UBC expert to host Reddit AMA on B.C.’s electoral reform referendum
A UBC expert in electoral systems will take to the online forum Reddit on Friday to answer voters’ questions regarding B.C’s referendum on electoral reform.
Nov 15, 2018
UBC experts on Remembrance Day
Remembrance Day commemorates members of the armed forces who died in the line of duty , as well as those who continue to serve Canada in times of war and peace.
Nov 8, 2018
UBC experts on speed limits and safety
The provincial government has rolled back speed limits on certain sections of B.C. highways. UBC experts are available to comment.
Nov 6, 2018
UBC experts on U.S. midterm elections
American voters head to the polls today for the midterm elections.
Nov 6, 2018
Negative advertising works in U.S. politics
New research from the UBC Sauder School of Business has found that negative political advertising is effective, especially if it’s coming directly from a candidate or their campaign.
Nov 1, 2018
Halloween doesn’t have to be a horror for children’s teeth
Sweet treats are as much a part of Halloween as haunted houses, creative costumes and the Monster Mash. They’re fun to collect, but having that big bag of candy around the house for weeks after Halloween can’t be good for children’s oral health.
Oct 30, 2018
UBC experts available for comment on cannabis legalization
Canada will legalize non-medical cannabis on October 17, 2018, the second nation in the world to do so, and the first G7 nation. UBC experts are available for comment on several topics related to the legalization of marijuana in Canada.
Oct 15, 2018
UBC experts on USMCA and NAFTA 2.0
Canada has agreed to a new trilateral trade deal with U.S. and Mexico. UBC experts are available for comment.
Oct 2, 2018
Playing computer games helps improve math scores, but only for boys
Daily play of multiplayer online games lifts math test scores for teenagers, but only for boys, widening the gender gap among male and female teens, new research from the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia has found.
Sep 7, 2018
Personalized online product recommendations may be more deceptive than they seem
Beware of “personalized” product recommendations on e-commerce sites, because some retailers might use them deceptively to influence consumers into buying lower quality products.
Sep 6, 2018
UBC experts on Trans Mountain pipeline decision
UBC experts are available to comment on today’s decision by the Federal Court of Appeal regarding the Trans Mountain pipeline.
Aug 30, 2018
UBC experts on recreational cannabis legalization
The Senate voted Tuesday to pass Bill C-45—the government’s legislation to legalize cannabis—meaning that recreational cannabis will soon be legal across Canada.
Jun 20, 2018
UBC experts on U.S. policy of separating migrant families
U.S. President Donald Trump is defending his administration’s practice of separating families entering the U.S. illegally, despite growing protests and condemnation. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jun 19, 2018
UBC experts on Trinity Western law school decision
Experts from the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC are available to comment on the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in the Trinity Western University law school case.
Jun 15, 2018
Using envy as a marketing tool can backfire
For decades, marketers have used envy to sell, attempting to cash in on consumers’ desire to want what others have. But does it actually work?
Jun 5, 2018
The happiest—and least happy—places in Canada
How happy people are varies significantly by region, city, and even neighbourhood, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.
May 24, 2018
What is blockchain? UBC expert breaks it down
Blockchain is often touted as being the future of finance, trade, digital media, and more— but many people still don’t really understand what it is.
May 14, 2018
Flexible work arrangements reduce wage gap for mothers
Access to flexible work arrangements reduces the wage gap for mothers compared to women who don’t have children, new UBC research suggests.
May 10, 2018
‘Revenge porn’ is more than a privacy violation
Canadian legislation criminalizing the non-consensual distribution of “intimate images” risks putting more scrutiny on the victims than the perpetrators, according to a recent study from the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC.
May 1, 2018
UBC experts on Kinder Morgan pipeline dispute
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met Sunday with the premiers of B.C. and Alberta about Kinder Morgan’s effort to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline. UBC experts are available to comment.
Apr 16, 2018