UBC experts on World Health Day
World Health Day is on Sunday, April 7. This year’s theme focuses on universal health coverage. UBC experts are available to comment.
Apr 5, 2019
UBC welcomes T. Patrick Carrabré as new director of the school of music
The University of British Columbia welcomes T. Patrick Carrabré as the new director of the school of music. An internationally renowned composer, teacher, and media personality, Carrabré will assume the role starting July 1.
Apr 3, 2019
More than one in 10 Canadians want to be in an open relationship
A sizeable number of Canadian adults are either in or would like to be in an open relationship, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia.
Apr 1, 2019
Study to examine how sex hormones affect teenage girls’ emotions
UBC’s Social Health Lab has launched a new study to explore how sex hormones shape teens’ emotions over time.
Mar 25, 2019
UBC experts on federal budget
UBC experts will be available to comment on various aspects of Tuesday’s federal budget.
Mar 15, 2019
New funding extends impact of UBC’s Centre for Gambling Research
A renewed investment of $1.36 million over five years from the B.C. government and BCLC will allow the Centre for Gambling Research at UBC to continue its research to reduce harms related to gambling.
Mar 13, 2019
Home cooking and family meals are challenges, not solutions
Prominent food gurus recommend that we cook from scratch and gather our families around the table each night. But knowing what’s good for us doesn’t necessarily mean we can do it.
Mar 11, 2019
Gay and lesbian spaces in the city becoming more diverse, not going away
Gay and lesbian spaces in cities are dispersing and diversifying rather than disappearing, new University of British Columbia research has found.
Mar 7, 2019
UBC experts on Burnaby South by-election
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh seeks a seat in Parliament during Monday’s federal by-election in Burnaby South. UBC experts are available to comment.
Feb 22, 2019
UBC experts on B.C. budget
The B.C. NDP government is unveiling its second provincial budget this afternoon. UBC experts are available for comment.
Feb 19, 2019
Let’s talk about love, baby – and why we should define it
Carrie Jenkins, Canada Research Chair in philosophy and a member of UBC’s Language Sciences Initiative, says discussing the definitions of key words often used in love—including “love” itself—could help people empower their love lives and avoid heartbreak.
Feb 13, 2019
Will U B my <3?
For some, an eggplant emoji evokes visions of a fabulous dinner, while for others, it could suggest an intimate interlude after dessert.
Feb 12, 2019
UBC experts on Valentine’s Day
UBC experts are available to comment on topics related to Valentine’s Day.
Feb 12, 2019
UBC research examines hormones that make us choose love over sex
Looking for love and looking for sex are two different things, even at the level of human evolutionary biology
Feb 11, 2019
UBC research explores why transition to high school puts some kids at risk of mental illness
The transition from elementary school to high school can be stressful. Like other major life changes, it can put children at greater risk for depression, anxiety and other psychiatric illnesses.
Jan 29, 2019
People think and behave differently in virtual reality than they do in real life
Immersive virtual reality (VR) can be remarkably lifelike, but new UBC research has found a yawning gap between how people respond psychologically in VR and how they respond in real life.
Jan 24, 2019
Study highlights lack of fair access to urban green spaces
People with higher incomes and more education tend to have greater access to urban green spaces than their less privileged neighbours, a new University of British Columbia study of parks and greenery in 10 major North American cities has found.
Jan 17, 2019
UBC experts on Brexit vote results
British parliament has voted against Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal with the European Union. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jan 15, 2019
UBC experts on Trump’s address to the nation
U.S. President Donald Trump plans to address his country on Tuesday evening, regarding what the White House calls a “humanitarian and national security crisis” at the southern border. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jan 8, 2019
High society wants its fine foods to also be ethical
Truffles and caviar have traditionally been delicacies of the upper class, but a new study by UBC sociology professor Emily Huddart Kennedy and colleagues from the University of Toronto finds that free-range and fair-trade foods are becoming increasingly important among the elite. We asked Kennedy about the changing ways in which people signal status through food.
Jan 8, 2019