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.
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.
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 | January 18, 2016
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.
November 23, 2015
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.
Media Release | November 17, 2015
UBC has announced the results of its start an evolution campaign – the most ambitious fundraising and alumni engagement campaign in Canadian history.
November 10, 2015
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.
November 6, 2015
Yoga wear and rain boots may be ubiquitous around campus nowadays, but fashion standards weren’t always so lax at UBC.
Media Release | November 4, 2015
The University of British Columbia congratulates Justin Trudeau, who earned a bachelor of education from UBC in 1998, on becoming Prime Minister of Canada.
Media Release | October 29, 2015
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.
Media Release | October 15, 2015
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.
Media Release | October 1, 2015
One of the tallest wood buildings in the world will soon be constructed at UBC, providing housing for hundreds of students.
Media Release | September 30, 2015
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.
September 29, 2015
Media are invited to film hundreds of students, staff, alumni and faculty spell out “UBC100” in formation at 12 p.m.
Media Release | September 25, 2015
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.
Media Release | September 23, 2015
UBC welcomes the news of Mohamed Fahmy’s release from an Egyptian prison today and looks forward to him joining UBC later this year.
Media Release | September 22, 2015
The Royal Society of Canada honoured nine UBC professors this month for their outstanding achievements and contributions to their fields.
Media Release | September 22, 2015
A $1-million gift from the family of Warren and Maureen Spitz will fund a new awards program at UBC’s Sauder School of Business benefiting Aboriginal women pursuing business studies.
Media Release | September 21, 2015
Philip Steenkamp will bring extensive leadership and a deep understanding of the academic environment to the role of vice-president, external relations and communications.
August 17, 2015
The allegations of breaches of academic freedom in a recent blog post are serious and UBC has the processes to appropriately address such allegations.