April 28, 2016
The Vancouver School Board votes tonight (April 28) on a budget that addresses a $24-million funding shortfall. UBC experts are available for comment.
April 25, 2016
UBC experts are available to talk about various aspects of terrorism in the wake of the killing of Calgarian hostage John Risdel, who was being held by Abu Sayyaf militants in the Philippines.
March 23, 2016
Egg decorating and chocolate bunnies may symbolize Easter in the west, but as a UBC prof points out, there is much to learn about the origins of our civilization.
March 23, 2016
High-intensity “sprint training” may be gaining popularity at gyms, but if you’re new to this form of exercise, the workout could do more harm than good.
March 22, 2016
The world was shocked Tuesday to learn the news of attacks in Brussels, Belgium.
Media Release | March 21, 2016
The acquisition of two outstanding medieval manuscripts has bolstered UBC Library’s rare book holdings and provided valuable, real-life texts for teaching and learning.
Media Release | March 17, 2016
If you have to negotiate business with a narcissist or psychopath, you’re better off doing it on Facebook, research from UBC Okanagan shows.
March 15, 2016
UBC’s new Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) aims to transform the university into a global leader in economics by using the power of data to explore pressing social issues.
March 8, 2016
Antarctica has more in common with outer space than you think.
February 23, 2016
UBC’s Shelley Hymel, a professor in the faculty of education, explains why the effects of bullying can last a lifetime.
February 16, 2016
Canada’s refugee resettlement program aims to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees — half of them children — by the end of February.
February 16, 2016
UBC experts are available for commentary on today’s B.C. budget.
February 12, 2016
Looking for love this Valentine’s Day? Let science help you out. UBC’s Alec Beall, a PhD candidate in psychology, sums up the research into sexual attraction and offers a few tips for enhancing your appeal this weekend.
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.