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
UBC to double enrolment in midwifery education program
The University of British Columbia’s Midwifery Program – bolstered by increased funding from the Province of British Columbia – will double in size over the next five years, a move intended to augment the number of pregnancy and childbirth specialists in B.C.
May 4, 2012
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
New tool helps teachers use technology more effectively
A University of British Columbia researcher has piloted a tool to help elementary and secondary school science teachers get the most out of new classroom technologies.
Apr 14, 2012
Children teaching parents about Aboriginal culture: UBC study
In a unique role reversal, children in literacy programs for indigenous families are learning about Aboriginal culture and language and teaching it to their parents – many of whom are missing this knowledge because of Canada’s history of residential schools and child welfare removal policies. This reversal is identified in a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia.
Apr 14, 2012
UBC offers new $20,000 scholarships for Aboriginal students
The University of British Columbia has launched two new major entrance scholarships to help attract and support outstanding Canadian Aboriginal high school students to UBC.
Mar 21, 2012
UBC engineering students test 200-lb, 214-mpg car before international Shell competition
The UBC Supermileage Team will be testing its ultra light and super fuel efficient vehicle, the “Argo,” prior to an international competition in Houston, Texas.
Mar 15, 2012
Younger children in the classroom likely over-diagnosed with ADHD: UBC research
The youngest children in the classroom are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – and given medication – than their peers in the same grade, according to new research by the University of British Columbia.
Mar 5, 2012
Tangential Vancouverism exhibit offers playful, bold ideas on city’s future
Being the world’s “most liveable city” means different things to different people in Metro Vancouver. Curated by UBC graduate students Alexandra Kenyon and Alex Buss, the exhibition Tangential Vancouverism challenges the city to envision new ways to create density and diversity.
Mar 1, 2012
Student invention first to secure seed money from new UBC entrepreneurship fund
An invention developed by students in a joint Sauder School of Business–UBC Engineering undergraduate class is the first to secure seed money from a new University of British Columbia entrepreneurship fund.
Jan 31, 2012
UBC receives $2.2M from BMO for family business and dairy research education
The University of British Columbia welcomes a $2.2 million donation from BMO Financial Group to support education and outreach for successful family business as well as innovative research and education to benefit dairy farms – most of them family-run.
Nov 29, 2011
UBC engineering open house to showcase DNA testing, robots, wind tunnel and other highlights
UBC Engineering students and researchers are providing an insider’s view on how things work: from wind tunnel aerodynamics and robotics to nanotechnology and DNA testing.
Nov 25, 2011
UBC establishes significant new on-the-ground presence in India
The University of British Columbia is deepening its commitment to India by opening offices in Bangalore and New Delhi and establishing partnerships with leading universities and research institutions across India.
Nov 10, 2011
$2.5M gift from UBC alumni to create student engineering design centre
The University of British Columbia opens today on its Vancouver campus the Wayne and William White Engineering Design Centre, which will boost collaboration and hands-on innovation among students from 11 engineering disciplines.
Nov 2, 2011
2010 Winter Olympics provided economic and cultural boost
British Columbia’s economy grew in 2010 with new businesses, jobs and an increase in visitor spending, all likely related to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, says a University of British Columbia study that measured the impact of the Games.
Oct 25, 2011
UBC MBA ranked among world’s top programs for social, ethical and environmental leadership
The University of British Columbia’s MBA program ranks second in Canada and 24th among the “Top 100 MBAs” in the world in the recently released 2011-2012 Beyond Grey Pinstripes ranking, a biennial survey that evaluates leadership on social, environmental and ethical issues.
Sep 23, 2011
New UBC law building opens following Canada’s largest law school donor campaign
Today, UBC opened the country’s first new purpose-built university law school building in 30 years, a $56-million facility made possible by the largest private fundraising effort for a Canadian law school building.
Sep 23, 2011
UBC journalism project documents global pain crisis
In advance of a United Nations conference today on the global challenges of treating cancer and other diseases, the UBC Graduate School of Journalism has launched an ambitious multimedia site, The Pain Project, which documents one of the greatest challenges to treating chronic illnesses: severely constrained access to morphine.
Sep 19, 2011
UBC education experts ready to comment on back-to-school issues
UBC experts are available to comment on topical kindergarten to Grade 12 and post-secondary education issues.
Aug 25, 2011
Death anxiety prompts people to believe in intelligent design, reject evolution: UBC research
Researchers at the University of British Columbia and Union College (Schenectady, N.Y.) have found that people’s death anxiety can influence them to support theories of intelligent design and reject evolutionary theory.
Mar 30, 2011