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Recent UBC Media Releases Oct. 19: UBC selects design team for new Integrated Planning and Design Facility Oct. 15: UBC researcher receives federal boost to develop natural gas fuel injection […]

AMS secondary math contest held at UBC

The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences at UBC will host “Who Wants to Be a Mathematician.”  Eight of the best secondary school math students will compete for up to […]

Free public lecture: A Green and Sustainable Solution to Global Phosphorous Depletion

The Dept. of Civil Engineering announces a free public seminar: A Green and Sustainable Solution to Global Phosphorous Depletion. Prof. Don Mavinic, recent recipient of the Manning Award for Innovation, […]

PJ Day at UBC: Oct. 29

Oct. 29 marks PJ Day in support of UBC’s United Way Campaign. To participate, purchase a PJ Day button from your portfolio’s United Way representative. Buttons will be sold by […]

UBC hosts Allies in Health Care: second annual community and patient fair for health professional education

UBC will be hosting Allies in Health Care: second Annual Community and Patient Fair for Health Professional Education as part of Celebrate Learning Week.  The one-day event connects community-based organizations, […]

Celebrate Learning Week: Oct 23-31

Celebrate Learning kicks off this Saturday at UBC’s Vancouver campus. Celebrate Learning is an annual week-long initiative that highlights student learning and development opportunities. Celebrate Learning features more than 65 […]

Engineering PhD candidate receives UBC’s highest grad student honour

Toufiqul Islam of UBC’s Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering received the Killam-Donald N. Byers Memorial Prize.  This prize is awarded to the highest-ranking Killam doctoral scholar in the annual […]

‘Incoherent excitations' govern key phase of superconductor behaviour, UBC research

New research by UBC physicists indicates that high-temperature superconductivity in copper oxides is linked to what they term ‘incoherent excitations’–a discovery that sheds light on the electronic response of these […]

Materials engineer honoured posthumously with award in his name

The Minerals, Metals and Mining Society (TMS) has announced a new award in honour of Keith Brimacombe (1943-1997), former student and professor in the Dept. of Materials Engineering at UBC. […]

Nursing prof receives community builder award

Prof. Judith Lynam was honoured with the Network of East Vancouver Community Organizations’ (NEVCO) ‘Building our Community Award.’ Lynam was recognized for her engagement with the community through research on […]

English prof wins prize for best paper

Asst. Prof. Chris Lee from the Dept. of English at UBC has won the Yasuo Sakakibara Prize for the best paper presented by an international scholar at the American Studies […]

UBC professor receives honorary degree in France

Mechanical engineering and mathematics professor Bud Homsy has received an honorary doctorate from the University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, France.  He is recognized for his research and educational work in […]

NSERC honours UBC researchers

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has honoured two UBC researchers with 2010 Innovation Challenge Awards. These awards recognize graduate students for their spirit of entrepreneurship […]

UBC project in seismic imaging technology receives government, industry support

A new five-year, $5 million government- and industry-funded project at UBC will see researchers in the departments of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Computer Science and Mathematics designing the next generation […]

Innovative partnership provides funding for mental disorders and palliative care research

Six research projects on co-existing health problems associated with mental illness and one project on palliative care among First Nations have received over $9 million in funding by the Canadian […]

UBC computer scientist and MITACS CEO appointed to federal R&D review panel

UBC computer science professor Arvind Gupta has been appointed to a national, independent expert panel tasked with soliciting the advice of Canadians and business leaders on how the federal government […]