University of British Columbia
Former PM Joe Clark, artist Buffy Sainte-Marie and others honoured during UBC’s Vancouver campus grad ceremonies starting May 23
May 22, 2012
UBC’s Vancouver campus Spring Congregation event highlights include: 7,400 student graduates; former Prime Minister Joseph Clark, singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie and five others receive honorary degrees from UBC; largest class of Aboriginal MD graduates; graduation celebration for UBC Aboriginal students; Honorary Degree Ceremony for Japanese Canadian Students of 1942.
Media Release | May 22, 2012
Twelve Aboriginal students will graduate with a University of British Columbia medical undergraduate degree (MD) this spring, the largest cohort of Aboriginal students to graduate in the history of the Faculty of Medicine and in the province.
Media Release | April 16, 2012
A University of British Columbia researcher has developed a simple two-question test to screen kindergarten-aged children for future anxiety disorders – the most commonly reported mental health concern among children.
Media Release | April 13, 2012
University of British Columbia research comparing traditional bullying with cyberbullying finds that the dynamics of online bullying are different, suggesting that anti-bullying programs need specific interventions to target online aggression.
Media Release | March 30, 2012
A team of international scientists working in the central Pacific have discovered that coral which has survived heat stress in the past is more likely to survive it in the future.
March 29, 2012
Grade 7 teacher Justin Borsato of Vancouver’s Britannia Elementary School has been named the winner of the first-ever UBC Alumni Teacher Award for his work in the community and his commitment to giving students every possible learning opportunity.
Media Release | March 22, 2012
As part of UBC’s efforts to recognize Japanese Canadians affected by internment in 1942, the university is asking the Asian Canadian community to help guide the creation of a interdisciplinary program that will highlight the contributions of Asian Canadians and examine anti-Asian racism that produced events like the forced removal of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War.
Media Release | March 14, 2012
The University of British Columbia now ranks 25th among the world’s top 100 universities, according to the 2012 Times Higher Education Reputation Rankings.
Media Release | February 17, 2012
The world is moving from a hydrocarbon economy to a carbohydrate economy, according to University of British Columbia biofuel expert Jack Saddler. He is presenting his work at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Vancouver on Feb. 17.
Media Release | February 16, 2012
Limited access to clean sources of energy, known as energy poverty, makes nearly half the world’s population reliant on burning wood, animal waste, coal or charcoal to cook. This leads to severe respiratory diseases that kill roughly two million people worldwide each year, a problem University of British Columbia researchers are trying to solve.
Media Release | October 6, 2011
The University of British Columbia now ranks 22nd among the universities, according to the 2011-2012 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, released yesterday in London, U.K.
Media Release | September 28, 2011
The University of British Columbia has launched an ambitious $1.5 billion fundraising campaign with a twin goal of doubling the number of alumni engaged in the life of the university by 2015.
Media Release | September 19, 2011
The University of British Columbia today announced a $1.2 million gift from The Lawson Foundation to develop a system to monitor differences in child development across Canada.
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 | September 6, 2011
The University of British Columbia is serving more B.C. students on its campuses and seeing strong growth for the seventh straight year in the Okanagan.
August 25, 2011
UBC experts are available to comment on topical kindergarten to Grade 12 and post-secondary education issues.
Media Release | April 8, 2011
As humans face increasing distractions in their personal and professional lives, University of British Columbia researchers have discovered that people can gain greater control over their thoughts with real-time brain feedback.