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Recent UBC Media Releases June 3: Twenty-five UBC students win prestigious Vanier Canada Scholarships June 1: “Little brown balls” tie malaria and algae to common ancestor: UBC research May 31: […]

Environmental leadership summer camp offered at UBC

An environmental leadership day camp is being offered for youth ages six to 16. Run by Friends Uniting for Nature (FUN) Society, the FUN Camps program teaches how to reduce […]

New cIRcle site launched

 cIRcle, UBC’s digital repository, has a new look along with fresh features and functions.  Launched by UBC Library in 2007, cIRcle serves as an online storehouse for UBC’s scholarly and […]

Architecture professor launches book

Chris MacDonald, professor and acting director of the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, has written A Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Vancouver.  A book launch will be held on […]

Arts professor directs new version of Molière’s The Misanthrope

Faculty of Arts professor C.W. Marshall is the director of a new theatre production of Molière’s The Misanthrope presented by United Players of Vancouver.  Playwright Tony Harrison was a visiting […]

UBC profs speak at forum on B.C.’s ‘clean energy revolution’

Two UBC professors will be speaking at a forum entitled FutureGrid: BC’s Energy Options in a Changing Environment presented by The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS).  Prof. George Hoberg, […]

Nominations open for Okanagan staff awards

Nominations are still open for the Okanagan Staff Awards of Excellence and the DVC and Principal Award. The awards recognize staff members who demonstrate exceptional leadership, who go the extra […]

Ombuds office hosts Enhancing Student Support Services at UBC

On June 7, the UBC Ombuds office is hosting Enhancing Student Support Services at UBC, a free conference for staff, students and faculty in the UBC community who work directly […]

Master of Science student wins second place in national poster competition

Jamie Daw, a Master of Science student at the School of Population and Public Health, won second place and an $800 prize in the student poster competition at the Canadian […]

Computer science prof receives CAIMS prize

Computer science professor Uri Ascher received the Canadian Applied and Industry Mathematics Society (CAIMS) Research Prize.  Ascher is recognized for his research contributions to applied mathematics, scientific computation, and numerical […]

UBC receives $1.2 Million to develop microbial indicator of forest health

UBC researchers have received $1.2 million in funding from Genome BC and partner organizations to investigate the potential of using microbial ecosystems as a bellwether forest management tool. “Climate change […]

Applied Science faculty receive UBC’s highest teaching honour

Three members of the Faculty of Applied Science received UBC Killam Teaching Prizes during convocation ceremonies at the Chan Centre for Performing Arts: Catherine Ebbehoj, lecturer in the School of […]

UBC professor receives 2010 YWCA Women of Distinction Award

Prof. Janice Eng from the Dept. of Physical Therapy, is a recipient of the 2010 YWCA Vancouver Women of Distinction awards in the category of Health and Active Living.  “I […]

Chan Centre announces appointment of co-managing directors

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC announces a change in leadership effective immediately. Sid Katz, Managing Director, begins his transition to other roles at UBC following a […]

UBC Human Resources releases annual metrics

UBC Human Resources has released the 2009/10 Focus on People Benchmark Report  and the Focus on People Annual Report .  The Benchmark Report provides recruitment and retention indicators […]

Vol. 56 | No. 6

The economics and politics of the HST

The endgame is approaching in the dramatic tax war that has raged since B.C. announced plans to scrap the PST in favor of a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST).

Mario and Guitar Hero bring kids together

Twelve-year-old Cartier Assadbeigi will be a year younger than most of her peers when she starts high school this fall.

Building a bridge with South Africa

Since fourth-year Sauder School of Business student Thato Makgolane left his hometown of Phalaborwa in South Africa, five years ago for school, he has been trying to find ways to give back to his community.