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Economists, academics demand release of NSSO consumer spending data
UBC emeritus professor of economics Ashok Kotwal is among the academics calling for the release of India consumption surveys.
The HinduBusiness Standard

B.C. business leaders discuss falling competitiveness and promoting diversity
Kevin Milligan, a professor at the Vancouver School of Economics, says B.C. should invest more in its workers to stay competitive.
Postmedia via Vancouver SunThe Province

New environment minister Jonathan Wilkinson must close the gap between Canada’s climate ambitions and its policies
Jonathan Wilkinson's appointment to the environment portfolio signals that climate change will be central to the work of the new government, says UBC political science professor Kathryn Harrison.
The Star (subscription)

Deputy PM Freeland to oversee relations with U.S. and provinces in Trudeau’s new cabinet
UBC political scientist Yves Tiberghien says the appointment of Philippe Champagne as Minister of Foreign Affairs provides a fresh start to Canada-China relations.
Globe and Mail (subscription)

Ian Williams wins Canada’s top literary award for fiction
Ian Williams, a creative writing professor at UBC, won Canada’s top annual literary award for fiction for his book, Reproduction.
ReutersCBCGlobalCTVGeorgia Straight

So you went to the climate strike … now what?
UBC geography student Kai Vorland wrote an article about proactive activism and the ongoing process of becoming sustainable.
Vancouver SunThe ProvinceMontreal Gazette

Give to charity and it’ll make you feel better, wealthy told as donations drop
Forbes mentioned research by Elizabeth Dunn, a professor at UBC's department of psychology, which explored the correlation between happiness and charitable giving.
Forbes

How getting sued for workplace discrimination can lead to more diverse teams
Forbes highlighted a study co-conducted by Elizabeth Hirsh, a professor in UBC's department of sociology, which demonstrated how market and legal pressures interact to affect workplace practices and managerial diversity.
Forbes

British Columbia takes a historic step for the rights of Indigenous Peoples, but the hard work is yet to come
Sheryl Lightfoot, a political science professor and Canada Research Chair in global Indigenous rights and politics at UBC, wrote an article about B.C.’s implementation of the UN declaration recognizing Indigenous rights.
The Conversation

Refugees coming to Canada want to contribute, Toronto job fair shows
Amira Halperin, a postdoctoral research fellow in UBC’s department of sociology, spoke about refugees’ integration into the Canadian job market.
Huffington Post

Alberta is considering starting its own pension program. Here’s why economists say that won’t be easy
The Star quoted Kevin Milligan, a professor at the Vancouver School of Economics, in an article about Alberta’s possible withdrawal from the Canadian Pension Plan.
The Star (subscription)

Hello ladies! Wearing your boyfriend’s clothes can reduce your mental stress
Times of India highlighted a UBC psychology study on the calming effect of the scent of a romantic partner.
Times of India

Human struggle in First World War production still resonates a century later
CBC featured UBC Theatre's production of Timothy Findley's "The Wars," and interviewed the actors and UBC students.
CBC

I never knew about these Chinese-Canadian heroes until Don Cherry opened his mouth
UBC history professor Henry Yu was quoted about Chinese-Canadian veterans and their right to vote in Canada.
ChatelaineFlare

‘We are in a war’: In Hong Kong, an accountant by day is a street fighter by night
Benjamin ­Cheung, a lecturer in UBC's department of psychology, commented on a survey involving police's excessive use of force in the Hong Kong protests.
Washington PostSan Francisco Chronicle