Message from the Vice-Chair of the University of British Columbia Board of Governors
The UBC Board of Governors Chair, Michael Korenberg, has informed the Board and the university that he is stepping down from his role effective immediately.
Jun 20, 2020
UBC appoints the Honourable Steven Lewis Point as next Chancellor
The University of British Columbia Board of Governors has appointed former Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia the Honourable Steven Lewis Point to become the university’s 19th Chancellor. He will be the first Indigenous person to hold the position.
Jun 18, 2020
UBC signs Canada-wide charter to address climate change through responsible investment
UBC has joined leading Canadian universities to launch Investing to Address Climate Change: A Charter for Canadian Universities, signaling a national commitment to tackle climate change through responsible investment practices.
Jun 18, 2020
UBC’s Class of 2020 to celebrate in virtual graduation June 17
It was February 2020 and things were going according to plan for UBC’s graduation ceremony planning teams in Vancouver and the Okanagan.
Jun 15, 2020
Complaint regarding Campus Security
We are aware of a student’s complaint against Campus Security while accessing a building on June 8.
Jun 12, 2020
Midwifery student connects midwives with personal protective equipment
Midwifery student Emily Baxter’s living room looks a bit different these days. Along with the usual evidence of a busy life of a mom and her three kids, it has also been a collection point for loads of donated personal protective equipment (PPE) destined for midwifery clinics in communities across B.C.
May 12, 2020
Kinesiology student squeezes seniors’ errands in between exams
First-year kinesiology student Ava Katz is helping seniors and those who are self-isolating get their groceries and prescriptions — and it all started with a Facebook post.
Apr 27, 2020
UBC students design low-cost ventilator for COVID-19
UBC engineering students have developed a simple, low-cost COVID-19 ventilator that may very well save lives.
Apr 23, 2020
UBC ranks seventh globally in impact: Times Higher Education
UBC continues to excel in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, placing first in Canada and seventh globally out of more than 850 participating institutions from 89 countries across six continents.
Apr 22, 2020
UBC students help frontline medical workers
UBC students, faculty, alumni and staff are quietly lending a helping hand in their communities during the COVID-19 crisis.
Apr 20, 2020
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