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Alumni Weekend 2010, May 28-30

UBC welcomes alumni and friends back to campus for lectures, tours, athletic events, wine tastings and more. For more information, visit

TAG Institute gives week-long seminar

The Centre For Teaching and Academic Growth (TAG) will give a week-long series of seminars that feature a variety of topics on teaching, learning, professional and academic growth and technology. […]

UBC Library contributes to BC Books Online project

UBC Library is a participant of BC Books Online, a project that features a digital collection of non-fiction books about the province of B.C.  The collection includes books on history, […]

Learning Centre gives update on current initiatives

Two years ago, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre celebrated its grand opening.  The Centre will hold an event to highlight its achievements of the past two years and give […]

New Associate Dean, Postdoctoral Fellows appointed by the Faculty of Graduate Studies

The Office of the Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies announces the appointment of Prof. Anthony P. Farrell, Chair in Sustainable Aquaculture (Dept. of Zoology and Faculty of Land and Food […]

Computer science prof receives two awards

Prof. Gail Murphy from the Dept. of Computer Science, is the recipient of two awards. She was one of 12 to receive a 2010 Microsoft Software Engineering Innovation Foundation Award […]

UBC engineering team wins ALSBC Innovation Award

A team from UBC Engineering—students Graeham Douglas, Enrico Guld, Stephen Herbrik, Mark Hewett, Colin Keightley, Fraser McDonald and Zach Ross, supervised by mechanical engineering professors Mike Van der Loos and […]

UBC graduate student wins Equity Through Education Student Award

UBC graduate student Barbara Schober (Doctor of Philosophy/History) is one of 12 winners of the 2010 National Education Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) Equity Through Education Student Awards Program. She […]

CRNBC award UBC faculty 2010 Nursing Excellence Awards

Faculty members of UBC’s School of Nursing were recipients of the 2010 Nursing Excellence Awards given by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia. Lecturer Marlene Groening was recognized in […]

B.C. signs agreement with Japanese company to beat cancer

The BC Cancer Agency and the Vancouver Prostate Centre announced a formal agreement with Japan-based Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited for new drug treatments to fight breast, ovarian and prostate cancers. […]

UBC co-hosts G8 University Summit

Presidents of world universities will gather in Vancouver to prepare advice for their governments as Canada prepares to host the G8 Summit in Huntsville, Ont. next month.

Inaugural Canada Excellence Research Chair appointed to UBC: up to $10M towards research in Parkinson’s, neurodegenerative disorders in adults and children

The University of British Columbia and its affiliated research institutes today welcomed Dr. Matthew Farrer as its first Canada Excellence Research Chair in Neurogenetics and Translational Neuroscience.

The Trudeau government’s ‘regret’ and ‘hindsight’ in the Mark Norman affair

Paul Evans, a professor at UBC’s school of public policy and global affairs, was mentioned in Maclean’s round-up of the week’s politics. Evans had commented to Global News about relations […]

UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases May 13: UBC opens Beaty Biodiversity Centre, unveils Canada’s largest blue whale skeleton exhibit May 11: UBC and City of Vancouver partner to reach Greenest City […]

UBC hosts All Science Challenge

All Science Challenge, a day-long science competition held at UBC this week, pits more than 200 Grade 6 and 7 students from across the Greater Vancouver Regional District against one […]

Canadian children’s literature exhibit at UBC Library

UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) division will display an exhibit in conjunction with the release of a new book on children’s literature. The exhibition Picturing Canada: Canadian […]

New exhibitions at Learning Centre Gallery

Two new exhibitions are on display at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Beyond the Words features portraits of writers by the late Carl Kohler (1919-2006), a Neo-Modernist/Abstract Swedish artist. […]