Philosophy Politics and Economics
Interview with Dr. Madeleine Ransom: UBC Philosophy Alumna and Recipient of the Governor General’s Gold Medal
By Meghan Reid on May 21, 2021
The Governor General’s Gold Medal is an annual award given to exceptional graduate students across Canada. Only two UBC graduate students per year receive this honour—one graduating doctoral student and one graduating Master’s student. We are pleased to announce that UBC Philosophy’s Dr. Madeleine Ransom has been awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal for achieving the most outstanding academic […]
By Patty Wellborn on March 25, 2021
While many eagerly await their turn in the COVID-19 vaccination queue, UBC Okanagan student debaters are facing off in a provocative debate on public health and governmental power:
Be it resolved that government should have the ability to make vaccination mandatory.
By Patty Wellborn on February 25, 2021
The misinformation age is upon us.
By Lindsay Samantha Howe on February 2, 2021
Manfred Elfstrom, assistant professor of political science in the Department of Economics, Philosophy and Political Science, has written a new book, titled Workers and Change in China: Resistance, Repression, Responsiveness. In the book, which is published by Cambridge University Press, Elfstrom asks why the Chinese party-state is addressing a number of worker grievances while at the […]
By Patty Wellborn on August 5, 2020
As COVID-19 looms into the summer, international borders remain closed, a number of meatpacking and food processing plants are shut, and local farmers face a shortage of migrant workers to harvest crops. Indeed, prices have increased in grocery stores and the stark reality of supply and demand is hitting Canadians in the wallet.
By Patty Wellborn on March 20, 2019
Students, faculty and the public are invited to watch UBC Okanagan’s top debaters tackle what may be the most controversial issue in Canada today—Be It Resolved That Canada Needs More Pipelines.
By Patty Wellborn on January 17, 2019
In our increasingly interconnected world, people around the globe choose to move for many different reasons. Some do so in order to escape poverty, war or persecutions. Others seek new opportunities through jobs, study, family reunion or improve their quality of life.