New Student Strategic Plan introduced at UBC
The University of British Columbia has formally introduced the first Student Strategic Plan in Canada.
Sep 29, 2022
Event: Intergenerational March to commemorate Orange Shirt Day
An intergenerational march to commemorate Orange Shirt Day will start at the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC) on Friday, September 30.
Sep 29, 2022
UBC experts and events on Orange Shirt Day
September 30 is both Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Sep 27, 2022
UBC powers FORWARD to drive decades of discovery and solutions
A bold commitment to help solve some of the world’s most urgent problems—that’s the promise and potential of FORWARD, the campaign for UBC, a $3 billion fundraising and alumni engagement initiative announced today by the University of British Columbia.
Sep 24, 2022
New canine lab seeks four-legged research participants
A new lab at UBC’s Vancouver campus is looking for research participants—and not just anyone will do. The criteria? Must be furry and four-legged.
Sep 20, 2022
Multiple Indigenous-focused initiatives receive UBC funding to help advance rights of Indigenous peoples
A diverse range of Indigenous-focused projects will receive a significant funding boost this month to help transform innovative and impactful ideas into reality. Through the Indigenous Strategic Initiatives Fund (ISI […]
Sep 14, 2022
How UBC became the rising star of Hollywood North
For many people, it’s tough to play it cool if they suddenly spot their favourite celebrity. But for UBC’s Arlene Chan, it’s just part of the job.
Aug 23, 2022
Faculty and staff housing targeting Passive House certification opens at UBC
Faculty and staff rental housing at UBC’s Vancouver campus has evolved, with the first residents moving into their new homes at one of Canada’s largest residential buildings targeting Passive House certification.
Aug 22, 2022
UBC Indigenous Strategic Plan funding sees student projects get off the ground
Successful student recipients of the Indigenous Strategic Initiatives (ISI) Fund have been given the green light to start implementing their proposed Indigenous-focused, student-led projects with the backing of university funding.
Aug 10, 2022
Santa Ono to leave UBC Presidency in October 2022
After six years as President and Vice Chancellor at the University of British Columbia, Prof. Santa J. Ono has announced he is moving on to assume the presidency of the University of Michigan.
Jul 13, 2022
New UBC Vancouver student residences open with gifted names from Musqueam
Today, five new UBC Vancouver student residence buildings were formally opened at a special naming ceremony hosted by xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band).
Jun 7, 2022
New UBC Vancouver student residences opens with gifted names from Musqueam
Media are invited to attend a special naming ceremony to formally open five new UBC student residence buildings.
Jun 6, 2022
Insect forecasting comes to UBC Vancouver campus this summer
At a time when most people are closely watching the weather, a unique project coming to UBC’s Vancouver campus could become the blueprint for forecasting insect activity across the city.
May 27, 2022
Statement regarding honorary degree granted to John Fergus O’Grady
Based on its deliberations and consultations, the sub-committee recommends that the Senate rescind its approval of the Honorary Degree awarded to the late John Fergus O’Grady.
May 24, 2022
Event: Community Making and Black Flourishing Through the Scarborough Charter
On May 13 and 14, the University of British Columbia will be hosting the inaugural Inter-Institutional Forum of the Scarborough National Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion in Canadian Higher Education.
May 12, 2022
UBC strengthens track record as global sustainability leader in higher education
The University of British Columbia has once again been ranked as a global leader in sustainability efforts.
Apr 28, 2022
UBC releases Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force report
The report contains 54 recommendations to address systemic racism against Indigenous, Black and People of Colour (IBPOC) within the UBC community and to promote inclusive excellence across UBC’s two campuses.
Apr 22, 2022
UBC spin-off companies win $2 million in competition for carbon removal technology funded by the Musk Foundation
UBC spin-off Carbin Minerals will receive $1 million from XPRIZE and the Musk Foundation to remove thousands of tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Apr 22, 2022
Event: Launch of Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force Report
The Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force is releasing its final report, which delivers 54 recommendations summarized in six committee reports to address systemic racism against Indigenous, Black and People of Colour (IBPOC) within the UBC community.
Apr 21, 2022
Dr. Pieter Cullis named 2022 Canada Gairdner Award laureate
UBC professor Dr. Pieter Cullis has been named a 2022 Canada Gairdner International Award laureate for his pioneering work developing the lipid nanoparticle delivery technology that enables mRNA therapeutics such as the highly effective COVID-19 mRNA vaccines.
Apr 5, 2022