UBC People

Writing about First Nations

Three UBC Press authors will discuss their discoveries in research, how writing about First Nations people has changed over time, and the challenges and successes of the process. The authors […]

PhD student photo exhibition: Life Off Grid: Reassembling Domestic Life

Jonathan Taggart, writer-photographer and PhD student at UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, will give an exhibition titled Life Off Grid: Reassembling Domestic Life, part of the Capture Photography Festival. […]

Music students compose and perform in Voice to Voice project

Students from UBC’s School of Music worked with Thursdays Writing Collective and Instruments of Change to create Voice to Voice, a project of 11 original compositions. The songs will be […]

Climate Change: Science, Policy, and Politics

The community is invited to an afternoon of debates about the policies Canada needs to address climate change. This event marks the B.C. launch of the Sustainable Canada Dialogues. The Academics […]

French ambassador gives public lecture on Sino-French diplomatic relations

A public lecture titled “50 years of French Diplomacy in China: What Did We Learn?” will be given by newly appointed Ambassador of France to Canada, Nicolas Chapuis, at the […]

EERI seismic design team competes in undergrad design competition

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) seismic design team will participate at the 2015 Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition in Boston. More than thirty students have worked together to create a balsa wood […]

Environmental design alumni win Robson Redux People’s Choice Award

A team of UBC environmental design alumni are the winners of the People’s Choice Award in Viva Vancouver’s 2015 Robson Redux competition. The installation “#icu” by Jeanie Lim, Jason Pielak, […]

UBC BEST takes on music therapy

Formed in 2012 by two students, the Biomedical Engineering Student Team (BEST) brings together students from across the university to tackle challenges in biomedical device design. BEST has recently worked with musical […]

Journalism graduate awarded ethics fellowship

Journalism alumna Katelyn Verstraten has been awarded a fellowship by Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE), an innovative program that explores the history of the Holocaust as […]

Traffic, Asthma and Genetics study featured as CIHR success story

The Traffic, Asthma and Genetics (TAG) study by Michael Brauer, professor at the School of Population and Public Health, and Christopher Carlsten, professor at the Respiratory Division at the Department […]

Engineering professors honoured by the Engineering Institute of Canada

Two civil engineering professors have been inducted as Fellows of the Engineering Institute of Canada for their contributions to engineering in Canada. Carlos Ventura, civil engineering professor and director of the […]

UBC alumna named one of 30 Under 30 by B.C. Business

Former graduate student of biomedical engineering Marianne Black has been named one of B.C. Business’s 30 Under 30 for 2015. Black co-founded Arbutus Medical Inc., a company that makes surgical […]

UBC professors speak at the BIL Conference

UBC professors will speak at the BIL Conference this weekend in Vancouver. The yearly gathering brings together technologists, scientists, artists, hackers and those with a passion for community awareness, social […]

UBC Archaeology Day 2015

UBC Archaeology Day 2015 aims to raise public awareness of the ever increasing destruction of cultural heritage and archaeological resources in many parts of the world. The keynote speaker Michael […]

English professor a finalist in INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards

English professor Sherrill Grace‘s new book Landscapes of War and Memory is a finalist in the 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards in the War and Military (Adult Nonfiction) category. […]

UBC members shortlisted for 2015 B.C. Book Prizes

UBC members are among the finalists of the 31st annual B.C. Book Prizes.  The winners in seven categories will be announced at the Lieutenant Governor’s B.C. Book Prizes gala on […]

Fisheries professor named 2015 ocean hero

Daniel Pauly, a professor at the UBC Fisheries Centre, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Peter Benchley Ocean Award for Excellence in Science. Pauly is the founder and leader of […]

School of Engineering gets $1.1M for transport research in South Asia

Funded by the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship and UBC, the School of Engineering (SoE) at UBC’s Okanagan campus, is leading a $1.1-million project, Innovative Solutions for Developing and Managing Climate Resilient […]

Three UBC programs receive NSERC PromoScience funding

Three UBC-led projects received $51,400 in funding from NSERC’s PromoScience program. The three projects were part of a $3.6 million investment announced March 18 to introduce young Canadians to careers in […]

UBC members named finalists for 2015 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

Members from the UBC community are among the 71 finalists in YWCA Metro Vancouver’s 32nd Annual Women of Distinction Awards. The awards honour extraordinary women leaders, businesses and organizations that […]