UBC declares climate emergency and moves forward on two key divestment initiatives
The University of British Columbia has today joined communities and organizations around the world in declaring a climate emergency.
Dec 5, 2019
UBC ditching single-use coffee cups and plastic food ware
UBC Vancouver is ditching single-use coffee cups and plastic food ware, and encouraging students, faculty and staff to choose reusable options such as their own mugs, water bottles and cutlery instead.
Nov 25, 2019
Statement on status of UBC students in Hong Kong
UBC’s number one priority is to ensure our students, faculty and staff are supported and safe, whether studying at UBC or abroad.
Nov 20, 2019
B.C. government provides $2.58M to support food-processing innovation at UBC
New funding from the provincial government will allow UBC’s faculty of land and food systems to drive scientific innovation for B.C.’s food and beverage industry.
Oct 25, 2019
Planning for disaster a campus-wide initiative for UBC Vancouver
If disaster strikes, UBC Vancouver is prepared to support its community.
Oct 15, 2019
Mental Illness Awareness Week: UBC swimmer sheds stigma of depression
When UBC Thunderbirds swimmer Emily Overholt won a bronze medal after competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, she should have felt like she was on top of the world. Instead, she faced debilitating depression.
Oct 7, 2019
Reminder of sexual violence supports and resources at UBC Vancouver: Ainsley Carry statement
As a follow up, the University detachment of the RCMP is investigating information distributed on social media this week that referenced non-consensual drugging of students in the Fraternity Village last weekend.
Oct 4, 2019
Report of drugging at fraternities
On the night of October 1, 2019 we received information via Twitter that UBC students may have been drugged at a fraternity party this past weekend. The health and safety of our students is UBC’s top priority.
Oct 2, 2019
Diamond Foundation donates $1M to support Jewish studies at UBC
A $1 million donation from the Diamond Foundation to the University of British Columbia will expand Jewish studies programming in the classroom and beyond the UBC campus.
Sep 17, 2019
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