July 5, 2016
UBC President Designate Professor Santa Ono will host a sendoff tomorrow morning for our athletes, coaches and support staff headed to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games. UBC’s Rio 2016 contingent is the largest of any Canadian university.
June 13, 2016
For Santa Ono, starting his new job as president of UBC will be a heartfelt homecoming, and not just because he’s an ardent sports fan and certain to attend the Thunderbirds traditional Homecoming football game.
Media Release | June 13, 2016
A Vancouver-born biomedical researcher who is a pioneer in experimental medicine with an established track record as a senior leader at U.S. universities has become the 15th President and Vice Chancellor of the University of British Columbia, the university announced today.
Media Release | June 12, 2016
Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with the community of Orlando, and the American people, especially the loved ones, families and friends of the dead and injured victims.
June 10, 2016
The University of British Columbia will announce its 15th president and vice-chancellor on Monday, June 13. Following a short event with the campus community, UBC’s next president will have a brief media availability.
Media Release | June 2, 2016
Ten gifted students from around the world who have risen from challenging circumstances and given back through volunteering have been named Centennial Leaders award recipients by UBC.
May 24, 2016 - by Corey Allen
Watching a loved one graduate from university is a proud moment, but for Jocelyne and Randy Robinson, the pride will be twofold as the mother and son graduate from UBC a day apart.
May 5, 2016
After an extensive search guided by alumni, coaches, Varsity student athletes, a member of the UBC Board of Governors, and key internal stakeholders, UBC Athletics has selected the person who will lead the Thunderbirds.
April 21, 2016
Earth Day is April 22, an annual reminder to reflect on the impact of our actions and to consider how we can lighten our footprint on our earth.
Media Release | April 6, 2016
The Musqueam people and the University of British Columbia acknowledged their developing partnership today with the dedication of a striking cedar post installed prominently on the Point Grey campus.
Media Release | March 29, 2016
The Faculty Association’s vote reflects the interest that faculty have in the governance of the university and a diversity of opinion that one would expect among faculty in a vibrant academic environment like UBC.
March 23, 2016
Once again, the world has been stunned by acts of brutal violence that have taken the lives of innocent men, women, and children going about their daily business, writes UBC Interim President and Vice-Chancellor Martha Piper.
Media Release | March 14, 2016
UBC research in areas that include cystic fibrosis and food safety received $1.4 million in funding today from the John R. Evans Leaders Fund.
Media Release | March 10, 2016
Vancouver-based diamond pioneer and philanthropist Stewart Blusson and his wife, Marilyn, have donated $11 million to quantum materials research at UBC
Media Release | March 2, 2016
The University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus reduced its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 per cent in 2015 compared with 2007 levels, the university announced today at the GLOBE 2016 conference.
February 22, 2016
Beginning today, UBC students will get a first look at a full-scale mockup of a 140-sq-ft student housing unit called a Nano suite.
Media Release | February 15, 2016
In keeping with The University of British Columbia’s commitment to being a global leader in sustainability, UBC announced today it is launching the Sustainable Future Fund to give donors more choice when donating to UBC’s endowment.
Hockey star Hayley Wickenheiser and renowned Vij restaurateurs among UBC Centennial honorary degree recipients
Media Release | February 12, 2016
UBC will recognize 13 Centennial honorary degree recipients during spring graduation ceremonies.
Media Release | February 4, 2016
A $1.05 million gift from the Franklinia Foundation will nearly double the size of the UBC Botanical Garden’s Asian Garden, and provide additional educational and training opportunities to future horticulturalists.
Media Release | February 3, 2016
UBC’s Board of Governors recognizes climate change is an important issue for faculty, staff, students, donors and other stakeholders, and respects their concerns and commitment.