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
UBC experts on the federal budget
Finance Minister Bill Morneau will introduce the federal government’s latest budget on Tuesday.
Feb 26, 2018
Viruses – lots of them – are falling from the sky
An astonishing number of viruses are circulating around the Earth’s atmosphere – and falling from it – according to new research from scientists in Canada, Spain and the U.S.
Feb 6, 2018
UBC expert available for comment on BC Liberal leadership race
The B.C. Liberals have begun voting to elect the next leader of the party. UBC political science expert Allan Tupper is available to comment.
Feb 1, 2018
UBC experts on Trans-Pacific Partnership
Canada and the remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership members have agreed to a revised deal without the United States.
Jan 23, 2018
Stressed out? Try smelling your partner’s shirt
The scent of a romantic partner can help lower stress levels, new psychology research from the University of British Columbia has found.
Jan 4, 2018
B.C. government ends grizzly bear hunt
The B.C. government has ended grizzly bear hunting throughout the province, effective immediately.
Dec 18, 2017
UBC experts on the holiday season
The holidays are just around the corner. UBC experts are available to comment on topics related to the season.
Dec 7, 2017
Smartphone health apps miss some daily activity of users
If you use your smartphone to monitor your physical activity, you’re probably more active than it suggests.
Dec 6, 2017
Wedding bells ringing for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged to be married, the Prince of Wales announced today. Sarika Bose, UBC lecturer in Victorian literature and royal expert, discusses the nuptials.
Nov 27, 2017
New technique can detect impurities in ground beef within minutes
Researchers at the University of British Columbia have found a better way to identify unwanted animal products in ground beef.
Nov 24, 2017
UBC experts on national housing strategy
The federal government is expected to announce details of its national housing strategy on Wednesday, Nov. 22.
Nov 21, 2017
The significance of Trudeau’s apology to LGBTQ Canadians
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to make a formal apology on behalf of all Canadians to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people who have been imprisoned, fired from their jobs or otherwise persecuted in the past because of their sexuality.
Nov 20, 2017
UBC experts on short-term rentals
Vancouver city council has approved a new bylaw covering short-term rentals. UBC experts are available to comment.
Nov 14, 2017
UBC experts on new census data
Statistics Canada released its 2016 census data on housing, Aboriginal peoples, immigration and ethnocultural diversity today.
Oct 25, 2017
Canadians want deeper economic connections with China: survey
Despite concerns about China’s human rights record, military modernization and the impact on domestic Canadian values, Canadians are keen to see the federal government support expand economic connections and increased partnerships with the Asian economic powerhouse.
Oct 24, 2017
The future of journalism lies in collaboration
UBC associate professor Peter Klein and recent Asper visiting professor Sandra Bartlett discuss the importance of collaborations between journalists at different news organizations in an increasingly challenging media landscape.
Oct 11, 2017