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UBC This Week

Recent UBC Media Releases Nov. 3: UBC opens North America’s ‘greenest’ building to advance sustainability research and innovation Nov. 2: $2.5M gift from UBC alumni to create student engineering design centre […]

How Social Media are Changing Journalism

From the Middle East protests to the Occupy movement to the Vancouver riots, people are sharing their impressions, photos and video through social media. Through breaking news on Twitter to […]

Asia Pacific Memo update – Asia at the 2011 Cannes G20 (Theme Edition)

The G20 will take place from Nov. 3 to 4, 2011 in Cannes, France. In a series of memos, Asian Pacific Memo examines the role and impact of the five […]

UBC Green College presents an evening of poetry

This November, Play Chthonics Reading Series 2011/12 presents celebrated local writers Daphne Marlatt and Meredith Quartermain in an evening of poetry and conversation in Green College’s Graham House. Marlatt is […]

UBC Players Club presents Festival Dionysia

The UBC Players Club Dionysia Short Performance and One Act Festival will be featuring seven short performances by Don Nigro, Oscar Wilde and Bertolt Brecht as well as original works […]

Faculty of Education mathematics and science fair

UBC’s Faculty of Education is holding a mathematics and science fair for the community that will feature interactive experiments and games to encourage students of all ages to see and […]

Betwixt and Between exhibition at UBC Library

UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) presents “Betwixt and Between: The Art and Influences of Charles van Sandwyk”. Charles van Sandwyk, an internationally celebrated artist and illustrator, earned […]

Fair Trade practices survey

UBC Sustainability Initiative is conducting a survey to learn more about the university’s purchasing habits and how they relate to Fair Trade products. For a chance to win one of […]

UBC Heat vs. UBC Thunderbirds

For the first time in a varsity event, UBC’s Okanagan campus men and women’s volleyball teams will play against UBC’s Vancouver campus teams. The Heat will host the Thunderbirds in […]

CUFA BC accepting nominations for annual Distinguished Academics Awards

The Confederation of University Faculty Associations of BC (CUFA BC) is accepting nominations for its annual Distinguished Academics Awards. Nominations for the Early in Career Award, Academic of the Year […]

2011 Workplace Experiences Survey Nov. 1-18

Faculty and staff are invited to share their experience at UBC by taking the Workplace Experiences Survey. The survey will be open from Nov. 1-18. Visit for the direct […]

Houses at Totem honour names from Musqueam past

UBC’s Student Housing and Hospitality Services (SHHS) worked with students, Musqueam and members of the campus community in the naming process of two new houses — h?m’l?s?m’ and q’?l???n – at […]

UBC’s University Singers first Canadian choir invited to perform at NCCO conference

The University Singers, the premier choral ensemble of the UBC School of Music, performs Nov. 3 at the National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO) Conference in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Directed by […]

UBC music student wins at international piano competition

UBC School of Music Doctor of Musical Arts candidate Bogdan Dulu won first prize gold medal in the professional category in the 2011 Seattle International Piano Festival and Competition held […]

UBC scientists discuss energy systems

Recently, five UBC scientists – Prof. Emeritus KD Srivastava, Prof. José Martí, Adjunct Prof. Ebrahim Vaahedi, research engineer, Paul Lusina, and master’s student, Shahzad Rostamira— sat down to discuss energy […]

Wayne and William White Engineering Design Centre opens

The Faculty of Applied Science celebrated the opening of the Wayne and William White Engineering Design Centre, which will boost collaboration and hands-on innovation among students from 11 engineering disciplines. […]

UBC residents receive Branch for International Surgery 2011 research awards

UBC residents in orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery and otolaryngology have been awarded this year’s Branch for International Surgery (BIS) research awards. The four annual $2,500 research grants are […]

UBC law professor recognized as one of Canada's top emerging social sciences and humanities researchers

UBC Faculty of Law’s Prof. James Stewart is the recipient of the 2011 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Aurora Prize award. This $25,000 prize recognizes an outstanding new […]

Earth and Ocean Sciences professor selected as Distinguished Lecturer

Doug Oldenburg, professor of UBC Earth and Ocean Sciences, has been selected Distinguished Lecturer by the Society of Exploration Geophysics. Selection as a Distinguished Lecturer is a recognition of excellence […]

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