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UBC launches one-of-a-kind commuter hostel

Life can be tough for commuter students.

Hours can be lost during cramped cross-city bus rides and sitting in traffic jams, and getting to campus for an early-morning class means some students leave home before 6 a.m.

New MBA House inspired by Harvard

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.

UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Building

The new $133.3-million UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, scheduled to open in 2012, will significantly expand the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences’ capacity for learning and discovery.

Medicine wheel shapes Aboriginal Access Studies

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.

Computer Science 110: Breaking stereotypes and new ground

What do computers, program design, and social interaction have in common?

Stars are aligned for “magnificent” change in 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”

Lab learning goes under the microscope

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.

Innovative course option: Med students take on tough health issues

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.

Students help design UBC learning

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.

Why UBC is a place of mind

How does a decent provincial university of 20 years ago now find itself positioned among the elite of the world’s 35 greatest universities?

UBC This Week | September 3, 2009

UBC Feature Web Site New to UBC : UBC This Week is a weekly summary of UBC people in the news, recent media releases and upcoming event highlights. UBC […]

Sauder's Robert H. Lee Graduate School opens one of Canada's first residences for MBA students

Today, the Robert H. Lee Graduate School at UBC’s Sauder School of Business officially opens MBA House, one the first residences of its kind dedicated to Master of Business Administration students in Canada.

What has shaped the Class of 2013?

Canadians born in 1991 were shaped by documentaries, Avril Lavigne and arguments over health care. They were less influenced than previous generations by Saturday Night Live and debates about national unity. See story by Gisele Baxter.

Humans causing erosion comparable to world's largest rivers and glaciers

A new study finds that large-scale farming projects can erode the Earth’s surface at rates comparable to those of the world’s largest rivers and glaciers.

New University Centre a hub for student activity

Students have more places to relax, study and get together with the addition of the University Centre at UBC Okanagan.

International Service Learning programs grow

Students wishing to take their university education around the world will have a new opportunity when UBC’s Go Global International Service Learning (ISL) program opens its registration again this fall.

UBC, this is your first-year class

This year UBC welcomes more than 7,400 incoming first-year students to its campuses in Vancouver and Kelowna. Our incoming class is academically strong and more geographically diverse than ever before.