February 6, 2012
One of the giants of English literature, Charles Dickens, was born 200 years ago on February 7, 1812. The author of such beloved works as David Copperfield and Tale of Two Cities, Dickens remains a potent literary touchstone and still speaks to audiences today. Marked by his own experience of child labour, Dickens was a tireless social campaigner. His books exposed the glaring inequalities of the Victorian age while capturing its hurly burly creative force.
Media Release | January 23, 2012
With the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, approaching (Jan. 25-29) and another year of uncertainty expected in global financial markets, UBC experts are available to comment on international and national economic issues.
January 19, 2012
Chinese New Year falls on Monday, January 23 and will mark the beginning of the Year of the Dragon. UBC experts are available to comment on its cultural and social significance and the astronomical origins of the New Year. UBC will also host a number of New Year celebrations on campus.
Media Release | January 6, 2012
UBC experts are available to provide media commentary on two controversial pipeline projects to carry Alberta bitumen to U.S. and foreign markets.
December 6, 2011
The festive season is upon us and researchers at the University of British Columbia are available to shed light on…
November 24, 2011
UBC experts are available to provide media commentary on the topics of physician-assisted suicide and “the right to die,” including the legal case before B.C.’s Supreme Court.
Media Release | November 17, 2011
UBC experts are available to provide media commentary on a variety of topics – from Occupy Vancouver and bike lanes to voter turnout and diversity issues – in this weekend’s municipal elections.
March 17, 2011
As World Water Day approaches on March 22, UBC experts are available to comment on pressing global issues related to water.