UBC developing new program to assist veterans in career transition
As part of UBC’s commitment to become one of Canada’s first veteran-friendly campuses this year, the university is developing a certificate program in international development and human security, tailored to veterans.
Feb 20, 2020
UBC announces new Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal of Okanagan campus
The University of British Columbia announced today that Lesley Cormack has been appointed as the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal of UBC Okanagan and will formally begin the role on July 1, 2020.
Feb 14, 2020
Why UBC protects the personal information of its community
Seeking information and asking questions are natural human instincts. The drive to find out more, especially when a public institution or one’s own family is involved, is powerful and can lead to understandable frustration when there are no answers.
Jan 28, 2020
UBC ready for snow
It’s five o’clock in the morning, snow has been falling for a few hours in Vancouver and slowly accumulating on the roads across the city.
Jan 13, 2020
Dr. Nadine Caron named founding First Nations Health Authority Chair in Cancer and Wellness at UBC
Dr. Nadine Caron — Canada’s first female First Nations general surgeon — has been appointed to a newly created UBC position dedicated to improving cancer outcomes and wellness among Indigenous peoples.
Jan 6, 2020
UBC releases 2018 animal research statistics
UBC’s summary of animals involved in research at the university in 2018 is now available.
Dec 18, 2019
UBC experts on the holiday season
The holidays are just around the corner. UBC experts are available to comment on topics related to the season.
Dec 11, 2019
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
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