Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond joins UBC as head of residential school centre and professor of law
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, a renowned Indigenous Canadian judge, lawyer and advocate for children and Indigenous restorative justice, has joined UBC as the inaugural director of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC) and as a professor with the Peter A. Allard School of Law.
Apr 26, 2018
UBC to advocate completion of rapid transit to campus
Building on recent news of funding for the Millennium Line Broadway Extension to Arbutus, UBC’s Board of Governors today endorsed an advocacy strategy to accelerate completion of the SkyTrain line to the university’s Point Grey campus.
Apr 19, 2018
UBC Student Housing Proposal Media Backgrounder
The University of British Columbia Board of Governors is considering a proposal from UBC for the creation of a new government business enterprise (GBE) to address unprecedented demand for on-campus student housing in Vancouver and Kelowna.
Apr 13, 2018
UBC offers statement of apology related to Indian residential school system
Today, UBC President Santa J. Ono delivered a statement of apology for the university’s involvement in the system that supported the operation of Indian residential schools in Canada. The apology was read at the official opening of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre on UBC’s Vancouver campus, located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Musqueam people.
Apr 9, 2018
Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre to open with statement of apology from UBC
UBC President Santa J. Ono will deliver a statement of apology for the university’s involvement in the system that supported the operation of residential schools, at the official opening of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre.
Apr 6, 2018
UBC and Musqueam to reveal bilingual street signs
UBC will unveil new bilingual street signs that acknowledge and respect the traditional territory of the Musqueam people.
Apr 3, 2018
Forensic files: UBC and BCIT launch joint degree in forensic sciences
UBC and BCIT are teaming up to train B.C.’s next generation of forensic scientists. Future graduates of the new combined honours program will receive a bachelor of science in biochemistry and forensic science from UBC and BCIT. It will be the only program of its kind in Western Canada.
Mar 29, 2018
Top researchers join UBC as Canada 150 Research Chairs
Three internationally recognized researchers will join the University of British Columbia this year, bringing international talent in the fields of evolutionary genomics, functional genetics and social psychology as Canada 150 Research Chairs.
Mar 29, 2018
New home for sports medicine and exercise science opens at UBC
Exploring the benefits of exercise, improving athletic performance and treating sports-related injuries will be the focus of a new building that officially opens today at the University of British Columbia.
Mar 15, 2018
Healthy aging research at UBC expands with $24-million gift
A $24-million donation to the University of British Columbia’s faculty of medicine will expand research aimed at helping people live longer and enjoy a better quality of life in their later years.
Mar 7, 2018
Canada Finance Minister Bill Morneau visits Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
Canada Finance Minister Bill Morneau visited the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health and Brain Behaviour Laboratory at UBC Tuesday, to learn how investments made in Budget 2018 will help fund important science and research.
Mar 6, 2018
New UBC investment fund has big social impact
A new investment fund at the University of British Columbia is boosting ventures that are tackling the world’s biggest social and environmental problems.
Mar 1, 2018
UBC Board of Governors elects Michael Korenberg as new chair, Sandra Cawley, new vice-chair
The University of British Columbia is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Korenberg as chair, and Sandra Cawley as vice-chair, of its Board of Governors.
Feb 19, 2018
Top university logger sports teams to compete at UBC
The UBC Thunderjacks will compete against university logger sports teams from around the Pacific Northwest as hosts of the Great Canadian Classic.
Jan 26, 2018
UBC expands tech training with investment from province
An investment from the Province of British Columbia will create 624 undergraduate spaces for domestic students at UBC’s Vancouver campus.
Jan 16, 2018
UBC receives $4.9 million for global Buddhist academic network
The University of British Columbia will lead an international network of universities to advance the study of Buddhism and East Asian cultures, thanks to a $4.9-million donation from the China-based Liuzu Temple of Chan Buddhism.
Jan 9, 2018
UBC appoints Barbara Meens Thistle, Vice President, Human Resources
Barbara Meens Thistle brings a quarter century of senior leadership experience—including at some of B.C.’s largest public sector organizations—to UBC as the new Vice President, Human Resources.
Dec 19, 2017
Harvard computer scientist recruited to UBC through federal research program
A top computer scientist and entrepreneur from Harvard University will join UBC next September, thanks to the federal government’s Canada 150 Research Chairs Program.
Dec 13, 2017
UBC releases 2016 animal research statistics
UBC’s summary of animals involved in research at the university in 2016 is now available.
Nov 28, 2017
UBC announces $100-million fundraising campaign for students
UBC is embarking on the largest fundraising campaign for students in its 102-year history. The Blue & Gold Campaign for Students aims to raise $100 million over three years to give promising students access to a life-changing education.
Nov 27, 2017