Prof Toope helps open a state of the art home for the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD).
At its fall congregation ceremony, UBC passes a major milestone by graduating its 250,000th alumnus.
Built around the refurbished core of the 1925 UBC Main Library, the new facility offers 250,000 square feet of new and renovated space for learning and research.
The university creates a new office to advocate on behalf of students and to provide advice and support in resolving student matters.
Federal and provincial governments provide major funding to renovate the Biological Sciences West and South buildings, and to benefit the geoexchange system at UBC’s Okanagan campus.
His Majesty Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko come to UBC and visit the Nitobe Memorial Garden and the Museum of Anthropology.
The university welcomes more than 250,000 spectators to the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre to watch hockey and sledge hockey.
The $50 million project is home to 25 investigators, the Beaty Biodiversity Museum and Canada’s largest blue whale skeleton.
Prof. Stephen Toope signs a partnership with Max Planck Society President Peter Gruss. The Society is Germany’s foremost basic research institution and home to 32 Nobel Prizes.
Student housing receives a huge boost with the creation of a new fund to help achieve the goal of having 50 per cent of undergraduates live on campus.
The university embarks on a $1.5 billion fundraising campaign with a twin goal of doubling the number of alumni engaged in the life of the university by 2015.
Seventy years after Japanese Canadians were forced to leave their West Coast homes, UBC honours 76 students who were unable to complete degrees.
The university revamps admissions to include both grades and life experiences, and puts in place a new personal service model.
The MasterCard Foundation gives a major grant to provide comprehensive scholarships for more than 110 students from Africa to study at UBC.
The university sets up a new 12-month pathway program for exceptional graduates of school systems that are different from schools in North America.
The federal government announces major new research funding. Says Prof. Toope: “I was extremely pleased by the announcement of a new program. Over the next few years, as the fund is fully implemented, UBC stands to benefit greatly from new resources to support our very best research areas, stronger international research collaboration and improved knowledge translation.”
Prof. Toope launches a task force to tackle attitudes and lack of understanding that came to light during student-led FROSH events.
The $70 million Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health is opened, uniting integrated research and patient care to change the way disorders are treated.