Want to learn Chinese characters? UBC has an app for that
The UBC Asian Studies App is the first university Asian language mobile application and boasts 10,000 digitally animated Chinese characters.
May 10, 2012 - by Basil Waugh
‘Juno’ actress finding happiness in research
After studying acting in London and working in Hollywood North, something clicked in a psychology class at UBC.
May 2, 2012 - by Basil Waugh
Live For The Moment – A research-based art show examines how young men grieve
A University of British Columbia study has provided a unique window into the worlds of 25 young men as they struggle to find ways to grieve their male friends. Live for the Moment is an exhibition at The Fall Gallery in Vancouver, B.C. featuring photos taken by research participants to answer questions about grief, loss and dealing with it as a man.
Apr 19, 2012
Pride and prejudice: Pride impacts racism and homophobia
A new University of British Columbia study finds that the way individuals experience the universal emotion of pride directly impacts how racist and homophobic their attitudes toward other people are.
Apr 12, 2012
Museum of Anthropology curator Karen Duffek talks about receiving two major Northwest Coast artworks.
Apr 4, 2012 - by Karen Duffek
Canadian arts philanthropist’s $5-million gift creates major new arts centre at UBC
A $5-million gift from arts philanthropist Michael Audain’s family foundation will establish a major new centre for the visual arts at the University of British Columbia, providing a leading-edge facility for future generations of Canadian artists.
Apr 4, 2012
UBC launches community-developed program as part of tribute to Japanese Canadian students of 1942
As part of UBC’s efforts to recognize Japanese Canadians affected by internment in 1942, the university is asking the Asian Canadian community to help guide the creation of a interdisciplinary program that will highlight the contributions of Asian Canadians and examine anti-Asian racism that produced events like the forced removal of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War.
Mar 22, 2012
Last privately held object from Captain Cook's collection donated to UBC Museum of Anthropology
An object of global historical and cultural significance, received by explorer Captain James Cook from a Canadian First Nation during his final voyage (1776-1779), is being donated to the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology (MOA) by a leading arts philanthropist.
Recently purchased through a private dealer in New York, and valued at $1.2 million, the rare ceremonial club was the last remaining object from Captain Cook’s personal collection not housed in a public museum. Thanks to the Audain Foundation for the Visual Arts, the club returns to British Columbia, where the famous explorer received it from the Nuu-chah-nulth people of Vancouver Island’s west coast in 1778.
Mar 20, 2012
Centuries-old First Nations artifact with major historical significance returns to Canada tomorrow
An important cultural artifact given by a B.C. First Nation to a famous European explorer will return home to Canada on Tuesday, March 20, thanks to a major gift.
Mar 19, 2012
Affordable housing elusive for new Canadians in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal
With housing prices at record levels, a University of British Columbia-led study finds that new Canadians are struggling to find adequate and affordable housing in the country’s three largest cities.
Mar 14, 2012
UBC gains nine more Canada Research Chairs valued at $10 million
The University of British Columbia has gained research strength in neuroscience, biotechnology, astronomy, anthropology and climate science with the appointment or renewal of nine UBC scholars as Canada Research Chairs.
Mar 13, 2012
One year later: UBC remembers Japan’s earthquake, explores lessons learned
UBC experts and community members are available to comment on the March 11 anniversary of Japan’s “triple disaster” – the earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant meltdown.
Mar 8, 2012
UBC Museum of Anthropology receives private ‘treasure’ of early Bill Reid works
An important collection of early works by one of Canada’s best loved artists, Bill Reid, can be seen by the public for the first time thanks to a major donation to UBC’s Museum of Anthropology (MOA) from Vancouver’s Friedman family.
Mar 5, 2012
One year after
Japan’s citizens are still reeling from what UBC Geography Prof. David Edgington calls “the triple disaster” of March 11, 2011. UBC Reports asked the Japan expert about clean-up efforts and the likelihood of a similar event in B.C.
Feb 29, 2012 - by Nick Lewis
Anniversary of Japan disaster: UBC Library exhibit supports reflection, healing
One year after a devastating triple disaster rocked Japan and shocked the world, UBC Library is commemorating the event with a multifaceted exhibition, providing context, reflection and healing.
Feb 29, 2012 - by Glenn Drexhage
UBC announces 2012 individual honorary degrees: Two former PMs, singer-songwriter among Vancouver campus recipients
Former Canadian prime ministers Joe Clark and Paul Martin and iconic singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie are among those receiving honorary degrees from UBC this year. Others who will receive the degrees at the Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia include a philanthropist for Buddhism studies, a globe-trotting husband-and-wife ethnobotanist team and a beloved symphony conductor.
Feb 14, 2012
Canadians and Americans are more similar than assumed
For many Canadians, comparing Canada and the U.S. is a national pastime, right up there with hockey and complaining about the weather.
Jul 7, 2011 - by By Basil Waugh
Library digitizes rare Japanese maps
A new online cultural resource is a reflection of UBC’s strong ties and support for a devastated country
Jun 2, 2011 - by By Glenn Drexhage
Emmy-winning 60 Minutes producer Peter Klein to lead UBC Graduate School of Journalism
Three-time Emmy winner Peter W. Klein will take the helm of the University of British Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism as Acting Director, starting on July 1, 2011.
May 18, 2011
UBC student wins Trudeau Scholarship
Lara Rosenoff, a PhD student studying anthropology at UBC, was named a 2011 Trudeau Scholar, one of Canada’s most coveted awards for social sciences and humanities graduate students.
May 17, 2011