From designing a student learning space at the Faculty of Land and Food Systems to engineering an undergraduate curriculum at the Department of Civil Engineering, three UBC students are reaching a new high as active participants in their own higher learning.
Many students dream of the day when they can close their books and trade the classroom for the streets, gaining insights only gleaned from experience.
When delegates to the Canadian Association of Physicists’ annual conference gathered recently to hear a presentation by UBC Prof. Doug Bonn, they didn’t come to hear about his latest techniques in developing high-temperature superconductors. They wanted his insights into a rarely studied field: undergraduate physics lab education.
Two of the world’s foremost experts in institutional change and education improvement came together in Vancouver recently in support of UBC’s Lasting Education, Achieved and Demonstrated (LEAD) Initiative. “magnificent”
What do computers, program design, and social interaction have in common?
Two years ago, Chris Alexander didn’t have the prerequisites to begin his UBC education. That all changed after he enrolled in the Aboriginal Access Studies initiative at UBC Okanagan. Today, the 23-year-old has completed a variety of university-level courses and plans to pursue a degree in management.
For the Robert H. Lee Graduate School at UBC’s Sauder School of Business, the new MBA House represents a key part of the school’s rebuilding effort, and the culmination of a major effort to provide graduate business students with an exceptional learning environment.
Have a hankering to peruse UBC’s first-ever thesis in Arts and Science, "A study of the estimation of iron and the separation of manganese from iron by phenyl-nitroso-hydroxylamine ammonium (cupferron)", by Ruth Vivian Fulton, 1919?
As a new school year gets underway, the Chapman Learning Commons (CLC) is introducing a raft of initiatives to serve its users better. The CLC, located on level three of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, brings together technology and learning support for students, faculty, staff and community members.
Give UBC students a challenge, and they’ll more than exceed your expectations. That’s what happened at Terry talks 2008, a day-long event where students took centre stage to share their academic knowledge, personal experience and passion to bring about positive change both locally and globally.