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UBC This Week 13-Sep-2012

  Recent UBC Media Releases Sep 13 UBC first Canadian university to produce clean heat and electricity from biofuel Sep 13 UBC President Stephen Toope calls for investment in B.C. […]

Exhibition: Missionary Printing Presses at UBC Library

UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) presents “The Iron Pulpit”: Missionary Printing Presses in British Columbia, a display of texts produced on missionary printing presses in British Columbia […]

Exhibition: Wu Han-chi at the Asian Centre

Wu Han-chi (伍漢持): One Family – Two Nations, a cultural exhibition on the life of Wu Han-chi, will be on display in the Asian Centre Auditorium. An instrumental figure in […]

Asia Pacific Memo: China Crucial to India’s Mobile Revolution

Following a summer publication break, Asia Pacific Memo (APM) is back to feature accessible scholarly research on contemporary Asia. Twice-weekly, APM publishes short text essays or video interviews at […]

Leave for Change Applications open

Applications are now open for the 2013 Leave for Change volunteer program. Every year, UBC sends six staff members abroad to volunteer in developing countries, sharing their knowledge and skills […]

UBC students to discuss “great ideas” during Canada’s Democracy Week

More than 250 students from UBC will gather to hear and discuss “great ideas worth spreading” to engage more Canadians in democracy. The event is part of Canada’s Democracy Week, […]

UBC hosts Food Security Policy in Asia and the Pacific Symposium

An international symposium will bring together academics, policy makers and private sector representatives to share best practices to help build capacity throughout Asia Pacific on key policy issues and options […]

Applied Science PhD students receive Vanier Scholarships

Lyana Patrick, a PhD student in School of Community and Regional Planning supervised by Prof. Leonie Sandercock, received the scholarship for her research proposal, “Addictions and Mental Health Planning in […]

UBC graduate students receive PICS fellowships to advance climate change solutions for B.C.

Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) has announced fifteen new fellowship recipients. This year’s recipients will investigate a range of climate change-related issues from scientific, economic, environmental and social perspectives. […]

UBC researcher appointed chair in water resources

UBC Resource Economics Prof. John Janmaat has been appointed the Leading Edge Endowment Fund (LEEF) B.C. Regional Innovation Chair in Water Resources and Ecosystem Management. His role will include finding […]

UBC faculty elected Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

Judy Illes, professor of Neurology in the Dept. of Medicine, has been elected a Fellow by the Royal Society of Canada. For more information, visit Alan Kingstone, head of […]

UBC postdocs awarded Banting Fellowships

UBC postdoctoral scholars will each receive a $70,000, two-year Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship award towards advancing their research. UBC recipients include: Jonathan Foley, “The thrombin-complement connection: Gaining new insights into their cooperation in […]

UBC President Stephen Toope calls for investment in B.C. postsecondary system

UBC President Stephen Toope’s Vancouver Board of Trade luncheon speech