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Two medical research centres established

Two new Faculty of Medicine research centres have been approved at UBC. The Vancouver Vascular Biology Research Centre will work to create new treatments and technologies for disorders of blood […]

Top business school deans to gather in Vancouver

When Kim Paterson graduated with a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of British Columbia in 1996, she joined the ranks of a growing number of students leaving […]

Best and brightest of UBC alumni honoured

UBC alumni from the Class of ’17 to the Class of ’96 will be honoured at the UBC Alumni Achievement and UBC Sports Hall of Fame Dinner on Monday, Nov. […]

UBC Forestry dean appointed to second term

Clark Binkley has accepted an appointment to a second term as dean of the Faculty of Forestry. A former professor of Forest Resource Management at Yale University, he has served […]

Manley opens microbes-to-medicine company

The Hon. John Manley, Minister of Industry, joins UBC Prof. Julian Davies Oct. 17 to launch TerraGen Diversity Inc., a company which uses the genetic complement of previously unknown microbes […]

Murder, authors and apples highlight Homecoming ’96

Solve a murder on the high seas, lend an ear to local literati, or sample enough apples to keep a dozen doctors away. The annual Homecoming celebration at the University […]

C.K. Choi Building new home for Institute of Asian Research at UBC

The C.K. Choi Building for the Institute of Asian Research was officially opened today at the University of British Columbia. The building houses five research centres focusing on different regions […]

United Nations war crimes prosecutor to speak at UBC

Justice Richard Goldstone, who served as chief prosecutor at the United Nation’s Ad Hoc International Criminal Tribunals for both the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, is giving a free lecture at […]

Enrolment up by more than 1,000

UBC’s total enrolment for the 1996/97 academic year has increased by more than 1,000 students over the previous academic year. An enrolment summary released by the Registrar’s Office reports 31,812 […]

UBC robots hold key to a safer future

Watching the Dynamites buzz around their private soccer pitch, Prof. Alan Mackworth foresees a time when households will be cleaned by tiny robotic vacuum cleaners thinking and working together. The […]

Conference looks at growing Asian influence

Asia’s emergence in the new world order is fueling intense debate about the role of Asian values and the need to build cultural understanding and respect between Western countries and […]

Festivities mark C.K. Choi building opening

The C.K. Choi Building for the Institute of Asian Research will be officially opened at the University of British Columbia Oct. 7. Made possible by a major donation from the […]

Conference looks at concerns of female children

The Centre for Research in Women’s Studies and Gender Relations is marking its fifth birthday with a one-day conference focusing on the special concerns of children around the world, particularly […]

Conference looks abroad for solutions to Canada’s federalism woes

The experience of other countries may hold the key to problems within Canadian federalism, say organizers of a conference at the University of British Columbia. Called Identities, Involvement, Living Together […]

Science First! aims to excite first-year students

Lee Gass is revving himself up for a lunch date with science students this fall. The Zoology professor launches a lunch-time seminar series called Science First! on Sept. 19. The […]

Funding cuts to have lasting impact on UBC

A deep cut in provincial funds earmarked for upgrading and maintaining UBC’s buildings will have a major and lasting impact on the campus infrastructure, said UBC President David Strangway. The […]

Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation Funds $500,000 Chair in Computational Fluid Dynamics

The Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation has donated $500,000 to the Faculty of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia for the creation of the Weyerhaeuser Industrial Research Chair in Computational […]

BC TELECOM and University of British Columbia forge information technology alliance

British Columbia’s largest university and telecommunications company have entered into an innovative 10-year relationship that will increase and improve services for post-secondary students and other learners throughout B.C. and beyond. […]

UBC Announces Creation of New Journalism School

The University of British Columbia and the Sing Tao Foundation will announce the establishment of a new graduate school of journalism at UBC during a ground-breaking ceremony today. The Sing […]

Conference to Focus on Minimizing Aftermath of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tsunamis

Nine years ago a tornado swept through Edmonton killing 26 people, half of whom died in a mobile home park in the northeast end of the city. According to PhD […]