Islamophobia is a systemic problem in Canada: expert
People are not born hating Muslims. Yet polls reveal nearly half of Canadians have negative opinions of Islam and Muslims, suggesting a systemic problem.
Oct 30, 2017
UBC experts on new census data
Statistics Canada released its 2016 census data on housing, Aboriginal peoples, immigration and ethnocultural diversity today.
Oct 25, 2017
Regulators of ‘sharing economy’ platforms caught between competing interests
The City of Vancouver held a public hearing regarding its proposed regulations for short-term rentals. Vancouver is one of several local governments in Canada wrestling with how to regulate Airbnb, Uber, and other services in the so-called “sharing economy.”
Oct 23, 2017
The effect of out-of-town buyers on Vancouver home prices
Vancouver has attracted a flurry of out-of-town homebuyers, but little is known about their impact on real estate prices.
Oct 18, 2017
Azerbaijani Journalist Khadija Ismayilova Awarded 2017 Allard Prize for International Integrity
Last night, Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova was awarded the 2017 Allard Prize for International Integrity.
Sep 28, 2017
Why fundraising appeals fall flat with some would-be donors
New research co-authored by UBC Sauder School of Business professor Katherine White has shed light on why some people are – and aren’t – motivated by public appeals, and how fundraisers might better tailor requests.
Sep 28, 2017
UBC experts on Mexico earthquake
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday, resulting in fatalities, injuries and serious damage to buildings.
Sep 19, 2017
Limiting cheap offshore labour doesn’t always create domestic jobs
U.S. President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to bring jobs back to America. But his plan to limit outsourcing of manufacturing jobs may be flawed, according to research from the UBC Sauder School of Business.
Sep 19, 2017
UBC experts on B.C. budget update
British Columbia’s New Democrat government is expected to unveil its first budget Monday following last week’s throne speech.
Sep 11, 2017
UBC experts on interest rate hike
The Bank of Canada has hiked its key interest rate for the second time in less than two months.
Sep 6, 2017
U.S. investors shun Quebec firms: UBC study
A new study led by the UBC Sauder School of Business has found significant U.S. institutional investor bias against firms located in Quebec relative to firms located in the rest of Canada due to language differences.
Aug 30, 2017
UBC experts on bridge tolls
The B.C. government has announced it’s ending bridge tolls effective September 2017. UBC experts are available for comment.
Aug 25, 2017
UBC experts available to comment on NAFTA negotiations
UBC experts are available to comment on a variety of topics related to NAFTA negotiations that begin Aug. 16, 2017.
Aug 15, 2017
B.C. government seeks intervenor status against Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
UBC experts are available to comment on this morning’s announcement by the NDP government regarding the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
Aug 10, 2017
UBC experts available to comment on air quality, heat and wildfires
UBC forestry and health experts are available to discuss forest fires in B.C., and health risks associated with wildfires and heat throughout the summer.
Aug 4, 2017
UBC experts on Canada interest rate hike
The Bank of Canada increased the key interest rate for the first time in seven years today. UBC experts are available to comment:
Jul 12, 2017
What rising interest rates could mean for the housing market
The Bank of Canada is expected to hike the key interest rate Wednesday for the first time in nearly seven years.
Jul 11, 2017
Big Brother in your car may make you a better driver
UBC Sauder School of Business professor Charles Weinberg recently examined how effective UBI policies were in changing consumers’ driving habits.
Jul 6, 2017
UBC experts on Canada Day
As Canadians get ready to don their best red and white and wave their Maple leaf flags for Canada’s 150th birthday, UBC experts are available to comment on all things Canada.
Jun 29, 2017
Why everyone loses at the workplace blame game
A new UBC Sauder School of Business study finds the demoralizing effects of what researchers call “swift blame” not only hurts employees, but also the bottom line.
Jun 26, 2017