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.
Media Release | November 14, 2016
Young children learn just as well from interactive media as from face-to-face instruction, a new University of British Columbia study has found.
Media Release | November 10, 2016
The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC will be home to a significant collection of historical and contemporary Indigenous artworks and a new Gallery of Northwest Coast Masterworks.
November 8, 2016
UBC experts are available to comment on the U.S. election, including campaign rhetoric, public opinion polling and voter behaviour, and the evolution of the U.S. party system.
Media Release | November 8, 2016
Style, not substance, accounts for Donald Trump’s U.S. Republican presidential nomination, according to a psychological analysis from the University of British Columbia.
Media Release | October 31, 2016
If you think the mind grinds to a halt when you’re doing nothing, think again.
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.