ARTS RESEARCH IN THE NEWS
Vox Mon May 23 2016 By: Dylan MatthewsA story published on Vox focussed on universal child benefits and included research co-authored by UBC economist Kevin Milligan. The research found that Canada’s child benefit expansions have increased test scores and health outcomes.
Globe and Mail Thu May 19 2016 By: Peter KleinPeter Klein of UBC’s Global Reporting Centre wrote an op-ed for the Globe and Mail on journalist Morley Safer who passed away Thursday. Safer helped create CBS News and was best known for his work on 60 Minutes.
“While his early career was focused on hard news and war, Morley grew into a thoughtful elder statesman of television broadcasting, reporting on ideas as often as corruption,” Klein wrote.
CBC News Fri May 20 2016 By: Andy BlatchfordA story on CBC News reported on the UBC economics alumnus who has taken the role as chair of Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s council of economic advisers. Dominic Barton travels the world assisting presidents, governments and corporations with economic strategy.
The Diplomat Fri May 20 2016 By: David GitterAn article in The Diplomat explains how China’s United Front Work Department tries to include input from non-party intellectuals.
Tim Cheek, a UBC Institute of Asian Research historian, was interviewed for the story and explained how liberal Chinese intellectuals currently face the greatest government pressure since the anti-western campaigns of the 1980s. He says the only options for these Chinese academics is to keep a low profile or leave the country.
The Walrus Fri May 20 2016 By: Zoe TennantA story in The Walrus focusing on the contentious place of bannock in Aboriginal cuisine quoted UBC associate history professor Coll Thrush. “Many of the spaces that were cultivated and created by Indigenous communities for food crops were the first places taken over by settlers,” Thrush said.
MPR News Sun May 22 2016 By: Lindsay PetersonA story on MPR about the way couples age together included research from UBC psychology professor Christiane Hoppmann.
Hoppmann and her colleagues found that long-time couples experience similar levels of difficulty with daily tasks as well as similar depression levels. The story also appeared on Tri States Public Radio and KPBS.
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