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
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.
May 22, 2012
Largest class of Aboriginal MDs graduate from UBC
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.
May 22, 2012
Early screening for anxiety disorders in children helps prevent mental health concerns: UBC study
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.
Apr 16, 2012
Cyberbullying and bullying are not the same: UBC research
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.
Apr 13, 2012
Some corals like it hot: Heat stress may help coral reefs survive climate change
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.
Mar 30, 2012
Vancouver elementary teacher recognized for outstanding classroom and community achievements
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.
Mar 29, 2012
UBC launches community-developed program as part of tribute to Japanese Canadian students of 1942
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.
Mar 22, 2012
UBC’s reputation moves up six spots to 25th in global ranking
The University of British Columbia now ranks 25th among the world’s top 100 universities, according to the 2012 Times Higher Education Reputation Rankings.
Mar 14, 2012
Taking biofuel from forest to highway
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.
Feb 17, 2012
Energy poverty creating a respiratory disease 'epidemic' for almost half the world’s population
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.
Feb 16, 2012
UBC ranks 22nd among world universities, jumping eight spots
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.
Oct 6, 2011
start an evolution: UBC launches Canada’s largest fundraising and alumni engagement campaign
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.
Sep 28, 2011
UBC receives $1.2 million to monitor child development across Canada
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.
Sep 19, 2011
President Stephen Toope urges local businesses to drive positive economic and community change through partnership
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.
Sep 14, 2011
More B.C. students than ever on track for UBC degree
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.
Sep 6, 2011
UBC education experts ready to comment on back-to-school issues
UBC experts are available to comment on topical kindergarten to Grade 12 and post-secondary education issues.
Aug 25, 2011
People control thoughts better when they see their brain activity: UBC study
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.
Apr 8, 2011