Tricks and treats: the business of Halloween
Costumes, candy and decorations are flying off store shelves in record numbers, as Halloween draws near.
Oct 25, 2016
Will there be any good jobs in tomorrow’s workplace?
A UBC economist explores the dramatic loss of skilled jobs in the U.S. economy.
Feb 15, 2014
$2-million gift supports advancement of women and diversity in business
A $2 million gift from prominent Vancouver business leader John Montalbano to UBC’s Sauder School of Business creates a professorship focused on the advancement of women and diversity in business leadership.
Nov 25, 2013
Captured: Mysterious oyster killers
UBC researchers have apprehended tiny, elusive parasites that have plagued oysters from B.C. to California.
Jul 25, 2013
Retailers should referee customer conflict
A new UBC study says retailers should consider admonishing queue jumpers and thoughtless store browsers to ease aggression between shoppers.
Jun 11, 2013
Mega genomes of spruce species decoded
Canadian and Swedish scientists today released genome sequences of two of the most economically important forest trees in the world.
May 22, 2013
For tastier food, try a dash of workplace injustice
A new UBC study from the Sauder School of Business reveals that experiencing unfair treatment at work can sharpen the taste buds, providing evidence that stress has a physiological effect on people.
May 13, 2013
Which B.C. party is better at fiscal management? UBC prof provides independent assessment
A new study from UBC’s Sauder School of Business seeks to provide an independent assessment of the economic track records of British Columbia’s top political parties vying for the May 14th election. The study finds that no one party is significantly better at fiscal management than another. On average since 1991, according to the study, B.C. fiscal performance, compared to that of other provinces, has been modestly better under the NDP.
May 9, 2013
Doctors not informed of harmful effects of medicines during sales visits
Family doctors receive little or no information about harmful effects of medicines in the majority of drug promotions during visits by drug company representatives, according to an international study involving Canadian, U.S. and French physicians.
Apr 10, 2013
Build it and they will come
New athletic facilities and partnerships make UBC a community sport magnet
Apr 3, 2013 - by Heather Amos
Chinese foreign fisheries catch 12 times more than reported: UBC research
Chinese fishing boats catch about US$11.5 billion worth of fish from beyond their country’s own waters each year – and most of it goes unreported, according to a new study led by fisheries scientists at the University of British Columbia.
Apr 3, 2013
Global companies beware: Rude customer treatment depends on culture
A new UBC study reveals that North American service workers are more likely to sabotage rude customers, while Chinese react by disengaging from customer service altogether.
Mar 25, 2013
UBC experts for comment on budget 2013
UBC experts are available to provide media commentary and analysis on the March 21 federal budget.
Mar 20, 2013
Find your political match
UBC researchers partner on B.C. Vote Compass to help people assess provincial party platforms
Mar 6, 2013 - by Basil Waugh
No cash, no crime?
Eliminating cash would mean big fiscal savings and a cut in crime says UBC Sauder Prof. Maurice Levi
Mar 6, 2013 - by Andrew Riley
A brave new beginning
As UBC reports turns fully digital, we celebrate its illustrious past in print
Mar 6, 2013 - by Lucie McNeill
UBC members recognized in Life Sciences BC awards
Three UBC researchers and two UBC spin-off companies are recognized in the 2013 LifeSciences British Columbia Awards. LifeSciences B.C. is a not-for-profit industry association that supports and represents the greater life sciences community of British Columbia through leadership, advocacy and promotion of world-class science and industry.
Mar 5, 2013
Better than polls? UBC launches prediction market for B.C. Election
UBC’s Sauder School of Business has launched an online prediction market for investors seeking to predict the outcome of B.C.’s May 14 provincial election.
Feb 27, 2013
Catfight? Workplace conflicts between women get bad rap
A new UBC study suggests troubling perceptions exist when it comes to women involved in disputes at work.
Feb 25, 2013