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Staff Pension Plan Fair – June 3

The Staff Pension Plan Pension Fair is an opportunity for staff members to learn more about their pension plan and other retirement information. The following groups will be attending the […]

Apps4Kids Hackathon

The Apps4Kids Hackathon is a free event that brings together students, developers, physicians to create and refine apps that aim to solve medical care challenges for children and youth with chronic […]

Webinar: Work 2 Give – Enlisting Positive Masculinities

Nursing professor Helen Brown will be presenting a webinar on her research titled “Enlisting Positive Masculinities to Transform Offender Labour Approaches for Incarcerated Aboriginal Men in British Columbia.”  Brown is working with […]

Concrete Canoe receives Spirit of the Competition award

The UBC Concrete Canoe team returned from the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers National Competition at the University of Toronto bearing the Spirit of the Competition Award. They were the […]

Twelve UBC papers accepted to SIGGRAPH 2015

Twelve papers written by UBC-affiliated authors have been accepted at the Association for Computing Machinery SIGGRAPH 2015, the 42nd International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques to be held […]

Computer science student wins 2015 ICSE Student Research Competition

Computer Science undergraduate student Caroline Lemieux is the winner of the 2015 ACM International Conference on Software Engineering Student Research Competition. Lemieux presented a poster and a talk on “Mining Temporal […]

School of Nursing holds fourth annual Alumni and Partnership Awards gala

The School of Nursing honoured five individuals for their contributions to the school at their fourth annual Alumni and Partnership Awards Gala. Alumna Gillian McKay (BSN ’09) received the Young Alumni […]

Nursing elder honoured by United Global Chinese Women’s Association of Canada

School of Nursing community partner Roberta Price has received the Community Special Contribution Award from the United Global Chinese Women’s Association of Canada. Price is the first award recipient from a […]

Applied Science unveils strategic plan: ENGAGE 2020

The Faculty of Applied Science has unveiled ENGAGE 2020, the faculty’s five-year strategic plan.  The plan outlines their mission to “create positive change in the world through innovative application of […]

School of Population and Health members recognized

Associate Professor Jane Buxton has won the Canadian Public Health Association’s Ron Draper Health Promotion Award. Buxton is a physician epidemiologist and Harm Reduction lead at the B.C. Centre for […]

Engineering researcher recognized by Medicine Maker magazine

Vikram Yadav, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, was recognized by Medicine Maker Magazine as one of the top 100 most influential people in drug development […]

Psychology professor receives YWCA Women of Distinction award

Psychology professor Liisa Galea has received a YWCA Metro Vancouver’s Women of Distinction award in the technology, science and research category. She was honoured at YWCA’s annual gathering that recognized […]

Robotics and Automation Technologies for Humanitarian Applications

Faculty of Applied Science Associate Dean and Mechanical Engineering Professor Elizabeth Croft will be hosting a presentation given by Jonathan Ledgard, co-founder of research and technology transfer consortium Red Line at École […]

Psychology graduate promotes science to Aboriginal students

New psychology graduate Ryan Tomm (BA ’15) has worked to promote science to Aboriginal students. He won an NSERC award to do summer research and shared his knowledge of the […]

Steel Bridge Team at the regionals

The UBC Steel Bridge Team participated in the regional competition at the American Society of Civil Engineers Pacific Northwest Regional Conference at Idaho State University. Teams were challenged in bridge […]

Engineering physics group qualifies as finalist

Fourth-year engineering physics students Alexander Toews, Darrick Lee and Elizabeth Wicks were selected as one of the six finalist groups in the Medical Device Development Centre Awards for Excellence in Biomedical […]

UBC offers first-ever online photonics course

UBC is offering the world’s first online course to include photonics fabrication, experimentation, and data analysis. Taught by electrical and computer engineering professor Lukas Chrostowski, students and industry professionals taking […]

Engineering student first to receive new memorial scholarship

Alexandra Dozzi, a third-year mechanical engineering student, is the inaugural recipient of the Marie Carter Memorial Undergraduate Engineering Scholarship awarded by the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation. The $5,000 award is given to […]

Computer science professors and postdoc receive ACM Best Paper Award

Computer science associate professors Giuseppe Carenini, Cristina Conati and postdoctoral research fellow Ben Steichen are the recipients of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS) […]