Department of Sociology
Trend toward gender balance in workforce reflected in housekeeping chores
Women’s increasing participation in the workforce since the mid-1980s has helped narrow the gap between the amount of housework being done by men and women, new UBC research suggests.
May 28, 2019
Gay and lesbian spaces in the city becoming more diverse, not going away
Gay and lesbian spaces in cities are dispersing and diversifying rather than disappearing, new University of British Columbia research has found.
Mar 7, 2019
UBC experts on national housing strategy
The federal government is expected to announce details of its national housing strategy on Wednesday, Nov. 22.
Nov 21, 2017
UBC experts on national housing report
The federal government is expected to release its housing report on Nov. 22, which is also National Housing Day. UBC experts are available to comment.
Nov 21, 2016
Despite more education, women still tend to choose husbands with higher incomes
More women earn university degrees than men today. But a new UBC study looking at heterosexual marriage patterns shows that women, especially when marrying less educated men, still tend to choose husbands who have higher incomes than themselves.
Oct 28, 2016
Single-family houses ‘a dying breed’ in Vancouver: UBC expert
Vancouver is seen as one of the most livable cities in the world. UBC sociology professor Nathanael Lauster believes that’s because more people live in condos and townhouses than single-family homes in this city.
Oct 19, 2016
Citizens of democratic countries live 11 years longer: UBC study
Living in a democratic country may add 11 years to your life expectancy, according to new research from the University of British Columbia’s department of sociology.
Jun 21, 2016
UBC study: Gay couples face pressure to marry, conform to relationship status quo
Unmarried same-sex couples in Canada are feeling pressure to tie the knot, according to a recent study published in the Canadian Review of Sociology that examined their experiences.
Jan 27, 2016