Smelling your lover’s shirt could improve your sleep
The scent of a romantic partner can improve sleep, suggests new psychology research from the University of British Columbia.
Feb 13, 2020
Got a moody teenager? Cows can relate
Dairy cattle undergo personality changes during puberty much like humans do, according to new UBC research published this week in the Royal Society Open Science.
Feb 12, 2020
What this year’s Oscar nominees say about our times
The financing, distribution and promotion of Oscar-worthy films has entered new territory in recent years thanks to the rise of online streaming services, but the films themselves—particularly in 2020—explore territory that seems familiar.
Feb 7, 2020
UBC experts on Trans Mountain pipeline decision
The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will proceed after the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed the court challenge against it on Tuesday.
Feb 4, 2020
Government grants deliver highest returns for college financing, says study
Merit-based grants are a government’s best bet for providing effective student aid for long-term economic growth – increasing both welfare (measured in terms of long-term well-being outcomes) and efficiency, according to a new joint study from the University of British Columbia, Queen’s, Princeton and Yale.
Feb 3, 2020
Young children prefer to learn from people who are consistently accurate and confident
At a time when scams seem all around us and fake news appears to be on the rise, you might be relieved to know that even young children show some impressive skills when it comes to identifying poor sources of information, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia.
Jan 29, 2020
UBC marks 75th anniversary of liberation of Auschwitz
Monday is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. UBC will mark the anniversary with a four-day Auschwitz 75 symposium featuring lectures, panel discussions, a library exhibit, and UBC Opera’s production of the Holocaust-themed opera Pasazerka (The Passenger).
Jan 23, 2020
UBC experts available for comment on Huawei CFO extradition hearing
The extradition hearing for Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou begins Monday in Vancouver. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jan 17, 2020
UBC experts on impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump
The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote Wednesday to send two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate, which will set Trump’s impeachment trial in motion.
Jan 14, 2020
UBC experts on impeachment against Trump
The House Judiciary Committee has passed two articles of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump: abuse of power and obstructing Congress.
Dec 13, 2019
UBC experts on Andrew Scheer resignation
Andrew Scheer has resigned as leader of the federal Conservative Party. UBC experts are available to comment.
Dec 12, 2019
Study of Canadian sexual assault cases deflates ‘statutory rape’ myth
A study of three years of Canadian case law involving sexual offences against adolescent girls from the ages of 12 to 17 demonstrated that men accused in these cases were, on average, 19 years older than the complainant. Almost half the girls reported sexual abuse by a male family member.
Dec 12, 2019
Earthquake risk perception: A picture is worth a thousand stats
Seismic engineers and psychologists from UBC teamed up with a visual artist to create an image showing what a Vancouver elementary school would look like after a major earthquake, and how it could help people understand the risk of a seismic event.
Dec 2, 2019
Gamblers under the influence of alcohol place higher bets after losses
When gamblers get tipsy, they tend to follow a losing spin of the roulette wheel with higher bets than sober gamblers do.
Nov 13, 2019
UBC experts on Don Cherry’s firing
Hockey broadcaster Don Cherry has been dismissed as co-host of “Coach’s Corner” following comments he made on Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday night.
Nov 12, 2019
UBC experts on ISIS
U.S. special forces have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a development that leaves the extremist group without an obvious leader, President Donald Trump announced Sunday.
Oct 28, 2019
UBC experts on Indigenous rights, housing
The B.C. government is introducing legislation Thursday to recognize and uphold the rights of Indigenous Peoples in the province. Meanwhile, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation will release its annual Housing Market Outlook.
Oct 24, 2019
UBC experts roundtable on federal election
UBC political science experts will be available to media in-person and via teleconference to share their insights on the Canadian federal election result.
Oct 18, 2019