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.

Here’s how to protect Canadian democracy in 2018

Ottawa Citizen Mon January 29 2018 By: Stewart Prest and Chris Tenove

Stewart Prest, a UBC political science professor and Chris Tenove, a UBC postdoctoral research fellow, are calling on politicians and all Canadians to “resolve to be bolder and braver this year in efforts to fortify our institutions and revitalize our democracy.” In an Ottawa Citizen op-ed, they highlighted recent innovations in the Senate and said: “We ought to embrace that spirit of innovation wholeheartedly in 2018.”

7 fun activities to help reluctant readers

Today's Parent Fri January 26 2018 By: Vanessa Milne

Today’s Parent interviewed Carla Hudson Kam, a professor of linguistics at UBC and Canada research chair in language acquisition, about how to help children read. “Talking about letters has a lot of value,” Kam said.

Canada, China have potential in combining peacekeeping efforts

Xinhua Fri January 26 2018

Xinhua quoted Brian L. Job, a UBC professor of political science with the Institute of Asian Research who spoke at a seminar co-hosted by UBC and the China Institute of International Studies. Job said Canada and China should find ways to combine efforts and make “smart contributions” to meet the fast changing needs of United Nations peacekeeping missions.

Wade Davis: Light at the edge of the world

CBC Tue January 23 2018

CBC Radio’s Ideas published an interview with Wade Davis, a UBC anthropology professor. Davis explained why we need to pay more attention to the values, voices, and concerns of Indigenous peoples.

What if a nuclear missile really were headed our way?

CBC Fri January 19 2018 By: Ilina Ghosh

Allen Sens, a professor of international relations, was interviewed for a CBC story discussing what would happen if a real nuclear missile was headed for Canada.

“In general, a missile event anywhere in the world will be detected by Norad within five minutes,” said Sens. “Over time, we would become increasingly confident about the approximate impact point of the missile based on its trajectory, course and speed.”