$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
How to thrive at UBC: eight dimensions of well-being
Student leaders urge mental wellness by promoting a balanced life
Oct 5, 2011
Stress, anxiety, depression: just another part of student life… right?
Resources and tools can help students build healthy minds, the first step toward academic success.
Oct 5, 2011 - by By Heather Amos
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 launches Canada’s only journalism course to focus on First Nations and the media
The UBC Graduate School of Journalism has launched the only university journalism course in Canada dedicated to improving the quality of Aboriginal representation by the news media.
Sep 7, 2011
More B.C. students than ever on track for UBC degree
The University of British Columbia is serving more B.C. students on its campuses and seeing strong growth for the seventh straight year in the Okanagan.
Sep 6, 2011
UBC's Vancouver campus comes alive with Canada's largest one-day orientation program
First-day classes at UBC’s Vancouver campus have been replaced with orientation activities for the majority of the more than 37,000 undergraduate students.
Sep 2, 2011
Back to school and in the cloud
Big ideas at UBC are transcending geographic boundaries and connecting people at megabyte speed.
Sep 1, 2011
Sustainability learning by osmosis
If you are a student in Vancouver, check your class schedule. You may be among the first students to study in North America’s greenest building this fall.
Sep 1, 2011
Learning out of the box
Classes, homework and exams don’t have to be the only part of your university experience. UBC students in Vancouver or Kelowna can also learn through work, while volunteering, on a different continent or by getting involved in a community project.
Sep 1, 2011
Engineering students “travel” the world to embrace ambiguity
If you think a trek from the Bus Loop to class is arduous, try traveling halfway around the world. That’s what students in the Applied Science 263: Technology and Development course do every week—metaphorically speaking, that is.
Sep 1, 2011 - by By Lorraine Chan
New tool measures sustainability of sports events
UBC is pioneering a concept of the university as a living laboratory for sustainability, where academic and operational sectors collaborate to address pressing global sustainability challenges.
Sep 1, 2011 - by By Basil Waugh
World, meet the Okanagan
More students from around the world are experiencing Canadian living at UBC’s Okanagan campus.
Sep 1, 2011 - by By Paul Marck
Students encounter a new level of diversity on campus. How do they learn from it?
Sep 1, 2011 - by By Heather Amos
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
UBC named hosting games partner for the 2014 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games
The University of British Columbia (UBC) welcomes the announcement today that the 2014 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games will be held in Vancouver and that the University will be the host venue for the competition being held from July 8 to 12, 2014. The Games will feature athletes with an intellectual disability from across the country going for gold in 11 sports.
Aug 3, 2011
Student teams from across Canada race robots at UBC
Event: UBC Thunderbird Robotics hosts 7th annual International Autonomous Robot Racing Competition and Exhibition Date: Saturday, July 23, 2011 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Exhibition of latest in robotic […]
Jul 22, 2011
UBC students mobilize for Rumana Monzur as she undergoes care
University of British Columbia masters student Rumana Monzur is receiving medical treatment in Vancouver but further procedures will be required to determine how much, if any, of her sight can be restored.
Jul 14, 2011
Putting students to work
Close to 500 students get summer jobs at UBC through Work Study and Work Learn Programs
Jul 7, 2011 - by By Heather Amos