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Sex robots could improve marriages: Expert

The Daily Mail highlighted work by Marina Adshade, a UBC professor, about the availability of sex robots. “I predict their availability will give couples greater opportunity to define their own […]

ShanghaiRanking Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018

Times Higher Education reported that UBC was ranked number 43 on a list of the top universities in the world featured in the ShanghaiRanking Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018.

How to be more present in the moment if you’re on your phone: Experts

Elite Daily reported on a study co-authored by Elizabeth Dunn, a UBC psychology professor, which examined the impacts of smartphone use. “We found out even moderate levels of phone use […]

Program reduces shaken baby syndrome cases by 35 per cent

CBC Radio’s Early Edition highlighted a study by UBC and B.C. Children’s Hospital that examined the effectiveness of a public education initiative on reducing cases of shaken baby syndrome. Ron […]

Cell phones in school

Michelle Stack, a professor in UBC’s faculty of education, was interviewed on CBC Radio’s On The Coast about France’s decision to ban cell phones from schools beginning in September. The […]

The Asilomar AI principles

Four UBC academics signed an op-ed published on Wired about the future of artificial intelligence. David Poole, a computer science professor and director of the laboratory for computational intelligence at […]

B.C. government urged to investigate Kamloops professor’s dismissal

Michael Byers, a political science professor at UBC, was quoted in a Vancouver Sun article about a Kamloops professor who was dismissed in connection with a paper he wrote. Byers […]

B.C.’s Trinity Western University drops mandatory covenant forbidding sex outside heterosexual marriage

Margot Young, a professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC, spoke to the Globe and Mail after Trinity Western University dropped a mandatory covenant forbidding sex outside heterosexual […]

Google Generation’s push for more technology transforming health care: Survey

The Canadian Press quoted Philip Edgcumbe, an MD-PhD student at UBC and a consultant on technological innovation in health care, for an article about survey that examined how technology is […]

Wesbrook Village Festival 2018


How sex robots could revolutionize marriage—for the better

Slate published an op-ed by Marina Adshade, a UBC professor, about sex robots. “We should expect that the proliferation of robots designed specifically for human sexual gratification means that sexbot-induced […]

Maxime Bernier tweetstorm cost Conservatives the 2019 election

A Georgia Straight article about controversial tweets from Conservative politician Maxime Bernier mentioned a book by Leonie Sandercock, a UBC planning professor. Bernier suggested that immigrants aren’t integrating into society. […]