ARTS RESEARCH IN THE NEWS
National Post Thu May 26 2016 By: Sabrina MaddeauxThe National Post interviewed Judith Saltman, a professor at UBC’s School of Library, Archival and Information Studies for a story on how ‘The Little Prince’ is still relevant 73 years after it was first published.
“The themes include the value of friendship, the meaning of love, what loss is, what loneliness is, how important creativity is, that divide between adult and child levels of imagination, and how some adults keep the imagination of childhood and others don’t,” said Saltman.
CBC News Thu May 26 2016 By: Aaron WherryUBC political scientist Richard Johnston was interviewed for a CBC News story on the success of the federal Liberal party. Johnston said that Canada’s democracy is strange because the Liberals, a party of the centre, dominates rather than a right or left-wing party.
CBC News Tue May 24 2016A CBC News article on the trend of targeting Chinese homebuyers using the lucky number eight includes research from UBC economics professor Nicole Fortin.
In a 2012 study, Fortin calculated that Vancouver addresses ending in the number eight sold at a 2.5 per cent premium. A house in Victoria hit the market with a price tag of $888,888. The story also appeared on Yahoo Finance.
CBC News Tue May 24 2016Yves Tiberghien, the director of the Institute of Asian Research at UBC did an interview for the Early Edition on CBC News regarding the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom.
“Deep down it’s an issue of identity for the British at this moment. But I think there’s a growing awareness that the gains of leaving are not that great right, they’re symbolic whereas the loss of leaving are big, are real,” he said. The segment begins at 02:18:12.
National Post Tue May 24 2016 By: Maxwell A. CameronUBC political scientist Maxwell A. Cameron wrote an op-ed for the National Post about a recent poll showing British Columbians believe elections can be bought and why he says this needs to change.
“According to an Insights West poll, 90 per cent of British Columbians think corporations are influential in shaping public policy, and roughly half think they are the most influential group in politics,” Cameron wrote.
Bloomberg Markets Tue May 24 2016 By: Luke KawaAn article on Bloomberg Markets highlights research by UBC economist Kevin Milligan in advance of the upcoming Swiss vote on universal basic income.
Milligan found that it’s unlikely any basic income initiative will accomplish all of its professed goals and any plan will require trade-offs. His “impossible trinity” model, including a phase-out rate, the size of the payout, and the overall cost of income assistance programs, are are all desirable factors but can’t happen at the same time.
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