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UBC Faculty of Forestry hosts international symposium on forestry education

From May 17-21, forestry education leaders from China, Canada and around the world will be at UBC to discuss the issues, opportunities and problems facing post-secondary forestry education. The conference, […]

Graduate students awarded Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship, national essay competition prize

Two students in the School of Population and Public Health’s Master of Public Health program were awarded this week for their academic achievements.    UBC Faculty of Graduate Studies awarded […]

Four profs recognized by engineering students for teaching excellence

Four engineering professors each received teaching honours from students in the UBC School of Engineering at the Okanagan campus. Mechanical engineering instructor Yang Cao received the Pioneer’s Award for Excellence […]

UBC Science honours outstanding faculty, staff and students

Faculty, staff and students were honoured with the 2009/2010 Faculty of Science Achievement Awards in recognition of their exceptional service contributions.  This year’s recipients include four representatives from the Dept. […]

UBC professor awarded cancer prevention funding for workplace health promotion study

UBC Prof. Carolyn Gotay, School of Population and Public Health and Canadian Cancer Society Chair in Cancer Primary Prevention, will receive $583,111 over three years from the Canadian Cancer Society […]

Nominate an outstanding staff member this May

Nominations are open for the 2010 UBC Vancouver President’s Staff Awards and the 2010 UBC Okanagan Staff Awards of Excellence.  As part of UBC’s Focus on People framework, these awards […]

City of Vancouver and UBC to announce partnership to meet environmental goals

Mayor Gregor Robertson and University of British Columbia President Stephen Toope will announce a new collaboration to meet shared sustainability goals for the City and UBC.

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 http://chung.library.ubc.ca.  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.