UBC experts on 2024 B.C. budget
The B.C. government is to present its 2024 budget on Thursday. UBC experts are available to comment on related topics.
Feb 21, 2024
Dating in the digital age: How online dating changes our partner selection
According to a new UBC sociology study, the growing use of online dating websites, apps and chatrooms has an influence on the types of romantic partners Canadians choose.
Feb 12, 2024
Event: UBC hosts seminar on Indigenous Peoples’ right to traditional economies, sustainable development, and food security in an age of climate change
On Feb. 8-9, media are invited to join this expert seminar at UBC in support of the work of the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP).
Feb 7, 2024
How the international student cap affects immigration to Canada
We spoke to Dr. Lisa Brunner, a postdoctoral fellow at UBC’s Centre for Migration Studies, who studies the links between international migration and education.
Feb 1, 2024
Event: Lunar New Year market at UBC Botanical Garden
Media are invited to cover the Lunar New Year market at UBC Botanical Garden, celebrating the year of the Wood Dragon.
Jan 31, 2024
UBC experts on Black History Month
February is Black History Month. UBC experts are available to speak with journalists on topics related to Black History Month.
Jan 29, 2024
Flawed foreign ownership narratives drove ‘housing nationalism’ in Canada
In this Q&A, UBC sociologist Dr. Nathan Lauster and co-author Dr. Jens von Bergmann explain further the trend and reveals more surprising statistic.
Jan 25, 2024
UBC experts on public transit and labour disputes
A 48-hour strike has shut down bus and SeaBus service in Metro Vancouver. UBC experts available to comment.
Jan 22, 2024
People more likely to behave unethically toward groups than individuals: UBC study
A new UBC Sauder study shows people are more likely to act deceptively when dealing with a group than an individual.
Dec 7, 2023
Food prices projected to rise in 2024, but less than previous years
Overall food prices will increase between 2.5 to 4.5 per cent in 2024, according to the 14th edition of Canada’s Food Price Report.
Dec 7, 2023
Government supports continued research to reduce gambling-related harms
The Province and the BC Lottery Corporation (BCLC) have renewed their investment of approximately $1.4 million in the Centre for Gambling Research at UBC, signalling a dedicated effort to reduce the potential harms associated with gambling for people in B.C.
Dec 5, 2023
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