UBC experts on the 5-year anniversary of B.C.’s overdose public health emergency
B.C. declared its drug overdose crisis a public health emergency five years ago Wednesday. The crisis is ongoing, and UBC experts are available to comment.
Apr 13, 2021
UBC experts for B.C.’s Throne Speech
UBC experts are available to comment on the B.C. government’s 2021 Throne Speech on April 12, 2021.
Apr 12, 2021
UBC expert on the passing of Prince Philip
Buckingham palace announced that Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and the husband of Queen Elizabeth, died today at 99.
Apr 9, 2021
COVID-19 lockdowns only reduced air pollution in some parts of the world
When COVID-19 lockdown measures were first introduced last year, schools and shops closed, tourist spots were deserted due to international travel restrictions, and economies slowed down as most people adjusted to life in the confines of their home.
Apr 6, 2021
How to talk to people about climate change
As our planet warms, seas rise and catastrophic weather events become more frequent, action on climate change has never been more important. But how do you convince people who still don’t believe that humans contribute to the warming climate?
Mar 30, 2021
UBC Okanagan to offer Canada’s first bachelor’s degree of Indigenous language fluency
UBC’s Okanagan campus, located in the territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation, is set to become the first university in Canada to offer a bachelor’s degree in Indigenous language fluency.
Mar 29, 2021
Why do some straight men have sex with other men?
According to nationally-representative surveys in the United States, hundreds of thousands of straight-identified men have had sex with other men. In the new book Still Straight: Sexual Flexibility among White Men in Rural America, UBC sociologist Dr. Tony Silva argues that these men are not closeted, bisexual or just experimenting.
Mar 23, 2021
UBC experts on International Women’s Day
UBC experts are available to comment on topics related to International Women’s Day.
Mar 5, 2021
UBC study finds high life satisfaction linked to better overall health
New research from UBC finds that higher life satisfaction is associated with better physical, psychological and behavioural health.
Mar 3, 2021
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