ARTS RESEARCH IN THE NEWS
News 1130 Thu July 28 2016 By: Martin MacMahonNews 1130 interviewed UBC political science PhD candidate David Moscrop for a story on how the BC Liberals are going after the NDP’s housing critic on social media.
“It’s nasty and desperate,” Moscrop said. “It sends a signal that you’re really scared of something. To essentially be undertaking aerial bombardment this far out of a campaign. It sort of cedes the point that maybe the caucus is a little bit nervous about their command of the issue.”
Success Magazine Fri July 29 2016 By: Patty OnderkoSuccess Magazine highlighted UBC research for a story on avoiding loneliness while working from home.
The psychology study found that interactions with those on the periphery of our social networks can have a positive effect on our emotional well-being. The article also recommended taking breaks, working out and setting a routine.
CBC News Wed July 27 2016 By: Rafferty BakerCBC reported on a UBC psychology study that found seven per cent of Downtown Eastside SROs in Vancouver have excessive clutter.
“I actually think we need a coordinated system for helping people with these kinds of issues, but I don’t know many places, even in the world, that have gotten there yet,” said Sheila Woody, a UBC professor of psychology.
She added that Vancouver is doing better than many cities.
A similar story appeared on Yahoo News Canada, Vancouver Sun, The Province and Times Colonist.
Sydney Morning Herald Tue July 26 2016 By: Stephen J. A. WardThe Sydney Morning Herald published an op-ed by UBC ethics professor Stephen J. A. Ward.
Ward advocated for journalists working as global communicators rather than only framing stories from their one perspective.
“We need to construct global journalism ethics that transcends parochialism in two ways. First, we use global values to restrain the worst forms of parochialism. Second, we replace parochialism with globalism as the norm. Globalism makes global values primary,” he wrote.
Roundhouse Radio Wed July 27 2016Eric Merkley, PhD candidate in UBC’s department of political science, spoke on Roundhouse Radio about the Democratic National Convention.
Merkley also discussed what Hillary Clinton needs to do in order to win the presidential election.
“Part of her success will come from tapping into the coalition Obama has built in the last two terms and that means reaching out to young people,” he said.
Globe and Mail Wed July 27 2016 By: Sarah HampsonThe Globe and Mail interviewed retired UBC history professor Peter Ward for an article on how the popularity of porches and verandas has shifted with societal changes.
“Notions about socializing and privacy have changed over the last few generations,” said Ward. “We are choosier about the public we want to have an exchange with.”
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