ARTS RESEARCH IN THE NEWS

What the failures of the last Ebola outbreak can teach us about the future

PBS

Tom Koch, an adjunct professor at UBC's department of geography, spoke about Ebola virus data collection.

What happened to Vancouver’s black neighbourhoods?

The Tyee

Dan Hiebert, a professor at UBC's department of geography, gave comments in an article about black population distribution.

Hong Kong protests create potential problems for Ottawa, says academic

Vancouver Sun

Postmedia spoke to Paul Evans, a professor at UBC’s school of public policy and global affairs, and Eric Li, a professor at UBCO's faculty of management, about the Hong Kong protests.

The politics of pronouns

University Affairs

University Affairs quoted Laura Moss, a professor at the department of English language and literature, about word or format choices with important political implications and historical nuances in writing.

Google Earth users can now hear more than 50 Aboriginal languages ​​through the Voyager educational storytelling platform

Radio Canada

Radio Canada interviewed Mark Turin, an anthropology professor at UBC, about Google Earth's new project that celebrates Indigenous languages.

New ‘Lennon Wall’ goes up at SFU as tensions run high over Hong Kong protests

CBC

Miu Chung Yan, a professor at the school of social work, gave comments about the tensions between Hong Kong and mainland China.

Women-only clinics create barriers for trans folks seeking sexual health care

Victoria News

A.J. Lowik, a PhD candidate at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, spoke about trans-inclusive women's clinics.

Here’s the difference between your child having a tantrum from having a meltdown

BabyGaga

Amori Mikami, a professor at UBC's department of psychology, spoke about the difference between tantrums and meltdowns, and how parents should react.

South Korean ‘cult’ leader gets six years for beating followers in Fiji

Global

Donald Baker, a professor at UBC's department of Asian studies, was mentioned in an article about the conviction of a South Korean religious cult leader.

Environmental activists have higher death rates than some soldiers

Scientific American

Philippe Le Billon, a professor at UBC's department of geography, gave comments in an article about the violence against environmental defenders.

‘Fake news’, the law and self-censorship in Southeast Asia

East Asia Forum

Elvin Ong, a postdoctoral fellow at UBC's school of public policy and global affairs, and Isabel Chew, a PhD graduate student at the department of political science, wrote an article about fake news in Southeast Asia.

The unbearable whiteness of weed: Canada’s booming cannabis industry has a race problem

Globe and Mail

Chuka Ejeckam, a master's student at UBC's department of political science, wrote an op-ed about the racial inequities in legal cannabis market.

Climate change is luring cruise ships to sail risky Arctic passages

Quartz

Michael Byers, the Canada Research Chair in global politics and international law at UBC, spoke about the dangers of travelling in the Arctic.

How can we stop meeting like this?

The Tyee

The Tyee highlighted a study by UBC geography's Seth Wynes and Simon Donner on environmental concerns of air travel.

I should be allowed to leave men out of my studies

Vice

Liisa Galea, a professor at UBC's department of psychology, wrote an article about gender equality in science.