Media Release | March 22, 2017
Many people choose their spouse based on shared values and interests. But in China, another important, relatively unknown factor plays a role: hukou, and it may be contributing to growing socioeconomic disparity in the country’s largest city, according to a new UBC study.
Media Release | March 10, 2017
Many people choose organic thinking it’s better for humans and the planet, but a new UBC study published today in Science Advances finds that might not always be the case.
March 1, 2017
Acknowledgement of Indigenous lands, treaties and peoples vary at universities across Canada, finds a new UBC study, the first academic study of its kind.
March 1, 2017
Cities play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change, but directly measuring emissions remains a challenge.
Media Release | February 28, 2017
Researchers at UBC have launched a national study to find out how people buying and selling sexual services use technologies like smartphones and websites to communicate.
Media Release | February 16, 2017
How international university students think about home significantly influences their migration plans upon graduation, according to a new study from UBC.
February 10, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet U.S. President Donald Trump for the first time on Monday.
February 1, 2017
A UBC education professor talks about the need for black history in the school curriculum and the month’s significance.
January 30, 2017
UBC experts are available to comment on the shooting in the Quebec City mosque on Sunday, Jan. 29.
January 25, 2017
The mysteries of love have inspired poetry, songs and countless works of art. But rather than revel in its mystique, UBC philosopher Carrie Jenkins, author of the new book What Love Is, wants us to turn a critical eye on love, to understand its biological and societal origins.
Media Release | January 24, 2017
Patients who experience anxiety and depression after being diagnosed with advanced lung cancer are more likely to die sooner, according to new research from the University of British Columbia and BC Cancer Agency.
January 18, 2017
Less than a week before Donald Trump takes office, Germany chancellor Angela Merkel is being hailed by many as the new leader of the free world.
Media Release | January 17, 2017
Mark Turin and Sara Shneiderman know what it’s like to have a home reduced to rubble.
January 16, 2017
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office on Jan. 20. UBC experts are available to comment on a variety of issues related to the Trump administration.
January 12, 2017
With smartphones in their pockets and tablets in their backpacks, students growing up in the digital era are the most connected generation yet.
Media Release | January 3, 2017
After looking at images of slot machines and roulette, problem gamblers experience increased activity in the same part of the brain that lights up when drug addicts have cravings, according to a new UBC psychology study.
December 19, 2016
UBC experts are available to talk about various aspects of terrorism in the wake of the incidents.
December 9, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is meeting with premiers and Indigenous leaders today to discuss a plan to combat climate change. Trudeau and the premiers also plan to discuss health care.
Media Release | November 16, 2016
Using marijuana could help some alcoholics and people addicted to opioids kick their habits, a UBC study has found.
November 15, 2016
As America takes a hard swing to the extreme right, UBC Islamic and gender studies expert Ayesha S. Chaudhry says it’s time to confront the ugly truth about racial and religious tensions.