UBC experts for U.S. election night
UBC experts are available after-hours to comment on the U.S. election results tomorrow night and Wednesday morning. Media and the public are also invited to a panel discussion of the results, which will be live-blogged.
Nov 6, 2012
Common ground on the common good: Study finds Republicans and Democrats can agree on some moral issues
A new University of British Columbia study that asked U.S. conservatives and liberals to rate the most influential historical figures of the 20th Century finds that the two sides of America’s “culture wars” share a surprising level of common moral ground.
Nov 2, 2012
Unpaid and invisible: Canada’s young caregivers
When Kai Bighorn was in high school, he spent more time counting pills for his dad than doing “normal teenage things.”
Nov 1, 2012 - by Basil Waugh
UBC experts comment on Nov. 6 U.S. election
As the U.S. election approaches, UBC’s experts on American politics, the election and campaign issues are available for commentary.
Oct 30, 2012
Thirteen Canada Research Chairs valued at $11 million appointed at UBC
University of British Columbia research in areas ranging from physical therapy, to conservation ecology, to climate change received a boost today with the appointment, advancement or renewal of 13 Canada Research Chairs.
Oct 12, 2012
Maternal depression affects language development in babies
Maternal depression and a common class of antidepressants can alter a crucial period of language development in babies, according to a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia, Harvard University and the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) at BC Children’s Hospital.
Oct 8, 2012
Who is better for Canada: Obama or Romney?
Political scientists Richard Johnston and Paul Quirk help us understand the final weeks of the U.S. election
Oct 4, 2012 - by Basil Waugh
Tap and rope guide blind swimmer to victory
UBC alumnus Donovan Tildesley, Canada’s flagbearer in Beijing, will compete in his fourth Paralympics this month.
Aug 15, 2012
UBC expert sets the stage for London
As the 2012 Olympics begin, European Studies expert Kurt Huebner discusses the mood in London, the political risks, and the opening ceremonies.
Jul 27, 2012
Olympics research and story ideas from UBC
A list of Olympic research stories for media, from high performance genetics and Games’ economic impacts to a breakdown of athletes’ celebrations.
Jul 26, 2012
18 arrested for murder in Brazil following UBC journalism investigation
Days after a reporting project by University of British Columbia journalism students ran in The New York Times, Brazilian authorities began arresting suspects in the murder of Guarani tribal chief Nisio Gomes.
Jul 20, 2012
Conference brings Joss Whedon (Buffy, Avengers, X-men) scholars to UBC
With the recent release of Cabin in the Woods, The Avengers and the upcoming Much Ado about Nothing, many entertainment industry watchers are calling this the summer of Joss Whedon – the critically acclaimed writer, director and producer best known for creating the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Jul 5, 2012
Hawaiin Candace Galla is studying how indigenous languages can be revitalized through dance.
Jul 4, 2012 - by Heather Amos
Giving makes young children happy, UBC study suggests
If it is indeed nobler to give than to receive, it may also make you happier – even if you’re a toddler, according to a new study co-authored by three psychologists at the University of British Columbia.
Jun 19, 2012
UBC experts and story ideas for Rio+20 UN sustainability conference
UBC experts are available to comment on the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil (June 20-22), including two researchers who will attend in person.
Jun 14, 2012
UBC anthropologists help return iconic rock art to B.C. First Nation
A massive piece of Aboriginal rock art, transported across the province nearly a century ago to reside in Vancouver, is finally heading home.
Jun 11, 2012 - by By Basil Waugh
UBC students report on Brazil violence for The New York Times
A reporting project by University of British Columbia journalism students, in collaboration with the New York Times, has exposed violent conflicts over resources and territory in Brazil, as the emerging superpower grapples with an increasing demand for food and electricity.
Jun 11, 2012
Mysteries of unconsciousness
UBC researchers are using novel tools like the Ouija board as a window into our “second intelligence.”
Jun 6, 2012 - by Basil Waugh
UBC gains $3.8 million for major studies on religion, security, trade
The University of British Columbia has launched major new research projects on religion and morality, terrorism and security, international relations in the digital age, free trade and sustainability, thanks to $3.8 million in new funding from Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
May 25, 2012
Parents are happier than non-parents, new research suggests
New research by psychologists at three North American universities, including the University of British Columbia, finds that parents experience greater levels of happiness and meaning from life than non-parents.
May 17, 2012