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UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases May 3 : UBC journalism class wins top North American award May 4: Major donation, screenings, star alumni mark 40th anniversary of UBC film program May […]

Botanical Garden offers new Young Explorers Summer Day Camp

The UBC Botanical Garden will be offering Young Explorers Summer Day Camp, a weeklong environmental and recreational adventure for children ages 7-11. The camp will create connections with nature, wildlife, […]

UBC Library launches new site on Chung Collection

The Wallace B. Chung and Madeline H. Chung Collection has launched a new website at  The site highlights the Chung Collection’s three main themes: immigration and settlement, early British […]

UBC professor receives Governor General’s Medal in Architecture

UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture Prof. Patricia Patkau has received, along with architects John Patkau and Michael Cunningham, the Governor General’s Medal in Architecture for La Grande Bibliotheque […]

Vol. 56 | No. 5

Five who have made a difference

Five staff members at UBC’s Vancouver campus are receiving the 2010 President’s Service Award for Excellence for outstanding contributions and personal achievement.

Returning from illness, grad savours degree

In 2006, between his first and second year of UBC law, Doelman was diagnosed with a golf ball-sized tumour in his brain stem.

Hard work and reward in doctoral challenge

Marie Westby pursued a PhD while working as a physical therapist and caring for her autistic son.

Creative and Critical Studies: a family affair

Wheelhouse developed her honours thesis researching a series of heritage murals located in downtown Vernon, B.C., and their relation to multiculturalism, colonization and “whiteness.”

Helping others move beyond trauma

Growing up in the Philippines, Escueta planned on becoming a lawyer. Instead, partially in response to the violent oppression of the Marcos regime, he became dedicated to community development work and initiating change.

A passion for the Arctic

Selected from applicants across Canada, Tufts co-led the Arctic team as one of 30 Canadian youth delegates at the 15th United Nations Conference on Climate Change.

Pursuing education to serve

When her first nation signs its first-ever treaty, Stephanie Charlie wants to be there.

Music, TV entertainer has talent for business

You don’t have to read tabloids to know that child entertainers don’t have the best track record for adjusting to life after show business.

Determination to start over

With the piles of homework, hours of lectures and lots of stressful exams, most students can’t wait to escape school at the end of the day. For Nantha Rajkumar its different—she can’t stay away.

School of Engineering graduates first Okanagan cohort

This June, an important milestone will be reached with the graduation of the School’s first cohort of students, who began their studies in 2005.

Engineering a first in the Okanagan

When Erin Johnston steps across the stage this June to accept her degree in electrical engineering, she will be part of the first graduating cohort of the School of Engineering at UBC’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna.

Law grad had to flee homeland

Teklemichael Sahlemariam never takes justice for granted.
The UBC law graduate knows too well the costs of injustice.

Pharmacy grad ready for adventure

Like most Vancouverites, Bobby Taylor cheered himself hoarse during the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. But as a Paralympic medalist and a volunteer at Whistler, Taylor enjoyed a ringside seat.

Olympic organizer, TV ranter, Gen X author, astronaut to receive UBC honorary degrees

The architect of Canada’s Golden 2010 Games, a much-loved Canadian comedian, an acclaimed B.C. writer and artist, and an accomplished astronaut and engineer are among the 12 individuals who will receive honorary degrees this year from the University of British Columbia.

A big heart powers his moving muscles ride

Like Clark Kent, upon first encounter Keith Martin doesn’t appear to be a super hero. It is only upon reflecting on his accomplishments that you realize how special he is.