Supporting students of faith at UBC
UBC has opened a temporary prayer room to give Muslim students an accessible space on the west side of campus to practice their faith during the high-pressure exam period.
Apr 17, 2019
Injuries and loss of life boost religious faith after disasters
Weather-related disasters can make people more religious but it depends on the toll they inflict, suggests new UBC research.
Jun 5, 2018
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 gains $3.8 million for major studies on religion, security, trade
The University of British Columbia has launched major new research projects on religion and morality, terrorism and security, international relations in the digital age, free trade and sustainability, thanks to $3.8 million in new funding from Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
May 25, 2012
Analytic thinking can decrease religious belief: UBC study
A new University of British Columbia study finds that analytic thinking can decrease religious belief, even in devout believers.
Apr 26, 2012
UBC study explores distrust of atheists by believers
Distrust is the central motivating factor behind why religious people dislike atheists, according to a new study led by UBC psychologists.
Nov 30, 2011
Markets and religion – not family ties – shaped norms of fairness, punishment in complex societies: UBC study
Members of large-scale, complex human societies have learned to play nice with strangers through the norms that are associated with market participation and world religions, and not solely due to an evolved psychology for cooperation in small groups as previously believed, according to UBC-led research.
Mar 18, 2010