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 19, 2016
New research from the UBC Sauder School of Business suggests that simply imagining the taste, smell and texture of food or drink can lead consumers to happily choose smaller portions and even increase their satisfaction.
October 19, 2016
Hordes of zombies haven’t yet made the leap from the horror-movie screen to downtown city streets, but that hasn’t stopped two professors from sharing tips on how to handle an invasion.
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.
September 29, 2016
A rural village in India has a better connection to the world, thanks to an innovative UBC-developed road design that resists heavy rains, intense heat and poor drainage.
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 19, 2016
Americans cast their vote Nov. 8 for their next president. UBC experts are available to comment on U.S. election issues.
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 8, 2016
UBC computer science professor Gregor Kiczales explains how coding prepares students to better understand the digital world they live in.
August 23, 2016
UBC chemist Mark MacLachlan has other plans for the tasty crustacean.
August 10, 2016
Kids are urged to wash up before dinner, and a bottle of hand sanitizer on the desk is de rigueur for elementary-school teachers. But could all this hygiene actually be harming children?
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.
July 4, 2016
As another school year comes to a close, the task of filling long, summer days lies ahead.
June 29, 2016
A bill to make Canada’s national anthem more gender neutral recently passed in the House of Commons.
June 21, 2016
Living in a democratic country may add 11 years to your life expectancy, according to new research from the University of British Columbia’s department of sociology.
June 15, 2016
Domestic abuse can be a barrier to career success for women, according to a new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business.