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
Beyond Meat elevates veggie burgers’ taste, but what about nutrition?
California-based Beyond Meat calls its Beyond Burger and other vegan ‘meat’ products the future of protein. We asked registered dietitian Gail Hammond of UBC’s faculty of land and food systems about the nutrition consumers are getting from the Beyond Burger and its competitors.
Sep 13, 2019
Benefits of letting children run free far outweigh the risks
This physical inactivity crisis owes a lot to the decline in children’s independent mobility, which is the subject of a new documentary called Running Free: Children’s Independent Mobility from UBC’s school of kinesiology.
Sep 10, 2019
UBC experts on U.K. political upheaval
Political uncertainty continues in the U.K., with the British prime minister’s own MPs voting against him in a bid to prevent a no-deal Brexit.
Sep 4, 2019
Canadian children’s diet quality during school hours improves over 11-year period
Surveys taken 11 years apart show a 13 per cent improvement in the quality of foods consumed by Canadian children during school hours, a new University of B.C. study has found.
Aug 26, 2019
Hiring committees that don’t believe in gender bias promote fewer women
Is gender bias in hiring really a thing? Opinions vary, but a new study by a UBC psychologist and researchers in France reveals that hiring committees who denied it’s a problem were less likely to promote women.
Aug 26, 2019
UBC experts on B.C. teachers and provincial government bargaining
Today, the B.C. Teachers Federation — which represents 43,000 teachers — will meet with the provincial government for eight days of mediation in an effort to determine a new collective agreement.
Aug 21, 2019
UBC experts on back-to-school season
UBC experts are available to comment on various school- and education-related topics as children and families begin another school year.
Aug 20, 2019