Todd: How to debate immigration without distorting facts, foes

Vancouver Sun Sat September 30 2017 By: Douglas Todd

The Vancouver Sun cited a study by UBC economists Craig Riddell and David Green and Carleton University’s Christopher Worswick in an article about debating immigration. The article reported the study found “neither a positive nor a negative impact of immigration on jobs and wages.” The story also appeared in The Province and other Postmedia outlets.

What electoral reform could look like in British Columbia

Maclean's Fri September 29 2017 By: Richard Johnston

Richard Johnston, a UBC professor of political science, wrote an op-ed for Maclean’s about B.C. electoral reform. Johnston proponents of electoral reform and of the move to some form of proportional representation should “sell their plan well, and clearly define it from the start.”

Canada at crossroads in tax reform, time to choose a path

Globe and Mail Sun October 1 2017 By: Kevin Milligan

Kevin Milligan, a UBC economist, wrote an op-ed on tax reform for the Globe and Mail. He wrote that “with the use of tax-planning techniques so heavily concentrated among high earners, the fairness of our tax system comes into question.”

Who is New Democratic Party hopeful Jagmeet Singh?

Al-Jazeera English Sat September 30 2017 By: Charlotte Mitchell

Al-Jazeera English quoted Richard Johnston, a UBC professor of political science, for an article profiling Jagmeet Singh. Johnston said “it’s the first time that a turban-wearing Sikh has run for the leadership of a Canadian political party. He poses a challenge to the party; generally in rethinking how it presents itself to the larger electorate.” Johnston also spoke to the Vancouver Sun (also in The Province) about the Vancouver by-election.

Richmond, Downtown Eastside similar levels of low-income people

Global Thu September 28 2017 By: Jesse Ferreras

Daniel Hiebert, a UBC geography professor who has focused on the effects of immigration on Canada’s housing markets, was interviewed for a Global story about the number of low-income people who live in Richmond and the Downtown Eastside. He thinks the relationship between high housing prices and low income in Richmond may be due to undeclared wealth.

Questions about China’s reception for B.C. municipal leaders

Globe and Mail Wed September 27 2017 By: Xiao Xu

Michael Byers, the Canada Research Chair in global politics and international law at UBC, spoke to the Globe and Mail about China’s reception for B.C. municipal leaders. He noted “problems arise if Canadian politicians are provided benefits that could serve as inducements: free trips to China, significant gifts, promises of assistance with re-election campaigns, and other such things.”

One mistake stops you from getting rich and achieving your goals

Mic Mon September 25 2017 By: Anita Hamilton

Jiaying Zhao, a professor of psychology and sustainability at UBC, was quoted in a Mic article about the “scarcity mindset” concept.

Zhao described one example where people take out payday loans to make the rent at high interest rates and end up in the cycle of poverty.

How the polar ice caps became luxury destination

Vanity Fair Mon September 25 2017 By: Evelyn Wang

A Vanity Fair article about Arctic cruises made possible by the effects of climate change quoted Michael Byers, the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at UBC.

Byers said “there’s this terrible irony that these ships can only go to places like the Arctic because climate change has done so much damage already.”

Opinion: Should we consider expropriation for 105 Keefer?

Vancouver Sun Sun September 24 2017 By: Henry Yu

The Vancouver Sun published an op-ed by Henry Yu, a UBC professor of history and the principal of St. John’s College, about the application to develop 105 Keefer Street in Chinatown. He wrote that “for those who oppose Beedie’s development of 105 Keefer, what could be built instead of condos is the huge loss to Chinatown.”

MPs to grill feds on broken promise to open up PMO

Hill Times Mon September 25 2017 By: Peter Mazereeuw

Ayesha Chaudhry, the Canada Research Chair in Religion, Law and Social Justice at UBC, will speak to the House Heritage Committee, the Hill Times reported. The topic is a motion that was passed by the House, over opposition from the Conservative caucus to a clause that asked the government to condemn Islamophobia.

Scheer conjures average Joes in takedown of tax plan

Globe and Mail Sun September 24 2017 By: Campbell Clark

The Globe and Mail mentioned work by Kevin Milligan, a UBC economist, about the Liberal tax plan. He said that for the most part, saving money inside a private corporation isn’t usually a strategy that works unless you are in the top tax bracket.

U.S., Mexican elections threat to prolonged NAFTA talks: Experts

Xinhua Thu September 21 2017 By: Evan Duggan

Tomasz Swiecki, a UBC economics professor and trade expert, spoke to Xinhua about NAFTA discussions. He said political distractions caused by the U.S. mid-term elections and the Mexican presidential vote next year could freeze the prolonged NAFTA talks.

Even yoga teachers can stretch themselves too far

CBC Tue September 19 2017

CBC interviewed Richard Carpiano, a UBC professor of public policy and sociology, about people who burnout from too much work. He said a shift in public policy and corporate culture is needed to prevent people from neglecting their health in favour of their career. The story also appeared on Yahoo.

All mouth and no ears: Settlers with Opinions

The Conversation Tue September 19 2017 By: Daniel Heath Justice

Daniel Heath Justice, a UBC professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture, wrote an op-ed for The Conversation about people who apologize for colonialism. He wrote about people who want Indigenous peoples to “abandon the legacies, lands, languages, relations, commitments and complexities that have always rooted and sustained our nations.” The article also appeared in Maclean’s.

Trudeau heads to NATO, G7 summits, where Trump is top of mind

Canadian Press Wed September 20 2017 By: Joanna Smith

The Canadian Press quoted Allan Sens, a UBC political science professor, about Donald Trump meeting with Trudeau and other leaders at the NATO summit. Sens said “at this very delicate moment, the United States… is led by the Trump administration with its established record of volatility, uncertainty and impulsiveness.” The CP story appeared in the Montreal Gazette and The Province.