When “inappropriate” is “wrong”

The Province Fri Sep 21 2018 By: Douglas Todd

In an article in The Province, UBC’s Dennis Danielson discussed misuse of the word “inappropriate.” Danielson, a professor emeritus of English, criticizes the overuse of bland jargon such as “inappropriate” in North American public education, health and academia, and builds a case for the return of terms such as “right,” “wrong” and “should.”

How to ‘love-craft’ your relationships for health and happiness

The Conversation Wed Sep 12 2018 By: Carrie Jenkins

Carrie Jenkins, a UBC philosophy professor and Canada Research Chair, wrote an op-ed for The Conversation about creating the type of loving relationship that suits you. “Wouldn’t it be more creative — not to mention more honest — to craft the role of love in our lives to fit who we truly are?” she wrote. The article also appeared in the National Post.

Quietly, one of Trump’s tariffs threatens American democracy

Washington Post Tue Sep 11 2018 By: Heidi Tworek

The Washington Post published an op-ed by Heidi Tworek, a UBC professor in international history, about Donald Trump’s tariff on Canadian newsprint. “Even in a purportedly digital age, material concerns fundamentally shape news. We forget that lesson at our peril,” she wrote.

Playing computer games helps improve boys’ math scores

Georgia Straight Mon Sep 10 2018 By: Kate Wilson

The Georgia Straight reported on a study from UBC’s Vancouver School of Economics that suggests playing multiplayer online games helps increase math test scores for teenagers.

From Trump to trade, financial crisis still resonates 10 years later

New York Times Mon Sep 10 2018 By: Andrew Ross Sorkin

The New York Times cited work by Francesco Trebbi, a UBC economist, in a story about the financial crisis. Trebbi, Amir Sufi, and Atif Mian analyzed 60 countries and found that financial crises tend to radicalize electorates.

Grounded cruise ship rescue in Nunavut cost Canada’s Armed Forces $513K

CBC North Fri Sep 7 2018 By: Katie Toth

CBC North interviewed Michael Byers, a UBC political science professor, about a cruise ship that grounded near Nunuvut. Byers, who travelled on the ship as a lecturer seven years ago, said policymakers should consider asking tour companies to stay on major shipping routes or to pay for rescues when ships like this are grounded.

Does being smart and successful lower your chances of getting married?

The Conversation Thu Sep 6 2018 By: Yue Qian

Yue Qian, a UBC sociology professor, wrote an op-ed for The Conversation about the link between educational success and the chances of getting married. “Research has consistently found that American women with at least a bachelor’s degree are more likely to get married and stay married than less educated women,” she wrote.

Digital records mean ancient art ‘survives’ blaze

Canadian Press Thu Sep 6 2018 By: Beth Leighton

The Canadian Press interviewed Karen Duffek, a curator at UBC’s Museum of Anthropology, for an article about a museum fire in Brazil that destroyed artefacts, including some from the Pacific Northwest. She discussed digital records that were made of some items. The CP story appeared in the Globe and MailNational PostVancouver Sun, and Vancouver Courier.

Critical legal decision on Trans Mountain expansion due Thursday

Vancouver Sun Mon Aug 27 2018 By: Gordon Hoekstra

George Hoberg, a professor at UBC’s school of public policy and global affairs, was interviewed for a Vancouver Sun article about the upcoming court decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Hoberg discussed three possible outcomes of the decision.

Lessons from Clayoquot Sound for the Trans Mountain pipeline protests

The Conversation Mon Aug 27 2018 By: David Tindall, Joanna Robinson, Mark CJ Stoddart

The Conversation published an op-ed co-written by David Tindall, a UBC sociology professor, about Trans Mountain pipeline protests. “Civil disobedience is thought to be effective because it often leads to media attention, which in turn can affect public opinion,” wrote Tindall, Joanna Robinson and Mark CJ Stoddart.

What monogamous couples can learn from polyamorous relationships

Time Mon Aug 27 2018 By: Samantha Cooney

Time Magazine quoted Carrie Jenkins, a professor of philosophy at UBC, for an article about polyamorous relationships. Jenkins cautions that there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to relationships.

The human role in this summer’s heat

Vancouver Sun Fri Aug 24 2018 By: Simon Donner

Simon Donner, a professor in the department of geography and the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries at UBC, wrote an op-ed for the Vancouver Sun (also in The Province) about the human role in the summer heat. “The summer of 2018… is not a new normal. As long as we keep adding greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, the planet will continue to warm,” he wrote.

Feds need to put spotlight on social media to prevent foreign interference: Prof

News 1130 Thu Aug 23 2018 By: Denise Wong and Estefania Duran

News 1130 interviewed Heidi Tworek, a UBC professor of international history, about protecting against foreign intervention in Canadian elections. She discussed the concerning role of social media.

Would you rather have more time or more money?

Psychology Today Thu Aug 23 2018 By: Ashley Whillans and Elizabeth Dunn

Psychology Today published an op-ed about happiness research co-written by Elizabeth Dunn, a UBC psychologist. “On average, people were happier after spending $40 on a time-saving purchase than after spending the same amount on a material thing,” wrote Dunn and Ashley Whillans.

Rich Canadians are outliving the poor, strikingly so among men

Globe and Mail Thu Aug 23 2018 By: Michael Babad

The Globe and Mail reported on a study co-authored by Kevin Milligan of UBC’s Vancouver School of Economics. The study found Canada’s highest-earning men are outliving the lowest-earning men by eight years.