Posts Tagged ‘intercultural understanding’

Global companies beware: Rude customer treatment depends on culture

Mar. 25, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A new UBC study reveals that North American service workers are more likely to sabotage rude customers, while Chinese react by disengaging from customer service altogether.

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Catfight? Workplace conflicts between women get bad rap

Feb. 25, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A new UBC study suggests troubling perceptions exist when it comes to women involved in disputes at work.

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Bilingual babies know their grammar by seven months

Feb. 14, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Babies as young as seven months can distinguish between, and begin to learn, two languages with vastly different grammatical structures, according to new research from the University of British Columbia and Université Paris Descartes.

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UBC experts comment on Middle East conflict

Nov. 16, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

UBC experts are available to provide analysis of the bloodshed in the Middle East and its implications for the world.

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UBC experts for U.S. election night

Nov. 6, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

UBC experts are available after-hours to comment on the U.S. election results tomorrow night and Wednesday morning. Media and the public are also invited to a panel discussion of the results, which will be live-blogged.

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UBC experts comment on China’s leadership changes

Nov. 5, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

On Nov. 8 – just days after the U.S. election – China will hold its 18th National Party Congress, a week of high-level meetings that will culminate with new leadership for the superpower. UBC Asia scholars are available to preview the event and discuss its outcomes.

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Common ground on the common good: Study finds Republicans and Democrats can agree on some moral issues

Nov. 2, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

A new University of British Columbia study that asked U.S. conservatives and liberals to rate the most influential historical figures of the 20th Century finds that the two sides of America’s “culture wars” share a surprising level of common moral ground.

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