Media Release | November 6, 2012
UBC experts are available after-hours to comment on the U.S. election results tomorrow night and Wednesday morning. Media and the public are also invited to a panel discussion of the results, which will be live-blogged.
Common ground on the common good: Study finds Republicans and Democrats can agree on some moral issues
Media Release | November 2, 2012
A new University of British Columbia study that asked U.S. conservatives and liberals to rate the most influential historical figures of the 20th Century finds that the two sides of America’s “culture wars” share a surprising level of common moral ground.
November 1, 2012 - by Basil Waugh
When Kai Bighorn was in high school, he spent more time counting pills for his dad than doing “normal teenage things.”
Media Release | October 30, 2012
As the U.S. election approaches, UBC’s experts on American politics, the election and campaign issues are available for commentary.
Media Release | October 12, 2012
University of British Columbia research in areas ranging from physical therapy, to conservation ecology, to climate change received a boost today with the appointment, advancement or renewal of 13 Canada Research Chairs.
Media Release | October 8, 2012
Maternal depression and a common class of antidepressants can alter a crucial period of language development in babies, according to a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia, Harvard University and the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) at BC Children’s Hospital.
October 4, 2012 - by Basil Waugh
Political scientists Richard Johnston and Paul Quirk help us understand the final weeks of the U.S. election
August 15, 2012
UBC alumnus Donovan Tildesley, Canada’s flagbearer in Beijing, will compete in his fourth Paralympics this month.
July 27, 2012
As the 2012 Olympics begin, European Studies expert Kurt Huebner discusses the mood in London, the political risks, and the opening ceremonies.
July 26, 2012
A list of Olympic research stories for media, from high performance genetics and Games’ economic impacts to a breakdown of athletes’ celebrations.
Media Release | July 20, 2012
Days after a reporting project by University of British Columbia journalism students ran in The New York Times, Brazilian authorities began arresting suspects in the murder of Guarani tribal chief Nisio Gomes.
July 5, 2012
With the recent release of Cabin in the Woods, The Avengers and the upcoming Much Ado about Nothing, many entertainment industry watchers are calling this the summer of Joss Whedon – the critically acclaimed writer, director and producer best known for creating the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
July 4, 2012 - by Heather Amos
Hawaiin Candace Galla is studying how indigenous languages can be revitalized through dance.
Media Release | June 19, 2012
If it is indeed nobler to give than to receive, it may also make you happier – even if you’re a toddler, according to a new study co-authored by three psychologists at the University of British Columbia.
June 14, 2012
UBC experts are available to comment on the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil (June 20-22), including two researchers who will attend in person.
June 11, 2012 - by By Basil Waugh
A massive piece of Aboriginal rock art, transported across the province nearly a century ago to reside in Vancouver, is finally heading home.
Media Release | June 11, 2012
A reporting project by University of British Columbia journalism students, in collaboration with the New York Times, has exposed violent conflicts over resources and territory in Brazil, as the emerging superpower grapples with an increasing demand for food and electricity.
June 6, 2012 - by Basil Waugh
UBC researchers are using novel tools like the Ouija board as a window into our “second intelligence.”
Media Release | May 25, 2012
The University of British Columbia has launched major new research projects on religion and morality, terrorism and security, international relations in the digital age, free trade and sustainability, thanks to $3.8 million in new funding from Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
Media Release | May 17, 2012
New research by psychologists at three North American universities, including the University of British Columbia, finds that parents experience greater levels of happiness and meaning from life than non-parents.