Faculty of Arts
Learning from the horrors of the past
In a new international research program, undergrad students bring home tales of courage and lessons for society.
Oct 16, 2014 - by Chris Lane
Spread the news
A UBC Journalism prof’s new book explores social media and the power of sharing.
Oct 16, 2014
Trying to fool a kindergartener? Not so fast
New research finds that children as young as five can be critical of adults who make overly-confident claims.
Oct 8, 2014
First-in-Canada university program offers bachelor plus grad business degree in 4.5 years
UBC students will be the first in Canada to be able to study toward a bachelor degree in arts and sciences while also earning a Master of Management.
Oct 2, 2014
Chalk it up to experience
Psychology instructor’s stop-motion animations bring blackboard to life.
Oct 1, 2014 - by Jessica Werb
Experts to comment on Hong Kong protests
UBC experts are available to comment on the so-called “Umbrella Revolution” as Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests continue.
Oct 1, 2014
A Silva lining for Brazil’s presidency?
A UBC expert on Brazil’s upcoming presidential election.
Sep 25, 2014
An acceptance letter 69 years late
An 87-year-old Canadian doctor of Japanese ancestry is the first student in a new UBC program on Asian Canadian studies.
Sep 18, 2014 - by Heather Amos
Experts to comment on Scottish referendum
On Thursday, September 18, voters will decide whether Scotland should separate from the United Kingdom and become an independent country. UBC scholars are available to discuss the implications of the Scottish vote.
Sep 17, 2014
A UBC expert comments on whether voters will say ‘Aye’ or ‘Nae’ to independence in this month’s Scotland referendum.
Sep 11, 2014
Finding a job that hasn’t been invented yet
UBC grads say a humanities degree is perfect for a rapidly evolving job market.
Sep 3, 2014 - by Nick Lewis
Culture club remix
The UBC Intercultural Alliance connects different student cultural groups.
Aug 26, 2014
GPS and cell phones monitor African elephants in real time
A UBC PhD student has built a sophisticated tracking system that collects, analyzes and reports on the activities of nearly 100 African elephants in an effort to protect these threatened animals and understand their movement patterns.
Jul 16, 2014
Brazil’s political football
Could World Cup protests and a devastating semifinal loss affect Brazil’s upcoming presidential election?
Jul 15, 2014
Co-ops can be a ‘golden ticket’ for career success
Whether at Facebook, Google or local charities, students are discovering work they love through UBC’s co-op program.
Jun 25, 2014 - by Basil Waugh
UBC expert for comment on Iraq
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has agreed to a July 1 deadline to form a new government, a requirement for US assistance in fighting ISIS.
Jun 23, 2014
Putting the focus on ability
A UBC expert says attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities are improving but underlying discrimination exists.
Jun 23, 2014
UBC Opera keeps hitting the high notes
The UBC Opera Ensemble is more relevant than ever, thanks largely to a strong vision.
Jun 23, 2014 - by Hilary Thomson
New program honours Japanese Canadian students of 1942
The first students to register for a new minor in Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies will begin classes in September 2014.
May 28, 2014
Dads who do chores bolster daughters’ aspirations
Fathers who help with household chores are more likely to raise daughters who aspire to less traditional, and potentially higher paying, careers.
May 28, 2014