UBC experts on Pride Month
As Pride Month gets underway in Canada, UBC experts are available to comment on 2SLGBTQI+ issues.
Jun 1, 2023
UBC launches early childhood education certificate program for Deaf and hard-of-hearing people
The two-year part-time program will be offered online. Content is fully captioned and interpreted, with much of it delivered visually. In-person practicum placements will be available throughout B.C.
Jun 1, 2023
UBC experts on National Indigenous History Month
June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada. Several UBC experts are available to speak with media.
May 31, 2023
International group of experts redefines concussions
Doctors and other health-care providers have a new standard for diagnosing mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), thanks to a thorough process led by researchers from the University of B.C. and […]
May 23, 2023
UBC experts on International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia
May 17 is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. UBC experts are available to comment.
May 17, 2023
Why humans respect hard work regardless of results
Have you ever had a co-worker make a big show of how hard they work—even though they don’t get great results? They do this because people attach moral value to hard work, something Dr. Azim Shariff calls “effort moralization.”
May 11, 2023
UBC experts on Asian Heritage Month
May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada. UBC experts are available to comment.
May 1, 2023
UBC scholar combats climate change with happiness
The prevailing narrative on the climate crisis—and how to address it—is at best bewildering and at worst downright depressing. We’re told we face a doom-and-gloom scenario, and the only way to solve it is to give up simple pleasures and conveniences.
Apr 21, 2023
UBC experts on Earth Day 2023
On April 22, the world will celebrate Earth Day under the theme “Invest in Our Planet.” UBC experts are available to comment.
Apr 19, 2023
Spiritual connection with nature transcends politics, religion
Have you ever felt awestruck by a towering evergreen, waves crashing against rocks, or the vastness of a desert canyon? You’re not alone. Across time and cultures, humans have felt a spiritual connection with nature.
Apr 18, 2023
UBC student cycling across Bangladesh to raise awareness of climate change impacts
UBC student Abul Bashar Rahman is preparing for an epic bike ride across Bangladesh to produce a documentary about how those most vulnerable to climate change in the country are experiencing and preparing for its impacts.
Apr 12, 2023
UBC experts on 2023 federal budget
Canadian finance minister Chrystia Freeland is to present the federal government’s 2023 budget on Tuesday. UBC experts are available to comment on the budget and spending priorities identified by the government.
Mar 27, 2023
UBC experts on President Biden’s first official visit to Canada
U.S. President Joe Biden will be making his first official visit to Canada this week. UBC experts are available for comment.
Mar 22, 2023
Around the world, children’s education becoming more closely tied to their mother’s
A new study has found that a mother’s educational status—the highest level of education that she has attained—plays an increasingly important role in shaping her children’s educational status, while the importance of the father’s educational status has declined.
Mar 10, 2023
Is AI coming for white-collar jobs? A psychology professor finds out the hard way
A UBC psychology professor wondered whether AI was smart enough to handle some of his workload. He was astonished to discover it could.
Mar 8, 2023
‘Greed is good’ for likes and retweets if you’re a U.S. senator
Tweet about greed. That’s what U.S. politicians ought to do if they want to gain likes and retweets on Twitter, according to new UBC research.
Mar 6, 2023
UBC experts on 2023 B.C. budget
The B.C. government is to present its 2023 budget today. UBC experts will be available to comment on various areas of provincial spending:
Feb 28, 2023
UBC scholar helping AI overcome its language barrier
People around the world have been impressed with ChatGPT, a new chatbot developed by OpenAI that uses natural language processing (NLP) to seemingly answer any question.
Feb 21, 2023
UBC experts on Pink Shirt Day
Wednesday, Feb. 22 is Pink Shirt Day, a day to stand against bullying and harassment in schools. UBC experts are available to comment.
Feb 17, 2023
UBC experts on health care funding in Canada
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada’s premiers are to meet in Ottawa on Tuesday to work out a new arrangement for funding health care in Canada. UBC experts are available to comment.
Feb 6, 2023