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Ike Barber Centre presents: In the Season of New Rice

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre presents an exhibition of photographs exploring village life in Guizhou Province, China, by anthropologist, photographer, and UBC alumna, Evelyn Nodwell. The exhibition appears in conjunction […]

Two physics teachers recognized with McEwen award

Angie McTague of LV Rogers Secondary School in Nelson, B.C., and Gordon Trousdell (April 23, 1980-January 21, 2015) of West Vancouver Secondary School were honoured with UBC Engineering’s McEwen Family Teacher Recognition […]

Engineering students create final year capstone projects

 In their final-year capstone project, fourth-year electrical and computer engineering students Brittaney Geisler, Tyler MacDonald, Caleb Ng and Tina Saad created a simple, inexpensive, user-friendly and wireless electomyography system that can provide clinicians […]

Civil engineering students focus on designing green buildings

 Civil engineering students held a poster-showcase celebration to present their Community-Based Experiential Learning Sustainability Projects. Under the guidance of Professor Susan Nesbit, student teams worked with local community organizations to […]

Engineering student wins Killam Graduate Assistant Teaching Award

Christoph Sielmann, an electrical and computer engineering PhD student and teaching assistant, is one of 16 winners of the Killam Graduate Assistant Teaching Award. Sielmann has been commended for mentoring students […]

Engineering student wins Canadian Global Impact Competition

Andrea Palmer, a mechanical engineering student in her final year, has won the 2015 Canadian Global Impact Competition for “Reveal,” a wearable device to track anxiety in real-time for children […]

UBC graduate selected for Gates Cambridge Scholarship

UBC alumna Jodi Gustafson is one of three Canadian students selected among 54 Gates Cambridge Scholars who will begin their postgraduate courses at the University of Cambridge this October. Gustafson, […]

SALA prof receives ACSA Faculty Design Honorable Mention Award

 School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) professor Matthew Soules has received the Honorable Mention Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) for his living canopy structure “Vermilion […]

Nursing study to engage and support well-being of sex workers

A study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and led by nursing associate professor Vicky Bungay examines the work environments of off-street sex workers and how they make […]

Chan Centre staff member wins B.C. Touring Council award

Wendy Atkinson, the rentals and programming manager at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, was honoured with the B.C. Touring Council’s 2015 Presenter of the Year award. Atkinson programs […]

Zoology prof receives 2015 CAN Young Investigator Award

 The Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN) will honour zoology professor Michael Gordon with the 2015 CAN Young Investigator Award at the upcoming annual Canadian Neuroscience Meeting in Vancouver. Gordon’s research […]

Economics prof wins Japan Statistical Society Achievement award

Vancouver School of Economics’ associate professor Hiro Kasahara has received the Japan Statistical Society Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding research in statistics and related fields. Kasahara’s main research areas are econometrics […]

Mathematicians win national awards, appointed U.S. SIAM fellows

Four UBC mathematicians have been recognized for their research contributions with awards and fellowships. Dong Li, a UBC researcher with a focus on fluid dynamics, mathematical biology and mathematical physics, […]

SUB café closes after 46 years

Pacific Spirit Place at the SUB is closing after 46 years of service to the campus and is thanking its many patrons in the community. The last day of business […]

Irving K Barber Learning Centre open 24/7

To accommodate students and their study schedules during exam week, the Learning Centre will be open 24 hours a day from Sunday, April 12 to Tuesday, April 28. For more […]

More seating in the works at Education library

The Education Library is undergoing renovations which will significantly increase seating capacity, enhance Wi-Fi, and install six new public computers. The library entrance has been temporarily moved to make way […]

Pharmacy launches new website

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences has launched pharmsci.ubc.ca, a new website providing information about educational opportunities, research, and work in the community. The site features “A New Way of Thinking,” […]

Two university presidents among 2015 Engineering Excellence recipients

Amit Chakma, president of Western University and Indira Samarasekera, president of the University of Alberta are among the recipients of this year’s Engineering Excellence Awards from the Faculty of Applied Science. […]

Geering Up camps welcome kids from the Interior and inner-city Vancouver

More B.C. kids looking to jumpstart their engineering or science careers will have a chance to participate in Geering Up, UBC Engineering’s summer camp that provides hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, […]