UBC Engineering hosts two competitions this week showcasing students’ design ingenuity
From all-terrain, remotely operated vehicles to concrete toboggans, UBC engineering students are competing this week in two competitions for marks and bragging rights. Media are invited to cover both events.
Jan 23, 2013
UBC campaign hits $1 billion
The University of British Columbia’s start an evolution campaign crossed the $1 billion mark and is now two-thirds of the way toward its fundraising and alumni engagement targets – to raise $1.5 billion and to involve 50,000 alumni annually in the life of the university by 2015.
Jan 18, 2013
Kindness key to happiness and acceptance for children
Children who make an effort to perform acts of kindness are happier and experience greater acceptance from their peers, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia and the University of California, Riverside.
Dec 26, 2012
Inviting customer complaints can kill business: UBC research
Giving customers a chance to complain can be a bad idea if customers believe they’re to blame for a product’s failure, a new study from the Sauder School of Business at UBC shows.
Nov 29, 2012
UBC celebrates Royal Society inductees
The Royal Society of Canada recognizes scholarly, research and artistic excellence across the country.
Nov 22, 2012
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
UBC experts for Statistics Canada census on Canadian families and living arrangements
On Sept. 19, Statistics Canada will release their 2011 census report, which describes how families and living arrangements have changed in Canada over the last decade. UBC experts are available to comment on the report, which will be available at www.statcan.gc.ca at 8:30 a.m. EST.
Sep 18, 2012
Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel receives UBC honorary degree
Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel received today an honorary degree from the University of British Columbia during a special ceremony on the Vancouver campus.
Sep 10, 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
Recap: Looking back at UBC and the 2012 Olympics
Bronze medals, swim-offs, meeting royalty: the 2012 Summer Olympics featured much excitement for past and current UBC students.
Aug 14, 2012
Historic day for Gleadle in London
Former UBC Thunderbird Liz Gleadle made Canadian track and field history today at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.
Aug 9, 2012
UBC education experts for back-to-school stories
UBC experts are available to comment on kindergarten to Grade 12 and post-secondary education issues.
Aug 8, 2012
Mason finishes eighth; Gleadle into Olympic final
Former UBC Thunderbird Mike Mason capped off a great comeback year by finishing eighth in the men’s high jump at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London today.
Aug 8, 2012
Martha McCabe finishes 5th
UBC student Martha McCabe finished fifth in the women’s 200m breaststroke at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Aug 2, 2012
New home for UBC Rugby
The University of British Columbia Department of Athletics and Recreation announces the opening of the $2.5 million Gerald McGavin Rugby Pavilion in October 2012.
Jul 31, 2012
'Only you can prevent forest fires' … with your smartphone
An app that prevents forest fires by identifying hazardous areas and that was developed by researchers at the University of British Columbia is getting tested in the BC Okanagan this summer.
Jul 30, 2012
Atlanta has world’s most efficient airport, Korea now leads in Asia: UBC research
Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL), one of the world’s busiest international airports, is also the most efficient for the sixth year running says an aviation think-tank based at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business.
Jun 28, 2012
Unemployed Americans face greater risk of mortality: UBC study
Employment policy is also health policy according to a University of British Columbia study that found that workers experienced higher mortality rates if they didn’t have access to social protections like employment insurance and unemployment benefits.
Jun 28, 2012
Athletics director Bob Philip takes on new role at UBC
UBC Athletics Director Bob Philip has been appointed senior advisor to Vice President, Students Louise Cowin. Starting on July 16th, Philip will provide advice to the Vice President, Students as she embarks on ambitious new plans for athletics and recreation.
Jun 26, 2012
NSERC awards UBC $4.9 million to train young researchers
University of British Columbia students and postdoctoral fellows in the fields of geochemistry, quantum sciences, and information and communication technology systems received a $4.9-million boost from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
Jun 26, 2012