ARTS RESEARCH IN THE NEWS
The Tyee Mon October 24 2016 By: Christopher CheungThe Tyee featured research by Nathanael Lauster, a UBC sociology professor who studied the decline of the single-family home. “I’m not opposed to the house as part of a set of broader, diverse ways of living in the city,” Lauster said, “but I am opposed to regulations that set aside land for houses and houses alone.”
CBC Thu October 20 2016CBC featured an exhibition co-created by UBC history professor Richard Menkis that explores Canada’s response to the Holocaust.
Menkis and Ronnie Tesler’s exhibit aims to shed light on the physical and psychological effects endured by survivors that extend far beyond the end of World War II. “The story continues beyond the moment of ‘liberation.’ They were still dealing with illness, and still dealing with the [loss of family],” Menkis said. “The experiences of the war didn’t end at the end of the war.”
Georgia Straight Wed October 19 2016 By: Carlito PabloThe Georgia Straight featured a book co-written by Ira Nadel, a UBC English professor and Herb Auerbach, who teaches real-estate development at Simon Fraser University.
The book, called Placemakers: Emperors, Kings, Entrepreneurs—A Brief History of Real Estate Development, examines history through the lens of real-estate development.
“Real estate development has always been, and will always remain, a high-risk, creative process,” the authors wrote. “But we owe our built environment, the good and the bad, to those gutsy, imaginative entrepreneurs and placemakers who, throughout history, took the risks to make real estate development an essential, physical component of the social, cultural and economic texture of our cities.”
Vancouver Sun Wed October 19 2016 By: Stephanie IpThe Vancouver Sun interviewed Nathanael Lauster, a UBC sociology professor, who will speak at an upcoming housing affordability summit.
“Pretty much all across North America, you had these single-family homes pop up,” he said. “It’s really affected a lot of how people understand what they should be striving towards.”
Rabble Thu October 20 2016 By: Megan DevlinRabble published a review of Indigenous London, a book written by UBC history professor Coll Thrush.
The book examines London’s history through an Indigenous lens and includes walking tours of the city and Thrush’s own poetry. “Even if the city has forgotten its imperial past, Indigenous people haven’t,” Thrush said.
Several months ago UBC’s First Nations and Indigenous Studies program transformed the book into a place-based learning course.
MSN Wed October 19 2016MSN published a Canadian Press story on the Liberal government’s popularity one year after the party came to power. The article reported that various opinion polls show support for the party steadily remains in the mid-40s to low 50s.
Philip Resnick, a UBC political science professor emeritus, suggested this continued support is partly because Liberal policies on infrastructure spending, climate change and international co-operation still resonate with many Canadians. Resnick was also quoted in a similar story published on BNN.
Dr. Katherine Bowers, Slavic Studies Assistant Professor Katherine Bowers discusses her public outreach program "Crime & Punishment at 150" which celebrates the 150th anniversary of Dostoyevsky's novel.