Reading week? Let the life lessons begin
From building cat condos to creating digital totem poles, hundreds of UBC students will spend Reading Break out in the community.
Feb 13, 2014 - by Corey Allen with files from Patty Wellborn
Transit investments lead to healthier people
A new report spearheaded by UBC’s Lawrence Frank explores the relationship between transportation and health care.
Jul 4, 2013
Build it and they will come
New athletic facilities and partnerships make UBC a community sport magnet
Apr 3, 2013 - by Heather Amos
A missing link in Vancouver’s history
Shared past of Chinese farmers and Musqueam Nation unearthed by student Sarah Ling
Apr 3, 2013 - by Heather Amos
Health behind bars
Dr. Ruth Martin and former inmate Mo Korchinski fight for change for incarcerated women
Apr 3, 2013 - by By Brian Lin
UBC clubfoot treatment in Bangladesh gains $4.3M federal boost
Thousands of Bangladeshi infants born with clubfoot – in which the feet are turned inward and downward – will be cured of the debilitating condition, thanks to a project led by two University of British Columbia professors, and supported by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
Mar 15, 2013
UBC, SFU to further global sustainable mining practices through $25M Institute
The University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University will lead an international coalition to help developing countries benefit from their natural resources in environmentally and socially responsible ways.
Nov 23, 2012
Top Canadian, Indian institutions form $30M partnership to improve water and infrastructure safety, eradicate diseases
Scientists from the University of British Columbia, University of Alberta, University of Toronto and 11 leading institutions in India are joining forces to tackle urgent issues in both countries with a $30-million partnership.
Nov 6, 2012
UBC experts for U.S. election night
UBC experts are available after-hours to comment on the U.S. election results tomorrow night and Wednesday morning. Media and the public are also invited to a panel discussion of the results, which will be live-blogged.
Nov 6, 2012
Canadian veterans to benefit from UBC expansion of transition program
A University of British Columbia program to help former members of the Canadian military make the transition back to civilian life is expanding into a non-profit organization that will provide services across Canada.
Nov 2, 2012
Save your city!
UBC researchers have created a video game to help community members prepare for the impacts of climate change.
Nov 1, 2012 - by Basil Waugh
Good food. Good grades.
Place Vanier residence chef Steve Golob knows that healthy food keeps students alert in class.
Nov 1, 2012 - by Heather Amos
Faculty of Education kicks-off Year of Indigenous Education
UBC’s Faculty of Education kicks-off the Year of Indigenous Education with the Musqueam Lecture: Excellence in Education
Oct 11, 2012
UBC opens new $133M Pharmaceutical Sciences Building
The University of British Columbia today officially opens the new Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, a state-of-the-art learning and research facility that will enable UBC to graduate 224 new pharmacists per year by 2015 – a 47 per cent increase – and more than double the research space for drug discovery and health care innovation.
Sep 18, 2012
UBC send-off for Olympic athletes, coaches and support staff
Celebration for UBC athletes, coaches and support staff heading to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Jun 21, 2012
UBC research receives $2.9 million to improve nutrition of rural Cambodian women and children
The University of British Columbia and Helen Keller International of Cambodia have received $2.9 million from the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) for research to increase and diversify food production and nutrition for small, rural households in Cambodia.
Jun 20, 2012
UBC researcher wins 2012 Trudeau Foundation scholarship
Daniel Werb, senior research assistant at the Addiction and Urban Health Research Initiative (UHRI) at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), has been awarded the 2012 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship for his PhD research project investigating initiation and cessation of injection drug use among street youth in Vancouver.
May 15, 2012
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 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