UBC study confirms existence of ‘daddy bonus’

Georgia Straight Thu June 14 2018 By: Lucy Lau

The Georgia Straight reported on UBC research that found fathers don’t have to be the top worker in their office in order to get a raise. “Our findings suggest that employers are more likely to see fathers as deserving of promotions and higher wages because of an unfair assumption that men are the breadwinners in their families, and are therefore more likely to be hardworking and dependable,” said lead author and sociology professor Sylvia Fuller.  

In Trump trade war, Trudeau has Canadians’ support

Financial Post Mon June 11 2018 By: Kevin Carmichael

The Financial Post mentioned work by Kevin Milligan, a UBC economics professor, in a story about Canada’s approach to business taxation. Milligan recommended a review of the topic. The story also appeared in The Province.

Letters show Japanese-Canadian internment through teens’ eyes

CBC Mon June 11 2018 By: Matt Meuse

Laura Ishiguru, a UBC history professor, spoke to CBC about letters acquired by the UBC Library Rare Books and Special Collections. She explained how the letters illustrate a unique perspective of the internment of Japanese Canadians.

UBC experts on U.S./North Korea summit

National Post Tue June 12 2018 By: Douglas Quan

Two UBC professors weighed in on the meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. Kyung-Ae Park, the Korea Foundation Chair at UBC’s Institute of Asian Research, spoke to the National Post about UBC’s annual welcome for a group of North Korean scholars.

Paul Evans, a professor at UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and expert in Asian affairs, spoke to Global and News 1130 about the agreement to bring denuclearization to the Korean Peninsula.

Happiness research is subversive

Vancouver Sun Sat June 9 2018 By: Douglas Todd

The Vancouver Sun reviewed the UBC panel event “Happiness How-To: From Happiness Research to Happier Cities.”  The event was hosted by the Vancouver School of Economics, and John Helliwell, a UBC professor emeritus.

‘Growth coalition’ kept foreign money flowing into B.C. real estate

Globe and Mail Fri June 8 2018 By: Kerry Gold

The Globe and Mail mentioned several UBC academics in a story about a Chinese citizen’s legal challenge to B.C.’s property transfer tax for foreign buyers. Geography professor emeritus David Ley, history professor Henry Yu and sociology professor Nathanael Lauster all shared their expertise for the case.

On First Nations issues, there’s a giant gap between Trudeau’s rhetoric and what Canadians really think

Maclean's Thu June 7 2018 By: Aaron Hutchins

Sheryl Lightfoot, Canada Research Chair in global Indigenous rights and politics at UBC, spoke to Maclean’s about Indigenous issues in Canada. “What we’ve got is a country that’s woefully uneducated on Indigenous history and issues. Or they are living it every day and are close to it. There isn’t a lot in the middle,” she said.

Newcomers working for free in hopes of finding jobs in Vancouver

Star Vancouver Tue June 5 2018 By: Alex McKeen

Star Vancouver interviewed Sylvia Fuller, a UBC sociology professor and expert on equitable employment, for a story about immigrants working for free in Vancouver. She discussed how hiring practices often include “soft skills” that leads managers to hire people that seem similar to themselves.

Canadian labour force better off than that of the U.S. since 2000

Star Vancouver Mon June 4 2018 By: Alex McKeen

Star Vancouver quoted Thomas Lemieux, a UBC economist, for an article comparing the labour forces of Canada and the U.S. He said that the U.S. may have more significant problems related to precarious contract work.

Some bad news for good news — optimistic forecasts create recessions

Wall Street Journal Tue June 5 2018 By: Georgi Kantchev

The Wall Street Journal highlighted work by Paul Beaudry, a UBC economics professor. Beaudry and International Monetary Fund economist Tim Willems found that good economic forecasts could help cause a recession.

Burnaby Village Museum partners with UBC to share history

Burnaby Now Fri June 1 2018

Burnaby Now highlighted a joint partnership between the Burnaby Village Museum and UBC that will allow students to turn their research into interpretive material. The museum will collaborate with the UBC Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies program, among others.

Potential tenants asked to fill out a personality test for Vancouver building

Global Fri June 1 2018 By: Paul Johnson

Delroy Paulhus, a UBC psychology professor who specializes in survey research, spoke to Global about a personality test for potential tenants of a Vancouver building.

Federal decision to buy Trans Mountain pipeline

National Post Tue May 29 2018

Various UBC experts weighed in after the federal government decided to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline. George Hoberg, a professor at UBC’s school of public policy and global affairs, spoke to the BBC (at 34:30) about the implications of the pipeline expansion. He also spoke with CBC Radio’s The Current.

Political scientist Kathryn Harrison and sociology professor David Tindall spoke to the Canadian Press. Harrison said this could backfire politically in B.C. and globally on the environmental stage. Tindall discussed how Premier John Horgan has gained support in B.C. for his approach to the pipeline debate. The CP story appeared in the National PostFinancial Post, City NewsThe ProvinceCalgary Sun, Alaska Highway News and New West Record.

Harrison also spoke to the Globe and Mail on the same topic and Tindall spoke to CBC Vancouver (from 43:32 to 50:50) and CBC Radio’s Early Edition as well as CBC Radio across Canada. Political science professor Richard Johnston discussed with Business in Vancouver about how Alberta’s premier Rachel Notley had the most to lose of all political leaders involved.

Geography professor Simon Donner’s analysis of the environmental impact of the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion was mentioned in a Georgia Straight article.

Justin Trudeau’s risky gamble on the Trans Mountain pipeline

The Conversation Wed May 30 2018 By: David Tindall

David Tindall, a UBC sociology professor, wrote an op-ed for The Conversation after the federal government purchased the Trans Mountain pipeline. “The decision poses real risks to the federal Liberals including harm to its reconciliation efforts with First Nations,” he wrote. The article also appeared in the National PostThe Weather Network, and DeSmog.

B.C. unveils its proposed question for voters in electoral-reform referendum

Globe and Mail Wed May 30 2018 By: Sunny Dhillon

Maxwell Cameron, a UBC political science professor, spoke to the Globe and Mail about the B.C. electoral-reform referendum this fall. Cameron said he was pleased with the referendum questions and the plan for a subsequent referendum. Cameron was also quoted in The Province and The Tyee on the same topic.