ARTS RESEARCH IN THE NEWS
Roundhouse Radio Fri February 17 2017Alejandro Yoshizawa, a professor in UBC’s department of theatre and film, was interviewed on Roundhouse Radio about why documentary films matter now more than ever. He said the power of film is that it allows us to view complex issues more deeply.
Vancouver Sun Sat February 18 2017 By: Douglas ToddWork by David Ley, a UBC geographer, was mentioned in a Vancouver Sun article about the housing bubble in Vancouver. Ley wrote that Canada is ranked on the list of countries that don’t publish foreign investment data.
Vancouver Sun Mon February 20 2017 By: Randy ShoreThe Vancouver Sun highlighted a UBC study that supports the idea of a “slot machine zone” in which players escape from negative emotions and stress. Spencer Murch, a UBC psychology graduate student, said problem gamblers seem to forget about everything else when they get in this zone.
CBC Mon February 20 2017Craig E. Jones, a UBC geography PhD candidate, spoke to CBC for a story about the impacts of development on communities in Metro Vancouver. Jones studied the Maywood neighbourhood in Burnaby, and says a largely immigrant neighbourhood was forced to move after rezoning for increased density around the SkyTrain.
Toronto Star Sat February 18 2017 By: Alex Boutilier and Alex BallingallDavid Moscrop, a UBC political science PhD candidate, spoke to the Toronto Star for an article about the contenders for the federal conservative party leadership. Moscrop called the race “strange” and said some of the politicians may try to make headlines with wild tactics. The story also appeared on Metro News.
Canadian Press Sun February 19 2017 By: Joanna SmithThe Canadian Press mentioned a paper by Kevin Milligan, a UBC economist, who was named to the review panel at Finance Canada. The 2014 paper for the C.D. Howe Institute argued for eliminating boutique tax credits like those for public transit and volunteer firefighters. The story appeared on Global, Metro News, the Montreal Gazette and other Postmedia outlets.
CTV Sat February 18 2017Kurt Huebner, the director of UBC’s Institute for European Studies, was interviewed on CTV News about Justin Trudeau’s trip to Germany. Huebner discussed the parallels between Canada and Germany.
Castanet Thu February 16 2017Castanet highlighted an upcoming symposium that aims to protect B.C.’s 34 endangered First Nation languages. Jeannette Armstrong, Canada Research Chair in indigenous philosophy and professor of Indigenous studies at UBC’s Okanagan campus, said time is running out on languages across B.C. Patricia Shaw, a UBC professor of linguistic anthropology, said the symposium will allow people to share and co-create a common body of knowledge, from which a collaborative indigenous language fluency degree can be developed.
Metro News Wed February 15 2017 By: Jen St. DenisNathanael Lauster, a UBC sociology professor, spoke to Metro News about census data that shows a drop in the number of residents in certain west side Vancouver neighbourhoods. According to Lauster, an increase in the number of unoccupied homes and a lack of new homes are some of the factors that can lead to a population decline.
Globe and Mail Thu February 16 2017 By: Michael ByersMichael Byers, the Canada Research Chair in global politics and international law at UBC, wrote a Globe and Mail op-ed about Canada’s national defence spending. Byers wrote that next steps for increasing spending would be to increase funds for maintenance, training, housing and health services.
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.