January 25, 2017
The mysteries of love have inspired poetry, songs and countless works of art. But rather than revel in its mystique, UBC philosopher Carrie Jenkins, author of the new book What Love Is, wants us to turn a critical eye on love, to understand its biological and societal origins.
Media Release | January 19, 2017
Most people are concerned about the prospect of their social media accounts being hacked, but a new study finds that it’s actually people we know who frequently access our accounts without our permission.
January 18, 2017
Feeling stressed? Research suggests you should to head to your local park as the surrounding greenery may help you relax.
January 18, 2017
Less than a week before Donald Trump takes office, Germany chancellor Angela Merkel is being hailed by many as the new leader of the free world.
January 17, 2017
Media are invited to tour the new, state-of-the-art $40-million UBC Aquatic Centre.
January 16, 2017
Light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs last much longer and use less energy than fluorescent lights and are becoming a popular choice for holiday lighting, indoor lights and many other uses.
January 12, 2017
With smartphones in their pockets and tablets in their backpacks, students growing up in the digital era are the most connected generation yet.
January 10, 2017
While Canada’s climate policy is steadily moving in the direction of carbon pricing, policy south of the border is in disarray with the Trump administration taking office this month.
December 19, 2016
The holiday season is a time of giving, but the reasons why people donate to charity aren’t well understood.
December 15, 2016
UBC mineralogist Lee Groat wants to combine two common yet dangerous byproducts of mining to make one stable byproduct that won’t hurt the environment.
December 13, 2016
UBC nursing professor Colleen Varcoe and her colleagues are studying an intervention to improve the health and wellbeing of indigenous women.
December 8, 2016
As a researcher and community-based doula, Sarah Munro knows firsthand the difficult choice women face after having a C-section: whether to deliver their next baby vaginally or by C-section.
December 1, 2016
During last year’s federal election campaign, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised that the 2015 election would be Canada’s last under the first-past-the-post electoral system.
November 30, 2016
You’ve watched them comfort colleagues, defuse tense situations and take the heat from tough bosses. These toxic handlers voluntarily shoulder the sadness, frustration, bitterness and anger of others so that high-quality work continues to get done.
November 22, 2016
Today, the federal government is releasing a report on the consultations it conducted this fall on the National Housing Strategy.
November 22, 2016
New research co-authored by Darren Dahl, professor in the UBC Sauder School of Business, finds that aggressive behaviour is primed the moment customers are first exposed to retail ads.
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.
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.
November 4, 2016
Real estate developers play an important role in cities but their legacy is not uncontroversial, argues UBC architecture professor Sara Stevens in her new book.
November 3, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently proposed a national carbon “floor price” by 2018, while south of the border, Washington state residents will vote on Nov. 8 whether to implement the United States’ first revenue-neutral carbon emissions tax.