May 22, 2015
UBC linguist Mark Turin helped translate Facebook’s Safety Check tool into Nepali.
May 14, 2015
Aerial drones more than proved their worth following the massive 7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal in late April.
May 13, 2015
When school lets out for the summer, many young students will be facing a tough choice: get a summer job or take on extra studies?
May 6, 2015
This Sunday, mothers will be celebrated with brunches, bouquets, and sappy cards.
May 5, 2015
A UBC expert is available to comment on a new study that reveals the impact of the Mount Polley mining disaster on nearby bodies of water.
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 20, 2015
UBC researchers are available to provide analysis on a variety of topics related to the 2015 federal budget, to be announced April 21.
April 17, 2015
One year ago, UBC nursing professor Lynda Balneaves and PhD student Rielle Capler launched the Cannabis Access Regulations Study, (CANARY), to investigate how the end of homegrown medical marijuana would affect patients.
April 16, 2015
Since last summer, the price of oil has plummeted to its lowest point in years – and so has the Canadian dollar, sparking debate as to how closely they’re linked.
April 1, 2015
UBC bilingualism expert Stefka Marinova-Todd says there’s no reason why children with autism should be discouraged from speaking another language, or two.
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 25, 2015
Bill C-51 has drawn criticism for provisions that many feel are excessive and open to abuse. A UBC Sauder School of Business prof weighs in on the privacy risks.
March 23, 2015
A UBC applied scientist explains how her experience at Singularity University transformed her thinking, and what engineering and business can teach each other.
March 18, 2015
Children today may no longer need to learn how to drive when they grow up, if some of the world’s leading automotive and technology companies have their way.
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.
March 17, 2015
A UBC psychologist says there’s more at stake in the Metro Vancouver transit referendum than shorter commute times and climate change. The way you vote could also impact your happiness level.
March 11, 2015
Law prof. Isabel Grant explains why criminal harassment law should change and what the courts can do better to protect women.
March 9, 2015
Gail Hammond, a dietitian and food, nutrition and health lecturer in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, discusses the coconut oil craze and why mixing it up in the kitchen can be a good thing.
March 5, 2015
March 8 marks International Women’s Day. Prof. Jennifer Berdahl discusses why despite progress in some areas, there remains a persistent wage gap and a dearth of women at the top of the organizational ladder.
February 19, 2015
A UBC marketing and behavioural science professor discusses how businesses will be utilizing social media during the Oscars to reach consumers.