Statement of the Vancouver Senate Tributes Committee
The Vancouver Senate Tributes Committee expresses its deep sympathies to the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc and other Indigenous Peoples of Canada.
Jun 10, 2021
Transition plan for return to campus
UBC is outlining its phased approach to support faculty and staff returning to campus in preparation for the 2021/22 Winter Session starting in September
Jun 9, 2021
UBC National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism in Canada June 10-11 to discuss new Angus Reid Institute data
With just two days before the University of British Columbia’s National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism in Canada, a new Angus Reid Institute poll in partnership with UBC is revealing the depth and scale of anti-Asian racism in Canada and the experiences of racism in the Asian community.
Jun 8, 2021
UBC’s National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism in Canada: June 10-11
On June 10 and 11, the University of British Columbia will be hosting a two-day National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism in Canada.
Jun 7, 2021
Statement regarding charges against former UBC athletes
On behalf of UBC, I would like to express our collective and deep concern for the wellbeing of those impacted by the alleged sexual assault off-campus on Nov. 5, 2018.
Jun 5, 2021
Concerted national action overdue for all the children who never came home from residential schools
The discovery of an unmarked mass burial site at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School highlights the urgent need for a concerted national response on behalf of all the children who were stolen from their families and who never returned home.
Jun 2, 2021
UBC student overcomes health issues to win Lieutenant Governor’s medal
Xi Yuan (Cecilia) Pang will be named the winner of the 2021 Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Inclusion, Democracy and Reconciliation during her graduation ceremony on June 2.
Jun 2, 2021
UBC launches COVID-19 rapid testing clinic for students, others on campus
UBC is launching a new COVID-19 rapid testing clinic for any students living in residence and other select groups living and working on the Vancouver campus.
May 27, 2021
Historic collection from the Klondike Gold Rush gifted to UBC in $2.5M donation
UBC alumnus and Canadian telecommunications icon, Philip B. Lind, CM, has donated $2.5 million to UBC.
May 5, 2021
UBC-grown biotech companies lead global pandemic efforts
Millions of Canadians have received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, but what many may not realize is that a key component of the injection was developed right here at UBC.
Apr 26, 2021
UBC continues to be a global leader in impact
UBC’s global impact is highlighted in the new Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, ranking second in Canada for impact, and 13th in the world. More than 1,000 institutions participated in the rankings – a 50 per cent increase from last year.
Apr 21, 2021
UBC’s budget for 2021/22 set to bolster EDI, expand student supports, and further the university’s impact
The UBC Board of Governors has approved the budget for 2021/22, setting spending priorities for the year ahead to support the ongoing recovery from COVID-19, to further UBC’s impact through key priorities, and to continue support for excellence in teaching, learning, and research.
Apr 20, 2021
How to change the world without leaving home
Today, UBC officially launched its new global engagement strategy, In Service, which guides the university’s international programs, partnerships and educational initiatives at home and around the world over the next decade to help build a more just, sustainable society.
Apr 12, 2021
Greta Thunberg, Dr. Bonnie Henry to receive honorary degrees from UBC
B.C. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and internationally renowned climate activist Greta Thunberg are among 18 remarkable individuals receiving honorary degrees from UBC this spring.
Mar 31, 2021
UBC Okanagan to offer Canada’s first bachelor’s degree of Indigenous language fluency
UBC’s Okanagan campus, located in the territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation, is set to become the first university in Canada to offer a bachelor’s degree in Indigenous language fluency.
Mar 29, 2021
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