July 31, 2015
Children’s literature fans everywhere rejoiced this week as the newly discovered book What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss hit bookstores. UBC professor of language and literacy education Margot Filipenko explains why the beloved late author continues to inspire such devotion among children and educators alike.
July 31, 2015
In 2014, UBC sociology professor Amin Ghaziani published There Goes the Gayborhood?, which discussed the assimilation of traditionally gay neighbourhoods into the mainstream.
July 29, 2015
Housing and transit are always hot topics in the Lower Mainland. Craig E. Jones, a PhD student in UBC’s department of geography, delved into these issues for his master’s thesis.
July 28, 2015
Action and graphics alone don’t make a good video game great – a strong plot and smart dialogue are just as important.
Media Release | July 21, 2015
New research shows that HIV treatment for illicit drug users improves their social and socioeconomic wellbeing as well as their health.
July 15, 2015
Imagine a city with better transit, more green spaces, and more diversity in housing types.
Media Release | July 6, 2015
A reminder for a dinner invitation and a touching letter from a young man to his mother offer a rare glimpse of daily life in ancient Egypt, thanks to a recent rediscovery at UBC Library.
June 10, 2015
UBC’s Alfred Hermida says journalists need an entirely new approach to delivering the news if their role is to continue.
June 3, 2015 - by Jessica Werb
The Magna Carta has been revered for centuries as the basis of modern democratic constitutions. 2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the landmark charter between King John and his nobles.
Media Release | June 3, 2015
Love the opera? Hungry for hip hop? It turns out that your musical likes and dislikes may say more about you than you think, according to UBC research.
Media Release | May 26, 2015
Racial stereotypes and expectations can impact the way we communicate and understand others, according to UBC research.
May 22, 2015
UBC linguist Mark Turin helped translate Facebook’s Safety Check tool into Nepali.
Media Release | May 19, 2015
Spirituality and connection to nature are good predictors of Zambian children’s well-being, according to a UBC study published in the current issue of the Journal of Happiness Studies.
Media Release | May 14, 2015
Training students for success in the digital economy is the goal of UBC’s new Bachelor of Media Studies (BMS) program.
Media Release | May 13, 2015
For the first time, satellite mapping of Latin America shows that the continent’s agricultural expansion has waned in the wake of the global economic downturn, according to UBC research.
May 12, 2015
UBC researchers are available to speak about the latest earthquake to strike Nepal, two weeks after more than 8,000 people died in a devastating quake.
May 8, 2015
Senior officials from Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries are meeting May 10-12 in Vancouver to discuss political, security, and trade issues with their Canadian counterparts.
April 28, 2015
The Cantonese language is spoken by millions around the globe, but UBC linguistics researcher Zoe Lam says societal and government pressures mean it could disappear within a couple generations.
April 22, 2015
As the school year winds down, the anticipation of summer break is a welcome respite for many elementary and high school teachers.
April 21, 2015 - by Corey Allen
Two wood caskets lie on the floor of the Foster Eastman Gallery in Vancouver. They’ve been gutted and stripped. Satellite images of Kandahar, Afghanistan cover their exteriors.