UBC ranks 34th in global Times Higher Education rankings
The University of British Columbia continues to be recognized on the world stage, improving its ranking by three spots to 34th globally in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings, released today.
Sep 11, 2019
UBC to become a more veteran-friendly campus by 2020
UBC has committed to new initiatives that aim to make it one of Canada’s first “veteran-friendly” campuses by 2020.
Sep 9, 2019
Making students feel at home before classes even begin
Every September, UBC Vancouver celebrates the start of the academic year with one of the most unique and comprehensive university orientation programs in North America.
Sep 6, 2019
12 tips for a healthy school year
For many students, university marks the first step away from the comforts of home, and a whole new world of responsibilities that can divert attention away from healthy habits.
Sep 5, 2019
Welcoming diversity at UBC
When Darcy Bandeen arrived at UBC last year, the arts undergraduate student was filled with the usual first-year anxieties: “Will I meet anyone? Will I spend the next year alone in my dorm room crying myself to sleep, or am I going to have a phenomenal year? You don’t know how it’s going to go.”
Sep 4, 2019
UBC doubles student fundraising target to help realize more student potential
UBC has today announced the extension of its Blue & Gold Campaign for Students, doubling the target to $200-million by 2022.
Sep 3, 2019
UBC’s financial support infrastructure designed to alleviate stress of paying for school
As every university graduate knows, earning a degree is expensive—and stressful. Recent government figures show the average undergraduate student in British Columbia who takes out a loan for their degree will complete their studies with an estimated $28,000 in combined provincial and federal student loan debt.
Sep 3, 2019
UBC welcomes 7,000 new students; celebrates largest fund ever raised for students
On Tuesday, September 3, UBC will be welcoming 7,000 new students to the university. UBC will also be celebrating the fact it has hit its Blue & Gold Campaign for Students $100-million goal almost a year early.
Sep 3, 2019
UBC’s first nano-suites open at the new Exchange Residence
When Emma Wong walked into the newly opened Exchange Residence and opened the door to her 140-square-foot nano suite, the third-year English undergrad’s reaction was one of pleasant surprise.
Aug 31, 2019
Move-in day at new Exchange Residence featuring Nano suites
Students move into UBC’s newest residence building — Exchange Residence — completed this May at a cost of $77 million. It features 71 Nano suites — small self-contained suites that offer a unique way for students to save money.
Aug 30, 2019
Innovative UBC heat and power facility boosted by federal investment
A $20.4 million expansion of UBC’s innovative Bio-energy facility (BRDF) will receive up to $7.6 million in support from the federal government’s low-carbon economy fund.
Aug 19, 2019
UBC researchers help find solutions to the overdose crisis
Every day at UBC, researchers are working to gain a deeper understanding of the factors driving the overdose crisis and to determine potential solutions.
Jul 30, 2019
UBC’s 2018-2019 Annual Report
You’re invited to read UBC’s 2018–2019 Annual Report, which communicates our progress over the past year and celebrates the achievements of faculty, staff, and others who are shaping UBC’s next century.
Jul 23, 2019
Behind the scenes with UBC’s gardeners
Every year, UBC’s campus erupts in bloom, from delicate cherry blossoms and magnificent magnolias to brightly coloured alliums and richly scented lilacs. It’s not just the work of Mother Nature that’s responsible for bringing the university landscape to life. A dedicated staff of 35 gardeners, arborists and horticulturists, divided into five crews, work year-round to maintain the university’s 172 hectares of varied landscapes.
Jul 23, 2019
New President of the Research Universities’ Council of British Columbia appointed
Santa J. Ono, chair of the Research Universities’ Council of British Columbia (RUCBC) and president and vice-chancellor of The University of British Columbia, is pleased to welcome Max Blouw, former president and vice-chancellor of Wilfrid Laurier University, as RUCBC’s new president.
Jul 16, 2019
UBC ranks among the top five per cent of universities in the world
The University of British Columbia is the 51st best university in the world, according to the 2020 QS World University Rankings (QS).
Jun 19, 2019
Free speech on campus
When the University of British Columbia rents out a venue for appearances by external speakers that some members of the community believe express controversial or inflammatory views, some students, faculty and staff in the UBC community are left scratching their heads and asking why.
Jun 9, 2019
UBC endorses Canada’s Dimensions: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion charter
The University of British Columbia has reaffirmed its strong commitment to enhancing equity, diversity and inclusion in research by endorsing the Government of Canada’s Dimensions charter.
May 29, 2019
Behind the scenes at UBC’s graduation ceremonies
It’s an event that dates back more than 100 years, has involved hundreds of thousands of people, is rife with symbolism, and takes years to plan. Those lucky enough to participate carry the memory with them through their lives. It’s meaningful, it’s joyous, it’s satisfying.
May 27, 2019
Meet UBC’s first Lieutenant Governor Medal winner
When Chelsea Gladstone walks across the convocation stage to collect her diploma in May, she’ll become the first member of her family to graduate from university.
May 21, 2019