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
Poor mothers face greater scrutiny over their children’s weight
Low-income mothers who use food assistance programs face a high level of surveillance over their children’s health and weight, new UBC research suggests.
Mar 6, 2018
Speed limit enforcement could help fix ICBC: UBC expert
With ICBC reporting a potential $1.3-billion deficit, many ideas are being proposed to help the Crown corporation scale back its spending.
Mar 5, 2018
Not enjoying your dinner out? Try putting the phone away
Smartphones might make people feel more connected, but they likely don’t belong at the dinner table, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.
Feb 26, 2018
UBC experts on the federal budget
Finance Minister Bill Morneau will introduce the federal government’s latest budget on Tuesday.
Feb 26, 2018
China’s two-child policy may exacerbate gender inequality
Since China ended its one-child policy allowing all families to have up to two children, an additional 90 million women have become eligible to have a second child.
Feb 23, 2018
UBC experts on B.C. budget
The B.C. NDP government is introducing its full budget on Tuesday, Feb. 20.
Feb 19, 2018
Ride-hailing could shift gears for B.C. taxi industry: UBC expert
An all-party committee of Crown corporations is expected to release its recommendations on ride-hailing in B.C. on Thursday.
Feb 15, 2018
UBC experts on Trans-Pacific Partnership
Canada and the remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership members have agreed to a revised deal without the United States.
Jan 23, 2018
UBC experts on mobility pricing for Metro Vancouver
The Mobility Pricing Independent Commission is considering charging drivers for each kilometre driven and charging tolls for traffic-heavy areas.
Jan 16, 2018
UBC experts on interest rate hike
The Bank of Canada is expected to raise its key interest rate on Wednesday.
Jan 16, 2018
UBC experts on NAFTA
Recent media reports suggest the Canadian government may be preparing for the U.S. to pull out of NAFTA.
Jan 11, 2018
Discounting humanity: Bargain hunters see customer service workers as less human
Everyone loves a bargain, but new research suggests some employees may be getting short-changed when it comes to how consumers perceive them when they are price-conscious.
Dec 20, 2017
Pokémon Go could help people who struggle socially
Video games may have a reputation for attracting introverts, but when it comes to augmented reality games like Pokémon Go, extroverts tend to be better players.
Dec 12, 2017
UBC experts on Site C
The B.C. government has announced that construction of the multi-billion-dollar Site C dam will proceed.
Dec 11, 2017
The stock market gets SAD in winter, too
When the mercury drops and daylight hours dwindle, winter blues set in for many people.
Dec 7, 2017