Launching UBC’s COVID-19 rapid testing program
UBC is requiring COVID-19 rapid testing for all students, faculty and staff, with exemptions provided for those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Sep 7, 2021
Ensuring a safe start to the new academic year
Next week sees the start of Winter Session, Term 1, and a return to campus for many of us. Here’s what you need to do to help ensure a safe environment for yourself and those around you.
Sep 2, 2021
UBC implements vaccine declaration and rapid testing for COVID-19
As a result, UBC will provide COVID-19 testing for all students, faculty and staff, with exemptions provided for those who are vaccinated against COVID-19.
Aug 26, 2021
Announcement of BC Vaccine Card for specific activities
Today, the BC provincial government announced that the BC Vaccine Card will be introduced by a new order from the provincial health officer.
Aug 23, 2021
UBC’s HVAC teams are making sure we can breathe easy
Part two in a series recognizing faculty and staff who are supporting UBC’s transition back to campus. In this update, we showcase the efforts of our colleagues who are working on HVAC systems to ensure safe building ventilation on campus.
Aug 6, 2021
Health and wellbeing a top priority as students return to campus
As UBC prepares to welcome students back to campus this September, the university is taking extra care to keep them safe and in good health.
Jul 22, 2021
Black Opportunity Fund partners with UBC to empower next generation of Black leaders
Black Opportunity Fund and the University of British Columbia are partnering to empower Black Canadian students to achieve their educational goals and career aspirations.
Jun 29, 2021
UBC Medicine responds to TRC’s Calls to Action
Today, Faculty of Medicine Dean and Vice-President Health Dr. Dermot Kelleher issued a formal apology for the faculty’s contributions to past and present harms to Indigenous peoples arising from Canada’s ongoing colonial history.
Jun 25, 2021
Event: UBC Medicine responds to the TRC’s Calls to Action
On Friday, June 25, the University of British Columbia’s faculty of medicine will formally launch and reflect upon its response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action at a virtual event.
Jun 24, 2021
Statement of the Vancouver Senate Tributes Committee
The Vancouver Senate Tributes Committee expresses its deep sympathies to the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc and other Indigenous Peoples of Canada.
Jun 10, 2021
Transition plan for return to campus
UBC is outlining its phased approach to support faculty and staff returning to campus in preparation for the 2021/22 Winter Session starting in September
Jun 9, 2021
UBC National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism in Canada June 10-11 to discuss new Angus Reid Institute data
With just two days before the University of British Columbia’s National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism in Canada, a new Angus Reid Institute poll in partnership with UBC is revealing the depth and scale of anti-Asian racism in Canada and the experiences of racism in the Asian community.
Jun 8, 2021
UBC’s National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism in Canada: June 10-11
On June 10 and 11, the University of British Columbia will be hosting a two-day National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism in Canada.
Jun 7, 2021
Statement regarding charges against former UBC athletes
On behalf of UBC, I would like to express our collective and deep concern for the wellbeing of those impacted by the alleged sexual assault off-campus on Nov. 5, 2018.
Jun 5, 2021
Concerted national action overdue for all the children who never came home from residential schools
The discovery of an unmarked mass burial site at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School highlights the urgent need for a concerted national response on behalf of all the children who were stolen from their families and who never returned home.
Jun 2, 2021
UBC student overcomes health issues to win Lieutenant Governor’s medal
Xi Yuan (Cecilia) Pang will be named the winner of the 2021 Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Inclusion, Democracy and Reconciliation during her graduation ceremony on June 2.
Jun 2, 2021
Historic collection from the Klondike Gold Rush gifted to UBC in $2.5M donation
UBC alumnus and Canadian telecommunications icon, Philip B. Lind, CM, has donated $2.5 million to UBC.
May 5, 2021
UBC-grown biotech companies lead global pandemic efforts
Millions of Canadians have received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, but what many may not realize is that a key component of the injection was developed right here at UBC.
Apr 26, 2021
UBC continues to be a global leader in impact
UBC’s global impact is highlighted in the new Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, ranking second in Canada for impact, and 13th in the world. More than 1,000 institutions participated in the rankings – a 50 per cent increase from last year.
Apr 21, 2021
UBC’s budget for 2021/22 set to bolster EDI, expand student supports, and further the university’s impact
The UBC Board of Governors has approved the budget for 2021/22, setting spending priorities for the year ahead to support the ongoing recovery from COVID-19, to further UBC’s impact through key priorities, and to continue support for excellence in teaching, learning, and research.
Apr 20, 2021