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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.

In the news

Controversy over Arctic conference Michael Byers, professor of international law and politics at UBC, discussed important issues that emerged about the Arctic from a meeting between Canada, Russia, Denmark, Norway […]

djavad mowafaghian foundation supports childhood education and health projects at UBC with $4M gifts

The djavad mowafaghian foundation has made a contribution of $4 million toward biodiversity outreach and early childhood development research at the University of British Columbia.

UBC researchers design new biomaterial that mimics muscle elasticity

University of British Columbia researchers have cast artificial proteins into a new solid biomaterial that very closely mimics the elasticity of muscle.

An appetite for service

Dharamsi, a fourth-year Integrated Sciences Program (ISP) student, has turned her passion for all things nutrition-related—the, social, cultural, physiological and developmental impact of food—into a guiding principle.

UBC journalism class wins top North American award

Ten students from the UBC Graduate School of Journalism’s International Reporting class, led by former 60 Minutes producer and UBC Associate Professor Peter Klein, have won a top U.S. journalism award.