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UBC comments on Metro Vancouver’s interest in governance of the Point Grey campus lands

Statement by Stephen Owen, VP External, Legal and Community Relations, University of British Columbia

UBC This Week 29-March-2012

  Recent UBC Media Releases Mar 29 UBC researchers identify genetic regulators hijacked by avian and swine flu viruses during human infection Mar 28 Coffee and other stimulant drugs may […]

Under One Roof: An Open House and Dialogue, hosted by CityStudio

CityStudio will host an open house and dialogue with an exhibition of over 200 inter-disciplinary student projects in line with Vancouver’s Greenest City 2020 Goals. CityStudio is a collaboration between […]

UBC Wescadia Catering receives CATIE award

Executive Chef Piyush Sahay and his culinary team from Wescadia Catering, UBC Food Services, have received the Catered Arts Through Innovative Excellence (CATIE) Best Main Course Plate award for their […]

UBC Press books recognized

Two UBC Press books have been shortlisted for the 2012 John W. Dafoe Book Prize for non-fiction excellence about Canada, Canadians, and the Canadian nation in international affairs. Donica Belisle’s […]

Electrical engineering student first Canadian student to win the NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship

Wilson Fung, a PhD student in electrical and computer engineering working under the supervision of Asst. Prof. Tor Aamodt, has become the first Canadian student to win the NVIDIA Graduate […]

Pharmacy grad students win travel awards

Ten graduate students from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC are winners of awards supporting travel to academic conferences. To read more, visit:

New business venture by engineering and commerce students wins competition

Kaizen Biomedical, founded by UBC Engineering students Annelies Tjebbes (ECE), Neal O’Grady (MECH) and Mayank Kalra (MECH), and Sauder School of Business students Derek Li, Jennifer Vlasiu and Stephanie Wilson […]

Applied Science professors awarded most significant papers in FPGA

Faculty of Applied Science’s Prof. Steve Wilton and Assoc. Prof. Guy Lemieux were recognized for their papers, two of 25 most significant written in the last twenty years on Field-Programmable […]

B.C. pharmacist immunization initiative wins award

The Pharmacists and Immunization Working Group (PIWG) is the winner of the third annual B.C. Quality Awards under the category of Staying Healthy. PIWG members include Drs. Fawziah Marra and […]

UBC mathematician lauded for education, outreach and leadership

UBC mathematics instructor Mark MacLean has been awarded the 2012 Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) Education Prize for his efforts in educational transformation, outreach and aboriginal engagement. For […]

PlaceSpeak teams with UBC prof in streetcar consultation

Vancouver-based online consultation platform PlaceSpeak has launched a survey asking if city residents support the reintroduction of streetcars to neighbourhoods. Vancouver is exploring the use of streetcars as a key […]

Faculty of Education announces inaugural Alumni Teacher Award

The Faculty of Education launched the UBC Alumni Teacher Award in 2012 to recognize exceptional achievement by UBC teacher education graduates. The award grants $1,000 to the winning teacher and […]

Faculty of Dentistry professors honoured for outstanding contributions

Universitas 21 (U21) is honouring Dr. Karen Gardner in the Faculty of Dentistry for enhancing international dialogue among dental students. Gardner is the recipient of the inaugural U21 Award for […]

Electrical and Computer Engineering’s Prof. David Pulfrey retires

Prof. David Pulfrey, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, came to UBC in 1968 as a postdoctoral teaching fellow and is retiring after 43 years. Named a Fellow of IEEE […]