UBC powers FORWARD to drive decades of discovery and solutions
A bold commitment to help solve some of the world’s most urgent problems—that’s the promise and potential of FORWARD, the campaign for UBC, a $3 billion fundraising and alumni engagement initiative announced today by the University of British Columbia.
Sep 24, 2022
UBC reveals plans for $18.5 M Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
A new $18.5-million alumni centre will open at UBC’s Vancouver campus in spring 2015.
May 23, 2014
UBC announces 2012 alumni achievement award recipients
UBC’s network of more than 280,000 alumni worldwide includes thousands of accomplished individuals. Every year, the UBC Alumni Association recognizes ten top achievers.
Oct 22, 2012
UBC Law receives $2M gift: Second largest donation to UBC Law by an individual
In memory of their late husband and father, Franklin Lew, Joan and Derek Lew have made a $2 million gift to the Faculty of Law at UBC.
Sep 28, 2012
New home for UBC Rugby
The University of British Columbia Department of Athletics and Recreation announces the opening of the $2.5 million Gerald McGavin Rugby Pavilion in October 2012.
Jul 31, 2012
Athletics director Bob Philip takes on new role at UBC
UBC Athletics Director Bob Philip has been appointed senior advisor to Vice President, Students Louise Cowin. Starting on July 16th, Philip will provide advice to the Vice President, Students as she embarks on ambitious new plans for athletics and recreation.
Jun 26, 2012
An alumna, 70 years later
Mary Nagata is one of 76 Japanese Canadian UBC students from 1942 who will be honoured this May.
May 2, 2012 - by Heather Amos
Vancouver elementary teacher recognized for outstanding classroom and community achievements
Grade 7 teacher Justin Borsato of Vancouver’s Britannia Elementary School has been named the winner of the first-ever UBC Alumni Teacher Award for his work in the community and his commitment to giving students every possible learning opportunity.
Mar 29, 2012
UBC and SFU welcome $1.7M Videomatica film collection
An exceptional film collection valued at $1.7 million will be housed and preserved by the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University.
Jan 16, 2012
start an evolution: UBC launches Canada’s largest fundraising and alumni engagement campaign
The University of British Columbia has launched an ambitious $1.5 billion fundraising campaign with a twin goal of doubling the number of alumni engaged in the life of the university by 2015.
Sep 28, 2011
UBC’s Vancouver campus grad ceremonies start Wednesday, May 25
Graduation begins Wednesday, May 25 at UBC’s Vancouver campus.
May 24, 2011
UBC Journalism School calls for release of journalist Dorothy Parvaz in Syria
The UBC Graduate School of Journalism is calling for the release of reporter Dorothy Parvaz, who is being held in Syria.
May 8, 2011
Four UBC alumni appointed to B.C. cabinet
President Stephen Toope today congratulated University of British Columbia alumni on their new roles in Premier Christy Clark’s cabinet.
Mar 14, 2011
UBC celebrates community accomplishments
UBC President Stephen Toope hosts the annual celebration showcasing the accomplishments of UBC’s students, alumni, faculty and staff.
Nov 26, 2010
UBC rowers living a legacy
Seventy-six years ago, a young oarsman named Ned Pratt became the first UBC student to win an Olympic medal, claiming a bronze in the double sculls in 1932 in Los Angeles and triggering a decades-long succession of Olympic appearances for UBC rowers.
Jul 3, 2008 - by By Don Wells
Fast boat to China
When Mike Leigh was a student at UBC, the competitive sailor used some of the knowledge from his kinesiology courses to shape his training program.
Jul 3, 2008 - by By Meg Walker
Riding the waves to success
If there’s a good wind up, West Vancouverite Nikola Girke can usually be found on the water. That’s not unusual for a sailor. But what is unusual is that Girke is one of the few athletes who has successfully switched from one Olympic sport to another: from sailing to windsurfing.
Jul 3, 2008 - by By Meg Walker