UBC 2017-2018 Annual Report
You’re invited to read UBC’s 2017–2018 Annual Report, which communicates our progress made over the past year and celebrates the achievements of faculty, staff, and others who are shaping UBC’s next century.
Jul 23, 2018
UBC announces new vice-president, finance and operations
The University of British Columbia’s Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Peter Smailes as the new vice-president, finance and operations.
Jul 17, 2018
Statement on media coverage of Steven Galloway case
Recent media articles about UBC’s handling of the investigation into allegations against Steven Galloway and the decision to terminate him have cast aspersions on the actions and motives of UBC faculty members, students and administrators. In light of this, UBC wants to confirm its unequivocal support for those involved in the case.
Jul 13, 2018
UBC appoints Heather McCaw, vice-president, development and alumni engagement
Heather McCaw brings 30 years of experience in fundraising and strategic business partnerships to her new role as UBC’s vice-president, development and alumni engagement. UBC’s Board of Governors approved her appointment for a five-year term beginning in fall 2018.
Jul 4, 2018
UBC’s Museum of Anthropology receives Northwest Coast art collection worth $1.1M
The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC is now home to a diverse new collection of Northwest Coast art, including early works by renowned Haida artist Bill Reid, thanks to a generous gift from late Calgary philanthropist Margaret Perkins Hess.
Jul 4, 2018
Why grease can be great: Chemical engineering graduate helps put waste oil to good use
Whether it’s French fries on the menu or an entire deep-fried turkey, disposing of used cooking oil can be a headache.
May 28, 2018
More doctors where they’re needed: UBC’s expanded medical school makes impact in smaller communities across B.C.
In the small, northwestern town of Smithers, Dr. Mallory Quinn has been busy setting up shop as a new family doctor – one of a growing number of University of British Columbia-trained doctors choosing to practise in smaller communities across the province.
May 23, 2018
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond joins UBC as head of residential school centre and professor of law
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, a renowned Indigenous Canadian judge, lawyer and advocate for children and Indigenous restorative justice, has joined UBC as the inaugural director of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC) and as a professor with the Peter A. Allard School of Law.
Apr 26, 2018
UBC to advocate completion of rapid transit to campus
Building on recent news of funding for the Millennium Line Broadway Extension to Arbutus, UBC’s Board of Governors today endorsed an advocacy strategy to accelerate completion of the SkyTrain line to the university’s Point Grey campus.
Apr 19, 2018
UBC Student Housing Proposal Media Backgrounder
The University of British Columbia Board of Governors is considering a proposal from UBC for the creation of a new government business enterprise (GBE) to address unprecedented demand for on-campus student housing in Vancouver and Kelowna.
Apr 13, 2018
UBC offers statement of apology related to Indian residential school system
Today, UBC President Santa J. Ono delivered a statement of apology for the university’s involvement in the system that supported the operation of Indian residential schools in Canada. The apology was read at the official opening of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre on UBC’s Vancouver campus, located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Musqueam people.
Apr 9, 2018
Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre to open with statement of apology from UBC
UBC President Santa J. Ono will deliver a statement of apology for the university’s involvement in the system that supported the operation of residential schools, at the official opening of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre.
Apr 6, 2018
UBC and Musqueam to reveal bilingual street signs
UBC will unveil new bilingual street signs that acknowledge and respect the traditional territory of the Musqueam people.
Apr 3, 2018
Forensic files: UBC and BCIT launch joint degree in forensic sciences
UBC and BCIT are teaming up to train B.C.’s next generation of forensic scientists. Future graduates of the new combined honours program will receive a bachelor of science in biochemistry and forensic science from UBC and BCIT. It will be the only program of its kind in Western Canada.
Mar 29, 2018
Top researchers join UBC as Canada 150 Research Chairs
Three internationally recognized researchers will join the University of British Columbia this year, bringing international talent in the fields of evolutionary genomics, functional genetics and social psychology as Canada 150 Research Chairs.
Mar 29, 2018
New home for sports medicine and exercise science opens at UBC
Exploring the benefits of exercise, improving athletic performance and treating sports-related injuries will be the focus of a new building that officially opens today at the University of British Columbia.
Mar 15, 2018
Healthy aging research at UBC expands with $24-million gift
A $24-million donation to the University of British Columbia’s faculty of medicine will expand research aimed at helping people live longer and enjoy a better quality of life in their later years.
Mar 7, 2018
Canada Finance Minister Bill Morneau visits Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
Canada Finance Minister Bill Morneau visited the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health and Brain Behaviour Laboratory at UBC Tuesday, to learn how investments made in Budget 2018 will help fund important science and research.
Mar 6, 2018
New UBC investment fund has big social impact
A new investment fund at the University of British Columbia is boosting ventures that are tackling the world’s biggest social and environmental problems.
Mar 1, 2018
UBC Board of Governors elects Michael Korenberg as new chair, Sandra Cawley, new vice-chair
The University of British Columbia is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Korenberg as chair, and Sandra Cawley as vice-chair, of its Board of Governors.
Feb 19, 2018