The Hobbit goes Hollywood
UBC English Professor Siân Echard talks all things Tolkien as The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is set to hit theatres Dec. 13.
Dec 10, 2013
Gift giving 101
UBC’s Elizabeth Dunn on how to make the most of Christmas gift giving and how it really is better to give than receive.
Dec 9, 2013
Q&A on Nelson Mandela’s legacy
Former South African President Nelson Mandela has passed away. Earlier this year, UBC’s Julie MacArthur discussed Mandela’s towering legacy.
Dec 5, 2013
Expert on Thailand’s crisis
With the violence in Thailand on pause for the country’s largest national holiday – King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s birthday – a UBC expert is available for commentary on the political crisis and holiday celebrations by the global Thai community on Dec. 5.
Dec 4, 2013
Obama’s drone dilemma
Is the U.S. overstepping boundaries with its controversial drone program? UBC’s Max Cameron offers his perspective.
Nov 28, 2013
Scientists find brain region that helps you make up your mind
One of the smallest parts of the brain is getting a second look after new UBC research suggests it plays a crucial role in decision making.
Nov 24, 2013
Social networks make us smarter
The secret to why some cultures thrive and others disappear may lie in our social networks and our ability to imitate, rather than our individual smarts, according to a new University of British Columbia study.
Nov 13, 2013
Horrors of war harden group alliances
Experiencing the horrors of war can cause people to have a greater affinity for members of their own group, according to new UBC research.
Nov 7, 2013
Healing an invisible wound
In advance of Remembrance Day, Marvin Westwood talks about helping veterans deal with PTSD-related symptoms.
Nov 6, 2013
J-school students take home two Jack Webster Awards
UBC Journalism students Lisa Hale and Mike Wallberg took home some hardware at this year’s Jack Webster Awards.
Nov 5, 2013
LOOCing into the future of digital learning
A new local open online course—or LOOC—is helping students develop digital literacy.
Oct 30, 2013 - by Glenn Drexhage
Halloween cult classics
Looking for a great horror movie for Halloween? UBC Film Prof. Ernest Mathijs has a new app that highlights the best (and scariest) in cult cinema
Oct 24, 2013 - by Nick Lewis
Medieval manuscript’s impact spans centuries
A 700-year-old book—the oldest in UBC Library’s collection–helps bring history alive
Oct 16, 2013 - by Glenn Drexhage
UBC experts available to comment on “right-to-die”
UBC experts are available to provide media commentary on the topics of physician-assisted suicide and “the right to die.”
Oct 10, 2013
UBC archeologists help discover mystery Stone Age tribe
UBC archeologists have helped to uncover the last known group of hunter-gatherers in Central Europe.
Oct 10, 2013
Genes predispose some people to focus on the negative
A new study finds that some people are genetically predisposed to see the world darkly.
Oct 10, 2013
Environmental awareness? There’s an app for that
A PhD student at UBC’s Okanagan campus uses a smartphone app to measure ways children, adults become eco-stewards
Oct 3, 2013
Students shed light on illegal sources of our household wood
Students of UBC’s Graduate School of Journalism have completed an investigative report into the global illegal log trade.
Oct 1, 2013
UBC experts for comment on the U.S. shutdown
UBC business, economics and politics experts are available to comment on the possible U.S. government shutdown on Oct. 1.
Sep 30, 2013
Radio is a contact sport
UBC Theatre Prof. Tom Scholte, star of The Dick Knost Show, talks about director Bruce Sweeney and the world of sports talk radio.
Sep 30, 2013