‘Help is available’: Student mental health services at UBC
Sitting on a bench outside Totem Park student residence, Kirsten Tarasoff remembers feeling an overwhelming sense of hopelessness.
Mar 25, 2019
Vard $1.5 million gift advances marine engineering research and learning at UBC
The University of British Columbia has received a $1.5 million donation that is expected to advance naval architecture and marine engineering education and promote innovative technologies in Canada’s shipbuilding industry.
Mar 15, 2019
Exploring new frontiers at UBC’s Emerging Media Lab
There is a place at UBC where, without ever leaving a room, you can experience a stroll through Stanley Park, conduct an orchestra and even get a walking tour of the brain’s complex neuroanatomy.
Mar 11, 2019
Statement on Mar. 7 incident
RCMP are investigating an incident that occurred on campus in the Forestry Sciences building Thursday afternoon.
Mar 8, 2019
Influential QS World University Rankings put UBC in top 10 for four subject areas
The University of British Columbia is among a handful of elite institutions to rank in the top 50 in 41 of 48 subjects tracked, according to the QS University Rankings.
Feb 27, 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.
Feb 27, 2019
UBC raises Musqueam Indian Band flag permanently at Vancouver campus
The flag of the Musqueam Indian Band will be permanently raised on the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus.
Feb 25, 2019
UBC and Musqueam to raise Musqueam flag on campus
The ceremony will witness the raising of the Musqueam Indian Band flag as it is permanently installed on UBC’s Vancouver campus.
Feb 22, 2019
UBC seismic study points the way to disaster resilience on Vancouver campus
A team of UBC staff, leading earthquake faculty experts and engineering consultants has produced a study examining how to protect lives, research programs, infrastructure and assets on the university’s Vancouver campus in the event of a catastrophic earthquake.
Feb 13, 2019
Poll shows Metro Vancouver wants SkyTrain to UBC Vancouver campus
A new poll shows the vast majority of Metro Vancouver residents support extending the Millennium Line SkyTrain to UBC beyond Arbutus St.
Feb 7, 2019
UBC appoints Robin Ciceri as the new Vice-President, External Relations
The University of British Columbia has appointed Robin Ciceri as the new Vice-President, External Relations, effective March 1, 2019.
Jan 31, 2019
On the frontlines of a food revolution at UBC
Having led some of B.C.’s top restaurant kitchens, Chef David Speight could easily be garnering accolades for his culinary skills in any number of establishments in Canada.
Jan 9, 2019
Deck the (lecture) halls
UBC Vancouver usually feels like a small metropolis, as its 65,000 students and 16,000 faculty and staff keep campus thoroughfares and walkways bustling with activity. But over the winter break, the campus population thins out dramatically.
Dec 17, 2018
UBC releases 2017 animal research statistics
The University of British Columbia’s summary of animals involved in research at the university in 2017 is now posted online here as part of UBC’s overall commitment to openness and transparency.
Dec 13, 2018
UBC campuses ready for snow
On the Vancouver campus, the Building Operations group has equipped its vehicles for winter weather. More than 50 people are working to clear the campus as quickly as possible.
Dec 11, 2018
UBC appoints Ainsley Carry as the new Vice-President, Students
Ainsley Carry has been appointed as the new Vice-President, Students on the UBC Vancouver campus. He will formally begin the role on April 1, 2019.
Dec 4, 2018
UBC to launch connected vehicle test bed
UBC researchers will unveil a test bed for connected vehicles on campus on Thursday, Nov. 15.
Nov 14, 2018
How international students benefit UBC
Earlier this week, UBC associate professor Peter Wylie wrote a column that repeated claims that international students displace domestic students and aren’t held to the same high admission standards as their Canadian peers. These claims are not accurate.
Oct 31, 2018
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Peter Trudgill and Kim Cattrall announced as UBC honorary degree recipients
Award-winning actor, producer and author Kim Cattrall will join Indigenous leader Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and internationally renowned socio-linguist Peter Trudgill to receive honorary degrees at the University of British Columbia’s fall convocation ceremony.
Oct 29, 2018
Innovative floor-cleaning robots now scrubbing the halls of UBC
A partnership between the University of British Columbia and an innovative robotics company led by three UBC graduates is bringing seven artificially intelligent floor-cleaning robots to UBC’s Vancouver campus.
Oct 26, 2018