UBC marks 75th anniversary of liberation of Auschwitz
Monday is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. UBC will mark the anniversary with a four-day Auschwitz 75 symposium featuring lectures, panel discussions, a library exhibit, and UBC Opera’s production of the Holocaust-themed opera Pasazerka (The Passenger).
Jan 23, 2020
UBC experts available for comment on Huawei CFO extradition hearing
The extradition hearing for Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou begins Monday in Vancouver. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jan 17, 2020
UBC experts on impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump
The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote Wednesday to send two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate, which will set Trump’s impeachment trial in motion.
Jan 14, 2020
UBC experts on impeachment against Trump
The House Judiciary Committee has passed two articles of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump: abuse of power and obstructing Congress.
Dec 13, 2019
UBC experts on Andrew Scheer resignation
Andrew Scheer has resigned as leader of the federal Conservative Party. UBC experts are available to comment.
Dec 12, 2019
Study of Canadian sexual assault cases deflates ‘statutory rape’ myth
A study of three years of Canadian case law involving sexual offences against adolescent girls from the ages of 12 to 17 demonstrated that men accused in these cases were, on average, 19 years older than the complainant. Almost half the girls reported sexual abuse by a male family member.
Dec 12, 2019
Earthquake risk perception: A picture is worth a thousand stats
Seismic engineers and psychologists from UBC teamed up with a visual artist to create an image showing what a Vancouver elementary school would look like after a major earthquake, and how it could help people understand the risk of a seismic event.
Dec 2, 2019
Gamblers under the influence of alcohol place higher bets after losses
When gamblers get tipsy, they tend to follow a losing spin of the roulette wheel with higher bets than sober gamblers do.
Nov 13, 2019
UBC experts on Don Cherry’s firing
Hockey broadcaster Don Cherry has been dismissed as co-host of “Coach’s Corner” following comments he made on Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday night.
Nov 12, 2019
UBC experts on ISIS
U.S. special forces have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a development that leaves the extremist group without an obvious leader, President Donald Trump announced Sunday.
Oct 28, 2019
UBC experts on Indigenous rights, housing
The B.C. government is introducing legislation Thursday to recognize and uphold the rights of Indigenous Peoples in the province. Meanwhile, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation will release its annual Housing Market Outlook.
Oct 24, 2019
UBC experts roundtable on federal election
UBC political science experts will be available to media in-person and via teleconference to share their insights on the Canadian federal election result.
Oct 18, 2019
UBC experts on Canadian federal election
UBC experts are available to comment on election issues.
Oct 18, 2019
UBC study finds siblings of problem gamblers also impulsive, prone to risk-taking
Biological siblings of people with gambling disorder also display markers of increased impulsivity and risk-taking, according to a new UBC psychology study. The findings, published today in Neuropsychopharmacology, suggest people with gambling disorder – a psychiatric term for serious gambling problems – may have pre-existing genetic vulnerabilities to the illness.
Oct 9, 2019
UBC experts on British Supreme Court ruling, climate report
Britain’s Supreme Court has ruled that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament was illegal.
Sep 24, 2019
UBC experts on national pharmacare, Thomas Cook and coral bleaching
The Liberals are promising to take the next steps toward a national pharmacare program.
Sep 23, 2019
Big data project to investigate online abuse of candidates during federal election
With a federal election approaching, Canadians are bracing for an uptick in political chatter on social media. So are university researchers from around the world.
Sep 18, 2019
Diamond Foundation donates $1M to support Jewish studies at UBC
A $1 million donation from the Diamond Foundation to the University of British Columbia will expand Jewish studies programming in the classroom and beyond the UBC campus.
Sep 17, 2019