ARTS RESEARCH IN THE NEWS
Global Tue February 28 2017 By: Jesse FerrerasGlobal quoted Kevin Milligan, a UBC economics professor, in an article about the implications for Canada if the U.S. implements a corporate tax cut. Milligan wrote that Canada should wait and see before taking any decisive action.
Globe and Mail Tue February 28 2017 By: Don LepanThe Globe and Mail published an obituary for Daniel Vickers, a former chair of UBC’s history department. Vickers was one of the most respected historians of colonial America and his work was referenced in the Academy Award-winning film Goodwill Hunting. He died Feb. 8 in New Westminster, at age 64.
Phys.org Wed March 1 2017Phys.org reported on a UBC study that identified five different types of Indigenous acknowledgement at universities in B.C., the Prairies, Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic. Linc Kesler, study co-author, director of UBC’s First Nations House of Learning, and a professor in English and First Nations and Indigenous Studies, said acknowledgements indicate respect for Indigenous communities and bring attention to a history that is often ignored.
The Atlantic Tue February 28 2017 By: Ed YongThe Atlantic quoted Simon Donner, a climate scientist and UBC geography professor, about a study that found the public is more accepting of advocacy by climate scientists than previously thought. Donner wrote that the study suggests scientists could have more flexibility to advocate for issues and not risk their standing in the public eye.
Malay Mail Online Sun February 26 2017Malay Mail Online quoted Elizabeth W. Dunn, a UBC psychology professor, about her research on the connection between money and happiness. Dunn said her study found that wealthier people were not happier but were less sad, likely because money provides a sense of perceived control.
Vancouver Magazine Fri February 24 2017 By: Alia DharssiVancouver Magazine interviewed Sunera Thobani, a professor at UBC’s institute for gender, race, sexuality and social justice, about the feminist agenda in Vancouver. Thobani said activism by Indigenous women placed the issue of sexual abuse and violence against women on the national agenda.
Vancouver Sun Sat February 25 2017 By: Megan Dias and Vyas SaranThe Vancouver Sun published an op-ed by Megan Dias, a political science master’s candidate at UBC, and Vyas Saran, a local political staffer and organizer and UBC political science graduate. They wrote that electoral reform can make our politics more inclusive and representative, which is even more important at a local level.
iPolitics Thu February 23 2017 By: Michael HarrisWade Davis, a UBC anthropology professor, was quoted in a story on iPolitics about the perception of Justin Trudeau on the West Coast. Davis said he was shocked that every mega-development that people in B.C. took issue with has been endorsed by the federal government.
The Tyee Fri February 24 2017 By: Daniel WoodThe Tyee interviewed Michael Church, a UBC geography professor emeritus, about the potential ecological impacts of construction on the Massey Bridge if activities like dredging occur. Church said dredging, river speed, channel erosion would increase the silt deposits in the Fraser estuary, and threaten the habitat of migratory shorebirds.
Global Mon February 20 2017 By: Erica AliniKevin Milligan, a UBC economist, was mentioned in a Global article about a chart that illustrates the need for immigrants in order to maintain economic growth in North America. Milligan said making a connection between population growth and economic expansion can be tricky.
Carrie Jenkins, Professor, Department of Philosophy
In her new book, What Love Is And What It Could Be, UBC philosophy professor Carrie Jenkins explores the biological and societal origins of that most human of emotions: Love.