UBC post-doc entrepreneur’s invention wins nearly $2M prize from Royals, Elon Musk
The waste-burning emission reduction invention of UBC post-doctoral chemical and biological engineering student now has royal recognition and the attention of one of Earth’s most influential billionaires.
Nov 24, 2021
B.C. universities team up to dress UBC grads after storm
The University of British Columbia’s first in-person graduation ceremonies since 2019 have hit an unexpected hurdle and won’t look the same as normal.
Nov 22, 2021
Statement regarding November 17 event
UBC statement regarding cancellation of November 17 event
Nov 12, 2021
UBC expanding presence in Surrey with $70M land acquisition
The University of British Columbia is expanding its presence south of the Fraser River with the $70-million purchase of a property in Surrey.
Nov 2, 2021
Preparing for the Big One: UBC research lab to shake, rattle and roll
UBC’s Earthquake Engineering Research Facility (EERF) will shake, rattle and roll for the public this International ShakeOut Day.
Oct 19, 2021
Half of Canadian kids witness ethnic, racial bullying at school: study
Fifty-eight per cent of Canadian youth say they have seen kids insulted, bullied or excluded based on their race or ethnicity at school, according to new survey data from the Angus Reid Institute in partnership with the University of British Columbia.
Oct 19, 2021
Launching UBC’s COVID-19 rapid testing program
UBC is requiring COVID-19 rapid testing for all students, faculty and staff, with exemptions provided for those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Sep 7, 2021
Ensuring a safe start to the new academic year
Next week sees the start of Winter Session, Term 1, and a return to campus for many of us. Here’s what you need to do to help ensure a safe environment for yourself and those around you.
Sep 2, 2021
UBC implements vaccine declaration and rapid testing for COVID-19
As a result, UBC will provide COVID-19 testing for all students, faculty and staff, with exemptions provided for those who are vaccinated against COVID-19.
Aug 26, 2021
Announcement of BC Vaccine Card for specific activities
Today, the BC provincial government announced that the BC Vaccine Card will be introduced by a new order from the provincial health officer.
Aug 23, 2021
UBC’s HVAC teams are making sure we can breathe easy
Part two in a series recognizing faculty and staff who are supporting UBC’s transition back to campus. In this update, we showcase the efforts of our colleagues who are working on HVAC systems to ensure safe building ventilation on campus.
Aug 6, 2021
Health and wellbeing a top priority as students return to campus
As UBC prepares to welcome students back to campus this September, the university is taking extra care to keep them safe and in good health.
Jul 22, 2021
Black Opportunity Fund partners with UBC to empower next generation of Black leaders
Black Opportunity Fund and the University of British Columbia are partnering to empower Black Canadian students to achieve their educational goals and career aspirations.
Jun 29, 2021
UBC Medicine responds to TRC’s Calls to Action
Today, Faculty of Medicine Dean and Vice-President Health Dr. Dermot Kelleher issued a formal apology for the faculty’s contributions to past and present harms to Indigenous peoples arising from Canada’s ongoing colonial history.
Jun 25, 2021
Event: UBC Medicine responds to the TRC’s Calls to Action
On Friday, June 25, the University of British Columbia’s faculty of medicine will formally launch and reflect upon its response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action at a virtual event.
Jun 24, 2021
Statement of the Vancouver Senate Tributes Committee
The Vancouver Senate Tributes Committee expresses its deep sympathies to the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc and other Indigenous Peoples of Canada.
Jun 10, 2021
Transition plan for return to campus
UBC is outlining its phased approach to support faculty and staff returning to campus in preparation for the 2021/22 Winter Session starting in September
Jun 9, 2021
UBC National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism in Canada June 10-11 to discuss new Angus Reid Institute data
With just two days before the University of British Columbia’s National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism in Canada, a new Angus Reid Institute poll in partnership with UBC is revealing the depth and scale of anti-Asian racism in Canada and the experiences of racism in the Asian community.
Jun 8, 2021
UBC’s National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism in Canada: June 10-11
On June 10 and 11, the University of British Columbia will be hosting a two-day National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism in Canada.
Jun 7, 2021
Statement regarding charges against former UBC athletes
On behalf of UBC, I would like to express our collective and deep concern for the wellbeing of those impacted by the alleged sexual assault off-campus on Nov. 5, 2018.
Jun 5, 2021