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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 […]

UBC joins edX

UBC recently joined edX, a non-profit MOOC platform that also provides a community of peers with whom UBC can conduct research in how students learn and how best to use […]

Main Mall Harvest Feast

Chefs from UBC and the Alma Mater Society will prepare a sustainable, family-style community dinner on Main Mall using some locally sourced UBC Farm items. White linen, tableware, glassware, and […]

UBC Nursing Rounds – Health for the World’s Adolescents

Adolescent health expert and UBC nursing professor Elizabeth Saewyc will provide an inside look on the recent World Health Organization (WHO) report “Health for the World’s Adolescents.” The report, released […]

Terry Project documentary revisits “four pillars”

The Terry Project on CiTR has produced a five-part investigative radio series on Vancouver’s drug plan as its season opener, touching on each of the four “pillars” of the plan – prevention, […]

Engineers in Scrubs undergrads win VCHRI competition

Two UBC Engineers in Scrubs (EiS) undergraduates recently won the 1 Minute 1 Slide contest sponsored by the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI). Students present their research projects in […]

First-year students awarded Schulich Leader scholarships

Incoming first-year students Vivian Tsang and Cheng Xie will receive a combined $140,000 over four years from the Schulich Leader Scholarships program to study at UBC. Schulich Leader Scholarships recognize […]

Tech startup top 10 finalist in BCIC new ventures competition

Aspect Biosystems Ltd., a UBC Engineering-led startup, has been selected as one of the province’s top 10 new ventures in the BC Innovation Council (BCIC) New Ventures Competition. Aspect is […]

Professor joins ranks of Canada’s most influential female executives

Janis Sarra, UBC Presidential Distinguished Professor, was named one of this year’s Top 25 Women of Influence by Women of Influence, Inc. The ranking celebrates the accomplishments of Canadian senior […]