Stanley trial highlights colonialism of Canadian media

The Conversation Fri February 16 2018 By: Candis Callison and Mary-Lynn Young

The Conversation published an op-ed by two UBC journalism professors about the controversial trial of Gerald Stanley, who was on trial for killing Colten Boushie, a young Indigenous man. “Indigenous scholars, activists and community members are largely doing the important work of situating Colten Boushie’s life and death within the colonial context, answering not if race was a factor, but how and why it matters,” wrote Candis Callison and Mary-Lynn Young.

The side effects of the decline of men

Bloomberg Wed February 14 2018 By: Tyler Cowen

Bloomberg cited a study co-authored by Henry E. Siu, a UBC economics professor, for an article about the decline of men in the high-skill labour market. Siu, Guido Matias Cortes, and Nir Jaimovich found that the percentage of college-educated men working in cognitive, high-wage occupations has been dropping.

Vancouver Chinatown’s history woven into other Chinatowns

Vancouver Sun Wed February 14 2018 By: Joanne Lee-Young

Henry Yu, a UBC history professor, spoke to the Vancouver Sun for an article on the history of Vancouver’s Chinatown. He said there is awareness that Kaiping, in southern China, shows how Vancouver’s Chinatown is part of a much bigger international thread. The story also appeared in The Province.

Is it dishonest to seek professional help for online dating?

CBC Sun February 11 2018 By: Michelle Ghoussoub

CBC interviewed Marina Adshade, a UBC professor of economics, for an article about professional services for people looking for help with online dating. She said she’s not surprised this industry has emerged in a society with increased outsourcing of services.

Cabinet orders deeper security review of proposed Chinese takeover of Aecon Group

Canadian Press Mon February 12 2018 By: Ross Marowits

The Canadian Press interviewed Paul Evans, a professor of international relations at UBC’s school of public policy and global affairs, about a security review of a proposed Chinese takeover of Aecon Group. Evans said this case is a “watershed moment” about how Canada will deal with Chinese investment in various sectors. The story appeared in the National Post and Times Colonist.

Everyone a winner with Williams Lake band victory, says chief

The Tyee Thu February 8 2018 By: Katie Hyslop

Charles Menzies, a UBC anthropology professor, was quoted in The Tyee after the Supreme Court of Canada reinstated a tribunal ruling that the Williams Lake Indian Band is owed federal government compensation for the theft of its village 150 years ago.

“People shouldn’t be surprised that there is a cost involved to having their town [on unceded First Nations land]. A lot of towns and cities throughout British Columbia are on the best known places to have human habitation,” Menzies said.

B.C.’s labelling of Alberta trade war as ‘distraction’ more strategy than reality

CBC Thu February 8 2018 By: Justin McElroy

Two UBC political science professors spoke to various media outlets about the trade war between B.C. and Alberta. Kathryn Harrison, who specializes in federalism and environmental policy, was quoted in a CBC story as saying, “I think the trade war is a side scuffle. It’s a political issue, and it’s not one that B.C. can win by escalating.”

Max Cameron, the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions director, told Metro News it’s a classic example of “a tit-for-tat strategy” where players retaliate against each other with “measures intended to signal the seriousness of the issue” under dispute.

Our earthly economy is now extraterrestrial

Globe and Mail Wed February 7 2018 By: Michael Byers

Michael Byers, the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at UBC, wrote an op-ed for the Globe and Mailabout the inaugural flight of SpaceX’s newest rocket, the Falcon Heavy. He wrote that “the Falcon Heavy will be able to lift the largest surveillance satellites, new and bigger space telescopes, and even a new space station into orbit.”

Liberals’ problem with immigration

Korea Times Mon February 5 2018 By: Jung Min-ho

Korea Times interviewed Antje Ellermann, a UBC political science professor, about how liberals in Korea tend to oppose immigration. Ellermann said that over time Korean liberals will also embrace immigrants as members of the society.

Millennials find creative solutions to rental woes

CBC Mon February 5 2018 By: Michelle Ghoussoub

Nathanael Lauster, a UBC professor of sociology, spoke to CBC for a story about how millennials are dealing with high cost of living. He said that unconventional living arrangements are more common in cities where rents have increased, and incomes have not.

6 black Canadian writers to watch in 2018

CBC Fri February 2 2018 By: Ryan B. Patrick

Ian Williams, a poetry professor at UBC, was featured on CBC’s list of black Canadian writers to watch. Williams’ poetry collection Personals was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Robert Kroetsch Poetry Book Award.

Did the ancient Greeks sail to Canada?

Daily Mail Fri February 2 2018 By: Phoebe Weston and Tim Collins

Hector Williams, a UBC professor of classical archaeology, was quoted in a Daily Mail article after a study claimed Hellenistic Greeks had detailed knowledge of astronomy and pinpointed Atlantic currents to propel them west. “While it is clever and interesting I don’t think the Greeks reached Canada,” said Williams, who was not involved in the study.

Conservatives propose tax credit for parents on leave

Globe and Mail Thu February 1 2018 By: Bil Curry

Kevin Milligan, a UBC economist who spent part of 2016 participating in a review of federal tax credits, spoke to the Globe and Mail about a tax credit proposed by the federal Conservatives.

He said he’d like the party to explain why their proposal is better than other options.

B.C. cities call for changes for housing affordability

Canadian Press Thu February 1 2018 By: Linda Givetash

The Canadian Press quoted David Ley, a UBC geography professor who contributed to a report on housing affordability. He said the United Kingdom has a good example of how regulatory changes prevent foreign investors from dodging taxes or laundering money. The CP story appeared in the Financial Post and CTV.

Wealthy immigrants took back door into Vancouver and Toronto’s housing markets

Global Mon January 29 2018 By: Jesse Ferreras

Global quoted three UBC researchers in a story about housing markets in Vancouver and Toronto.

Daniel Hiebert, a UBC geographer who has focused on international migration, said investor immigration is likely now dominated by applicants from mainland China. Giovanni Gallipoli, a UBC economist, spoke about the financial impact of investor immigrants. David Ley, a UBC geographer, analyzed “total funds” that investor immigrants disclosed to prove their financial capital in the 1990s.