ARTS RESEARCH IN THE NEWS
Yahoo Wed January 18 2017 By: Peter FordYahoo published a Christian Science Monitor story about the World Economic Forum and quoted Yves Tiberghien, a UBC political science professor. Tiberghien said considering the increasing number of disillusioned citizens in the U.S. and Europe who are threatened by globalization, a collapse of the liberal global order is possible.
CBC Thu January 19 2017 By: Tracy Johnson & Kyle BakxCBC interviewed Kathryn Harrison, a UBC political scientist, about the possibility that oilsands could be phased out. Harrison said Canada’s tarsands have few unique features and the country’s oil will not be competitive when other countries start to seriously reduce emissions and demand declines.
CNN Thu January 19 2017 By: Joshua BerlingerAfter celebrity investor Kevin O’Leary declared he would enter the federal Conservative leadership race, CNN quoted David Moscrop, a UBC political scientist, for a story comparing Donald Trump and O’Leary. Moscrop said both men are outspoken but have different policies.
Vancouver Sun Mon January 16 2017 By: Rob ShawKevin Milligan, a UBC economist, spoke to the Vancouver Sun about the private donations to B.C.’s political parties that end up costing taxpayers millions. He said the tax credit, particularly the 75 per cent credit available for a $100 donation, is unparalleled. The story also appeared in The Province.
Global Sun January 15 2017 By: Sean BoyntonGlobal quoted Maxwell Cameron, a UBC political science professor, about American coverage of the annual, political donation-supplied $50,000 stipend given to Premier Christy Clark. Cameron said global discussion on the topic is “embarrassing.”
David Moscrop, a UBC political scientist, spoke to News 1130 on the same topic. He said the issue is further legitimized as worthy of media attention since it appeared in the New York Times.
CBC Nova Scotia Sun January 15 2017 By: Anjuli PatilCBC Nova Scotia interviewed Duncan McCue, an instructor at UBC’s journalism program, about the need for media outlets to go beyond stereotypes when reporting on Indigenous communities. McCue said covering a broader range of stories is a good first step to improving relations between journalists and Indigenous communities.
Vancouver Sun Thu January 12 2017 By: Peter O’NeilThe Vancouver Sun interviewed Richard Johnston, a political scientist at UBC, and George Hoberg, a professor at UBC’s Liu Institute for Global Issues, about the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.
Johnston said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Christy Clark did a good job strategically giving their approval along with environmentally beneficial measures. Hoberg said completion of the pipeline is now more likely, but not a sure thing. The story also appeared in Montreal Gazette and other Postmedia outlets.
Globe and Mail Fri January 13 2017 By: Rob CarrickThe Globe and Mail cited research by Marina Adshade, a UBC economist, for a column on the role financial compatibility plays in a relationship. Adshade said people bring many personal elements in a relationship, from attractiveness to money.
Inside Higher Education Mon January 9 2017 By: Thomas MagaldiInside Higher Education cited a UBC study about helping others in an article about the reasons students should ask for help from professionals in their network.
Psychology researchers at UBC and Harvard University found that participants who spent a small amount of money on another person reported a greater feeling of happiness than people who spent the same amount of money on themselves.
Vancouver Magazine Fri January 6 2017 By: Stacey McLachlanVancouver Magazine featured an interview with Amori Yee Mikami, a UBC psychology professor, about the benefits of increased human interaction. She said research shows that even casual relationships can positively influence our health and well-being.
Matilde Bombardini, Associate Professor, Vancouver School of Economics
Dr. Bombardini examines the role of lobbyists and how their expertise can bridge the gap between science, society, and policy.