UBC Sauder School of Business
UBC experts on the Canadian economy
Federal finance minister Chrystia Freeland is to deliver the government’s fall economic statement on Tuesday. UBC experts will be available to comment.
Nov 20, 2023
When CEOs admit they have failed, stock analysts value their companies more highly: UBC study
Business leaders rarely want to take responsibility for unfavourable firm performance — but a new study from UBC Sauder shows that when they do, they can actually boost the value of their companies.
Sep 28, 2023
Event: Climate Economy Summit
On September 14, academic, government and industry experts will come together to discuss the opportunities and risks in the net zero transition at the first-of-its-kind Climate Economy Summit at UBC.
Sep 11, 2023
Many people have biased perceptions of EDI leaders: study
A new study from the Sauder School of Business shows many people have deeply held beliefs about who should be an EDI leader, and they are rooted in racial stereotypes.
Sep 7, 2023
People dislike AI art because it threatens their humanity: study
The study is the first of its kind to link people’s aversion to AI art with speciesism and anthropocentrism, and their view that digital works threaten “the last fortress of human supremacy arguments, artistic creation.”
Aug 21, 2023
When employees leave their jobs, coworkers call it quits: UBC study
People leave jobs all the time, whether they’re laid off, fired, or just quit. But how do their departures affect coworkers left behind? According to a new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business, those exits can lead many others to call it quits.
May 1, 2023
Event: One of Canada’s first carbon-minimal campus spaces is now complete – and it was designed entirely by students
Media are invited to take a first look at Third Space Commons, UBC’s newest teaching and learning space that is one of Canada’s first institutional spaces designed to be near-zero embodied carbon. It’s also the first such building designed by students.
Apr 12, 2023
Owners of the priciest properties in Vancouver pay very little income tax, UBC study finds
A new study from UBC’s Sauder School of Business shows that owners of $3.7-million homes in Vancouver pay just $15,800 in income tax.
Jan 27, 2023
Vigilantes seeking justice can also spell trouble for workplaces, study finds
Vigilantes are known for fighting perceived wrongs by taking matters into their own hands. But what effect do they have on workplaces? A new study from UBC Sauder shows that vigilante behaviour can pose challenges for organizations because it is increasingly coming from outside as well as within the workplace.
Jun 15, 2022
UBC experts on rising mortgage and interest rates
The Bank of Canada continues to raise its benchmark lending rate to control inflation and now warn mortgage costs could go up by 30 per cent in the next five years. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jun 10, 2022
Can bad reviews be good for business? New UBC research says yes
Studies have shown that low star ratings and negative comments from unsatisfied customers can have an enormous impact on shoppers’ purchase decisions — and even ruin a product’s prospects. But are negative reviews always such a bad thing?
Apr 7, 2022
Wordle’s benefits go beyond keeping you sharp
Many Wordle players say it helps keep their brains sharp. But did you know playing word games could also lead to success in business?
Mar 16, 2022
Q&A: How racism holds Black women back from leadership positions
Black women are woefully underrepresented in leadership positions in North American businesses. A new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business finds that stereotypes about Black women put them at a serious disadvantage in the workplace.
Jan 24, 2022
Laneway homes can decrease neighbouring property values in affluent areas: UBC study
Having a laneway house next door can significantly decrease the value of your Vancouver home, depending on where you live, according to a new UBC Sauder School of Business study.
Nov 18, 2021
UBC experts on 2021 Canadian federal election
UBC experts are available to comment on various election issues.
Sep 21, 2021
UBC experts on B.C. paid sick leave legislation
UBC experts are available to comment on the new paid sick leave legislation introduced in British Columbia.
May 11, 2021
Incongruent messaging key to getting people to register as organ donors
A new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business finds a subtle shift in organ donor messaging can lead to a big boost in registration.
Apr 19, 2021
Weight loss changes people’s responsiveness to food marketing: study
According to a new study by the UBC Sauder School of Business and French researchers, people with obesity tend to be more responsive to food marketing — but when their weight drops significantly, so does their responsiveness to marketing.
Apr 1, 2021
The ugly truth: more consumers will buy unattractive fruits and veggies when they’re labeled ‘ugly’
Few marketers would recommend that clients call their products ugly — but new research from UBC Sauder shows that when it comes to selling misshapen fruits and vegetables, labeling them as “ugly” can be a recipe for marketing success, while diverting millions of tons of edible produce from landfills.
Mar 9, 2021
Investors who try to time the market take on more risk and make less money: study
A handful of online investors recently made a fortune on the Reddit-fueled runup of GameStop and other underperforming stocks — but a new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business shows that active traders who try to time the market are more likely to end up on the losing end of the equation.
Feb 18, 2021