Media Release | February 28, 2014
The University of British Columbia announced today the result of the sport review of the 29 Vancouver campus varsity teams.
January 22, 2014
UBC President Stephen Toope will serve as Director of U of T’s Munk School of Global Affairs starting January 1, 2015.
Media Release | January 7, 2014
The Vancouver School of Theology and the University of British Columbia announced today that UBC will purchase from VST the 1927 stone-faced Iona Building.
Media Release | November 26, 2013
The University of British Columbia needs to act now to ensure the future strength of its varsity programs, says Prof. Stephen J. Toope, president and vice chancellor.
October 29, 2013
Today UBC joined the RCMP for a press conference that revealed new, disturbing information about the spate of sexual assaults on our Vancouver campus.
Media Release | September 11, 2013
In an address to the Vancouver Board of Trade, UBC President Stephen Toope unveiled a five-point strategy to help the University drive forward innovation in the B.C. economy.
September 11, 2013
UBC President Stephen Toope and Dr. Linc Kesler on why UBC is suspending classes on Sept. 18 for Truth and Reconciliation events.
Media Release | August 26, 2013
UBC has concluded an unprecedented, five-year strategic cooperation agreement with China’s Chongqing government.
May 17, 2013
UBC and the Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation welcomed His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG, to dedicate the cornerstone of the new Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health.
Media Release | May 7, 2013
Media Release | April 19, 2013
UBC President Stephen Toope today unveiled a new energy storage system, or prototype smart grid, created in partnership with Alpha Technologies Ltd. and Corvus Energy.
Media Release | April 3, 2013
Professor Stephen Toope, the 12th president of the University of British Columbia, will leave on June 30, 2014 to pursue academic and professional interests in international law and international relations, UBC Board of Governors Chair Bill Levine announced today.
BC Skills deficit looming in 2016: More jobs than qualified people unless post-secondary capacity expanded
Media Release | January 29, 2013
A skills shortage will hit British Columbia in 2016 and continue to grow, unless immediate action is taken to improve access to all types of post-secondary education – university, college and trades.
Media Release | January 15, 2013
A $4.9-million research partnership between UBC and Germany’s Fraunhofer Society – Europe’s largest applied research institution – will advance clean energy research in five critical areas, from wind energy to zero emission vehicles.
Media Release | April 10, 2012
The most dramatic new developments in science are taking place among nations in the Asia-Pacific and the phenomenon is changing the dynamic of science around the globe, according to three science and academic leaders from the U.S., Canada and Singapore.
President Stephen Toope urges local businesses to drive positive economic and community change through partnership
September 14, 2011
In his annual address to the Vancouver Board of Trade, Professor Stephen Toope, UBC President and Vice-Chancellor, will describe how the University’s approach to learning, research and intellectual property is fostering new opportunities for creative, world-changing partnerships.
Media Release | April 4, 2011
A $15 million gift from Vancouver philanthropist Djavad Mowafaghian will help create a new facility that integrates brain research and patient care.
Media Release | March 22, 2011
Today’s federal budget contains a range of initiatives to boost research, innovation, and the global profile of Canadian universities, said UBC President Prof. Stephen Toope.
October 18, 2010
The national flow of university students is a major nation-building contribution, creating lifelong personal links in every sphere of Canadian life.