Universities establish joint centre to use data for social good in Cascadia region
In an expansion of regional cooperation, the University of British Columbia and the University of Washington today announced the establishment of the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative.
Feb 23, 2017
Video: Santa Ono and his vision for UBC
In Conversations That Matter, veteran interviewer Stuart McNish discusses the issues that shape our world with thought leaders. In this edition of the program, he sits down with UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Santa J. Ono.
Jan 18, 2017
Dive in! First dip and sneak peek at new UBC Aquatic Centre
Media are invited to tour the new, state-of-the-art $40-million UBC Aquatic Centre.
Jan 17, 2017
New UBC Aquatic Centre – Facts and Figures
Facts and figures on the new UBC Aquatic Centre
Jan 17, 2017
UBC reinstates John Furlong as keynote speaker
UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Santa Ono announced today the reinstatement of John Furlong as the keynote speaker at the university’s 18th Annual ZLC Millennium Scholarship Breakfast on February 28, 2017.
Jan 9, 2017
UBC releases 2015 animal research statistics
For the sixth consecutive year, UBC has published data on animals involved in research at the university.
Dec 5, 2016
Alumni donate $2 million to support UBC startups
Thanks to two $1-million contributions from alumni Greg Peet and Glenn Walsh, University of British Columbia ventures now have access to additional early-stage seed capital to help build their businesses.
Nov 23, 2016
UBC’s Museum of Anthropology receives $10.5 million in Indigenous art and infrastructure funding
The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC will be home to a significant collection of historical and contemporary Indigenous artworks and a new Gallery of Northwest Coast Masterworks.
Nov 10, 2016
Six Canadian universities partner on groundbreaking health promotion movement
Canadian universities are leading an international effort to create campuses that will improve the health and well-being of students, faculty and staff.
Oct 31, 2016
Technologies HATCH out of new lab space for UBC ventures
UBC has opened a new space for technology startups to build and test their inventions, grow their businesses, and transform ideas into commercial products.
Oct 26, 2016
Friedman Foundation donates $3.3 million for health scholarships
Constance and Sydney Friedman dedicated their professional lives to UBC and now their legacy of generosity will live on with a $3.3-million donation to fund scholarships for students studying in the broad area of health.
Oct 11, 2016
Former UBC president Stephen Toope nominated as 346th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge
UBC’s congratulates Prof. Toope, UBC’s 12th President and Vice-Chancellor from 2006 to 2014, who was known for his outstanding leadership, scholarship and community service.
Sep 26, 2016
Doggy De-stress event helps students pet away anxiety
The UBC department of psychology is teaming up with Vancouver ecoVillage and the UBC Alma Mater Society to bring 15 therapy dogs to campus.
Sep 19, 2016
10,000 fans expected at UBC Homecoming 2016
Homecoming 2016 is a full day of events on Saturday to celebrate the UBC Thunderbirds’ upcoming season.
Sep 16, 2016
Structure of UBC’s tall wood building now complete
The mass wood structure and façade has been completed for UBC’s Brock Commons student residence four months ahead of schedule, showcasing the advantages of building with wood.
Sep 15, 2016
Event: Media availability at UBC’s tall wood building, Brock Commons
Brock Commons is an 18-storey student residence under construction at UBC that will be the world’s tallest wood building at 53 metres (about 174 feet) when completed in Fall 2017.
Sep 14, 2016
UBC to house Western Canada’s first residential school history centre
UBC formally announced today the construction of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSC).
Sep 12, 2016
UBC announces construction of the Indian Residential School History & Dialogue Centre
UBC will formally announce the construction of the Indian Residential School History & Dialogue Centre, a first of its kind in western Canada.
Sep 9, 2016
First-year UBC students arrive for “Move-In Day”
Join UBC President Prof. Santa Ono and Andrew Parr, managing director of student housing and hospitality services, as they and a team of UBC employees welcome first-year students moving into campus residence.
Sep 2, 2016
UBC alumnus Evan Dunfee off, then on, then off the podium again
It has been a day of ups and downs for UBC school of kinesiology alumnus and Richmond, B.C. native Evan Dunfee at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Aug 19, 2016