ARTS RESEARCH IN THE NEWS
Globe and Mail Mon August 22 2016 By: Ellen BraitThe Globe and Mail featured author and UBC alumnus Andrew Westoll who worked as a scientist before turning to a career in writing.
Westoll’s first novel, which has been described as magical realism, is set to be published in the fall. He worked as a biologist before going on to study creative writing at UBC.
Castanet Mon August 22 2016Castanet featured UBC Okanagan’s newly introduced Bachelor of Media Studies (BMS) which will start accepting applications this month for entry in September of next year.
“Kelowna’s tech industry is flourishing, with start-ups alongside established companies like Disney and Bardel Entertainment having offices in the valley,” said Deborah Buszard, deputy vice-chancellor and Principal of UBC’s Okanagan campus. “The industry needs graduates with tech talent as well as creative and managerial skills and entrepreneurial spirit. Our new BMS program will provide the bridge from academic study to industry success.”
Ottawa Citizen Mon August 22 2016 By: William WatsonThe Ottawa Citizen highlighted a World Bank study co-authored by John Helliwell, a UBC economics professor.
The study estimates that Canada’s capital assets – produced, natural, human and social – are valued at $923,580 per person in U.S. dollars, or more than $1 million in Canadian dollars.
The story also appeared in the Regina Leader-Post.
Vancouver Sun Sun August 21 2016 By: Douglas ToddThe Vancouver Sun published a column by Douglas Todd featuring a letter to the B.C. government written on the topic of domestic violence.
Don Dutton, a UBC psychology professor, objected to the way the B.C. government documents describe domestic violence perpetrators as men and women as the victims.
“Social science research contradicts the assumption the B.C. government is making,” Dutton wrote in his letter to Premier Christy Clark.
CBC Sat August 20 2016 By: Lauren O'NeilCBC interviewed Mary Lynn Young, a UBC journalism professor, on the fandom that surrounds a man whose murder case was featured on Netflix’s true-crime documentary series ‘Making a Murderer.’
“Emotion really matters in journalism and news,” she said. “The filmmakers are asking questions that we all ask — questions about morality, unfairness, why people do what they do, the role of structural inequity, why bad things happen to good people … it’s not surprising that people are responding.”
Men's Health UK Mon August 22 2016 By: Matt EvansMen’s Health featured UBC research for a story on how to boost your mood. The social psychology research found that people who used their money to get more free time, like renting a home closer to work or buying a dishwasher, were happier in the long run.
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