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Staff Pension Plan Election

The Staff Pension Plan Election for two Pension Board directors is now underway. Election packages were mailed to members on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Plan members can vote by paper […]

UBC This Week 22-Nov-2012

  Recent UBC Media Releases Nov. 22 ‘Repurposed’ anti-parasite drug shows promise as new TB treatment: UBC research Nov. 21 Eating right key to survival of whales and dolphins: UBC […]

Asia Pacific Memo Series: Judo in Japanese Schools; Pocket Social Networking in India

Asia Pacific Memo Series publishes short text memos or video interviews on current issues in Asia and across the Pacific twice-weekly at Most recent memos: • Judo in Japanese Schools […]

Spelling Bee victory

The English Department won this year’s third annual United Way and UBC Library Spelling Bee on November 14. The English Exoterics team nabbed top honours, beating out teams from across […]

Innovative Dissemination of Research Award

UBC Library is once again offering a $2,000 award for UBC faculty, staff and students who are expanding the boundaries of research through the creative use of new tools and […]

School of Music staff member wins Global Spin DJ award

Margaret Andan, UBC School of Music front office receptionist by day and a disc jockey by night, has won the Global Spin Awards in the International Awards category. Andan, aka […]

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

The UBC December 6th Memorial will hold a series of events and initiatives for National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. On December 6, 1989, a man […]

Clean Energy Research Centre Research seminar

A growing population, increasing standard of living, food production and industrialization put a lot pressure on water resources and quality. Prof. Madjid Mohseni, UBC Chemical and Biological Engineering, will give […]

UBC researchers tap into CO2 storage potential of mine waste

UBC Mining engineer and geologist Michael Hitch is studying the value of mine waste rock for its CO2-sequestration potential, or “SP.” He says mining companies across Canada will, in future, […]

Earl W. Davie Symposium draws record attendance and Nobel Laureate

For the sixth consecutive year, Vancouver played host in November to the world’s leading experts in hematology. This year’s Earl W. Davie Symposium, organized by UBC’s Centre for Blood Research, […]

Law professor inducted into Royal Society of Canada

UBC Law’s Professor Susan Boyd was one of 71 new fellows inducted into the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) on Nov. 17, 2012. Boyd is internationally recognized as a leading […]

Public open houses: Proposed Changes to Campus Shuttle Routes; Developing a Community Energy and Emissions Plan

An open house will be held to help the campus community learn more about proposed campus shuttle route improvements and provide an opportunity to offer feedback. Proposed improvements include an […]

Launch of new and access and privacy website

The Office of the University Counsel has launched UBC’s newly revised and redesigned Access and Privacy Website (, which contains all the information that UBC staff and faculty members need […]