Canadians wary of new technologies that allow employers to spy on staff
Emerging surveillance technologies designed to help employers monitor the productivity of staff are largely viewed by the public as unreasonable and intrusive, according to new UBC research. Resistance was especially high for those technologies that are difficult to connect directly to performance measurement.
Aug 5, 2020
Want to fuel your personal performance? You’re probably choosing the wrong foods
A new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business shows people incorrectly believe that sugary, fatty foods will supercharge their activities.
Jul 30, 2020
New study reveals people more likely to donate when reminded of own mortality
New research from the UBC Sauder School of Business shows that people are 30 per cent more likely to donate their assets when faced with their own mortality.
Jul 8, 2020
Gender employment gap among parents increases over first three months of pandemic
As the Canadian economy reopens, mothers are much less likely to be back at work than fathers—a gender gap that has been widening since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Jul 7, 2020
Get it over with, or procrastinate? New research explores our decision-making process
When it’s time to schedule a vacation, most people will do it right away. But when it comes to booking a root canal, some people will procrastinate while others will put it at the top of their to-do list.
Jun 2, 2020
UBC experts available for comment on Huawei CFO extradition ruling
Earlier today, the B.C. Supreme Court has ruled that extradition proceedings against Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou will continue. UBC experts are available to comment.
May 27, 2020
What will the post-pandemic workplace look like?
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in millions of people working from home. As businesses begin to reopen, employees may find themselves in a very different workplace than before the pandemic.
May 25, 2020
The post-pandemic city: UBC expert on how the coronavirus will impact future cities
The current COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly changing the way we live and the way we work. Do these changes signal long-lasting impacts on the design and architecture of our cities? We spoke to UBC professor Patrick Condon.
Mar 23, 2020
Consumers value products more on sunny and snowy days but not when it rains
A new UBC Sauder School of Business study reveals that sunny and snowy conditions trigger consumers to mentally visualize using products associated with the respective weather, which leads to consumers placing a higher value on them.
Feb 27, 2020
UBC experts on 2030 Olympic Games bid
John Furlong, former CEO of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games organizing committee, said today in a speech to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade that the city should consider a bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics.
Feb 20, 2020
UBC experts on B.C. budget
The B.C. NDP government is unveiling its third provincial budget this afternoon. UBC experts are available to comment.
Feb 18, 2020
UBC experts on Vancouver’s 2019 Empty Homes Tax data
The City of Vancouver released initial 2019 Empty Homes Tax statistics this morning, which showed that almost 15 per cent fewer properties were declared vacant last year. UBC experts are available to comment.
Feb 7, 2020
New study finds companies with women on corporate boards are more innovative, efficient
If there were a straightforward and cost-effective way for businesses to fuel groundbreaking innovation, improve efficiency, spur growth, increase competitiveness and reduce risk, they would almost surely adopt it.
Feb 6, 2020
Resale ticket markets benefit sports teams and fans
New research co-authored by Yanwen Wang, an assistant professor in the UBC Sauder School of Business, reveals that the resale ticket market also appeals to sports fans who normally buy season tickets.
Jan 14, 2020
UBC experts on Supreme Court of Canada rulings
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled today on two cases that impact Canadians’ legal recourse against government agencies. UBC experts are available to comment.
Dec 19, 2019
UBC expert on Car2Go ending service in North America
Car-share service Car2Go will shut down its operations early next year in North America.
Dec 18, 2019
UBC experts on NAFTA
An agreement has been reached on a new North American free trade deal with all three countries expected to sign the agreement today. UBC experts are available for media comment.
Dec 10, 2019
UBC experts on transit strike
Transit users across Metro Vancouver are preparing for a full-scale bus and SeaBus shutdown on Wednesday as the union representing bus operators and maintenance workers continues negotiations with the Coast Mountain Bus Company.
Nov 26, 2019
UBC experts on Elizabeth May resignation, U.S. election, Safe Third Country Agreement
UBC experts are available to comment on Elizabeth May’s resignation, the upcoming U.S. election, and the Safe Third Country Agreement.
Nov 4, 2019
Canadians wary of China while supporting continuing contact, new poll reveals
Canadian public attitudes are surprisingly stable and generally supportive of continued contact at multiple levels with China, despite significant worries and uncertainties about China and a lack of trust in the U.S.
Nov 4, 2019