Media Release | February 10, 2016
Beliefs about all-knowing, punishing gods may have played a key role in expanding co-operation among far-flung peoples and led to the development of modern-day states, according to a UBC-led study published in Nature.
February 10, 2016
In today’s always-on, digital world, governments are keen to connect with citizens where they spend a significant part of their day: social media.
Media Release | February 5, 2016
Striving to get your kids’ attention? Try cracking a smile. Children are more attuned to happy faces than angry faces—while young adults are more attuned to angry expressions.
January 29, 2016
A year ago, Ernest Mathijs, associate head of UBC’s Department of Theatre and Film helped launch The World Hobbit Project, the largest audience research survey ever conducted.
Media Release | January 27, 2016
Unmarried same-sex couples in Canada are feeling pressure to tie the knot, according to a recent study published in the Canadian Review of Sociology that examined their experiences.
January 7, 2016
Over the past year, ISIS has dominated headlines around the world for its savage, violent attacks. But what drives ISIS and other armed groups? And how do they view the “outside world”?
Media Release | January 6, 2016
Drought and extreme heat slashed global cereal harvests between 1964 and 2007 – and the impact of these weather disasters was greatest in North America, Europe and Australasia, according to a new study published in Nature led by UBC and McGill University researchers.
December 15, 2015
UBC experts are available to comment on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report, released today.
December 15, 2015
At this time of year, many Canadian households are setting up Christmas trees, lighting menorahs or celebrating the birth of Prophet Muhammad.
December 11, 2015
The federal government has introduced changes regarding down payments for homes over $500,000.
December 8, 2015
University of British Columbia experts are available to comment on the federal government’s plan for a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women.
November 26, 2015
The new Liberal government faces pressure to strengthen Canada’s climate change commitments at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, beginning Nov. 30.
November 24, 2015
The federal government will announce today details of its plan to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by the year’s end.
November 19, 2015
Last week’s terror attacks in Paris have brought issues of immigration and xenophobia to the forefront.
Media Release | November 18, 2015
If you’ve ever watched a TV crime drama, or even the national news, you’ve likely witnessed a suspect, after endless police questioning, breakdown in tears to confess to a crime.
November 17, 2015
“There’s no health without mental health,” says Dr. Raymond Lam, UBC professor and psychiatrist at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health.
November 16, 2015
For the first time, a UBC professor has won the highest research honour from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
November 13, 2015
The world was shocked Friday to learn the news of multiple attacks in Paris.
November 10, 2015
Canada is a proudly multicultural nation. But Annette Henry, a UBC professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education, says Canadian black scholars have been overlooked for far too long.
November 10, 2015
It’s been 45 years since Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau took the groundbreaking step of initiating diplomatic relations with China, at the height of the Cultural Revolution.