UBC announces results of sport review, confirms varsity teams
The University of British Columbia announced today the result of the sport review of the 29 Vancouver campus varsity teams.
Feb 28, 2014
Stephen Toope to lead U of T’s Munk School of Global Affairs
UBC President Stephen Toope will serve as Director of U of T’s Munk School of Global Affairs starting January 1, 2015.
Jan 22, 2014
Vancouver School of Theology sells Iona Building to UBC
The Vancouver School of Theology and the University of British Columbia announced today that UBC will purchase from VST the 1927 stone-faced Iona Building.
Jan 7, 2014
UBC makes changes to strengthen sport review and reduce team uncertainty
The University of British Columbia needs to act now to ensure the future strength of its varsity programs, says Prof. Stephen J. Toope, president and vice chancellor.
Nov 26, 2013
Letter to the community from President Stephen Toope – Oct.29
Today UBC joined the RCMP for a press conference that revealed new, disturbing information about the spate of sexual assaults on our Vancouver campus.
Oct 29, 2013
UBC announces strategy to help boost economic impact of innovation in B.C.
In an address to the Vancouver Board of Trade, UBC President Stephen Toope unveiled a five-point strategy to help the University drive forward innovation in the B.C. economy.
Sep 11, 2013
Our Truth UBC
UBC President Stephen Toope and Dr. Linc Kesler on why UBC is suspending classes on Sept. 18 for Truth and Reconciliation events.
Sep 11, 2013
UBC and China’s Chongqing government sign landmark academic cooperation agreement
UBC has concluded an unprecedented, five-year strategic cooperation agreement with China’s Chongqing government.
Aug 26, 2013
HRH The Duke of York visits UBC
UBC and the Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation welcomed His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG, to dedicate the cornerstone of the new Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health.
May 17, 2013
Vancouver campus deploys new $5.1M ‘smart grid’ energy storage system
UBC President Stephen Toope today unveiled a new energy storage system, or prototype smart grid, created in partnership with Alpha Technologies Ltd. and Corvus Energy.
Apr 19, 2013
Stephen Toope to leave UBC presidency in June 2014
Professor Stephen Toope, the 12th president of the University of British Columbia, will leave on June 30, 2014 to pursue academic and professional interests in international law and international relations, UBC Board of Governors Chair Bill Levine announced today.
Apr 3, 2013
Rapid transit key to unlocking potential of UBC/Broadway corridor: study
The City of Vancouver and UBC today released a KPMG study that shows the employment and population of the UBC/Broadway corridor will grow by 150,000 in the next 30 years and a rail-based rapid transit system is needed to meet the corridor’s population growth and significant economic potential.
Feb 28, 2013
BC Skills deficit looming in 2016: More jobs than qualified people unless post-secondary capacity expanded
A skills shortage will hit British Columbia in 2016 and continue to grow, unless immediate action is taken to improve access to all types of post-secondary education – university, college and trades.
Jan 29, 2013
UBC and Fraunhofer Society enter $4.9 million clean energy partnership
A $4.9-million research partnership between UBC and Germany’s Fraunhofer Society – Europe’s largest applied research institution – will advance clean energy research in five critical areas, from wind energy to zero emission vehicles.
Jan 15, 2013
UBC president helps identify key steps to respond to growing Asia Pacific research strengths
The most dramatic new developments in science are taking place among nations in the Asia-Pacific and the phenomenon is changing the dynamic of science around the globe, according to three science and academic leaders from the U.S., Canada and Singapore.
Apr 10, 2012
President Stephen Toope urges local businesses to drive positive economic and community change through partnership
In his annual address to the Vancouver Board of Trade, Professor Stephen Toope, UBC President and Vice-Chancellor, will describe how the University’s approach to learning, research and intellectual property is fostering new opportunities for creative, world-changing partnerships.
Sep 14, 2011
UBC announces largest ever gift to Faculty of Medicine: $15M towards Centre for Brain Health
A $15 million gift from Vancouver philanthropist Djavad Mowafaghian will help create a new facility that integrates brain research and patient care.
Apr 4, 2011
UBC welcomes federal budget initiatives for universities
Today’s federal budget contains a range of initiatives to boost research, innovation, and the global profile of Canadian universities, said UBC President Prof. Stephen Toope.
Mar 22, 2011
Stephen Toope: Diversity improves our university and our country
The national flow of university students is a major nation-building contribution, creating lifelong personal links in every sphere of Canadian life.
Oct 18, 2010