Harvard computer scientist recruited to UBC through federal research program
A top computer scientist and entrepreneur from Harvard University will join UBC next September, thanks to the federal government’s Canada 150 Research Chairs Program.
Dec 13, 2017
Update on Presidential Task Force
The task force is assigning resources and people to assist those members of our community who are affected by the Executive Order. Its immediate focus is on assisting students, faculty, staff and university visitors whose freedom to travel might be affected by the Executive Order.
Jan 31, 2017
Statement in response to U.S. executive order
The University of British Columbia is deeply concerned about a new executive order signed by President Trump on Friday preventing individuals from seven countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days.
Jan 29, 2017
Dr. Santa Ono to become UBC President and Vice Chancellor
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.
Jun 13, 2016
Earth Day: Convenience, real-time feedback makes us more environmentally aware
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.
Apr 21, 2016
Hockey star Hayley Wickenheiser and renowned Vij restaurateurs among UBC Centennial honorary degree recipients
UBC will recognize 13 Centennial honorary degree recipients during spring graduation ceremonies.
Feb 12, 2016
UBC receives nearly $20 million for upgrades to life sciences facilities
The provincial government has committed $19.95 million toward upgrading and expanding the aging teaching and laboratory space used by life sciences students at UBC.
Jan 18, 2016
UBC fall honorary degree recipients recognized for research and community work
In addition to the four honorary degrees, 2,900 students will graduate from UBC’s Vancouver campus between Nov. 25 and 27 during fall congregation.
Nov 23, 2015
UBC raises more than $1.6 billion in historic fundraising and alumni engagement campaign
UBC has announced the results of its start an evolution campaign – the most ambitious fundraising and alumni engagement campaign in Canadian history.
Nov 17, 2015
Canadian black scholars deserve more attention
Canada is a proudly multicultural nation. But Annette Henry, a UBC professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education, says Canadian black scholars have been overlooked for far too long.
Nov 10, 2015
Tuum Dressed: 100 Years of Fashion at UBC
Yoga wear and rain boots may be ubiquitous around campus nowadays, but fashion standards weren’t always so lax at UBC.
Nov 6, 2015
UBC alumnus Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canada’s 23rd prime minister
The University of British Columbia congratulates Justin Trudeau, who earned a bachelor of education from UBC in 1998, on becoming Prime Minister of Canada.
Nov 4, 2015
Photo gallery: Check out that ‘stache!
Crumb catcher, soup strainer, chin whiskers, chops – whatever you call the moustaches and beards that sprout up during the month of November, you can be sure that someone at UBC has sported the style.
Oct 29, 2015
UBC accepts the findings in Honourable Lynn Smith’s report
The University of British Columbia released today the summary of the fact-finding process and conclusions reached by Hon. Lynn Smith, QC. UBC accepts and will be guided by these findings.
Oct 15, 2015
New UBC student residence to be among world’s tallest wood buildings
One of the tallest wood buildings in the world will soon be constructed at UBC, providing housing for hundreds of students.
Oct 1, 2015
UBC celebrates 100 years of learning, research and community engagement
UBC launches its Centennial year and marks the official opening of the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre today, exactly 100 years after welcoming its first class of 379 students.
Sep 30, 2015
UBC creates UBC100 formation on Centennial anniversary, Sept. 30
Media are invited to film hundreds of students, staff, alumni and faculty spell out “UBC100” in formation at 12 p.m.
Sep 29, 2015
Retired Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire to receive honorary degree from UBC
Retired Lt.-Gen. Roméo Dallaire, one of Canada’s foremost humanitarians, is to be recognized with an honorary degree from the University of British Columbia.
Sep 25, 2015
UBC to welcome Mohamed Fahmy following release from Egyptian prison
UBC welcomes the news of Mohamed Fahmy’s release from an Egyptian prison today and looks forward to him joining UBC later this year.
Sep 23, 2015
UBC faculty honoured by Royal Society of Canada
The Royal Society of Canada honoured nine UBC professors this month for their outstanding achievements and contributions to their fields.
Sep 22, 2015