Posts Tagged ‘politics’

Which B.C. party is better at fiscal management? UBC prof provides independent assessment

May. 9, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Media Release | Tags: , , , , , ,

A new study from UBC’s Sauder School of Business seeks to provide an independent assessment of the economic track records of British Columbia’s top political parties vying for the May 14th election. The study finds that no one party is significantly better at fiscal management than another. On average since 1991, according to the study, B.C. fiscal performance, compared to that of other provinces, has been modestly better under the NDP.

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UBC bootcamp helps aspiring politicians shape up for government

Apr. 29, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Beats, Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

A new UBC program will give aspiring politicians the training to thrive as future elected officials and handle the challenges of government life.

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Academia is one of the most liberal occupations in the U.S., UBC Sociology Prof. Neil Gross says.

Turn left here

Apr. 3, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Business, Law and Society, UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A Q and A with Prof. Neil Gross on universities and liberal thinking

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UBC experts for comment on budget 2013

Mar. 20, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC experts are available to provide media commentary and analysis on the March 21 federal budget.

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Vote Compass helps citizens determine where political parties stand on key issues, says UBC Political Science Prof. Richard Johnston. Martin Dee Photograph

Find your political match

Mar. 6, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Business, Law and Society, UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

UBC researchers partner on B.C. Vote Compass to help people assess provincial party platforms

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Better than polls? UBC launches prediction market for B.C. Election

Feb. 27, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

UBC’s Sauder School of Business has launched an online prediction market for investors seeking to predict the outcome of B.C.’s May 14 provincial election.

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UBC experts for B.C. budget analysis

Feb. 19, 2013 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , ,

UBC experts are available for commentary on today’s B.C. budget, which is expected around 2 p.m.

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Blowing hot and cold: U.S. belief in climate change shifts with weather

Feb. 5, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

A UBC study of American attitudes toward climate change finds that local weather – temperature, in particular – is a major influence on public and media opinions on the reality of global warming.

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For power and status, dominance and skill trump likability

Dec. 19, 2012 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Finding the next Barack Obama or Warren Buffett might be as simple as looking at who attracts the most eyes in a crowd, a new UBC study finds.

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UBC experts available to comment on Enbridge, Keystone and Kinder Morgan pipeline debates

Dec. 7, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC researchers can provide expert commentary on three proposed pipeline projects that would carry Alberta bitumen to U.S. and foreign markets. Next week the Joint Review Panel of the National Energy Board re-opens hearings for the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline.

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