October 28, 2016
More women earn university degrees than men today. But a new UBC study looking at heterosexual marriage patterns shows that women, especially when marrying less educated men, still tend to choose husbands who have higher incomes than themselves.
October 19, 2016
Vancouver is seen as one of the most livable cities in the world. UBC sociology professor Nathanael Lauster believes that’s because more people live in condos and townhouses than single-family homes in this city.
October 14, 2016
Reports of pranksters dressing up as creepy clowns are sweeping the U.S., Canada and now Europe.
October 7, 2016
The term “implicit bias” was recently thrust into the U.S. presidential race, when Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton stated that “implicit bias is a problem for everyone, not just police” when asked about racial discrimination during the first debate.
October 6, 2016
The RCMP has issued an apology to hundreds of female officers and employees who were subjected to sexual harassment, bullying and discrimination in the force.
October 4, 2016
Architect and UBC alumnus Bing Thom passed away Tuesday in Hong Kong, leaving a rich legacy of landmarks in Vancouver and beyond. UBC experts are available to comment.
September 27, 2016
UBC psychology professor Jessica Tracy examines the role of pride in shaping our minds, and how pride helps politicians like Donald Trump attain power.
September 23, 2016
Royal fans are in a frenzy ahead of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s arrival in Victoria on Saturday. Will and Kate will be joined by their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte for an eight-day tour of B.C. and the Yukon.
September 20, 2016
Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from actor Brad Pitt.
September 19, 2016
The UBC department of psychology is teaming up with Vancouver ecoVillage and the UBC Alma Mater Society to bring 15 therapy dogs to campus.
September 12, 2016
High profile speakers come together for the Fall 2016 series of the Lind Initiative in U.S. Studies to spark a national conversation around U.S. election issues, from hyper conservativism to widening rifts in the two major American political parties.
September 9, 2016
UBC will formally announce the construction of the Indian Residential School History & Dialogue Centre, a first of its kind in western Canada.
Media Release | September 9, 2016
UBC journalism professors have been awarded approximately $200,000 from SSHRC to support the launch of a national version of TheConversation.com
Media Release | August 23, 2016
New research from the University of British Columbia suggests there may be some truth to the belief that marijuana use causes laziness— at least in rats.
August 5, 2016
For the first time in 30 years, the Musqueam Indian Band has carved a ‘journey canoe’ from a 350-year-old cedar log.
August 3, 2016
Details of the national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls are expected to be released this morning. UBC experts are available for comment.
July 28, 2016
Hoarding has been the subject of popular reality TV shows, but it’s a serious disorder that threatens people’s safety and can even land them on the streets.
July 22, 2016
Pokémon Go fever has officially taken over. Nintendo’s new augmented reality smartphone game is enticing millions of players to get outside and walk around in search of characters and reportedly helping people with depression and social anxiety.
Media Release | July 22, 2016
A UBC professor is suggesting government policy makers and advisors need to do a re-think when it comes to giving validity to reports coming across their desks.
Media Release | July 13, 2016
Research has shown children have racial biases from an early age, but a new University of British Columbia study has found that it is possible to combat prejudice in older kids.