Half a billion bets teach UBC algorithm how to identify problem gamblers
UBC researchers have successfully used machine learning to identify online gamblers whose betting behaviour could indicate a gambling problem.
Nov 9, 2020
UBC experts on Remembrance Day
UBC experts are available to comment on topics related to Remembrance Day.
Nov 8, 2020
UBC experts on 2020 U.S. presidential election
UBC experts are available to comment on various topics related to the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 3.
Nov 3, 2020
UBC experts roundtable on B.C. election
UBC political science experts will be available to media via a Zoom panel to share their insights after the B.C. provincial election.
Oct 23, 2020
UBC experts on 2020 B.C. provincial election
British Columbians will go to the polls to elect a new government on Oct. 24. UBC experts are available to comment on a variety of election issues.
Oct 13, 2020
Ancient texts show Jesus had little in common with Republican Jesus
The Christian Right is a powerful political force in the U.S., and it’s no coincidence that its members believe in a Jesus who aligns with their political views. Right-wing influencers have weaponized the Bible as a political tool, according to a new book by UBC’s Tony Keddie.
Oct 6, 2020
New research finds people react better to both negative and positive events with more sleep
New research from UBC finds that after a night of shorter sleep, people react more emotionally to stressful events the next day—and they don’t find as much joy in the good things.
Sep 15, 2020
Don’t be fooled by the corporation’s ‘makeover,’ documentary warns
The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel premieres on Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival. It’s based on Professor Joel Bakan’s new book, The New Corporation: How “Good” Corporations are Bad for Democracy.
Sep 10, 2020
Are you a fan of COVID-19 briefings interpreter Nigel Howard? You can take his ASL courses this fall at UBC
You’ve likely seen Nigel Howard interpreting at the provincial COVID-19 briefings. You might even have joined his Facebook fan club. And this week, students will be taking American Sign Language (ASL) as an official credit course with him at UBC.
Sep 8, 2020
Importance of humour in online dating could exclude new Canadians
In a world where having “a good sense of humour” can improve your prospects of landing everything from a date to a job, are immigrants being penalized for not getting the joke? Siqi Xiao, a UBC Master’s student in sociology, looked at this question through the lens of online dating.
Sep 3, 2020
UBC prof translates earliest surviving live-action Mulan film
UBC Asian studies professor Christopher Rea, who recently translated the earliest surviving Mulan film, Hua Mu Lan (1939), talks about why Mulan remains a significant cultural icon.
Sep 1, 2020
UBC experts on back-to-school season
UBC experts are available to comment on various education-related topics as children and families begin the school year under unusual circumstances.
Aug 25, 2020
How a tiny island off Victoria became part of B.C.’s racist history
British Columbians who spent the spring locked down due to COVID-19 are now making up for lost time by getting outdoors and enjoying B.C.’s parks.
Jul 27, 2020
Canadians’ physical activity dwindles despite resumption of harder workouts
Canadians’ physical activity declined as expected following declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic, but moderate-to-vigorous physical activity rebounded over the first six weeks of the pandemic. However, lighter and more incidental physical activity did not.
Jul 27, 2020
One billion tweet dataset investigates impact of COVID-19 on human communication
Researchers from a number of disciplines can now use a billion-scale dataset of tweets from around the world to answer their research questions about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jul 23, 2020
UBC expert on federal ruling about Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement
The Federal Court ruled today that the Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA), which allows Canada to send certain refugee claimants back to the U.S., is unconstitutional because the U.S. is no longer a safe country for refugees.
Jul 22, 2020
New UBC study reveals older adults coped with pandemic best
Adults aged 60 and up have fared better emotionally compared to younger adults (18–39) and middle-aged adults (40–59) amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jul 22, 2020
UBC expands research into historical Indigenous art through $6 million endowment
UBC alumnus, Michael Audain, OC, OBC, one of B.C.’s most ardent champions of the visual arts has donated $3 million to UBC to create the Audain Chair in Historical Indigenous Art. The gift, supported through the Audain Foundation, will be matched by the university to create a $6 million endowment. Recruitment of an internationally recognized scholar will begin shortly.
Jul 21, 2020
UBC research shows hearing persists at end of life
Hearing is widely thought to be the last sense to go in the dying process. Now UBC researchers have evidence that some people may still be able to hear while in an unresponsive state at the end of their life.
Jul 8, 2020
New UBC course explores how COVID-19 is impacting society
Even if you’re tired of COVID-19—and who isn’t?—hundreds of UBC students are preparing to embark on a new credit course examining the pandemic on a worldwide scale.
Jun 29, 2020