Are counter-protests effective?

Vancouver Courier Fri August 18 2017 By: Tessa Vikander

Rima Wilkes, a UBC sociology professor, spoke to the Vancouver Courier about the efficacy of counter-protests. She said such protests are effective in sending a message through the media but ineffective at creating dialogue between opposing groups.

Doklam: From British to Chinese interests, follow the money

SCMP Sat August 19 2017 By: Tsering Shakya

Tsering Shakya, the Canadian Research Chair in Religion and Contemporary Society at UBC, wrote an op-ed for South China Morning Post about the history and political implications of exploring the Himalayas. He wrote that “the centre of world manufacturing and economic power has shifted to China, where commercial organisations and businesspeople are demanding roads and trade in the Himalayas.”

History professor discusses anti-immigration rallies

CBC Wed August 16 2017

Henry Yu, a UBC history professor, was interviewed on CBC Radio’s BC Almanac about anti-immigration rallies. Yu discussed the history of structured racism throughout the United States. Yu’s segment starts at 9:16.

Opinion: Reconciliation at 150 — Canada’s Great Challenge

Vancouver Sun Wed August 16 2017 By: Jason Tockman and Sheryl Lightfoot

The Vancouver Sun published an op-ed about Indigenous reconciliation co-written by Sheryl Lightfoot, a UBC professor in First Nations and Indigenous studies, and Jason Tockman, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies.

Lightfoot and Tockman wrote that “Indigenous nations must be able to consistently participate at the highest levels, including in subsequent, shared decision-making with regard to new laws and policies. This is what reconciliation looks like.”

How do we ready kids for the next generation of fake news?

The Tyee Mon August 14 2017 By: Katie Hyslop

The Tyee quoted two UBC researchers in an article about media literacy. Eric M. Meyer, a professor in the school of library, archival and information studies, said lessons on evaluating and critiquing media sources should be taught earlier. Ron Darvin, a UBC language and literacy education PhD candidate, discussed the ways of integrating digital literacy into the classroom.

UBC experts on war of words between North Korea and the U.S.

CBC Fri August 11 2017 By: Nelson Bennett

Two UBC professors weighed in about the war of words between the leaders of North Korea and the United States. Michael Byers was interviewed on CBC Radio’s Early Edition and said he is not concerned that nuclear weapons will be used anytime soon between the two countries. The segment starts at 2:31:40.

Donald Baker, a professor at UBC’s department of Asian studies, spoke to News 1130 and said the possibility of war between North Korea and the United States is unlikely.

B.C. joins legal battles against Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

CBC Thu August 10 2017

UBC experts were interviewed by various media outlets after the B.C. government announced its plan to join the legal fight against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion because Kinder Morgan has not “meaningfully” consulted with Aboriginal communities.

George Hoberg and Werner Antweiler were interviewed for a CBC Vancouver story. Hoberg, a professor at UBC’s Liu Institute for Global Issues, said intervenor status for the government won’t be “particularly consequential.” Antweiler, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, agreed that the province’s threats will not amount to much. Hoberg also spoke to CTV News on the same topic.

The shifting sands of B.C. politics

Vancouver Sun Sun August 13 2017 By: Philip Resnick

Philip Resnick, a UBC professor emeritus in the department of political science, wrote an op-ed for the Vancouver Sun about the changes in B.C. politics. He wrote that “the traditional mould of B.C. politics, based on a coalition of the centre-right, may have been broken and a new era in provincial politics may have begun.”

Christy Clark’s resignation a short-term gift to NDP

Business in Vancouver Tue August 8 2017 By: Nelson Bennett

Business in Vancouver interviewed Richard Johnston, a UBC political scientist, about the implications of Christy Clark’s resignation. Johnston said the key to a Liberal party reinvention will be winning back support in Metro Vancouver in places like Surrey.

14 ways to squeeze more joy out of every day

Time Magazine Mon August 7 2017 By: Ellen Seidman

Time Magazine cited a study co-authored by Elizabeth Dunn, a UBC psychology professor. Dunn’s research found people consistently felt happier on days when they interacted with others.

More Mandarin than Cantonese speakers in Metro Vancouver

Metro News Thu August 3 2017 By: Wanyee Li

Metro News interviewed Henry Yu, a UBC history professor, after the 2016 census showed the number of Mandarin speakers in Canada has surpassed the number of Cantonese speakers for the first time in the country’s history. He said the concentrations of Cantonese-speaking people are the direct result of where Hong Kong immigrants settled in the 70s, 80s, and 90s.

UBC experts discuss census results

New York Magazine Thu August 3 2017 By: Caroline Beaton

CBC Radio’s BC Almanac interviewed two UBC professors about the latest Canadian census results. Marina Adshade, who teaches economics and public policy at both UBC and SFU, and UBC sociology professor Amin Ghaziani weighed in on the latest census findings and what they say about families, households and couples.

After the rise of Trump, the rise of Trump studies

Times Higher Education Thu August 3 2017 By: Matthew Reisz

Times Higher Education cited research by Delroy L. Paulhus, a UBC professor of psychology, in a story about the increase in academic examination of Donald Trump. Paulhus co-wrote a paper called “Explaining Donald Trump via communication style: grandiosity, informality and dynamism.”

Why you feel richer or poorer than you really are

New York Magazine Thu August 3 2017 By: Caroline Beaton

New York Magazine quoted Elizabeth Dunn, a UBC psychology professor, about how wealth can be an emotional topic. She said “the extent to which we’re frequently reminded of our wealth really matters.” The article also cited work by UBC psychologist Jiaying Zhao, who found if people feel like they have less, they may also feel like they have less to lose. Research on happiness by Dunn and Ashley Whillans, now with Harvard Business School, also appeared in the Chicago Tribune.

UBC experts comment on census results

Hidustan Times Thu August 3 2017 By: Anirudh Bhattacharyya

Various UBC experts weighed in on the latest Canadian census results.

Bonny Norton, a UBC professor and Distinguished University Scholar in the department of language and literacy education, spoke to the Hindustan Times about the immigrant languages spoken in Canada. She described the rise in the Hindi-speaking population as “particularly notable.”

The Canadian Press interviewed John Paul Catungal, an instructor at UBC’s Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, about same-sex marriage statistics. Catungal said although same-sex marriage has been legal in Canada for more than a decade it’s still relatively new, which may partly explain its recent growth. The CP story appeared in the Globe and MailCTVEdmonton Journal and other Postmedia outlets.

Amin Ghaziani, the Canada Research Chair in Sexuality and Urban Studies, spoke to Surrey Now-Leader about how the increase in reported same-sex couples could be due to attitudes liberalizing dramatically since gay marriage was approved.

The Vancouver Sun quoted Marina Adshade, an economics and public policy professor at both UBC and SFU, and Yue Qian, a sociology professor about the rise in one-person households. The story also appeared in The Province.

Metro News quoted Nathanael Lauster, a sociology professor, about the difficulty of finding housing. Lauster also spoke to the Vancouver Courier.