Archives by date

You are browsing the site archives by date.

Winners for 2011 President’s Service Award for Excellence announced

Recognizing the contributions of staff members to the UBC community, five staff will receive the 2011 President’s Service Award for Excellence. Presented during the spring convocation ceremonies, this award acknowledges […]

UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases Apr. 21: UBC recognizes two Canadian medical researchers with $50,000 prizes Apr. 18: Newer oral contraceptive as safe for gall bladder as older birth-control pills: UBC-VCH […]

Nobel laureate will receive honorary degree from UBC

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen will receive an honorary degree from the University of British Columbia at a special ceremony.

On voter engagement

With social media there is a lot more information about the election available … That seems to lead to more actual engagement.

Overdose deaths down 35 per cent after opening of Vancouver’s supervised injection site: UBC-BC-CfE study

Illicit drug overdose deaths in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside dropped by 35 per cent after the establishment of Insite, North America’s first supervised injection facility, according a new study by researchers […]

UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases Apr. 12: Most Canadians unwilling to pay for news online, study suggests Apr. 11: When the pressure is on, product experts can get facts wrong: UBC […]

2011 Faculty of Medicine awards

The Faculty of Medicine announced the winners of its annual awards for faculty and staff members. Among the recipients was Pieter R. Cullis, a professor in the Dept. of Biochemistry and […]

Asia Pacific Memo update – Japan One Month after Earthquake / Chinese Artist and Activist Ai Weiwei Detained

Asia Pacific Memo update –  Japan One Month after Earthquake / Chinese Artist and Activist Ai Weiwei Detained Those interested in current issues in Asia and across the Pacific are […]

First-year medical student named "community achiever"

Alia Dharamsi, a first-year student in the MD Undergraduate Program, was one of 36 people to receive a B.C. Community Achievement Award from the British Columbia Achievement Foundation. Dharamsi has […]

Chinese Canadian Stories e-newsletter – April 2011

Community outreach is the theme of the second Chinese Canadian Stories: Uncommon Histories from a Common Past e-newsletter, an initiative of UBC Library and Simon Fraser Library. Stories include updates […]

Pharmaceutical prof wins Dr. Lindsay E. Nicolle Award

Dr. Fawziah Marra from UBC’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences was awarded the Dr. Lindsay E. Nicolle Award for her recent paper “The relationship among antibiotic consumption socioeconomic factors and climatic […]

B.C. History Digitization Program: 2011 recipients

Twenty-one projects from around the province have been named as successful recipients of the 2011 B.C. History Digitization Program (BCHDP) funding awards. The digitization program, an initiative of the Irving […]

Judith Soon wins Distinguished Service award

Dr. Judith Soon from UBC’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences was recently recognized as a 2011 Distinguished Service award recipient for her volunteer contributions as a judge for Youth Science Canada, […]

Martha Piper Research Fund winners announced

Five recipients of The Martha Piper Research Fund were announced April 15, 2011.  The program provides UBC faculty members with seed funding for collaborative research projects with an emphasis on […]

UBC engineering entrepreneurship team ReFleX Wireless wins international competition

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently announced that ReFleX Wireless, comprising UBC engineering students Andy Tsai, Jinting Zhu, Carol Lee and Peter Guan, won the undergraduate track at the […]