ARTS RESEARCH IN THE NEWS
CBC News Wed July 27 2016 By: Rafferty BakerCBC reported on a UBC psychology study that found seven per cent of Downtown Eastside SROs in Vancouver have excessive clutter.
“I actually think we need a coordinated system for helping people with these kinds of issues, but I don’t know many places, even in the world, that have gotten there yet,” said Sheila Woody, a UBC professor of psychology.
She added that Vancouver is doing better than many cities.
A similar story appeared on Yahoo News Canada, Vancouver Sun, The Province and Times Colonist.
Sydney Morning Herald Tue July 26 2016 By: Stephen J. A. WardThe Sydney Morning Herald published an op-ed by UBC ethics professor Stephen J. A. Ward.
Ward advocated for journalists working as global communicators rather than only framing stories from their one perspective.
“We need to construct global journalism ethics that transcends parochialism in two ways. First, we use global values to restrain the worst forms of parochialism. Second, we replace parochialism with globalism as the norm. Globalism makes global values primary,” he wrote.
Roundhouse Radio Wed July 27 2016Eric Merkley, PhD candidate in UBC’s department of political science, spoke on Roundhouse Radio about the Democratic National Convention.
Merkley also discussed what Hillary Clinton needs to do in order to win the presidential election.
“Part of her success will come from tapping into the coalition Obama has built in the last two terms and that means reaching out to young people,” he said.
Globe and Mail Wed July 27 2016 By: Sarah HampsonThe Globe and Mail interviewed retired UBC history professor Peter Ward for an article on how the popularity of porches and verandas has shifted with societal changes.
“Notions about socializing and privacy have changed over the last few generations,” said Ward. “We are choosier about the public we want to have an exchange with.”
Globe and Mail Wed July 27 2016 By: Steven Chase and Robert FifeThe Globe and Mail interviewed Paul Evans, a professor at UBC’s Liu Institute for Global Issues and Institute of Asian Research, for a story on how the new foreign-buyer tax could help China fight corruption.
He said he doesn’t believe the new tax will impact Canadian-Chinese relations. The two governments are believed to be trying to find a way to negotiate a free-trade deal.
“They have free-trade agreements, they have deep political relationships with several countries that have something similar to this – Australia is the most important example,” Evans said. Australia has a similar foreign-buyer tax.
Vancouver Magazine Mon July 25 2016 By: Max FawcettUBC political science professor Richard Johnston was interviewed for a Vancouver Magazine story on an HST-style referendum that could stop the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline.
The Dogwood Initiative wants a province-wide vote on the issue but Johnston said it is unlikely.
“I think the odds that they would successfully clear the qualification thresholds for an initiative on this one are pretty long,” he said.
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