The University of British Columbia has experts who are available to comment on the post-game riots in downtown Vancouver.
Social media and the police
Christopher Schneider, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (best contact method)
- The role that social media and news media played, the police response, criminology, mob behavior, comparisons with the 1994 riots. Located in Kelowna.
Psychology of conflict, violence
Toni Schmader, Dept. of Psychology
- Aggression, intergroup behaviour, intergroup conflict, emotion and motivation. Available until 2 p.m. PST today.
Peter Suedfeld, Dept. of Psychology
- Psychology of violence, mob mentality, dark personalities
Del Paulhus, Dept. of Psychology
Dark personalities, self-enhancement, self-deception
Gender and age factors of mob
Rima Wilkes, Dept. of Sociology
(Can be reached on Fri., Jun. 17 @ 604.221.0290)
- Motivations, gender and age of rioters; collective action, the difference between legitimate protests and drunken behavior. Available until 1 p.m. PST today.
Chris Mackenzie, Dept. of Sociology
- Crime, deviance
Events, crowds in the public realm
Patrick Condon, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Ian McDonald, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
- reduced youth agency, desire for community and peer approval, suburban malaise