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Digital media job expo for high school students

UBC’s Department of Computer Science and Electronic Arts Canada will stage their first UBC-EA Digital Media Job Expo, exclusively for Lower Mainland high school students. Students in grades 10 -12 […]

TEDx comes to UBC Oct. 25

The eighth annual TEDx Terry Talks conference will take place Oct. 25 at UBC’s Life Sciences Centre. Modelled on TED Talks, the conference provides UBC students and alumni with an […]

CENES presents “Shifting Walls, Shifting Paradigms”

The Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies is marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with a free public lecture on Oct. 17 by […]

SCARP-Vancouver Sun debate hosts Vancouver council candidates

UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning and the Vancouver Sun are hosting a debate featuring candidates for Vancouver City Council on Oct. 23. The candidates will talk about their […]

Education alumni recognized for teaching excellence

Tiffany Poirier (BEd, 2006; MEd, 2012) is one of 10 elementary and secondary teachers chosen nationwide to receive the Prime Minister’s Certificate of Excellence. Tiffany is a Challenge Teacher for […]

Hive Minds spell their way to victory

UBC Library and the United Way teamed up for the fifth annual Spelling Bee, which took place Oct. 7 at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The hour-long event culminated […]

Applied Science Turkey 2K Trot brings in $9,000 for United Way

Engineering student David Slade won the second annual Applied Science Turkey 2K Trot and raised $1,202.48 for the United Way of the Lower Mainland. His donation was matched by UBC […]

Mechanical Engineering PhD candidate wins best poster award

Atefeh Einafshar, a Mechanical Engineering PhD candidate, won the Best Poster Award at UBC Chemical & Biological Engineering’s Research Day 2014 for her work on “Multi-Satellite Failure Evasion through Colored […]

Healthcare workers trained to support parents through infant loss

Every year on the 15th of October, B.C. observes Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Nursing professor Dr. Wendy Hall is developing a course that will train healthcare workers to […]

UBC Nursing researcher at national roundtable on safety

Dr. Maura MacPhee presented results from a study at a recent roundtable meeting with Canada’s provincial and territorial health ministers in Banff, Alberta. She was part of a national delegation […]

UBC Engineering holds Go ENG Girl event

Go ENG Girl is an exciting opportunity for Grade 9 girls across B.C. to visit UBC Engineering to learn from female professionals, academics and students about the engineering world. While […]

UBC ranks second in LinkedIn

According to LinkedIn, UBC ranks second, after University of Waterloo, in successfully launching graduates into careers in software development. Click here for more information.

One West wins in world stage dragon boat

One West, a Vancouver dragon boat team which includes current and former UBC students from Arts, Science, Land and Food Systems, Engineering, Kinesiology, Nursing, Medicine and Sauder, won two gold […]

Grad student enters global 3MT Competition

Stephanie Harvard, UBC 2014 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) first place finisher, has a video entry alongside the top finishers from 16 other institutions in the second global 3MT competition sponsored […]

Engineering team wins student design competition

An engineering undergraduate team has been awarded first place in the Environmental Division of the 2014 Water Environment Federation Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference Student Design Competition. Environmental engineering students […]

Court victory for UBC Law student

Faculty of Law student Dave Ferguson worked at the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program (LSLAP) this past summer on a case that involved the status of electronic signatures in oaths […]

Psychology professor awarded James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowship

Psychology professor Ara Norenzayan is a recipient of a 2014–2015 James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowship which allows recipients to extend their sabbatical periods from one semester to a full year. […]

Civil engineering professor recognized with Centennial Road Safety Award

The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) held its centennial conference in Montreal this week, and named civil engineering professor Tarek Sayed as the winner of its Academic Research Centennial Road […]

Music faculty member wins Best Classical Recording at the Western Canadian Music Awards

Associate professor of piano and chamber music Corey Hamm won Best Classical Recording at the Western Canadian Music Awards in Winnipeg for his CD of Frederic Rzewski‘s solo piano epic, […]

Faculty of Medicine members to be inducted to Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

The Faculty of Medicine’s Judith G. Hall and Julio Montaner have been selected for induction to the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. Each year, up to six individuals are recognized […]