March 31, 2015
With temperatures heating up and spring already underway, it’s time for children to play outside again. But are our play spaces good enough, or could they actually be too safe?
March 19, 2015
Carol Mayer, head of the curatorial department at the MOA, is available to speak about the connection between Vanuatu and MOA.
March 18, 2015
The recent destruction of cultural heritage in Iraq by the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) shocked the world. The head of UNESCO, the United Nations cultural agency, described destruction at the heritage site of Nimrud as a “war crime.” Archaeologists at UBC and Simon Fraser University have also condemned the actions.
February 18, 2015
February 19 is Lunar New Year, marked by lion dances, lucky red envelopes and firecrackers. It’s also a time for tradition, celebration and family reunions.
Media Release | February 10, 2015
It may just be the most human of all experiences: Love. Its mysteries have been the inspiration behind countless works of art, from the poems of Elizabeth Browning to the tragedies of William Shakespeare.
Media Release | February 5, 2015
With more than 100 million Facebook fans, his own museum, and a blossoming career as a male model with his own line of clothing, there’s no doubt Portuguese soccer sensation Cristiano Ronaldo is known for more than just his skills on the pitch.
Media Release | January 29, 2015 - by Glenn Drexhage
An extraordinary Papal document that’s nearly 800 years old has become a valuable teaching and research tool at UBC, thanks to a history instructor’s passion and the university library’s restoration efforts.
January 22, 2015
This May, Crompton’s specialized computer lab will allow her and a team of digital humanist researchers to embark upon the creation of cutting-edge encoding of historical materials.
Media Release | January 12, 2015
UBC Library has scored a rare book coup by acquiring two exceptional examples of early gay literature that share a connection with famed Victorian writer Oscar Wilde.
December 16, 2014
UBC developmental psychologist Andrew Scott Baron cautions the gifts children receive can send stifling messages about gender roles and stereotypes.
December 15, 2014
UBC prof speaks about The Simpsons’ longevity in the face of a morphing industry, as the series turns 25.
December 12, 2014
Forty-three students went missing in Mexico in September. UBC political scientist Agustin Goenaga discusses the implications of their disappearance.
December 11, 2014
The World Hobbit Project, a groundbreaking audience survey in multiple languages that involves 146 scholars in 45 countries, aims to tackle the topic of fantasy in the 21st century.
December 8, 2014
UBC education professor Sandra Mathison says parents should ask plenty of questions about a student’s report card, and cautions against rewarding good grades.
November 20, 2014 - by Corey Allen
Despite recent labour unrest, demand for UBC teacher education grows.
Media Release | November 12, 2014
Probing the psychology of gambling, helping problem gamblers and enhancing gaming policy are key goals for the new Centre for Gambling Research.
November 7, 2014
With Remembrance Day approaching, a UBC professor discusses the literary impacts of war and reflects on the recent murders of two Canadian soldiers.
November 6, 2014
November 9, 2014, marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
October 27, 2014
A UBC expert comments on NIMBYism, poor voter turnout and more leading up to Vancouver and Toronto elections.
October 27, 2014
During her summer break UBC’s Rachel Talalay managed to fulfill one of her dreams: working on the classic TV series Doctor Who.