Natural biodiversity protects rural farmers’ incomes from tropical weather shocks
A big data study covering more than 7,500 households across 23 tropical countries shows that natural biodiversity could be effective insurance for rural farmers against drought and other weather-related shocks.
Jun 27, 2019
Music students do better in school than non-musical peers
High school students who take music courses score significantly better on math, science and English exams than their non-musical peers, according to a new study published in the Journal of Educational Psychology.
Jun 24, 2019
UBC experts on Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
The federal cabinet’s decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is expected today.
Jun 18, 2019
When a book disappears, it turns up here
When Argentinian artist Marta Minujin wanted to build a replica of the Parthenon out of banned books, UBC professor Florian Gassner was one of the first people she turned to for help.
Jun 11, 2019
Canada’s largest academic conference welcomes scholars and public to UBC
The 2019 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences will spotlight the role of the arts as a political actor and agent of change, with The University of British Columbia and the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences providing the stage, from June 1-7.
May 28, 2019
UBC experts on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia takes place Friday, May 17, 2019. UBC experts are available to comment.
May 16, 2019
Loot boxes look a lot like gambling, UBC study finds
Loot boxes, an increasingly popular feature of modern video games, are attracting gamers who share the beliefs and behaviours of problem gamblers, new UBC research has found.
May 1, 2019
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