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
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