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
New tool maps nature across Vancouver to boost mental health
With nearly a third of Canadians experiencing mental illness during their lifetimes, researchers and urban planners have been looking at ways to incorporate natural spaces that promote mental wellbeing into designs for healthier cities.
Sep 27, 2017
Some marine species more vulnerable to climate change than others
Certain marine species will fare much worse than others as they become more vulnerable to the effects of climate change, a new UBC study has found.
Sep 26, 2017
Going diving in the tropics? Don’t eat the reef fish!
Reducing tourist consumption of reef fish is critical for Palau’s ocean sustainability, finds a new UBC study that suggests other small island nations might also consider adopting this strategy.
Sep 21, 2017
Early guidance can help future moms fight fear of childbirth
Caesarean deliveries in most developed countries, including Canada, are at least 10 to 20 per cent higher than recommended by the World Health Organization, and many efforts to decrease unnecessary C-sections have failed.
Sep 20, 2017
Health care, education key to keeping women out of prison
Women in provincial prisons require health care to address trauma, addiction and chronic diseases in order to lower reincarceration rates, according to a new study that of women leaving a B.C. correctional centre.
Sep 19, 2017
You’re not alone in feeling alone
Feel like everyone else has more friends than you do? You’re not alone— but merely believing this is true could affect your happiness.
Sep 14, 2017
Small-scale fisheries have big impact on oceans
A new UBC study has found that small-scale fisheries may have a much larger impact on ocean ecosystems than previously thought, due to a lack of data on their development over time.
Sep 13, 2017
New UBC research suggests bird songs isolate species
Two birds that look the same, but have songs so different they can’t recognize each other, should be considered distinct species, suggests new UBC research.
Sep 13, 2017
Running group helps half its graduates quit smoking
Joining a running group can help you quit smoking. That’s the conclusion of a new UBC study that found that half the people who completed a 10-week program were able to successfully quit smoking.
Sep 12, 2017
A full house for Prime Minister Trudeau’s Town Hall at UBC Okanagan
Over 2,500 people were on hand at the UBC Okanagan campus on Wednesday night for a Town Hall event hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Sep 7, 2017
New Canadian telescope will map largest volume of space ever surveyed
A Canadian effort to build one of the most innovative radio telescopes in the world will open the universe to a new dimension of scientific study.
Sep 7, 2017
Perfect mannequins a turnoff for some consumers
Mannequins’ long legs, tiny waistlines and perfect busts can sour some shoppers on the products they’re wearing, especially consumers who don’t like the look of their own bodies.
Aug 31, 2017
U.S. investors shun Quebec firms: UBC study
A new study led by the UBC Sauder School of Business has found significant U.S. institutional investor bias against firms located in Quebec relative to firms located in the rest of Canada due to language differences.
Aug 30, 2017
New osteoporosis treatment uses traditional Chinese herb to prevent bone loss
An herb widely used in traditional Chinese medicine might hold the key to a new osteoporosis therapy that could prevent bone loss without causing side effects.
Aug 29, 2017
Mixed reality gives neuroanatomy lessons a boost
With its unique hemispheres and intricate connections, the brain is one of the most exceptional, yet complex organs in the human body.
Aug 28, 2017
Canadian children’s nutrition suffers during school hours
Canadian children don’t eat enough vegetables, fruit and dairy products during school hours, causing them to fall short of several daily dietary recommendations on school days, a new UBC study has found.
Aug 23, 2017
Solving the housing crunch for Vancouver’s smallest residents
There’s a buzz in the air about three new residences opening on campus: for bees and bats that is.
Aug 21, 2017
Warmer waters from climate change will leave fish shrinking, gasping for air
Fish are expected to shrink in size by 20 to 30 per cent if ocean temperatures continue to climb due to climate change.
Aug 21, 2017
Algorithms that can sketch, recreate 3D shapes
A University of British Columbia computer scientist has created a new software that can create a design sketch of an everyday object, addressing the challenge of accurately describing shapes.
Aug 1, 2017