ARTS RESEARCH IN THE NEWS
Vancouver Sun Mon May 2 2016 By: John MackieA controversial development proposed for 105 Keefer in Chinatown was discussed in a Vancouver Sun article.
UBC history professor Henry Yu is critical of a new proposal submitted by the developer, which sets out a slightly smaller project with 119 market condos, down from 134 submitted in 2014. “They’ve changed architecturally some elements….But I think the core problem that they’ve faced in the previous proposal has not been addressed: the idea of how this fits in with the surrounding area as a kind of core heart of Chinatown.”
A similar article appeared in The Province.
Broadway World Mon May 2 2016Broadway World highlighted the Chan Centre’s 2016-17 season calendar.
The season will feature Portuguese fado, Mongolian folk and other traditional works as well as New Orleans jazz-rock, rhythmic Latin fusion and other cutting-edge performances.
A similar article appeared in the Vancouver Sun.
Discover Magazine Mon May 2 2016 By: Daniel EganThe work of UBC psychology emeritus professor Robert Hare was the focus of a new Discover Magazine article.
Hare has devoted more than 50 years to understanding what makes psychopaths tick, and has developed a test that’s now the standard for identifying the hallmark traits and behaviours of psychopaths.
Vogue (Italy) Fri April 29 2016 By: Matilde Cerruti QuaraA graduate from UBC's BFA in Visual Arts is the focus of a feature story in Italian Vogue.
Athena Papadopoulos, who was recently named one of Forbes magazine's "30 under 30 in Art & Style", said her education allowed her to spend uninterrupted time on her work and develop a methodology that kept her mentally stimulated and materially curious.
Vancouver Sun Sun May 1 2016 By: Douglas ToddMetro Vancouver’s population is so mobile that third-generation locals are hard to find, according to a Vancouver Sun article. The author cited UBC geographer Daniel Hiebert, who pointed to Statistics Canada’s forecast that by 2031 only one-quarter of Metro’s population will be third-generation Canadian.
“There is no European city with anything like this demographic structure, nor will there be in 2031,” Hiebert said.
A similar article appeared in the Ottawa Citizen and The Province.
Toronto Sun Sat April 30 2016 By: Michele MandelThe debate on whether Canada should pay ransom if its citizens are kidnapped was the focus of a Toronto Sun article.
UBC political scientist Will Plowright weighed in, saying the problem with paying ransom is where the money will be put to use. “There’s a major ethical problem with giving millions of dollars to terrorist organizations,” said Plowright. “They’re not going to spend it on candy.”
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