ARTS RESEARCH IN THE NEWS
The Vancouver Sun Wed Oct 7 2015 By: Kathryn Harrison
UBC political science professor Kathryn Harrison compares the four national parties’ election platforms and says the Greens offer the clearest program to fight climate change with the NDP running a close second.
“[T]he Conservatives, Liberals, and NDP each have left the door open to one or more pipelines, though the NDP assessments would include climate impacts,” Harrison wrote in a Vancouver Sun op-ed.
La Source Tue Oct 6 2015 By: Mariam Baldeh
Joash Gambarage, a Tanzanian PhD candidate at UBC, is using some of the funds from his UBC scholarship to make elementary school education more accessible to low-income children from his small town. The Mugeta school project has 105 children enrolled, most of them receiving free education.
Surrey Leader Tue Oct 6 2015 By: Sheila Reynolds
The UBC Symphony Orchestra is celebrating UBC’s 100th anniversary with a free evening concert on Friday in Surrey. Conductor Jonathan Girard will lead the 90-member orchestra.
National Post Wed Oct 7 2015 By: Michael Byers
UBC professor Michael Byers says Canadians should wait until the complete details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership have been revealed before gauging its impact.
Byers, the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at UBC, said it remains to be seen if the TPP deal complies with Canadian law and policy and balances consumer rights and patent protections.
CTV News Thu Oct 8 2015 By: Kristy Kirkup
Maxwell Cameron, director of UBC’s Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, released a paper Thursday that argues minority governments can still be effective.
“Minority or coalition governments can better represent the interests of the majority of Canadians by emphasizing co-operation between parties instead of polarization,” Cameron wrote. “Increased representation of Canadian interests in government yields policies that benefit Canadians broadly.”
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The Globe and Mail Wed Oct 7 2015 By: Mike Hager
UBC geography professor David Ley proposed a more progressive property transfer tax on luxury homes at the Urban Development Institute forum on foreign ownership Wednesday.
Ley, who studies housing bubbles, said this option would end up lowering prices and improving affordability in Metro Vancouver. He noted that cities like London, Hong Kong and Singapore have raised taxes on the top tier of real estate to between 12 per cent and 15 per cent.
A similar article appeared in the Vancouver Sun.
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