Women with straight As in high school have same leadership prospects as men with failing grades
The relationship between good grades in high school and future leadership responsibilities in the workplace is stronger for men than it is for women, a new UBC study has found.
Feb 3, 2021
New book examines China’s unique form of human rights activism
China has long been the target of human rights activists, but a UBC law professor is now arguing that China itself is a human rights activist.
Feb 1, 2021
B.C. has better tools than universal basic income to create a more just society, report finds
A basic income for all is not the best policy option to effectively tackle poverty and other justice-related issues in B.C., according to an expert panel of economists whose report on the idea of a basic income guarantee was released today.
Jan 28, 2021
UBC experts on the Governor General’s resignation
UBC experts are available to comment on Governor General Julie Payette’s resignation.
Jan 22, 2021
UBC experts on Biden’s inauguration
U.S. president-elect Joe Biden takes office on Jan. 20. UBC experts are available to comment on a variety of issues related to the Biden administration.
Jan 19, 2021
Mental health conditions alarmingly high among children with autism
Nearly 78 per cent of children with autism have at least one mental health condition and nearly half have two mental health conditions or more, according to a new U.S. study from UBC’s department of psychology and the AJ Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University (Pennsylvania).
Jan 19, 2021
UBC experts on Trump article of impeachment
The U.S. House of Representatives has introduced an Article of Impeachment against President Donald Trump. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jan 11, 2021
UBC experts on U.S. Capitol occupation and riot
UBC experts are available to comment on the U.S. Capitol occupation and riot.
Jan 6, 2021
Study finds gamblers ignore important information when placing bets
People with gambling problems are less likely to consider important information that could prevent them from losing, according to new research published today from the UBC’s Centre for Gambling Research.
Dec 3, 2020
Half a billion bets teach UBC algorithm how to identify problem gamblers
UBC researchers have successfully used machine learning to identify online gamblers whose betting behaviour could indicate a gambling problem.
Nov 9, 2020
UBC experts on Remembrance Day
UBC experts are available to comment on topics related to Remembrance Day.
Nov 8, 2020
UBC experts on 2020 U.S. presidential election
UBC experts are available to comment on various topics related to the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 3.
Nov 3, 2020
UBC experts roundtable on B.C. election
UBC political science experts will be available to media via a Zoom panel to share their insights after the B.C. provincial election.
Oct 23, 2020
UBC experts on 2020 B.C. provincial election
British Columbians will go to the polls to elect a new government on Oct. 24. UBC experts are available to comment on a variety of election issues.
Oct 13, 2020
Ancient texts show Jesus had little in common with Republican Jesus
The Christian Right is a powerful political force in the U.S., and it’s no coincidence that its members believe in a Jesus who aligns with their political views. Right-wing influencers have weaponized the Bible as a political tool, according to a new book by UBC’s Tony Keddie.
Oct 6, 2020
New research finds people react better to both negative and positive events with more sleep
New research from UBC finds that after a night of shorter sleep, people react more emotionally to stressful events the next day—and they don’t find as much joy in the good things.
Sep 15, 2020
Don’t be fooled by the corporation’s ‘makeover,’ documentary warns
The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel premieres on Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival. It’s based on Professor Joel Bakan’s new book, The New Corporation: How “Good” Corporations are Bad for Democracy.
Sep 10, 2020
Are you a fan of COVID-19 briefings interpreter Nigel Howard? You can take his ASL courses this fall at UBC
You’ve likely seen Nigel Howard interpreting at the provincial COVID-19 briefings. You might even have joined his Facebook fan club. And this week, students will be taking American Sign Language (ASL) as an official credit course with him at UBC.
Sep 8, 2020
Importance of humour in online dating could exclude new Canadians
In a world where having “a good sense of humour” can improve your prospects of landing everything from a date to a job, are immigrants being penalized for not getting the joke? Siqi Xiao, a UBC Master’s student in sociology, looked at this question through the lens of online dating.
Sep 3, 2020
UBC prof translates earliest surviving live-action Mulan film
UBC Asian studies professor Christopher Rea, who recently translated the earliest surviving Mulan film, Hua Mu Lan (1939), talks about why Mulan remains a significant cultural icon.
Sep 1, 2020