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UBC philosopher explores the metaphysics of love
February 12, 2015

UBC philosopher explores the metaphysics of love

It may just be the most human of all experiences: Love. Its mysteries have been the inspiration behind countless works of art, from the poems of Elizabeth Browning to the tragedies of William Shakespeare. Now, it’s become the subject of a UBC philosopher professor’s research project, and she’s asking for the public’s help.


High seas fishing ban could boost global catches, equality

Closing the high seas to commercial fishing could distribute fisheries income more equitably among the world’s maritime nations, according to research from the University of British Columbia (UBC).

Could Canadian homes be overvalued by as much as 30 per cent?

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz, has warned of a housing bubble whereby Canadian homes may be overvalued by up to 30 per cent – possibly more in hot housing markets like Vancouver and Toronto.

Why out-of-touch idealists have the happiest marriages

When it comes to romance, losing touch with reality can be a good thing. A study by UBC Sauder School of Business Professor Dale Griffin finds that unrealistically idealizing your romantic partner is actually beneficial.


Gay male couples face more hurdles on path to parenthood

Fertility expert Beth Taylor, who coordinates the UBC obstetrics and gynecology residency program, writes about the extra complications of getting pregnant for same-sex male couples.


Love, data and the economics of happily ever after

Professor Marina Adshade and Associate Professor and Director of the UBC Graduate School of Journalism, talk economics, the marriage market and how sex and dollars are intrinsically linked to our happiness.


Thunderbirds win opening leg of World Cup at Cal

The UBC Thunderbirds rugby team defeated California, 19-6, Saturday on Witter Rugby Field as the Thunderbirds exited the contest with a 16-point lead.



Coastal First Nations Dance Festival Comes to MOA

Produced by the Dancers of Damelahamid in partnership with the Museum of Anthropology, the festival showcases the rich cultural traditions practiced by some of the best artists from coastal British Columbia, the Yukon, and across the globe.
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