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UBC Expert Insight

Later life dating is becoming more common as the number of single Canadians above age 55 grows – photo by Martin Dee UBC Reports | Vol. 52 | No. 2 […]

75% of India’s air pollution-related deaths are rural

CNN reported on a new study out of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay which estimated that 75 per cent of air pollution-related deaths in India comes in its rural […]

How #MeToo could move from social campaign to social change

UBC research was mentioned in a CNN story on “armchair activism” and the hashtag #MeToo, which went viral following sexual harassment allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein. The UBC study found […]

China’s secret aid empire uncovered

BBC interviewed Xiaojun Li, a UBC political science professor, in an article about researchers who uncovered the Chinese state secret regarding how much money Beijing gives in aid to other […]

Beyond the propaganda posters: Everyday design in North Korea

CNN quoted Ross King, a professor and head of UBC’s department of Asian studies, about commemorative stamps featuring Princess Diana that were released in North Korea in 1982. He said “the […]

Yes, you can buy happiness-if you spend it to save time

The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and various media outlets reported on UBC research that found money used to buy time can increase happiness. The researchers–lead author Ashley Whillans, […]

North Korean stamp features warheads pointed at Capitol Hill

CNN quoted Ross King, a professor and head of UBC’s department of Asian studies, after North Korea marked the anniversary of the Korean War by releasing two anti-American postage stamps. […]

NeuroFutures 2017


Can psychology influence the way we recycle?

CNN cited a UBC psychology study that examined how money influenced recycling behaviour. Ashley Whillans, the study’s lead author, said putting a price tag on time leaves individuals to focus […]

Why this choir is a huge hit with China’s stressed out millennials

Yue Qian, a UBC sociology professor, spoke to CNN about the pressure for Chinese millennials to meet their parent’s expectations when it comes to starting a family. She said although young […]

Where you live affects your personality, study says

CNN quoted Mark Schaller, a UBC psychology professor, for a story about how our personalities are affected by where we live. In his studies, Schaller found that extraversion is less common in countries that have […]

The secret life of trees: Is nature less selfish than we think?

CNN interviewed Suzanne Simard, a UBC ecologist, about her research on communication among organisms in forests. She found that trees communicate using an underground “mycorrhizal network,” a symbiotic association between a […]

Canada’s Trump? ‘Shark Tank’s’ O’Leary runs for Tory leadership

After celebrity investor Kevin O’Leary declared he would enter the federal Conservative leadership race, CNN quoted David Moscrop, a UBC political scientist, for a story comparing Donald Trump and O’Leary. Moscrop said both […]

Many asexual people still fantasize about sex, study finds

CNN featured a study from UBC’s sexual health lab that found nearly half of asexual women and three quarters of asexual men are just as likely to fantasize about fetishes and […]

Denmark recovers top spot on world happiness ranking

The New York Times and other media outlets highlighted the results of the new World Happiness Report, prepared by an international panel of social scientists including UBC economist John Helliwell. Denmark […]

Obama finds a world leader in his own image in Trudeau

With their similar values and world outlook, Justin Trudeau and Barack Obama make for natural political allies, reports CNN. Michael Byers, a professor of international politics at UBC, said relations […]

The Bacchae 2.1

The Bacchae 2.1 Jan 22 – Feb 7, 2015 Expect the unexpected from American playwright Charles L. Mee’s subversive and richly poetic creation The Bacchae 2.1.