UBC honours Paul Martin, Bramwell Tovey, Michael Wingfield during Fall Congregation
Between Nov. 21 and Nov. 23, more than 2,800 UBC undergraduate and graduate degrees from all 12 Vancouver faculties will be conferred. Honorary degrees will be presented to Paul Martin, Bramwell Tovey and Michael Wingfield.
Nov 20, 2012
Good food. Good grades.
Place Vanier residence chef Steve Golob knows that healthy food keeps students alert in class.
Nov 1, 2012 - by Heather Amos
Unpaid and invisible: Canada’s young caregivers
When Kai Bighorn was in high school, he spent more time counting pills for his dad than doing “normal teenage things.”
Nov 1, 2012 - by Basil Waugh
Vij’s Kitchen spices up UBC
Vancouver’s celebrity chef Vikram Vij has made possible an extensive culinary lab makeover.
Nov 1, 2012 - by Lorraine Chan and Jennifer Honeybourn
UBC deans take one for the team: First to get flu shots from students
Students from UBC medical, nursing and pharmaceutical sciences programs will give flu shots to university leaders, students, staff and faculty at a media event.
Oct 29, 2012
Bieksa’s Buddies and UBC TBirds raise over $200,000 for charity
The UBC Thunderbird men’s hockey team lost 8-7 in an once-in-a-lifetime matchup against the Bieksa’s Buddies, a team of locked out NHL players, which raised more than $200,000 for charity.
Oct 18, 2012
Maternal depression affects language development in babies
Maternal depression and a common class of antidepressants can alter a crucial period of language development in babies, according to a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia, Harvard University and the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) at BC Children’s Hospital.
Oct 8, 2012
UBC offers world’s largest forestry scholarship
The University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Forestry is offering the world’s largest scholarship for forestry research to attract top doctoral students.
Oct 5, 2012
Bringing museums to life
Renee Zhang is one of 17 students enrolled in a new masters program designed to help museums engage their patrons.
Oct 4, 2012 - by Heather Amos
$100,000 prize to fight global corruption
The UBC Faculty of Law at Allard Hall has launched one of the world’s largest prizes dedicated to the international fight against corruption and protecting human rights.
Oct 4, 2012
UBC Law receives $2M gift: Second largest donation to UBC Law by an individual
In memory of their late husband and father, Franklin Lew, Joan and Derek Lew have made a $2 million gift to the Faculty of Law at UBC.
Sep 28, 2012
New UBC-Langara program to help more Aboriginal students get university degrees
UBC and Langara College have partnered to create a transfer program to support First Nations, Métis and Inuit students working toward a university degree. The program offers up to $8,500 in scholarships to Aboriginal students, plus guaranteed admission to UBC’s Faculty of Arts and personalized support from Aboriginal advisors at both institutions.
Sep 27, 2012
UBC housing plan to increase affordability and choice for faculty, staff and students
UBC has approved a comprehensive housing program designed to help more UBC faculty, staff and students live on its Vancouver campus. UBC will expand housing for its academic community and workforce on campus, becoming the only Lower Mainland employer to offer significant levels of restricted housing to employees, and one of the world’s first universities to offer non-profit housing to low-income staff.
Sep 26, 2012
UBC opens new $133M Pharmaceutical Sciences Building
The University of British Columbia today officially opens the new Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, a state-of-the-art learning and research facility that will enable UBC to graduate 224 new pharmacists per year by 2015 – a 47 per cent increase – and more than double the research space for drug discovery and health care innovation.
Sep 18, 2012
UBC welcomes Whitecaps FC and National Soccer Development Centre to campus
The University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus will be the home of a new training facility which will form the centerpiece of the proposed National Soccer Development Centre (NSDC) – a new athletic facility to be shared by Vancouver Whitecaps FC, the university and community.
Sep 6, 2012
UBC welcomes more B.C. students with new personalized approach
The University of British Columbia is serving more B.C. students on its campuses than ever before, with continued growth at its Okanagan campus.
Sep 4, 2012
UBC’s Vancouver campus comes alive with Canada’s largest orientation program
This advisory holds information about two orientation events: • International Student Orientation (Sept. 2-3) • Imagine UBC and Pep Rally (Sept. 4) International Welcome Dates: September 2-3 UBC rolls out the welcome […]
Aug 31, 2012
Adding a touch of green to the blue and gold
UBC Athletics & Recreation asked sustainability researchers to measure the environmental footprint of its facilities and programs.
Aug 23, 2012 - by Heather Amos
Don’t be a passive witness
Second-year Tbird Andrew Darcovich is helping lead a campaign to help end violence against women. The football squad is partnering with the BC Lions.
Aug 23, 2012 - by Heather Amos