New book maps links between global finance and the places we call home
Architecture professor Matthew Soules is a thought-provoking artist, designer and author. His latest offering is a new book, Icebergs, Zombies, and the Ultra Thin which tackles the impact of global capital on large cities like Vancouver, Toronto, Barcelona and New York.
May 13, 2021
UBC experts on B.C. budget
The B.C. NDP government is unveiling its third provincial budget this afternoon. UBC experts are available to comment.
Feb 18, 2020
UBC experts on Indigenous rights, housing
The B.C. government is introducing legislation Thursday to recognize and uphold the rights of Indigenous Peoples in the province. Meanwhile, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation will release its annual Housing Market Outlook.
Oct 24, 2019
UBC experts on B.C. government’s housing assistance program
The B.C. government announced a program today to assist qualified first-time homebuyers with their down payments. UBC experts are available to comment.
Dec 15, 2016
UBC experts available for comment on Bank of Canada warning on housing
The Bank of Canada cautioned today that housing price increases in Vancouver and Toronto are likely not sustainable at their current pace.
Jun 9, 2016
UBC affordable housing program targets top academic talent
UBC has approved pilot home ownership options to help retain and attract top talent despite Vancouver’s often prohibitive housing market.
Feb 4, 2014
UBC housing plan to increase affordability and choice for faculty, staff and students
UBC has approved a comprehensive housing program designed to help more UBC faculty, staff and students live on its Vancouver campus. UBC will expand housing for its academic community and workforce on campus, becoming the only Lower Mainland employer to offer significant levels of restricted housing to employees, and one of the world’s first universities to offer non-profit housing to low-income staff.
Sep 26, 2012
Only top spenders consider school quality when buying new homes: UBC study
School quality is not a significant factor for home buyers, except for those purchasing residences priced in the top 25 per cent of the market, according to Sauder School of Business researchers at the University of British Columbia.
Dec 22, 2010