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Engineering student brings Teach for India to UBC

Fourth-year electrical engineering student Mansi Tandon has started a new initiative at UBC. She is bringing Teach for India to UBC as its first ambassador here. Teach for India is […]

EPLT prof participates in Best Buy Best In Class program

The Best Buy Canada’s Best in Class Fund Program will be awarding 10 Canadian schools $20,000 each in grants to upgrade their school’s tech equipment and receive in-the-classroom and ongoing […]

Grand Challenges Canada announces new Canadian Rising Stars in Global Health program

Grand Challenges Canada has announced the Canadian Rising Stars in Global Health requests for proposals.  This program is a call to action for young Canadian scientists to make their contribution […]

Civil Engineering prof receives Manning Innovation Award for waste to fertilizer technology

UBC civil engineering professor and entrepreneur Donald S. Mavinic received the Ernest C. Manning Awards’ $25,000 Dave Mitchell Award of Distinction at a ceremony held in Ottawa last week.  A […]

Peter Wall Institute announces Major Thematic Grant Award

A Major Thematic Grant has been awarded by the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at UBC that will fund research over three years to identify the immunological explanation for […]

On Body Worlds exhibit

The strengths of this exhibit are, unequivocally, in the educational potential

UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases Sep. 16: B.C. researchers gain $3.1M for rare cancer research Terry Fox Foundation Sep. 14: Global Fisheries Research Finds Promise and Peril: UBC research Sep. 13: […]

UBC student advisor named North America's Special Olympics coach of the year

Nanci Martin, Director of UBC Science’s Student Advising team, has been named 2010’s Coach of the Year by Special Olympics North America. Martin, a Vancouver native with more than 19 […]

Green College, UBC and Global Civic Society co-host second Public Salon

As part of a continuing collaboration between Green College, UBC, and The Global Civic Society organization directed by former Mayor of Vancouver Sam Sullivan, the College offers UBC students a […]

Asia Pacific Memo update

The Institute of Asian Research’s Asia Pacific Memo is a new online publication on contemporary Asia.  Current stories featured on the memo include:  The Privatization of Security in Indonesia Violence […]

Book launch: Legitimacy and Legality in International Law, by Prof. Stephen J. Toope

An event will be held to launch Legitimacy and Legality in International Law, a book written by Prof. Stephen J. Toope, University of British Columbia President and Vice Chancellor.   Comments […]

UBC Dental Hygiene Degree Program marks four year milestone

September 2010 marks an important milestone for the Dental Hygiene Degree Program at UBC.  For the first time this fall, all four years of the Entry-to-Practice (ETP) option are on […]

UBC engineering prof evaluates B.C. roads

A study conducted by UBC Civil Engineering’s Prof. Tarek Sayed and Paul Deleur, ICBC transportation safety engineer, shows that ICBC’s investment in road improvements are helping keep B.C. roads safer. […]

Graduate student wins CIHR award

Daniel Buchman, a doctoral student in the National Core for Neuroethics, has been named a Frederick Banting and Charles Best Graduate Scholar by the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR). The […]

UBC wins two silver and three Awards of Excellence at design competition

UBC’s Dept. of Public Affairs has received two Silver and three Awards of Excellence at the 40th Annual University and College Designers Association (UCDA) Design Competition. The judges evaluated nearly […]

Ten recipients announced for UBC Staff Awards

Ten staff members are recognized for their contributions of excellence in categories such as enhancing the UBC experience, leadership and creativity, global citizenship, and customer service as part of the […]