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The backbenchers’ calculus and the Fair Elections Act

Ottawa Citizen, Wed Apr 16 2014 By: Stewart Prest Link to full text The Conservatives’ proposed changes to Canada’s Fair Elections Act is a “risky political ploy,” says UBC PhD political science candidate Stewart Prest. “For one thing, it is a potent potential mobilizer for the opposition,” he writes. “Polling on the issue so far […]

Study: Crew that sailed with Columbus suffered scurvy

USA Today, Tues Apr 15 2014 By: Traci Watson Link to full text The crew accompanying Christopher Columbus on his journey to the New World had scurvy, according to a new study. But UBC anthropologist Darlene Weston says conclusive signs of scurvy can only be found if the crewmembers’ skulls are examined.

Best places to experience Native American culture

CNN, Wed Apr 16 2014 By: Dana Joseph Link to full text UBC’s Museum of Anthropology is named as one of the best places to learn about Aboriginal history and culture by CNN.

Compulsory voting is counter-productive

Ottawa Citizen, Mon Apr 14 2014 By: David Moscrop Link to full text Today, elections are on the mind of many Canadians with the Fair Elections Act and the upcoming 2015 federal contest. Again, there has been talk of adopting compulsory voting in Canada. Political Science PhD candidate David Moscrop discusses why he believes compulsory […]

Meet the new CEO of the Vancouver Economic Commission

Business in Vancouver, Fri Apr 11 2014 By: Jen St. Denis Link to full text A UBC alumnus is the new CEO of the Vancouver Economic Commission. Ian McKay studied political science and Asia Pacific studies at UBC.

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