UBC experts on Earth Day 2023
On April 22, the world will celebrate Earth Day under the theme “Invest in Our Planet.” UBC experts are available to comment.
Apr 19, 2023
Spiritual connection with nature transcends politics, religion
Have you ever felt awestruck by a towering evergreen, waves crashing against rocks, or the vastness of a desert canyon? You’re not alone. Across time and cultures, humans have felt a spiritual connection with nature.
Apr 18, 2023
UBC student cycling across Bangladesh to raise awareness of climate change impacts
UBC student Abul Bashar Rahman is preparing for an epic bike ride across Bangladesh to produce a documentary about how those most vulnerable to climate change in the country are experiencing and preparing for its impacts.
Apr 12, 2023
UBC experts on 2023 federal budget
Canadian finance minister Chrystia Freeland is to present the federal government’s 2023 budget on Tuesday. UBC experts are available to comment on the budget and spending priorities identified by the government.
Mar 27, 2023
UBC experts on President Biden’s first official visit to Canada
U.S. President Joe Biden will be making his first official visit to Canada this week. UBC experts are available for comment.
Mar 22, 2023
Around the world, children’s education becoming more closely tied to their mother’s
A new study has found that a mother’s educational status—the highest level of education that she has attained—plays an increasingly important role in shaping her children’s educational status, while the importance of the father’s educational status has declined.
Mar 10, 2023
Is AI coming for white-collar jobs? A psychology professor finds out the hard way
A UBC psychology professor wondered whether AI was smart enough to handle some of his workload. He was astonished to discover it could.
Mar 8, 2023
‘Greed is good’ for likes and retweets if you’re a U.S. senator
Tweet about greed. That’s what U.S. politicians ought to do if they want to gain likes and retweets on Twitter, according to new UBC research.
Mar 6, 2023
UBC experts on 2023 B.C. budget
The B.C. government is to present its 2023 budget today. UBC experts will be available to comment on various areas of provincial spending:
Feb 28, 2023
UBC scholar helping AI overcome its language barrier
People around the world have been impressed with ChatGPT, a new chatbot developed by OpenAI that uses natural language processing (NLP) to seemingly answer any question.
Feb 21, 2023
UBC experts on Pink Shirt Day
Wednesday, Feb. 22 is Pink Shirt Day, a day to stand against bullying and harassment in schools. UBC experts are available to comment.
Feb 17, 2023
UBC experts on health care funding in Canada
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada’s premiers are to meet in Ottawa on Tuesday to work out a new arrangement for funding health care in Canada. UBC experts are available to comment.
Feb 6, 2023
UBC experts on decriminalization of hard drugs
From Jan. 31, the federal and B.C. governments will decriminalize possession of small amounts of certain drugs—opioids, cocaine, methamphetamine and ecstasy—intended for personal use. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jan 26, 2023
UBC experts on Black History Month
February is Black History Month. UBC experts are available to comment on various related topics.
Jan 25, 2023
UBC scholar’s Final Fantasy is a PhD in ludomusicology
At the turn of the century, Marina Gallagher was a young piano student who played a lot of video games between piano lessons. The Final Fantasy series was her favourite.
Jan 23, 2023
Looking for a faster way to learn a language? Try historical linguistics
A new study conducted by UBC English professor Dr. James Stratton finds that one of the best ways of fast-tracking your language acquisition may be to learn a bit of language history – at least when it comes to learning a historically related language.
Dec 20, 2022
Winter holidays a final opportunity to visit MOA before temporary 2023 closure
The upcoming winter holidays present a final opportunity for visitors to explore the Museum of Anthropology at UBC before it closes for much of 2023. This temporary closure is to complete the seismic upgrades of its famous Great Hall and accomplish other work on the building.
Dec 8, 2022
UBC experts available to comment on International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Saturday, Dec. 3 is the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities. UBC experts are available to comment.
Dec 1, 2022
Which of these five eco-types are you?
When it comes to environmental politics there’s a tendency to associate the Left as pro-environment and the Right as anti-environment, but a UBC sociologist says this polarization might actually slow down our collective progress on environmental issues.
Nov 30, 2022
UBC experts on Transgender Day of Remembrance
UBC experts are available to comment on the Transgender Day of Remembrance, held every Nov. 20 to honour lives lost to transphobic violence.
Nov 17, 2022