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
UBC experts on B.C. electoral reform referendum results
British Columbians have voted not to change their electoral system. UBC experts are available to comment.
Dec 20, 2018
UBC experts on the holiday season
The holidays are just around the corner. UBC experts are available to comment on topics related to the season.
Dec 13, 2018
UBC experts on Remembrance Day
Remembrance Day commemorates members of the armed forces who died in the line of duty , as well as those who continue to serve Canada in times of war and peace.
Nov 8, 2018
UBC experts on U.S. midterm elections
American voters head to the polls today for the midterm elections.
Nov 6, 2018
How the world’s first Haida-language feature film made it to screen
One day soon, Graham Richard and the rest of his Haida community will gather in a theatre to watch the movie they created together in their own ancient language. Richard can only imagine what that will feel like.
Sep 5, 2018
New, free online resource for teachers, teacher candidates, or anyone who wants to support youth mental health
Four Canadian universities, including the University of British Columbia, launched a new online curriculum resource earlier this month called Teach Mental Health.
Aug 30, 2018
UBC researchers seek participants for perfectionism study
The need to be perfect, or appear to be perfect may be seen as a positive trait by some, but it can take a toll on mental health and require psychological treatment.
Aug 29, 2018
Sense of belonging in school key to children’s positive mental health
Anti-bullying measures alone are not enough to encourage positive mental health for children in schools, suggests a new study from the University of British Columbia.
Aug 27, 2018
UBC linguist creates language for Hollywood film Alpha
Like the crisp, white vista of frozen tundra, Christine Schreyer, an associate professor of anthropology at UBC’s Okanagan campus, was given a blank canvas when it came to creating the dialogue for Alpha, a Hollywood historical drama released just last week.
Aug 23, 2018