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SALA spring lecture series presents international award-winning landscape architect

The School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) welcomes Mikyoung Kim, an international award-winning landscape architect, as the second speaker in their Spring 2015 Lecture Series. For the last 20 […]

Global Earthquake Model Seminar

The Department of Civil Engineering will be giving a seminar on the Global Earthquake Model, a new approach to calculate, manage, understand and reduce seismic risk worldwide, with guest speaker […]

Health professional student journal now available

A new, interdisciplinary health student journal The Health Student Professional Journal is a collaboration spearheaded by students in various UBC health disciplines with support from the UBC College of Health Disciplines. […]

Civil engineering students think outside the box with designs for Granville Island

Twenty-two teams of fourth-year civil engineering students competed in an annual end-of-term design competition for Granville Island. Students presented their design solutions to members of the industrial community and faculty […]

UBC Library acquires 800-year-old medieval Papal document

A Papal document that’s nearly 800 years old has become a valuable teaching and research tool at UBC, thanks to a history instructor’s passion and the university library’s restoration efforts. […]

SCARP event: Sustainable urban systems

Martino Tran, a Canada Research Chair Tier II Chair candidate in urban systems and sustainable infrastructure planning, will present a public lecture on his research titled “Managing Future Risk and […]

UBC hosts Western Engineering Competition

More than 250 students from 12 Western Canada universities are gathering for the 30th annual Western Engineering Competition (WEC) at UBC.  One of Canada’s largest student-run engineering competitions, WEC’s ‘community’ […]

Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race 2015

UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering is hosting the 2015 Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR) from January 21 to 25 in Kelowna, a student-led national engineering competition. The Vancouver-based UBC team of […]

Engineering student examines better tools to study cancer

Samantha Grist, an electrical and computer engineering PhD candidate, will speak at the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening Conference in February. Her research with Professor Karen Cheung in the […]

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies has new associate dean of funding

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies announces the appointment of Janice Eng to the position of Associate Dean, Funding, effective January 1, 2015. Eng is a professor in the Department of Physical […]

Liu Institute professor appointed 2015 Leopold Leadership Fellow

Navin Ramankutty, a professor at the Liu Institute for Global Issues and Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability (IRES), is one of 20 North American environmental researchers to receive a […]

2015 President’s Awards for Staff: Call for Nominations

The UBC community is invited to recognize staff members who have made outstanding contributions to UBC by nominating them for the 2015 President’s Service Award for Excellence and the President’s […]

SCARP Annual Symposium: Contours and Coastlines: [De] Constructing the Pacific Northwest.

Registration is now open for the School of Community and Regional Planning’s (SCARP) seventh annual symposium: Contours and Coastlines: [De] Constructing the Pacific Northwest. Professionals, academics and students are invited […]

CTLT offers Teaching in a Blended Learning Environment course

The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) is offering a new program for instructors who are teaching in the classroom and are considering moving to a blended environment. Teaching […]

Clinical social worker featured in Parkinson’s Disease Foundation newsletter

Elaine Book, a clinical social worker at the Pacific Parkinson’s Research Centre at UBC, is featured in the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation’s winter 2015 issue of its quarterly newsletter, News & Review.  […]

An interview with SALA alumnus: How to build a career in urban development

Robert Freedman, a former director of Urban Design for the City of Toronto and graduate of UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, is heading a consulting business advising public […]

Second MAGIC I3 challenge welcomes new applicants

The UBC Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre (MAGIC) welcomes applicants to compete in the second MAGIC I3 (idea, innovation and inaugurate) challenge. New applicants can register and submit a two-page […]

ECE researchers win two best paper awards

Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) researchers have won two best paper awards for their research on cloud gaming. In their paper titled “Ad-hoc Cloudlet Based Cooperative Cloud Gaming,” FangYuan Chi, […]

Computer science professor helps launch 100-year study on Artificial Intelligence

Computer Science professor Alan Mackworth is one of seven leading academic experts to help launch the 100-Year Study on Artificial Intelligence at Stanford University.  The seven experts will form the […]

In memoriam: Verna Huffman Splane, honorary professor of nursing

A public health nurse and policy advocate, Verna Huffman Splane was a pioneer in nursing through her extensive international health and development work with the World Health Organization and the […]