University of British Columbia

Professor calls on UBC to disclose any disciplinary action against Stephen Porter

A professor at the University of British Columbia says the institution must tell the public if it took any disciplinary action against psychology professor Stephen Porter after an investigation found he breached multiple university policies.<p>Dr. Porter, a globally recognized expert on forensic …

Canada

UBC expands tech training with investment from province

An investment from the Province of British Columbia will create 624 undergraduate spaces for domestic students at UBC’s Vancouver campus for …

Margaret Atwood Faces Backlash For Essay Saying #MeToo Leading To 'Vigilante Justice'

Author Margaret Atwood delved into a Twitter feud with Twitter users following an op-ed in the Globe and Mail titled, "Am I a bad feminist?" Margaret …

Margaret Atwood

Handmaid's Tale author Margaret Atwood faces backlash over #MeToo think piece

The writer asked in Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper whether she was a "bad feminist" for demanding due process for those accused of sexual …

Margaret Atwood

Following Margaret Atwood essay, PEN says Galloway-related website should stay online

PEN Canada and PEN International say a controversial website connected to the case of fired UBC Creative Writing program head Steven Galloway should not be taken down.<p>In a joint statement, PEN – an advocacy group for writers that promotes free expression and fights censorship – expressed concern at …

Margaret Atwood

Men Are Not Victims Of The #MeToo Movement

Despite Margaret Atwood and Caitlin Flanagan defending the men accused of sexual misconduct<p>Feminist author Margaret Atwood has written an op-ed in which she basically compares women who accuse men of sexual assault to Stalinists. And she’s not alone in feeling this way. Writer Caitlin Flanagan …

Feminism

North Korea meeting to stress importance of sanctions – Canada

VANCOUVER - A summit on curbing North Korea’s nuclear ambitions will focus in part on how to ensure countries fully implement all the sanctions …

North Korea

Knowledge, the great unifier: A look at UBC's little-known relationship with North Korea

As world leaders gather in Vancouver to address the North Korean nuclear crisis, a professor at the University of British Columbia is quietly …

North Korea

UBC prof complainants 'devastated' he was back on campus this term

Since then, UBC psychology professor Dr. Stephen Porter has agreed to step aside from teaching<p>A woman who alleges she was sexually harassed and …

Vancouver

75% of India's air pollution-related deaths are rural, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rural Indians, who make up about two-thirds of the country of 1.3 billion people, are disproportionately at risk of breathing polluted air, according to new research.<p>India's air pollution has been making headlines for years, with attention focused on Delhi, the capital, once named the most …

Pollution

Can more housing supply resolve the affordability crisis in Vancouver?

<i>Thomas Davidoff and Tsur Somerville are associate professors in the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business. Joshua D. Gottlieb is an associate professor in the University of British Columbia's Vancouver School of Economics</i><p>The end of 2017 was a busy time for policy efforts to …

Housing

The Surprising Key to a Better Sex Life

Source: Viacheslav Boiko/Shutterstock<p>We live in a world filled with sex advice: <i>Try this new acrobatic position to have a stronger orgasm! Do these</i> …

Mindfulness

PARKIN: On minimum wage, low-wage advocates have been so wrong for too long

Judging from the first few days of 2018, Canadians are in no mood to be lectured by the CEOs and politicians who told us low wages, privatization and …

Rachel Notley

Am I a bad feminist?

<i>Margaret Atwood is the author of more than 40 books of poetry, fiction and essays, including</i> The Handmaid's Tale<i>.</i><p>It seems that I am a "Bad Feminist." I can add that to the other things I've been accused of since 1972, such as climbing to fame up a pyramid of decapitated men's heads (a leftie …

Feminism

UBC psychologist’s practice placed under regulatory supervision

In a public notice, The College of Psychologists of British Columbia says that Dr. Stephen Porter has consented to a reprimand with regard to his …

Vancouver

'Birds down Wesmen in straight sets - The University of British Columbia

The No. 1 ranked UBC Thunderbirds finished a weekend sweep of the Winnipeg Wesmen with a 3-0 (25-20, 25-16, 25-21) road victory Saturday night at the …

Canadian University Sports

China heaping scorn on North Korea meeting next week in Vancouver

China is taking aim at an international summit on North Korea in Vancouver next week, saying the event co-hosted by Canada and the United States is …

China

Book excerpts: ‘The Age of Walter Gage’ at University of B.C.

For some, the name is synonymous with a long-time University of B.C. fixture, the Walter Gage Residences, where students have hunkered down to study …

Vancouver

Smell of death tells undertaker bees it’s time to remove corpses

BRING out your dead! Honeybees pick up dead or diseased nestmates and drag them out of the hive. Removing corpses protects against infection, which …

Science

Students: Here’s How To Start The New Year Off Right

For all the good times and life experience that post-secondary school provides, life for many students can be a grind, often consisting of too many …

Loneliness

Canadian accents are sexy, eh?

If you ask someone out for a poutine date, they just may say “yes,” – especially if you end the query with “eh?”<p>That’s because the Canadian accent is …

UBC T-Birds find wings again after injuries rock men’s hockey squad

The players feel bigger, the rinks feel smaller, and for Carter Popoff, the losses hurt just as much.The second-year forward on the UBC Thunderbirds …

Ice Hockey

Stressed out? Take a whiff of your partner's shirt, UBC study suggests

When it comes to matters of the heart, it seems your nose knows.<p>New research out of the University of British Columbia has found the scent of your …

UBC Hockey Winter Classic | Watch News Videos Online

UBC Men’s hockey team is set to host its Winter Classic January 19th. It’s one of their biggest games of the year.

Canadian University Sports

Feeling Stressed? Take a Whiff of Your Girlfriend's Dirty Laundry (Yes, Seriously)

A new study says that smelling your partner's used T-shirt can help reduce your stress levels across the board<p>Stressed out over work, or New Year’s resolutions that have already gone by the wayside? Try this: Hold one of your girlfriend’s T-shirts up to your face and inhale deeply. While that might …

T-shirts

Is your smartphone making you unhappy? - Journalist's Resource

There’s abundant speculation that our smartphones make us less happy. Twitter: saps your attention. Facebook: fills you with FOMO. Email: your boss …

Psychology

UBC fails to ‘reconcile the irreconcilable’ on free speech

A proposed University of B.C. statement that attempts to take into account all sides of the free-speech debate has pleased precious few.<p>UBC officials …

Censorship

Don’t dump and run

In the December issue of <i>EMBO Reports</i>, Matheus Sanitá Lima and David Roy Smith argue that biologists utilizing next-generation sequencing data should …

E.coli

Fish-oil supplements may do more harm than good, UBC researcher finds

Print<p>Groundbreaking research at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus is calling into question the value of fish-oil based supplements …

Nutrition

Feeling stressed? Sniff your partner's jumper to calm down, say scientists

Women may complain about the smell of their husband's dirty laundry but a new study has found the odour of a romantic partner’s clothing can help lower stress.<p>In new research published this week in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, academics found that sniffing the sweaty cast-offs …

Wellness