QS rankings place UBC first in Canada for social impact, third globally overall
The University of British Columbia ranks first in Canada for social impact and second for environmental impact in the new Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings: Sustainability.
Oct 26, 2022
UBC researchers play pivotal role in confronting COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted challenges, exacerbated inequalities and sparked uncertainty for many. But one area of particular strength and inspiration is Canada’s research community and its response to the pandemic.
Sep 9, 2020
UBC tops global university impact rankings: Times Higher Education
The University of British Columbia is ranked number one in the world for taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts and ranked one in Canada for making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable, according to Times Higher Education (THE).
Apr 3, 2019
Move over oil, Big Data is the new fuel to run the world
The National Post spoke to Gail Murphy, UBC’s vice-president of research and innovation, for an article about Canada’s “supercluster” initiative, in which companies, academia and the non-profit sector will collaborate […]
Feb 27, 2019
B.C. universities using tech from China despite warnings
Times Colonist mentioned UBC in an article about Canadian universities’ use of technology from China. Political science professor Michael Byers said it’s not the role of universities to do security assessments […]
Dec 12, 2018
Huawei’s UBC partnership unchanged by company executive’s arrest
The Vancouver Sun reported that sponsored research projects between UBC and Huawei will continue. UBC’s vice-president of research and innovation Gail Murphy said in a statement that the university “is […]
Dec 10, 2018
Huawei arrest puts focus on Chinese company’s relationship with Canadian telecoms
A number of media outlets reported on the arrest of Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng. UBC is one of several Canadian universities that collaborate with Huawei on research projects. Gail Murphy, […]
Dec 7, 2018