American “Yippee” leader Jerry Rubin urged UBC students to “cast off the shackles of society.” - photo courtesy of UBC Archives
American “Yippee” leader Jerry Rubin urged UBC students to “cast off the shackles of society.” – photo courtesy of UBC Archives

UBC Reports | Vol. 53 | No. 12 | Dec. 6, 2007

Special Centenary Edition

In 1908, B.C. legislators passed the University Act that created The University of British Columbia. In 2008, UBC invites people across the province to join us as we celebrate 100 years of  academic, research and community achievement with a variety of events and activities. This issue of UBC Reports is dedicated to telling a few of
the stories of our contributions to the province, Canada and the world.

Invasion!

It was a quiet day at the UBC faculty club on Oct. 24, 1968 — until several hundred students, a presidential pig candidate, and an American radical joined the faculty for lunch.
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Okanagan Alum Linked to 1922 Great TrekOkanagan Alum Linked to 1922 Great Trek

Agriculture student Harold C. Etter composed a four-line marching song in 1922 to buoy the spirits of his fellow UBC students on the long trek from the university’s downtown Vancouver Fairview campus to Point Grey.
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Prof Witnessed Century’s Global ConflictsProf Witnessed Century’s Global Conflicts

In 1958, 50 years after B.C. legislation brought UBC into being, Jan Solecki landed in Vancouver, having already seen firsthand many of the critical political events of the 20th century.
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Aggies Forever: Evolution of a Founding FacultyAggies Forever: Evolution of a Founding Faculty

More than 50 years separate their student years at the Faculty of Land and Food Systems (LFS), yet common threads link the experiences of Trevor Arscott and Afton Halloran.
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Global Research Ranking a Legacy of Founders’ ForesightGlobal Research Ranking a Legacy of Founders’ Foresight

The last decade has brought a renaissance in research.
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UBC Library Vault . . . Unlock the TtreasuresUBC Library Vault . . . Unlock the Treasures

UBC Library’s collection of rare treasures has been largely concealed from the public eye — until now.
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The Ubyssey School of JournalismThe Ubyssey School of Journalism

They’re found in many Canadian newsrooms. They’ve helped explain the world’s news to us for decades. And they have one thing in common.
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Education and Law Among Oldest UBC Aboriginal ProgramsEducation and Law Among Oldest UBC Aboriginal Programs

Magnolia Unka and Sita-Rani MacMillan want to improve the lives of Aboriginal people in Canada: they’re just going about it in different ways.
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A Long History of Creative AchieversA Long History of Creative Achievers

UBC has shaped and inspired many talented, artistic individuals who have produced outstanding creative work and left a legacy of brilliant teaching.
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Peak Performances in the Flight of the ThunderbirdsPeak Performances in the Flight of the Thunderbirds

UBC’s history in varsity athletics can be traced back to the fall of 1908.
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A Century Later, Aspiring to Global InfluenceA Century Later, Aspiring to Global Influence

In the latter half of the 20th century Canada emerged as one of the world’s most successful societies.
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Canada’s Patent Powerhouse

The year was 1984 and UBC’s University Industry Liaison Office (UILO) was established as Canada’s first university technology transfer organization.
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CCAE Gold: Best Newspaper 2007

Great Trek Time Capsule

Find that UBC Plaque

Pay attention as you walk across campus, and you’ll notice a plethora of plaques marking elements of our history. Test your own UBC historical knowledge and see if you can identify the location of this marker and five others.

The reader who identifies the location of the most plaques will win a $50 certificate to the bookstore.
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