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UBC hosts Indian residential schools dialogue

The University of British Columbia is hosting a full-day dialogue on the Indian residential school system.

UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases Oct. 25: 2010 Winter Olympics provided economic and cultural boost Oct. 22: UBC announces “Name a Spider” contest winner to mark first anniversary of Beaty Biodiversity […]

'Food for all' conference and grants

UBC hosted ”Food for All: A Conference on Poverty and Global Food Security” on Oct. 15. The conference addressed issues of global food shortages and the volatile upswings in food prices and discussed […]

Asia Pacific Memo update – Water conservation on the Tibetan Plateau; foreign workers in East Asia

Current issues in Asia and across the Pacific are published through short text memos or video interviews twice-weekly in the Asia Pacific Memo series.  Oct 25 – Water Conservation on […]

Exhibition and staged reading: Thunderstorm by Cao Yu

Theatre at UBC and the UBC Faculty of Arts present Thunderbird by Cao Yu which will include staged readings and an accompanying international touring exhibition (from Leeds University). Created by […]

What Did Galileo Know of Arabic/Islamic Science and How Did He Know It?

UBC Applied Science presents “What Did Galileo Know of Arabic/Islamic Science and How Did He Know It?” Prof. George Saliba from the Dept. of Middle East and Asian Languages and […]

UBC NSERC Chair in Design Engineering sponsors distinguished lecturer

Prof. Larry Leifer, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, will present “Dancing with Ambiguity: Embracing the Tension between Innovation and Decision-making in the Design Process.”  Over the past thirty years, […]

UBC Killam community gathers in Vancouver next week

If you are a member of the UBC community, “Killam” may mean a great deal more to your teaching, learning or research experience than you realize. Since the establishment of […]

B.C. History Digitization Program open for applications

Applications are being accepted for the next round of funding from the British Columbia History Digitization Program (BCHDP). This initiative, launched by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre in 2006, […]

Cute Cats and the Arab Spring: When Social Media Meet Social Change

The Laurier Institution, Yahoo!, UBC Continuing Studies and CBC Radio One present the 2011 Vancouver Human Rights Lecture “Cute Cats and the Arab Spring: When Social Media Meet Social Change”. […]

Indigenous perspectives and community planning

The Indigenous Community Planning Teach-In@UBC “Revitalizing Planning – The Indigenous Challenge” is a one-day event that explores issues such as an indigenous planning paradigm challenge, the need to achieve recognition […]

UBC SCARP to offer new indigenous community planning initiative

UBC will be offering a  new program in Indigenous Community Planning, supported by a grant of $316,723 from the Real Estate Foundation of B.C. The program will be a specialization […]

UBC hosts Allies in Health: 3rd Annual Community and Patient Fair for Health Professional Education

UBC will be hosting “Allies in Health: 3rd Annual Community and Patient Fair for Health Professional Education.” Students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to meet with 38 community and patient […]

Engineering postdoc advances to second round of Global Health competition

Walter Karlen, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering Postdoctoral Fellow working with Dr. Mark Ansermino, has advanced to the second round of the Canadian Rising Stars in Global Health Program.  […]

UBC forestry research receives funding

UBC research into the impact of climate change on British Columbia’s forests and finding more sustainable forest management practices received funding today from the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS). […]

Electrical and computer engineering prof an Innovation Challenge finalist

Mahsa Talebpourazad of the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering was one of 12 finalists for the Innovation Challenge Award. She received honourable mention and a prize of $1,200 for […]

Pediatrics professor elected co-chair of the Canadian Child and Youth Health Coalition

Dr. Anne Junker, associate professor in the Dept. of Pediatrics, was elected co-chair of the Canadian Child and Youth Health Coalition, which comprises 11 national organizations with a common vision […]

UBC prof receives the Dermatologist of the Year Award from the Canadian Skin Patient Alliance

Dr. Harvey Lui, professor and head of the Dept. of Dermatology and Skin Science, was recognized for his contributions to the Canadian Skin Patient Alliance and to skin patients across […]

New director of UBC’s Advanced Papermaking Initiative announced

Chemical and biological engineering professor Mark Martinez has been named the new director of UBC’s Advanced Papermaking Initiative (API). With its mission to enhance the competitiveness of the provincial industry […]