Genetic ancestry test users ‘cherry-pick’ which races to identify with
Genetic ancestry tests are often advertised as a tool to uncover new connections to diverse cultures and ancestries, but new research from the University of British Columbia has found people tend to pick and choose which races they identify with based on preconceived biases.
Jun 28, 2018
What musical taste tells us about social class
Love the opera? Hungry for hip hop? It turns out that your musical likes and dislikes may say more about you than you think, according to UBC research.
Jun 3, 2015
UBC Okanagan students examine social phenomenon of Cristiano Ronaldo
With more than 100 million Facebook fans, his own museum, and a blossoming career as a male model with his own line of clothing, there’s no doubt Portuguese soccer sensation Cristiano Ronaldo is known for more than just his skills on the pitch.
Feb 5, 2015
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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
Affordable housing elusive for new Canadians in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal
With housing prices at record levels, a University of British Columbia-led study finds that new Canadians are struggling to find adequate and affordable housing in the country’s three largest cities.
Mar 14, 2012
Skin colour matters when it comes to Canadians’ health: UBC study
A new UBC study finds that Black Canadians with darker skin are more likely to report poorer health than Black Canadians with lighter skin. The study also suggests that a mismatched racial identity can negatively affect health.
Oct 12, 2011
Single parents and gay couples face rental housing discrimination: UBC study
A new UBC study finds single parents and male gay couples face significant discrimination in the Metro Vancouver rental housing market, compared to straight couples.
Aug 26, 2011