UBC Indigenous Strategic Plan funding sees student projects get off the ground
Successful student recipients of the Indigenous Strategic Initiatives (ISI) Fund have been given the green light to start implementing their proposed Indigenous-focused, student-led projects with the backing of university funding.
Aug 10, 2022
Santa Ono to leave UBC Presidency in October 2022
After six years as President and Vice Chancellor at the University of British Columbia, Prof. Santa J. Ono has announced he is moving on to assume the presidency of the University of Michigan.
Jul 13, 2022
New UBC Vancouver student residences open with gifted names from Musqueam
Today, five new UBC Vancouver student residence buildings were formally opened at a special naming ceremony hosted by xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band).
Jun 7, 2022
New UBC Vancouver student residences opens with gifted names from Musqueam
Media are invited to attend a special naming ceremony to formally open five new UBC student residence buildings.
Jun 6, 2022
Insect forecasting comes to UBC Vancouver campus this summer
At a time when most people are closely watching the weather, a unique project coming to UBC’s Vancouver campus could become the blueprint for forecasting insect activity across the city.
May 27, 2022
Statement regarding honorary degree granted to John Fergus O’Grady
Based on its deliberations and consultations, the sub-committee recommends that the Senate rescind its approval of the Honorary Degree awarded to the late John Fergus O’Grady.
May 24, 2022
Event: Community Making and Black Flourishing Through the Scarborough Charter
On May 13 and 14, the University of British Columbia will be hosting the inaugural Inter-Institutional Forum of the Scarborough National Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion in Canadian Higher Education.
May 12, 2022
UBC strengthens track record as global sustainability leader in higher education
The University of British Columbia has once again been ranked as a global leader in sustainability efforts.
Apr 28, 2022
UBC releases Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force report
The report contains 54 recommendations to address systemic racism against Indigenous, Black and People of Colour (IBPOC) within the UBC community and to promote inclusive excellence across UBC’s two campuses.
Apr 22, 2022
UBC spin-off companies win $2 million in competition for carbon removal technology funded by the Musk Foundation
UBC spin-off Carbin Minerals will receive $1 million from XPRIZE and the Musk Foundation to remove thousands of tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Apr 22, 2022
Event: Launch of Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force Report
The Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force is releasing its final report, which delivers 54 recommendations summarized in six committee reports to address systemic racism against Indigenous, Black and People of Colour (IBPOC) within the UBC community.
Apr 21, 2022
Dr. Pieter Cullis named 2022 Canada Gairdner Award laureate
UBC professor Dr. Pieter Cullis has been named a 2022 Canada Gairdner International Award laureate for his pioneering work developing the lipid nanoparticle delivery technology that enables mRNA therapeutics such as the highly effective COVID-19 mRNA vaccines.
Apr 5, 2022
UBC’s budget for 2022/23 provides more support for students, strengthens the university’s impact, and advances academic mission
The University of British Columbia (UBC) Board of Governors has approved UBC’s 2022/2023 budget.
Apr 1, 2022
Dr. Michael Kobor to lead new UBC research program in healthy aging
Renowned biomedical researcher Dr. Michael Kobor has been appointed to lead the Edwin S.H. Leong Healthy Aging Program – a new UBC research program aimed at helping people live longer, healthier lives.
Mar 24, 2022
New scholarship program supports Black Canadian students at UBC
The Beyond Tomorrow Scholars Program is a first-of-its-kind initiative in Canada that provides both scholarships and a range of integrated institutional supports to help provide a pathway to success for Black Canadian students at UBC.
Feb 1, 2022
UBC-led research team finds nine new coronavirus species
A former UBC post-doctoral research fellow led an international research team in re-analyzing all public RNA sequencing data to uncover almost ten times more RNA viruses than were previously known, including several new species of coronaviruses in some unexpected places.
Jan 26, 2022
UBC clinical trial supports new self-administered rapid antigen test
Thanks to new research compiled with data from UBC’s first on-campus clinical study, a new self-administered rapid antigen test will soon be available in Canada. It’s a tool that could help combat growing uncertainty, prevent transmission and potentially save lives.
Dec 23, 2021
COVID-19: Planning for 2021/22 Winter Session, Term 2
As we approach Winter Session Term 2 in January, we would like to update you on recent discussions around COVID-19 and the emergence of the Omicron variant.
Dec 22, 2021
Statement regarding health and safety during exams
Throughout the pandemic, UBC has worked closely with the Provincial Health Officer and Regional Health Authorities to ensure we are following their guidance in our campus operations and that we are keeping our community safe.
Dec 19, 2021
UBC releases 2020 animal research statistics
UBC’s summary of animals involved in research at the university in 2020 is now available.
Dec 9, 2021