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Legislation will advance UBC as a living lab for sustainability

UBC President Prof. Stephen Toope welcomed today’s introduction of provincial legislation that supports the university’s vision to become a living laboratory for sustainability.

UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases Apr. 29: Supreme Court of Canada decision ends lawsuit, affirms academic freedom at UBC Upcoming Event Highlights Apr. 30 : Anoushka Shankar May 1: “Breathless Days” […]

St. Mark’s College announces honorary doctorate recipient

Dr. Margaret Somerville, renowned ethicist and scholar based at McGill University in Montreal, will receive the Doctor of Sacred Letters (honoris causa) from St. Mark’s College at UBC. The degree […]

Sauder’s Centre for Sustainability and Social Innovation announces new name and location

The Centre for Sustainability and Social Innovation at the Sauder School of Business has been renamed ISIS and has also moved to a new location at 2150-1055 West Hastings, Vancouver. […]

Engineering prof awarded by IEEE

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Vancouver Section, chaired by UBC Prof. David Michelson, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been awarded IEEE Canada’s 2010 Exemplary Section […]

2010 Faculty of Medicine awards announced

The UBC Faculty of Medicine has announced the recipients of the annual awards given to its faculty and staff.  The awards include the Killam Teaching Prize which recognizes excellence in […]

Design Centre for Sustainability receives international recognition

UBC’s Design Centre for Sustainability has received one of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) 2010 Professional Awards, which recognizes the best in landscape architecture around the world in […]

UBC receives $1.3M from CFI

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has awarded a total of $1,325,484 to UBC to support 12 projects led by UBC’s top researchers. The awards are part of the Leaders […]

Five staff members awarded for excellence

Five staff members at UBC’s Vancouver campus are receiving the 2010 President’s Service Award for Excellence for outstanding contributions and personal achievement. Each recipient receives a gold medal, and $5,000, […]

Signing on for a New Student Union Building

UBC and the Alma Mater Society have finalized agreements to build the new Student Union Building (SUB). An official signing ceremony will be held on April 30 to mark the […]

Supreme Court of Canada decision ends lawsuit, affirms academic freedom at UBC

UBC welcomes a Supreme Court of Canada decision issued today that ends a longstanding lawsuit against the University and affirms UBC’s role in fostering open discourse and academic freedom without threats of legal action.

UBC Engineering Video Contest winners announced

UBC Engineering announces the winners of the UBC Engineering Video Contest. The contest challenged Engineering students to share their sense of pride in their UBC experience. The judges based their […]

Major library conference coming to UBC

UBC has been selected as the host campus for the 2012 Academic Library Advancement and Development Network (ALADN) conference, which focuses on fundraising and development issues for academic and research […]

Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities: Design strategies for the Post-Carbon World

Prof. Patrick Condon, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, will launch his book entitled Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities: Design strategies for the Post-Carbon World. It is the first major […]

UBC launches composting for campus residents

UBC now provides composting for more than 1,000 campus apartment and townhouse homes in partnership with University Neighbourhoods Association. A pilot version of the program was the first in Metro […]

Early Career Scholars announced

The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies announced the appointment of 10 Early Career Scholars. This scholarship is given to full-time UBC faculty who are in the professorial ranks and […]

UBC students receive Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation scholarships

UBC Engineering students Lindsey Curtis, Elizabeth Hughes and Hengameh Hoseini have been announced as 2010 scholarship recipients by the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation. Curtis and Hughes will receive two of […]

UBC professor heads new study investigating alternative treatments for depression

Dr. Raymond Lam, UBC Psychiatry professor and Medical Director of the Mood Disorders Centre of Excellence at UBC Hospital is the principal investigator of the new research study on the […]

UBC Computer science professors received NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement

Prof. Michiel van de Panne and Assoc. Prof. Wolfgang Heidrich, Dept. of Computer Science received the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Accelerator Supplement.   The supplement […]

School of Nursing faculty members awarded by CRNBC

Two faculty members of the UBC School of Nursing are among the recipients of the 2010 Nursing Excellence Awards given by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC). […]