New home for sports medicine and exercise science opens at UBC
Exploring the benefits of exercise, improving athletic performance and treating sports-related injuries will be the focus of a new building that officially opens today at the University of British Columbia.
Mar 15, 2018
Healthy aging research at UBC expands with $24-million gift
A $24-million donation to the University of British Columbia’s faculty of medicine will expand research aimed at helping people live longer and enjoy a better quality of life in their later years.
Mar 7, 2018
Canada Finance Minister Bill Morneau visits Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
Canada Finance Minister Bill Morneau visited the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health and Brain Behaviour Laboratory at UBC Tuesday, to learn how investments made in Budget 2018 will help fund important science and research.
Mar 6, 2018
New UBC investment fund has big social impact
A new investment fund at the University of British Columbia is boosting ventures that are tackling the world’s biggest social and environmental problems.
Mar 1, 2018
UBC Board of Governors elects Michael Korenberg as new chair, Sandra Cawley, new vice-chair
The University of British Columbia is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Korenberg as chair, and Sandra Cawley as vice-chair, of its Board of Governors.
Feb 19, 2018
Top university logger sports teams to compete at UBC
The UBC Thunderjacks will compete against university logger sports teams from around the Pacific Northwest as hosts of the Great Canadian Classic.
Jan 26, 2018
UBC expands tech training with investment from province
An investment from the Province of British Columbia will create 624 undergraduate spaces for domestic students at UBC’s Vancouver campus.
Jan 16, 2018
UBC receives $4.9 million for global Buddhist academic network
The University of British Columbia will lead an international network of universities to advance the study of Buddhism and East Asian cultures, thanks to a $4.9-million donation from the China-based Liuzu Temple of Chan Buddhism.
Jan 9, 2018
UBC appoints Barbara Meens Thistle, Vice President, Human Resources
Barbara Meens Thistle brings a quarter century of senior leadership experience—including at some of B.C.’s largest public sector organizations—to UBC as the new Vice President, Human Resources.
Dec 19, 2017
Harvard computer scientist recruited to UBC through federal research program
A top computer scientist and entrepreneur from Harvard University will join UBC next September, thanks to the federal government’s Canada 150 Research Chairs Program.
Dec 13, 2017
UBC releases 2016 animal research statistics
UBC’s summary of animals involved in research at the university in 2016 is now available.
Nov 28, 2017
UBC announces $100-million fundraising campaign for students
UBC is embarking on the largest fundraising campaign for students in its 102-year history. The Blue & Gold Campaign for Students aims to raise $100 million over three years to give promising students access to a life-changing education.
Nov 27, 2017
Future health professionals receive new training to better care for Indigenous people
Students from 11 of UBC’s health-related programs will come together for the first time on Thursday for a new learning experience designed to help them better serve Indigenous people.
Oct 18, 2017
Putting new tools in the hands of leading Canadian scientists
More than $67.5 million at the University of British Columbia for new labs and equipment to help Canadian researchers discover, innovate, and train the next generation of scientists.
Oct 13, 2017
UBC officially opens National Soccer Development Centre
UBC President Santa Ono, Parliamentary Secretary Ravi Kahlon and Vancouver Whitecaps FC president Bob Lenarduzzi will officially open UBC’s new National Soccer Development Centre.
Sep 22, 2017
A full house for Prime Minister Trudeau’s Town Hall at UBC Okanagan
Over 2,500 people were on hand at the UBC Okanagan campus on Wednesday night for a Town Hall event hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Sep 7, 2017
Students move into their campus homes
First-year students move into their new on-campus homes at Orchard Commons student residence this weekend.
Aug 31, 2017
UBC Student Housing Media Backgrounder
UBC has more on-campus housing than any university in Canada with 11,796 beds as of September 2017.
Aug 31, 2017
Ten things to know about international student enrolment
UBC is welcoming 63,370 students to its two campuses this September. In recent months, many people have asked about the impact of global events on international students wanting to study in Canada.
Aug 28, 2017
$6-million donation creates largest ever endowed scholarship at UBC
The University of British Columbia has created its largest ever endowed scholarship, thanks to a $6-million donation from the Constance Livingstone Friedman and Sydney Friedman Foundation.
Jul 12, 2017