Department of Political Science
UBC experts on new federal climate plan
The federal government announced its new 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan today. UBC experts are available to comment.
Mar 29, 2022
UBC experts on deal between federal Liberals and NDP
The federal Liberal Party has reached an agreement with the NDP that will allow the Liberals to govern Canada until 2025. UBC politics experts are available to comment.
Mar 22, 2022
UBC experts on Canadian political party leadership decisions
Conservative Party of Canada leader Erin O’Toole faces a possible leadership vote today, and the BC Liberal Party is to vote on its new leader this weekend. UBC experts are available to comment.
Feb 2, 2022
UBC experts on the new federal cabinet
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will unveil his new cabinet on Tuesday. UBC experts are available to comment.
Oct 25, 2021
UBC experts on 2021 Canadian federal election
UBC experts are available to comment on various election issues.
Sep 21, 2021
UBC student overcomes health issues to win Lieutenant Governor’s medal
Xi Yuan (Cecilia) Pang will be named the winner of the 2021 Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Inclusion, Democracy and Reconciliation during her graduation ceremony on June 2.
Jun 2, 2021
UBC experts on Biden’s inauguration
U.S. president-elect Joe Biden takes office on Jan. 20. UBC experts are available to comment on a variety of issues related to the Biden administration.
Jan 19, 2021
UBC experts roundtable on B.C. election
UBC political science experts will be available to media via a Zoom panel to share their insights after the B.C. provincial election.
Oct 23, 2020
Canadians wary of new technologies that allow employers to spy on staff
Emerging surveillance technologies designed to help employers monitor the productivity of staff are largely viewed by the public as unreasonable and intrusive, according to new UBC research. Resistance was especially high for those technologies that are difficult to connect directly to performance measurement.
Aug 5, 2020
Big data project to investigate online abuse of candidates during federal election
With a federal election approaching, Canadians are bracing for an uptick in political chatter on social media. So are university researchers from around the world.
Sep 18, 2019
Long-term Canadian expatriates may vote, Supreme Court rules
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Canadians who have lived outside the country longer than five years must be allowed to vote in federal elections. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jan 11, 2019
UBC experts on B.C. climate plan
The B.C. government is set to unveil a new climate plan today.
Dec 5, 2018
UBC experts on B.C. election results May 10
UBC political scientists will be available to media in person in downtown Vancouver on Wednesday, May 10, to share their insights about the B.C. election outcome.
May 8, 2017
UBC experts available for comment on UK election
UBC experts are available for commentary on the UK’s general election, which takes place on Thursday, May 7.
May 6, 2015