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The Women and Heart Disease Conference

The Leslie Diamond Women’s Heart Health Clinic invites family physicians, allied health care professionals, residents and students to The Women and Heart Disease Conference on October 18. Faculty members from […]

B.C. historian uncovers the life of “The Elusive Mr. Pond”

Author and historian Barry Gough will release his new book The Elusive Mr. Pond: The Soldier, Fur Trader and Explorer who Opened the Northwest at an event presented by the […]

UBC Community United Way Campaign begins October 6

The UBC Community United Way Campaign has been a part of UBC campus culture for more than 30 years. Last year the community helped UBC raise more than $500,000 to […]

UBC’s origami engineer speaks at TEDx

Ata Sina, a master’s student at UBC’s Pulp and Paper Centre, will speak at TEDxRenfrewCollingwood on October 25. Sina has found ways to express himself artistically throughout his career, developing […]

Professor wins international materials engineering award

Anoush Poursartip, director of the Composites Research Network and professor in the Department of Materials Engineering, has been awarded the ASTM International Wayne W. Stinchcomb Memorial Lecture and Award at […]

UBC startup nabs second place and $55,000 in B.C. new ventures competition

Aspect Biosystems Ltd, a UBC team developing a novel bioprinting system for the fabrication of 3D biological tissues, has been awarded second place in the BCIC-New Ventures Competition. Aspect beat […]

Psychiatry professor recognized with several awards

Professor Adele Diamond, Canada Research Chair in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at UBC’s Department of Psychiatry, has been recognized with several awards. She received the Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contributions […]

VSE professor’s World Happiness Report receives international award

UBC Vancouver School of Economics’ Professor Emeritus John Helliwell and his World Happiness Report co-editors Richard Layard (London School of Economics) and Jeffrey Sachs (Columbia University) have received the 2014 […]

Kinesiology study recruits volunteer instructors

UBC School of Kinesiology’s Group-based physical Activity for Older Adults (GOAL) is recruiting volunteer instructors (65 and older) to lead one-hour exercise sessions for its second and final year of […]

Meet Your Maker: September 24

Learn more about food sustainability and ethical business practices at the Meet Your Maker event put on by UBC Food Services. Chef Rebecca Johnson of Sage Bistro will give a […]

Celebrate Learning Week 2014

The seventh annual Celebrate Learning Week, held October 25 – November 1, 2014, celebrates teaching and learning opportunities at UBC Vancouver through open lectures, information sessions, student advising activities, poster […]

SALA alumnus becomes Toronto’s new urban design director

Harold Madi, a School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) graduate, talks about his new position as Director of Urban Design for the city of Toronto, his plans for the […]

Materials Engineering professor wins 2015 Acta Materialia Gold Medal

Materials Engineering adjunct professor J. David Embury is the winner of the 2015 Acta Materialia Gold Medal Award, a prestigious award in materials science and engineering. Embury is recognized as […]

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies welcomes new associate dean

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies announces the appointment of Theresa Rogers to the position of Associate Dean, Faculty and Program Development, effective September 1, 2014. Rogers’s role will focus on promoting […]

Journalism project nominated for Canadian Online Publishing Award

The Graduate School of Journalism International Reporting Program has been nominated for a Canadian Online Publish Award (COPA) for Best Interactive Story for their project “China’s Generation Green.” UBC journalism students […]

Seven UBC professors elected to Royal Society of Canada

Seven UBC faculty members have been inducted into the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). Five professors have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society, the highest honour a scholar can achieve […]

Theatre and opera season opens with Twelfth Night

Director Stephen Heatley and his design team have amped up the fun factor by setting Shakespeare’s romantic comedy in modern day New Orleans. The hilarity of the play’s gender bending […]

Live music, food and farm tours at FarmAde

UBC Farm is holding its 12th annual UBC FarmAde as part of AMS FirstWeek. This family-friendly event features local musicians, local and sustainable food and beverages, a children’s play area, […]

Dentistry celebrates 50th anniversary

This year marks 50 years since eight students registered for the first dental class at the Faculty of Dentistry at UBC. On September 19 and 20, events will celebrate milestones […]

Faculty profiled in CIHR fall newsletter

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is featuring research by UBC’s Teresa Liu-Ambrose and Howard Feldman in their Show Me the Evidence Fall 2014 newsletter. The publication highlights CIHR funded […]