UBC experts available to comment on wildfires and associated air quality
B.C. declared a state of emergency Wednesday due to the ongoing wildfire situation. The state of emergency will be in place for 14 days, and may be extended or rescinded as necessary. UBC experts are available to discuss the wildfire situation in B.C., associated poor air quality and health risks.
Aug 15, 2018
UBC experts on Vancouver Pride
As Vancouver’s Pride Week celebration gets underway, UBC experts are available to comment on LGBTQ issues.
Aug 2, 2018
UBC expert explains modern Russia, the cult of Putin and kompromat
As U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign intensifies, Lisa Sundstrom, associate professor of political science, discusses President Vladimir Putin’s motivations, Russian sentiment and the history of kompromat (Russian for “compromising material”).
Aug 1, 2018
UBC’s Museum of Anthropology receives Northwest Coast art collection worth $1.1M
The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC is now home to a diverse new collection of Northwest Coast art, including early works by renowned Haida artist Bill Reid, thanks to a generous gift from late Calgary philanthropist Margaret Perkins Hess.
Jul 4, 2018
Genetic ancestry test users ‘cherry-pick’ which races to identify with
Genetic ancestry tests are often advertised as a tool to uncover new connections to diverse cultures and ancestries, but new research from the University of British Columbia has found people tend to pick and choose which races they identify with based on preconceived biases.
Jun 28, 2018
UBC experts on U.S. policy of separating migrant families
U.S. President Donald Trump is defending his administration’s practice of separating families entering the U.S. illegally, despite growing protests and condemnation. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jun 19, 2018
Dads often earn more, even if they’re not harder workers
When it comes to earning potential, it pays to be a dad, new UBC research suggests.
Jun 14, 2018
Ancient agricultural activity caused lasting environmental changes
Agricultural activity by humans more than 2,000 years ago had a more significant and lasting impact on the environment than previously thought.
Jun 13, 2018
UBC experts on G7 summit
The annual summit of G7 leaders starts Friday in Charlevoix, Que. UBC experts are available for comment on a range of topics that could be discussed at the summit.
Jun 8, 2018
UBC expert on electoral reform
B.C. will likely hold a referendum in October asking voters if they would like to keep the current first-past-the-post voting system or move to a proportional representation voting system.
May 30, 2018
Community involvement a driving force for teen UBC graduate
Iva Jankovic deserved a drink as much as anyone. It was the summer of 2017, and Jankovic was taking a break from her internship at a downtown planning firm to join colleagues for a staff party at a nearby pub.
May 29, 2018
‘You are worth it’: UBC grad overcomes childhood trauma to become mental health champion
Katherine Moore never thought university was an option for her.
May 24, 2018
The happiest—and least happy—places in Canada
How happy people are varies significantly by region, city, and even neighbourhood, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.
May 24, 2018
Making her mark: How Meghan Markle’s marriage to Prince Harry breaks with royal tradition
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tie the knot Saturday in a ceremony that is expected to be a departure from traditional royal weddings. UBC lecturer in Victorian literature and royal expert Sarika Bose explains how the marriage could mark the beginning of a modern new era for the Royal Family.
May 18, 2018
Mindfulness at work: UBC study first to uncover positive benefits for teams
Challenges and differences in opinion are inevitable when working in a team. But new research from the UBC Sauder School of Business has found that some of these conflicts can be reduced – or even avoided – through team mindfulness.
May 3, 2018
Millennial men value altruism and self-care above traditional male qualities
Contrary to popular stereotypes, young men today are likely to be selfless, socially engaged and health-conscious, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia and Intensions Consulting, a Vancouver-based market research firm.
Apr 25, 2018
Robot sex could power up marriage
Sex robots may soon be a reality. However, little research has been done on the social, philosophical, moral and legal implications of robots specifically designed for sexual gratification.
Apr 17, 2018
‘Gaybourhoods’ still home to subtle discrimination
Despite claiming to support gay rights, many straight people who live in traditionally gay neighbourhoods still practice subtle forms of discrimination when interacting with their gay and lesbian neighbours.
Apr 13, 2018
What to know before running for office
If Donald Trump can become president, anyone can. But that doesn’t mean they should— at least not without being trained first.
Mar 15, 2018
Sit, Stay, Heal: Study finds therapy dogs help stressed university students
Therapy dog sessions for stressed-out students are an increasingly popular offering at North American universities. Now, new research from the University of British Columbia confirms that some doggy one-on-one time really can do the trick of boosting student wellness.
Mar 12, 2018