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Canadian poet Ian Williams says first novel ‘Reproduction’ is like a child

Canadian Press Tue Jan 22 2019 By: Adina Bresge

The Canadian Press published articles about a new book written by UBC creative writing professor and poet Ian Williams. “Reproduction” is Williams’ first novel. The articles appeared on CTVCity News and the National Post.

Taking the national temperature for #Elxn43

Pique Sun Jan 20 2019 By: Braden Dupuis

Pique quoted Max Cameron, director with the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions at UBC, in an article about federal elections. “The Liberals were incredibly good in the last election of just taking a range of positions that differentiated them from Harper, and they tapped into a mood for change that people wanted,” he said.

Why China isn’t ready to invade Taiwan – yet

Global News Sun Jan 20 2019 By: Josh K. Elliott

Global News spoke to Josephine Chiu-Duke, an associate professor of Chinese intellectual history at UBC’s Centre for Asian Studies, about relations between China and Taiwan.

Native American routes: the ancient trails hidden in Chicago’s grid system

The Guardian Thu Jan 17 2019 By: Tanner Howard

The Guardian quoted Coll Thrush, a history professor at UBC, in an article about Indigenous pathways in North American cities. “We have to remember that the urban landscape often almost completely overwrote indigenous territories in places like Seattle and Chicago,” he said.

China expresses ‘strong dissatisfaction’ with Trudeau as countries spar

The Guardian Wed Jan 16 2019 By: Leyland Cecco and Lily Kuo

The Guardian quoted Michael Byers, a professor of political science at UBC, in an article about relations between the two countries after China passed a death sentence on a Canadian man. “I’m mystified by the lack of restraint in the Chinese response. It’s not what I would expect to have from such a serious strategic country, and the Chinese are highly strategic,” said Byers.

Expert describes two Canadians detained in China as pawns in diplomatic chess game

City News Sun Jan 13 2019 By: Marcella Bernardo

City News interviewed UBC political science professor Yves Tiberghien about the two Canadian men who are currently detained in China, as part of suspected retaliation to Canada’s arrest of a Huawei executive.

Deal reached between Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and RCMP

CBC Fri Jan 11 2019

CBC Early Edition interviewed UBC sociology professor David Tindall about his views of the deal reached between Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and RCMP over road access for a pipeline company. The interview starts at the 51:20 mark. Tindall also appeared on CBC Daybreak North (0:44 mark), CBC B.C. Today (2:26 mark) and Global News.

The pop star prof: UBC retiree was the Ringo Starr of Czechoslovakia

Vancouver Sun Thu Jan 10 2019 By: John Mackie

The Vancouver Sun interviewed retired UBC Slavic studies professor Peter Petro about his former career in the music industry.

This is what’s wrong with Canada’s Left

Maclean's Fri Jan 11 2019 By: John Geddes

Maclean’s interviewed UBC political science professor Richard Johnston on Canadian and American politics and how there is little difference on polarizing themes between the two countries.

One photograph shaped how everyone saw the Oka Crisis

CBC Thu Jan 10 2019

CBC interviewed UBC sociology professor Rima Wilkes about how photos are not representative of the real stories behind them.

Elected vs. hereditary chiefs: What’s the difference in Indigenous communities?

CTV Wed Jan 9 2019 By: Nick Wells

CTV interviewed UBC First Nations and Indigenous studies and political science professor Sheryl Lightfoot about the elected chief and council system in Canada.

How Chinese, Filipino and other immigrants differ

Vancouver Sun Tue Jan 8 2019 By: Douglas Todd

The Vancouver Sun reported on UBC geographer Daniel Hiebert’s new diversity website, which reveals the differences among immigrants in Metro Vancouver.

Increasingly common extreme weather events resulting in need for BC Hydro to adapt

Globe and Mail Thu Jan 3 2019 By: Andrea Woo

The Globe and Mail interviewed Michael Byers, UBC’s Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law as well as Werner Antweiler, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor about the Dec. 20 windstorm, which left thousands of people without power. Byers was also interviewed on the same topic in an earlier Globe article.

America’s psychologists want you to understand how racism holds our country back

Chicago Tribune Fri Jan 4 2019 By: Melissa Healy

The Chicago Tribune interviewed UBC psychologist Toni Schmader on racial discrimination and how it exerts over emotions.

Canadian officials going ahead with China trip, despite tensions with Beijing

CBC Thu Jan 3 2019 By: Elise von Scheel

CBC interviewed UBC global affairs expert Paul Evans on Canada-China relations. "I think it's important that there be as many lines of contact with China now as possible," he said.