Read about the emotional reaction that led UBC Psychology prof. Jiaying Zhao to embark on a year-long research project to discover where, when and why people are happiest on UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses.
UBC Psychology Prof. Catharine Winstanley’s one-of-a-kind approach to gambling addiction is a highlight of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, a major research and clinical facility at UBC.
A new centre to analyze problem gambling officially opens at UBC. The Centre – one of only a handful of such research hubs globally – is headed by leading gambling psychologist Luke Clark, who joined UBC from the University of Cambridge.
UBC Psychology student Eva Kwan received an honourable mention for the Co-op Student of the Year Award for her work at the Canadian Space Agency’s Operational Space Medicine Programme, where she supported Commander Chris Hadfield on his space mission.
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The department is pleased to share the winners of UBC Psi Chi’s annual awards! Since September 2011, UBC Psi Chi (our local chapter of the international honours society) has awarded $8,050 in undergraduate travel awards and other awards recognizing outstanding individual achievements. More Please join us in congratulating the following students on their outstanding work: […]
Each year the Quinn Memorial Lecture brings together the UBC Psychology community and friends for an evening of dialogue. We’re excited to announce that Dr. Susan Carey, Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, will be joining us on September 17, 2015. Stay tuned for more details on the event, and the title and abstract of […]
UBC psychologist and researcher Elizabeth Dunn, co-author of Happy Money, says there’s more at stake in the Metro Vancouver transit referendum than shorter commute times and climate change. The way you vote could also impact your happiness level. How does commuting affect a person’s overall happiness? If you look at how happy people feel during […]
Recently the YWCA’s Women of Distinction Award nominees were announced. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Liisa Galea, who was nominated in the category of Technology, Science & Research. Recognized nationally, the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards honours individuals and organizations whose outstanding activities and achievements contribute to the well-being and future of our community. Below […]
In December 2014, the UBC Board of Governors accepted President Arvind Gupta’s recommendation to appoint Prof. Eric Eich as Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Academic Affairs, for a five-year term commencing in July 2015. Eric has a significant record of service to both the university and the psychology community, serving as the Head of Psychology, as […]
Image: CollegeDegrees360, Flickr As we spring forward, is Daylight Saving Time worth it? UBC Psychology Professor Emeritus and sleep expert Stanley Coren is the former director of the Human Neuropsychology and Perception Laboratory and author of the 1996 book Sleep Thieves. In this Q and A, Coren discusses the risks and benefits of setting our […]
Please join us in congratulating our faculty who have received UBC’s 2015 Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) towards their work in supporting and encouraging innovation in a teaching and learning environment. Professors Peter Graf and Catherine Rawn, have received funding towards their project ‘Fostering Peer Learning & Assessment Skill’. This project will create and […]
UBC Psychology Senior Instructor Catherine Rawn is developing a course called the Psychology of Social Media, which she will teach as Psyc 325 in January 2016. This course is currently listed as a developmental course, but will emphasize themes of social and personality psychology. She has already begun brainstorming and you’re invited to participate in […]
Call them catalysts, magnets, even disruptors; the federal Canada Research Chair (CRC) program is specifically designed to “attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds.” Backed by CRC funding, these gifted professors, eminent academics and researchers — the Chairs — ‘set up shop’ in Canadian universities, freed to focus on research […]
Is your relationship going stale? UBC Psychology researcher Heather Morton explains the research behind flagging libidos, and offers tips on reigniting the flames of passion. Why did you want to study partner novelty? If you Google “How to enhance sexual desire” or “How to spice up your relationship,” you will find a large number of […]
The 2015 SSHRC Impact Awards competition recognizes outstanding SSHRC-funded researchers and students and celebrate their achievements in research, research training, knowledge mobilization and outreach activities. As of early January 2015, institutions eligible to administer SSHRC funding will be invited to put forward nominations in the following categories: Gold Medal ($100,000) Talent Award ($50,000) Insight Award ($50,000) […]