Faculty of Arts
Climate activists Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis join UBC
World-renowned climate activists and journalists Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis are joining the faculty at the University of British Columbia’s Department of Geography.
Jun 23, 2021
Trees can make or break city weather
Even a single urban tree can help moderate wind speeds and keep pedestrians comfortable as they walk down the street, according to a new UBC study.
Jul 26, 2017
International students’ concept of “home” shapes post-graduation plans
How international university students think about home significantly influences their migration plans upon graduation, according to a new study from UBC.
Feb 16, 2017
Anthropologists search NASA data for migration and land use patterns in the Himalayas
Mark Turin and Sara Shneiderman know what it’s like to have a home reduced to rubble.
Jan 17, 2017
UBC Library acquires copy of ‘the most beautiful of all printed books’ – the Kelmscott Chaucer
A new chapter in teaching is about to begin for the UBC Library with the acquisition of one of the world’s most extraordinary books: the Kelmscott Chaucer.
Aug 24, 2016
Esteemed economist joins UBC as new Canada Excellence Research Chair
UBC’s new Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) aims to transform the university into a global leader in economics by using the power of data to explore pressing social issues.
Mar 15, 2016
Friends matter: Babies use group size to determine social dominance
A new study finds that infants as young as six months figure out that a person with more friends will be more dominant than someone with fewer companions.
Feb 23, 2016
How armed groups like ISIS view the world
Over the past year, ISIS has dominated headlines around the world for its savage, violent attacks. But what drives ISIS and other armed groups? And how do they view the “outside world”?
Jan 7, 2016
Aboriginal husband and wife duo take on academia together
Newlyweds Nicole and Chris Cardinal are used to doing things together.
Sep 25, 2015
UBC-Yale team help translate Facebook’s Safety Check tool after Nepal quake
UBC linguist Mark Turin helped translate Facebook’s Safety Check tool into Nepali.
May 22, 2015
Media studies program prepares UBC students for the digital economy
Training students for success in the digital economy is the goal of UBC’s new Bachelor of Media Studies (BMS) program.
May 14, 2015
Experts available to comment on Nepal earthquake
UBC researchers are available to speak about the latest earthquake to strike Nepal, two weeks after more than 8,000 people died in a devastating quake.
May 12, 2015
From Middle Earth to worldwide phenom
The World Hobbit Project, a groundbreaking audience survey in multiple languages that involves 146 scholars in 45 countries, aims to tackle the topic of fantasy in the 21st century.
Dec 11, 2014
The ugly truth about sexual harassment
A UBC expert says the high-profile sexual harassment scandals involving Jian Ghomeshi and MPs show only the tip of the iceberg.
Nov 17, 2014
Casting a long shadow
November 9, 2014, marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Nov 6, 2014
Black Republicans put most faith in U.S. government
Black Republicans trust the United States government more than other political groups, finds a new study from UBC.
Oct 29, 2014
Vetting the municipal vote
A UBC expert comments on NIMBYism, poor voter turnout and more leading up to Vancouver and Toronto elections.
Oct 27, 2014
During her summer break UBC’s Rachel Talalay managed to fulfill one of her dreams: working on the classic TV series Doctor Who.
Oct 27, 2014
Street View for the Bronze Age
A new app offers a look at city life more than 3,000 years ago
Oct 24, 2014 - by Heather Amos
Canada joins the fight against ISIS
A UBC international relations expert says Canada’s involvement is first and foremost a political signal.
Oct 21, 2014