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
New tool to improve kidney transplant success, reduce costs
Waitlists for life-saving kidney transplants are long and every donated kidney is precious. That’s why patients on the waitlist are screened regularly to ensure their suitability for transplant. But is the screening process as effective as it could be?
Dec 6, 2017
UBC experts on Supreme Court of Canada appointment
UBC experts are available to comment on the appointment of Sheilah Martin to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Nov 29, 2017
Fake news can backfire for companies caught in the act
In the era of fake news, less scrupulous businesses are using deceptive tactics to smear their rivals.
Nov 28, 2017
UBC experts on census data
Statistics Canada has released the final batch of 2016 long-form census data.
Nov 28, 2017
Wedding bells ringing for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged to be married, the Prince of Wales announced today. Sarika Bose, UBC lecturer in Victorian literature and royal expert, discusses the nuptials.
Nov 27, 2017
UBC experts on Vancouver housing strategy
The city of Vancouver has announced details of its housing strategy.
Nov 23, 2017
UBC experts on national housing strategy
The federal government is expected to announce details of its national housing strategy on Wednesday, Nov. 22.
Nov 21, 2017
Experts available on extended parental leave
UBC experts are available to discuss the new 18-month parental leave that goes into effect on Dec. 3.
Nov 9, 2017
Resource booms help to ‘Trump-proof’ Canadian economy
Resource booms in oil and gas have helped Canada avoid a populist uprising like the one that contributed to the election of United States President Donald Trump last November.
Nov 8, 2017
UBC experts on Site C report
The B.C. Utilities Commission released their final report on the viability of Site C.
Nov 1, 2017
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