UBC gains $3.8 million for major studies on religion, security, trade
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).
May 25, 2012
Pride and prejudice: Pride impacts racism and homophobia
A new University of British Columbia study finds that the way individuals experience the universal emotion of pride directly impacts how racist and homophobic their attitudes toward other people are.
Apr 12, 2012
UBC experts available to comment on Canada’s 2012 budget
UBC experts will be available on March 29 to provide media commentary and analysis on the funding decisions, politics and potential impacts of Canada’s upcoming federal budget.
Mar 27, 2012
UBC expert panel to explore US election
A former White House staff member, the U.S. Consul general and University of British Columbia political science experts will discuss current and upcoming issues surrounding the upcoming U.S. election at a free public forum at Robson Square on Sunday, March 4.
Mar 1, 2012
UBC immigration law expert available to comment on refugee act amendments
A UBC expert will be available to comment on expected amendments to Canada’s Balanced Refugee Reform Act – likely announced tomorrow – which may have significant implications for refugee claimants […]
Feb 15, 2012
UBC experts available to comment on Enbridge and Keystone debates
UBC experts are available to provide media commentary on two controversial pipeline projects to carry Alberta bitumen to U.S. and foreign markets.
Jan 6, 2012
UBC experts available to comment on Greater Vancouver municipal elections
UBC experts are available to provide media commentary on a variety of topics – from Occupy Vancouver and bike lanes to voter turnout and diversity issues – in this weekend’s municipal elections.
Nov 17, 2011
Global leaders in business and sustainability to join 400 students to tackle ‘unsolvable’ energy problems
Media are invited to attend the International Student Energy Summit, where world energy scholars, business leaders, government and 400 students from 35 countries will gather to explore practical solutions for a more sustainable planet.
Jun 8, 2011
Terrorism and Canada’s refugee system
Catherine Dauvergne says fears that Canada’s refugee system is a back door for terrorists are grossly exaggerated
Jun 2, 2011 - by By Basil Waugh
UBC Journalism School calls for release of journalist Dorothy Parvaz in Syria
The UBC Graduate School of Journalism is calling for the release of reporter Dorothy Parvaz, who is being held in Syria.
May 8, 2011
UBC experts panel on Canada’s election results
Media are invited to attend a UBC panel discussion of Canada’s federal election results on Tuesday, May 3 (10 a.m.), the morning after the election.
May 2, 2011
UBC students to stage “vote mob” to raise federal election awareness among youth
Media are invited to join hundreds of UBC students on Wednesday, April 20, as they stage a non-partisan “vote mob” on campus to encourage young voters to participate in the upcoming federal election.
Apr 19, 2011
UBC 2011 federal election experts
UBC experts are available to comment on a number of hot topics related to the possible upcoming Canadian election.
Mar 25, 2011
UBC forum on Japan disasters
Media are invited to attend a UBC forum where experts, students and the community will discuss Japan’s “triple disaster” of earthquakes, tsunamis and nuclear crisis.
Mar 16, 2011
UBC experts available to comment on uprisings in North Africa
UBC experts are available to comment on the historic popular revolts in Libya, Egypt and Tunisia and their implications for North Africa, the Middle East and beyond.
Mar 4, 2011
UBC experts available to comment on resignation of B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell
UBC experts are available to offer a variety of perspectives on today’s resignation of B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell.
Nov 3, 2010