German president’s visit to UBC highlights clean energy and climate change solutions
The University of British Columbia today hosted Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the president of Germany, as part of his first state visit to Canada.
Apr 25, 2023
Come for the selfie, stay for the sustainability
UBC students built a hempcrete building that is one of the first ‘carbon-minimal’ institutional buildings in Canada. Bonus – it’s Instagram worthy
Apr 13, 2023
Event: One of Canada’s first carbon-minimal campus spaces is now complete – and it was designed entirely by students
Media are invited to take a first look at Third Space Commons, UBC’s newest teaching and learning space that is one of Canada’s first institutional spaces designed to be near-zero embodied carbon. It’s also the first such building designed by students.
Apr 12, 2023
UBC student cycling across Bangladesh to raise awareness of climate change impacts
UBC student Abul Bashar Rahman is preparing for an epic bike ride across Bangladesh to produce a documentary about how those most vulnerable to climate change in the country are experiencing and preparing for its impacts.
Apr 12, 2023
New Musqueam art featured at UBC’s annual Storm the Wall event
The University of British Columbia’s Athletics and Recreation department unveiled an exciting new piece of xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) artwork as part of its Thunderbirds story on Monday, March 13.
Mar 21, 2023
UBC-led biomedical innovation hub to accelerate development and manufacturing of lifesaving medicines for Canadians
Canada’s biotech ecosystem is poised for a major boost with the federal government announcement today that B.C. will be home to Canada’s Immuno-Engineering and Biomanufacturing Hub (CIEBH).
Mar 15, 2023
About Canada’s Immuno-Engineering and Biomanufacturing Hub
Canada’s Immuno-Engineering and Biomanufacturing Hub brings together a multi-disciplinary, multisectoral coalition of more than 50 partner institutions (9 academic, 15 private, 6 public, 4 other research organizations, 16 not-for-profit) from […]
Mar 15, 2023
A new beginning for Afghan women judges forced to flee the Taliban
Today, the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia announced the creation of the new Afghan Women Judges Program. Through this new program, three judges from Afghanistan have joined the law school.
Mar 6, 2023
UBC’s approach to academic integrity in the age of AI
This story was not written by ChatGPT. Or was it?
Mar 1, 2023
UBC student spreading cheer with hidden coffee gift cards
Anonymous coffee crusader spills the beans
Feb 15, 2023
Celebrating Black History Month at UBC
In honour of Black History Month, the University of British Columbia is celebrating the programs and initiatives that support the university’s Black community members.
Feb 2, 2023
Prized T-shirt returned to UBC Bookstore after 42-year ordeal on Welsh rugby player
Most of us have a T-shirt relic from decades past, usually stuffed into the dark recesses of a drawer only to slowly fall to pieces or be tossed out by next of kin.
Feb 1, 2023
How UBC supports survivors of sexual and gender-based violence
When Alicia Oeser worked at Harvard, she created a job she knew instinctively was important: the role of Community Advocate within the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response.
Jan 30, 2023
$33.8M gift to transform MS research and save more lives, sooner
A $33.8 million gift has been donated to the University of British Columbia and VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation for multiple sclerosis (MS) research and care—the largest known donation ever for MS research worldwide.
Dec 7, 2022
UBC releases 2021 animal research statistics
UBC’s summary of animals involved in research at the university in 2021 is now available.
Nov 10, 2022
UBC welcomes back thousands of alumni for make-up graduation ceremonies
The University of British Columbia is preparing to host its busiest graduation ever this month as thousands of alumni who graduated virtually during the pandemic return for in-person makeup ceremonies.
Nov 9, 2022
Event: UBC students to celebrate Great Trek by opening time capsule from 1972
UBC students will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Great Trek by opening a time capsule buried by students 50 years ago.
Oct 28, 2022
QS rankings place UBC first in Canada for social impact, third globally overall
The University of British Columbia ranks first in Canada for social impact and second for environmental impact in the new Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings: Sustainability.
Oct 26, 2022
Peter Wall and UBC launch new program awarding up to $4 million per year to help create sustainable solutions in B.C.
Today, Peter Wall and UBC announced the launch of the Wall Research Awards and Wall Fellowships, which will be supported by the Peter Wall Legacy Fund, for a total of up to $4 million each year.
Oct 24, 2022
Construction begins on UBC’s Recreation Centre North
Construction is underway on a new recreation centre that will triple the amount of indoor fitness and recreation space at the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus.
Oct 4, 2022