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Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics names Dr. Kirstin Appelt as Research Director

Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at UBC Sauder has announced that Dr. Kirstin Appelt has assumed the role of Research Director for the Cent...

  • Faculty
  • May 11, 2022
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Professor Katherine White: this award-winning researcher focuses on “nudging” consumers to make sustainable choices

UBC Sauder Professor Katherine White’s field of study, decision science, intersects the fields of psychology, behavioural economics, and marketing, an...

  • Students
  • January 11, 2022
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Beyond Bias: Behavioural Insights experts examine the future of workplace at UBC Sauder conference

During the annual behavioural insights (BI) conference, BIG Difference BC 2021, we spoke to some of the BI experts who were participating to learn mor...

  • Event Coverage
  • December 13, 2021
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Canada’s Clean50 recognizes Dr. Katherine White for contributions towards business sustainability

Dr. Katherine White, Professor in the Marketing and Behavioural Science Division at UBC Sauder and the Academic Director of the Peter P. Dhillon Centr...

  • Responsible Leadership & Sustainability
  • April 20, 2021
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Study finds problem gamblers less responsive to risk when placing bets

People with gambling problems – compared to those without – pay more attention to irrelevant information from the previous gamble to inform their next...

  • Healthcare
  • January 21, 2021
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Fighting climate change with behavioural insights

There has never been a better time to shift consumers to a more sustainable lifestyle according to behavioural insights experts. When people are confr...

  • Responsible Business
  • November 17, 2020
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More Republicans follow COVID guidelines when they’re told it will protect themselves: study

  • Politics & Public Policy
  • November 2, 2020
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Dhillon Centre announces “Business for Social Good” research grant winners

The Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at UBC Sauder is pleased to announce the winners of its 2020 “Business for Social Good” research grant program

  • Awards & Competitions
  • October 16, 2020
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Seven UBC Sauder faculty awarded SSHRC Insight Development Grants for 2019-2020

Seven UBC Sauder faculty have been awarded over $340,000 in 2019-2020 Insight Development Grants for their research, made possible by the Government o...

  • Faculty
  • August 24, 2020
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Balance Board: New UBC study finds companies with women on corporate boards are more innovative, efficient

If there were a straightforward and cost-effective way for businesses to fuel groundbreaking innovation, improve efficiency, spur growth, increase com...

  • Equity and Diversity
  • February 5, 2020
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'Put people first': UBC Sauder conference promotes Behavioural Insights research

Organizations can use lessons about human behaviour to innovate and find solutions. UBC Sauder co-hosted the 'A BIG Difference for BC' conference to p...

  • Event Coverage
  • December 10, 2019
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UBC Sauder announces winners of Research and Teaching Awards for 2018/2019

UBC Sauder has recognized five faculty members for their outstanding achievements and efforts in teaching and research for the 2018/2019 academic year...

  • Faculty
  • April 11, 2019
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UBC Sauder’s Katherine White wins award as one of UBC’s outstanding researchers

UBC Sauder Professor Katherine White has been recognized as one of the top researchers at the University of British Columbia, earning a 2018 UBC Killa...

  • Faculty
  • February 5, 2019
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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.

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Research shows cash transfers allowed people to access housing faster, improving stability and lowering the risk of trauma

Dr. Jiaying Zhao, UBC’s Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Sustainability, in collaboration with Foundations for Social Change a Vancouver-based ch...

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New study finds companies with women on corporate boards are more innovative, efficient

If there were a straightforward and cost-effective way for businesses to fuel groundbreaking innovation, improve efficiency, spur growth, increase com...

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New position paper outlines the importance of using psychology to combat climate change

Human activity and behaviour are much to blame for climate change in Canada and the world—and this is only projected to intensify in the future.

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New and Renewed Canada Research Chairs

Three researchers in the Faculty of Arts have been named Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) in recognition of excellence in their respective fields of stud...

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UBC researchers are helping communities prepare for the effects of climate change

The 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) takes place from October 31 to November 12 2021 and one of its four goals is ...

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More Republicans follow COVID guidelines when they’re told it will protect themselves: study

New research from the UBC Sauder School of Business suggests Democrats feel responsible for others, while Republicans feel responsible for themselves

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New study reveals people more likely to donate when reminded of own mortality

New research from the UBC Sauder School of Business shows that people are 30 per cent more likely to donate their assets when faced with their own mor...

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UBC launches new lab to combat healthcare’s environmental impact

From transforming hospital food systems to driving innovation in medical device design, a team of researchers will generate solutions to lessen the fo...

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Bridging science and policy: UBC scientists are building relationships with Canada’s political leaders

Canadian scientists are now in a better position reach the people who have the power to make a difference.

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New research: How to talk to people about climate change

As our planet warms, seas rise and catastrophic weather events become more frequent, action on climate change has never been more important. But how d...

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How to make carbon pricing palatable to air travellers

Travellers are willing to pay a little more for flights if they know the extra money will be used to address carbon emissions, a new study from the UB...

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Dr. Jiaying Zhao and Yu Luo address cognitive biases of climate change in their new research

Psychology has offered numerous insights on what motivates people to act on climate change, understanding beliefs and attitudes of climate change, and...

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Foundations of Social Change

New research shows there are major benefits to giving money directly to homeless individuals

A collaboration between Dr. Jiaying Zhao, associate professor in UBC’s department of psychology and Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainab...

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Earth Day Q&A with Jiaying Zhao: The impact of scarcity on making sustainable purchasing decisions

Reducing our carbon footprint not only involves wider systemic and policy change, it also demands that we make changes in our own behaviours and purch...

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Psychology researchers honoured with UBC Faculty Research Awards

UBC Psychology faculty members are recipients of UBC’s 2020 Faculty Research Awards. From applied and medical sciences to humanities and social scienc...

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The psychology of climate action

Psychologist Jiaying Zhao uses insights from behavioural psychology to design pro-environmental interventions in workplaces and cities.

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Crowdfunding can affect consumer product choices — especially when the products do good

When it comes to introducing new products to the market, crowdfunding has become a hugely popular way for sellers to attract customers.

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