Humanities

Humanities

a collage showing a can of tomato sauce being poured over a landscape on Mars

Two food security experts explore how the first Mars colonists might feed themselves.

Illustration of a purple magnifying glass against a purple book

A new study by a UBC prof examines the power of language history for language learners.

Black girl browsing through books on shelves

Two professors discuss how language impacts the development of stereotypes.

African women in shawls carrying empty containers queue up in desert

Poverty and inequality have resulted in unequal access to the Earth’s bounty.

Human left hand beside a robotic right hand

AI–generated text will soon be indistinguishable from that written by a person.

Reporters holding microphones and recorders near person speaking

A new group of vital contributors are shaping what journalism could and should do.

Women in red robes and white bonnets pray on steps in The Handmaid's Tale

Writers have explored how abortion becomes entangled with how we shape the future.

A photograph of Vancouver taken from a helicopter above the Stanley Park area. It shows West Georgia Street, with False Creek and Science World at the end, and East Vancouver in the background.

There may be no such thing, but Vancouver has shown the world an admirable model.

Illustration of people enjoying a public park, with a city in the background

Communities are shaping their public spaces into social places.

An illustration of cities enclosed in bubbles

UBC researchers are helping us imagine a city where people feel more connected.