Robot sex could power up marriage
Sex robots may soon be a reality. However, little research has been done on the social, philosophical, moral and legal implications of robots specifically designed for sexual gratification.
Apr 17, 2018
UBC experts available to comment on new census data
UBC experts are available to comment on new 2016 census data expected to be released by Statistics Canada Aug. 2 on families, households, marital status and language.
Aug 1, 2017
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
UBC expert on Brangelina divorce
Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from actor Brad Pitt.
Sep 20, 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
Parents are happier than non-parents, new research suggests
New research by psychologists at three North American universities, including the University of British Columbia, finds that parents experience greater levels of happiness and meaning from life than non-parents.
May 17, 2012
Monogamy reduces major social problems of polygamist cultures
In cultures that permit men to take multiple wives, the intra-sexual competition that occurs causes greater levels of crime, violence, poverty and gender inequality than in societies that institutionalize and practice monogamous marriage.
Jan 23, 2012