports the idea of a “slot machine zone” in which players escape from negative emotions and stress. Spencer Murch, a UBC psychology graduate student, said problem gamblers seem to forget about everything else when they get in this zone.
CBC Mon February 20 2017Craig E. Jones, a UBC geography PhD candidate, spoke to CBC for a story about the impacts of development on communities in Metro Vancouver. Jones studied the Maywood neighbourhood in Burnaby, and says a largely immigrant neighbourhood was forced to move after rezoning for increased density around the SkyTrain.
Toronto Star Sat February 18 2017 By: Alex Boutilier and Alex BallingallDavid Moscrop, a UBC political science PhD candidate, spoke to the Toronto Star for an article about the contenders for the federal conservative party leadership. Moscrop called the race “strange” and said some of the politicians may try to make headlines with wild tactics. The story also appeared on Metro News.
Canadian Press Sun February 19 2017 By: Joanna SmithThe Canadian Press mentioned a paper by Kevin Milligan, a UBC economist, who was named to the review panel at Finance Canada. The 2014 paper for the C.D. Howe Institute argued for eliminating boutique tax credits like those for public transit and volunteer firefighters. The story appeared on Global, Metro News, the Montreal Gazette and other Postmedia outlets.
Carrie Jenkins, Professor, Department of Philosophy
In her new book, What Love Is And What It Could Be, UBC philosophy professor Carrie Jenkins explores the biological and societal origins of that most human of emotions: Love.