UBC experts for comment on 2014 federal budget
UBC researchers are available to provide analysis on a variety of issues related to the 2014 federal budget, to be announced February 11.
Feb 10, 2014
A UBC prof looks at what the Sochi Games say about Russia’s past and its future.
Jan 20, 2014
Obama’s drone dilemma
Is the U.S. overstepping boundaries with its controversial drone program? UBC’s Max Cameron offers his perspective.
Nov 28, 2013
What Canadian media are missing about climate change
Are national newspapers giving Canadians the information they need to make informed decisions about climate change?
Jun 6, 2013
Which B.C. party is better at fiscal management? UBC prof provides independent assessment
A new study from UBC’s Sauder School of Business seeks to provide an independent assessment of the economic track records of British Columbia’s top political parties vying for the May 14th election. The study finds that no one party is significantly better at fiscal management than another. On average since 1991, according to the study, B.C. fiscal performance, compared to that of other provinces, has been modestly better under the NDP.
May 9, 2013
UBC bootcamp helps aspiring politicians shape up for government
A new UBC program will give aspiring politicians the training to thrive as future elected officials and handle the challenges of government life.
Apr 29, 2013
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A Q and A with Prof. Neil Gross on universities and liberal thinking
Apr 3, 2013 - by A Q and A with April van Ert
UBC experts for comment on budget 2013
UBC experts are available to provide media commentary and analysis on the March 21 federal budget.
Mar 20, 2013
Find your political match
UBC researchers partner on B.C. Vote Compass to help people assess provincial party platforms
Mar 6, 2013 - by Basil Waugh
Better than polls? UBC launches prediction market for B.C. Election
UBC’s Sauder School of Business has launched an online prediction market for investors seeking to predict the outcome of B.C.’s May 14 provincial election.
Feb 27, 2013
UBC experts for B.C. budget analysis
UBC experts are available for commentary on today’s B.C. budget, which is expected around 2 p.m.
Feb 19, 2013
Blowing hot and cold: U.S. belief in climate change shifts with weather
A UBC study of American attitudes toward climate change finds that local weather – temperature, in particular – is a major influence on public and media opinions on the reality of global warming.
Feb 5, 2013
For power and status, dominance and skill trump likability
Finding the next Barack Obama or Warren Buffett might be as simple as looking at who attracts the most eyes in a crowd, a new UBC study finds.
Dec 19, 2012
UBC experts available to comment on Enbridge, Keystone and Kinder Morgan pipeline debates
UBC researchers can provide expert commentary on three proposed pipeline projects that would carry Alberta bitumen to U.S. and foreign markets. Next week the Joint Review Panel of the National Energy Board re-opens hearings for the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline.
Dec 7, 2012
UBC honours Paul Martin, Bramwell Tovey, Michael Wingfield during Fall Congregation
Between Nov. 21 and Nov. 23, more than 2,800 UBC undergraduate and graduate degrees from all 12 Vancouver faculties will be conferred. Honorary degrees will be presented to Paul Martin, Bramwell Tovey and Michael Wingfield.
Nov 20, 2012
UBC experts comment on Middle East conflict
UBC experts are available to provide analysis of the bloodshed in the Middle East and its implications for the world.
Nov 16, 2012
UBC experts for U.S. election night
UBC experts are available after-hours to comment on the U.S. election results tomorrow night and Wednesday morning. Media and the public are also invited to a panel discussion of the results, which will be live-blogged.
Nov 6, 2012
Common ground on the common good: Study finds Republicans and Democrats can agree on some moral issues
A new University of British Columbia study that asked U.S. conservatives and liberals to rate the most influential historical figures of the 20th Century finds that the two sides of America’s “culture wars” share a surprising level of common moral ground.
Nov 2, 2012
UBC experts comment on Nov. 6 U.S. election
As the U.S. election approaches, UBC’s experts on American politics, the election and campaign issues are available for commentary.
Oct 30, 2012
Who is better for Canada: Obama or Romney?
Political scientists Richard Johnston and Paul Quirk help us understand the final weeks of the U.S. election
Oct 4, 2012 - by Basil Waugh