Genes predispose some people to focus on the negative
A new study finds that some people are genetically predisposed to see the world darkly.
Oct 10, 2013
Environmental awareness? There’s an app for that
A PhD student at UBC’s Okanagan campus uses a smartphone app to measure ways children, adults become eco-stewards
Oct 3, 2013
Students shed light on illegal sources of our household wood
Students of UBC’s Graduate School of Journalism have completed an investigative report into the global illegal log trade.
Oct 1, 2013
UBC experts for comment on the U.S. shutdown
UBC business, economics and politics experts are available to comment on the possible U.S. government shutdown on Oct. 1.
Sep 30, 2013
Radio is a contact sport
UBC Theatre Prof. Tom Scholte, star of The Dick Knost Show, talks about director Bruce Sweeney and the world of sports talk radio.
Sep 30, 2013
Batten down the hatches! Arrr you going to talk like a pirate on Sept. 19?
In advance of International Talk Like A Pirate Day on Sept. 19, UBC Linguistics Prof. Molly Babel explains why pirates talk that way, or at least why we think they talk that way
Sep 17, 2013
Big Gods: How religion transformed cooperation and conflict
A new book by UBC Psychology Professor Ara Norenzayan Big Gods asks big questions about spirituality.
Sep 16, 2013
‘Everyday sadists’ walk among us
Sadism may be more common than we think, according to a pair of University of Britsh Columbia studies published today.
Sep 12, 2013
The growing gap between rich and poor
Education inequality is a driving factor for income inequality, says Thomas Lemieux of UBC’s Vancouver School of Economics.
Sep 11, 2013
What is flex learning?
Flexible learning, has many components, one of which is to blend technology and online tools together with more traditional classroom elements. The “flipped classroom” model, for example, provides students access to pre-recorded lectures, reading and other course materials in advance and uses class time for active learning activities.
Sep 3, 2013 - by Loren Plottel
Digital storytelling a key to flex learning
Professors in the Faculty of Arts see flexible learning as a way to explore the potential of digital communications
Aug 30, 2013 - by April van Ert
Lights! Camera! Learn!
Flexible learning initiatives are “flipping” lectures and homework to dramatically change learning.
Aug 30, 2013 - by Brian Lin
Poverty impairs cognitive function
Poverty consumes so much mental energy that those in poor circumstances have little remaining brainpower to concentrate on other areas of life, new research finds.
Aug 29, 2013
Celebrated Canadian authors join UBC Creative Writing
New faculty members, a minor program, and a partnership to announce the Scotiabank Giller Prize nominations help mark the 50th anniversary of UBC’s creative writing program.
Aug 27, 2013
The Giller Prize goes west
In an exciting first, Creative Writing will co-host this year’s announcement of the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist with the Vancouver Writers Fest on Monday, September 16 at 8:00 a.m.
Aug 27, 2013
Why they came to UBC
Timothy Taylor didn’t study creative writing. He studied economics before getting an MBA from Queens. But after 20 years of extensive publication in literary fiction and journalism, he found the […]
Aug 27, 2013
From Uganda to UBC, and back
Sunaina Assanand’s drive to transform how her students learn led her back to Uganda decades after her family’s exile.
Aug 16, 2013 - by Bonnie Vockeroth
Q&A on sex work laws
Professor Becki Ross says decriminalizing the sex trade could lead to a safer industry governed by the workers themselves.
Aug 8, 2013
Sarika Bose on the royal birth
UBC English professor and royal watcher Sarika Bose is in London as the birth of the future monarch of Britain nears.
Jul 5, 2013
A mother tongue for the Man of Steel
UBC linguist Christine Schreyer worked with producers of the Hollywood blockbuster Man of Steel to develop a new language for Superman’s home planet of Krypton.
Jul 4, 2013 - by Paul Marck