How the world’s first Haida-language feature film made it to screen
One day soon, Graham Richard and the rest of his Haida community will gather in a theatre to watch the movie they created together in their own ancient language. Richard can only imagine what that will feel like.
Sep 5, 2018
New online tool will equip Canadian teachers to better support students’ mental health
Four Canadian universities, including the University of British Columbia, launched a new online curriculum resource earlier this month called Teach Mental Health.
Aug 30, 2018
UBC researchers seek participants for perfectionism study
The need to be perfect, or appear to be perfect may be seen as a positive trait by some, but it can take a toll on mental health and require psychological treatment.
Aug 29, 2018
Sense of belonging in school key to children’s positive mental health
Anti-bullying measures alone are not enough to encourage positive mental health for children in schools, suggests a new study from the University of British Columbia.
Aug 27, 2018
UBC linguist creates language for Hollywood film Alpha
Like the crisp, white vista of frozen tundra, Christine Schreyer, an associate professor of anthropology at UBC’s Okanagan campus, was given a blank canvas when it came to creating the dialogue for Alpha, a Hollywood historical drama released just last week.
Aug 23, 2018
Good sleep helps set kids up for success in school: UBC expert
With back to school just a few weeks away, parents are looking to get their children back into more regular sleep schedules to ensure they’re ready for the start of classes.
Aug 22, 2018
Men place less value on care-oriented careers like nursing: UBC study
Men assign less importance in care-oriented careers than women, possibly because men internalize different values than women, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia.
Aug 20, 2018
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 The state of emergency will be in place for 14 days, and may be extended or rescinded as necessary.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