UBC experts on the Canadian economy
Federal finance minister Chrystia Freeland is to deliver the government’s fall economic statement on Tuesday. UBC experts will be available to comment.
Nov 20, 2023
UBC team deploys AI-powered robots for faster, safer construction
Learn how it works and what this means for the future of construction.
Nov 14, 2023
Why is the law different when you’re unhoused?
A new report by UBC, SFU and University of Ottawa researchers found the personal property rights of unhoused people in Canada are systematically undermined.
Nov 1, 2023
Law professor’s new book makes case for overhaul of Canada’s criminal justice system
A handwritten letter from an incarcerated man got Benjamin Perrin rethinking Canada’s criminal justice system.
Oct 3, 2023
When CEOs admit they have failed, stock analysts value their companies more highly: UBC study
Business leaders rarely want to take responsibility for unfavourable firm performance — but a new study from UBC Sauder shows that when they do, they can actually boost the value of their companies.
Sep 28, 2023
Event: Climate Economy Summit
On September 14, academic, government and industry experts will come together to discuss the opportunities and risks in the net zero transition at the first-of-its-kind Climate Economy Summit at UBC.
Sep 11, 2023
Many people have biased perceptions of EDI leaders: study
A new study from the Sauder School of Business shows many people have deeply held beliefs about who should be an EDI leader, and they are rooted in racial stereotypes.
Sep 7, 2023
Study debunks stereotypes about homeless people’s spending habits
A newly published University of B.C. study unveils a stark contrast between public perception and reality when it comes to how homeless people manage their finances.
Aug 29, 2023
People dislike AI art because it threatens their humanity: study
The study is the first of its kind to link people’s aversion to AI art with speciesism and anthropocentrism, and their view that digital works threaten “the last fortress of human supremacy arguments, artistic creation.”
Aug 21, 2023
UBC experts on Vancouver Pride Festival
The annual Vancouver Pride Festival begins Friday and runs through Sunday, Aug. 6, the day of the Vancouver Pride Parade.
Jul 28, 2023
Employers should allow workers to break the rules — sometimes
A new Sauder School of Business study found that when some employees ignore orders to help better serve customers, it can benefit businesses and improve the well-being of worker.
Jul 24, 2023
Learning doesn’t stop when summer vacation begins
We spoke with Prof. David Anderson of UBC’s department of curriculum and pedagogy about the learning opportunities summer presents.
Jun 27, 2023
UBC experts on Canada’s population reaching 40M
Canada’s population is expected to reach 40 million by Friday. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jun 15, 2023
UBC experts on rising interest rates
The Bank of Canada has increased its key interest rate by 25 basis points to 4.75 per cent, which is the highest in 22 years. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jun 7, 2023
UBC experts on artificial intelligence
UBC experts are here to offer valuable insights and comments on various aspects of AI for media amidst the growing interest in AI
Jun 6, 2023
UBC launches early childhood education certificate program for Deaf and hard-of-hearing people
The two-year part-time program will be offered online. Content is fully captioned and interpreted, with much of it delivered visually. In-person practicum placements will be available throughout B.C.
Jun 1, 2023
Preparing for wildfires: UBC experts share their tips
Experts from the faculty of forestry suggest practical measures for individuals and communities to protect their homes and surroundings from the B.C. wildfire risk, while calling for broader-scale solutions for managing wildfires.
May 24, 2023
When consumers buy embarrassing products, they don’t want friendly service
A UBC Sauder School of Business study shows that when people buy blush-inducing items, they choose self-checkout—or failing that, the most robotic human available.
May 18, 2023
UBC experts on International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia
May 17 is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. UBC experts are available to comment.
May 17, 2023
B.C. still eviction capital of Canada and most are through no fault of the tenant
B.C. still leads Canada with the highest eviction rate in the country, and the vast majority are no-fault, according to a new report.
May 15, 2023