ARTS RESEARCH IN THE NEWS
CBC News Fri Feb 12 2016 By: Teghan Beaudette
A CBC Manitoba story on Winnipeg’s dating scene mentions UBC economics professor Marina Adshade.
Adshade said educated women are particularly disadvantaged in Winnipeg’s dating scene–a scenario that plays out across Canada as well.
“In Canada, if you look at women you know say between the ages of 25 and 35, for every 100 men that have a university degree, there’s 135 women,” Adshade said.
The Globe and Mail Thu Feb 11 2016 By: Adele Weder
Scott Watson, head of UBC’s visual arts department, in quoted in a Globe and Mail article on 1960s abstract painter Joan Balzar.
Watson paid tribute to Balzar’s accomplishments and forceful personality.
23ABC Wed Feb 10 2016 By: Jimmy Rhoades
UBC economist Marina Adshade outlined three gift-giving scenarios for couples on Valentine’s Day on ABC TV. If both “players” buy gifts, everybody’s happy. If only one person buys a gift, there could be negative consequences. The best scenario might be for neither player to buy a gift, Adshade says.
Yahoo also posted the clip.
Inc.com Thu Feb 11 2016 By: Jessica Stillman
Wealth has its limits as a happiness booster, according to a new Inc. article. The article mentioned UBC research which asked students and members of the public in Canada and the U.S. which they prioritized: having more time or having more money. The answer was resoundingly the former.
Huffington Post Thu Feb 11 2016 By: Maddie Crum
In an interview with Huffington Post, UBC music professor David Metzer says certain songs like Adele’s Hello are so catchy because they employ the power ballad formula. The song starts with a slow build and then switches to intense release about three quarters of the way through. The formula goes all the way back to Barry Manilow tunes that peaked in the ’70s and early ’80s, says Metzer.
UBC News Wed Feb 10 2016Eighteen UBC professors were named Canada Research Chairs while 13 were renewed, representing $27.2 million in federal investment, reports the Vancouver Sun.
Congratulations to all Canada Research Chairs from the Faculty of Arts:
UBC’s new Canada Research Chair:
Francesco Trebbi, Canada Research Chair in Economics, Faculty of Arts Trebbi studies the balance of power across ethnic groups within African political systems. His research will provide insight on the issues of power sharing, ethnic exclusion, and conflict risk within these countries.
UBC’s renewed Canada Research Chairs:
Karen Bakker, Canada Research Chair in Political Ecology, Faculty of Arts Bakker conducts research on sustainable water management in Canada and around the world, increasing our knowledge of the threats to fresh water, and developing strategies and techniques for improving water security.
Carla Hudson Kam, Canada Research Chair in Language Acquisition, Faculty of Arts Hudson Kam examines how we learn language to better understand what is hard to learn and why. Her studies have applications for the treatment of language disorders and improved language instructions for adult learners.
Jamie Peck, Canada Research Chair in Urban and Regional Political Economy, Faculty of Arts Peck’s research focuses on policies around employment, welfare, and urban economic development with the goal of better understand transformative changes in society.
Ayesha S. Chaudhry and Rumee Ahmed
Academic Fellowships and Research Interests