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.
March 31, 2015
With temperatures heating up and spring already underway, it’s time for children to play outside again. But are our play spaces good enough, or could they actually be too safe?
March 19, 2015
Carol Mayer, head of the curatorial department at the MOA, is available to speak about the connection between Vanuatu and MOA.
March 18, 2015
The recent destruction of cultural heritage in Iraq by the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) shocked the world. Archaeologists at UBC and Simon Fraser University have also condemned the actions.
February 18, 2015
February 19 is Lunar New Year, marked by lion dances, lucky red envelopes and firecrackers. It’s also a time for tradition, celebration and family reunions.
Media Release | February 10, 2015
It may just be the most human of all experiences: Love. Its mysteries have been the inspiration behind countless works of art, from the poems of Elizabeth Browning to the tragedies of William Shakespeare.
Media Release | February 5, 2015
With more than 100 million Facebook fans, his own museum, and a blossoming career as a male model with his own line of clothing, there’s no doubt Portuguese soccer sensation Cristiano Ronaldo is known for more than just his skills on the pitch.
Media Release | January 29, 2015 - by Glenn Drexhage
An extraordinary Papal document that’s nearly 800 years old has become a valuable teaching and research tool at UBC, thanks to a history instructor’s passion and the university library’s restoration efforts.