UBC announces $100-million fundraising campaign for students
UBC is embarking on the largest fundraising campaign for students in its 102-year history. The Blue & Gold Campaign for Students aims to raise $100 million over three years to give promising students access to a life-changing education.
Nov 27, 2017
Future health professionals receive new training to better care for Indigenous people
Students from 11 of UBC’s health-related programs will come together for the first time on Thursday for a new learning experience designed to help them better serve Indigenous people.
Oct 18, 2017
Putting new tools in the hands of leading Canadian scientists
More than $67.5 million at the University of British Columbia for new labs and equipment to help Canadian researchers discover, innovate, and train the next generation of scientists.
Oct 13, 2017
UBC officially opens National Soccer Development Centre
UBC President Santa Ono, Parliamentary Secretary Ravi Kahlon and Vancouver Whitecaps FC president Bob Lenarduzzi will officially open UBC’s new National Soccer Development Centre.
Sep 22, 2017
A full house for Prime Minister Trudeau’s Town Hall at UBC Okanagan
Over 2,500 people were on hand at the UBC Okanagan campus on Wednesday night for a Town Hall event hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Sep 7, 2017
Students move into their campus homes
First-year students move into their new on-campus homes at Orchard Commons student residence this weekend.
Aug 31, 2017
UBC Student Housing Media Backgrounder
UBC has more on-campus housing than any university in Canada with 11,796 beds as of September 2017.
Aug 31, 2017
Ten things to know about international student enrolment
UBC is welcoming 63,370 students to its two campuses this September. In recent months, many people have asked about the impact of global events on international students wanting to study in Canada.
Aug 28, 2017
$6-million donation creates largest ever endowed scholarship at UBC
The University of British Columbia has created its largest ever endowed scholarship, thanks to a $6-million donation from the Constance Livingstone Friedman and Sydney Friedman Foundation.
Jul 12, 2017
Growth in international students follows steady five-year trend
New first-year students have now begun registering for classes and UBC has an early picture of what the incoming class will look like.
Jul 7, 2017
UBC Emergency Preparedness Exercise June 28th 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
UBC is conducting an emergency preparedness exercise on campus at Main Mall and Agronomy Road June 28th from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Jun 26, 2017
Reconciliation Pole installed on UBC Vancouver campus
Thousands of copper nails are important markers on a carved pole installed on UBC’s Vancouver campus.
Mar 30, 2017
Tech ventures get boost from UBC innovation programs
UBC technology that improves the accessibility of safe drinking water is now a thriving startup, thanks to an experienced executive taking a chance on a new venture and the multi-faceted support UBC offers entrepreneurial faculty, students, staff and alumni.
Mar 9, 2017
Universities establish joint centre to use data for social good in Cascadia region
In an expansion of regional cooperation, the University of British Columbia and the University of Washington today announced the establishment of the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative.
Feb 23, 2017
Video: Santa Ono and his vision for UBC
In Conversations That Matter, veteran interviewer Stuart McNish discusses the issues that shape our world with thought leaders. In this edition of the program, he sits down with UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Santa J. Ono.
Jan 18, 2017
Dive in! First dip and sneak peek at new UBC Aquatic Centre
Media are invited to tour the new, state-of-the-art $40-million UBC Aquatic Centre.
Jan 17, 2017
New UBC Aquatic Centre – Facts and Figures
Facts and figures on the new UBC Aquatic Centre
Jan 17, 2017
UBC reinstates John Furlong as keynote speaker
UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Santa Ono announced today the reinstatement of John Furlong as the keynote speaker at the university’s 18th Annual ZLC Millennium Scholarship Breakfast on February 28, 2017.
Jan 9, 2017
UBC releases 2015 animal research statistics
For the sixth consecutive year, UBC has published data on animals involved in research at the university.
Dec 5, 2016
Alumni donate $2 million to support UBC startups
Thanks to two $1-million contributions from alumni Greg Peet and Glenn Walsh, University of British Columbia ventures now have access to additional early-stage seed capital to help build their businesses.
Nov 23, 2016