In The Media

This section is composed of external news media articles/videos of our Geography community members and/or their research.

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Craig E. Jones in “An Already Densely Populated Metrotown is About to Get Crowded” – CKNW’s The Jill Bennett Show, April 30, 2017

Craig E. Jones in “Metrotown neighbourhood already a high-density area, according to 2016 census“- Burnaby Now, April 27, 2017

Craig E. Jones in “Three transit-oriented communities in Metro rival Coal Harbour for empty or underused housing” – Vancouver Sun, March 30, 2017.

Craig E. Jones in “In the shadow of SkyTrain: will development in Coquitlam neighbourhood lead to displacement?” – CBC News, February 20, 2017

Craig E. Jones inBurnaby Boom: ‘Inevitable’ Redevelopment Leaves Renters Insecure” – The Tyee, August 30, 2016

Jennifer Williams in “Climate change: Evolution spurs speedy plant migration, UBC study finds” – Vancouver Sun, July 30, 2016

Craig E. Jones in “Housing Protestors Arrested in Burnaby” – CTV News, July 20, 2016

Sarah Hunt in “State of the First Nations: indigenous Canadians are reclaiming the city” – The Guardian, July 6, 2016

Elvin Wyly in “ Is Gentrification Really a Problem?” – The New Yorker, July 4, 2016

Craig E. Jones in “Burnaby’s low-income residents face evictions amid development boom” – The Globe and Mail, June 24, 2016

Marwan Hassan in “Researchers in Reality – Prof. Marwan Hassan” – Research 2 Reality, May 27, 2016.

David Ley in “Are foreign buyers driving up housing prices?” – CBC News, May 16, 2016.

Dan Hiebert in “4 more casualties of Vancouver’s real estate market”MSN News, April 27, 2016.

Derek Gregory in “How a Hollywood film reveals the reality of drone warfare”The Guardian, April 10, 2016.

David Ley in “The Highest Bidder”The Walrus, March 30, 2016.

David Ley in “Blame politicians for Metro Vancouver’s housing price crisis”Vancouver Sun, March 22, 2016.

David Ley in “Special Report: Flipping on the rise, but still a small portion of sales”Vancouver Sun, March 20, 2016.

Dan Hiebert in “Temporary foreign worker program deserves another look: immigration minister”Business in Vancouver, March 18, 2016.

Dan Hiebert in “Immigrants help drive Metro Vancouver’s housing market: study”Vancouver Sun, March 14, 2016.

Dan Hiebert in “UBC prof looks at role of recent immigrants in B.C. housing market”BC Business, March 14, 2016.

David Ley in “Poking holes in Vancouver’s housing vacancy study”The Globe and Mail, March 12, 2016.

Postdoc Arthur Gill Green in “Open Dialogues: How to Practice Responsible Pedagogy” – UBC CTLT, March 1, 2016.

Simon Donner in “Financial cost of major weather events rising for Canadian taxpayers”CTV News, February 26, 2016.

David Ley in “Data void on home ownership hampers B.C.’s ability to tackle heated market”The Globe and Mail, February 12, 2016.

Dan Hiebert in “Douglas Todd: Ethnic economies on the rise in North America”Vancouver Sun, January 31, 2016.

Dan Moore in “Troubled waters ahead for shrinking Bridge Glacier in southwestern B.C.”The Globe and Mail, January 1, 2016.

Simon Donner in “Why we need the next-to-impossible 1.5°C temperature target”The Guardian, December 30, 2015.

Joey Lee in “The Emerging Science of Urban Skylines”MIT Technology Review, December 14, 2015.

Alison Cassidy, Andreas Christen, and Greg Henry in “The effect of a permafrost disturbance on growing-season carbon-dioxide fluxes in a high Arctic tundra ecosystem” – Biogeosciences Discuss, An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union, December 11, 2015.

David Ley in “Douglas Todd: Migration growth is reshaping Metro Vancouver”Vancouver Sun, December 11, 2015.

Dan Hiebert in “UBC terrorism expert discusses the rise of ISIS”UBC Faculty of Arts, December 7, 2015.

Dan Hiebert in “B.C.’s ethnic diversity divide raises political questions”Vancouver Sun, December 4, 2015.

Dan Hiebert in “Is B.C. a ‘desirable economic destination’ for Syrian refugees?” – Business in Vancouver, December 1, 2015.

Andreas Christen in “CO2 and other greenhouse gases: What we can and can’t measure”CBC News, November 30, 2015.

David Ley in “Vancouver’s Foreign-owned Real Estate: Is Public Policy Required?”Asia Pacific, November 25, 2015.

Dan Hiebert in “Canada’s Syrian refugee plan: What we know and don’t know” – CBC News, November 24, 2015.

Dan Hiebert in “B.C. readies for arrival of Syrian refugees”Global News, November 24, 2015.

Dan Hiebert in “Syrian refugees go through a multiple-phase screening process before entering Canada”News 1130, November 22, 2015.

David Ley in “What’s the point of Vancouver?”Macleans, November 22, 2015.

Dan Hiebert in “UBC migration expert says refugee fears overblown”CKNW, November 18, 2015.

Olav Slaymaker in “Chris Hadfield, Mark Carney among Order of Canada recipients honoured at Rideau Hall”CBC News, November 18, 2015.

Philippe Le Billon in “The Heat: Keystone XL Pipeline”CCTV America, November 10, 2015.

Derek Gregory in “Our failures abroad stem from a lack of imagination”The Washington Post, November 9, 2015.

Dan Hiebert in “On the Coast: November 5, 2015”CBC, November 5, 2015 [1:40 to 1:49].

David Ley in “New study: Vancouver housing market fuelled by Chinese buyers”The Globe and Mail, November 2, 2015.

Sarah Hunt in “Do we need an inquiry to end violence against indigenous women?”CBC, November 1, 2015.

Dan Hiebert in “There’s ‘diversity,’ then there’s ‘super-diversity,’ Burnaby style”Vancouver Sun, October 30, 2015.

Simon Donner in “Canada’s New Government May Be a New Beginning for Science”Wired, October 26, 2015.

David Ley in “Election: Calls increase for return of the long-form census”Richmond News, October 9, 2015.

Dan Hiebert in “UBC awarded $4.7 million in SSHRC funding for terrorism and democracy research”UBC News, October 8, 2015.

David Ley in “Raise tax on high-end Vancouver homes to lower housing prices: expert”The Globe and Mail, October 7, 2015.

Michele Koppes in “Climate change moves mountains — literally”UBC News, October 1, 2015

Michele Koppes in “Observed latitudinal variations in erosion as a function of glacier dynamics”Nature, October 1, 2015

Dan Hiebert in “Douglas Todd: Thousands of Metro Vancouver mansion owners avoiding taxes” Vancouver Sun, September 27, 2015

David Ley in “Denying flood of foreign money makes solving housing crisis even harder”The Globe and Mail, September 25, 2015

Vicky Baker in “One small bag of garbage”UBC Sustainability

David McClung in “Human error is behind many avalanche deaths”Nature, August 31, 2015

Simon Donner in “Weather experts predict warm winter ahead for British Columbia”The Globe and Mail, August 20, 2015

Loch Brown in “Pathways in Sustainability: Dr. Loch Brown”UBC Sustainability, August 19, 2015

Dan Hiebert in “Canada’s ethnic enclaves more diverse than you think, study finds”Toronto Star, August 19, 2015

Simon Donner in “What happens when ‘the blob’ meets Godzilla El Niño? Climate chaos and more hot, dry weather for B.C.”National Post, August 19, 2015

PhD Candidate Craig E. Jones in “On the Coast: July 30, 2015”CBC Radio, July 30, 2015 [interview at 1:16:50]

PhD Candidate Craig E. Jones in “High-density living at what cost?” – Global News, July 30, 2015

PhD Candidate Craig E. Jones in ““New high-density housing often comes at the cost of affordable rent” – UBC News, July 29, 2015

PhD Candidate Craig E. Jones in “Cheap Burnaby rentals victim of transit-oriented density policy: UBC research”Metro News, July 29, 2015

PhD Candidate Craig E. Jones in “Towers threaten cheaper rental stock: study”Vancouver 24 Hrs, July 29, 2015

David Ley in “How to Cool Vancouver’s Home Price Fever” – The Tyee, July 20, 2015

PhD Candidate Max Ritts in “Gitga’at students use acoustic mapping to fight Enbridge tankers” – National Observer, July 20, 2015

David Ley in “What Vancouverites Don’t Know Is Hurting Our Housing Hopes”The Tyee, July 16, 2015

David Ley in “Real-estate exec on Chinese money: ‘There is a huge stake for a lot of local people in keeping this thing going'”The Province, March 4, 2015

David Edgington in “Lessons from Christchurch, New Zealand”Vancouver Sun, March 3, 2015

Simon Donner in The Kiribati People Battle Sea Level Rise [Slide Show]Scientific American, February 17, 2015