Peter A. Allard, Q.C., donates $30 million to UBC Faculty of Law

UBC Law alumnus Peter A. Allard, Q.C., has donated $30 million to UBC’s Faculty of Law, the largest gift ever to a Canadian law school.


Business, Law and Society


Crowdsourcing and chaos: how social media can save the day

When a powerful earthquake devastated China’s Sichuan province in 2008, the disaster was too catastrophic for authorities to stay on top of events as they unfolded.

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Arts and Humanities


Decades-old documents to be transformed into easily sharable digital data

This May, Crompton’s specialized computer lab will allow her and a team of digital humanist researchers to embark upon the creation of cutting-edge encoding of historical materials.

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Science, Health and Technology


UBC receives $1.7 million from Canada Foundation for Innovation

Fourteen projects at UBC have received a combined $1.7 million in federal funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

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University News


Professorship in Sustainable Health Care established at UBC

UBC’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences has established the Initiative for Sustainable Health Care, a partnership between industry, government and academia.

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#AskArvind Twitter town hall


On Thursday, January 29 at 3 p.m., join UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Arvind Gupta in his first ever Twitter Town Hall.


Taking the pain out of waiting


For patients dealing with chronic, debilitating headaches, the wait to be seen by the UBC Headache Clinic can seem like an eternity.


New program to make it easier for internationally-educated midwives to get licensed in B.C.


Midwives who trained and practised outside Canada will soon have a new opportunity to provide their services to women in B.C., thanks to the creation of a new program at UBC.




Answer to hunger is to raise incomes

While the answer to hunger and food insecurity might appear to be food, it is not. It is a matter of income poverty, says UBC Emeritus professor of social work, Graham Riches, in a Times Colonist op-ed. Read more here...

Expert Spotlight


2015: Year of the Planet

Climate change will dominate politics and international relations in 2015, say experts at UBC.

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UBC Athletics


UBC hockey sets new school attendance record

In front of a school record-breaking crowd of 3,049, the UBC Thunderbirds gave up a three-goal lead in the third period to fall 4-3 to Saskatchewan.

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Feature Video

Twitter Town Hall with UBC President Arvind Gupta

On Thursday, January 29 at 3 pm, join UBC President Arvind Gupta in his first ever Twitter Town Hall.

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UBC Events

Suicide Awareness Day: You can thrive
  • January 28
  • Reaching out early and preventing suicide requires the help of everyone in the UBC community