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UBC students and Downtown Eastside residents make beautiful music together

Thirteen UBC music students together with members of the Downtown Eastside community will perform for the public after completing a four-day workshop in gamelan music performance. Media are invited to hear a rehearsal of the performance at noon on Monday.

Learning Centre open 24 hours for exams

The Irving K. Barber will be open 24 hours a day from Nov. 30 to Dec. 22 (until 1 a.m.)    The 24/7 hours apply to the Learning Centre’s core […]

UBC HR launches social media

UBC’s Human Resources Dept. recently launched two new social media vehicles as a way to connect and engage directly with faculty, staff and prospective hires. The UBC HR blog at […]

The President’s Annual Blue and Gold Revue

The President’s Annual Blue and Gold Revue will showcase music, inventions, videos and more from UBC’s outstanding students, faculty and staff. The event will officially launch the UBC 2009 Annual […]

Library Vault sale at the SUB

The UBC Library Vault is offering 40 per cent off on seasonal card sets, matted prints and special packages at their booth in the SUB Fair until Dec. 4.  Other […]

Institute of Asian Research presents collection on Southeast Asian culture

A collection of photographs capturing Southeast Asian culture will be featured throughout the C.K. Choi Building.  The photographs are by Sarah Youngblutt, photographer, archaeologist and student in the Institute of […]

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre invites presentation proposals

The Olympic Programming Group at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre is accepting presentation proposals for a PechaKucha style event on Jan. 21, 2010.  Originated by architects in 2003, PechaKucha […]

Global climate change and the Copenhagen negotiations: Why is it so difficult to reach agreement?

As world leaders prepare to meet in Copenhagen in an effort to produce a successor to the 1997 Kyoto protocol, a panel discussion at UBC will consider Canada’s role in crafting a new climate-change treaty.

Seventh annual Faculty and Staff Seasonal Concert

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the annual Faculty and Staff Seasonal Concert and spend a lunch hour enjoying performances by students from UBC’s School of Music at the […]

Dean of Sauder School appointed Knight of the National Order of Merit

The Dean of UBC’s Sauder School of Business, Daniel F. Muzyka, was honoured with an appointment as Knight of the National Order of Merit at the Résidence de France on […]

Electric Car Project receives kudos from Vancouver mayor

The UBC Electric Car Project, led by third-year electrical and computer engineering student Ricky Gu, recently received a note of best wishes from City of Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson. Extended […]

Six month update on UBC’S People Strategy

2009 marked a year of milestones for UBC’s Focus on People framework, with the achievement of more than 18 goals and a number of programs and initiatives established to support […]

UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases Nov. 26: UBC researcher to develop medical isotope alternatives Nov. 26: Tactile input affects what we hear: UBC study Nov. 23: Drug ads ineffective for boosting […]

UBC researcher to develop medical isotope alternatives

A University of British Columbia Pharmaceutical Sciences researcher has been awarded $874,000 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) to […]

Tactile input affects what we hear: UBC study

Humans use their whole bodies, not just their ears, to understand speech, according to UBC linguistics research.

Former UN human rights advocate and Olympic Games housing critic to speak at UBC

Miloon Kothari, former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing and an outspoken critic of the impact of the Olympic Games on the poor, will speak at UBC on Thursday, Nov. 26.

UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases Nov. 17: Alternative animal feed part of global fisheries crisis fix: UBC study Nov. 13: UBC Responds to Metro Vancouver move to control UBC campus Upcoming […]

New GE Plaza at Robson Square offers ice skating and live concerts

The Province of BC invites you to a free outdoor skating at the new GE Plaza at Robson Square. Date: Nov. 23 -24 Time: Noon – 9 p.m. Info: Skate […]