UBC’s Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot appointed United Nations representative on rights of Indigenous Peoples
Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot has been named the North American member on the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The announcement marks the first time an Indigenous woman from Canada has been appointed to the prestigious position.
Mar 24, 2021
Women lead on COVID-19 research
From vaccine development to building wearable infection detectors, women at UBC are making significant contributions to the COVID-19 research front. In celebration of International Women’s Day, they tell us about their work and offer advice for young women and girls considering careers in research.
Mar 8, 2021
Kip the coyote calls UBC Vancouver campus home
Thanks to COVID-19, UBC’s Vancouver campus is seeing fewer students, faculty and staff than normal these days, but there is a new, furry community member who has taken up residence.
Feb 24, 2021
UBC statement on release of alumna Loujain Al-Hathloul
We are heartened to learn that UBC alumna Loujain Al-Hathloul was released from prison today in Saudi Arabia.
Feb 10, 2021
This Black History Month, UBC community is hopeful for change
This Black History Month marks the first since UBC President Santa Ono called for the acceleration and intensification of the university’s efforts to build a more inclusive campus. Find out more about the work UBC is doing to address systemic racism.
Feb 10, 2021
UBC’s response to sentencing of alumna Loujain Al-Hathloul
The University of British Columbia is profoundly disappointed in today’s news that Loujain Al-Hathloul has been sentenced to five years and eight months in prison, with two years and 10 months suspended.
Dec 28, 2020
UBC Media Relations expands use of “Dr.” title in press releases
We have updated the UBC Media Relations style guide. While we will continue to be guided by CP for most other style matters, we are amending our guidelines regarding the “Dr.” title.
Dec 17, 2020
Supports for students under pressure during exam time
Tens of thousands of students around the world are studying for and writing exams at the end of a term like no other in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, a small minority of students may be tempted to take shortcuts.
Dec 10, 2020
UBC releases 2019 animal research statistics
UBC’s summary of animals involved in research at the university in 2019 is now available.
Nov 17, 2020
Building resilience around MOA’s irreplaceable collection
MOA has begun preparations for a rebuild of its iconic Great Hall that will upgrade the resiliency of the space and protect its irreplaceable collection in the event of a major earthquake
Nov 10, 2020
UBC scientists receive $3M for COVID-19 research projects
Scientists at the University of British Columbia are receiving $3 million to support COVID-19 research projects through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).
Nov 6, 2020
Student enrolment remains strong at UBC
Student enrolment numbers remain strong this fall at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan—a sign of the university’s stellar academic reputation. Students are keenly interested in achieving their educational ambitions at UBC, despite challenges posed by COVID-19.
Sep 22, 2020
New Indigenous Strategic Plan establishes UBC’s role in upholding the rights of Indigenous Peoples
Today marks a significant milestone in UBC’s commitment to truth and reconciliation: the university will celebrate the launch of its new Indigenous Strategic Plan (ISP).
Sep 14, 2020
Six tips for starting your career during COVID-19
Finding a job during a global pandemic may seem like a daunting task—but opportunities do exist and there are strategies that can help job seekers in these uncertain economic times.
Sep 11, 2020
UBC researchers play pivotal role in confronting COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted challenges, exacerbated inequalities and sparked uncertainty for many. But one area of particular strength and inspiration is Canada’s research community and its response to the pandemic.
Sep 9, 2020
UBC students take part in historic first-ever virtual orientation
This September, thousands of UBC students will make history when they take part in the university’s first ever virtual orientation.
Sep 3, 2020
Online learning and the student experience for Fall 2020
This fall term though is unlike any other in the history of The University of British Columbia, indeed in the history of universities around the world.
Sep 2, 2020
Professor Santa J. Ono reappointed as president and vice-chancellor of UBC
Professor Santa J. Ono has been appointed to a second five-year term as president and vice-chancellor of the University of British Columbia, the university announced today.
Aug 11, 2020
Why tuition is not being reduced at UBC
Tuition supports UBC by funding the university’s core expenses, including faculty and staff salaries, student financial aid, student services, libraries, information technology, infrastructure investment, and administration across both campuses.
Aug 4, 2020
UBC expands research into historical Indigenous art through $6 million endowment
UBC alumnus, Michael Audain, OC, OBC, one of B.C.’s most ardent champions of the visual arts has donated $3 million to UBC to create the Audain Chair in Historical Indigenous Art. The gift, supported through the Audain Foundation, will be matched by the university to create a $6 million endowment. Recruitment of an internationally recognized scholar will begin shortly.
Jul 21, 2020