ARTS RESEARCH IN THE NEWS
Politico May/June 2016Policy site Politico asked and critics to analyze an image taken after the March 10 GOP debate in Miami for what it says about media in 2016.
UBC professor Heidi Tworek, who studies the history of news, said the photo shows how Donald Trump, surrounded by media, has become part of journalists’ index. Indexing is the idea that political coverage closely tracks debates among politicians because reporters depend on politicians as sources.
CBC News Thu April 28 2016 By: Dean BeebyA study of the Canada Education Savings Program shows that it’s helping higher-income families much more than struggling households, reports CBC News.
The findings support UBC economist Kevin Milligan’s position, according to the article. In 2002 and 2008, Milligan said that the grants disproportionately benefit high-income families that are 3½ times more likely to have an RESP than low-income families.
Similar articles appeared on Yahoo and MSN.
Yahoo Finance Thu April 28 2016 By: Aaron BrovermanUBC economist Kevin Milligan was cited in a Yahoo Finance article on Ontario’s plans for a basic income pilot program.
“My concern is the sales pitch for basic income is often predicated on simplifying the administration of social supports and having a simple, transparent and clear benefit. But, if you’re keeping the existing supports and then just throw a basic income on top of that, you’re not really solving the problems a Basic Income Program purportedly solves,” Milligan said.
Vice Thu April 28 2016 By: James WiltUBC professor Daniel Heath Justice was one of several indigenous thinkers included in a Vice article criticising calls for indigenous people to relocate.
“Always, we have generally white men who claim to know better for us than we do…Ultimately, their presumption is they know best for everybody. No matter what the rest of us think, they have the answers and by god we’re going to listen and if we don’t listen then they say we’re ungrateful, we’re naive, we’re ignorant, we’re backwards, we’re primitive,” said Justice.
MSN Wed April 27 2016 By: Romana King
The work of UBC geographer Dan Hiebert is cited in an MSN article on the consequences of Vancouver’s red-hot real estate market, including the lack of locals living in the city.
According to Hiebert’s research, only one out of four Metro Vancouver residents will have grandparents born in Canada by 2031. Other metropolitan cities, like New York and Los Angeles, have almost half of their residents born in their states.
MSN Tue April 26 2016 By: Quentin Fottrell
Generous parental leave is one of five reasons for Americans to move to Canada, in addition to the fear over a Donald Trump presidency, according to an MSN article.
“There’s a much better government and cultural acceptance of parental leave here than in the U.S.,” said UBC sociologist Wendy Roth. “It takes the burden off women and strengthens the bonds between fathers and their children.”
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